Who Is Moana?
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Who Is Moana?

A summary of everything we know so far.

Who Is Moana?
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Whoever she is, she's almost here. This greatly-anticipated new Disney movie is sailing into a theater near you on November 23rd, 2016—just in time for Thanksgiving break!

So what do we know about Moana so far? According to Disney, her story is set on Motunui Island in the ancient Oceania, which is a region of islands in the Pacific Ocean. This would make Moana the first Polynesian Disney Princess, but, is she actually a princess?

Disney came out with the news that the film "Moana" will not contain a love story, so she won't attain the princess title by marriage. Does that mean Moana actually came from a royal family?

That question was answered the other day—we met Moana's parents! Their names are Tui and Sina. It turns out Tui, her father, is chief of their island, and very overprotective of his only daughter. Sina however is a little more sympathetic to her daughter's adventurous nature.

Which brings us to the film's plot—adventures! According to what Disney has released so far, Moana sets off on a quest with a demigod—half man, half deity—named Maui. Maui is something of a fallen hero, and Moana motivates him to go out and right his wrongs. He wields a powerful fish-hook, and has the ability to shape-shift. Check him out!

Moana and Maui are assisted on their journey by some other cute and quirky characters! Meet Pua the pig, and Heihei the rooster. They don't say very much, but they're super cute, and seem like the ultimate supportive friends—and that's really all you need!

We also got a first look at Moana's grandmother—Gramma Tala. From what we've heard so far, she's a fun, adorable, crazy old lady. We can predict some of the film's best lines will come from her.

Finally, we also got a first look at the villain of the story at this year's D23 Expo. We got to see a really sinister volcano-man who looks to be holding Moana. Creepy!

But wait, there's more! We are also introduced to a giant, 50 foot crustacean-thing named Tamatoa. He's conceited, selfish, desperate to rise above his station, and apparently has a real hankering for Maui's fish hook. Additionally, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted during his process of creating the music of "Moana" a few months ago, saying:

"Bahaha, if I pull off half of what I'm attempting with this new Disney villain tune, you're going to be very happy."

So it looks like this guy is going to have one awesomemusical number!

I'm sure we'll all be satisfied.

I'm sure Disney will come out with some more info soon. Until then, we get to wait, and dream about what this amazing new Disney movie will have in store for us.

November 23 cannot come fast enough!

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