Oscar-Nominated Moana Released Digitally | Playbill

Film & TV News Oscar-Nominated Moana Released Digitally The animated film features songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was recently nominated for an Academy Award.
Moana Walt Disney Animation Studios
The Oscar-nominated Walt Disney Animation Studios film Moana is available on Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes beginning February 21. The film will arrive on Blu-ray March 7.

Moana, according to press notes, is described as such: “Teenager Moana has always felt drawn to the ocean, despite her father's dictate that no one on their Polynesian island is to go beyond its encircling reef. When danger threatens her home, Moana searches for Maui, a mischievous demigod, who becomes an unlikely ally as she matures into the hero her people need.”

The songwriting/composing team for the new Disney film includes Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina, and Opetaia Foa‘i.

Moana opened domestically November 23, 2016, becoming the No. 2 Thanksgiving debut ever with $82 million. In addition to its Oscar nomination for Animated Feature, the film received a nomination for Miranda's song, “How Far I'll Go.”

(Updated February 21, 2017)
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