Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island's fisherman can't catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess Te Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return To Fiti's heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology.


In Other Languages

Language Title
Spanish Vaiana
Portuguese Vaiana
Latin Spanish Moana: Un Mar de Aventuras
Brazilian Portuguese Moana: Um Mar de Aventuras
Japanese モアナと伝説の海
Chinese 海洋奇缘
Korean 모아나
Thai ผจญภัยตำนานหมู่เกาะทะเลใต้
French Vaiana: La Legende Du Bout Du Monde
German Vaiana: Das Paradies hat einen Haken
Italian Oceania

Production timeline

  • July 10, 2013: Development of Moana dates back to this date, when it was announced along with Zootopia and "Giants".
  • December 4, 2013: With Zootopia scheduled for release on March 4, 2016, this left Moana and "Giants" with an earliest release date of November 23, 2016.
  • October 20, 2014: Walt Disney Animation Studios officially gave Moana the November 23, 2016 release date, leaving "Giants" with March 9, 2018 at the earliest.
  • August 14, 2015: Some footage from the film was unveiled at the next D23 Expo.

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Teaser trailer Worldwide June 12, 2016
Theatrical trailer Worldwide September 15, 2016
Original theatrical USA November 23, 2016
Original theatrical Argentinina/Chilelan October 14, 2017
Digital HD USA February 21, 2017
Blu-ray Disc/DVD USA March 7, 2017
Blu-ray Disc/DVD Argentinina/Chilelan August 10, 2018
Cable television USA January 11, 2019

Home video release

Main article: Moana (Blu-ray/DVD)




Trailers for Moana

Moana Official US Teaser Trailer

The teaser trailer for Moana, as seen on Finding Dory, The Secret Life of Pets, Ice Age: Collision Course and Season 5 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It also would have played on The Smurfs 3, had it been released on August 5, 2016.


Moana Official Trailer

The official trailer for Moana, as seen on Storks and Season 6 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

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