Disney Animation Studio’s latest movie, Moana, is an original story about the daughter (and probably soon to be an official Disney princess) of a village chief who is attempting to save her people from disaster. This story takes place on an island in the Pacific in a past era and incorporates a lot of Polynesian mythology.
Chief Nui, Moana’s father is grooming her to become the leader of the village, but her heart is inexplicably drawn to the ocean. Only when her grandmother reveals to her the village’s history of being voyagers and the story of how the demigod Maui stole the “heart” of Island Goddess Te Fiti, does she realize that she must journey across the ocean in order to save her people.
Trying to navigate the ocean on her own, she encounters a storm and washes up on an island where she encounters Continue Reading →