Raise your hand if you still sing the catchy tunes from MOANA? *Raises hand* Yup! There are so many aspects of MOANA that I love: the adventure, the laughs, the great message… and the music! That is exactly why I’m beyond thrilled that Walt Disney Animation Studios is releasing an all-new sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded comedy-adventure in theaters nationwide starting January 27!
Woo hoo! That’s right! Fans are invited to warm up those vocal cords and set sail with an all-new sing-along version of MOANA launching in more than 2,000 theaters. If you live near Hollywood, then lucky you! The new version will show exclusively at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre on January 20. Daily showtimes are at 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Tickets are available at El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 (347-6396) or online at www.elcapitantickets.com.
MOANA‘s original music and score was created by an amazingly dynamic team that includes Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda (Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning “Hamilton,” Tony-winning “In the Heights”), Mark Mancina (“Tarzan,” Broadway’s “The Lion King”) and Opetaia Foa‘i (founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka).
The sing-along version of MOANA includes the full feature film with on-screen lyrics, so audiences can belt out the words to their favorite songs. Moviegoers can check local listings for showtimes and theaters; the sing-along run will vary by location.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ smash hit opened domestically on November 23, becoming the No. 2 Thanksgiving debut ever with $82 million! Fans just couldn’t get enough of the film as it earned $225 million domestically and $450 million worldwide to date. The film has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes and an “A” CinemaScore. Seriously, how awesome is that? Pretty awesome as critics agree! MOANA has earned nominations for BAFTA, PGA, Golden Globe® and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for best animated feature.
As for the soundtrack? It’s dominated the music charts for more than six weeks, peaking at No. 1 on the iTunes Albums chart. It is currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The soundtrack is available wherever music is sold and at streaming services!
Check out the full sequence videos for the songs “Shiny” and the Golden Globe®-nominated “How Far I’ll Go” from MOANA!
Want to enjoy the original theatrical version of the film at home? MOANA arrives on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on February 21, and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand on March 7.
I received the above information as a blogger via Walt Disney Publications. All opinions are 100% my own.