The Disney Filmfest will take place on Saturday the 1st today: in addition to “Arielle,” “Atlantis,” and “Finding Dorie,” the free television premiere of “Vaiana” will be shown, and if you look closely, you will also hear some allusions. in “Aladdin.”
Most Disney movies have hidden cross references to other Disney movies. And whoever is back in the mood for an “Arabian Night” with the magic lamp and magic carpet after the release of Guy Ritchie’s film adaptation “Aladdin” doesn’t even have to see “Aladdin,” neither the old woman nor the new. Because “Vaiana” celebrates its free television premiere today at 8:15 pm on Saturday the 1st, and has a series of allusions ready for “Aladdin” fans.
Flying carpet, magic lamp and more
Those who already know the adventures of Moiana (Auli’i Cravalho) and Maui (Dwayne Johnson) can fully concentrate on discovering things that the cinema could have missed during the television broadcast. For example, there is the magic lamp that somehow landed in the nasty coconut thief Tamatoa’s bowl, which was covered in golden treasures. But you have to admit that the lamp is very well hidden and you can hardly see it during the scene if you don’t know where to look. (Tip: If Maui is among the treasures, take a look in the lower left corner.)
We have already revealed another finding in a video. When Vaiana walks through the village with her little pig Pua and sings the title track “How Far I’ll Go,” you can see a group of villagers in the background, just shaking a rug. The rug may look different from the one in “Aladdin,” but it’s clearly the same pattern. The new look can be explained by the fact that the rugs in Hawaii are simply made of top bark fiber, therefore the good piece in “Vaiana” is kept in more subtle shades of brown, without colorful fabrics or gold decorations .
Anyone who has seen “Aladdin” so often that they know the Disney classic inside and out will discover even more moments from the film in “Moana”, discovering, for example, that Maui Vaiana takes a coconut on her elbow during her song “You’re Welcome”, just like Aladdin gives Jasmin an apple. The reason for all the “Aladdin” allusions is simple, by the way: the directorial duo behind the 1992 cartoon – Ron Clements and John Musker – also directed “Moana.” In all modesty, the two were even immortalized in the movie. If you see a rug with a tall lanky man and a short burly man, it’s Clements and Musker!
Disney Film Festival Saturday 1
In addition to “Moana”, there is also a lot to see for Disney fans today, because on Saturday the 1st, the “Disney Film Festival” takes place on Ascension Day. After a short film at 12:40 p.m. M., The starting shot is the adventurer, often underrated “Atlantis – The Secret of the Lost City”, followed by “Ariel the Mermaid” (when we asked, we were assured that these were the originals The dubbed version is about) and “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dorie”; as in-between snacks, you can also watch one or two Disney short films. Here is the full program at a glance:
- 12.35 pm: “Mickey Mouse – Under the sea”
- 12:40 pm: “Atlantis – The secret of the lost city”
- 2:25 pm: “Piper”
- 2.30 pm: “Ariel, the mermaid”
- 4.10 pm: “Finding Nemo”
- 6:00 p.m. M.: “Lava”
- 6.10 pm: “Find Dory”
- 8.15 pm: “Moana”