“If there’s a Disney animated feature based in Hawaii, I knew I had to be part of it. I’m very proud to be from Hawaii. So there was no question [the role] was mine.
“The whole feeling of the islands is in the scenery, characters and nuances of our voices. Our fingerprints are very much on our characters. The bickering and love you see between Nani and Lilo is what you experience growing up in Hawaii. And I like that the film speaks about the difficulty of living in Hawaii,”
– Tia Carrere, the voice of Nani in Disney’s Lilo & Stitch