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Hawaiian Schools to Get Moana Translated into Hawaiiian


Auli'i CravalhoAn Hawaiian language version of the Disney hit Moana will be given to every accredited school across Hawaii this Christmas, reports Hawaii News Now.

The University of Hawaii’s Academy for Creative Media worked on the project.

“This was an educational endeavor to encourage students to learn Olelo Hawaii and we are so grateful to our partners at Disney Animation and Disney Character Voices International for making this possible,” Academy for Creative Media Director and Founder, Chris Lee, said.

Actress and Native Hawaiian Auliʻi Cravalho reprised her starring role in the Hawaiian remake.

“I am so deeply proud of my Hawaiian roots,” Cravalho said to University of Hawaii News last year.. “To perform the role of Moana, acting and singing in the Hawaiian language, is so deeply humbling and exciting. I can’t wait to work with the talented language experts who will help bring this version to life.”


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Aloha nui kākou! Eia nō hoʻi au ʻo Auliʻi Cravalho ma Nuioka nei. A piha ʻeu ka hauʻoli i ka hana hou ʻia ʻana ʻo Moana… a i kēia manawa… ma ka ʻōlelo makuahine o kuʻu one hānau o Hawaiʻi! Aloha! ? I am THRILLED to announce I will be reprising my role in Moana… and this time… in the Hawaiian language!! ? Thank you to @DisneyAnimation, @UHWestOahu and everyone who has joined us to create this very special Hawaiian language version of the film. ?? To learn more about our exciting project and CASTING PROCESS, please visit ➡️acmsystem.hawaii.edu⬅️ (link also in my bio!) We can’t wait to share this with you!!! ❤️ @disney @uhwoacm @honolulucc #moanaohana #olelohawaii #hawaiianlanguage

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