Disney Taps Auli’i Cravalho For Title Role In New Animation Moana


Disney Taps Auli’i Cravalho For Title Role In New Animation Moana

At long last, Walt Disney Animation has settled on the actress primed to lead the high-seas adventure in Moana, after announcing that Auli’i Cravalho has landed the coveted role of the title character.

Coming by way of People Magazine, the 14-year-old actress released a heartfelt statement expressing her excitement for the movie, which will have her star alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson of Furious 7 and San Andreas fame.

“From baby time to now, I wanted to be a Disney princess and then I wanted to be a singer or an actress,” says the 14-year-old Cravalho, “Moana is such an amazing character. She’s brave, she is so empowered, she knows what she wants and she’s not afraid to get it, and I think that’s something that I can relate to as well. I just love watching how she goes along in this wonderful movie and grows as a person and helps her culture along the way.”

Moana Waialiki is the name and a daring maritime adventure is the game in Disney’s lush animation, with out title heroine plotting course for a mysterious island in the South Pacific ocean. During her travels, she happens across Maui, a powerful but friendly demi-god (Johnson) that aids in her quest for the fabled isle, encountering magnificent vistas and dangerous sea monsters along the way.

A coming-of-age story through and through, Cravalho’s wide-eyed explorer will ultimately set out to prove her weight in salt to both her family and other tribe members, but a daring adventure is afoot. At the helm are animation connoisseurs Ron Clements and John Musker, who know a thing or two about life ‘under da sea’ through their work on The Little Mermaid.

Moana will set sail for theaters on November 23, 2016.

Source: People

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