Outside of its titular character, we didn’t know much about Moana’s cast of characters besides the demigod Maui, voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. But now Disney has released the names and photos of nine new characters and November can’t come soon enough!
Joining Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) and Maui, we have:
- PUA, Moana’s incredibly cute loyal pet pig
- TAMATOA (Jermaine Clement), a self-absorbed 50-foot crab who lives in the realm of monsters
- GRAMMA TALA (Rachel House), Moana’s best friend and grandmother who shares her special connection to the ocean
- CHIEF TUI (Temuera Morrison), Moana’s father and the well-respected leader of the people of Motunui Island
- SINA (Nicole Scherzinger), Moana’s mother who always has her back
- HEIHEI (Alan Tudyk), a clueless rooster who accidentally stows away on Moana’s canoe
- KAKAMORA, an intense team of coconut-armed pirates who will stop at nothing to get what they want
Moana tells the story of the adventurous teenager Moana who sails out on a daring mission to save her people, assisted by the demigod Maui. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Princess & the Frog), Disney's newest animated film hits theaters on November 23, 2016. Check out the character photos below.