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06/14/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/13/2018 21:27

Hawaiian language Moana premieres




Christopher Kaipulaumakaniolono Baker

Cast members of the ʻōleloHawaiʻi-version of Walt Disney Animation Studios' Moana, including AuliʻiCravalho, walked the blue carpet for its premiere at World Oceans Day on June 10 at Ko Olina Resort.

The movie stars Cravalho as Moana, University of Hawaiʻiat Mānoa student Christopher Kaipulaumakaniolono Baker as Maui, Waiʻanae'sNicole Scherzinger as Sina, Kelikokauaikekai Hoe as AliʻiTui, Kalehuapuakeʻula Kawaʻaas Puna Tala, Kamakakehau Fernandez as Tamatoa and 24 locally cast ʻōleloHawaiʻispeaking actors and singers.

This is the first time a Disney picture has been re-recorded in ʻōleloHawaiʻi. The movie, a collaboration of five programs, is spearheaded by the Academy for Creative Media System and was recorded at the sound studio of Honolulu Community College's Music and Entertainment Learning Experience () program.

More about the making of the Hawaiian language version of Moana