D23 Expo 2015: “Moana” takes Disney fans on an emotional journey with clip, musical performance

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Dwayne Johnson (aka “The Rock”), who lends his voice to the mighty demi-god Maui in Disney’s upcoming animated film “Moana,” hit the stage at D23 Expo 2015 today as part of the Walt Disney Animation Studios presentation

Renowned directors John Musker and Ron Clements (“The Little Mermaid,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Aladdin”), and producer Osnat Shurer shared early test footage and revealed plans for the film’s music.

OSNAT SHURER, RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER

Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Grammy-winning composer Mark Mancina (“Tarzan” “The Lion King”), and Opetaia Foa’i (founder and lead singer of the world music award-winning band Te Vaka) are working together to help tell the tale of a spirited teenager who sets out to prove herself a master wayfinder.

OSNAT SHURER, RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER

DWAYNE JOHNSON

OSNAT SHURER, RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER

OSNAT SHURER, RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER

OSNAT SHURER, RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER

OSNAT SHURER, RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER

OSNAT SHURER, RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER

OSNAT SHURER, RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER

OSNAT SHURER, RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER

OSNAT SHURER, RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER

OSNAT SHURER, RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER

D23 EXPO 2015
D23 EXPO 2015
D23 EXPO 2015
D23 EXPO 2015
D23 EXPO 2015
D23 EXPO 2015
OSNAT SHURER, RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER

Following a tear-jerking clip from the film, Foa’i performed a bit of the movie’s music.

“Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.

9 Comments

  1. Lexie

    Love the design of Moana! Shorter, a bit stockier with muscle, but still very pretty.

  2. Wow… Pele looks AMAZING! I’m looking forward to this one.

  3. Maddie N.

    Great! Makes me all the more impatient for the film. My vote is on Makamae Auwae

  4. Sandra

    I will be waiting for moana ! I from chile and i visited easter island ! Besutiful!

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