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The Disney adventure that has critics raving: Watch the trailer for Moana

Starring Dwayne Johnson and Nicole Scherzinger, the 3D story from Polynesia is capturing hearts worldwide.

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DWAYNE JOHNSON, Nicole Scherzinger and Jemaine Clement (of Flight of the Conchords fame) have all lent their voices to Disney’s latest film, Moana, which is due to hit Irish screens tomorrow.

The Polynesian folk story centers on Moana Waialiki, the 16-year-old strong-willed daughter of the chief of the tribe, who is chosen by the ocean to reunite the Heart of Te Fiti.

She sets sail in search of Maui (played by Dwayne Johnson), a legendary demigod who she hopes will save her people.

In an interview with Good Morning America, Johnson admitted that parts of the script were so heartfelt that he was reduced to tears.

“I have never cried consistently… through a movie more than I have with this movie. Just to be clear, they’re all manly tears though.”

The film is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the directors of The Little Mermaid, Hercules and The Princess and the Frog. It’s already won a 97 per cent critical score on Rotten Tomatoes and a ‘universal acclaim’ rating on Metacritic.

Moana also sees comedian Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords play a villainous fifty foot crab, and Nicole Scherzinger star as the heroine’s mother.

Want to see what all the fuss is about Moana? It’s on general release from Friday, December 2.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people. To find screenings near you and book tickets, click here.

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