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Edited into 

Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Assassin's Creed in 13 Minutes or Less (2017) (TV Episode)
Audio from the movie can be heard at the end of the video


Gone Fishing (2017) (Video)
Features characters from Moana


Peter Pan (1953)
Tamatoa calls Maui 'Captain Hook.'
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
In the begginning, Maui runs and pulled down the cliff like Roger Moore in the famous "Britain flag parachute" scene.
The Princess Bride (1987)
Moana repeatedly proclaims her name and intentions, mimicking Inigo Montoya's famed speech.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Flounder appears in Maui's song, "Your Welcome". In a post-credit scene, Tamatoa breaks the fourth wall and asks the audience if they would help him if he was named Sebastian and had a Jamaican accent. The manner in which Te ka crawls towards Moana before she restores the heart, resembles the movements of Ursula when she crawls towards Ariel on the deck of the ship in the finale.
Aladdin (1992)
During the song "How Far I'll Go", villagers beat a rug similar to the Magic Carpet. The genie's lamp is on Tamatoa's shell. During "Shiny," Tamatoa says "diamond in the rough."
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
When Tamatoa sings, his entire lair glows as if hit with blacklight, similar to Oogie Boogie's lair.
Pocahontas (1995)
About Manoa's role as a leader in the village, Chief Tui says "it suits you". In Tamatoa's song, "Shiny," he mentions Moana's granny saying "listen to your heart."
South Park: Helen Keller! The Musical (2000) (TV Episode)
Heihei acts and moves like Timmy's pet turkey Gobbles.
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Young Moana helps a turtle walk across the sand by holding a palm frond over his head.
Finding Nemo (2003)
The hammer head shark appears in "You're Welcome." When Moana goes into the sea as a young child, the waves part and become a wall of water. A giant turtle swims by, following by a baby turtle that resembles Squirt.
Tangled (2010)
Near the end when the island becomes healthy, one flower that blossoms near the bottom right is the sun flower from Tangled.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Maui does the Pec Pop of Love
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Wreck-It Ralph makes a cameo in the credits.
Frozen (2013)
When Maui is malfunctionly shapeshifting, Sven is one of the forms he takes for a split second. Marshmallow is on one of the tapa cloths in the beggining of the film. Olaf's nose is seen. Marshmallow's back spikes appear when Moana and Maui are in the Realm of Monsters. When Moana sits up in the sand at Maui's island, the animators used the same scene in which Anna wakes up in her bedroom.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Baymax' face is seen on one of the Kakamoras
Zootopia (2016)
The creature in The Realm of Monsters with four arms that attacks Moana before getting shot up into the ocean is a re-used model of Flash the Sloth.

Referenced in 

Animation Lookback: Top 4 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2015 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an upcoming 2016 animated film.
Zootopia (2016)
One of Duke's bootleg DVDs is an animal version of this film.
That Fellow in the Coat: The Top 5 Modern Disney Animated Films (2016) (TV Episode)
A forthcoming Disney animated film.
AniMat's Reviews: Zootopia (2016) (TV Episode)
AniMat originally guessed that Moana would become the big Disney movie of 2016.
Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters (2016) (2016) (TV Episode)
One of the suggested YouTube videos
Midnight Screenings: Moana (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 January 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of Oscar nominations announced this morning
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Ed Sheeran (2017) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and Moana doll held up during Sean Spicer cold opening
Superstore: Wellness Fair (2017) (TV Episode)
Sandra says she was thinking about "getting all the tattoos from Moana."
Honest Trailers: Beauty and the Beast (1991) (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Kingudamu hâtsu yunion kurosu (2017) (Video Game)
Moana appears
The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Luke Hobbs, played by 'Dwayne Johnson', leads his daughter and her soccer team in a haka, a New Zealand war cry, before their game to intimidate their opponents. The haka ends with the exact chant Johnson does as Maui in the film _Moana (2016)_ to open the portal to Lalotai, the Realm of Monsters.
Lesser Known Love: The Scorpion King (2017) (TV Episode)
A post-Scorpion King Dwayne Johnson film.
Nostalgia Critic: Suicide Squad (2017) (TV Episode)
The song "Your'e Welcome" was sung by the Chart Guys.
I Hate Everything: I Hate Sing (2016) (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster shown as an example of an animated film that has great songs and is emotional on a very deep level.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ashton Kutcher/Mario Batali/Liam Payne (2017) (TV Episode)
Ashton Kutcher talks about his obsession with the soundtrack
One Lone Cat: Mowing the Lawn (2017) (TV Episode)
Tim reveals that this movie is being shown in Myers Park.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Demi Lovato/John Cleese (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the Best Friends Challenge
Nostalgia Critic: A Goofy Movie (2017) (TV Episode)
The Critic sings, "You're welcome".
The Ben Shapiro Show: White Girls Must Stop Dressing Like Moana (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben Shapiro discusses the controversy over Moana Halloween costumes.
The Andrew Klavan Show: Accused! (2017) (TV Episode)
Michael J. Knowles talks about how kids are not allowed to wear costumes from the movie.
The Andrew Klavan Show: Halloween Terror: Hillary as President! (2017) (TV Episode)
Andrew Klavan says he hasn't seen the movie.
The Michael Knowles Show: Reformation Day? Dr. Martin Luther Will Have It So! (2017) (TV Episode)
Michael Knowles wears a Moana costume.
MsMojo: Top 10 Celebs You Didn't Know Inspired Disney Characters (2017) (TV Episode)
Dwayne Johnson gets an honorable mention for inspiring Maui.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99 (2017) (TV Episode)
Boyle asks Diaz if her romantic interest is named "Moana."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Chris Hemsworth/Carrie Brownstein/Caitlyn Smith (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Fake News Awards segment
Alone Together: Dean Girls (2018) (TV Episode)
Benji and Esther talk about this movie
Honest Trailers: Justice League (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Once Upon a Time: Knightfall (2018) (TV Episode)
Maui's fish hook is a significant plot device.
Will & Grace: One Job (2018) (TV Episode)
Joyce compares herself to the title character
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Big Comeback (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Johnny Knoxville/Jenna Dewan/Franz Ferdinand (2018) (TV Episode)
Kimmel mentions this movie
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: How to Piss Off Sesame Street (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
Nostalgia Critic: Chicken Little (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced as an example of a CGI film made by Disney without Pixar.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Cartoon Community Went Too Far (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up as an "amazing film" made by Disney.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Ronnie Anne's Getting a Show! (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a Disney film with no legitimate villain.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Glenn Close/Finn Wolfhard/Lauv (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the segment Between the Lines
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Bad Hair Day (2018) (TV Episode)
Moana is name dropped.
Single Parents: Pilot (2018) (TV Episode)
One single dad sings "How Far I'll Go" to his daughter to calm her down.
Lethal Weapon: Leo Getz Justice (2018) (TV Episode)
Hanni asks Cole if he has seen this movie which shows off the Rock's range.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Puppet Master (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a Disney movie released during Lasseter and Catmull's reign.
Mickey's 90th Spectacular (2018) (TV Special)
The film is mentioned.
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
Moana, Maui and HeiHei make an appearance; the little girl on the iPad playing the "pancakes and milkshake" game is a recycled model of baby Moana. During the princesses' rescue of Ralph, Ariel swims in a pillar of water Moana summons and emerges from it in a large splash flipping her hair back, an identical pose to her human transformation. After the princesses rescue Ralph, Moana says "You're Welcome", echoing Maui's catchphrase.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Legos & Lions (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: And The Nominees Are... (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Onward to Weird Hedgehogs (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Strangest Disney Theories (2018) (TV Episode)
The theory that Tamatoa is Ursula is #7.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Top 5 Animation News of 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Need Some Balance (2019) (TV Episode)
Paula mentions the title character.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Anne Hathaway/Sherrod Brown/Michaela Coel/Venzella Joy (2019) (TV Episode)
Anne Hathaway talks about her son's obsession with the movie
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Smallfoot (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Funko Film: Fact or Fake? (2019) (TV Episode)
"We all know that the one true God is Tamatoa."
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: You Win Some, You Lose Some (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Elsa vs. Will Smith Genie (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: One Giant Iago Ahead (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a collaboration between Alan Tudyk and Disney.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Happiest Episode: D (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
Family Guy: Island Adventure (2019) (TV Episode)
Brian admits he hasn't seen the movie
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Casecation (2019) (TV Episode)
Terry: "I still haven't finished 'Breaking Bad,' but I can recite 'Moana' from memory."
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Disney Domination Week (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a Disney film that's going to be on Disney+.
MsMojo: Top 10 Misleading Disney Trailers (2019) (TV Episode)
The trailer for Moana is #9.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Elsa's Enchanted Event (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Garfieldelodeon (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in Auli'i Cravalho's filmography.
Nostalgia Critic: Mulan II (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Hollywood Game Night: Kiss Me in Lamorne-ing (2019) (TV Episode)
Referenced during "Kiss and Yell" game.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Jafar the Daddy Dom (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Magical Trailer Reactions (2019) (TV Episode)
Maui is name dropped.

Featured in 

Conan: Lin-Manuel Miranda/John Early/The Head and the Heart (2016) (TV Episode)
Scenes with soundtrack by Lin-Manuel Miranda was shown.
Hollywood Express: Episode #15.1 (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Movies of 2016 (2017) (TV Episode)
Moana is #7.
74th Golden Globe Awards (2017) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation
Hollywood Express: Episode #15.2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Stuff You Like: 147: Moana 1st Look (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed
Cinematic Excrement: Norm of the North (2017) (TV Episode)
Footage is used when Smeghead expresses disbelief that Norm of the North came out the same year as this film.
The Oscars (2017) (TV Special)
nominee clips
Honest Trailers: Moana (2017) (TV Episode)
Used in trailer
Brain Dump: Moana is Terrible and Here's Why (2017) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about.
MsMojo: Top 10 Cutest Disney Kids (2017) (TV Episode)
Moana is #8.
Nostalgia Critic: Should Bad Singers Be Dubbed? (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown in example of actors and actress trying to sing in a movie.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney and Pixar Female Role Models (2017) (TV Episode)
Moana is #5.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Movie Crossovers We Want (2017) (TV Episode)
A crossover between Lilo & Stitch and Moana is #3.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Moments That Made Us Ugly Cry (2017) (TV Episode)
The moment when Gramma Tala dies is #10.
MsMojo: Top 10 Wanted Worlds for Disney Parks (2017) (TV Episode)
Moana is #3.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Plot Twists You Didn't See Coming (2017) (TV Episode)
The twist where Te Fiti turns out to be Te Ka is #2.
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Best Disney Animated Movie Songs (2018) (TV Episode)
''How Far I'll Go'' is ranked number 5 for Best Disney Animated Movie Song
Honest Trailers: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2018) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
MsMojo: Top 10 Worst Decisions by Disney Animated Characters (2018) (TV Episode)
Stealing the Heart of Te Fiti is #5.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Movies with No Love Story (2018) (TV Episode)
Moana is #1.
MsMojo: Top 10 Saddest Disney Deaths (2018) (TV Episode)
The death of Tala is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Smartest Decisions in Fantasy Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Moana creating a fake Heart of Te Fiti to fool Tamatoa is #6.
MsMojo: Top 10 Coming of Age Animated Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Moana is #6.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Predator in 13 Minutes or Less (2018) (TV Episode)
Moana saying her name audio featured.
PhantomStrider: Top 5 Worst Disney Live Action Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie are shown
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Songs That Made Us Happy Cry (2019) (TV Episode)
"I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors)" is #5.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Movies That NEED a Sequel (2019) (TV Episode)
Moana is #7.
MsMojo: Top 10 Bravest Animated Disney Characters (2019) (TV Episode)
Moana is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Terrifying Disney Monsters (2019) (TV Episode)
Te Ka gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Every Single Upcoming Star Wars Movie and TV Show (2019) (TV Episode)
A clip from the movie is used
The IMDb Show: Take 5 With Anna Chlumsky (2019) (TV Episode)
extract of the film
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Movies That Break the 4th Wall (2019) (TV Episode)
Moana is #3.
MsMojo: Top 10 Surprise Disney Villains (2019) (TV Episode)
Te Fiti is #7.
Thomas Sanders & Friends: Blooper Reel: Return of the Bloop (Sanders Sides) (2019) (TV Episode)
Thomas is required to scream for a take. When he does, Joan remarks how he's sounded identical to the chicken in Moana and some seconds of footage are shown for comparison.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Opening Scenes in Animated Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
Call of the Ocean gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Disney Character Intro Songs (2019) (TV Episode)
"You're Welcome" is #6.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Songs That Should Have Won an Oscar (2019) (TV Episode)
"How Far I'll Go" is #8.
MsMojo: Top 10 Funniest Disney Princess Moments (2019) (TV Episode)
"Fish Pee in You! All Day!" is #7.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: D23 Expo 2019 Extravaganza (2019) (TV Episode)
Topic of discussion.
Lindsay Ellis' Essay Collection: Woke Disney (2019) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie are shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Times the Crazy Guy Was Right in Film (2019) (TV Episode)
Tala gets an honorable mention.


Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
The Kakamora's boat has the same drum beat as the music car from Mad Max: Fury Road.

Spoofed in 

Sanders Shorts: Disney Pranks with Friends: Moana Edition (2017) (TV Episode)
Thomas makes a prank inspired on the movie. He wakes up a friend turning a lightning bulb on her face while singing "Shining". Surprisingly, the pranked girl continues the song, "sparkle like a net", even though she's still half asleep.
How It Should Have Ended: How Moana Should Have Ended (2017) (TV Episode)
How "Moana" should have ended

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