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