“Moana”, the new animation production of Disney, is going to have a messy landing in Europe: in much of the continent the film and its protagonist will change its name for Vaiana because the original is registered by a perfumery. In Italy it will be called Oceania, and a porn actress who shares name with heroin could be to blame.
"Ocean, deep sea or large expanse of water". That is the meaning that has "Moana" in Mahorí and the name of the protagonist of the Disney movie. In Italy, however, this name has another connotation: Moana Pozzi was a very popular adult film actress who passed away in 1994, at the age of 33 years. He even had a series of animation.
According to the film and television magazine Variety, the marketing director of Disney in Italy already recognized last year to be "thinking about that problem". Disney Italia, however, has given no explanation of why the change. Verne has been in contact with both the company's Italian subsidiary and Disney International to confirm if the coincidence of the pornographic name with the protagonist's name is the cause of the change, but has not received a response for the moment.”...
In us, where the film opens on December 2, Disney did make public the reason for the name change, although in this case it was due to legal problems: the perfume company Casa Margot, S.A. Has registered the Moana brand as one of its products. It was in October of 2015 when the company announced it in Twitter.
Due to the legal problem in Spain, Disney decided to rename Moana as Vaiana in all the countries of Europe, less two: United Kingdom, where it has maintained the original title, and Italy.
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The change in Italy by Oceania - the continent in which the story unfolds - was announced at the end of 2015 during the Days of Cinema Professionals in Italy. Already then, the Italian newspaper Il Post explained that "it could be assumed" that the title change was intended to "untie the star of a children's film with one of the most famous pornographic actresses in Italy." In the italia version.
This year, another child character lived a similar situation to that in Italy with the heroine of Disney: Super Victor, mascot of Eurocopa 2016, shared name with a sex toy that exists since 2009. The searches of both "super victors" They mixed in Google, although in that occasion the UEFA decided to keep the name of the mascot. "All we can say is that these sex toys are not produced by UEFA," they explained from the institution.
“Moana” "If you wear dress and walk with an animal you are a princess," says the demigod Maui to Moana, the daughter of the Montonui island chief who is destined to lead his people with wisdom. And yes, the heiress is a princess, but not one either. The first Polynesian protagonist of the Disney studios has the wild beauty and the unyielding spirit of Mérida, the main character of Valiente.
Moana, a sea of adventures, is the tape with which the animated classics producer closes the year. The story focuses on the life of the young Moana, who is determined to fulfill the designs of her ancestors and is chosen by the sea to embark on an adventure that will lead her to cross oceans. On her trip she will be accompanied by Maui, an egocentric but noble demigod.!
There will be no love stories but personal searches. Moana is a character who also claims gender equality and protection of the environment. Despite having contemporary messages, the film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker - responsible for great hits like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin - is the return of Disney to its roots after hits such as Intense Mind, A Great Dinosaur and Zootopia. The animation combines traditional and modern techniques. Moana, a sea of adventures is a contemporary classic. It shows the empowered young woman, owner of her destiny, surrounded by interesting secondary characters (grandmother, Maui and Hei Hei, a rather awkward cock, but as good a companion as Wilson in El castaño). In addition, it has an exceptional soundtrack composed by Mark Mancina (who also composed the music of El rey león and Tierra de osos) and Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Hamilton, the successful Broadway musical. The story is based on Polynesian mythology. The production traveled to Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti and New Zealand to get details and properly recreate life in the South Pacific. Throughout the almost two hours of duration, dialogues emerge with which adult audiences will sympathize. In a scene Maui says: "If you use the beak to write is told tweet." Another funny detail is that the consciousness of the demigod - who practices the tribal dance Haka- is manifested through his tattoos. Dwayne "La Roca" Johnson and debutant Auli'i Cravalho lend their voice to the main characters in the English version. .