Disney’s “Moana” Casting Hawaiian Speaking Roles

Casting Directors are now casting for the Hawaiian language version of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated film, Moana. According to KHON2, the Hawaiian language version is being created by the University of Hawaii in collaboration with The Walt Disney Studios.

The University of Hawaii’s Academy for Creative Media System is funding and coordinating the project with the goal of sharing the movie for educational purposes. The movie is expected to be distributed through the Hawaii State Department of Education to schools throughout the state as a Hawaiian language educational tool.

Casting Details

Filming Dates: November 15th

Pay?: Yes

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“We are so thrilled that we have the opportunity to make a Hawaiian version of the film, especially with the incredible Aulii,” Moana producer Osnat Shurer said. “To now make a Hawaiian language version, after recently collaborating on Tahitian and Te Reo Maori language versions, goes beyond any dreams we had for the film’s impact within communities that deeply inspired the movie.”

“There are many great things to highlight about this collaboration,” said UH West Oahu Chancellor Maenette Benham. “The movie can be used as a language learning tool, it builds positive motivation and pride for all children and youth to know their cultural moolelo, and it speaks to the brilliant collaboration of our faculty and staff across the UH System.”

Fluent Hawaiian language speakers and singers should submit a photo, cell number, and a link to a Vimeo or YouTube video of them singing/chanting in Hawaiian to acms@hawaii.edu.

Deadline for submissions is Nov. 17, 2017.

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