Manu & Keanu
Manu and Keanu

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Directed by Sam Sturtridge
Produced by Sam Sturtridge
Josh Lipman
Davey Towers
Written by Sam Sturtridge
Starring Noah Johnston
Timothy Olyphant
Auli’i Cravalho
Claire Ryann
Mark Rylance
Janel Parrish
Caleb Hyles
Tia Carrere
Jemaine Clement
Jason Scott Lee
Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda (songs and score)
Edited by Hermann H. Schmidt
Studio Walt Disney Animation Studios
Martinez Marina Productions
Walt Disney Pictures
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date July 16, 2019
Country United States
Language English
Running time 92 minutes
Box office

Manu & Keanu is a 2022 animated musical adventure drama film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Martinez Marina Productions, written and directed by Sam Sturtridge, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.


Two orphaned siblings, Keanu Aikau and her little brother Manu live on the small Hawaiian Island of Kamuei, where not one member of the island people are constantly at war with each other, considerubg one side of the population "outsiders" as caused by a pestilence on the land.


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  • Noah Johnston - Manu - A small boy living with his older sister, who is chief of the small Hawaiian Island of Kamuei, where no one is getting along at all, the cruelty hurts him deeply.
  • Timothy Olyphant - Likeke - Leader of the Spirits of the ancestors of the people of the island.
  • Auli'i Cravalho - Keanu - Manu's older sister, who is struggling with the pressure of her position, chief of the small Hawaiian Island of Kamuei and the harsh brutality caused by her people, inflicting upon some who are considered "outsiders" by a majority of the people.
  • Claire Ryann - 
  • Mark Rylance - 
  • Janel Parrish - 
  • Caleb Hyles - 
  • Tia Carrere - 
  • Jemaine Clement - Noa
  • Jason Scott Lee - 



The songs and score for the film will be composed and conducted by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton and Moana fame, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, featuring choral performances by the London Voices and featuring piano solos by Yiruma.

Track Listing

Manu & Keanu Album
  1. Main Title/ʻO kā lākou moʻolelo kēia - Choir
  2. Outsiders, Begone! - The People of Kamuei
  3. Noa - Instrumental - Miranda
  4. When Two Siblings Fight - Instrumental - Miranda
  5. A Plea From the Spirits - Choir
  6. I'm Really Sorry - Instrumental - Miranda, piano solo by Yiruma
  7. Beneath these Palm Trees - Keanu and Manu
  8. A Not-As-Expected Meeting - Instrumental - Miranda
  9. Why Did I Listen To That Man? - Pennywise
  10. Meanwhile, Back In The Sewer... - Instrumental - Miranda
  11. Tell Her I Love Her - Little Sally and Bobby
  12. The Final Showdown - Instrumental - Miranda
  13. Goodbye - Instrumental - Miranda, piano solo by Yiruma
  14. Peace At Last - Choir
  15. Beneath These Palm Trees (End Title) - Enya


The film will be released to theaters by Disney on July 16, 2022.



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