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Auli'i Cravalho Gushes Over Meeting Other Disney Princesses: 'They've Been My Childhood Heroes'

Auli'i Cravalho Gushes Over Meeting Other Disney Princesses: 'They've Been My Childhood Heroes'

Auli’i Cravalho had a blast at the D23 Expo this weekend!

The 16-year-old Moana star gushed over meeting other Disney princesses.

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Moana has always been a Disney heroine, and I’m also happy that she’s also a Disney princess,” Auli’i told ET. “She gets to hang out with all the rest of the other gals. They’ve been my childhood heroes, so [it was] my childhood on stage. It was great to join them.”

Pictured: Auli’i looks super cute while attending another day of the D23 Disney Expo on Saturday (July 15) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

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Auli'i Cravalho Returns as Moana For 'Wreck-It Ralph' Sequel With Other Disney Princesses

Auli'i Cravalho Returns as Moana For 'Wreck-It Ralph' Sequel With Other Disney Princesses

Auli’i Cravalho isn’t done with Moana just yet — she’s returning for a brand new movie, Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet!

Disney’s newest heroine princess will be back on the animated screen with her Princess predecessors including Frozen‘s Anna (Kristen Bell), Tangled‘s Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), Brave‘s Merida (Kelly MacDonald), The Princess and the Frog‘s Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), Pocahontas (Irene Bedard), Aladdin‘s Jasmine (Linda Larkin), Mulan (Ming-Na Wen), Beauty and the Beast‘s Belle (Paige O’Hara), and The Little Mermaid‘s Ariel (Jodi Benson).

In the clip presented at the D23 expo, Ralph and Vanellope find themselves transported to the most magical place on the internet: OhMyDisney.com, where Vanellope decides to sneak into a dressing room full of Disney Princesses — to mess with them.

When the Princesses discover the tiny intruder, they prepare to attack. Mulan pulls out her sword, Merida grabs her bow, and Cinderella turns her glass slipper into a shiv. In order to save her skin, Vanellope tells the Princesses that she, too, is a Princess — which she is!

After the intrusion, the Princesses defend themselves even more, kicking aside all those princess tropes.

The Wreck-It Ralph sequel opens November 21st, 2018.

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Auli'i Cravalho Offers Up First Details About Her Character on New Show 'Rise'

Auli'i Cravalho Offers Up First Details About Her Character on New Show 'Rise'

We all know Auli’i Cravalho as Moana, but come this fall, we’re going to know her as someone entirely different.

The actress will star as Lilette Suarez in NBC’s Rise, which centers on a high school drama department which comes alive with the help of a passionate teacher.

Speaking with Broadway World, Auli’i revealed the first details about her character.

“This character is so close to my heart,” she said. “She doesn’t come from a perfect home and no one does and that’s what counts.”

Auli’i adds that that is what makes her identify with Lilette the most.

“That no matter what, no matter what your passion is, no matter where you start out from, it’s where you go and what you do with your life, that is something that even you don’t fully know and you won’t know until you try.”

The First Song Auli'i Cravalho Ever Sang in Public Was 'The Rainbow Song' From Barney!

The First Song Auli'i Cravalho Ever Sang in Public Was 'The Rainbow Song' From Barney!

Auli’i Cravalho and her Rise co-star Damon J. Gillespie stick together at NBC’s New Talent Mixer in New York City this week.

The two new network stars were seen at the event, mixing and mingling with Josh Radnor, Arielle Kebbel and more.

In a recent interview, Auli’i dished on her first ever performance and it’s cuteness will blow you away.

“I don’t even remember the name of the song. Everyone knows the song, except no one really knows it. It’s like “Red is the color of an apple, orange is the color of an orange …” Auli’i shared, not remember the name of “The Rainbow Song” from Barney & Friends.

She continued, “I’m pretty sure I stopped at yellow, because I had stage fright, and I was in a local pizza joint, because they said, if there was a rainbow, and you sang the song, you get a free slice of pizza.”

But, she didn’t get that free slice of pizza.

“My mom had to buy me the slice of pizza because I couldn’t finish the song,” Auli’i says. “But I do believe that was the first song I ever sang in public.”

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Auli'i Cravalho Celebrates Memorial Day in Hawaii Just Like You Do

Auli'i Cravalho Celebrates Memorial Day in Hawaii Just Like You Do

When you think of Memorial Day, you instantly think of that three day weekend right? And barbeques…

Turns out, so does Moana star Auli’i Cravalho.

The 16-year-old actress, who performed the National Anthem on PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert last night, is celebrating just like everyone else.

“Usually, for Memorial Day back in Hawaii, I would get together with my family and you know we’d enjoy the three day weekend as most families do,” she shared. “Maybe go to the beach and maybe barbeque and along with those happy memories.”

But that’s not all she does — she also salutes the sacrifice and service of women and men in uniform.

“I always just remember those who weren’t with us that day and it means something so special to me,” Auli’i says. “I’m honored to be here [in D.C.] and I’ll definitely be thinking of those family members.”

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Auli'i Cravalho Isn't Worried About The Flags in Tonight's National Memorial Day Concert

Auli'i Cravalho Isn't Worried About The Flags in Tonight's National Memorial Day Concert

Auli’i Cravalho is more than ready for her performance tonight at the 2017 National Memorial Day Concert…even if there are flags.

“I’m incredibly excited,” she shared ahead of the event. “This will be the first time performing it [the National Anthem] for me. I’ve thought about what it really means, so I’m keeping it as simple, patriotic and honorable as it can be.”

And Auli’i isn’t really worried about the fact that there are flags involved either.

“I’ve still got the performance stuck in my mind,” Auli’i revealed. “While I was [at the Oscars], I did have a run-in with a flag. I got hit with a flag in the back of the head!

“You know what? I’m putting my trust in the people running this show that I won’t get hit with a flag again. But if I do, this time, it’ll be very patriotic.”

The 2017 PBS National Memorial Day Concert will air TONIGHT, May 28th @ 8PM on PBS.

Auli'i Cravalho Reveals The Story Of Her 'Moana' Audition

Auli'i Cravalho Reveals The Story Of Her 'Moana' Audition

We all know the story of how Auli’i Cravalho got her big break with Moana.

She went out for a casting call for the voice role of the title character, and got the news she was going to be that voice in the coolest way — but did you know that there’s more to that story?

Turns out, Auli’i didn’t plan on going out for the role at all!

“My friends and I put together an audition [tape] for [a] charity event…however, we didn’t make it to the charity event, we didn’t get through the audition,” she shares.

Auli’i adds, “But the woman who was going through those auditions was also the casting director for Disney, so she saw our auditions and asked if I wanted to — instead of audition for the charity — audition for Moana. Thankfully, I got that one.”

See, when one door closes, another really does open!

Auli'i Cravalho & Mae Whitman Promote Their New Shows at NBC Upfronts 2017

Auli'i Cravalho & Mae Whitman Promote Their New Shows at NBC Upfronts 2017

Auli’i Cravalho looks super sweet while attending the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront held at Radio City Music Hall on Monday (May 15) in New York City.

The 16-year-old Moana actress stars in the new series Rise, which follows dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) who sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school’s lackluster theater department.

Mae Whitman was also at the Upfronts for her upcoming series Good Girls about three suburban moms who get tired of trying to make ends meet, and decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local supermarket at (toy) gunpoint.

Meanwhile, Halston Sage hit up the FOX presentation where she promoted her show The Orville, a comedic drama set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship, as its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life.

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