Moana

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As Disney continues to demonstrate the evolution of its princesses, it also continues to engage the audience in ingenious and intelligent ways. As part of Code.org’s Hour of Code program, for instance, Disney is releasing a free online tutorial – “Moana: Wayfinding with Code” – to teach kids the basics of computer science. In the tutorial, kids are tasked with using code to navigate Moana and Maui, two of the main characters, through the ocean. When they’re attacked, the students have to use their coding skills to dodge the pirates. Very cool and clever transmedia. The Easter Eggs also drive audience engagement.

Plus: Dwayne Johnson sings a song written by Lin Manuel Miranda. Seriously: What more could you want?