Fun Facts & Quotes from Disney’s Moana Movie

Looking for great movies to watch over Thanksgiving break? Whet your appetite for Disney’s latest family film with our favorite Moana movie quotes & trivia!

In celebration of Disney’s latest family film, we’re sharing our favorite Moana movie quotes & trivia! If you haven’t heard the buzz or seen the trailers, Moana is an upcoming computer-animated musical, fantasy, comedy, adventure movie that is due to hit theaters on November 23, 2016. For those struggling to find fun activities to keep kids busy during the Thanksgiving break, the timing couldn’t be better.

The movie showcases  the adventure of Moana, a young tribe princess and Maui, a legendary demigod, as they set out to discover an island that has some strange secrets. Auli’I Cravalho voices the role of Moana and Dwayne Johnson voices the role of Maui. Here are some of our favorite Moana movie quotes and fun facts!

First, make this Moana Inspired Punch and then read more about this upcoming movie!

Hosting a party inspired by Disney's latest princess? Check out our non-alcoholic Moana punch recipe for kids that adults will love just as much!

Moana Movie Trivia

  • Moana is the 56th feature film for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Their first movie was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was released on December 21, 1937.
  • The directors on the movie are John Musker and Ron Clements. They have also directed 6 other movies together including the 1986 The Great Mouse Detective, the 1989 The Little Mermaid, the 1992 Aladdin, the 1997 Hercules, the 2002 Treasure Planet and the 2009 The Princess and the Frog.
  • The main role of Moana is being voiced by Auli’I Cravalho. She is a 15-year-old girl who was born in Oahu, Hawaii. She was actually the last person to audition for the role of Moana. This is the first movie she has appeared in.

  • In Italy, the movie title is Oceania and the main character is called Vaiana. The change was made by Disney Italy, due to the fact that in Italy the name Moana is usually associated with adult movie actress named Moana Pozzi.
  • Moana is Disney’s very first Polynesian princess. To prepare for the film and better understand the culture, Disney sent a team to the South Pacific for two weeks to meet with tribe chiefs and other experts.
  • The movie went through a whopping 700 drafts to get to the one we’ll see in theaters on November 23rd.

Our Favorite Moana Movie Quotes

Voiceover from Gramma Tala at the beginning of the official movie trailer, laying out the premise for the movie:

Gramma Tala- “For generations, this peaceful island has been home to our family, but beyond our reef a great danger is coming. Legend tells of a hero who will journey to find the Maui, and together the demigod Maui, and together they will save us all.”

Conversation between Maui and Moana:

Maui- “We’ve got to go through a whole ocean of bad. Ever defeat a lava monster?”

Moana- “No. Have you?”

Maui, talking to Moana:Maui- “Do you know who Maui is? Only the greatest demigod in all of the pacific islands. With his magical fishhook he slowed down the sun, pulled islands out of the sea, battled monsters, and I should know, because I’m Maui.”

Conversation between Moana and Maui:

Moana- “Maui, shapeshifter, demigod of the wind and the sea, let’s save the world.”

Maui- “I’m not going on a mission with some kid.”

Moana- “You’d be a hero. That’s what you’re all about, right?”

Conversation between Moana and Maui:

Moana- “We’re going to the realm of monsters.”

Maui- “Don’t worry, it’s a lot further down than it looks.”

Are you going to see this Disney movie in theaters? Have you heard any fun facts or great Moana movie quotes? Share in the comments!

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