Encanto director Jared Bush has actually an exposed a fan theory that suggested Mariano (Maluma) is an offspring or forefather of the personalities in Moana. Encanto premiered on November 24, 2021, and also doubters got it extremely positively.
Disney’s Moana premiered in 2016 as well as follows the tale of a spirited young Polynesian woman, Moana (Auliʻi Cravalho), that is selected to return an artefact recognized as the heart of Te Fiti that was stolen by the demigod Maui (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson). If she can return the heart of Te Fiti, she can finish the affliction that has struck her island and conserve her people. In Moana, the heart of Te Fiti is depicted as an ancient environment-friendly gemstone, small enough to fit inside a necklace. For this reason, when viewers identified Mariano’s mother wearing a necklace with an environment-friendly stone, they wondered if it coincided as Moana’s stone.
Bush took to Twitter to expose the theory that Mariano bears a link to Moana. A Twitter customer asked him if the necklace implies that Mariano is a forefather or follower of Moana. Bush responded specifying that the necklace isn’t the same stone seen in Moana, but is an emerald, which is extremely common in Colombia. Take a look at his tweet below:
In the movie, Mariano's mother used a necklace with a kind of green stone, is that the same stone from Moana's? i mean, Mariano is ancestor or sucessor of Moana? and have isabella some such a link with pocahontas?
— 🙅🏼♀️ (@Nagema_1) June 19, 2022
The concept that the stone in Encanto as well as the one in Moana were the same wasn’t also far-fetched a theory. Besides, Disney is known for frequently throwing fun Easter eggs right into their films that reference other films in the franchise business. As a matter of fact, Encanto did recommendation Moana in a joke Camilo (Rhenzy Feliz) makes, so there are some links. At the same time, Encanto’s opening song, “The Family Madrigal” was influenced by the opening of Beauty as well as the Beast. Still, however, to assume that Mariano is associated with Moana appears to exceed an enjoyable Easter egg or small referral. Viewers have lengthy speculated that every Disney movie is connected, but it has actually never been verified. Even if Moana and also Mariano somehow related, it makes little sense why his family members would take the stone that was gone back to revive Te Fiti.
The good news is, Bush lost some light on this fan theory as well as pointed to it being an interesting cultural information as opposed to an Easter egg. It is likewise not the first time that Bush has actually exposed or confirmed a fan theory. Bush also just recently clarified Dolores’ (Adassa) depiction on Casita’s door, stating that she was just material as well as peaceful, as opposed to sad as fans recommended. Still, there are most likely to be plenty a lot more interesting details that visitors latch on to as Encanto continues to grow in popularity. At the same time, Bush always appears open to either validating a real Easter egg or exposing a misinterpreted information in Encanto.