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Disney’s ‘Moana’ releases on Blu-ray this week

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has set a home box-office release date for “Moana,” the sweeping story of a spirited teenager who sets sail on a daring adventure to save her people. The film starred newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of brave and tenacious Moana and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (HBO’s “Ballers,” “Central Intelligence”) as the larger-than-life demigod Maui. Fans can relive the high-seas adventure on Digital HD or traditional media this month, and you won’t even have to wait that long to do it.

The animated hit earned a 95% critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes and the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office opening weekend. Now, “Moana” sets a new course, arriving to homes on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on March 7, 3027. The film was released on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on Feb. 21. The video is also available via authorized retailers like Amazon.com. Moana was directed by Ron Clements and Don Hall, the screenplay was written by Jared Bush.

The digital release will also offer a new, mini-movie featuring Moana and Maui; an in-depth look at how the people, cultures and heritage of the Pacific Islands shaped the story of “Moana”. There is also a Q&A with co-stars Auli‘i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson, and famed animation directors Ron Clements and John Musker. Fans can also find insider access to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foaʻi, the trio behind the film’s moving music; and four mini-documentaries highlighting the movie’s groundbreaking effects. There will also be deleted scenes; a deleted song; hidden Easter Eggs;a music video; “Inner Workings,” and the theatrical short film directed by Leo Matsuda that spotlights the internal struggle between a man’s Brain and Heart.

With a popular cast and high marks from critics, “Moana” grossed over $246M for Disney at the domestic box-office. The film went on to make over $581M worldwide.