Meet Moana, Disney’s First Polynesian Princess

Indrani Sengupta
She's totally fierce, and she's going to be battling mammoths made of molten lava, with her trusty pig and rooster by her side. Say hello to Moana.

Disney’s newest princess venture has everything we could hope for.

Polynesian princess

A gorgeous island setting and the promise of an exhilarating sea-voyage

Disney's Moana

Disney's newest princess Moana

Everything we know about 'Moana

A spunky and charismatic lead, who we’re told will be battling many an ancient creature

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including one composed entirely of molten lava.

First Look at Disney's Newest Princess!

Some are already celebrating Moana as the first curvy Disney princess.

The new Disney Princess, Moana

And many fans have begun sending their casting suggestions out into the cosmos with a hope and a prayer. Our vote’s on Fifth Harmony’s Dinah Jane Hansen.

Disney Animation's 'Moana

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Then there are the requisite animal sidekicks. Here we have a pet pig named Pua 

Moana' Animated Film

and a haughty rooster named Hei-Hei.

Disney's newest princess Moana

And let’s not forget Dwayne Johnson, who’ll be doing the voicework for Maui, a Polynesian demi-god.  

New sketches released of highly anticipated Disney

Meet Moana

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Moana (2016)

Ron Clements and John Musker, the dynamic duo behind Disney classics both old (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) and new (The Princess and the Frog) are the brains behind the upcoming film.  

We'll have to wait till November 2016 to see the film, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the whole time in between.

You know what that means. Bring on the fan art!

Disney Princess Moana

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