While “Vaiana” airs tonight on M6, we take a look at all the characters from another Disney who appear in the film.
The ice monster created by Elsa to keep her citadel in Snow Queen appears on one of the hangings that are displayed in the main hut of the village, at the very beginning of Vaiana.
Squiz (Finding Nemo)
When little Vaiana gets to know the ocean at the start of the film, she meets a little turtle that looks like two drops of water like Crush’s son in Finding Nemo.
Dory (Finding Nemo)
Take a magnifying glass to make up your own mind on the matter, but this surgeonfish swimming behind Vaiana looks a lot like Marin’s endearing fellow traveler in The world of Nemo.
Aladdin’s flying carpet
While not the same as Aladdin’s, this rug that Vaiana quickly walks past at the start of the film has exactly the same central motif. Could it be a Polynesian version of the same object?
Among the few provisions that Vaiana stores in her boat before leaving Motunui, this carrot looks like the face of the facetious snowman.
Duffel (The Little Mermaid)
During Maui’s song “For Men”, many multicolored, hand-drawn fish suddenly cross the screen. Among them, we can easily recognize Polochon, the adorable and cowardly friend of Ariel in The little Mermaid (signed by the same directors as Vaiana).
Baymax (The New Heroes)
It’s hard to spot it if you don’t know where to look for it, but one of the Kakamora warriors who attack Vaiana and Maui sports a mask bearing the likeness of Baymax, the inflatable super-robot who shared the adventures of young Hiro in The New Heroes.
The Sloth (Zootopia)
This masked monster that tries to attack Vaiana when she arrives in Lalotai sports sharp claws identical to those of the sloths who manage the registration department in Zootopia.
Aladdin’s Genie (in his magic lamp)
The Hilarious GeniusAladdin is he still inside … Impossible to be clear about it. Still, the famous magic lamp coveted by Jafar is one of the many treasures accumulated by the Tamatoa crab.
When Maui finally recovers his magic hook and can transform again, he celebrates by testing out several different appearances. One of them, as can be seen here, takes exactly the design of the reindeer Sven, Kristoff’s traveling companion in Snow Queen.
Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph)
In the very last seconds of the final credits, one of the symbols that scroll on the screen is obviously a little nod to the main character of Ralph’s Worlds, whose sequel has also succeeded Vaiana in dark rooms.
BONUS: A nod to Lilo & Stitch
The technique Vaiana used to help a little turtle get back to the ocean at the start of the film seems to have been inspired by another character at Disney Studios: the alien Stitch, who was seen doing the exact same thing in the movie. final credits of the film.
IN BONUS 2: The flower (Rapunzel)
Finally, one of the many flowers that bloom at the end of the film, when Te Fiti turns all the islands green, has a few petals in common with the one that allowed Mother Gothel to retain her youth in Rapunzel.