Tumblr User Explains Why Disney Dumbed Down Moana’s Rooster

Published 5 years ago

When Disney’s Moana came out in 2016, people instantly fell in love with its unique characters – Moana, the daughter of the village chief, Maui, a shapeshifting demigod, and even Heihei – Moana’s hilariously silly pet rooster. However, someone on Tumblr recently noticed something off about the early promotional posters of the movie – especially about Heihei.

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Turns out Heihei used to have a totally different appearance

Historically, most main characters of Disney movies had sidekicks – and Moana was no exception. They usually use their wits to help the main characters in times of trouble and people started getting curious about why Disney chose to dumb down this seemingly badass character? One Tumblr user tried to explain it and started a heated discussion on why it might have happened – check it out below!

Check out Alan Tudyk’s performance as Heihei

Other users shared their own take on the situation

But not everyone was okay with Disney’s choice

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