Walt Disney Studios
Moana pronouced (Mu-wa-na) is a sweeping CG-animated feature from Disney about a teenager with a mission who sets sail to save her people. During her journey ‘Moana’ played by the voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui played by the voice of Dwayne Johnson who guides her to becoming a master wayfinder.
Together Moana and Maui sail on the open ocean in this action-packed voyage. They encounter incredible monsters and beat impossible odds as Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers her true identity along the way.
Meet Maui The Demi-God
Dwayne Johnson is hilarious in these clips. He plays the perfect Demi-God, Shape-Shifter, Saver of Mankind. I love the tats covering him, and his sense of humor is outrageous. Moana sails into theaters on November 23, 2016
Fun Fact #1
We absolutely love how the casting directors played a trick on Cravlho making her think she didn’t have the role. What’s cool is knowing they auditioned hundreds of women form the Pacific Islands before choosing 14 year old island Native Hawaiian Auli‘i Cravalho who didn’t actually try out but was super stoked
Fun Fact #2
Dwayne Johnson stars in the critcally acclaimed “Ballers” for HBO. Johnson also had hit movies last year, starring in Furious 7 and San Andreas. He is also set to appear in Fast 8.
Fun Fact #3
The two directors of Moana Ron Clements and John Musker made their writing-directing debut in 1986 in a movie we love called “The Great Mouse Detective.” They went on to direct some of our Disney favorites. Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Hercules and The Princess and the Frog.