Disney Finds Voice of ‘Moana’ for Dwayne Johnson Animated Movie

Walt Disney Animation Studios has tapped Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho to voice the title character in the upcoming animated adventure “Moana.”

Dwayne Johnson is already on board to voice the demi-God Maui in a tale that follows a spirited and fearless teenager who, with help from Maui, sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder.

The feature is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who helmed such Disney classics such as “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “The Princess & the Frog,” with Osnat Shurer producing.

“I didn’t think I would have a chance,” said Cravalho. “When I was little, I used to dance around the house singing at the top of my lungs. In my mind, that was performing and I loved the feeling of it. But I never imagined being in a Disney movie, being Moana — representing my culture in that way.”

Disney started building buzz at the recent D23 expo with Johnson coming on stage to hype up the project. The pic is set to bow on Nov. 23, 2016.

The film marks Cravalho’s first feature film.

source: Variety


Ford Campaign images

Added various Ford Campaign images. We hope to have more starting October 12th when Dwayne’s “The Specialist at Ford” campaign officially kicks off with tv, print and social media ads!!!

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Official Press Release:

Dwayne Johnson Takes Command of The Specialists at Ford

By Kathryn Mellor

You know him from his blockbusters on the big screen; you’ve seen him on TV. He’s no stranger to larger-than-life characters. He walks in a room and connects with people like no other. He’s an International Icon. He’s Dwayne Johnson and he’s front and center, taking command of the brand-new Ford Service Campaign. And no doubt everyone will listen up. As the charismatic leader of an elite crew known as “The Specialists”, Dwayne introduces us to an entire team of Ford Service technicians who have what it takes: dedication, training, diagnostic equipment and Motorcraft® parts. The elite team includes Treads, our tire specialist, Slick, our oil guru and The Maestro, our service advisor. Together they’re making service right for everyone who owns a Ford. It’s heroic, it’s Americana, it’s pure fun with Dwayne at the helm.

With Dwayne’s relentless drive to achieve greatness and the Ford Service commitment to excellence, it’s a perfect fit. In fact, it’s not a stretch for Dwayne to know the ins and outs of Ford vehicles.  He’s been a long-time Ford owner.  Currently, he owns three Ford vehicles, including his favorite, the F-150.

True to Dwayne’s bold presence, this campaign is going to be huge and span across all media. Starting October 12, 2015, look for Dwayne and The Specialists on TV, on digital channels, social networks, radio as well as point-of-sale inside Ford Dealerships. And we’re just getting started as new content will be added on a regular basis. Because once you meet the Specialists, you’ll want to see more. So get ready for the guy who brings wit, toughness and a “let’s get it done” attitude to everything he does: Dwayne Johnson. Starting October 12th, the small screen won’t be so small anymore. Air guns ready? Let’s do this!

Exclusive: Dwayne to be new face of Ford’s advertising campaign “The Specialists at Ford”

Dwayne Johnson in Ford ad (2)I was contacted by a person from Ford’s PR department who wanted to share news about Dwayne’s new upcoming campaign with Ford! Dwayne has mentioned some hints about an upcoming campaign on his Twitter and now we know what it is!! Thank you Ford. Check out the details below:

The Rock is the new face of Ford’s advertising campaign for Ford service, “The Specialists at Ford.” As you know, he is longtime Ford fan, owning three Ford vehicles – his favorite being F-150. Earlier this year, he gave his housekeeper a Ford Edge. Dwayne is planning to share on his social channels tomorrow, and we wanted to send it to you too (since you have a dedicated Dwayne Johnson page).

The Specialists at Ford” spots will feature an elite crew of Ford technicians led by Johnson. The specialists are a dedicated team has all of the training, diagnostic tools and Motorcraft parts that make servicing your vehicle at your local Ford dealership the right decision.

Television ads will begin running Monday, Oct. 12, followed by radio, digital and social spots. The multi-year deal will feature a continuous stream of new content being developed – with Dwayne Johnson and “The Specialists”.

Dwayne to appear on Oprah’s Master Class

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the network’s fall premiere schedule, which includes the seven-night landmark television event “Belief” (Oct. 18-24) plus all-new episodes and seasons of returning favorites beginning this September.

“Oprah’s Master Class” returns for its fifth season on Sunday, October 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with handpicked masters including Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Duvall, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Smokey Robinson, Jeff Bridges, James Taylor and Patti LaBelle.

New episodes of family docuseries “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (9 p.m. ET/PT) and “Raising Whitley” (10 p.m. ET/PT) return on Saturday, November 14.

*We will post the air date for Dwayne’s appearance on Master Class as soon as we have it!

Dwayne Johnson shares heartbreaking update about his dog Brutus

Dwayne Johnson had a sad update for his fans on Tuesday about one of his recently adopted puppies.

The actor shared a photo on Instagram breaking the news that Brutus, one of the two French bulldogs he brought home just a few weeks ago, had to be put to sleep after eating poisonous mushrooms.

Another reminder we have to live and love as greatly as we can today, because tomorrow is never guaranteed. At approximately 11:15pm last night myself and @laurenhashianofficial had to make the painful decision to end Brutus' suffering by taking him off of life support and sending his soul to pup heaven. I held his lil' paw as he was finally at peace. As all puppies and dogs do, he ate a mushroom while playing outside with his brother Hobbs. This mushroom happened to have a lethal toxicity and within hours it was rapidly destroying his liver and immune system to the point of no return. I encourage all of you out there to be mindful of mushrooms in your yards, parks or anywhere outside your dogs play. What looks innocent, can be deadly to your lil' family members. Thank you Dr. Deckelbaum and Dr. West and the incredibly caring nurses and staff at The Animal Medical Center At Cooper City. We'll always love you Brutus.. and you'll always be my lil' main man and rough housing Brute. #RIPBrutus #WishICouldveSavedYouOneMoreTime

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Dwayne Johnson appears on Jimmy Kimmel Mean Tweets Video 9/22

Mean Tweets week continued on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson read out a tweet that called him a “candy ass movie star” and that he should go “suck it.” Johnson had the best response we’d never want to repeat in front of our parents when he offered, “I’ll give you something to suck.”

Bette Midler and Liam Neeson also made appearances, the former told by one Twitter user that she has “the biggest penis in Hollywood,” and the latter read out a tweet calling him a “butterface, in that his face looks like a butt.”

source: EW