Tag : Polynesian

Musician Opetaia Foa'i performs onstage at The World Premiere of Disneyís "MOANA" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA.  © Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney.

Opetaia Foa’i gives ‘Moana’ its Polynesian Sound

By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Opetaia Foa’i grew up about as far away from Hollywood as you can get—a small village in Apia in Western Samoa. But now he, along with “Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and Grammy…

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In "Moana," Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming big-screen adventure, a spirited teenager named Moana (left) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder. Along the way, she meets once-mighty demi-god Maui (right). Featuring Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli'i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, and Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Maui, "Moana" sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho Joins Dwayne Johnson in Polynesian-themed ‘Moana’

By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” has found her voice following a worldwide search to cast the film’s title character. Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, 14, joins Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the big-screen adventure…

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