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Meet Your Newest Disney Princess: Moana’s Auli’i Cravalho

Moana, Disney’s upcoming Polynesian princess movie, has finally found its lead: 14-year-old Auli’i Cravalho, discovered by a Hawaiian casting agent after a charity singing competition. She’ll voice the title character in the animated musical, a young girl who sets off on a magical sailing journey across the Pacific; the Rock will play a benevolent demigod named Maui who assists her on her quest, and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda is writing songs. How lucky we are to be alive right now.

Meet Auli’i Cravalho, Your New Disney Princess