Moana (2016 film)

2016 American computer animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios
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Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 56th Disney animated feature film. The film is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and co-directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. The film features music written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa'i and Mark Mancina.

The film tells the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of the chief of a Polynesian tribe, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. When a blight strikes her island, Moana sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in hopes to save her people.

Moana was released theatrically in the United States on November 23, 2016.


  • [to the Ocean] Um... What?! I said "help me"! And wrecking my boat!? Not helping! [she kicks, but the Ocean recedes, causing her to fall on her back] Fish pee in you all day! So... [grunts in irritation]
  • Hey! Lemme out! You lying, slimy son of a…!
  • I am Moana of Motunui. Aboard my boat, I'll sail across the sea, and restore the heart of Te Fiti.
  • We were voyagers...(realized) We were voyagers...(running in the hill)WE WERE VOYAGERS, WE WERE VOYAGERS, WE WERE VOYAGERRRRS!(running back to her Gramma) when do we stop?


  • [from trailer] Nothin"? Really? What's a demigod gotta do?
  • [offscreen] I am still falling!
  • If you start singing, I'm gonna throw up.
  • [holding HeiHei by the neck, breaking the 4th wall] Boatsnack!
  • You're welcome.
  • [to Mini-Maui] No mortal's gonna jump into the Realm of-- [Moana lands on him, bounces off of him and tumbles down a cliff] Well, she's dead.


Chief Tui: NO ONE goes beyond the REEF!

[While trying to sail beyond the reef into the open sea, Moana gets her boat wrecked and her foot jammed in the corals and bruised. Washed back onto the shore, Moana is spotted by Gramma Tala]
Gramma Tala: Whatever just happened, blame it on the pig.

Moana: [to Gramma Tala] ...Why are you acting weird?
Gramma Tala: I'm the village crazy lady. That's my job.

[As Chief Tui storms off, Moana follows him]
Moana: You told me to help our people! This is how we can help our people! [Chief Tui grabs the torch] Dad, what are you doing?
Chief Tui: I should've burned those boats a long time ago.
Moana: No! Don't! We have to find Maui. We have to restore the heart!
Chief Tui: [angrily snatches Te Fiti's heart] There is no heart! This... THIS IS JUST A ROCK!
Moana: No!
[Chief Tui throws Te Fiti's heart out, but Moana picks it up. Then he and Moana find Gramma Tala's cane.]
The Villager: [blowing horn to call Chief Tui] Chief! It's your mother! [Chief Tui and Moana gasp and run back to Tala's home where she is laid on her deathbed]
Chief Tui: [shocked] Mother! [sighs and turns to the doctor] What can be done?
The Villager: I don't know.
Gramma Tala: [weakly] Go.
Moana: [tears up] Gramma? [she leans closer to hear what Gramma Tala is saying]
Gramma Tala: Go.
Moana: Not now. I can't.
Gramma Tala: You must! The ocean chose you. Follow the fish hook...
Moana: Gramma.
Gramma Tala: [continues] And when you find Maui, you grab him by his ear. You say, "I am Moana of Motunui! You will board my boat, sail across the sea, and restore the heart of Te Fiti!"
Moana: [tearing up more] I can't leave you.
Gramma Tala: There is nowhere you could go where I won't be with you. Go.

Maui: Boat! [grabs Moana's boat] A boat! The Gods have given me a- [sees Moana, screams]
Moana: [clears throat] Maui, shapeshifter, demigod of the wind and sea. I am Moana of–
Maui: Hero of men.
Moana: [confused] W-what?
Maui: It's actually "Maui, shapeshifter, demigod of the wind and sea, hero of men". I interrupted. From the top. "Hero of men." Go.
Moana: [beat] I am Moana of–
Maui: Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry. "And women." "Men and women." Both. All. Not a "guy/girl" thing. You know, Maui is a hero to all. You're doing great.
Moana: [pointing at Maui with her oar] What? No! I'm here to–
Maui: Oh! Of course! Of course! Yes! Yes, yes, yes! Maui always has time for his fans. [Maui takes Moana's oar, and pulls Heihei out of the sand. He uses Heihei's beak to sign the oar] When you use a bird to write with, it's called tweeting. [throws Heihei over his shoulder and hands the oar back to Moana] I know. Not every day you get a chance to meet your hero. [Moana whacks Maui in the gut with her oar. Maui doubles over, and Moana grabs him by the ear.]
Moana: You are not my hero, and I'm not here so you can sign my oar! I'm here because you stole the heart of Te Fiti...and you will board my boat... sail across the sea and put it back!
Maui: Um...Yeah. That almost sounded like you don’t like me which is impossible because I got stuck here for a thousand years trying to get the heart as a gift for you mortals! So you can have the power to create life itself. Yeah. So what I believe you are trying to say is thank you.
Moana: Thank you?!
Maui: You’re welcome!

Maui: [from trailer] Do you know who Maui is? Only the greatest demi-god of all the Pacific Islands! With his magic fish hook, he slowed down the sun! Pulled islands out of the sea! Battled monsters! And I should know... because I'm Maui. [to Mini Maui tattoo] Hey! Let me do this please.

Moana: Teach me to sail!
Maui: Pfft.
Moana: My job is to deliver Maui across the great ocean. I should– [she nearly falls over, but catches herself] I should be sailing.
Maui: It's called "wayfinding", princess. It's not just sails and knots, it's seeing where you're going in your mind. Knowing where you are by knowing where you've been.
Moana: Okay, first, I'm not a princess. I'm the daughter of the chief.
Maui: Same difference.
Moana: No.
Maui: If you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you're a princess. You are not a wayfinder. You will never be a wayfinder. You will never be a way... [the ocean sticks him with a blow dart and he collapses mid-sentence] Really? Blow dart to my butt cheek? You are a bad person.
Moana: If you can talk, you can teach. Wayfinding. Lesson one. Hit it.
Maui: [groans] Pull the sheet. [Moana reaches for a line.] Not the sheet.

Maui: [cannonballing into the Realm of Monsters] I am still falling!
[Moana, covered in sparkling seashells, is snatched up by Tamatoa]
Tamatoa: Oohoo, hoo, hoo, hoo. What have we here? It's a sparkly, shiny... Wait a minute. [tosses Moana into the air, making her lose the seashells covering her] Ugh...It's a human! What're you doing down here in the Realm of the Mons–? [Tamatoa's eyes are twitching, causing Moana to look back and forth between them] Just pick an eye, babe. I can't...I can't concentrate on what I'm saying if you keep- Yeah, pick one. Pick one!

[After Te Kā hits Maui's hook, sending him and Moana flying far away in the ocean. Moana looks at Heihei who is okay. Then at Maui who is sadly looking down at the ocean.]
Moana: Are you okay? [Maui doesn't respond] Maui?
[Maui turns around and shows Moana his cracked hook]
Maui: [glowering at his cracked hook] I told you to turn back.
Moana: I thought we could make it.
Maui: "We"?
Moana: I thought...I could make it. We can fix it.
Maui: It was made by the gods. You can't "fix it"!
Moana: Next time, we'll be more careful. Te Kā was stuck on the barrier islands. It's lava. It can't go in the water. We can find another way around.
Maui: I'm not going back.
Moana: What? We still have to restore the heart!
Maui: My hook is cracked. One more hit and it's over.
Moana: Maui, you have to restore the heart!
Maui: Without my hook, I am nothing.
Moana: That's NOT true.
Maui: [angrily] WITHOUT MY HOOK, I AM NOTHING!!!
[Moana is frightened from Maui's outburst. He drops the heart of Te Fiti on the boat, but Moana picks it up]
Moana: We are only here because you stole the heart in the first place!
Maui: [briefly looks down in guilt] No, we're here because the ocean told you you’re special and you believed it.
Moana: I am Moana of Motunui. You will board my boat...
Maui: Goodbye, Moana.
Moana: [voice breaking] Sail across the sea...
Maui: I'm not killing myself, so you can prove you’re something you're not!
Moana: And restore the heart of Te Fiti! The ocean chose me!
Maui: It chose wrong. [Maui tries to transform, but his hook crackles and shocks him] Ugh! (Stupid hook!) [He transforms himself into a hawk and flies away]
Moana: Maui! [Maui ignores her. She looks down in despair. A few moments later, the ocean rises up to look at her.] Why did you bring me here? [beat] I'm not the right person. [holds out the heart of Te-fiti to the ocean] You have to choose someone else. [heartbroken] Choose someone else! Please... [the ocean finally takes it, and it falls through to the bottom of the ocean. Moana falls to her knees, sobbing and as Moana is crying, Te-Ka destroyed all of Moana's world.


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