The clip shows Maui serenading Moana, voiced by Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, with the song “You’re Welcome,” written by Tony-winning Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
“We just doin' a little sanging over here or as we say in the streets, "I'm spittin' that fire bruh!" the actor captioned the video. “A blast collaborating with the musical genius himself and my Puerto Rican twin Lin-Manuel Miranda. Too much fun!" #YoureWelcome #MoanaMondays”
Set 3,000 years ago in Oceania, the story follows young heroine Moana, who sets out on a daring voyage to save her people by reclaiming an ancient gem. Along the way, she encounters shapeshifting demigod Maui.
The story is close to Johnson’s heart, given the actor’s strong ties to the South Pacific. Half-Samoan, the 44-year-old was bestowed the chiefly title of Seiuli during a visit to the Polynesian island in 2004, and spent some of his high school years living in New Zealand.