To voice a demi-god, one needs someone who is larger than life.
Dwayne Johnson is perfect for that role.
It was revealed today at D23 Expo 2015 that actor Dwayne Johnson (â€œSan Andreas,â€ â€œFurious 7â€) will voice the mighty demi-god Maui in the next Walt Disney Animation Studioâ€™s â€œMoana.â€
Co-directors John Musker and Ron Clements (â€œThe Little Mermaid,â€ â€œAladdinâ€) with producer Osnat Shurer (â€œOne Man Band,â€ â€œBoundinâ€) shared early test footage and plans for the inspired music for the animated movie.
â€œMoanaâ€ is about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to fulfill her ancestersâ€™ unfinished quest. She meets the once mighty demi-god Maui and togetherâ€”they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage.
Also on the D23 Expo presentation, the animated team was joined by Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (â€œHamiltonâ€), Grammy-winner composer Mark Mancina (â€œTarzan,â€ â€œThe Lion Kingâ€) and Opetaia Foaâ€™I, lead singer of Te Vaka.
Foaâ€™I concluded the presentation with a performance illustrating the magic of the movieâ€™s music.
â€œMoanaâ€ is set for release in the United States on November 23 next year.
Source: Latino-Review, Walt Disney Animation