Which is It? Moana or Pocahontas?

I just saw a Disney film about a brown-skinned daughter of a village chief. She listened to a force of nature which told her her destiny and she counted among her associates an ancient supernatural being and a dumb bird. Against her father’s wishes, she left the safety of her village in a boat and attempted to save her people but suffered from self-doubt before the final confrontation. However, she eventually came around in the presence of a magical grandmother figure who once sang to her about listening to her heart. She ultimately rescued her people from death and destruction by taking a path of non-violence against a foe with superior firepower. The only person who died in the entire film is someone with animal-themed skin markings from her village. The film also has a villain who really, really likes gold and sang a song about him glittering.

Am I talking about the 2016 Disney film Moana, or the 1995 Disney film Pocahontas?

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Published by A Naga of the Nusantara

A Naga is a divine dragon from Eastern Hindu-Buddhist tradition. The Nusantara is made up of nusa (island) and antara (between) and describes the Southeast Asian archipelago that includes Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea. This particular Naga is Malaysian, born and bred. He loves reading and hoarding books, and enjoys bothering humans with what he thinks of them.

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