Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk
Original cast members Rachel House, Temuera Morrison and Jemaine Clement star alongside Jaedyn Randell, who plays Moana, and Te Kāea presenter Piripi Taylor who is the voice of Māui.
Anticipation for the film has been felt far and wide from young and old.
Moana Reo Māori translator Vikky Demant told Te Kāea: “I’m overjoyed. I can’t wait for this movie to be released for the world to see and for te reo Māori to be heard so our children can enjoy it.”
She and her two fellow translators spoke to Te Kāea ahead of tonight’s premiere explaining the huge task they had crafting their words for the film.