Open casting calls for voice of new Princess Moana

Walt Disney Studios has now scheduled open casting calls  for an actress to voice the role of new Disney Princess Moana, the dates and times are listed below.

The official Disney casting call is seeking an actress who can voice a 14-24 year old Polynesian Princess. Casting call submission details are now posted below. The open casting calls dates and locations are also now posted below. To be considered, all talent must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in the State of California and Los Angeles. That information is available for download here.

Walt Disney Animation Studios is now in pre-production on the new upcoming animated comedy-adventure feature film Moana. The film is set 2,000 years ago in Oceania, and centers on a spirited teenager who learns that the future of her people is in jeopardy. Along with a lovable pot belly pig and a legendary hero, Moana searches for a mythical island, traversing the open ocean and encountering mystical sea creatures and underworlds on an action-packed quest to save her world and make her ancestors proud.

Moana will be directed by Academy Award nominees Ron Clements and John Musker. Musker and Clements also wrote the screenplay along with Academy Award nominee Taika Waititi. Ron Clements and John Musker previously directed and wrote the Disney films The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and The Princess and the Frog. Executive producer is Academy Award winner John Lasseter, whose credits include Cars, WALL·E, Bolt, Finding Nemo, the Toy Story films, Wreck-It Ralph, and Frozen among many others. Two-time People’s Choice Awards nominee Dwayne Johnson has been cast to play the Demi-God Maui. Moana is scheduled to hit theaters on November 23, 2016.

Disney Moana Casting Call Details

Disney has launched an international talent search to discover an amazing talent to play the role of the new Disney Princess Moana. In addition  to video submissions, open casting calls are now scheduled. The dates and times are posted below. The actress chosen will be flown to Los Angeles for filming. Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in the United States, and in California (see below). The following are the open casting call details and instructions on how to submit:

Disney casting directors are seeking the following:

[MOANA WAIALIKI] Female, 14-24 years of age. Smart, passionate, and funny. Brave, inquisitive, and confident. A teenager who yearns for something more. Strong singing voice a must.

To be considered, please attend the following open casting call:


Insel Fehmarn Hotel
Falealili Street
Apia, Samoa

Click here for directions.


Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:00am – 8:00pm

You MUST prepare and be ready to perform a song in the style of either Disney, musical theatre tunes or show songs. You MUST be between 14-24 years old. This is an animated feature film, therefore your looks are not important, however you must have strong singing abilities. Prior experience in film is not requires. You also must speak fluent English.

NOTE: The next open casting call location, date and time, will be posted here in the next week or two.

If you can not attend the open casting call and wish to self-submit, send via postal mail, a recent color headshot, and send a self-made video of yourself framed close up, showing your head and shoulders with plenty of light on you. Introduce yourself. Practice this several times before you film. Tell us why you would make a great Moana. Then tell us your email contact and your phone contacts. Get your parents permission if you are under the age of 18 years. Then widen the frame and film yourself in mid shot singing part of a song that you do well (no longer than one minute). Upload the video to an online video hosting website such as YouTube or Vimeo. Mail a headshot and resume along with a cover letter clearly stating the EXACT URL link to your online video to the following:

Moana Talent Submission
Jamie Sparer Roberts
Walt Disney Studios
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91502

NEW ZEALAND TALENT ONLY submissions have now closed at CNA Casting.

All talent including Minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in the State of California and in the United States.

The 2015 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Los Angeles and the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Los Angeles Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Los Angeles Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Extras Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
• Los Angeles Headshot Photographers List
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Los Angeles Resources
• Actors Unions
• PDF Users Guides

All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.


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Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Walt Disney Animation Studios
2100 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91506

Executive Producer:

John Lasseter


Osnat Shurer


Mark Mancina


Ron Clements
John Musker


Dwayne Johnson – The Demi-God Maui


A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.