9 More Disney Fan Theories That Make So Much Sense
Sure, there are quite a few Disney theories out there, but hold on for a few more, because I swear I'd never heard these before!
1. Hercules and Ariel are cousins
We all know that Hercules is Zeus's son, but Zeus's brother is Poseidon. And Ariel's father King Triton is Poseidon's son, making Hercules and Ariel first cousins once removed!
2. Andy's mom is Jessie's original owner
Doesn't Andy's hat look familiar? That's right, it looks almost identical to the hat Jessie wears in later Toy Story movies, but why would Andy wear Jessie's hat? Perhaps if his mother passed it down to him as a keepsake from her childhood cowgirl outfit? The timing in Jessie's flashbacks work out AND we only ever know Andy's mom as Ms. Davis and Emily as Emily, allowing the possibility that Andy's mom is in fact Emily Davis!
For full details, check out this in-depth post.
3. Jane from "Tarzan" is actually Belle and Beast's granddaughter
Not only does Jane bear a striking resemblance to her possible grandmother, Belle, but the possibility that the family made their way from France to London in the course of a generation isn't far fetched. To bolster the argument, Belle's patience and kindness with the Beast seems to have translated to Jane's patience with the uncivilized ape-man, Tarzan.
And finally, Belle as Jane's grandmother would definitely explain these dishes popping up at her campsite!
4. Ariel's mother was killed by Captain Hook
Not only does this mermaid from "Peter Pan" look strikingly similar to Ariel, but we also know that Athena was killed by pirates -- evil Captain Hook, anyone!?
For the complete breakdown, check out this post.
5. Ariel explores the shipwreck of the King and Queen of Arendelle
While both ships look very similar from their appearances in each movie, this could just be a coincidence. But the geography lines up, too! Sailing between Germany and Norway (where the kingdoms of Corona from "Tangled" and Arendelle from "Frozen" are, respectively) would land the shipwreck near Denmark where "The Little Mermaid" took place!
6. And this leads into the theory that Tarzan's parents are actually Anna and Elsa's parents, too!
This one actually has some backing from the co-director of "Frozen," Chris Buck (who was also the original director for "Tarzan"!!!!!!!!!). In a Reddit AMA he reveals "They didn't die on the boat. They got washed up on a shore in a jungle island. The queen gave birth to a baby boy. They build a treehouse. They get eaten by a leopard..."
So really Anna and Elsa have another younger brother, Tarzan!
7. Anna, Elsa and Rapunzel are cousins and blondes hold all the magic
The theory is that when Anna and Elsa's parents sailed off to their death three years ago, they were headed to Rapunzel's wedding ("Tangled" notably was released three years earlier than "Frozen") The logic argues that they wouldn't make this journey for just anyone, but maybe for family they would!
Finally, only Elsa and Rapunzel (the blondes) had magic powers and it would make sense why Elsa's parents tried to hide them considering their niece Rapunzel was locked up in a tower by a crazy woman for hers.
Flynn and Rapunzel can also be seen in "Frozen" to celebrate Elsa's coronation furthering the theory that family shows up to support each other for the big moments.
8. Carl in "UP" died early in the movie and most of his adventure was trying to find Ellie in the afterlife
This long-winded Redditor explains the details of this theory, but the basics are that the night before Carl is to be moved to the retirement home, he dies in his sleep and the rest of the rather unlikely journey to South America via balloon-powered house is his journey to find his wife in the afterlife. Like this movie could get any sadder!
9. "Aladdin" was just a story made up by the merchant as a sales ploy
This simple possibility is that the somewhat sleazy salesman made up a fabulous tale to get "you" to buy the lamp at the very beginning of the movie.