Moana - 2016

Movie Info

Rating: PG

Age-appropriateness: Many references to a spirit world that parallels the Bible in some ways, but drastically differs in others. Uses of magic. Some rebellious behavior.

Overview: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. While family-friendly with its fun music and inspirational underlying message, Moana will need some heavy spiritual clarification. The movie discusses the spiritual-world in depth and in many ways, so this is a great opportunity to point to the Bible in terms of what elements actually exist in the world we live in.

Themes: identity, calling, family, ancestry, destiny, family values, spirituality, arrogance, creation, sin, curse, polytheism, hope, approval, greed

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After The Movie Discussion Guide

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Minute By Minute Guide

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