Blank Check with Griffin and David Wiki
Blank Check with Griffin and David Wiki

Moana is episode 316 focusing on the 2016 animated film of the same name as part of The Poddle Mercast miniseries on the films of Musker & Clements. Posted March 21, 2021.


Griffin and David are finally doing it! They are CONSIDERING THE COCONUT! In addition to the coconut they also have an in-depth conversation about Musker and Clements’ final (and best?) film together, 2016's Moana. A departure from their typical 2D animation style, and a shift from Disney’s typical Princess / Prince structure, their first fully CG film delves into a Polynesian mythology AND makes everyone cry.

They are joined this week by Lenika Cruz (The Atlantic) and discuss heavy topics like parental relationships and leaving home, as well as topics on the lighter side such as; what is the best use of The Rock, and will we be over Lin Manuel Miranda again this coming year. [1]

Milestones and Ephemera[]

  • Nakoma -- a human best friend with bangs for the ages.
  • Unconventional Box Office Game: the top grossing Disney movies (domestic).
  • Sims secret: Lenica misses David and wants the pandemic to be over so they can hang out.



  1. Moana on Audioboom. Retrieved March 21, 2021.