BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Available today wherever music is sold and streamed, the Moana original motion picture soundtrack features seven original songs and a full original score, plus two reprises as well as two end-credit versions of songs from the film. Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Moana" opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. The diverse and dynamic team behind the film's inspired music includes Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who counts among his credits Broadway's Pulitzer Prize-winning and multiple Tony-winning "Hamilton" and the Tony-winning "In the Heights," three-time Grammy®-winning composer Mark Mancina ("Speed," "Tarzan" and the Oscar®-winning "Training Day") and Opetaia Foa'i, the founder and lead singer of Te Vaka, a winner of numerous world music awards. Miranda said, "Moana has a family that she loves, an island that she loves, but there's a voice inside that's calling. The idea of quieting life enough so that you can hear that inner voice was something really worth writing about for me because I think it's so important." According to Mancina, the music is designed to propel the story. "Music is like a gigantic magnifying glass when it comes to the emotion of a story," said Mancina. "It can enhance it; it can manipulate the story—you have to be very careful. I like to leave a theater with those tunes in my head. And if I still have them in there the next day, I'm really happy." Opetaia Foa'i added, "For more than 20 years, I've been touring the world telling stories of our ancestors, who were the best navigators the world has ever seen. When I first learned that 'Moana' was about voyaging, I thought 'when you dream upon a star.' Everything really aligned with my purpose of sharing this awesome culture."