I’ve got another PSA about Moana, the new Poly Princess! If you see my last one here it is.
I’ve seen a bit of backlash about the Polynesian Demi God, Maui. A lot of people have called him Obese, and that they don’t like the weight/physical appearance of the character.
And to be honest, even Moana looks a wee bit heavier set than another Disney Princess.
For example, look at Repunzels legs compared to Moanas. They’re skinnier, and her arms too!
You know why Repunzel is smaller than Moana? Because she’s a German fairytale, but Moana? Man, she’s from the islands, we’re from the islands, we eat fish, we eat coconuts, we eat pineapples, we eat what we can (Tongans are known to eat horses), we are BIGGER, we are built bigger, we are meant to be bigger.
Tongan Men, Samoan men, they’re HUGE, girls are big too. The thing is, is that you will get a mix of big girls and little girls. My cousins out of the states, they’re small I suppose, but then my aunts, they can be quite a bit bigger.
Also, much like the old days, the bigger you are, the better you seam, you know? Like you can eat, WOW! The king of Tonga and his daughter are big people man, they’re respected, sure, but when I say they’re big, I mean they’re heavy.
It’s a meaning of respect and power mostly, to be heavy set. So when you look at Maui, a demi god, he’s going to be huge!
Finally, just look, Disney is just a bunch of story tellers who are trying to tell a Polynesian story, one of adventure and courage, and they’re trying to do it accurately.
I mean, they’ve casted a Hawaiian girl, Auli’i Cravalho to voice Moana and The Rock (who’s mother is Samoan) to voice Maui.
They’re trying. Trust me, Disney is trying. And as a Tongan girl, I appreciate it so so SO very much.
20 Disney’s Atlantis Facts (You may or may not know)
After Hunchback of Notre Dame was released, Disney decided they didn’t want to do another musical. Instead, they chose to do an Action-Adventure film inspired by the works of Jules Verne.
The weaponry used is correct to the time period of early 20th century. The film features the Lee Enflied, the Lewis Gun, the Broomhandle Mauser and a variant of the Luger.
The creation of the Atlantean language was done by the same man who developed the Klingon language for the Star Trek films.
The filmmakers became interested in the readings of Edgar Cayce and decided to incorporate some of his ideas. (Edgar Cayce is an American psychic who allegedly possessed the ability to answer questions on subjects as varied as healing, reincarnation, wars, Atlantis and future events while in a trance.)
Vinnie’s last name “Santorini” is actually the name of an ancient chain of volcanic islands in the Mediterranean (probably explains his obsession with explosives).
They utilized all three Disney Animation studies, employing 250 animators, artist and technicians.
The Crew actually traveled 800 feet underground in New Mexico’s Carlsbad Cavern to view subterranean trails, which they used as the base model for the movie.
A Japanese anime film “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water” and “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” were both inspired by the novel “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”.
American comic book artist Mike Mignola creator of the series Hellboy worked on the film.
Joss Whedon was the first writer involved with the film. Whedon is bet known as the creator of the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and also directed Marvel’s The Avengers.
Because the movie was planned as an Action-Adventure, the production crew made up t-shirts that read, "ATLANTIS” - fewer songs, more explosions.
The final scene was created by combining many 24 inch (61cm) pieces of paper. Each piece was carefully drawn and combined with animated vehicles flying across the scene. The entire piece reaches an equivalent of an 18,000 inch (457.2 m) piece of paper that the camera slowly pulled away from.
I tried to do an Art Style Challenge with my amazing Team Leader Candela! ೕ(`･୰･´)و ̑
Unfortunately it didn’t go so well but therfore it took me forever (ヾ;￣▽￣)ヾ //I already apologize for the weird backgrounds and twisted poses & that my own style looks so boring (it’s still under construction)//