The full "You're Welcome" sequence from Disney's Moana has officially been released online. The clip features Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) singing the original song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The movie is already a smash hit, becoming the second biggest Thanksgiving Day release in box office history. And this moment certainly helped sell it home for fans.
In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.
In this clip, Maui meets the young title character, voiced by newcomer Auli'i Cravalho, for the first time. Maui uses this song to explain all of the things he has done for Moana. He also uses his animated tattoos to help showcase his past deeds. Here's what Dwayne Johnson had to say about the musical number in an earlier report.
"We just doin' a little sanging over here or as we say in the streets, 'I'm spittin' that fire bruh!' A blast collaborating with the musical genius himself and my Puerto Rican twin Lin-Manuel Miranda. Too much fun!"
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, their voyages stopped - and no one today knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.
The voice cast also includes Alan Tudyk as Hei Hei the Rooster, Jemaine Clement as the 50-foot crab Tamao, Rachel House as Gramma Tala and Nicole Scherzinger as Moana's mother Sina. Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, Aladdin) are directing Moana from their own screenplay, with Osnat Shurer (Oscar-nominated Pixar shorts One Man Band, Boundin) producing. The music will be composed by Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway's Hamilton, Tony-winning In the Heights), Grammy-winning composer Mark Mancina (Speed, Tarzan, The Lion King) and Opetaia Foa'i (founder and lead singer of the world music award-winning band Te Vaka).
Moana opened in 3,875 theaters this past Thanksgiving Day weekend, with an impressive $14,329 per-screen average. So far, it has grossed $82 million domestically, taking in $17.1 million overseas for a global take of $99.2 million. And it stands to conquer this weekend as well with few new releases in theaters. If you can't wait to get back to the world of Moana, enjoy Dwayne Johnson's full musical sequel here in all its glory courtesy of Disney.