The Spirit of Polynesia Sails into Hollywood for the Moana Premiere – #MoanaEvent

I was invited along with 24 bloggers to attend the World Premiere of Disney’s Moana, walk the Blue Carpet and attend the Premiere Party.

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I have attended two other premieres for “Muppets Most Wanted” and “Big Hero 6.” What I love about these events is that no two red carpet premieres are the same. The Polynesian spirit was certainly present at the Moana World Premiere.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actor Dwayne Johnson (C) speaks onstage at The World Premiere of Disney’s "MOANA" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda speak onstage  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: A view of the atmosphere at The World Premiere of Disney’s "MOANA" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actor Dwayne Johnson (L) and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda perform onstage at The World Premiere of Disney’s "MOANA" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Lin-Manuel Miranda; Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda perform onstage. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Auli'i Cravalho performs onstage at The World Premiere of Disney’s "MOANA" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Auli'i Cravalho

Actress Auli’i Cravalho performs onstage at The World Premiere of Disney’s “MOANA” at the El Capitan Theatre (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

The cast of the movie arrived and the carpet was whipped into a frenzy! It is so much fun to be on the carpet when this happens because the thrill of seeing the stars of the movie is exhilarating. Now that I look at this picture again, I see the Kakamora hanging from the roof, cute!

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Auli’i Cravalho and John-Lasseter

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Dwayne Johnson

Co- Director Ron Clements, actors Alan Tudyk, Rachel House, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horn, actors Dwayne Johnson, Auli'i Cravalho, Nicole Scherzinger, co-director John Musker, actor Temuera Morrison, Producer Osnat Shurer, Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, Executive producer John Lasseter and Screenwriter Jared Bush

Co- Director Ron Clements, actors Alan Tudyk, Rachel House, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horn, actors Dwayne Johnson, Auli’i Cravalho, Nicole Scherzinger, co-director John Musker, actor Temuera Morrison, Producer Osnat Shurer, Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, Executive producer John Lasseter and Screenwriter Jared Bush

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, actors Auli'i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson attend The World Premiere of Disney’s "MOANA" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Auli'i Cravalho; Dwayne Johnson; Lin-Manuel Miranda

Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, actors Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Auli'i Cravalho attends The World Premiere of Disney’s "MOANA" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Auli'i Cravalho

Actress Auli’i Cravalho (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

After the Blue Carpet arrivals we were ushered into the Premiere Party. There I was able to enjoy food and drinks, crafts, dancing and fun Moana Tattoos. When you are in the Premiere Party you never know who you are going to run into. I was actually standing in a small circle of people, texting my husband and I looked up – there was Bob Iger just standing there in that circle. For REAL!!!

Moana Premiere Party

The World Premiere of Disney's "MOANA" - Dancers

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After I got some food, somehow I got separated from my blogger friends. It’s really crowded and loud so this is totally possible. There were tall tables to stand at and eat so I just walked up to a table and started eating with some other guests. I started chatting with them and found that I was at a table with a talent agency that booked Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Maui, a dress designer and a two people who worked on the movie in a Lead role. I can’t remember exactly what they did, but they must have been important to be at the party.

havaianas Flip Flop station at the Moana Premiere

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Before the movie started we were treated to a live performance by Olivia Foa’i, Opetaia Foa’i and the band Te Vaka.
Disney Moana Premiere - Te Vaka Performance

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Check out these other Moana posts from the press junket.

About Moana 

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Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson, is a demigod—half god, half mortal, all awesome. Charismatic and funny, he wields a magical fishhook that allows him to shapeshift into all kinds of animals and pull up islands from the sea.

During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder.

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Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

MOANA’S MISSION — Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) may be a demigod—half god, half mortal, all awesome—but he’s no match for Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho), who’s determined to sail out on a daring mission to save her people. Moana's first challenge is convincing Maui to join her. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, produced by Osnat Shurer, and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i, “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Official Trailer

MOANA arrives on shore everywhere November 23rd!

The brand new trailer for Walt Disney Animation Studios' MOANA is finally here! The film, starring Auli‘i Cravalho (voice of “Moana”) and Dwayne Johnson (voice of “Maui”), opens in theatres in 3D this Thanksgiving!

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Visit the official MOANA website

Disclaimer: Disney has invited 5 Minutes for Mom (and me) to Los Angeles to attend these wonderful events.  All expenses have been paid by Disney, but all opinions are always 100% my own.

About Dawn

Dawn is a social influencer and has been writing about her nerdy side since 2004. She enjoys writing about Entertainment, Travel, Disney, Star Wars and life with two little girls. Her advice is to keep on dreaming, do what you love and life will lead you a path to your happiness. Dawn also writes for 5 Minutes for Mom.

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