Meet the New Moana Princess

14-year old Hawaiian Auli’i Cravalho has been selected to voice the lead in Disney’s new princess movie Moana.

“From baby time to now, I wanted to be a Disney princess and then I wanted to be a singer or an actress,” said Cravalho, whose singing talent was discovered at a charity competition.

The tale’s screenplay has been written by Wellington film maker Taika Waititi and will be directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin).

“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”, said the new Disney princess.

Moana tells the story of a young teen from 2,000 years ago, who sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her journey, she teams up with legendary demi-god Maui, who is voiced by Dwayne Johnson.

“I am very excited about that, my gosh. I’ve never heard him sing before so it’s going to be really interesting,” said Cravalho.

The new Disney movie is set to be released on Nov. 23, 2016.

Article Source: People, Lynette Rice, October 7, 2015

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