She is a wayfinder in the ancient South Pacific searching for a long-lost island
Moana wants to voyage, her father Tui doesn’t want her to go beyond the reef, but her grandma encourages her to go
Her grandma tells stories of the mythical demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson)
Johnson has said that he was emotionally connected to the film because of his heritage
““Moana” introduces a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. She meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage.” [x]
“The film will bring its music to life with Opetaia Foa’i, Mark Mancina, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, giving the South Pacific setting an authentic sound. We can perhaps expect something similar to the stylings of Lilo & Stitch‘s beautiful Hawaiian feel.” [x]
It’s set to be released November 23, 2016
Dinah Jane will (maybe?) be voicing Moana. (I’ve only been able to find one source that claims this) [x] Scratch that, they apologized for misinformation. [x]
All of the dark skin Disney princesses are oversexualized. Jasmine, for example, dresses like a harem girl despite being a princess. Then there’s Esmeralda (the entire plot is centered around her sexuality), Nani from Lilo and Stitch…I can’t think of a single white princess who is sexualized the way they are. For some reason Disney thinks all brown women are curvy and sensual dancers who seduce men while white princesses like Rapunzel and Anna are more “innocent” & modest in comparison.
I think Tiana was probably the only one who wasn’t sexualized but she also was a frog for like 98% of the movie so does she even count?