It has been nice recently going to the movies and seeing women in roles that provide young girls with positive influences in their upbringing. As a girl who grew up absolutely obsessed with Disney movies, I dismiss allegations of the Disney princess franchise portraying girls as domestic and inferior. Moana is one of those Disney movies that remind me why I enjoyed them so much in the first place; the credit goes to directors John Musker and Ron Clements; co-scriptwriters Taika Waititi and Jared Bush; and music composers Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina, and Opetaia Foa'i.
Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) is the daughter of the chief of a Polynesian tribe. She has been chosen by the ocean to return the heart of Te Fiti, the island goddess, which was stolen by the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson). It’s a journey about Moana and Maui finding their true self and realize their worth.
The new animation movie Sing features major Hollywood stars like Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, and Seth MacFarlane. The new movie not only includes voices of incredible actors but also of incredible singers like Jennifer Hudson and Tori Kelly. The main plot of the movie surrounds animals taking a part of a singing competition with the prize money of $100,000, but oblivious to the participants is that Buster Moon, director of the singing competition and a character played by McConaughey, is broke. If I had to describe this movie in one phrase it would be, a comedic, sentimental, and creative film all mushed into a perfect holiday musical.