Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Disney's #MOANA Finds Her Voice!!!‏

Walt Disney Animation Studios' MOANA has found her voice following a worldwide search to cast the film's title character. Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli'i Cravalho, age 14, joins Dwayne Johnson in the big screen adventure about a spirited and fearless teenager name Moana who with help from demi-god Maui (voice of Johnson), sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder. All the details are available below include images and a video where Auli'i finds out that she got the part!

While hundreds of talented people from across the Pacific Islands were eager to try out for the role, Cravalho set her spirits 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."


Fortunately, the film's Hawaiian casting director remembered an unrelated audition Cravalho did as part of an a cappella group, which had been submitted for a talent showcase for a charity. Feeling the local teen would be perfect for the Disney role, she tracked her and her mother down and invited Cravalho to audition, "Her audition was fantastic ~ she was such a raw talent," said producer Osnat Shurer, "Auli'i was among a small number of girls we brought back for a second round of auditions. Then we flew her and her mom over to audition at our studios in Burbank,"
MOANA sails into theaters on November 23rd 2016!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting! Unfortunately, due to an overwhelming amount of spam comments, I must approve your comment before its published...thanks for understanding! If using the "Anonymous" feature, please also leave your name and/or email address! :)