Watch a cut Moana song sung by Hamilton stars
See the line where the sky meets the sea? That’s where the lotto line for Hamilton stretches back! Fortunately for all, one no longer needs a ticket to enjoy some of that Broadway show’s erstwhile talent, which found its way onto the screen in 2016 via Disney’s Oscar-nominated Moana.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who co-wrote many of the songs featured in Disney’s arguable insta-classic, enlisted his former Hamilton cast mates Christopher Jackson (the original George Washington) and Phillipa Soo (Eliiiza) to assist in helping develop the sound of the island movie-musical. Fresh off Moana’s upcoming Blu-ray release, EW can reveal a brand new look at one such Hamilton-happy tune — “Warrior Face” — that didn’t make the final Motunui cut but can still be found on the film’s soundtrack.
Watch below as Miranda himself introduces the storyboard animatic of “Warrior Face,” a song that Maui sings to Moana to help gird her for their undersea battle against the phosphorescent giant crab Tamatoa.
Though “Warrior Face” didn’t make the final movie, Jackson and Soo still both appear — Jackson, as the singing voice of Moana’s father, Chief Tui, and Soo, as a villager. (Which one? Find out during the 20th anniversary oral history of Moana, maybe.)
Moana is available digitally on Feb. 21 and on Blu-ray, DVD, and on-demand on March 7. And no, Moana’s grandmother does not come back as a Blu-ray so don’t even make the joke.