The trailer for Moana was recently released and it looks absolutely amazing. It will be the 56th film in Disney‘s animated features and is scheduled to hit theaters on November 23rd, 2016. Here is everything you need to know about Moana!
Moana is the first Polynesian Disney Princess.
Princess Moana Waialiki is the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. She sets sail for adventure with a demigod to help her family. The word “Moana” means ocean or sea in Hawaiian and New Zealand Maori.
Moana is voiced by newcomer Auli’i Cravalho.
A Native Hawaiian actress born in Oahu, Hawaii, Auli’i Cravalho was cast at the age of 14, making her the youngest Disney Princess voice actress of all time. She was in her freshman year of high school when she was cast after hundreds of other candidates had auditioned. Fifth Harmony member Dinah Jane Hansen was also rumored to be considered for the role.
In Italy, the film will be titled Oceania and Princess Moana will be named Vaiana. This is to prevent association with Moana Pozzi, a well known Italian porn star.