Throw Your Own Moana Viewing Party #MoanaOnDigital
Last weekend the ocean was calling to us when thanks to our friends at Disney, we were able to bring home our love for Disney’s Moana by hosting our very own Moana viewing party to help to celebrate the digital release to of this coming to life tale of the courageous girl who goes out in search of her true calling. If you think seeing Moana with the family in the theaters is an incredible experience.
I can say without hesitation that setting up your own slice of paradise at home and reliving all of your favorite moments makes it even better.
Our party box including not only all the necessities that one would need to help bring the movie to life, from Pua to Heihei to our own Maui hook and Moana necklace, both of which come to life but the best part was the Google Chromecast easy to use connector which made it a breeze for the girls to work our digital download right from our phone, IPad or computer directly to the television enabling them to sing and dance along.
Target was generous to send along a gift card and what would a Moana party be without matching Hawaiian dresses, Hawaiian themed party supplies, and of course Hawaiian pizza and all the pineapple that one could eat.
We downloaded easy to use Moana coloring sheets and activity pages and the girls even took it one step further creating their own games out of the pineapple. But the best part was in seeing the girl’s have ownership of the party from the planning to the last dance, and the joy that comes from doing things as a family throughout the generations.
Last November Disney’s Moana swept into theaters and into our hearts telling the tale of Disney’s first Pacific Islander princess. Featuring the voice talents of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a mighty demi-god and introducing Auli’i Cravalho as Moana, the film majestically brings to life the story of the young teenage girl who bravely sails across the Pacific Ocean to “complete her ancestors’ quest.
The legend of Moana brings to life the story from 3,000 years ago when the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific. Their voyages suddenly stopped and no one knew exactly why.
Enter Moana (the Hawaiian and Maori word for “ocean”) who decides to sail across the Pacific Ocean to finish what her ancestors started. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will voice the Demi-God Maui, who, according to Polynesian culture, founded all eight Hawaiian Islands.
His character teams up with Princess Moana on her journey. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
Moana is produced by Osnat Shurer and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. Clements and Musker have been responsible for bringing to life some of the most memorable Disney movies of all time including their collaboration directing The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and most recently, The Princess and the Frog.
Musker describes Moana as someone who is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself, and she’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences.
The story of Moana was inspired in part by the oral histories of the people and cultures of Oceania. Three thousand years ago, Polynesian voyagers, the greatest navigators in the world, voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering thousands of islands. But then, according to scholars, for approximately a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why. Navigation is such a big part of Pacific culture and the ancient Polynesians found their way across the seas without the use of modern instruments, using their knowledge of nature, the stars, the waves and the currents. It is said that the ocean doesn’t separate the islands, it connects them. Voyaging is a real source of pride for Pacific Islanders, a part of their identity. They were, and continue to be, some of the greatest explorers of all time. What they did was quite sophisticated, borderline miraculous. There are many theories, but no one is certain, about what may have led to this 1,000- year gap in exploration; this sparked the filmmakers’ imaginations and led to the makings of Moana.
Disney Movies AnywhereThis weekend, bring home this tale of courage, faith and love to your own home. Simply head on over to to download it right now to all of your digital devices or pick up the Moana Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD which takes you behind the scenes including some very special deleted scenes including:
- Theatrical Short Film: Inner Workings
- Maui Mini-Movie: Gone Fishing
- Voice of the Islands
- Things You Didn’t Know About…
- Things You Didn’t Know About…
- Island Fashion
- They Know the Way: Making the Music of Moana
- Fishing for Easter Eggs
- The Elements Of…Mini-Maui
- The Elements Of…Water
- The Elements Of…Lava
- The Elements Of…Hair
- Deleted Song: “Warrior Face”
- Deleted Scene: Race The Wind/Ties That Bind
- Deleted Scene: Discussing Moana’s Future
- Deleted Scene: Under The Sea
- Deleted Scene: Grandmother’s Warning/Legend Of Maui
- Deleted Scene: Education Of Moana
- Deleted Scene: Father, Daughter, Boat
- Deleted Scene: Canoe Race
- “How Far I’ll Go” Performed By Alessia Cara (Music Video)
- “How Far I’ll Go” Around the World
- Audio Commentary
Round out the evening with these free coloring and activity pages and get ready for your family to sail away. Disney’s Moana will once again capture your hearts and your minds in only the way Disney can do.
With characters that will remind you of the power of believing in yourself, to the antics of Heihei, to the music that will stay with you long after the last credit rolls, Moana will leave your heart with filled with joy.
To save any or all to your own home computer simply right click and hit save-it’s just that easy and then sit back and relax with your kids as you bring the story to life.
FREE MOANA KAKAMORA FUN
FREE MOANA HEXAFLEXAGON
FREE MOANA DOT-TO-DOT
FREE MOANA COLORING PAGES
FREE MOANA MATCH GAME
FREE MOANA MAZE
FREE MOANA BOOKMARKS
This weekend the ocean is calling you. Bring home the magic of Disney’s Moana and be prepared to be swept away.
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Disclosure: We were provided with supplies to host our own Moana Movie night party however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% our own.