In the interest of keeping things family-friendly all around, the protagonist’s name has also been changed, to Vaiana. Moana is the titular protagonist of Disney's 2016 animated feature film of the same name. When her island becomes endangered by a life-killing darkness, Moana is chosen by the ocean to journey across the sea to save both her people and the world. Disney’s “Moana” won’t be coming soon to theaters in Italy. "Moana and the eponymous character, were intituled Vaiana in Portugal, Belgium, Croatia, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Spain, Sweden and Netherlands due to a trademark conflict." In many European countries, Moana's name was changed to Vaiana due to a trademark conflict. But because the movie is called Vaiana, every time Moana's name is said, it's changed to Vaiana, and this happens in the songs as well. Disney Spain confirmed that the name change was the result of Moana being a registered brand in … Moana’s getting a bit of a name change in Italy (Picture: Disney) ... That’s why the movie ‘Moana’ will be ‘Vaiana’,’ Disney’s Spanish arm explained in a tweet last year. Disney changed the name of their upcoming animated film ‘Moana’ to ‘Oceania’ in Italy reportedly to avoid confusion with the country’s beloved late porn star Moana Pozzi — read more Italy isn’t the only country where Disney will give Moana another name. Elsewhere in Europe, the film has the title Vaiana, or "water cave." Some more info on the topic. Als ihre Insel in Gefahr gerät, wird Vaiana vom Ozean ausgewählt, um über das Meer zu reisen, um sowohl ihre Menschen als auch die Welt zu retten. Vaiana (Originaltitel: Moana) ist der Hauptcharakter im Film Vaiana - Das Paradies hat einen Haken. Sie ist die Tochter von Häuptling Tui und Sina, geboren auf der Insel Motunui. Everything else is exactly the same. In France and Spain the new movie will be called Vaiana: The Legend of the End of the Earth, due to trademark issues. Sie liebt das Meer und das Reisen. This is actually the version I watched, being European and not liking dubs, especially since I speak English just fine. Born on the island village of Motunui, Moana is the daughter of Chief Tui and Sina, with an inherited love for the seas and voyaging.