Disney Confirms Who Will Play Titular Character in ‘Moana 2’

Moana 2
Credit: Disney

Moana 2 is a highly anticipated sequel to the beloved animated film Moana. The success of the first movie, with its stunning animation and catchy music, left audiences wanting more from this vibrant and empowering story. The potential for further exploration of Moana’s character development, her relationships with Maui and her village, as well as the rich culture and mythology that the film showcases has generated widespread excitement among Moana fans.

Auli’i Cravalho’s voice performance as Moana and Dwayne Johnson’s portrayal of the larger-than-life Maui are central to the charm of the original film. With the film’s release slotted for November 27, fans are eager to know who will return as voices of the characters.

Dwayne Johnson Moana role breaks Disney tradition

Credit: Disney/Columbia Pictures

Who Will Play Moana and Maui in ‘Moana 2?’

There has been a lot of confusion regarding the casting for Moana 2Right now, Disney is also working on a live-action Moana, which is set to star Dwayne Johnson but currently has no other stars attached. In addition, it was announced that Auli’i Cravalho would not be returning to the role in the live action.

However, we now know that that is not the case for the animated Moana 2. Auli’i Cravalho, who did an exceptional job in the first installment, is set to return to the role as the beloved character in the highly anticipated sequel, Moana 2. Fans of the original movie will be thrilled to hear that the talented actress will once again lend her voice to breathe life into the courageous and spirited Moana.

Related: Disney Announces ‘Moana 2’; Reveals Trailer and 2024 Release Date

moana with maui the demigod and hei hei the rooster in disney's moana (2017)

“Moana” (2017)/Credit: Walt Disney Animation

‘Moana 2’ Is in Good Hands

Her reprisal of the character ensures continuity in capturing the essence and authenticity that made Moana a favorite among audiences of all ages. Cravalho’s return guarantees that the sequel will maintain the same level of heartfelt and engaging performance that captured the hearts of viewers worldwide. With Dwayne Johnson also returning as Maui, this film is looking to be amazing.

Auli’i Cravalho

Credit: Auli’i Cravalho on Instagram

This exciting news has sparked enthusiasm among Moana fans, who have been eagerly awaiting more adventures with their favorite Polynesian princess on the big screen. With Cravalho back on board, the sequel is poised to deliver another enchanting and memorable journey that will undoubtedly captivate audiences and reignite the magic of Moana’s world in a whole new light.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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