The greatest thing about Disney movies is that no matter how old you get, the movies themselves never get old. Sure, you can watch them to conjure up some memories from your childhood and sing your favorite songs, but what we’re talking about are the endless amount of adult-rated theories about the films. Many argue that Disney films are rife with inappropriate moments that go over kids’ heads, and others say that the plot of the movies are downright conspiratorial.
The post below deals with the latter: The bonkers conspiracy theories that many fans have about Disney and Pixar films. You might already know that Genie made some dirty jokes in Aladdin, but you’ve probably never heard the one about how Aladdin is actually set in a post-apocalyptic future world, right?
Check out some of these entertaining theories below. Some of them will make you smile, and others…well, others are pretty damn creepy. #4 will really make you think.
“Frozen” director Jennifer Lee has said that the king and queen of Arendelle were on their way to a wedding when they were shipwrecked. In the movie, you can spot Rapunzel and Flynn, married. That would imply that Elsa’s parents were shipwrecked on their way to Rapunzel’s wedding!
Beauty & The Beast
Belle’s favorite book is about “far off places, daring sword fights, magic spells, a prince in disguise.” She also says “Here’s where she meets Prince Charming, but she won’t discover that ’til chapter three.”
Hmmm– sound like a familiar plot? That’s right, she’s probably reading Aladdin.
The co-director of both “Frozen” and “Tarzan” says that the king and queen of Arendelle were lost in a shipwreck. They bear a striking resemblance to Tarzan’s parents, which would mean that Tarzan is secretly Elsa’s brother. Mind, consider yourself blown.
Jane’s tea set is exactly the same tea set that Belle had, so the theory claims that Jane is actually a descendant of Belle from Beauty & the Beast. Those tea sets ARE identical. Hmmm.
The social and political themes in the movie are hard to ignore, and many believe it draws a parallel to Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” which argues that rewarding high achievers in society is more useful than helping everyone. The Incredibles set themselves apart from “the normals,” meaning that it’s possible it’s a loose adaptation of the book.
The Little Mermaid
This Disney theory posits that Captain Hook ended the life of Ariel’s mother. In the sequel to “The Little Mermaid,” we find out that an “evil pirate” was responsible for Athena’s demise. Putting two-and-two together, that evil pirate must be Captain Hook, right?
The movie never specifies the time period in which it takes place, making room for interesting fan theories, including the one about Aladdin actually living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Let’s check out the facts: Genie complains about being in a lamp for tense of thousands of years, and yet he knows so much about popular culture? Hmmm. Also, there’s a street sign in the Aladdin video game, which made this fan theory run wild.
Disney fans theorize that the realism of the first five minutes of “Up” compared to the fantastic events that happen over the rest of the movie just don’t make sense. Their guess? Carl actually dies at the beginning of the movie, and what we see is the afterlife.
Andy’s hat in “Toy Story” looks exactly like the hat of Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl in “Toy Story 2,” and Jessie’s owner has the same hat, too. So, how did Andy get that hat? Well, it all makes sense if you accept the theory that Andy’s mom was actually the first owner of Jessie!
The Little Mermaid
Speaking of shipwrecks, another theory guesses that Ariel explored the shipwreck of the king and queen of Arendelle. Why? Well, Arendelle is in Norway, and Rapunzel’s Kingdom of Corona is in Germany. “The Little Mermaid” takes place on the coast of Denmark, which would be a sensible route for the ship.
In the beginning of the movie, a man is trying to sell the viewer a lamp that he claims is magic. As the viewer is about to “leave,” the man tells you a story to get you to “buy” the lamp. In other words, Disney’s Aladdin is just one big fantastic sales pitch.
Hercules/The Little Mermaid
Ariel is the daughter of King Triton, and Hercules is the son of Zeus. In Greek mythology, King Triton is Poseidon’s son, a brother of Zeus. So what does that mean? Hercules and Ariel are cousins.