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Disney found their princess for Moana in Auli'i Cravalho.
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We've known about Disney's next animated movie Moana for a while now, but some specific details about who will voice the titular character and what she will look like have finally emerged.

Hawaiian-native Auli'i Cravalho has been tapped to voice the next Disney 'princess', following on the heels of the wildly-successful Frozen.

People got the exclusive on the story.

[W]hen Disney Animation began searching for a girl to voice the lead in its next princess movie Moana– about a young teen from 2,000 years ago who sets sail to fulfill her ancestors' quest – Cravalho didn't think she was good enough to audition.

"I was getting through my freshman year, and there were already so many great submissions over YouTube," the 14-year-old Native Hawaiian tells PEOPLE, which features an exclusive first look at the movie in this week's issue.

"Moana is such an amazing character," says Cravalho, who lives in the town of Mililani with her mother, Puanani. "She's brave, she is so empowered, she knows what she wants and she's not afraid to get it, and I think that's something that I can relate to as well. I just love watching how she goes along in this wonderful movie and grows as a person and helps her culture along the way."





And what's more, she'll be joined by Dwayne Johnson, who's voicing that cool looking dude there.



These images are also the first we've seen of what Moana will look like.





So, what do you think? Interested? Hyped?

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7 Legitimate Defenses of Some of Disney's Most Nefarious Villains



The legal side of Reddit recently took on some of Disney's evilest villains as clients, and came up with pretty solid defenses for the lot of them:

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If there aren't singing orangutans in this movie, the whole thing is a bust.

Disney continues its foray into live action remakes with the newly released trailer for next year's version of The Jungle Book.

It's got some really big voice acting names to it, a kid that looks a heck of a lot like Mowgli and some pounding drums in the soundtrack. So that's something. At the very least, it looks better than the 1994 Jason Scott Lee version.



That bear looks lost.

For whatever reason, Disney has recently decided to go back its well of immortal cartoons and remake them with live action. It's a strategy they appear to be doubling down on, because it seems like that's a phrase some Disney exec would have used when talking about this strategy.

The first of these remakes was this years Cinderella. Next will come this probably-songless remake of Jungle Book. Then for 2017, Disney is already working on a live action Beauty and the Beast. And last July, they announced they would work on a live action, Tim Burton remake of Dumbo.



You could probably thrown this year's Maleficent in with the bunch, but we're mostly talking about specific remakes rather than reimaginings. The world is full of complications.

But for now, we can just sit back and imagine what Christopher Walken will sound like as King Louie. Because that's probably going to be the best part.

Are you excited for The Jungle Book or any of these live action remakes?

Banksy opens the doors to Dismaland bemusement park.
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Citizens of the western English town of Weston-super-Mare thought the construction of a dilapidated castle in their defunct water park was for the filming of a movie.

Nope, that's just guerrilla artist Banksy's newest massive-scaled project — Dismaland: Bemusement Park.



The large send-up of Disneyland will open Aug. 21 and will feature of the works of 46 international artist, including installations, workshops and events.

There will be a cinema, mini golf, a circus tent and instructional workshops 'on how to hack billboards'.



A Facebook page has been set up to welcome visitors and give a peek at what's waiting for them in the murky waters of Dismaland.



The site promises 10 new works from Banksy himself, as well as pieces from Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and Mike Ross.





Banksy spoke to the Weston Mercury about Dismaland Aug. 20.

"I always loved the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw these doors open again is a real honor, I hope that everyone from Weston will take the opportunity to once more stand in a muddle of murky water eating cold chips to the sound of crying children."





It's not too late to plan that summer vacation of your dreams.

Kingdom Hearts III will have a
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Looks like an Oscar-winning movie will join Tangled in the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III.

Over the weekend at the Disney-centric D23 expo, Kotaku reported on the newest world coming to the beloved video game series:

Sora and crew will ride the robot Baymax and fight their way through a Big Hero 6 world in Kingdom Hearts III, Square Enix announced today during the D23 expo in Anaheim, California.

Big Hero 6, an animated Disney film that stars a 14-year-old prodigy and his team of superheroes as they fight against a mysterious masked villain, was released in 2014 and won the Oscar for Best Animated Film.



Disney put out a whole trailer to announce the addition:



So far, there's been no release date mentioned for the game that mashes up Disney characters and settings within a Japanese-style action game, which unfortunately might mean it won't come until 2017.



For a refresher on what's been shown of Kingdom Hearts III so far, check out this E3 trailer from last June.

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Artist Creates 'Real Life' Disney Hunks

Finnish artist and designer, Jirka Väätäinen has made a fantastic series of Disney Princesses (and others) drawn as if they were real life human people. Now, it's the dude's turn. Eight of Disney's hunkiest romantic leads, (princes and no) are turned into life-like pieces of art. Relive your pre-pubescent sexual awakening going through these childhood fantasies, it's only kind of awkward.

The men have been paired with their female counter-parts just to see how well the couples stack up.

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Six year old Avery Huffman was recently diagnosed with an inoperable, cancerous brain tumor, but that won't stop her from being a princess! Kristen Bell, voice actress of Anna in Frozen, left a delightful message for Avery letting her know that in light of her bravery, Avery will be crowned an honorary Princess of Arendelle. 

No, I'm not crying! Someone is cutting onions in here.



You can learn about Avery's story here, and if you're able, make a donation in her honor here.

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Prepare to be Confused and Turned on by Disney Princess Slave Leia Cosplay

Childhood ruined or childhood enhanced? You tell me! These cosplayers are taking crossover cosplay to new heights combining Disney Princesses with Slave Leia, who I suppose is technically a Disney Princess herself!

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Did you grow up in the 90s? Then this supercut trailer is for you! Professional trailer editor indrancole3's 90s Disney supercut features films ranging from The Great Mouse Detective (1986) to Treasure Planet (2002).

I don't know about you, but after watching this, I'm planning a Disney movie marathon this weekend.

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We're just left with the thought that she never should have kissed that hairy bear creature. 

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5 Amazing Things That Didn't Make It Into Inside Out

First off, if you haven't seen Pixar's latest film, Inside Out, stop reading this and go see it.  Like, now.  I guarantee you'll get misty eyed at least once.  That said, here are five things the folks working on the film originally had planned for Inside Out that never made it to the final cut:

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7 Scenes That Could Have Changed Disney Movies Forever

You know how sometimes Disney movies have ridiculous plot holes that you just can't ignore? Dorkly's got your back.  These invented scenes will make you feel a whole lot better about things like the way Ariel can't seem to find another way to tell Eric she's his girl.  

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Willenbee totally steals the show here, but Schumer gives a clear peak into the fabulous life of becoming royalty.

"Incubating a prince is literally your only role."

Just like every girl's dream!