Moana (2016) Movie Review, Ratings, Cast and Crew, Box Office Prediction, Audience Response

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Moana Movie Review

Animated movies are something that all generation enjoy, and due to this mass audience, it becomes beneficial for filmmakers to gain a good revenue in the box office. Animated movies attract the audience because of their catchy storyline and commendable visual effects. Moana is a 3D animated fantasy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker and co-directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. Considering Walt Disney movies Wreck-It Ralph,  Frozen and Toy Story have been the viewers favourite and therefore it is quite evident that this movie is going to be something that we would look forward to. Disney has always come up with yet another animated film that would have a lovely message at the end of the film which would reach out to the younger generation.

Moana (2016) Movie Review

Walt Disney has been producing animated films since 1923, and it has been reigning the worldwide box office since the 1950s. Movies like The Lion King, Mulan, Pinocchio and Bambi have set the mark of excellence when it comes to classic animated films. Therefore, with regards to the story of this animated film Moana, the protagonist of the movie is an adventurous teenager who is out on a mission to save her people. Moana is accompanied by demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest. Together, they embark on a journey that is filled with twists and turns and at the end Moana fulfils her quest of her ancestors and discovers her own identity. Apparently, this is a movie which is based on a journey of life, one’s own identity and therefore it would be a perfect watch for kids and adult as well.

Moana (2016) Rating

With regards to the rating of the critics, the movie Moana got a rating of 98% based on 147 reviews by Rotten Tomatoes and an average rating of 7.9/10 by Wikipedia . With such a positive rating there is no doubt that the movie will be doing great in terms of the box office collection in India as well. The superb visual effect gained the movie 4.5 out of 10 and the story gained a thumbs up from the audience and critics alike.

Moana (2016) Cast & Crew

  • Auli’i Cravalho as Moana Waialiki
  • Dwayne Johnson as Maui,
  • Rachel House as Gramma Tala
  • Temuera Morrison as Chief Tui Waialiki


  • Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker
  • Produced by Osnat Shurer
  • Screenplay by Jared Bush
  • Story by Ron Clements and John Musker
  • Production companies- Walt Disney Pictures Walt Disney Animation Studios

Moana (2016) Box Office Prediction

Made with a whopping budget of 150 million USD this movie has a star cast including Dwayne Johnson and Auli’i Cravalho who have lent their voice which is bringing out the actions of the characters in the movie. With its official release in the United States on November 23, 2016, the movie did fairly well at the box office. The movie is scheduled to be released in India on 2nd December, and the critics feel that the movie will be doing pretty well in the international box office as well. As of November 29, 2016, Moana has bagged a collection of  $87.6 million in North America and $17.2 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $104.8 million. Internationally, the film earned $17.2 million in its first weekend, and the maximum collection came from China. Considering the success of the movie in regards to the box office collection, the analysers feel that the movie Moana will bag a collection of close to 2 crores on its first day of release.

Moana (2016) Audience Response

The trailer of the movie got a lot of likes on YouTube which is apparent with the fact that the audience in India would love the movie just like the audience abroad. Therefore, it would be interesting to find out how the audience responds to the film with the release of the movie in the theatres this Friday.

Watch the Trailer of Moana Here

Wrap Up

In conclusion, we anticipate the release of this animated 3D movie Moana which will be hitting the theatres on 2nd December, and we do expect that the film will do great in terms of the box office collection along with being an audience favourite. It would be interesting to find out about the movie and for that stay hooked to fabnewz!

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