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New ‘Moana’ Clip and Featurette Focus On Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Soundtrack

Posted by Hoob on November 7th, 2016
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There hasn’t been this much focus on a Disney Soundtrack before a film came out since Elton John got involved in The Lion King. That said, with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton still the hottest ticket on Broadway, it’s not really a surprise.

To help amp up excitement for this month’s release of Disney’s Moana (as if they really needed it), The studio has just released a new clip and a featurette for the film, both of of which are geared towards generating even more buzz around the soundtrack.

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 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 Auliʻi 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. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.


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