Moana – DisneyWhen the godfather of Pixar, John Lasseter took over as the chief creative officer for Walt Disney Animation Studios he vowed to revive the once robust division and now his next highly anticipated step in that process is beginning to round into shape. Production on Moana featuring the voice of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has begun and with that announcement has also come a very exciting casting call for a major speaking role. The producers and casting directors are on the lookout for fresh, up and coming talent to be a part of this incredible new project and performers can apply today.Moana is set 2,000 years in the past and will follow the titular character, a dynamic young teenage girl living in Oceania. When her people discover that a great danger threatens the future of their society, Moana decides to embark on an epic adventure in search of a mythical island that could hold the key to survival. Accompanied by a legendary warrior and a hilarious pot-belly pig, Moana will travel to great distances,encounter fascinating creatures and sing unforgettable new original songs. This is a comedic adventure on an epic scale as only Disney can do! The film will star Johnson (Hercules, Fast & Furious 6, The Other Guys) will star as Maui the hero and the feature will be overseen by producers Lasseter (Toy Story, Cars, Finding Nemo) and Osnat Shurer (Arthur Christmas, One Man Band, Jack-Jack Attack), directed by the duo of 2-time Academy Award nominee Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, Aladdin) and Oscar nominee John Musker (The Great Mouse Detective, Hercules, Treasure Planet) from their script which they crafted along with fellow Academy Award nominee Taika Waititi (Flight of the Conchords, Eagle vs Shark, What We Do in the Shadows). Casting calls for Moana are being organized now and female actors interested in applying for the lead role can submit an online video audition today by heading here cnacasting.com/moanacasting/ for information and instructions. More details on the outstanding new Disney production will be posted here throughout the casting process so keep checking back for updates and leave a message below and tell us what you think of this next entry in the company’s legendary animation vault and why you think you will be perfect to be chosen as a voice actor in Moana starring Dwayne Johnson.