Moana (2016)

Beautifully-animated, buoyant in fresh characters + voice acting, and important in Polynesian cultural representation and empowering messages across islands on a new-age mythological odyssey, Moana [despite at-times juvenile humor] is one of Disney/Pixar’s best films yet. 8.7/10.

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

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