Disney already set a pretty high bar for this year in the animated film category when they released Zootopia. What could’ve been a forgettable, fun film about cute animals turned into a solid detective story laced with relevant social commentary. It’s a lot to live up to, but Moana seems to be checking off all the right boxes to potentially make it happen.
Not only does the film star Dwayne Johnson, one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood today, but it also contains songs from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Given the chops Miranda has shown in his lyrical writing from the Broadway stage play, many had wondered how this sensibility would translate to the animated film.
Well wonder no more! Dwayne Johnson released a new clip from Moana, and in it, we see him singing part of the song entitled, “You’re welcome.” Check it out below!
Admittedly it’s hard to get a feel for the whole song based on this clip alone, but I do enjoy the dancing tattoos and overall feel of it. I only hope that in context of the rest of the film, the song itself ends up being a catchy classic. Forget Zootopia, Moana also has the big shoes to fill for Frozen in terms of being a musical milestone for Disney.
The synopsis for Moana is below:
“An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.”
What did you think of this clip? Is the song everything you hoped it would be? Let us know in the comments down below!
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