Moana is the story of a girl with a special connection to the ocean who teams up with demigod Maui (voiced by actual demigod Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) to save her people. The movie will be released on November 23, but you can watch the new trailer right now.
According to US Weekly, this movie is going to a bit different than your typical Disney Princess film because Moana will not be given a love interest. Instead of spending time looking for a Prince, Moana will be looking to discover herself. Not bad, Disney. Not bad at all.
Moana is voiced by newcomer and native Hawaiian Auli'i Cravalho.
IT'S OFFICIAL: After months and months of worldwide casting calls, we've finally found our next DISNEY Princess... #MOANA. I'm pumped to welcome 14yr old @AuliiCravalho of Mililani, Hawaii to our project. What's amazing about this story is that she didn't think she was good enough so she never auditioned. Fortunately, one of our Oahu casting agents discovered her singing at a charity competition and the rest is history. * An awesome lesson to all young kids out there... work hard, have confidence in yourselves and never think you're not good enough because you never know what the future holds. Congratulations Auli'i! Can't wait to work with you and watch you bring this new Disney Princess to life. #YesThatsMeOnTheRight #HisNameIsMaui #HesADemiGod #AndHePutsMoanaInHerPlace #SoHeThinks #DisneyAnimation #MOANA #TimeToSing
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Hey, remember when Dwayne Johnson used to do this for a living instead of voicing kids movies?