Disney has just released another never-before-seen deleted scene from its latest animated film musical Moana, which will be released in Digital HD February 21.
The clip, which premiered on Yahoo Movies, is introduced by the film’s directors, who reveal that the title character was originally planned to have 6 older brothers.
It's the second deleted scene from Moana released this week: Hear Hamilton Stars Sing a Lin-Manuel Miranda Song Cut From Moana.
Moana, according to press notes, is described as such: “Teenager Moana has always felt drawn to the ocean, despite her father's dictate that no one on their Polynesian island is to go beyond its encircling reef. When danger threatens her home, Moana searches for Maui, a mischievous demigod, who becomes an unlikely ally as she matures into the hero her people need.”
The songwriting/composing team for the new Disney film includes Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina, and Opetaia Foa‘i.
Moana opened domestically November 23, 2016, becoming the No. 2 Thanksgiving debut ever with $82 million. In addition to its Oscar nomination for Animated Feature, the film received a nomination for Miranda's song, “How Far I'll Go.”