New York Times editorial writer Lawrence Downes is disappointed that the Disney animators drew Maui so big in Moana. He wrote in Saturday’s edition:
Draw a circle. Give it stumpy legs, beer-keg arms, a big head of hair and a necklace of teeth. Draw some leaves around its middle, for modesty, and cover everything else in tattoos. You’ve just drawn Maui, the Polynesian demigod, as imagined in the new Disney movie Moana.
Downes later concedes that he’s not the artist and that those animators can draw him as big as they want:
Yes, of course: It’s a cartoon. It was no crime for Disney animators to draw Maui any way they wanted.
We can’t wait for Downes’ angry editorial when someone tells him that Moana isn’t even a drawn film.