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Heading to L.A for Disney Moana Press Junket

By November 10, 2016 ,

When I first learned about Disney MOANA, I was SO EXCITED. I love that Disney is featuring more strong female characters with a diverse background. So when I heard the call of the sea (aka email from Disney) for the MOANA movie press junket, I HAD to say yes!

Heading to L.A for Disney Moana Press Junket

Note: Disney and ABC TV invited me on this all expense paid trip to Los Angeles for the Moana Event and ABC TV Event. While I will share different events and activities during the trip, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

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Disney Moana

That's right! I'm going walk the red carpet at the MOANA premiere PLUS interview the movie talent including Auli'i Cravalho (voice of “Moana”), Nicole Scherzinger (voice of Sina) and Dwayne Johnson (voice of “Maui”)

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Now if you've read any of my posts, then you know how I FEEL about The Rock. But beyond fandom, I know he is biracial (like my son) and has great respect for his Samoan/Polynesian heritage. So it's beyond exciting to have him be part of the film.

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But that's not all. I'll also interview the Directors Ron Clements & John Musker, Producer Osnat Shurer, PLUS Opetaia Foa'i and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who are behind the music of MOANA.

I know that Disney have done TONS of research for MOANA and I look froward to seeing how they put it all together.

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During my trip I'll be very active on my social media accounts so follow along with the hashtags #MoanaEvent, #TheBFGBluray, #ABCTVEvent, #StuckInTheMiddleEvent on my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

But wait, there's more.....while in L.A. I'll also....

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“Inner Workings,” a new short from first-time director Leo Matsuda (story artist for “Big Hero 6,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) is the story of the internal struggle between a man’s pragmatic, logical side and his free-spirited, adventurous half. Created by a small team at Walt Disney Animation Studios in a unique, fast-paced style that blends CG and traditional hand-drawn animation, the short explores the importance of finding balance in daily life. “Inner Workings” opens on Nov. 23, 2016, in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana.

....Attend an INNER WORKINGS presentation with Director Leo Matsuda and Producer Sean Lurie to learn more about this animated short.

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.....Meet and interview Lucy Dahl, daughter of author Roald Dahl for the In-Home release of THE BFG (available on Blu-ray and Digital HD on 11/29).

To learn more about The BFG, visit Website, Facebook, Twitter #TheBFG and Instagram

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.....Visit the “Dr. Ken” set for a meet & greet with Executive Producer and star Ken Jeong and other cast members with a behind-the-scenes experience.

To learn more about Dr. Ken, visit Website, Facebook, Twitter #DrKen, and Instagram

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.....Visit the “Speechless” set for a meet & greet with cast members and behind-the-scenes experience.

To learn more about Speechless, visit Website, Facebook, Twitter #Speechless, and Instagram

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..... Screening of STUCK IN THE MIDDLE plus Q&A and photos with Jenna Ortega (“Harley Diaz”), Ronni Hawk (“Rachel Diaz”), Isaak Presley (“Ethan Diaz”), Ariana Greenblatt (“Daphne Diaz”), Kayla Maisonet (“Georgie Diaz”), Malachi Barton (“Beast Diaz”), Nicholas Bechtel (“Lewie Diaz”), Cerina Vincent (“Suzy Diaz”) and Joe Nieves (“Tom Diaz”)

To learn more about Stuck in the Middle, visit Website, Facebook, Twitter 

As you can see it's going to be a busy but fun filled couple days. Can't wait to come back and share it ALL with you!


Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people.

During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder.

Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Voice Cast: Auli‘i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk.

Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker, produced by Osnat Shurer, and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i.

Visit the official MOANA website - www.movies.disney.com/moana

Like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/disneymoana
Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/disneymoana
Follow on Instagram: www.instagram.com/disneyanimation

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  1. Hope you had a wonderful time! I plan to see an advanced screening here in Raleigh and review on my blog. Like you excited for this strong female character to expose my child to.