‘Moana’ songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda stars in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

He earned an Oscar® nomination and a GRAMMY® Award for the composing the original song, “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s Moana.  Now, Lin-Manuel Miranda stars opposite Emily Blunt in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. Miranda plays Jack, an old friend of Mary Poppins (Blunt) and is a charming and eternally optimistic lamplighter. Together, they take the Banks’ children on a series of whimsicalContinue reading “‘Moana’ songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda stars in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’”

Disney’s ‘Moana’ breaks animation record, grosses P85.68-M in 5 days

MANILA, December 7, 2016 – Disney’s “Moana” found out “how far it’ll go” at the Philippine box-office – and far it went with an opening weekend gross of P85.68-million in only five days. The sea-faring adventure also broke the record for the all-time biggest opening day gross for an nimated film last Nov. 30 withContinue reading “Disney’s ‘Moana’ breaks animation record, grosses P85.68-M in 5 days”

Nicole Scherzinger lends voice to ‘Moana’s’ mother, Sina

Best known as the lead singer of one of the best-selling girl groups of all-time Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger now breathes life to Moana’s playful and strong-willed mother, Sina, in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 56th animated feature “Moana.” Also featuring the voices of Dwayne Johnson and Auli’i Cravalho, “Moana” is a sweeping, CG-animated feature filmContinue reading “Nicole Scherzinger lends voice to ‘Moana’s’ mother, Sina”

‘Moana’ answers call of the ocean in high-seas adventures

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. “Moana is the 16-year-old daughter of the chief of Motunui,” says director Ron Clements. “She’s athletic, nimble, compassionate and incredibly smart. She has a never-say-die attitude and aContinue reading “‘Moana’ answers call of the ocean in high-seas adventures”

Theme song of Disney’s ‘Moana’ released in Southeast Asia local languages

Disney’s latest animation title, Moana, will feature the lead song, “How Far I’ll Go” and the track will be adapted into five Southeast Asia local languages – Bahasa Indonesian, Bahasa Melayu, Thai, Vietnamese and English. Five singers from Southeast Asia, namely Janella Salvador from the Philippines, Maudy Ayunda from Indonesia, AydaJebat from Malaysia, Myra MolloyContinue reading “Theme song of Disney’s ‘Moana’ released in Southeast Asia local languages”

Voice of ‘Moana’, filmmakers tour in Singapore

The voice of Moana, Auli’i Cravalho, in Disney’s latest animation film will find her way to the shores of the island of Singapore this November, together with the producer of the movie, Osnat Shurer, and two Southeast Asian Disney animation artists – Singaporean Roger Lee (Lighting Artist) and Indonesia Griselda Sastrawinata (Visual Development Artist). TheyContinue reading “Voice of ‘Moana’, filmmakers tour in Singapore”

WATCH: ‘Moana’ sets sail with Maui to uncharted waters in main trailer

The main trailer for the new animated adventure “Moana” – starring Dwayne Johnson as Maui and Auli’i Cravalho in the titular role – has just been released by Disney and may viewed below. The film sails into Philippine theaters Nov. 30. Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vastContinue reading “WATCH: ‘Moana’ sets sail with Maui to uncharted waters in main trailer”

‘Moana’ masters the seas in newly launched payoff poster

Disney has just released the payoff poster for the new, seafaring animated adventure “Moana” starring Dwayne Johnson and Auli’i Cravalho. The film sails into Philippine cinemas Nov. 30. Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium,Continue reading “‘Moana’ masters the seas in newly launched payoff poster”

WATCH: ‘Moana’ gets extended TV spot for Olympics

An extended TV spot for the new animated adventure “Moana” has been released by Disney and may be viewed below. The TV spot was created intentionally to run during the Olympics, and gives a longer exposure to an original song composed by the Tony Award-winner, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors inContinue reading “WATCH: ‘Moana’ gets extended TV spot for Olympics”

Disney reveals characters, voice talents for animated film ‘Moana’

July 26, 2016 – Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana,” which opens in theaters across the Philippines on Nov. 30, 2016, features a dynamic roster of characters brought to life by a talented group of actors. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who were behind “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin,” “Moana” showcases the life-changing journeyContinue reading “Disney reveals characters, voice talents for animated film ‘Moana’”