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The Moai Commander is a character from the animated series, Legend of the Three Caballeros. He serves as the commander of a group of Moai living in Easter Island.

Background

The Moai Commander wears a hat-like structure called a pukao, which makes him unique compared to the other Moai living there. Initially, he and the other Moai block the Lava Lizards to prevent them from escaping. However, after the Lava Lizards grew tired of living in the volcano, Sheldgoose uses his staff to cast a spell on the Moai as the Lava Lizards plan to destroy the Earth, much to his evil plans. After the Lava Lizards continue to cause more havoc and the Moai copy Donald's temper tantrum, they stomp the Lava Lizards out of the island, followed by the Three Caballeros telling the Moai Commander to jump on the Lava Lizards heading to the mainland. After the Lava Lizards retreat and Sheldgoose and Felldrake's plan failed, the Moai Commander and the rest of his squadron return to their posts.

Role in the series

In "No Man Is an Easter Island", Baron Von Sheldgoose and Lord Felldrake Sheldgoose approach the Moai Commander in his stationary form where Felldrake plans to destroy him, but his attempts fail. After some failed attempts, Sheldgoose devises a plan of doing it his way. As an alternative, Sheldgoose uses his staff to bring the Moai Commander to life to which he explains to him that the other Moai don't take vacations to which Sheldgoose shows the Moai what vacation is to which Sheldgoose puts the Commander and the other Moai under his spell to party ar Easter Island while the Lava Lizards escape the volcano to cause destruction across the island in a plan to destroy Earth.

Noticing Felldrake at Easter Island, Xandra arrives and commands the other Moai to stop but they refuse to listen, due to the Moai under Felldrake's spell, so he sends the Three Caballeros for help. Eventually, when Donald Duck arrives and the Moai copy his temper tantrum, they ward the Lava Lizards out of the island, repelling them away, followed by the Caballeros approaching the Moai Commander telling him to do a big splash on the Lava Lizards heading to the mainland, causing the lava trail to harden and the Lava Lizard Queen to fall into the bottom of the ocean where she turns into a lifeless stone form. Having defeated the Lava Lizards with Sheldgoose and Felldrake being foiled, the Moai Commander and the rest of his squad remain on their stationary posts where Ari gives them a radio to give them the best music to provide for the Moai.

In "Sheldgoose Square Dance", the Moai Commander is summoned via zoom point during the final battle where Xandra summons him to get past Tyrone, the red dragon who was summoned by Sheldgoose during the battle to which Xandra and the Caballeros were able to reach the Summoning Chamber. Later when Felldrake prepares for a new age of darkness, the Moai Commander was sucked back to the zoom point summoned by Xandra, along with the other reinforcements that were summoned during the final battle who were sent to their respective homes during the final battle. After the battle ends with Felldrake finally defeated, it is likely that the Moai Commander was sent back to Easter Island, his respective home, where he remained in his stationary post once again with the other Moai at Easter Island.

Trivia

  • He is the only moai to wear a pukao hat. The pukao is a hat-like structure formerly placed on some moai statues in real life.
  • Ironically, despite his title of being a commander, each moai constructed is supposed to pay tribute to a deceased chieftain or a very important person.


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Media
Saludos Amigos (Video) (Soundtrack) • The Three Caballeros (Video) (Soundtrack) • Walt Disney anthology seriesHouse of MouseMickey and the Roadster RacersSouth of the Border with DisneyWalt & El GrupoLegend of the Three Caballeros

Books: The Penguin That Hated the ColdThe Three Caballeros Ride AgainThe Magnificent Seven (Minus 4) CaballerosSouth of the Border with Disney: Walt Disney and the Good Neighbor Program, 1941-1948
Segments: El Gaucho GoofyAquarela do BrasilPedroLake TiticacaThe Cold-Blooded PenguinThe Flying GauchitoBaíaLas PosadasMexico: Pátzcuaro, Veracuz and AcapulcoDonald's Surreal Reverie

Disney Parks
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three CaballerosIt's a Small WorldMickey Mouse Revue

Entertainment: Let's Party Gras!Max LIVE: Gettin’ Goofy With It
Restaurants: Mickey & Pals Market Café
Parades: Disney's Party ExpressMickey's Soundsational Parade
Fireworks: Wonderful World of Animation
Spring: Fashionable Easter
Summer: Soryo Kobu
Halloween: Goofy's Skeletoons Street Party
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest CelebrationWorld of Color: Season of Light¡Viva Navidad!

Characters
Saludos Amigos: Donald DuckPedroMama PlanePapa PlaneAconcaguaGoofyJosé Carioca
The Three Caballeros: Panchito PistolesPabloPenguinsAracuan BirdBurritoFlying GauchitoYayaToy Bull

Members of the Saludos Amigos Artist Tour: Walt DisneyFrank ThomasLee BlairMary BlairNorman Ferguson
Legend of the Three Caballeros: XandraDaisy DuckApril, May, and JuneBaron Von SheldgooseLord Felldrake SheldgooseLeopold the HorribleBaroness Von SheldgooseHumphrey the BearEugenia Ferdinand-FerdinandClinton CootPeteMoai CommanderLava LizardsKing VomitGoblinsBaydoodiorSpike the BeeDapper DuckGeorge WashingtonAbraham LincolnThomas JeffersonTeddy RooseveltMonoHanzyKarasu TenguKing ArthurLancelot, Galahad, Kay, and BorsMerlinGaryYeti Staff

Objects
Caballeros' AmuletsFelldrake's Staff Felldrake's RingSpark of LifeMagic MirrorsXandra's AtlasMystic BarrierWorld Fruit
Episodes
Legend of the Three Caballeros
"Dope-a Cabana" • "Labyrinth and Repeat" • "Pyramid-Life Crisis" • "World Tree Caballeros" • "No Man Is an Easter Island" • "Stonehenge Your Bets" • "Mount Rushmore or Less" • "Nazca Racing" • "Mexico à Go-Go" • "Mt. Fuji Whiz" • "Thanks a Camelot" • "Shangri-La-Di-Da" • "Sheldgoose Square Dance"
Songs
Saludos Amigos: Saludos AmigosLa Blanca PalomaEscravos de Jó Aquarela do BrasilTico-Tico no Fubá
The Three Caballeros: BaíaHave You Been to Baía?Pandeiro & FluteOs Quindins de YayáThe Three CaballerosLas PosadasMexicoJarabe PateñoLilongoYou Belong to My HeartLa ZandungaJesusita en Chihuahua
Legend of the Three Caballeros: Moai VacationGoblin JailDraw the LineShangri-La-Di-Da
Others: We Are The Three CaballerosMy Name is PanchitoPagode na Disney
Locations
South AmericaBrazilMexicoArgentinaChilePeruUruguay
Deleted Concepts
Pluto and the ArmadilloThe Laughing GauchitoCaxangaCuban CarnivalThe Hornero BirdBlame It on the SambaMiguelito Maracas
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