MOANA | British Board of Film Classification
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MOANA <span>[3D]</span> artwork


Type of media Video

Approved Running time 107m 30s

Release date 26/01/2017

Ratings Info mild threat

Genre(s) Adventure, Animation, Children

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)

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 16/01/2017

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.


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.


Title Information
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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Submitted run time
107m 30s
BBFC reference
Note to parents
This version of the film is displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find this a more intense experience

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles


Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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