Moana is one of the best Disney Princesses movies. Although there are no ball gowns, or no princes rescuing the poor damsel in distress, simply the character of princess Moana is worth watching. The 16-year-old daughter of the chief is a strong female icon, a much better example for little girls than the other Disney princesses.
But that doesn’t mean that the supporting characters in the movie are any less important.
Who is Maui?
One of these characters is Maui, the demigod who was rescued by the gods after his parents threw him away when he was barely an infant. The gods gave Maui some supernatural abilities including the ability to shapeshift.
Maui has a terrible aching to please people due to his traumatic past. His parents threw him away and that fact haunts him forever. However, he does some really incredible things for mankind and is thus remarked as one of the most acclaimed figures in the history of Oceania.
What is the Role of Maui in the Movie?
Despite being a powerful demigod, Maui has been exiled to a desolate place to pay for his alleged crimes against humanity. Many years later, Grandma Tala’s granddaughter, Moana is chosen by the seas to restore the heart to its rightful place. But as she sets into the ocean, a violent storm washes her to the island where Maui is exiled.
Maui is overjoyed to finally find a boat to escape and tries to leave with Moana’s boat and her pet chicken after trapping Moana in a cave. However, the two soon reconcile after they save the heart from the pirates.
And we can’t help but commend Moana’s bravery. She single-handedly saves the day without the need of a Prince charming. This is why this Disney movie will forever be our favorite.
How Tall is Maui, the Demigod?
Voiced by Dwayne Johnson, Maui is nothing less than a towering figure with the built of a superman.
Although we don’t have an exact figure when it comes to the height of this demigod, we do know that Moana almost comes up to his shoulder. And with Moana being one of the tallest Disney characters at 7ft 5 inches (2.26 meters), Maui must be at least a foot taller than her, it not more.
If notice them standing side by side, it is very easy to see that Maui is much taller than the giant Disney princess Moana. She barely manages to come up to his shoulder. So, Maui must be approximately 8 feet 8 inches (2.64 meters) or more. The figure is very surprising, but we must consider that Maui is a demigod. So, considering his demigod status, his super taller built is only to be expected.
So, to sum up, everything stated so far, Maui must be around 8 feet and 8 inches (2.64 meters) in the Disney movie Moana.