Disney movies are famed for their cross-referencing nods which have over the years become known as ‘easter eggs’. With so many (MANY!) films under the Disney umbrella, it’s no wonder than that the filmmakers like to pay homage to other creations they’ve worked on throughout their time at the famous studio.

Related: 20 Star Wars Rogue One Easter Eggs

Whether it’s a live action movie or animation, there’s no stopping the creators and it becomes an awful lot of fun for us, the viewers to try and spot the references whenever they may appear.

We saw this recently in our 20 Star Wars Rogue One easter eggs (linked above) although all those references were linked to previous Star Wars movies, when it comes to Disney animation, it’s much more common for the animators to link hark back to previous movies and even future ones that they may be working on before the marketing has begun.

When Zootropolis (Zootopia in the United States) was released, Disney sent us some wonderful images from the movie that gave us a little insight into the easter eggs that you could spot when you watched it back. Now for the release of Moana (in cinemas now), they’ve done exactly the same again.

Moana (character voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) sees a young girl take to the seas ably assisted by Demigod Maui – voiced by Dwayne Johnson) on her quest to become a master wayfinder. If you missed our review of the movie you can click here to have a read.

Related: Interview with Directors Jon Musker & Ron Clements

Below are four new images from Moana which give a little behind the scenes look into the movie and the easter eggs hidden in the animation. Did you spot these or find any more? Let us know in the comments section below.

Moana is in cinemas NOW!

Moana Easter Egg
MOANA – 8-BIT TAPA – Wreck-It Ralph himself makes an appearance on a tapa cloth in “Moana.” The character wrecks the Internet in the sequel to the 2012 film, which is slated for release on March 9, 2018. ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
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MOANA – CHILL OUT – Chief Tui and Moana stand before a tapa cloth that features a chilling design inspired by Marshmallow from 2013’s Oscar®-winning feature “Frozen.” ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
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MOANA – DIVING IN – Flounder from “The Little Mermaid,” helmed by “Moana” directors John Musker and Ron Clements, appears in an ocean-themed tapa cloth. ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
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MOANA – ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN – One of the Kakamora in “Moana” dons the look of Baymax from 2014’s Oscar®-winning feature “Big Hero 6.” ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.