Disney Seeking Young Actress to Voice Role of “Moana”

December 3, 2014, 7:30 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:36 PM
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A big opportunity has presented itself for young actresses. Disney is doing online open casting calls for their newest Disney Princess, Moana.

Interested actresses can download the script, videotape themselves and upload it directly to the web. The website then asks all interested parties to send the exact URL along with a  headshot to the casting agency by mail.

The CG-animated feature focuses on the adventures of a 14-year-old Polynesian girl named Moana. The name translates to “deep water” in Hawaiian and “ocean” or “sea” in Tahitian.

Moana will tell the story of a spirited teenage girl and “born navigator” who sets sail in search of a fabled island in the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania. On her journey, she teams up with her hero, legendary demi-god Maui, and encounters mythical creatures and places along the way.

According to Disney’s official blog, Musker describes Moana as “indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself. She’s the kind of character we all root for.”


The casting website is looking for a female, 14 – 18 years old who is “smart, passionate and funny. Brave, inquisitive and confident. A teenager who yearns for something more.”


Interested actresses must have a strong singing voice and be legally eligible to work in the United States and California.

Click here to apply.

Click here for our story on the earlier than expected release of the film.


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