What do you know of the name Auli’i Cravalho? Not much… but not for long!

Debuting as the voice actress to the lead character of Disney upcoming (calling it now) winter blockbuster Moana, Auli’i Cravalho will be here in Singapore on the 9th of November (Wednesday) together with producer, Osnat Shurer, and two Southeast Asian Disney animation artists, Singapore’s Roger Lee (Lighting Artist) and Indonesia’s Griselda Sastrawinata (Visual Development Artist).

Their arrival marks not only the press junket for the animated movie, but also a special festive light-up event at Marina Bay Sands!

Beginning at 8:15pm at ArtScience Museum, there will be an opening stage performance by the Polynesian TeVaka dance troupe before the special light-up ceremony by the movie talent and filmmakers to kick off the festive season at the integrated resort.

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The public will also get an opportunity to learn how to draw Disney’s Moana characters at two drawing tutorials conducted by Griselda Sastrawinata on 9th of November, Wednesday at Marina Bay Sands’ Sands Expo and Convention Centre. There will be two available drawing tutorial timeslots to choose from – 5.20pm or 6.20pm. Capacity is limited at the drawing tutorials; registration is on first come, first serve basis so be sure to move fast!

Moana sails into Singaporean theaters on 24 November 2016.

For centuries, the greatest sailors in the world masterfully navigated the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, 3,000 years ago, their voyages stopped for a millennium – and no one knows exactly why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people.

Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auliʻi Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Moana is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Princess & the Frog), produced by Osnat Shurer (Lifted, One Man Band), and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i.

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