As Elsa and Moana are from different series, and have never met. While they do both appear in the film Ralph Breaks the Internet, and are seen talking to each with Anna, before Vanellope arrives.
At the beginning of their films, both girls were seen as children. As the heirs of their people, both Elsa and Moana tried to do as they were told, even though it was difficult. Due to Elsa's ice magic and Moana feeling drawn to the ocean, they both have their own kinds of connection to water, including that their homes are surrounded by it. Just as Moana is friends with the ocean, Elsa befriends the Nokk, a water stallion.
After Elsa and Moana undid the wrongs of the past and shared a happy moment with their families, the two decide to leave their old lives begin so they could start anew else where with their family's support. Meeting Tala and Iduna's spirits allowed Elsa and Moana to expect themselves for who they are.
The ship is believed to have begun sometime around the release of Moana. After the release of the teaser Frozen II trailer, it had inspired fans to make fan-made work of Moana helping Elsa during her failed attempts to run across the ocean's surface. The ship is part of the Rise of the Brave Tangled Frozen Moana Dragons and its sub-fandoms. In a few AUs, Elsa and Moana have been cast as Marinette and Alya from Miraculous Ladybug. Along with a elements AU giving both girls elemental powers, like the Avater series fandoms where they're both commonly seen as waterbenders.
A few fans create manips of Elsa wearing her green dress when pairing her with Moana. Along with using screenshots and renders of Moana or any of the other people from her Disney film, so they can feature Elsa as a fellow Wayfinder or a member of Moana's tribe. Their have even been a few manips and artwork of Moana in Elsa's main blue dress, and vice-versa, for fun.
A snowflake is seen as Elsa's personal mark while the swirl is viewed as Moana's. The two marks are sometimes placed beside each other for some Moana and Elsa heart.
On AO3, the ship only has 10 fanfics, while fanfiction.net has 3.
- They are both two of the limited time characters in Disney Magic Kingdoms.
- They are two of the Disney Princesses without a love interest, like Merida from Brave.
- Moelsanna refers to the ship between Moana, Elsa and Anna
|SHIPS||het||Alariel • DonDaisy • Elzone • Flyelsa • Gothans • Hadeficent • Hiret • Jariel • JiMel • Melgli • Muladdin • Ralida • Shasmine • Tadelsa • Willet|
|femslash||Arianna • Arielsa • Aurelsa • Belsa • Brave Warrior • Casselsa • Cinderanna • Cinderbelle • CindyJas • Desert Mermaid • Elsida • Elswinkle • Frozen Warrior • Honeyunzel • Jasmulan • Jasunzel • Meranna • Mermaid Beauty • Mermaid Snow • Merunzel • Moanna • Moarida • Moariel • Moelsa • Muliana • Mulriel • Sleeping Warrior • Tianderella • Violenny • Warrior Beauty|
|slash||Flyaddin • Higuel • Hirbur • PanJosé • Variro|
|non-binary||Elski • Olafmax|
|CHARACTERS||female||Anna • Ariel • Belle • Elsa • Fa Mulan • Jasmine • Merida DunBroch • Rapunzel|
|male||Flynn Rider • Hans • Kristoff Bjorgman|