The soundtrack to Disney’s forthcoming animated film musical, Moana, is released on CD November 18 in advance of the film’s November 23 release. It's available on Amazon.com.
Miranda has written songs for Moana, which “tells the story of a teenage girl from 2,000 years ago who sets sail to find a fabled island. She is joined by the demigod Maui,” voiced by Dwayne Johnson. The film also features songs by Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa'i.
Phillipa Soo, the Tony-nominated leading lady of the Broadway smash Hamilton, joins her co-star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, in the film.
Soo, who played Hamilton's long-suffering wife Eliza in the stage musical, plays a villager of Motunui, Moana’s home island, in the film. Soo was the original Natasha in the Off-Broadway hit Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and can be heard on the original cast album.
Moana, Disney's newest princess, has the voice of 14-year-old Mililani, HI, native Auli’i Cravalho. Cravalho was discovered while singing at a charity event in Oahu.
Clips from the film have already been released:
“How Far I'll Go” was written by Miranda, and the end-credit version of the song is performed as a music video by Canadian singer/songwriter and Def Jam recording artist Alessia Cara. The full-length music video was directed by Aya Tanimura and can be watched here on VEVO:
Disney had previously released a clip from the film Moana, featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson singing “You’re Welcome,” a song written by Miranda.
Watch the clip here:
(Updated November 18, 2016)