The reo version of Disney's popular animated film Moana was screened to cinema audiences throughout the country during Te Wiki o te reo Māori in September this year.
The adaptation of the hugely successful original movie, which was released late last year, was undertaken with the help of Matewa Media in association with Disney. Established in 2017 by founders Taika Waititi, Tweedie Waititi, and Chelsea Winstanley, Matewa Media Trust is a non-profit organisation whose goal is to contribute to te reo Māori, the culture and indigenous stories.
Te Māngai Pāho contributed funding of $80,000 to Matewa Media Charitable Trust for the translation and reo-versioning (100% Te Reo Maori) of the hit movie, which included actors Rachel House ("Gramma Tala"), Temuera Morrison ("Chief Tui"), Jermaine Clement ("Tamatoa") and Oscar Kightley ("Fisherman") reprising their roles and joined by upcoming new Waikato talent Jaedyn Randell ("Moana"), seasoned Māori Media personality Piripi Taylor ("Māui") and Amanda Ashton ("Sina").
Updated 20 April 2020Current StatusOur team is functioning at 100%. Te Māngai Pāho staff members are safe, well and working remotely from home right across the country, Tāmaki Makaurau to Ōtautahi.In terms of our daily operation, we are particularly focused on the following:COVID-19 ResponseWe are very conscious of the profound impact the current lockdown restrictions are having on the sector we fund. While our ability to throw more money at issues is limited, we are (and have been) able to work with producers to adjust contracted deadlines and deliverables where necessary. We are also tryi...Find Out More