…it’s an epic, or even mythic, adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific.

The lead character, Moana Waialiki is the only daughter of a Chief in a long line of navigators. She’s really a bit of nerd, but a nerd about sea voyaging, and when her family need her help, she sets off on an epic journey. Some of the other characters are demi-gods and spirits drawn from real mythology.

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Are they still making her a chief’s daughter tho? I’m starting to rethink incorporating the lei niho palaoa in her design; maybe just a regular, non-royalty girl who likes to spend her free time plotting out sailing routes if they’re keeping that “she’s really into ocean navigation” trait.


Inspired by Disney’s upcoming story: Moana

Hey again guys! Once again from the mouse house. It’s been a crazy few days. Things have been moving so fast out of the blue. The lovely Jennifer Lee submitted a new draft of Wrinkle the other day, and it got an extremely good response. The powers that be are considering a switch to live action. If that’s the case, it could open the floodgates for me to storm back into Moana production. ;)

On a side note, early last week they had some VO auditions, and there was some heresay around the office that Daisy Ridley (of Star Wars fame) was brought in for a private audition for a speaking/singing role. Not sure what project it’s for, but Giants has been in preliminary VO casting for a bit, so that seems to be most likely the part she went in for. 

Also, the Frozen Frenzy short should be opening in front of Cinderella, barring any production delays. 

Thanks again for the awesome support! We love looking at the fan art! Keep ‘em coming! ;)

-Inside the mouse house

Another lovely submission from the Mouse House with lots on information for us Disney fans! Sounds amazing and thanks for always keeping us in the loop! Can’t wait for all of these films to come out *u*


My personal take on Disney’s next princess; Moana. I’m super excited to see what they do with their polynesian princess, though I doubt tattoos will be involved ( sadly). Looking forward to some official concept art being released in the next year or so. <3


this is my 12 year old cousin’s take on moana and i luv it

Hey there Moana fans, it’s the little birdie from inside the mouse house. I wish I could be sneaking some more pictures to you guys, but I’ve left the project. It was a blast to work on, and production is still full steam, but I’m absolutely loving my job on Wrinkle in Time, one of our newer projects.

Anyway, I wouldn’t be sending you guys this message if I didn’t have news…

It isn’t much, but you should start hearing Moana news within the next year… especially at a certain convention. If I were you, I’d start looking at tickets for D23 2015… ;)

Keep the magic going! It really helps everyone here at the studio. 

Good luck!

- The guy inside the Mouse House

Thank you for the submission! Us Moana fans are very excited to hear any news about the film even if it’s just a little bit =) Mark your calenders everyone for D23 ;) And have fun working on “Wrinkle in Time”, I’m sure it’ll be fun and the storyline sounds exciting!


Some days ago, while I was on a train, I saw a girl with this outfit (but she had the shoes, obv XD). However I loved that outfit so much that I’ve decided to draw it and I’ve choose the main character of the upcoming disney movie Moana.

Hope you like it!!


Princess Moana (2014)
Photoshop CS6