Introducing the New Disney Princess: Moana
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Introducing the New Disney Princess: Moana


Introducing the New Disney Princess: Moana
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When I first heard the news about the new Disney princess being a Pacific Islander, I was ecstatic!! Not only was I ecstatic because I am a Pacific Islander myself, but I was more excited that Disney producers decided to show the beauty of the island culture.

1. Island Beauty

When I was watching "Moana," I loved how the animators made Moana look different from a stereotypical Disney Princess. As you can see, Moana's hair is a bit like Merida's in "Brave" however, it's more wavy than curly and dark. Moana's body isn't stick skinny: she has broad shoulders, she has hips, and her legs are built. She also has confidence and she isn't afraid for pursuing her dreams. She also cares for her people and her family. Her island tribal outfit is beautiful!! I loved it so much! Typically, island tribal outfits have intricate designs that represents the essence of the islands.

2. Introducing Maui (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) and Auli'i Cravalho (voice of Moana)

Now most of you know Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He is known for being a WWE wrestler known as "The Rock." He is also of Samoan descendant.. His character Maui is a demi-god and he is also a shape shifter which is pretty legit. Maui also has tribal tattoos all over his body and each tattoo represent his life events. His personality is spunky, caring, and sometimes honorary.

Introducing the new actress Auli'i Cravalho. She is a native Hawaiian. She was surprised by the Disney production crew and she was super excited! I know I would be!

She is super sweet and this girl can sing! She sang the song "How Far I'll Go" when Moana is wondering how she longs to go far beyond the ocean and to see what's out there. Check this link below:

3. Songs from "Moana"

As I was watching the movie, I recognized a few songs in "Moana." I recognized one of the songs from a Samoan band called Te Vaka. They are popular within the Pacific Islander nation. I actually hula danced to a couple of their songs. I love the music so much. The music touches my soul and my island roots. Here's a link to their music:

Okay, I have said enough. I do not want to spoil the movie for you guys. So go watch it! It's amazing!

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