Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces its newest princess Wednesday in Moana. The CG-animated movie follows the adventurous teen (Auli'i Cravalho) as she sails out on a daring mission to save her people and find her identity. Along the way, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, the unlikely duo sails across the open ocean, encountering monsters and much more.
Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (the creative forces behind Disney's The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet and The Princess and The Frog), Moana features new music from Opetaia Foa'I, Mark Mancina and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger and Alan Tudyk round out the cast.
Moana is rated PG.
Here's what critics are saying about the movie: