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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Write ‘How Far I’ll Go’ From Disney’s ‘Moana’

Watch the Hamilton mastermind at work with the animation team to create music for our latest Disney heroine. No really, it’s like an army of awesome. Sitting with the directors, story-board artists, animators and writers of Moana, the magic that is Lin-Manuel Miranda fits seamlessly with the collaborative minds working under the...

Moana Has All The Shiny!

Today Walt Disney Studios released the full sequence video of the song “Shiny” from Disney’s Moana. The song was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by Jemaine Clement as a very overzealous, villainous crab. Considering it is Disney though, having an overzealous villain seems par for the course. Please check out the clip...

Review: ‘Moana’ Will Go Far as an Instant Disney Classic

Moana is the Disney heroine we need right now. For centuries, the greatest navigators in the world discovered the islands of the Pacific but sometime around 3,000 years ago their travels abruptly stopped. Based in part on the oral histories of the people and cultures of Oceania, Moana imaginatively explores what happened when the daughter of...

Dwayne Johnson and Auli’i Cravalho are Proud to Shine a light on Polynesian Culture in Disney’s ‘Moana’

The stars of the film and the music team behind it share their excitement to bring a new Disney heroine to the big screen! In Disney’s Moana, a young woman embarks on a journey across the sea to fulfill her destiny as a natural navigator. Joined by trickster Demi-God Maui, she sets a course to make things right for their islands as a...

‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Key to Writing and Fulfilling Disney Dreams with ‘Moana’

How a Little Mermaid fanboy went on to become Disney’s go-to guy! Growing up just like us on a steady Disney diet, a young Lin-Manuel Miranda fell in love with music when he watched Ron Clements and John Musker’s The Little Mermaid and now he’s the lyricist on their latest animated picture Moana! During the press tour...

Disney Animator Eric Goldberg Talks Creating New Iconic Characters In ‘Moana’

At a recent Moana press day Legion of Leia sat down with Eric Goldberg, one of Disney’s Renaissance animators, to chat about his latest work on the upcoming film. He’s the man behind some of the most beloved characters in Disney Animation like Genie in Aladdin, Phil in Hercules, and co-directed Pocahontas. Already beginning to...