Watch the Moment a 14-Year-Old Girl Finds Out She's the Newest Disney Princess

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For many girls, there’s no greater wish than to become a Disney princess. That dream is about to come true for Auli’i Cravalho of Oahu, Hawaii. She was just cast as the voice of Moana, the star of Disney Animation’s upcoming musical folk adventure.


What’s cooler than that? Disney released the video of the moment they made this young girl’s dream come true. Here it is.

Cravalho was one of thousands of girls who auditioned for the role, which will see her star opposite Dwayne Johnson in an adventure set 2,000 years ago. In the film Moana, aided by the mythic Maui, hits the high seas to discover the mysteries of her ancestors.


Moana opens November 23, 2016.

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I’m super happy that the two leads are played by people who are age appropriate ethnically pacific islanders.

Now I kind of wish it was live action.