PHOTO: “Moana” stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Auli‘i Cravalho stand beside a Hawaiian Airlines A330 with livery from the new Disney film. (Courtesy Hawaiian Airlines)
Hawaiian Airlines, in collaboration with The Walt Disney Studios, unveiled the first of three custom Airbus A330 aircraft being adorned with imagery from the highly anticipated new CG-animated comedy adventure “Moana.”
The inaugural decal design features four characters from the movie on Hawaiian’s fuselage as they take off on a wayfinding journey, including the demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson), the adventurous teenager Moana (voiced by Hawaiian actress Auli‘i Cravalho), and her two friends: Heihei the rooster and Pua the pig.
“At Hawaiian Airlines, we are modern navigators, carrying guests across vast oceans to experience the unparalleled beauty of our home and richness of our culture,” Peter Ingram, chief commercial officer for Hawaiian Airlines, said in a statement. “In important ways, Moana’s voyage of discovery parallels that of our guests’ own travel adventures, and we’re pleased to work with Disney to take this wonderful story to the skies.”
Johnson and Cravalho were among the first to see the design when the plane was revealed in a hangar at the airline’s home base at Honolulu International Airport.
Next month, Hawaiian will reveal two additional livery designs featuring custom-made decals that show the characters interacting with the planes.
For now, here’s how the first one came together.