One of my favorite moments was actually a CGI moment. Just a tiny thing-- At one point, one of the larger of the escaped creatures is on a platform with two small steps. As it moves, it's so large and takes up so much space that one of its feet slips down a step. It was a such a simple, actually unnecessary, and yet completely realistic move, it really impressed me that someone thought of including it.
Sounds like an inspired piece of character animation! It's an art so often overlooked for/misidentified with rendering or compositing, and one nobody ever thinks about when going on their overrated rants of "CGI is ruining movies!" I want to see this, but I probably won't make it since I need to go see the Arrival for my next movie.
I did go to see Moana today. Even though you guys must be tired of seeing me say this about animated movies, I loved it and IT'S SO DAMN PRETTY! But, film is a visual medium, and animation opens up visual possibilities usually unavailable to live action, so I feel no shame about this! The story is very good too, and the characters are excellent. I'm still stunned that the Rock is a legitimate movie star, but he is perfect for Maui. I love the hand drawn tattoos (animated by Eric Goldberg, though oft over looked non-Robin Williams half of the genius that was the Genie). There's a middle scene which feels like it still needs to fit into the movie better in my mind, featuring Jemaine from the Flight of the Concords, but it will probably feel more natural as I watch it more. The music was great, too. Nothing quite as stand-out as Frozen's soundtrack, but probably of equal or higher real quality. And there's no fucking troll song.
On a related note, I also finally listened to the Hamilton soundtrack on my drive back to MI today. I then promptly listened to it again.