Disney’s upcoming animated feature Moana is set to hit theaters on November 23, 2016 and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is starring as the demi-god named Maui.
The Rock recently shared on his Instagram one of the voice recording sessions from the set Moana. In it we see the actor performing the powerful Haka, a perfect example of how much energy the actor brings to the role.
In the image’s description, he explained, “It’s my DNA, but hard to explain the “mana” (spiritual power) that comes out when I perform the Haka. Highly intense and emotional and I always need a few minutes to calm down after I do it. I also have to do this last ’cause I blow out my damn vocal chords.”
A huge MAHALO to our #MOANA production team for flying in from LA and putting in a full day’s work with me on this Memorial Day. These guys are master storytellers and it’s such an honor creating with these brilliant humans. Osnat Shurer (our movie’s “Rock” and creative producer). Don Hall and Chris Williams (directors and I presented these dudes with the Oscar last year for BigHero6). Charlyn Giampa (production supervisor). My mom (who wanted to hang out?) and a guy who finally admitted to having a life size poster of me on his ceiling.. Jared Bush (brilliant writer who wrote a little movie that’s just crossing $1billion called Zootopia. *Yawn). Love this whole crew and the whole MOANA production back in LA putting in 6 day weeks with me to make something AWESOME for the world. #TeamNoSleep #MemorialDay #MOANA #Thanksgiving2016
Are you excited to see Moana in theaters in November?