Disney films show worldwide, so a title has to fly in many foreign tongues. But “Moana” didn’t make it in Italy. Someone noticed an Italian porn star shared that name.

American (left) and Italia version of “Moana” movie poster.
As Variety reported, “For Italian adults at least, ‘Moana’ is pretty much synonymous with Moana Pozzi, a porn actress and TV personality who is still a household name, even though she died in 1994.

“While Disney Italy is not commenting on the name change, the company’s head of theatrical marketing in the country, Davide Romani, acknowledged during a meeting of Italian exhibitors last year that they were ‘thinking about this issue.’ Shortly afterwards, Disney issued its first Italian poster for the pic, with ‘Oceania’ as its title.”

The animated Polynesia musical is being released as “Vaiana” elsewhere i Europe.

Variety says “Oceania” is set for release in Italian movie theaters Dec. 22, one day ahead of the U.S. release.

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