Moana Cast Surprises Dwayne Johnson with Delightful Birthday Celebration

Moana stars celebrate with Dwayne Johnson in heartwarming style

by Zain ul Abedin
Moana Cast Surprises Dwayne Johnson with Delightful Birthday Celebration
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On a recent Sunday, Dwayne Johnson, the beloved actor known for his role as Maui in "Moana," was treated to an unexpected birthday celebration by his colleagues from the upcoming live-action remake of the film. Although Johnson’s actual birthday fell on May 2, the festive surprise was organized nearly a month later, keeping the spirit of celebration alive.

The actor, who is set to reprise his voice role in the live-action version, shared an endearing video on Instagram capturing the moment. The footage revealed Johnson walking into a room, only to be greeted by the joyous strains of "Happy Birthday," performed by the crew, including vocal supervisor Alex Lacamoire on piano.

Amidst the celebration, Johnson was visibly moved and expressed his heartfelt thanks to the team, including director Thomas Kail. The celebration featured a cookie cake, which Johnson ceremoniously blew out the candles on, echoing his gratitude and affection towards his team.

During the celebration, Johnson remarked on the progress of their project and expressed his excitement about bringing a new version of his character's iconic song "You're Welcome" to life.

He also toasted the film's future success with a glass of Teremana tequila, a brand he owns, highlighting his enthusiasm for the collaborative venture into the "Moana" universe.

Moana's Exciting Future

Johnson’s Instagram caption reflected his cautious yet humorous approach to unexpected situations, joking about his cautious entry into the room.

He concluded his post with a note of thanks to his Disney Studios and Moana team, underscoring the mutual affection and respect shared among them. In addition to the live-action adaptation, fans of the franchise can look forward to "Moana 2," set to hit theaters this November.

Announced earlier by Disney CEO Bob Iger, the sequel promises to expand the beloved story, taking Moana, Maui, and a new crew of adventurers on an epic journey through Oceania’s vast and uncharted waters. As "Moana" continues to captivate audiences around the world, the anticipation for both the live-action film and the sequel builds, promising new adventures and the chance to dive deeper into its enchanting world.

With a release date for the live-action version slated for 2026, fans have much to look forward to as they await the next chapters in this beloved saga.

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