Moana- Disney does Polynesian Myth

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Moana- Disney does Polynesian Myth

Postby Q99 » 2016-11-27 08:53pm

I saw Moana, and I loved it! As a mythology fan, it was nice to see Polynesian myth highlighted, and apparently quite faithfully.

Disney actually formed a scholarly and cultural trust of Polynesians to make sure they got things right

Plus it just continues Disney Animated's string of hits (98% at rotten tomatoes). Even among the recent batch of good ones, it's pretty high up there in my book.


Who else has caught it?

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Re: Moana- Disney does Polynesian Myth

Postby Iroscato » 2016-11-27 09:19pm

It does look visually striking, and The Rock is always a win. I may check this out after Arrival, Disney's on a stellar run of late.
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Re: Moana- Disney does Polynesian Myth

Postby Q99 » 2016-11-29 05:30am

Chimaera wrote:It does look visually striking, and The Rock is always a win. I may check this out after Arrival, Disney's on a stellar run of late.


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Re: Moana- Disney does Polynesian Myth

Postby madd0ct0r » 2016-11-29 07:41am

Q99 wrote:I saw Moana, and I loved it! As a mythology fan, it was nice to see Polynesian myth highlighted, and apparently quite faithfully.

Disney actually formed a scholarly and cultural trust of Polynesians to make sure they got things right

Plus it just continues Disney Animated's string of hits (98% at rotten tomatoes). Even among the recent batch of good ones, it's pretty high up there in my book.


Who else has caught it?



They kinda had to form a trust - those guys took on Lego over Bionicle and won, they've beaten the corps by copywriting their own myths :)
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Re: Moana- Disney does Polynesian Myth

Postby Majin Gojira » 2016-12-03 11:15am

I like that the "Giant Eagle" form of Maui is in fact Haast's Eagle, the largest eagle to ever live.
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Re: Moana- Disney does Polynesian Myth

Postby Q99 » 2016-12-04 11:14pm

Majin Gojira wrote:I like that the "Giant Eagle" form of Maui is in fact Haast's Eagle, the largest eagle to ever live.


Ooh, I didn't know that... and it's from New Zealand too, so fitting!


The movie's inspired me to look at more Maui stories- he's a pretty great mythological figure.

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Re: Moana- Disney does Polynesian Myth

Postby Shroom Man 777 » 2016-12-07 06:21pm

It was really great and the Rock had some impressive pipes.
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