Dinsey Online Auditions for Lead / Speaking Role in “Moana” – Worldwide

By | December 7, 2014

Auditions for teens – Disney movie speaking role

Walt Disney Pictures announced an online casting call for the lead role in the new Disney animation movie “Moana

The new Disney film will star Dwayne Johnson, but the lead role of Maona is up for grabs. Disney has opened up the talent search globally and anyone who fits the description below can apply from any country using an online submission  form. Disney casting directors describe the role of MOANA  as a teen girl between the ages of 14 and 18. Maona is a smart, passionate, and funny young lady who knows how to sing. She is also brave, inquisitive, and confident. Maona is a teen girl who yearns for something more and heads out across the ocean, on an adventure to help her people.

The story is set 2000 years ago in Ociania. Fearing that her people are in jeapordy, Moana decides to set sail in search of a far away, mythical island. Maona must sail across the open ocean on her quest and runs into mythical creatures and and amazing worlds on her journey. Joining Moana on her journey is her pot bellied pig mnd a demi God named Maui who is played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The Disney animated feature film will be directed by created by Disney Animation Studios young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui. According to the film’s IMDB page, “Moana” is being written and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Aladdin”). “Moana” will begin production soon and will be released in theaters sometime in 2016.

Online auditions for disney movie "Maona"

Walt Disney Animation Studios is launching a global casting call for teens to play the key role of Maona in their upcoming animated feature “Maona“.

set 2,000 years ago in Oceania about a spirited teenager who learns that the future of her people is in jeopardy. Along with a lovable pot belly pig and a legendary hero, Moana searches for a mythical island, traversing the open ocean and encountering mystical sea creatures and underworlds on an action-packed quest to save her world and make her ancestors proud.

Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin”), and produced by Osnat Shurer, this CG-animated adventure sets sail in late 2016.

Character breakdown:

MOANA – (female, 14-18) Smart, passionate, and funny. Brave, inquisitive, and confident. A teenager who yearns for something more. Strong singing voice a must.”

Titiro Mai!

Teens who want to audition for Disney’s newest animated production may use the below information as a guideline for your submission.

Send a video of yourself framed close up, showing your head and shoulders with plenty of light on you.
Introduce yourself. Practice this several times before you film.
Tell us why you would make a great Moana.
Then tell us your email contact and your phone contacts. Check with mum and dad if you are under the age of 18 years.
Then widen the frame & film yourself in mid shot singing part of a song that you do well (no longer than one minute)
Upload the video to youtube or similar sharing site (make sure to keep it private)

You can submit online by going here.

Please note that the submission form states that casting directors are seeking talent in the NZ area only, however, Disney casting directors have opened up the online auditions to talent located worldwide.

The role of Moana is a Maori/Polynesian role and we are unsure if that has been opened up as well to teens of all cultures.


39 thoughts on “Dinsey Online Auditions for Lead / Speaking Role in “Moana” – Worldwide

  1. Tinisha Shekira Alexander Thomas

    I’m a thirteen year old born April 4th 2002. I’m an African American from Montreal,Canada. I speak English and French. I have never done this before but I think it would be great to try out.

  2. Seledta Carlisle

    My name is Seledta Carlisle and I am interested in the role of Moana. I am 15 years old as of last month, and I live in Guam. I have acting experience in theatre, and I have had the opportunity to be in a small promotional commercial. I have a strong singing voice, and I am very comfortable with voice acting. I have always loved acting, and I am always looking for an opportunity to do so.

  3. Nyrashia Farmer

    Hi my name is Nyrashia Farmer. I am 11 years old and 5’4. I am African American & Puerto Rican. I am from a small town in Clayton, NC. I have been dreaming of becoming a star since I was 4 years old. When I was 7 years old I won the title for the NC in the NAM (National American Miss) Pageant. Me and my youngest sister always act, sing and dance on our free time. I am the 3rd oldest in my family. I am a caring individual, as well as, family oriented and very social. Whenever there is fun I am there. My goal is to become a star so I can make a lot of money and use my money to make a difference in this world. My mom & dad are always telling me I can do anything I can put my mind to. I help my mom working on the weekends; She has taught me that you have to work hard to get what you want. She has taught me that when I get older even if it takes me years to become famous, I to have a backup plan if my big dream takes longer than expected to become true. Acting & singing is my life. The school I attend does not participate in having acting plays, if they did I would probably be in every one. My mom tells me I am very talented and special. She motivates my dream and tells me that She will do anything in her power to help me accomplish my dream. Therefore, I know I can make it!

  4. Olivia

    Do you HAVE to be a teen to audition? I am 11 and my dream is to be an actress. I don’t care about the fame or fortune, but I want to do something I love. So my question is, do you have to be 14 or older to audition. And, if so, where is the auditions held, and what time? Also the date. Thank you 🙂

  5. Georgiamorey

    Name: Georgia
    D.O.B: 24/6/2003
    Height: 5.4
    Hair colour: dark
    About me: I used to live in Australia but I moved to Edinburgh (Scotland) my fathers mallorcain and my mother is Australian, some people say I look like Pocahontas. I’m a big fan of Deane Johnstone e.g the game plan, fast and furious ( all movies ), St. Andras however, I’m brave, smart, courageous, copious, adventurous.

    Thank you for reading x

    1. Georgiamorey

      I have an amazing singing voice as well and I can also play piano.

  6. Micah

    Hello my name is Micah McDonald and j would love a chance to voice the character Moana. This sounds like an amazing movie and I would love for this opportunity to work out. Down below are some more things about me.

    I would love for a part in this new movie. I have some acting experience. I have been in church and school plays for as far back as I can remember. I take acting very seriously and work very hard.

    Age:14(15 in January)
    Height: 5’1
    Weight: 94lbs
    Eye color: blue(gets brighter when I wear blue)
    Hair color: brown
    Hair length: medium
    Hair type: straight
    Ethnicity: Irish, Italian, Native American
    Race: Caucasian
    Gender: Female
    Other: I am a nice girl, a little shy at first but you’ll see the real me when I warm up to u (which doesn’t take that long) I am very kind hearted and I make friends easily.
    Thank you for your support. I hope you consider giving me a good part in your movie.

  7. Morgan

    i’d love to play the role of Moana!! I’m 13, I can sing and I put a lot of effort and energy into my work. Why’d I love to play this role? Because I love acting! Once again… I’d love to play Moana!!

  8. Bella

    I have always loved Disney and the Disney princesses. I love to sing, it’s like my passion and I am a hard worker. I try my best to do anything and everything I can and won’t give up on my dream so being the person for moana would be a dream come true. I am 14 years old I am like 4″9 or 4″8 and watch Disney everyday I live in Escondido California. Me and moana have a lot in common and I hope you consider me. My name is bella Portlock and I am 14 years old and love to act and sing. thank you for you time.


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