Moana is an American movie that was released on November 23, 2016 to theaters in the United States. It was made by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 56th movie made by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It cost $150 million to make the movie, and the movie made about $642 million in the box office. Moana is named for its main character Moana, a native Polynesian daughter who saves the people of her island from a blight.