Moana is a FAN FAVE in the McClelland household.
I mean, a TRUE fan fave.
My daughter Victoria actually thinks she is Moana.
Ever since we saw the movie my daughter has been singing all the songs from Moana. If we’re in the car, she sings. If we’re at my parents house, she sings. If we’re at home, she sings. if we’re on the pool deck, she sings. Even at the young age of 3 years old, she’s already memorized some of the lyrics! It really is the cutest thing in the entire world!
Yup, that was her serenading her brother Henry.
I have (literally) been scouring YouTube and ANY WEBSITE I CAN FIND for Moana clips, songs, photos, anything for my Victoria! She’s that obsessed with the movie.
I’m THRILLED to share with all fellow Moana fans that today (3/7) the movie is available on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand! That’s right, you can now enjoy the magic and beauty of Moana at home and bring this beautiful tale to life whenever you want! When we got our copy, I needed to pry it from my daughter’s hands! She just wanted to hold it, I kept telling her – just wait till I open it up and see what you get!
I feel in love with the movie for 3 reasons:
1. I loved the strength of Moana. She has a dream and a goal and a passion and she wants to go after it. I love seeing strong female roles for my daughter.
2. I love that she’s so close to her family. Family is a BIG thing for me and I appreciate the devotion she feels for them.
3. I loved learning about the Polynesian culture. I left the theater with a good feeling in my heart, with a happiness. It was such a beautifully made film and the music was just exceptional!
If you haven’t seen Moana yet, you’re in for a BIG treat! In a nutshell, Moana is the sweeping story of a spirited teenager who sets sail on a daring adventure to save her people, starring newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of brave and tenacious Moana and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the larger-than-life demigod Maui. I didn’t know the Rock could sing!! He was amazing!
What’s so exciting about the release of Moana is that there are hours of extensive and entertaining bonus offerings on the Blu-ray. It was awesome to see all these “extras,” especially as a true fan of Moana because you’re able to continue the magic of Moana. You’re able to continue the story that you love so much. It’s such a special film, so to see so much more included is just incredible for families!
What kind of bonus offerings can you expect?
Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & Digital 3D/HD/SD:
• Theatrical Short Film: “Inner Workings” – With introduction by the filmmakers, is the story of the internal struggle between a man’s pragmatic, logical side and his free-spirited, adventurous half. Created by a small team at Walt Disney Animation Studios in a unique, fast-paced style that blends CG and traditional hand-drawn animation, the short explores the importance of finding balance in daily life.
• Maui Mini-Movie: “Gone Fishing” – When Maui decides it’s time to take charge of the ocean and catch his next meal, Moana must show him the error of his ways … with a little help from her friends!
• Voice of the Islands – An in-depth look at how Pacific Island people and cultures inspired the filmmakers to create the story of “Moana.”
• Things You Didn’t Know About …
o Meet the stars of “Moana” in this dynamic Q&A featuring Dwayne Johnson, newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho, and famed animation directors Ron and John.
o Meet the musical team behind “Moana” in this fascinating Q&A featuring Opetaia Foa‘i, Mark Mancina and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
• Island Fashion – Find out how costume designer Neysa Bové took on the unique challenge of creating costumes using materials and techniques native to the islands of Oceania.
• They Know the Way: Making the Music of “Moana” – Musicians Opetaia Foa‘I, Marc Mancina and Lin-Manuel Miranda take us on a personal journey through their involvement in the movie and how it changed their lives.
• Fishing for Easter Eggs – Dive deep into the ocean and fish for the Easter Eggs hidden by the animators at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
• The Elements of … – This series of four mini-docs explores the technical achievements behind some of the ground-breaking effects used in the film.
1. Mini Maui – Meet “Mini Maui,” Maui’s tattoo sidekick. Animated by legendary hand-drawn animator Eric Goldberg, we explore how the 2D world collides with CG animation to bring the demigod’s tattoos to life.
2. Water – In the movie, the ocean is a character. This piece explores how the water is given a personality, along with the technical feats of creating a believable ocean landscape farther than the eye can see.
3. Lava – Te Kā is a creature made of lava, smoke and fire. This piece dives into the challenges of making an animated creature of massive scale brought to fiery life by character, technical and effects animators.
4. Hair – One of the greatest technical achievements of the film was the animation of the beautiful, curly hair on Moana and Maui. Take a look at the hair-raising detail that goes into animating each strand, adding performance to the movie that has never been seen before.
• Deleted Song: “Warrior Face” – With introduction by songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda.
• Deleted Scenes – Ron and John introduce the following deleted scenes: Race the Wind/Ties that Bind; Discussing Moana’s Future; Under the Sea; Grandmother’s Warning/Legend of Maui; Education of Moana; Father, Daughter, Boat; and Canoe Race.
• Music Video: “How Far I’ll Go” – Performed by Alessia Cara.
• “How Far I’ll Go Around the World” – Multi-language reel of the song “How Far I’ll Go.”
• Audio Commentary – With directors Ron and John.
• Theatrical Short Film: “Inner Workings,” Music Video: “How Far I’ll Go” and Audio Commentary
My daughter’s favorite was the music video “How Far I’ll Go” by Alessia Cara. It was just so beautiful! This song is Victoria’s FAVORITE!! So she (of course) wanted to watch it over and over and over again! Not to mention, it was fabulous checking out the song “Warrior Face!” I’m such a ginormous Lin-Manuel Miranda fan, so this was really fun to see!
My favorite was watching Voice of the Islands – an in-depth look at how Pacific Island people and cultures inspired the filmmakers to create the story of “Moana.” This to me was incredible. It was amazing seeing the research that went into making Moana. This piece touched my heart and I know it will do the same for you, too.
Make sure you grab your copy TODAY!
Disclosure: Press Trip.