Lin-Manuel Miranda Gives 'Moana' Fans Another Reason to Be Thankful With A "You're Welcome" Music Video
Here's some good news for all the Moana fans out there: don't expect the hype from Disney's box office-crushing animated feature to die down anytime soon. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who earned himself an Oscar nomination after writing part of the film's score, just debuted a music video for Moana's "You're Welcome," one of the songs featured on the movie's official soundtrack, and fans of the film have a lot more to be thankful for.
Dwayne Johnson, who played Maui in the film, originally sang the movie version of the song, but this version features Jordan Fisher — the 22-year-old Disney star who recently starred in Miranda's Broadway hit Hamilton as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton — who appears in the video as well.
In the video, Miranda and Fisher mirror each other, wandering, singing, and sitting in coffee shops on opposite ends of the world — Fisher in New York City and Miranda in London. While sitting in a coffee shop in New York, Fisher gets a text from Miranda asking to meet up in a recording studio, where the duo eventually end up toward the middle of the two and a half minute video.
The feel-good clip just gives fans yet another reason to love Miranda, and yet another reason to love Moana. And then there's also the fact that the singer/songwriter totally slays the rap that Johnson originally performed in the film. "You're Welcome" proves, once again, that Miranda is a musical genius, and there's no wonder that Moana was such a hit at the box office after its Thanksgiving debut.