moana cut song

The best thing about Disney’s Moana is that it is unabashedly an old-school musical, with its unique setting and fantastical story adding a fresh flavor to an experience that is defined by incredible showstoppers. And like every musical ever conceived since the dawn of the form, not every track written for the film made it into the final cut. Thankfully, we live in an age of home video special features and even more thankfully, we live in an age where those special features arrive online in advance of the actual Blu-ray and DVD release, allowing us to hear a sample from one of those songs that didn’t make the final cut.

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Moana Footage

Scoring Hamilton tickets went from difficult to impossible last week, following news that star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda would take his last bow in July. But if you’re bummed about missing out, maybe today’s news will offer some small measure of consolation. A Hamilton mini-reunion is headed to big screens this fall, in the form of Disney Animation’s Moana.

As previously reported, Manuel is writing original music for the Disney adventure. Now we’ve learned that his Hamilton co-star Phillipa Soo will be lending her voice to the project, which also features the talents Dwayne Johnson and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho. Read More »