Disney is known for a lot of things when it comes to its award-winning films. One of those things is the Easter eggs that they like to hide. For those who are not familiar with the term, an Easter egg is a message, image, or feature from one Disney film that is found in another Disney film — such as the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story (1995) being seen in Disney’s newest film Luca (2021).
Sometimes you will even see a character from one Disney film make an appearance in another — if you look closely you will see Belle from Beauty and the Beast (1991) make an appearance in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996). And now, another character from a beloved Pixar film has confirmed that his own appearance in the 2016 film, Moana.
TikTok user David (@davidjustinn) shared a video of the laid-back turtle Crush from Finding Nemo (2003) appearing in Moana. If the video clip is not enough to convince you, then hopefully Crush confirming it will! Take a look at the video below!
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If you are wondering how exactly Crush can confirm such a thing, the answer is Disney perfect. At both Disney California Adventure and EPCOT’s Future World, Turtle Talk With Crush allows Guests to travel under the sea and talk to their favorite East Australia Current-riding turtle. Someone asked Crush about his cameo and he confirmed the role.
For those who have seen Moana dozens of times (guilty!) and are wondering just where the giant sea turtle makes his appearance, it may be where you least expect it. Mainly because it was not an adult crush that we saw in the film — it was the adorable baby crush who needed Moana’s help. Watch the full movie scene below.
And there you have it! Crush is not only a star of Finding Nemo, and its sequel Finding Dory (2016), but he made his appearance as a tiny turtle rescued by your favorite sea-faring princess!
Did you know that Crush made an appearance in Moana? Let us know in the comments!