Moana Will Be the First Disney Princess Without a Love Interest: 'There Is No Romance in the Film'
By Latifah Muhammad
When Disney's Moana hits theater this fall, romance won't be a part of the storyline.
The Polynesian animated character will be the first Disney princess to not have a love interest, the film's directors John Musker and Ron Clements, confirmed on Thursday during a panel event at Comic-Con 2016.
"There is no romance in the movie," Musker said, explaining that Moana's story will focus on her own personal journey.
As the only daughter of a chief and navigation expert, 16-year-old Princess Moana Waialiki, sets sail for an unforgettable voyage in the South Pacific Ocean. Joining her on the trek are sidekicks Pua the pig and Hei Hei the chicken, along with the Demi-god Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson.
The former wrestling star also sings a song penned by Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda and he's hoping not to "screw it up," Johnson jokingly tweeted on Thursday.
Moana is voiced by 14-year-old Hawaiian newcomer, Auli'I Cravahlo . The teen excitedly tweeted out snapshots from the Comic-Con event on Thursday. "It was so awesome getting to meet all of the fans on the floor. Even got to sign some autographs," she wrote next to a photo signing an autograph.