Meet Moana's six brothers in deleted scene from Disney's animated adventure

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Apr 28, 2017, 1:41 PM EDT (Updated)

Disney's Moana was the House of Mouse's 56th animated feature, sailing into new territory by embracing the legends and lore of ancient Polynesia to tell its sweeping oceanic tale. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), Moana was a critical and commercial tidal wave of good will, stirring up $565 million in worldwide box office.

Its deluxe home video release is coming ashore on March 7 and ahead of the tsunami of marketing attached to its Blu-ray arrival, here's a deleted scene from an early draft of the film showing a challenging canoe race with Moana's six older brothers. This aspect of the script was eventually cut as the project moved forward, allowing for more of the central themes of Moana's emergence as the cultural leader of her people to shine through in the absence of any siblings.

Have a peek at this unused sequence titled "Lost Brothers" and tell us if you agree it belonged on the cutting room floor.

(via io9)

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