This Wednesday, Disney’s newest animated feature hits theaters. In a twist on the “Disney Princess” tradition, Moana tells the story of a Polynesian teenager being trained by her father to take his place as chief of their village. But Moana wants to see the world first. She sets out on an ocean quest to find a legendary stone that is said to have magical powers. Along the way she runs across the demigod Maui, voiced (and sung!) by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a charismatic blowhard.
Before seeing the movie, you can listen to the soundtrack album. Written by the dream team of Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, Disney-favorite Mark Mancina, and Samoan singer Opetaia Foa’i, these catchy songs will get you and your kids tapping your toes and singing along with the Polynesian rhythms.
Moana’s soundtrack, including a bunch of original songs, the movie score, and instrumental, sing-em-yourself versions is available to stream at hoopladigital.com. Just log in with your Eisenhower Library card and get started listening right away.
Prefer a CD? Place a hold in the library catalog.