So we’ve got a small but powerful token,
originally belonging to a powerful being, but taken by a flawed hero who didn’t know what he was getting in for,
and who is defeated, losing the item into the water.
This token comes into the keeping of an eccentric mortal for many years, giving them long life and vitality,
until they pass it on to a younger relative, and their health immediately begins to deteriorate.
The adorable, dark-haired, doe-eyed new bearer,
carrying the token on a necklace,
sets out to find someone else to take it,
but ultimately must take ownership of the quest themselves.
Along the way, they encounter endless dangers and obstacles,
finally facing their greatest challenge yet at a volcano,
and return the token to its source.
Featuring super idyllic, completely culturally stagnated hometowns,
raptors of unusual size,
Dramatic Tower Is Dramatic,
and tiny boats sailing into the sunset.
tl;dr - Moana is Lord of the Rings without the actual evil.