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16 Craziest Disney Theories That Make A Lot Of Sense

Disney is one of the largest and most popular franchises for kids in the world. Spanning over 70 years, Disney has gained a legion of fans across ages.
What do fans like to do the most, other than buying franchised merchandise? Sharing their fan theories. And some of them are pretty out there. From the idea that all of the Princesses are related to each other to the theory that the Evil Queen from Snow White is actually a good guy, Disney fans have come up with some pretty wild stuff.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Disney fan theories! In this blog post, we'll explore some of the most popular theories about Disney Movies. From the hidden messages in Pixar films to the dark origins of Disney villains, there's no shortage of theories to explore. But nothing too NSFW… it’s still Disney after all.
So let's get started!

#1 Ariel And Hercules Are Cousins

Source: Buena Vista Pictures / Buena Vista Pictures

Both of these stories have some underlying influence from Greek mythology. Check to see if you agree: King Triton, the son of Poseidon, is Ariel's father. Zeus' brother is Poseidon. Zeus's son is Hercules. Because King Triton and Hercules are first cousins, Ariel and Hercules are second cousins once removed.

#2 Captain Hook Is The Reason Ariel Doesn't Have A Mom

Source: Peter Pan / RKO Radio Pictures

In Peter Pan, there's a gorgeous mermaid that looks a lot like Ariel and might very well be Athena, who was killed by pirates. The release dates of the two films also contribute to the idea. When Ariel was 16, The Little Mermaid was released. The nameless red-headed mermaid would have been 36 when Peter Pan was published in 1953. Ariel was born in the year 1973. So perhaps Athena was killed as a result of Captain Hook's deeds.

#3 Did Ariel See The Evidence Of King Agnarr And Queen Iduna’s Sunken Ship?

Source:  The Little Mermaid / Buena Vista Pictures

According to one belief, the sunken ship carrying Elsa and Anna's parents is somewhere around Atlantica. The King and Queen's ship and Ariel's disaster have commonalities. But, on the other hand, maybe all ships look the same.

#4 Belle And Beast's Granddaughter Is Tarzan’s Jane

Source: Tarzan / Buena Vista Pictures

 Here's why supporters think so. Jane understands Tarzan, thus she must be fluent in Beast, like her grandmother; they resemble each other; and Jane has some fairly fine dishes in the forest that appear to be passed down from her grandmother.

#5 Elsa And Anna’s Mom And Dad Are Also Tarzan’s Parents

Source: Tarzan / Buena Vista Pictures

This story has been around for some time, but Frozen co-director Chris Buck revived it during a Reddit AMA. The hypothesis goes as follows: The pregnant queen of Arrendelle and King Agnarr escaped their shipwreck and wound up in the woods. Despite the fact that Queen Iduna gives birth to Tarzan, she and her husband do not fare well.

#6 Anna And Elsa Are Rapunzel's Cousins; Blondes Hold The Magic

Source: Frozen / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

When King Agnarr and Queen Iduna set sail, they may have been on their way to Rapunzel's wedding. Fans saw Rapunzel's appearance during Elsa's coronation as proof that Anna, Elsa, and Rapunzel are linked. They say that Rapunzel would not go from Germany only to meet royalty.
There's also a myth that the blond cousins are the ones who carry the family's charm. Rapunzel's superpower hair and Elsa's freezing ray abilities are not by chance. And, after seeing what happened to Rapunzel's cousin, King Agnarr and Queen Iduna may have very strong reasons for hiding their daughter.

#7 Tangled Predicted The World Being Quarantined Because Of The Coronavirus

Source: Tangled / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Tangled follows Rapunzel, a young princess with magical hair that prevents her mother from aging. Her mother intends to imprison her in a castle in order to keep herself appearing youthful. Rapunzel, on the other hand, is separated from the town of Corona.
Fans instantly flocked to Twitter to speculate that Disney foresaw the spread of the coronavirus and that the town of Corona in the film represents the pandemic, while Rapunzel represents individuals all around the world who isolate themselves.

#8 Kristoff Is Wearing Sven’s Mom’s Pelt

Source: Frozen / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Kristoff and Sven grew up together, although they may have become close since Sven was abandoned when his mother was slain by ice harvesters. Kristoff is given a reindeer pelt as a newborn, which may be Sven's mother's. Even though it isn't made of her unique pelt, the coat is still made of reindeer.

#9 Mother Gothel From 'Tangled' Is The Evil Queen From 'Snow White'

Source: RKO Radio Pictures / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Either Disney is deceiving us and all power-hungry witches are the same, or the Evil Queen is Mother Gothel. There's the dagger they each wield; Gothel keeps hers in a box, whereas the Evil Queen handed hers to the Huntsman to bring Snow White to an end.
Then there's the fixation with eternal youth, and when they both age, they appear eerily identical.

#10 Brave’s' Witch Is 'Monsters, Inc.’s' Boo

Source:  Buena Vista Pictures Distribution / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

During her stay with Sulley and Mike, Boo learned a few things. One of these things is that she understands how magical doors function. According to the hypothesis, as Boo grows up, she begins her hunt for Sulley. One of the doors she enters transports her to Brave's world, long before Sulley's. While she is in Merida's realm, she continues to look for him while learning everything she can about the will-of-the-wisps.

#11 Bing Bong From 'Inside Out' Is A Monsters, Inc. Monster

Source: Inside Out / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

He saved Joy so that she might save Riley, but the good news is that he may not be gone for good. Because we know from Monsters, Inc. that children outgrow their childhood anxieties, the idea claims that Bing Bong was a Monsters, Inc. monster who didn't actually die within Riley's mind, but just her memory of him did. Maybe he'll live on behind another child's door.

#12 Jessie’s Owner Was Andy’s Mom

Source: Toy Story / Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

Many factors support the theory that Andy's mother is Emily - Jessie’s previous owner. In the original Toy Story, Andy wore a Jessie hat rather than a Woody hat; Emily most likely intended to share a bit of her childhood with him when she gave him Woody, one of the Roundup Gang. Emily also adorned her room with 1960s pop culture in order to be the appropriate age, in her thirties, when the Toy Story trilogy begins.

#13 The Fly Was Once Human In 'The Emperor’s New Groove'

Source: The Emperor's New Groove / Buena Vista Pictures

Kuzco's voyage into the terrifying forest is made even more terrifying by this theory: Only creatures that were previously humans can communicate. When the fly becomes entangled in the spider's web and pleads, "Help me! Help me!" it is revealed that he or she was once human and was transformed into a fly - implying that the spider is devouring a person.
This explains why she vanishes as she walks through the wooden doors. She's also carved herself a Sulley to remember her old pal.

#14 Aladdin' Happens In The Future

Source: Aladdin / Buena Vista Pictures

Because of all the pop culture connections, the narrative may take place in the future. It's probable that there are jokes about the '90s and flying carpets. Another interpretation claims that the lamp salesman was simply telling a bogus story to get a sale.

#15 Nemo Is Not Alive In 'Finding Nemo'

Source: Finding Nemo / Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

This dreary idea believes that Nemo died along with his mother. Coral and the rest of his possible siblings, and the film portrays Marlin's journey through the five stages of grief. The name Nemo also gives a hint: it means "nobody" in Latin.

#16 Carl Dies Early In 'Up'

Source: Up / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

This hypothesis might be interpreted as either incredibly lovely or terribly sad, depending on who you ask. Carl dies in his sleep just before going to the retirement home, and the remainder of the film follows his trip through the afterlife. According to this idea, Russell is an angel guiding Carl and will receive his wings/badge after Carl is reunited with Ellie.
Perhaps Dug is a charming talking dog spirit guide who hopes that all squirrels perish in Hades.
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