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This article is about the live-action film. For articles that share the same name, see Moana.

Moana is an upcoming American live-action fantasy musical film adaptation of the 2016 animated film of the same name.[2] It will be released on July 10, 2026.[3]




On April 3, 2023, Disney CEO Bob Iger and Dwayne Johnson shared the news during Disney’s annual shareholder’s meeting Monday, that a live-action remake of the 2016 animated film, Moana, would be in development.[2]

Dwayne Johnson is set to act as a producer for the film, via his production company, Seven Bucks Productions. His co-star in the 2016 animated film, Auli'i Cravalho, who voiced the titular character, will executive produce with Scott Sheldon of Flynn Picture Co..[2]

On May 31, 2023, Thomas Kail was announced to be the film's director.[1]

It was reported on April 5, 2024 that the film had been pushed back from its original date to July 10, 2026.[3]


The Hollywood Reporter announced that Jared Bush, who wrote the screenplay for the original movie, would return for the remake.[2]


Dwayne Johnson revealed he was set to reprise his role of Maui in the live-action remake.[2]

Auli'i Cravalho confirmed that she will not reprise her role as Moana.[5]

On June 12, 2024, Disney announced that Catherine Laga'aia had been cast as Moana, with John Tui joining as Chief Tui, Frankie Adams as Sina, and Rena Owen as Gramma Tala.[4]




  1. 1.0 1.1 "Disney’s Live-Action ‘Moana’ Taps ‘Hamilton’ Helmer Thomas Kail as Director". The Hollywood Reporter (May 31, 2023).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 "Live-Action Moana in the Works from Dwayne Johnson, Disney". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on April 3, 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Moana Live Action Remake Delayed". DiscussingFilm on X (April 5, 2024).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Moana: Here’s the Cast of the Upcoming Live-Action Film". The Walt Disney Company.com (June 12, 2024).
  5. Cravalho, Auli'i (May 19, 2023). "#Moana ❤️🌀". Instagram.

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Books: The Art of MoanaDisney Princess Beginnings

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Deleted characters: Moana's Brothers

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