ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

Maybe really is having a second Renaissance? The early reviews for are in, and the critics are getting excited about it. Check out some of the hefty praise from the big-hitters:

A musical adventure that’s a worthy addition alongside 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Aladdin,' two now-classic cartoons also brought to life by directors John Musker and Ron Clements, whose gift for hand-drawn animation translates beautifully to the realm of CG here. — Variety

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Not only does 'Moana' feel like a worthy successor to Disney’s most beloved animated classics, but it pushes the genre into 2016, introducing a smart, diverse, and convincing heroine who struggles against lava monsters and self-doubt. — EW

Excited yet? There's more.

It’s a work of supreme confidence that can poke itself in the ribs just a little because it knows it has the audiences’ trust and confidence. — Forbes

Appealing equally to the eyes, ears, heart and funny bone, 'Moana' represents contemporary Disney at its finest — a vibrantly rendered adventure that combines state-of-the-art CG animation with traditional storytelling and colorful characters, all enlivened by a terrific voice cast. — THR

Moana sails into theaters November 23, 2016.


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