One point of the story is worthy of being praised: the setting of villain, does not follow the usual good-bad routine, but a logical but out-of-expectation one.
The visual effect of water is very brilliant, and I could see nothing difference between the water on the screen and the real water, except that the water by Disney is more magic.
Moana: Okay, first, I am not a princess. I'm the daughter of the chief.
Maui: Same difference.
Maui: If you wear a dress, and have an animal sidekick, you're a princess.
Gramma Tala: In the beginning there was only ocean until the Mother Island emerged. Te Fiti. Her heart held the greatest power ever known. It could create life itself. And Te Fiti shared it with the world. But in time, some began to seek Te Fiti's heart. They believed if they could possess it, the great power of creation would be theirs. And one day, the most daring of them all voyaged across the vast ocean to take it. He was a demi-god of the wind and sea. He was a warrior. A trickster. A shapeshifter who could change form with the power of his magical fishhook. And his name was Maui.
Gramma Tala: But without her heart, Te Fiti began to crumble, giving birth to a terrible darkness.
Gramma Tala: Maui tried to escape but was confronted by another who sought the Heart. Te Ka! A demon of earth and fire. Maui was struck from the sky, never to be seen again. And his magical fishhook and the Heart of Te Fiti were lost to the sea. Where, even now, a thousand years later, Te Ka and the demons of the deep still hunt for the Heart. Hiding in a darkness that will continue to spread, chasing away our fish, draining the life from island after island until every one of us is devoured by the bloodthirsty jaws of inescapable death!
Gramma Tala: But one day, the Heart will be found by someone who will journey beyond our reef, find Maui, deliver him across the great ocean to restore Te Fiti's Heart and save us all.
Directors: Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, Chris Williams