‘Frozen’ Director Debunks Major Disney Conspiracy Theory


Some Disney fans feel that various animated Disney films are somehow connected. Conspiracy theories spread like wildfire, and people begin to wonder if Disney plans their movies to be intertwined. I personally don’t feel that there is a connection, but I know a lot of people who do. Readers have speculated that Flynn and Rapunzel were seen in Frozen (it looks like them) and that Frozen is also connected to The Little Mermaid. Well, what about Tarzan? Here’s what Frozen’s Director had to say on the theory, courtesy of MTV.com!

By now you’ve probably heard of a certain theory that connects two of your favorite Disney animated films, “Frozen” and “Tarzan,” in a surprisingly life-changing way.

We knew Anna and Elsa’s parents died at sea, but last year “Frozen” co-director Chris Buck completely blew our minds when he revealed they didn’t die on that boat. During a Reddit AMA, the director said the king and queen of Arendell, and their newborn “baby boy,” washed up on the shore of a jungle and built “a treehouse” before getting “eaten by a leopard.”

Sound familiar? That’s the emotionally scarring opening of Buck’s other Disney animated flick, “Tarzan.” This would make Tarzan the long-lost brother of Anna and Elsa. (Is your mind blown yet?)

So was Buck actually telling the truth? Could all of our favorite Disney movies secretly be connected, or was it all just one giant ruse? As it turns out, it was a little bit of both.

“When you’re working on a feature, you have a lot of time to think about stuff because it takes four years to make one,” Buck, who’s read all of your fan theories, told MTV News at a special screening of the Walt Disney Animation Studios Shorts Collection on Sunday (August 9). “I think Jen [Lee] and I were walking to a meeting, and I just start to tell her the entire story.”

“I said, ’Of course Anna and Elsa’s parents didn’t die,’” he added. “Yes, there was a shipwreck, but they were at sea a little bit longer than we think they were because the mother was pregnant, and she gave birth on the boat, to a little boy. They get shipwrecked, and somehow they really washed way far away from the Scandinavian waters, and they end up in the jungle. They end up building a tree house and a leopard kills them, so their baby boy is raised by gorillas. So in my little head, Anna and Elsa’s brother is Tarzan — but on the other side of that island are surfing penguins, to tie in a non-Disney movie, ’Surf’s Up.’ That’s my fun little world.”

So there you have it, Disney fans. Though “Frozen” and “Tarzan” aren’t officially connected — and definitely not with “The Little Mermaid” — the two heartfelt stories are very much interwoven in the animator’s heart. Along with those adorable surfing penguins, of course.

“I say, whatever people want to believe, go for it,” Buck said. “If you want to tie them all together, then do it. That’s the spirit of Disney.”

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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