'Moana' Deleted Songs and Scenes Detail Cut Brothers, Maui's Past
Bonus footage from Disney's animated Oscar contender details why Moana's siblings ended up on the cutting-room floor.
Disney’s Moana has more in store.
The upcoming Digital HD and DVD/Blu-ray versions of the Oscar-nominated film — about Moana Waialiki, a young girl who sets out to save her small South Pacific island with the once-great demigod Maui — boast seven deleted scenes among the special features.
One notable deleted scene gave Moana six older brothers, whom she is determined to outshine in a canoe race, but those siblings ended up on the cutting-room floor.
The deluxe edition of the soundtrack includes four additional songs, performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Marcy Harriell.
“Unstoppable” brings Maui’s past to light, telling the story of how the beloved demigod once brought greatness to the village of Motunui.
In “More” and its reprise, Moana sings about her dissatisfaction with the world she knows and her desire to find what lies beyond her tiny island.
In “Warrior Face,” Maui teaches Moana how to “make a face that puts the bad guys in their place.”
And though not technically a deleted scene, the Gone Fishing short included among the film’s special features is a bonus clip that shows Maui’s comical attempts to wrangle with the ocean.
The Digital HD and DVD/Blu-ray versions of Moana will be available Feb. 21 and March 7, respectively.