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Auli’I Cravalho lip-syncs to Beyonce as she confirms major ‘Moana 2’ news

The ‘Moana’ sequel is set to hit theatres later this year in November 2024

By Web Desk
February 28, 2024
Auli’I Cravalho was the voice actress behind the titular character in the first ‘Moana’ movie
Auli’I Cravalho was the voice actress behind the titular character in the first ‘Moana’ movie

Auli’I Cravalho is reprising her role as Moana.

The 23-year-old actress took to her Instagram Thursday to confirm that she will be lending her voice to the beloved character once more.

Cravalho – who voiced the titular character in 2016’s Moana – posted a clip of her in front of the famous Roy E. Disney Animation Building in Burbank, California as she lip-synced to Beyonce’s new single Texas Hold ‘Em while putting a large yellow flower behind her ear.

Cravalho looked worlds apart from when she first entered the spotlight with Disney’s hit animated film nearly a decade ago. Instead her long, brunette tresses, she sported a platinum-blonde pixie cut.

“That feeling when you’re officially returning to Motunui,” she captioned the video, referring to the fictional Polynesian island the movie takes place on.

“We’re sailing WAY beyond the reef this November…” she continued, adding the hashtag, “#Moana 2.” 

Cravalho’s news comes just three weeks after Disney confirmed that a sequel was hitting the screens as early as this coming fall on November 27.

Also read: Moana sequel set to make splash in theaters this November

Dave Derrick Jr., known for his work as a storyboard artist on the original film, will take the helm as director for the sequel.