So Sunday night my wife and I took our son to see
';Moana.'; I was very interested in the story and have always been
fascinated with the Polynesian culture. The movie was an absolute
masterpiece, with the visuals and music being some of the best
Disney has released in my opinion. There were so many fantastic
characters in this film. I have decided to write my article this
week about one of the main characters, Maui. As mentioned above he
can be found in the film ';Moana'; which was released in theaters last
Wednesday, November 23rd. In video games he can be found in Moana:
Rhythm Run, Moana: Island Life, Disney Crossy Road, and Disney Emoji
Blitz. He can also be found in merchandise such as toys, books,
clothing, Funko figures, pins, and Disney art.
Maui made his home on an unknown island in the
South Pacific. People he can count on when needed are Moana Waialiki,
Heihei, Mini Maui in the form of his tribal tattoos, and the ocean.
His enemies include Kakamora, Te Ka, and Tamatoa. He goes through
many ups and downs in the film, and the interaction between himself
and Moana is wonderful. He is a very big and muscular demigod. He
has tattoos all over his body, and has curly long black hair, a tiny
nose, and dark brown eyes. He also wears a grass skirt and a
necklace made of top and various shaped teeth. His weapon of choice
is a magical fish hook which was given to him by the gods. He is
often full of himself, funny, and extremely prideful of his culture.
He was designed by Jin Kim, Bill Schwab, and Eric
Goldberg. Animated by Allen Ostergar IV, Mack Kablan, Michael
Woodside, and Trent Correy. He was voiced the amazingly talented
Dwayne ';The Rock'; Johnson.
*FUN FACT* Maui is the Demigod of the wind and
sea. The Hawaiian meaning of Maui means God of fire.
Maui can only be found in Disney parks around the
world in reference form. I would be shocked if he wasn';t included as
a meet and greet character in the very near future with how great
this film was. I could definitely see a sequel in the future as
well. Go check out this film.