One of my favorite animated films of 2016 has to be MOANA, hands down! We loved that this movie was packed with adventures, laughs, and a great message… but you know what else we loved? The music! If you haven’t seen MOANA yet, you are definitely missing out! One of our favorite number is Shiny, performed by Jemaine Clement (yes, that Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords fame).
Clement provides the voice of Tamatoa, a gargantuan coconut crab, in the film. Tamatoa lives in the Lalotai, a realm in which monsters live. As a crab, he is seen as a bottom feeder, much to his dismay! In an attempt to overcompensate, he covers his shell with anything shiny, as well as collecting (or really hoarding!) anything he can get his hands (or claws) on. This includes Maui’s magical fish hook. In the film, Moana is able to distract Tamatoa, so that Maui can retrieve the hook, by getting him to talk about himself through the song “Shiny.” Check out the sequence below featuring the song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda!
Love the music of MOANA? The MOANA original motion picture soundtrack, the two-disc deluxe edition and the digital deluxe edition soundtrack are available wherever music is sold and streamed.
And SURPRISE! I’m also including the full sequence for “How Far I’ll Go,” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by Auli’i Cravalho! This was was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. How awesome is that?
“In our 40-year careers, no film has been such a labor of love or more satisfying than ‘Moana,’ about a young girl who saves the world. We’re so deeply honored that the hard work of the artists and cast is recognized by the HFPA.” -‘Moana’ Directors Ron Clements & John Musker, Producer Osnat Shurer
MOANA is in theaters NOW!
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