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Andrew Reviews It! – Moana’s Percussion Set

Moana Percussion Set

We received a Moana’s Percussion Set from JAKKS Pacific to play with and review. Opinions are our own.

This is a cute set. It comes with six pieces of musical instruments. There is a slit drum, a tall drum, two drum sticks and two maracas. The maracas are so cute in that they are Kakamora, those nasty little coconut pirates. One of them even doubles as a holder for the drumsticks. I knew I had to get this one because Andrew was going to love them. I specifically asked to review the toy so that Andrew could help me with the video review. He did the full video review. Take a look.

More about the toy below. Continue reading Andrew Reviews It! – Moana’s Percussion Set

MOANA was Nominated for a Golden Globe for “How Far I’ll Go”


Yesterday MOANA was nominated for two Golden Globes including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “How Far I’ll Go”. I wanted to share with you the full “How Far I’ll Go” sequence from the film. The song is written Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by Auli’i Cravalho.

Moana Directors Ron Clements and John Musker Producer Osnat Shurer

“In our 40-year careers, no film has been such a labor of love or more satisfying than ‘Moana,’ about a young girl who saves the world. We’re so deeply honored that the hard work of the artists and cast is recognized by the HFPA.”
– ‘Moana’ Directors Ron Clements & John Musker, Producer Osnat Shurer

Lin Manuel Miranda

“Gracias. Merci. Grazie. Danke sehr. Mahalo. Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this tremendous honor. Congratulations to my fellow nominees. Over two years ago, I was lucky enough to have been given my dream job, writing songs for a Disney animated film, alongside the amazing Opetaia Foa’i & Mark Mancina. Today, for Moana to be recognized for what we created is truly beyond comprehension. ‘How Far I’ll Go’ not only embodies the spirit of our heroine but the central lesson from the film—dream big, listen to your gut, don’t give up, never forget where you came from, and one day you might just save the world.”
-Lin-Manuel Miranda

The MOANA original motion picture soundtrack, the two-disc deluxe edition and the digital deluxe edition soundtrack are available wherever music is sold and streamed. Continue reading MOANA was Nominated for a Golden Globe for “How Far I’ll Go”