Why I’m Excited Lin Manuel Miranda is Composing Moana (and You Should Be Too!)

Source: Broadway World
In the wake of the D23 convention over a week ago, there were a lot of great announcements made in regards to upcoming Disney movies and such.
 
But the one that got me really excited?
 
Lin-Manuel Miranda is composing the next Disney Princess movie.
 
 
The thing is, I don’t think much of the general population understands just how awesome this news is.
 

That’s why I’m here. 🙂

The movie in question, Moana is described as such by Disney: “Moana introduces a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. She meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage.”

With the film set in the South Pacific, Moana is being touted as the first Polynesian princess. So, what does Lin-Manuel Miranda, a composer-lyricist of Puerto Rican descent, bring to this project?

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