Disney casts Hawaiian newcomer in new animated film, Moana


being a Disney Princess is a big deal…like HUGE. So imagine that you have a dream of becoming a Disney Princess, but you want to represent your Hawaiian culture and heritage. Now imagine that Disney is finally making a movie about a young, strong, Hawaiian Princess. There’s a one in a million shot, and you landed it. That’s exactly how it went for 14 year old newcomer,  Auli’i Cravalho of Oahu. She is the voice of the latest Disney Princess in the all new film hitting theaters next November, Moana.




Auli’i Cravalho is 14 years old, and was preparing for her sophomore year in high school when she got the call. For her it was a dream come true:



The new film will also star Dwayne Johnson as the tattooed Demigod Maui. The film will take Moana (pronounced Moe Ah Na) on a voyage over the ocean, on the search for an island that is supposed to only be a fable. The adventure will be filled with sea creatures and ancient folklore, and will more than likely involve a few original songs as well, as Dwayne Johnson has been confirmed to sing for the role.
Moana hits theaters on November 23rd, 2016.

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