Monday, June 13, 2016

Disney Does Maui



Here’s Our First Look at Disney’s Moana, With Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Slate.com  By Marissa Martinelli  June 13 2016


Disney has released the very first teaser for Moana, and it’s absolutely stunning. This initial peek at the movie doesn’t give a lot away—presumably in future trailers we’ll see more of the film’s titular heroine, Disney’s first Polynesian princess, voiced by newcomer Auli’i Cravalho. What the trailer does give us are some spectacularly animated ocean vistas and a healthy dose of comic relief, most of it in the form of Dwayne Johnson, who voices the down-on-his-luck demigod, Maui.

The film is the first mainly computer-animated project from Ron Clements and John Musker, the team behind The Little Mermaid and Hercules, and its score was composed by Mark Mancina, who worked on The Lion King and Tarzan, so there’s a lot of well-established Disney talent in the mix. Equally as exciting are the film’s other musical collaborators: Pacific musician Opetaia Foa’I and Lin-Manuel Miranda. (Miranda’s Hamilton costar, Phillipa Soo, recently joined the cast as well).

Moana comes to theaters Nov. 24.

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