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Listen to Hamilton Cast Members Sing a Deleted Song From Moana, and Watch a Deleted Scene!

After we watched Moana, our first thought was: “We need more of this movie in our lives.” Lucky for us, that wish has been granted as a clip of a deleted song from Moana, called “Warrior Face,” has now been released, along with a deleted scene featuring Moana’s brothers (who didn’t make it into the final movie!).

The song, which was meant to be performed by Moana and our favorite ordinary demi-guy Maui, is sung by original Hamilton cast members Phillipa Soo and Christopher Jackson, bringing the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical connection full circle. Get ready and listen to this amazing clip:

Moana Deleted Song – "Warrior Face"

Your ears will thank you when you hear this awesome deleted song from Moana performed by some people you might recognize from Hamilton: An American Musical!

Posted by Oh My Disney on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

As Lin-Manuel explains before the song begins, the song was inspired by the “haka,” a traditional dance from the Pacific Islands. We definitely hear the haka inspiration in the music, which was composed after a lot of research and development with the Oceanic Story Trust, a team of musicians, anthropologists, historians, tattoo experts, fishermen, and elders from the Pacific who consulted on the development of the entire film.

The deleted scene below shows Moana participating in a canoe race with her six brothers, along with a clip of directors Ron Clements and John Musker explaining why the scene and brothers were ultimately cut.

Moana Deleted Scene – Lost Brothers

Did you know Moana was originally supposed to have brothers? Check them out in this deleted scene.

Posted by Oh My Disney on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

We love getting these sort of insights into the making of a movie! The deleted song and scene, along with other special bonus features (including a deeper dive into the work done with the Oceanic Story Trust), can be found on the Moana Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD formats. It is now available on Digital HD and Blu-ray. You can find more information here!

Posted 11 months Ago
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