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Disney film Moana released in te reo Māori

Published: Mon 11 Sep 2017 02:18 PM
Hon Te Ururoa Flavell
Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori
Minister for Māori Development
11 September 2017
Disney film Moana released in te reo Māori
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes the first screening of the block buster movie, Moana in te reo Māori.
The animated film has been re-voiced in the Māori language and will be released in cinemas around Aotearoa next week.
“This is a movie that was widely enjoyed by whānau and this version will build on that popularity whilst promoting te reo Māori.
“It is a hugely valuable resource that will be a taonga for many years,” Mr Flavell says.
The original script for Moana was penned by Taika Waititi and released by Walt Disney pictures, in America in 2016. It is the 56th Disney animated film that went on to gross more than $643 million worldwide. The film also was nominated for two Academy Award nominations; one for the Best Animated Feature and one for the Best Original Song.
Taika Waititi, the original script writer of Moana, along with his whāngai sister, Tweedie Waititi of Matewā Media worked with Disney to dub Moana in te reo Maori. Te Māngai Pāho has also provided support for the ambitious project.
Mr Flavell, an advocate for te reo Māori, saw Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori (the Māori Language Act) passed through Parliament in 2016. This Act was New Zealand’s first law with Māori text prevailing as the language of law.
“Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016 was a milestone in Aotearoa’s history. It reflects the aspiration for te reo Māori to be a living language in all areas of our life.”
“Today we celebrate our reo in a block buster Disney moving reaching film screens around the country. We celebrate for our reo, we celebrate for our rangatahi, mokopuna and our Māori language speakers and supporters worldwide.
“My mokopuna and I are so excited to be watching Moana in te reo Māori together,” Minister Flavell says.
“Internationally and nationally, a blockbuster movie in te reo Māori normalises and promotes our indigenous language – which goes a long way to having our reo be an everyday language.”
The release of Moana in te reo Māori, coincides with Te Wiki o te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week, which runs from 11-17 September this year.
11 September 2017
Disney film Moana released in te reo Māori
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes the first screening of the block buster movie, Moana in te reo Māori.
The animated film has been re-voiced in the Māori language and will be released in cinemas around Aotearoa.
“This is a movie that was widely enjoyed by whānau and this version will build on that popularity whilst promoting te reo Māori.
“It is a hugely valuable resource that will be a taonga for many years,” Mr Flavell says.
The original script for Moana was penned by Taika Waititi and released by Walt Disney pictures, in America in 2016. It is the 56th Disney animated film that went on to gross more than $643 million worldwide.
The film also was nominated for two Academy Award nominations; one for the Best Animated Feature and one for the Best Original Song.
Taika Waititi, the original script writer of Moana, along with his whāngai sister, Tweedie Waititi of Matewā Media worked with Disney to dub Moana in te reo Maori.
11 Mahuru 2017
Pānui Pāpāho
Kua puta te Whitiāhua o Disney ki te reo Māori
E mihia ana e te Minita te whakaaturanga tuatahitanga o te tino whitiāhua, Moana ki te reo Māori.
Kua whakahouhia te reo o te whitiāhua hākori kia Māori te reo, ā, ka puta ki ngā whare pikitia puta noa i Aotearoa hei te wiki e tū mai nei.
“I ngahau katoa ngā whānau i te kitenga o tēnei whitiāhua, kāore e kore ka nui ake te hira, te manako o tēnei putanga me te mea nei he mea whakatairanga hoki i te reo Māori.”
“He rauemi nui whakaharahara tēnei ka noho mai hei taonga mō te hia tau e tū mai nei,” te kī a Minita Flavell.
He mea tito e Taika Waititi te tuhinga tuatahi, i whakaputaina e Walt Disney Pictures i Amerika i te tau 2016. Ko te whitiāhua nama 56 tēnei o ngā whitiāhua o Disney i eke ki te $643 miriona te nui o te whiwhinga huri noa i te ao. I whakaingoatia hoki te whitiāhua mō ngā whiwhinga Academy Award e rua: tētahi mō Best Animated Feature me tētahi mō te Best Original Song.
I mahi a Taika Waititi, te kaituhi tuatahi o Moana, i te taha o tōna tuahine whāngai, Tweedie Waititi o Matewā Media me Disney ki te huri i te reo o Moana ki te reo Māori. Kua tautokona ā-pūtea hoki tēnei tino kaupapa e Te Māngai Pāho.
I kite a Minita Flavell, he kaitautoko i te reo, i te haerenga o Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori (the Māori Language Act) 2016 ki te Pāremata kia whakamanatia i te tau 2016. Ko te ture tuatahi tēnei o Aotearoa kia waiho ko te reo Māori hei reo mana ā-ture o te tuhinga.
“He tohu nui Te Ture mō te Reo Māori 2016 i te hītori o Aotearoa. He mea whakaatu i te hiahia kia ora ai te reo Māori hei reo ora i ngā wāhi katoa o tō tātou ao.”
“I tēnei rā kei te whakanui tātou i tō tātou reo i tētahi whitiāhua Disney nui whakaharahara huri noa i te whenua. Ka whakanuia mō tō tātou reo te take, ka whakanuia anō mō ā tātou rangatahi, mokopuna, otirā mō ngā kaikōrero me ngā kaitautoko reo Māori katoa puta noa i te ao.”
“He tino harikoa mātou ko aku mokopuna kia haere ngātahi atu ki te mātakitaki i te Moana ki te reo Māori,” te kī a Minita Flavell.”
“He mea whakanoa, whakatairanga hoki i tō tātou reo rangatira tētahi whitiāhua nui whakaharahara pēnei nā puta noa i te ao, otirā i te whenua – he mea kaha whakatinana tēnei i te whāinga ko tō tātou reo hei reo kōrero o ia rā, o ia rā.”
He hāngai te whakaputanga o Moana i te reo Māori ki Te Wiki o te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week, ka tū hei te 11-17 o Mahuru i tēnei tau.
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