Meet the characters of Disney’s ‘Moana’

 

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Disney has released character posters for its upcoming movie “Moana,” about a 16-year-old who teams up with the mighty demigod Maui and some unlikely animals to fulfill an ancient quest.

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Moana is played by newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson voices Maui, who’s described as “half god, half mortal, all awesome.”

The other characters include:

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Jermaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”) as Tamatoa, a self-absorbed, 50-foot crab who lives in Lalotai, the realm of monsters. The conceited crustacean wants to be more than a “bottom feeder” and overcompensates for this perceived shortcoming by covering himself in all things shiny.

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Rachel House  (“Whale Rider”) as Moana’s Gramma Tala, who inspired a love of the ocean in her granddaughter.

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Temeura Morrison (“Once Were Warriors”) voices Moana’s father, Chief Tui and singer Nicole Scherzinger is Moana’s mother, Sina.

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Alan Tudyk (“Wreck-It Ralph”) as Heihei, a dim-witted rooster who accidentally ends up on Moana’s canoe and joins her on her epic quest.

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Kakamora, an intense team of crazy, coconut-armored pirates who will stop at nothing to get what they want

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Pua, Moana’s loyal, puppy-ish pet pig

“Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.

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