Dwayne Johnson Makes a Special Appearance in Disney’s 100 Years Celebration of Exclusive Animation: Reports

Renowned for action roles, Dwayne Johnson impressed as Maui in Disney's "Moana," showcasing his voice acting and singing prowess. Seven years later, reports hint at his return to Disney.

A Familiar Role in "Once Upon a Studio"

In Disney's "Once Upon a Studio," Johnson returns as Maui from "Moana" in a nine-minute animation for Disney's 100-year celebration, featuring iconic characters. The late Robin Williams' archived voice is used for "Genie" from "Aladdin," enhancing the project's excitement.

Moana's Enduring Legacy:*

"Moana," where Johnson voiced Maui, stands as one of Disney's cherished animations, earning over $600 million worldwide. This new project reflects Disney's enduring character and story impact.

Moana's Live-Action Remake:

Dwayne Johnson plans a live-action "Moana" remake, reprising Maui. Fans eagerly await, but patience is needed as these films take 2-3 years to complete. Johnson taps Tony Award-winning director Thomas Kail for the June 27, 2025 release. Success similar to the animated classic is a matter of time.

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