A Moana Song, “Gaston,” and More: Highlights From Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Disney Instagram Takeover
Lin-Manuel Miranda took over the Disney Animation Instagram over the weekend, filling it with a copious amount of Disney song covers, geeking out about Disney legends, and a lot of love for his co-workers. Miranda is currently working on two Disney productions: Moana and Mary Poppins Returns. In true Lin-Manuel Miranda fashion, the Hamilton star began with an Instagram of his dog Tobillo and moved on to other gems like Cuban coffee and the “mind-bending dystopia of Chuggington.” Here are some other great moments, like his realization that Instagram’s character limit (there is one, but it’s super long) gives him infinite possibilities for social media magic:
I just realized there’s no character limit on here. NO CHARACTER LIMIT! #linstagram #moana Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious If you say it loud enough, you’ll always sound precocious Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious A photo posted by Walt Disney Animation Studios (@disneyanimation) on
Geeking out about Disney legends Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and then John Musker and Ron Clemments. (Stars! They’re just like us!):
This is Ron & John. They directed The Little Mermaid, the first movie that made me want to spend my life making music. They also directed Moana. I got to make music for them. Dreams come true, kids. This is proof. #Linstagram #Moana A photo posted by Walt Disney Animation Studios (@disneyanimation) on
And finally, lots and lots of Disney songs. Miranda crushes all of them in such a way that you know he probably sings all the parts of these songs all the time and knows all the lyrics by heart. Particularly exciting, however, is when he teases a bit of a gorgeous song from Moana with the cast and his rendition of “Gaston” with The Rock as Gaston! I also loved how he did the voices in “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan, but definitely head over to the Instagram page to see Miranda also take on Aladdin, Newsies, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and more.
What was your favorite part of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s takeover?
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