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MOANA (2016)

MOANA <span>(2016)</span> artwork

MOANA (2016)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 113

Release dates 26/01/2017, 24/01/2017, 28/12/2016, 02/12/2016

BBFCInsight mild threat

Genre(s) Comedy, Children, Animation

Director(s) Ron Clements,John Musker

Cast includes Dwayne Johnson (voice), Auli'i Cravalho (voice), Alan Tudyk (voice), Jemaine Clement (voice), Nicole Scherzinger (voice), Temuera Morrison (voice)

Summary MOANA is an animated feature about a young girl who ventures out to sea on a mission to save the future of the people of the Pacific island on which she lives. The feature is preceded by a short animation called INNER WORKINGS which is about the internal struggle between a man's pragmatic and impulsive sides.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 22/11/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MOANA is an animated feature about a young girl who ventures out to sea on a mission to save the future of the people of the Pacific island on which she lives. The feature is preceded by a short animation called INNER WORKINGS which is about the internal struggle between a man's pragmatic and impulsive sides.

Threat

There are scenes of mild threat in which the central character and her companion face danger from natural sources, such as stormy seas, as well as fantastical creatures, such as a giant lava monster, tiny piratical coconuts and people-eating plants. Some of these scenes are sustained, and the creatures have scary appearances, but the accent is on the excitement of the adventures, as well as the bravery and resourcefulness displayed by the characters in overcoming the dangers. The threat is also relieved by the comic elements in the story and the characters' behaviour.

There is also a scene in which a character talks about his parents not wanting him and being abandoned out at sea, but the audience is aware of his survival and the character receives immediate reassurance and support from a companion.

There is very mild bad language which includes uses of 'butt', 'heinie', 'screwed up' and a truncated "son of a ...". There is mild emotional upset when an older character passes away. In the short animation that precedes the feature, a character has comic visions of stepping into a coffin, and there is also very mild rude humour when he is shown going to the toilet just after waking up.

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Details

Title
MOANA
Year
2016
Formats
Cinema, 3D Cinema, DVD, 3D DVD
Distributor(s)
WDSMP UK,Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
06/02/2017
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF340790
Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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