Wait, Are Frozen, Tangled And The Little Mermaid All Connected?

Wait, Are Frozen, Tangled and The Little Mermaid All Connected?

Pixar films aren't the only movies with amazing fan-theories, you know. Disney movie fans have come up with some rather out-there theories about Disney films, too.

Take, for instance, this new Frozen, Tangled and The Little Mermaid theory that has started floating around websites like Tumblr. It postulates that all three movies take place in the same universe — and no, we're not talking about how you can find all the franchises in Disneyland or something. Here's how it works.

One of the connections is about as straightforward as you can get/was already known: there's an Easter egg in Frozen, where you can see Rapunzel and Flynn/Eugene at Elsa's coronation — you can see this in the picture above, provided by Yahoo. The reason Flynn and Rapunzel are present, fans hypothesize, is two-fold. If Tangled takes place in Germany (as the original story, Rapunzel, is a German fairy tale), then Frozen takes place in Norway (as based on architectural/cultural nods in Frozen). This means it would be possible for people from each of these movies to visit each other — either by land or by boat.

Fans are guessing that when Elsa and Anna's parents go on the trip leading to their death, they were actually on the way to Rapunzel's return celebration:

Wait, Are Frozen, Tangled and The Little Mermaid All Connected?

And if we go with the idea that The Little Mermaid takes place near Denmark, since the original story is Danish, it's entirely possible that their boat sinks to an area near Ariel — hell, it could be the sunken ship that Ariel goes into in the movie, as this image by ercmreh.tumblr.com shows (the sunken boat in the bottom right is from The Little Mermaid):

Wait, Are Frozen, Tangled and The Little Mermaid All Connected?

The likelihood that any of this was planned seems low, but who knows! The point, as it always tends to be with these bonkers fan theories, is that they're fun to think about. And it makes you wonder what other Disney movies you can mash together like this — might there be a way to make a unified Disney theory, just like there's a unified Pixar theory? Get on that, Disney fans!

(Via Buzzfeed)


    It may be a little harder to merge the animal-centric movies like Robin Hood into a unified Disney theory. "Robin Hood" and "Sword in the Stone" seem incompatible :-)

      What about Fantasia? :P

        If you have a world with mermaids, centaurs should be no problem. They'd live in the Greek Islands: time to expand that map.

    Bambi's mother was shot by John Smith, before he hooked up with Pocahontas?

      So...explain how Donald Duck in Mathmagic land fits into all this!!!!!!

      Last edited 19/03/14 6:23 pm

      I'm pretty sure he was out hunting for rabbits and it was just an accident.

    Who's existed for the Disney Princess Cinematic Universe? Princess Avengers for the win.

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