Exciting News for Moana Fans: Auli’i Cravalho Set to Reprise her Role in Moana 2

Exciting news for all Moana fans – Auli’i Cravalho is officially confirmed to reprise her role as Moana in the highly anticipated sequel, Moana 2. This news was announced by Disney CEO Bob Iger during a recent CNBC interview, where he revealed that the film is set to be released on November 27, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Fans will be delighted to know that Dwayne Johnson will also be returning to the film to voice the beloved demigod Maui, ensuring that the dynamic duo will be back on screen together. The sequel will be directed by Dave Derrick Jr., with music composed by Grammy winners Abigail Barlow, Emily Bear, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina.

In a heartfelt message to her fans on social media, Auli’i Cravalho expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to voice Moana in the original film and her decision not to reprise the role in the upcoming live-action adaptation. As an executive producer on the project, Cravalho emphasized the importance of casting an actress of Pacific Island descent to accurately represent the character and honor the culture and communities that inspired Moana’s story.

Released in 2016, the original Moana film was a massive success, grossing over $687 million worldwide and receiving critical acclaim, including Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “How Far I’ll Go” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. In addition to her role in Moana, Auli’i Cravalho has also starred in Paramount’s hit film Mean Girls and various TV series, showcasing her versatility and talent as a young actress.

The news of Auli’i Cravalho reprising her role as Moana in the upcoming sequel is sure to excite fans of all ages. With a talented cast and crew returning for the project, Moana 2 promises to be another magical adventure that honors the spirit and culture of the beloved original film. Stay tuned for more updates on this highly anticipated sequel!


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