Diversity At ‘Disney’: Animation Studios To Welcome First Polynesian Princess

Published: Tuesday 9th Dec 2014 by David


After its African-American led ‘The Princess and the Frog’ saw its Box Office success sing to the tune of $267 million, Disney has announced that it is to embrace diversity once again this year…welcoming its very first Polynesian princess to its fairytale family.

Full story below…

Nabbing a 2016 release date this year, ‘Moana’ will mark the first time a character from the Pacific Islands will lead a Disney project, set to be brought to life by the creatives behind ‘Aladdin’, the aforementioned ‘Princess’ and ‘The Little Mermaid.

Disney shares:

Originally described as a “mythic adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific.” The  film will follow the journey of a spirited teenager named Moana as she sails the Pacific Ocean to complete her “ancestor’s quest.”


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  1. arfa December 9, 2014

    Hope she’s Maori

  2. Kitty Puurrzz December 9, 2014

    Keri Hilson just premiered a new snippet on Monica’s IG called “Dinero”… Get on it grapejuice

  3. MRDIVABITCH December 9, 2014

    Diversity for diversity’s sake is kind of b*******, but I’m glad other stories, international stories, multicultural stories are being told. I grew up reading world mythologies and there’s a wealth of storytelling that could be explored besides the traditional European fairy tales

  4. StarXavi December 9, 2014

    Well in a way its about time they did a Polynesian princess seeing that a lot of the disney princess singers were Pinoy.

  5. Xyz December 9, 2014

    They always had diversity… Jasmin, esmeralda, Mulan, pocahontas…

    • taqueria arandas December 9, 2014

      Always? Disney almost 100 years old and everyone you named is from mid to late 90’s…

      • XYZ December 11, 2014

        in the beginning they had animals… wanna complain about that, too?

        Yes, maybe the began with it in the 90’s. But it’s not like they do it for the second time with kiss the frog being the first movie having a non-White princess (like the articles suggests).

  6. Gregg December 10, 2014

    It is a admirable move, but she just does not look polynesian to me.

  7. Cakers October 9, 2015

    I can’t wait till this comes out I wonder what it is about it is going to be great!

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