We are all kept in awe with each Disney • Pixar production. Partly, because they are compelling in story and animation technique. Partly due to amazing easter eggs fun facts content sprinkled throughout the story.
Disney • Pixar make their animation movies magical not only due to the animation technique. Their movies are driven by a story. Story Is The King. All the details for each upcoming production are thoroughly researched and verified. Animation and story teams closely work with the many experts from the fields of human life which are used for making a story believable. It is that attention to detail and then ability to transfer it into a graphic, a movement, a cohesive story telling makes Disney • Pixar the utmost leader in the movie industry.
Both Disney and Pixar are known for creating new technologies used in their animation movies to create as real perception of life’s reality as possible. In CARS 3, new technology was developed to reflect the texture and movement of the mud – yes, the mud we all are familiar with! In Moana, the animator team had experienced a head-to-head challenge with water movement. They were forced to experiment and create a new type of animation technology that would reflect a real-life’s movement of water and wet objects, for example, Moana’s wet hair!
This Disney animation feature is filled with a ton of learning experiences and historical, geographical, cultural facts which make it an epic addition to the classic Disney movie library.
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Fun Facts List from MOANA You Will Be Delighted to Know!
• All the characters in Moana wear outfits made only from materials that would have been available to them 2,000 years ago.
• Moana dons seven outfits in the movie, including the Tapa garment she wears as a toddler when she first meets the ocean.
• Moana’s main look includes a Tapa top and Pandanus skirt with a shredded pandanus underskirt.
• Costume designer Neysa Bove created the outfit to be suitable for an adventure!
• Technology was developed to achieve the wet look for Moana’s hair, since much of the story takes place on water.
• Artists invited volunteers with similar hairstyles to come into the studio and get dunked so they could perfect the look. Isn’t that a cool way to assist animators to create animation that’s so close to life? An amazing feeling to be of help and to know that your hair style has helped to create that magical as Moana.
• Maui’s animated tattoo, affectionately referred to as “mini Maui” by animators, serves as the character’s conscience.
• Mini Maui was animated using traditional hand-drawn techniques by a team led by legendary Eric Goldberg, who supervised animation for Genie in ALADDIN.
• Goldberg often referred to “Mini Maui” as Jiminy Cricket with attitude.
• Lalotai, the Realm of Monsters, is an imaginary place located beneath the ocean’s floor.
• The name for LALOTAI was inspired by its unusual location. In Proto-Polynesian language, LALO means “below” and TAI means “the sea.”
• In earlier versions of the Moana movie, Heihei, the Rooster, was smart and sassy, but the filmmakers felt that the character wasn’t essential to the film’s story.
• So, the Story Team went back to the drawing board and decided to make Heihei a complication for Moana on her journey. Their pitch to the directors was a hit, and Heihei was a keeper.
• To create the night sky, the filmmaking team turned to astronomers to map out which starts would have been visible above the Pacific Islands 2,000 years ago.
• Maui’s hook is inspired by a real constellation with the same name.
• The music in MOANA received a Grammy nomination for best compilation soundtrack.
• “How Far I’ll Go,” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, won the Grammy for Best Song written for visual media.
• At age 9, Lin-Manuel Miranda was profoundly inspired by THE LITTLE MERMAID.
• When Disney Animation Directors John Musker and Ron Clements approached Miranda for Moana, he was thrilled to come aboard.
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MOANA 30 Easter Eggs Neatly Hidden Inside the Movie
• Flounder from THE LITTLE MERMAID makes a appearance during Maui’s “You’re Welcome, ” song sequence.
• Chief Tui and Moana are standing in front of a Tapa cloth that features an interpretation of Marshmallow from FROZEN.
• One of the Kikamora has his face painted to look like BAYMAX from BIG HERO 6.
• WRECK-IT RALPH got his own Tapa cloth which you can find during the end credits.
• When Maui gets his hook back, he transforms into several animals including Sven from FROZEN. This Sven in Moana movie is as funny as he is in his own original story.