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Fans Shocked by Reports That ‘Moana’ Will Become Disney’s First Ever Transgender Princess

Transgender Moana
Credit: Disney, Canva

This is certainly one of the more unique claims to have come out recently.

The Moana live-action film has been making waves in the entertainment industry. The highly anticipated adaptation of the beloved animated film brings the colorful and enchanting world of Moana to life on the big screen. With its breathtaking visual effects, mesmerizing storytelling, and heartfelt performances, the live-action version of Moana is set to captivate audiences of all ages.

However, one recent article claims that the new Moana live action may be spreading a message quite different than the one made in the original film.

Related: Disney Could Be Getting a Transgender Princess

Chief Tui scowls at his daughter Moana in 2016 Disney movie

Credit: Disney

Is the Live-Action ‘Moana’ an LGBTQ+ Story?

One of the most exciting aspects of the Moana live-action film is the casting of the iconic characters. Dwayne Johnson, known for his charismatic screen presence, takes on the role of Maui, the demigod with incredible strength and an undeniable wit. Johnson’s portrayal of the demigod Maui is sure to bring a new dimension to the character, showcasing his versatility as an actor.

However, many fans are now more focused on the casting of another character, Moana. It has already been confirmed that the titular will not be reprised by Auli’i Cravalho, but no replacement has been revealed as of yet. Earlier this month, an article went viral that led some fans to believe Disney is looking to tell a very different story than the original film.

maui, moana, hei-hei, and pua

Credit: Disney

The article claims that the new film, which will be Moana 2: Rise of Kai will tell the story of a transgender Princess. The article says;

The movie Moana is all about Moana overcoming many challenges. However, in the movie, she is always struggling to find and understand her identity. She screams this to the audience in the popular song ‘How Far I’ll Go’. […]

Essentially this song is a metaphor for Moana wanting to transition from a girl to a boy. […] In Moana 2, she finally makes the transition.”

Debunking the Rumors

All of this seems very extreme for Disney, and that’s because this is not a real claim. The report was posted by Mouse Trap News, a satirical news site that is often misread as a genuine source of news.

Moana as a Baby

Credit: Disney

While Disney may make a transgender princess in the future, it is safe to say that that is not happening to Moana or this live action remake anytime soon.

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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