Watch three animated versions of traditional Hawaiian stories, Why Māui Snared the Sun, The Menehune and the Birds, and Pele Searches for a Home. Each animation produced and directed in Hawai‘i with local actors and animators.


Along with the animated short stories, each legend has an accompanying graphic novel, extending the adventures of the stories’ characters. Both educational and entertaining, each story is an original adaptation of the famous legends.


The rich cultural knowledge of astronomy, ecology, geology and history portrayed in these stories are complemented with a set of science text-sets. Each set links these themes with current science understandings.