MOANA (2016) is Disney’s Evolution to Tales of Courage

Before the story of Moana begins, the film intro shows us the first Disney mouse character, (Steamboat Willie), drawn by Walt Disney 90 years ago, in 1928. Animation in those days was a tedious process, requiring hundreds or thousands of drawings by hand. Today computers take over the grunt work and the animated effects are glorious. Fortunately, in MOANA, the story is glorious too. It is a wondrous tale of self-awareness and courage that will be enjoyed by every child.