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by Dianna Ranere

Disney’s MOANA has Found Her Voice – Meet Hawaiian Newcomer Auli’i Cravalho #Moana

Disney's MOANA has Found Her Voice - Meet Hawaiian Newcomer Auli’i Cravalho #Moana

"Moana" introduces a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to fulfill her ancestors? unfinished quest. She meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (?The Little Mermaid,? ?Aladdin,? ?The Princess & the Frog?), ?Moana? sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.

Following a worldwide search, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ has found the voice of Moana, native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, 14. She was the last girl to be seen during screening when they knew she was the perfect fit for the film. She will join Dwayne Johnson in the big-screen adventure about a spirited and fearless teenager named Moana (voice of Cravalho) who, with help from demi-god Maui (voice of Johnson), sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder.

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While hundreds of talented people from across the Pacific Islands were eager to try out for the role, Cravalho set her sights firmly on her sophomore year of high school. “I didn’t think I would have a chance,” she said. “When I was little, I used to dance around the house singing at the top of my lungs. In my mind, that was performing and I loved the feeling of it. But I never imagined being in a Disney movie, being Moana—representing my culture in that way.”

 

 

ABOUT THE MOVIE

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one today knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”).

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MOANA sails into theaters on November 23rd 2016!

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