Moana is the First Woman of Color Since Princess and the Frog's Tiana

By: Meghan Young - Jun 14, 2016
References: refinery29
When it comes to Disney movies, people have become accustomed to its lack of diversity; yet Moana shows that the company is conscious of this oversight by introducing another woman of color into the mix. The first time Tiana of Princess and the Frog, Moana embraces a Polynesian background. Granted, her athletic physique, caramel skin and dark, wavy hair will strike a cord with many around the world.

What makes the upcoming Moana Disney film even more noteworthy is that it employs Auli'i Cravalho, a Native Hawaiian teenager, to voice the titular character. As for the story itself, it will revolve around Moana setting sail across the Pacific Ocean to explore the world and find her own identity.