I am so excited that it’s finally March! March not only means it’s my 8th wedding anniversary but more importantly (haha) it means Disney’s MOANA is finally out on Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-Ray! There was something about this movie that always had me excited and then after I interviewed Moana herself, Auli’i Cravalho, I was just dying for the film to be in theaters and then on Blu-Ray so we could watch it all the time… and we do.
I have some fun new toys that are available almost everywhere you shop including Amazon, Target, and of course The Disney Store.
Disney’s Moana toys
Disney Pua and Heihei Talking Plush Set
First, we have my favorite – Disney Pua and Heihei Talking Plush Set! Follow the “oinks” to South Seas excitement with the 12″ deluxe plush Pua and Heihei toy inspired by Disney Moana. Just squeeze Pua’s soft hoof to see head and ears animate while hearing porcine sounds of the Pacific islands! Definitely perfect for all ages. Note: The two plush toys do not come apart.
Moana Singing Necklace
If your kids cannot get enough of “How Far I’ll Go” then this Moana Singing Necklace is the perfect gift! Beautiful sounds are drifting on the ocean breeze when you press the “stone” inside of the beaded necklace seen in the film. Hear the yearning ballad “How Far I’ll Go” from the film.
Disney Maui Light-Up Fishhook
Boys and girls alike will love the Disney Maui Light-Up Fishhook! Maui’s famed fishhook is brought to three-dimensional life with our light-up toy prop and costume accessory featuring dramatic lights and sounds as presented in the film Disney Moana. There are two modes of play and yes, it lights up! Mode 1: Press button on the handle to see the blade light up and hear thunderous sound effects. And mode 2: Motion activation triggers light-up blade and sound effects
Disney Moana Fishhook Mug
If you’re like me then you run on coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. The Disney Moana Fishhook Mug will look great in any mug collection and holds a lot of your favorite beverage too! It’s really tall but on the narrow side. Still holds about 10-12oz of liquid. Both microwave and dishwasher safe as well.
Last but certainly not least – Disney’s Moana on DVD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & Digital 3D/HD/SD!
Bonus features include*:
Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & Digital 3D/HD/SD:
Theatrical Short Film: “Inner Workings” – With introduction by the filmmakers, is the story of the internal struggle between a man’s pragmatic, logical side and his free-spirited, adventurous half. Created by a small team at Walt Disney Animation Studios in a unique, fast-paced style that blends CG and traditional hand-drawn animation, the short explores the importance of finding balance in daily life.
Maui Mini-Movie: “Gone Fishing” – When Maui decides it’s time to take charge of the ocean and catch his next meal, Moana must show him the error of his ways … with a little help from her friends!
Voice of the Islands – An in-depth look at how Pacific Island people and cultures inspired the filmmakers to create the story of “Moana.”
Things You Didn’t Know About … –
- Meet the stars of “Moana” in this dynamic Q&A featuring Dwayne Johnson, newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho, and famed animation directors Ron and John.
- Meet the musical team behind “Moana” in this fascinating Q&A featuring Opetaia Foa‘i, Mark Mancina and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Island Fashion – Find out how costume designer Neysa Bové took on the unique challenge of creating costumes using materials and techniques native to the islands of Oceania.
They Know the Way: Making the Music of “Moana” – Musicians Opetaia Foa‘I, Marc Mancina and Lin-Manuel Miranda take us on a personal journey through their involvement in the movie and how it changed their lives.
Fishing for Easter Eggs – Dive deep into the ocean and fish for the Easter Eggs hidden by the animators at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The Elements of … – This series of four mini-docs explores the technical achievements behind some of the ground-breaking effects used in the film.
Meet “Mini Maui,” Maui’s tattoo sidekick. Animated by legendary hand-drawn animator Eric Goldberg, we explore how the 2D world collides with CG animation to bring the demigod’s tattoos to life.
In the movie, the ocean is a character. This piece explores how the water is given a personality, along with the technical feats of creating a believable ocean landscape farther than the eye can see.
Te K? is a creature made of lava, smoke and fire. This piece dives into the challenges of making an animated creature of massive scale brought to fiery life by character, technical and effects animators.
One of the greatest technical achievements of the film was the animation of the beautiful, curly hair on Moana and Maui. Take a look at the hair-raising detail that goes into animating each strand, adding performance to the movie that has never been seen before.
Deleted Song: “Warrior Face” – With introduction by songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Deleted Scenes – Ron and John introduce the following deleted scenes:
- Race the Wind/Ties that Bind
- Discussing Moana’s Future
- Under the Sea
- Grandmother’s Warning/Legend of Maui
- Education of Moana
- Father, Daughter, Boat
- Canoe Race.
Music Video: “How Far I’ll Go” – Performed by Alessia Cara.
“How Far I’ll Go Around the World” – Multi-language reel of the song “How Far I’ll Go.”
Audio Commentary – With directors Ron and John.
An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.
And check out this fun behind the scenes clip.