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Tidbits gained from rewatching Mask of Light (including all the DVD features)

-Ko-Matoran love listening to stories and become much more hospitable to guests who tell them.

-A scene of a Rahkshi crushing a Matoran’s Kohlii ball was cut because it seemed “too cruel”

-Lewa loves all Rahi but Ash Bears are his favourite (Graalok’s head was also modelled after the design of Lewa’s mask).

-Takua’s mask coming loose all the time was meant to be symbolic in terms of him not fitting into his current role in life, he wasn’t “comfortable in his mask”.

-A scene of Takua losing his mask during the Kohlii game was cut because the directors thought it was “revealing too much” (oh nooo he nekkid won’t somebody think of the children).

-Not so much a special feature as something I just never noticed before- Pewku has a lil puppy tail that wags when she’s happy.

-Speaking of stuff I somehow missed as a kid- Turaga Nokama’s character designer needs a smack upside the head for that nonsense on the chestplate.

-The rocks and scenery were deliberately designed to look somewhat overly geometric and mechanical, hinting at the true nature of the island.

-The Rahi were designed with idea that the island was in a “transition state” and actually transforming organic lifeforms into mechanical ones. Interesting…

  • Jason Michas in 2003: So we're gonna differentiate Takua's and Takanuva's voices, right? He's just been on a major journey of spiritual growth, and he's literally like 3 times taller now. Gotta sound more...I dunno...powerful, yeah?
  • Studio Exec: You know those plastic microphones you can buy at the dollar store that just kinda make your voice echo?
  • Michas: ...Yeah?...
  • Exec: (tosses him one) Go wild