Normally when reviewing a movie, you come up with a healthy mix of positive and negative things to say about it. In the case of Disney's Moana, though, I'm really struggling to come up with the latter. It's just that wonderful.
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Next month, Disney is releasing the animated musical Moana, which is directed by the same people who made The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. And if the early reviews are right, the directors have lived up to that incredible standard.
With films like Frozen, Zootopia and Big Hero 6, Walt Disney Animation Studios is in the midst of a renaissance, much like it was in the early '90s with films like Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Now, with Disney's latest film, Moana, these two eras are finally crossing over, thanks to directors Ron Clements and John Musker.
When you sit through an animated film, everything flies by so fast. You barely get a chance to think about how much work goes into it. Animation has no second takes -- everything has to be perfect and ready before animation begins. That means directors take drastic measures to get things right from the start.