Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda Tapped for Disney's Latest Animated Musical

News   Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda Tapped for Disney's Latest Animated Musical
 
Disney has announced that its upcoming animated film Moana, a tale of a young woman who sails the ocean to finish her ancestors' quest, will feature a score created by Tony Award-winning In the Heights and Hamilton writer-star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Grammy winner Mark Mancina and Te Vaka lead singer Opetaia Foa'i.

The three writers will collaborate on the score to "blend their diverse and dynamic talents to help tell the tale of a spirited teenager who sets out to prove herself a master wayfinder." The film, which is slated for a Nov. 23, 2016, release, was announced during the D23 Expo.

Dwayne Johnson will voice the mighty demi-god Maui. John Musker and Ron Clements ("The Little Mermaid," "The Princess and the Frog," "Aladdin"), and producer Osnat Shurer are behind the project.

According to Disney, "'Moana' introduces a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to fulfill her ancestors unfinished quest. She meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage."

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