Okay, I’m just going to come out and say it: I AM A DISNEY FANATIC AND PROUD OF IT! I am a college student that has, and always will, keep up with every Disney Channel Original or Disney Studios movie ever made. If you ask me what shows are playing on Disney Channel, I could give you a list. My little sister likes to keep me updated and I’m not complaining. I don’t care about the strange looks I’ve received in theaters. If I want to watch The Incredible 2, I will watch it, damn it, no matter my age! Due to this crazy obsession, I am also attuned to all the rumors that float around. From these stories, I have made this list of my favorite fan theories. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Trust me when I say that once you read them you wouldn’t be able to watch the movies in the same way ever again.
Chip is really the Beast’s illegitimate son
Now this one can’t come as a total shock. We’ve all wondered at some point who Chip’s father is and why his mother is so old. Clearly, she couldn’t have given birth to such a young boy at her age (no offense Mrs. Potts, we love you). It turns out there’s actually another version of the famous Beauty and the Beast tale. In this version, the prince actually impregnated the witch during the one night she was at the castle and she gave birth to Chip. Since during the 1700s it was frowned upon to have children out of wedlock, the prince basically disowned the poor boy by giving him to the barren Mrs. Potts to raise as her own. Infuriated by the prince’s actions, the witch cursed the entire castle including, her own son, until the prince found someone to love him and their son equally. Yikes, talk about “hell hath no fury as a woman scorned.”
The King and Queen of Arendelle survived the shipwreck and became Tarzan’s parents
That’s right everyone, the King and Queen of Arendelle did not die in a shipwreck. They were actually killed during a leopard attack trying to save their baby. Just take a second to think about it. If you look at Tarzan’s parents and the royals, you’ll notice how they look similar. Also, their stories line up. What if the queen was secretly pregnant before she left Arendelle and they were gone for so long that she had to give birth to a baby boy, Tarzan, in a foreign land. Then finally being fit enough to travel, their ship encountered a storm that caused it to sink. A storm that was so bad, no one expected there to be any survivors. The idea that the King and Queen managed to escape in a small rowboat and landed on a nearby tropical island was practically unfathomable, but it did happen. The King and Queen, knowing that there was no hope in returning home, decided to start a new life on the island where they could raise their son in a treehouse, leaving their kingdom and other children to presume them dead. This would officially make Tarzan Anna and Elsa’s long lost brother and Jane would be their new sister-in-law.
Carl dies at the beginning of Up
Honestly, out of all the theories I’ve read, this one is the saddest and ruined my childhood. Therefore, I suggest you take a deep breath before continuing to read this theory. I know this may sound crazy, but hear me out because it will all, unfortunately, make sense. Just think about it, what if after spending all those years alone after his wife died, Carl eventually passed away of heartbreak in his home before he could execute his plan? This would mean the entire movie of Up was a metaphor for his journey to heaven, which was where he and his wife always wanted to go, Paradise Falls. Russell and Dug are simply his guardian angels trying to guide him. The missing badge Russell is so determined to get is actually his angel wings.
Ariel’s mom was in Peter Pan and was murdered by Captain Hook
If you’re a hardcore Disney fan like me, you’ll have seen every Disney movie ever made including the prequel to The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning. There you might have noticed how in the Peter Pan movie, there’s a mermaid that looks very similar to Ariel, but is clearly not her. From the original movie, we are aware of King Triton’s hate for humans but don’t know why and that’s where the prequel comes in. In the prequel, we get to meet Ariel’s mother, Queen Athena, and discover how she died. It turns out some greedy pirates rammed a ship into her, after trying to steal the merfolk’s treasures. This is where we put two and two together. We know Neverland is full of mermaids (including one that might be Queen Athena) and that there is only one pirate ship on the island, (The Jolly Roger) which belongs to Captain Hook. It’s possible that the reason King Triton hates humans so much is that he witnessed the infamous captain kill his wife, forcing him and his family to abandon the island for Atlantica. This would explain why he is always so strict about Ariel not going too close to the surface.
Boo from Monsters, Inc. is the Witch from Brave
Okay, I know this theory may seem a little far fetched, but bear with me. Do you know how in the movie Brave the witch is always popping in and out of doors that lead to different dimensions? Well, this just happens to be one of the skills the monsters at the factory have. What if she learned this ability from Sully? After all, we do know that at the end of Monsters, Inc., the boys do end up reuniting with Boo, so why not teach her how to visit them? This would explain why in the witch’s workshop if you look hard enough, you can see a carving of Sully in one of the wood pieces. Maybe Boo ended up spending her entire life traveling through time and space using these doors and learning other magic until she eventually went mad and settled down in Scotland during Merida’s time. This makes this crackpot theory highly plausible.
Andy’s mom was Jessie’s owner in Toy Story 2
So for those of you who haven’t seen Toy Story 2, in the movie, we see the tragic tale of an old toy named Jessie, who’s eventually outgrown by her owner, Emily, and abandoned. We witness, from a toy’s point of view, how despite being a person’s best friend, people change and grow apart, making us all cry for Jessie. Her owner goes from a young cowgirl lover to a makeup-loving teenager in a blink of an eye. This leads Jessie to be abandoned in a charity box by Emily after being neglected for so long. This brings me back to this crazy theory. What if the reason Woody was Andy’s first and favorite toy was because of his mom? She remembered all the fond memories she had as a kid with Jessie and wanted her son to have the same experience, so she gets him the male counterpart to her old, favorite toy. Also, it’s indicated via Emily’s room decor (hippie themed) that it was around the 1960s when she gave up Jessie. Toy Story came out in 1995, which would make Andy’s mom around 30 matching up with Emily’s timeline and proving they are all connected.
The Little Mermaid’s Ariel and Hercules are related
Well, this one doesn’t really need much explaining. It’s all about the complicated family tree that occurs in Greek mythology. Hercules is the son of Zeus, king of the gods and Ariel is the youngest daughter of King Triton, king of the merfolk. In Greek mythology, King Triton is supposed to be the son of the god Poseidon, god of the seas, which makes Ariel Poseidon’s granddaughter. Hercules’ father Zeus also just happens to be the youngest brother of Poseidon. This just confirms that Hercules and King Triton may be first cousins, which makes Ariel his first cousin once removed. I know right? Talk about a powerful family. Also, can you imagine the age difference between Hercules and King Triton? Family reunions must be so awkward when it comes to seating.