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Happy Birthday Wishes to the Voice of Moana

Ryan March

by , Editor, Disney Vacation Club’s Disney Files Magazine

Disney Vacation Club would like to send very happy birthday wishes today to the now-16-year-old Auli‘i Cravalho, the incredible voice behind the title character in the highly anticipated Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Moana.”

I had the pleasure of sailing with Auli‘i aboard the Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise earlier this fall, as Members enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at the stunningly beautiful film ahead of its Nov. 23 debut. Auli‘i is an absolute delight, as gracious in person as she is talented behind the mic.

When she arrived on set for the filmed interview I’m so pleased to share here, she took special care to individually greet every member of our camera crew and personally thank them for their efforts. She doesn’t just talk about the “aloha spirit” – she truly embodies it.

As Auli‘i explains in this interview, today is a very special “Sweet 16,” making her the same age as her animated alter-ego and further deepening her emotional connection to the dynamic character.

So as you enjoy this one-on-one conversation with a rising Disney star, please join all of us at Disney Vacation Club in wishing her a very happy birthday.


  • She walked right past me at the Pete’s Dragon premiere, too quick for me to say hello to! But she seems amazing 🙂

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