Live-Action Moana Announcement

Though Cravalho won’t reprise her role as Moana, the actor will return as one of the new version’s executive produce. “She has had such a profound impact on how we think of Disney princesses,” Cravalho said in a Disney press release, speaking about her breakout character. “Moana’s strength and perseverance are inspiring—to audiences around the world, to me and to everyone who helped bring her to life. I’m looking forward to sharing her story in a whole new way.”


There’s no word yet on whether Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana, Encanto) will come back to add more music, though he’s currently wrapped up with another upcoming Disney project: The Little Mermaid live-action movie.

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