Blu-ray Review

Blu-ray Review: MOANA (2016): How Disney Says You’re Welcome


Moana (2016) Blu-ray Review, a Walt Disney Animation Studios movie directed by John Musker and Ron Clements and starring Auli’i Cravalho as Moana, Dwayne Johnson as Maui, Jemaine Clement as Tomato, Alan Tudyk as Heihei and Rachel House as Gramma Tala

Release Date: March 7, 2017


The main character will be Moana Waialiki, a sea voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey. The film will also include demi-gods and spirits taken from real mythology.

Disc Specifications

Run Time: Approx. 107 minutes


Format: Blu-Ray

Blu-ray Bonus Content

Theatrical Short Film: Inner Workings (1080p, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)
Maui Mini-Movie: Gone Fishing (1080p, Dolby Digital 2.0, 2:29)
Voice of the Islands (1080p, 31:13)
Things You Didn’t Know About… (1080p)
Mark, Opetaia, & Lin-Manuel (1:57)
The Elements Of… (1080p)
– Mini-Maui (3:34)
– Water (4:38)
– Lava (2:56)
– Hair (3:05): As the title suggests, this piece looks at digitally animated complex character hair. A whole lot more goes into it than one might imagine!
They Know the Way: Making the Music of Moana (1080p, 12:37)
Deleted Song: “Warrior Face” with Introduction by Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda (1080p, 3:41)
Fishing for Easter Eggs (1080p, 2:52)
Deleted Scenes (1080p, 25:56 total runtime)
“How Far I’ll Go” Performed by Alessia Cara (1080p, 3:04): A music video.
“How Far I’ll Go” Around the World (1080p, 2:44)
Audio Commentary

Audio, Video, and Plot Assessment


Rating: 9/10

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About the author

Mathieu Brunet

My name is Mathieu Brunet (it's French) and I have been an independent film critic for the past 5 years. My passion is animation and I've been writing and making my own video reviews of animated features on my YouTube channel (ElectricDragon505), which now has about 55,000 subscribers, housing videos with total views over 20,000,000. I am the creator of Electric Dragon Productions which includes AniMat's Reviews and AniMat's Classic Reviews.

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