Lin-Manuel Miranda said in an interview that he wrote the song “You’re Welcome” for Maui once he knew the character would be voiced by Dwayne the rock Johnson because he thought that Dwayne the rock Johnson would be the one person on earth who could sing something so egotistical and have us completely convinced we should be thanking him and honestly he’s not wrong.
Me, to myself:
ok be chill don't let them know how obsessive and weird you are
hi did you know that the crew behind Disney's latest original film, "Moana", did years of research in various Polynesian islands in order to ensure they accurately depicted the culture of the region? Instead of focusing on one island they chose to mix several legends and different versions of ancient stories to create a new perspective that still honored th—
Saying that I’m upset that Moana didn’t win anything would be an understatement, but I have to say thank you to Lin and Auli'i and Dwayne and everyone who worked on that film. It was one of the very first films I was healthy enough to go see after my month in the hospital and months of rehab and physical therapy. It was one of the first movies to lift my spirits and make me cry and laugh and feel completely at ease in forever. I’m so so thankful for that piece of art and everything that it did for me.
PLEASE GO SEE MOANA IT’S SUCH A GORGEOUS FILM:
-heroine is also hard working and determined
-she gets crap done son
-no love interest!! Not even implied!
-POC characters galore!!
-realistic names of characters!
-characters with all different body types!
-baby moana!! Is so cute!
-the music! It’s fantastic!
-seriously the music!!!
-depicts a beautiful culture with beautiful stories!
-the depiction of said culture is accurate due to years of research!
-Dwayne “the rock” Johnson!
-Chris Jackson and Philippa Soo have singing parts!
-Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the music and sings!
-the HAIR animation!!
-the WATER animation!!
-heihei the chicken!
-pua the pig!
-etc etc etc
up early to get some good, quiet Sunday work done in my office and this
lil’ tiger wakes up, wanders in and wants to watch “Mo”.. her way of
saying Moana. And aaaaall daddy’s work comes to a screeching halt. We’re excited for tonight’s #Oscars. Grateful to be nominated! Time to hit the gym and yes, standing up while I work at my desk is my jam. 😉👊🏾✊🏾