Moana – the 12 Official Disney Princess

Moana is the 12 official Disney princess! She is the heroine of the movie “Moana.”

Moana was released on November 23, 2016. Moana ended up being a hit for all ages and all audiences! Movie critics and families alike enjoyed this film. Moana has since appeared in other movies, video games, and Disney theme parks around the world.

Moana (Moana)

Moana Movie Summary

Moana is an optimistic and determined young girl who is constantly drawn to the water. She was instructed by her father to avoid going out too far into the ocean, but Moana is drawn to the water.

When her people’s island and way of life is in trouble, Moana sails off into the ocean to try to save Motunui. She meets Maui who assist her in becoming a master way-finder. Moana must convince Maui to give Te Fiti her heart back so that the ocean will become safe and Moana’s people will survive.

Disney Princess Names - Moana

Who is Moana’s Prince?

Moana does not have a prince!

Who Voiced Moana in the Disney movie?

Moana is voice by Auli’i Cravalho. She was born in Hawaii and Moana was her breakout role! Fun fact about her – she was the very last person to audition for Moana!

At 14 years old she was is the youngest person to voice a Disney princess.

Moana Movie Characters

  • Moana is the princess in this story.
  • Moana is the daughter of Chief Tui, the leader of Motunui.
  • Put is Moana’s pot bellied pig. Hei Hei is Moana’s rooster friend.
  • Gramma Tala is Moana’s grandmother and confidant.
  • Maui is the powerful demigod.
  • Te Fiti creates life in the islands of Polynesia – she becomes Te Ka when her heart is stolen.

Fun Facts about the Movie Moana

Released in 2016, Moana is our Polynesian Princess!
Moana takes place 3,000 years ago.
“How Far I’ll Go” is one of the most popular songs from Moana.
Moana is Disney’s 56th animated film!
Lin-Manuel Miranda co wrote many of the songs in the film.

9 Fun Facts About Disney Princess Moana

  1. Moana is 16 years old.
  2. Moana means “ocean.”
  3. Disney animators had real people with similar hair to Moana dunk underwater so they could get Moana’s wet hair looking as realistic as possible.
  4. Moana wears seven outfits in the movie.
  5. Moana’s skirt has a slit in the front to make it appropriate for an adventurous spirit like Moana – she can run, swim, and walk easily in it!
  6. Over 40 different designs were submitted for Moana’s necklace!
  7. Moana was not added to the Disney Princess list until 2019.
  8. She’s the second princess to be a completely original character and story (Merida is the first).
  9. Moana is the first one to reject the term “princess.”

What to say to Moana in Walt Disney World:

What to ask Moana when you see her in Disney:
1. Ask her how Hei-Hei is!
2. Ask her what Maui is really like.
3. Ask her what her favorite part is about the ocean.

Moana Quotes

  • “I am Moana of Motunui. You will board my boat, sail across the sea, and restore the heart of Te Fiti.”
  • “Sometimes our strengths lie beneath the surface … Far beneath, in some cases.”
  • “There is nowhere you could go that I won’t be with you.”
  • “What if we fish beyond the reef?”
  • “There comes a day when you’re gonna look around and realize happiness is where you are.”
  • “Okay, first, I’m not a princess, I’m the daughter of the chief.”
  • “There’s a whole ocean!”
  • “Muscle-up, buttercup!”
  • “The past shouldn’t be feared for it guides our future.”
  • “There’s more beyond the reef.”
  • “We were voyagers!”
  • “Her heart held the greatest power ever known.”
  • “The Ocean chose me.”
  • “I am self-taught.”

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