Alan Tudyk has become the John Ratzenberger of Disney Animation.

(John Ratzenberger being the guy who has supplied his voice to every Pixar movie.)

The Firefly alum has voiced a part in every Disney Animation film since Wreck-It Ralph. Next up for him: Moana, which comes out this November and features the House of Mouse’s first Polynesian princess.

He won’t be singing in Moana (music in the film is by Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda). Still, his part did call for some unique stretching of vocal cords.

Tudyk’s Moana character hasn’t been officially announced yet, but when I talked with him in the Comic-Con press room for upcoming NBC show Powerless, he revealed that he’s voicing a chicken named Hei Hei (the Maori word for ‘chicken’), along with two other characters. He said Hei-Hei is “one of the most fun roles I’ve ever done.”

We assume it’s this crazed, adorable chicken from the Moana trailer:


To my delight, Tudyk gave me a sample of his chicken crowing voice. We got that on film and will be updating you with that video soon, which also features our chat with Tudyk about Powerless.

UPDATE 9:07 p.m. ET: Video is ready for you! Check it out below:

An enthusiast of time travel stories, film scores, avocados and Charades, Emily Rome is an alumna of Loyola Marymount University and a native of beautiful Washington State. Emily’s writing has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyNRome.