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Jordan Fisher Speaks Out About Moana Halloween Costume Backlash

Jordan Fisher Speaks Out About Moana Halloween Costume Backlash

If you’ve been paying attention, there’s been some controversy about dressing up kids, who are not of Polynesian descent, as Moana.

Most are saying it’s cultural appropriation — and Jordan Fisher is here to say that it’s Halloween.

“All these articles about not dressing your kids up as Moana is unreal,” Jordan wrote on Twitter this morning.

He adds, “As someone with Polynesian blood, as well as lots of other things, lemme see some white, black, Asian, mixed girl or even BOY Moana’s.

Jordan has a good point, too. It IS Halloween, and we should be having fun with it, not second guessing every costume idea because it’s not your own culture.

We know that cultural appropriation is a huge deal and we need to learn from it, but it’s still Halloween.

Auli'i Cravalho Jokes That She Also Responds to 'Moana' in Public

Auli'i Cravalho Jokes That She Also Responds to 'Moana' in Public

The fact that the title character in Moana is animated definitely has not stopped actress Auli’i Cravalho from getting recognized in public!

“When I go out like with my mom, I’m shocked that cashiers are like, ‘This might sound weird, but are you Moana?’” the 16-year-old told People in an interview.

“And I get to say yes!” she continued. “At this point I also answer to Moana. It warms my heart.”

Auli’i‘s exciting new role in Rise will only increase her star power.

We can’t wait to see what amazing performance she gets stopped on the streets for next!

Celine Tam Reprises 'Moana' Performance for Ellen DeGeneres - Watch Now!

Celine Tam Reprises 'Moana' Performance for Ellen DeGeneres - Watch Now!

We were all shocked when Celine Tam was voted off America’s Got Talent last week, but we think she’s still going to have a great career and Ellen DeGeneres thinks so too!

The talk show host invited the nine-year-old singer on her show after the elimination to perform “How For I’ll Go” from Moana for her audience.

Celine even had a very positive outlook on her elimination.

“I just feel amazed by America giving so much love and support. Thanks to them for voting for me. It’s very hard coming this far and I really just want to thank you, America,” Celine said.


Adorable ‘America’s Got Talent’ Singer Celine Tam Performs

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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'Moana' Will Be Dubbed In Te Reo Maori & The Film Just Found It's Maori Star

'Moana' Will Be Dubbed In Te Reo Maori & The Film Just Found It's Maori Star

Moana is making big news once again for the Te Reo Maori version of the film.

Much like Auli’i Cravalho was cast in the English version of the film, once again Disney found its Maori star through an open casting call.

Jaedyn Randell will voice the Polynesian heroine in the new version, which is expected to debut in September for Maori language week.

This is the first Disney film ever to be dubbed into the language.

Of 250 applications, the New Zealand producers picked Jaedyn, 16, after a second look.

“We watched them twice. Accidently skipped her the first time,” they shared. Luckily that second decision was made, we almost missed her.”

Meet Jaedyn below!

Auli'i Cravalho, Jordan Fisher & Alessia Cara To Perform 'Moana' Medley at RDMAs 2017

Auli'i Cravalho, Jordan Fisher & Alessia Cara To Perform 'Moana' Medley at RDMAs 2017

The Moana medley we always wanted is officially happening!

Auli’i Cravalho, Jordan Fisher and Alessia Cara are teaming up for a huge medley performance at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards.

Auli’i and Alessia will team up on the film’s most popular track, “How Far I’ll Go”, and Jordan will join them on stage with “You’re Welcome”.

The RDMAs will air the awards on Sunday, April 30th on Disney Channel — and we can not wait to watch this performance!

Want to see a full list of performers? Click here now!

'Moana's Auli'i Cravalho Will Perform 'How Far I'll Go' on 'Dancing With The Stars' Disney Night!

'Moana's Auli'i Cravalho Will Perform 'How Far I'll Go' on 'Dancing With The Stars' Disney Night!

When we heard that Simone Biles and Sasha Farber were dancing to “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, we secretly wished that Auli’i Cravalho would be performing it live — AND SHE IS!!!

The Moana star, who voiced the animated Polynesian heroine, will be on Dancing With The Stars on Monday to sing it live — just like she did at the Oscars this year.

Auli’i‘s not the only live performer either.

ZZ Ward will be on the show, singing “Ride” for David Ross and Lindsay Arnold‘s Cars 3 jive, and Donny Osmond (who won back in Season 9), will perform “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” for Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy dance.

The show will open with a spectacular number, featuring season 19 winner Alfonso Ribeiro, singing and dancing to an original song with the entire cast.

Seriously, WE CAN’T WAIT!

Graphic Artist Gives Moana Real Life Portrait & It Looks Just Like Auli'i Cravalho!

Graphic Artist Gives Moana Real Life Portrait & It Looks Just Like Auli'i Cravalho!

Artist Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen is an amazing graphic artist who does even more amazing portraits of Disney characters.

His work has been noticed by many for giving us real life personas of our favorites like Belle, Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula and more.

His latest drawing is of Moana, the new Disney Princess set to join the lineup next year — and a surprise (or not really one)? The drawing looks so much like Moana’s voice actress, Auli’i Cravalho!

For more of Jirka‘s graphic art, follow him on Instagram!

Click inside to see Jirka’s real life portrait of Moana… More Here! »

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