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This Theory About ‘Moana’ And ‘The Little Mermaid’ Points Out A Bunch Of Stuff We Didn’t Realize

Tumblr user intergalactic-ashkenazi has a pretty interesting theory about Disney's The Little Mermaid and Moana being polar opposites to each other in terms of plot. "Moana is the reverse of The Little Mermaid," the Tumblr user begins.  

First, the two main characters. In Moana, the daughter of a chief wants to explore the ocean. In The Little Mermaid, the daughter of a king wants to explore land. 

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In Moana, the hero owns a necklace that looks very much like the magical necklace owned by Ursula in The Little Mermaid

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In Moana there's a "big, scary land lady" who turns out to be good. While in The Little Mermaid, the villain is a "big, scary ocean lady." 

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Moana features an evil crab, and in The Little Mermaid, a crab is the heroine's sidekick. In The Little Mermaid, a chef sings about eating a crab, while in Moana, a crab sings about eating a human. 

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In Moana, the heroine returns home to reunite with her family, and in The Little Mermaid, the heroine leaves her family to start a new life. 

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And obviously, in The Little Mermaid, the heroine sings on a rock, while in Moana, The Rock sings to her. 

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WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?! 

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