Say 'Aloha' To New Disney Princess Moana
Disney's new princess is of Pacific Islander descent and so is the young actress picked to play her.By Cody LaGrow | October 7, 2015
Let's throw a luau. Disney has a new princess and she hails all the way from Hawaii.
Auli'i Cravalho, a 14-year-old Oahu native, sang the pants off of casting directors to beat hundreds of other girls vying for the role of Moana, Disney's first princess of Pacific Islander descent.
"Moana" is based on a teenager from 2,000 years ago who wants to prove she's a master wayfinder. On her journey, she meets a demigod named Maui, who will be played by none other than a singing — yes, singing — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.