The Way to Moana Featurette & “We Know the Way” Video Clip #Moana

Disney's MOANA has released the featurette “The Way to Moana”, which dives into the Pacific Island cultures research and collaboration that went into the film.

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“The Way to Moana” featurette features commentary from filmmakers, voice talent, songwriters, and key advisors from the Pacific Islands.

As you can see Disney really tried to ensure the MOANA story celebrates the Pacific Island cultures that so deeply inspired it.

Also available is a video clip of the original song “We Know the Way.”

Written and performed by Opetaia Foa‘i and Lin-Manuel Miranda, “We Know the Way” showcases the rich and vibrant voyaging life of Moana’s ancestors.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.

Disney's MOANA poster


Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people.

During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder.

Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Voice Cast: Auli‘i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk.

Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker, produced by Osnat Shurer, and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i.

Visit the official MOANA website -

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