10 Amazing Theories About Disney Cartoons You Never Heard Before

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Disney cartoons have their own magical and adventurous worlds. We are more than impressed with these different and interesting worlds but it seems that the cartoons and characters could be related to each other.

Here are 10 fascinating theories and the explanations we found on Bright Side:

1. Hercules is first cousin once removed of Ariel!

Considering the plots of these cartoons, Ariel is King Triton's daughter; and Hercules is the son of Zeus. King Triton's father is Poseidon, who is the brother of Zeus according to Greek mythology; which makes Hercules and Ariel relatives.

2. You know what Belle's favorite book is?: 'Aladdin'

’’Well it’s my favorite: far off places, daring sword fights, magic spells, a prince in disguise! Here’s where she meets Prince Charming, but she won’t discover that it’s him till chapter three!’’ sings Belle. I don't know if you have also noticed it by now, but it is like Aladdin’s description: at first, he saves Princess Jasmine from the guard, then, with the help of magic, hides his poor origin under the guise of a prince.

3. The real owner of Jessie is Andy's mom!

Do you see how Andy's hat in the first movie looks almost the same as that of Jessie The Yodeling Cowgirl from Toy Story __2. Additionally, the same hat is also worn by Jessie's first owner. So far, so good; but how did Andy get his hands on that hat? The logical answer is that maybe Mrs. Davis, Andy's mother gave it to her son, which means that the mother of the main character of Toy Story is the first owner of Jessie.

4. Captain Hook is the murderer of Ariel's mother.

One of the mermaids who are friends with Peter Pan looks quite similar to Ariel's mother, Athena: you can see that she has the same amazing red hair and an emerald tail. If you have seen Peter Pan, you will remember that the mermaids there are afraid of Captain Hook. We then learn that a malicious pirate murdered Athena in the second movie, which is about Ariel. Thus, it is pretty safe to assume that it was Captain Hook who killed Ariel's mother.

5. Tarzan's Jane is the granddaughter of Beauty and Beast!

Not only do these two look alike but they have another characteristic in common: they can both get along with 'ill-mannered' men. Have you noticed how similar Jane's treatment to Tarzan to that of Bell's to Beast? If you are still not convinced, we saved the best one: Jane has a tea set, which is the same one from ’’Beauty and the Beast."

6. Anna and Elsa’s parents died on their way to Rapunzel's wedding.

It was confirmed by Jennifer Lee, the director of Frozen, during the Reddit conference that the Arendelle's king and queen were invited to a wedding in the neighboring kingdom. We see Rapunzel and Flynn as husband and wife on Elsa’s coronation day. So, it is very likely that the rulers of Arendelle died while sailing to the wedding, in a terrible storm, maybe?

7. The Little Mermaid explores the ship of the king and queen of Arendelle.

The ship starts its journey in the Kingdom of Arendelle, is located somewhere in Norway; while Rapunzel's Kingdom of Corona is somewhere in Germany. The Little Mermaid's story takes place on the coast of Denmark, which is situated on the route of the ship.

8. Tarzan is the brother of Anna and Elsa.

According to Lee's statement at a conference ’’According to Chris (Chris Buck is a co-director of Frozen ’and director of Tarzan), the king and queen of Arendelle died in a shipwreck. They were cast ashore on a tropical island. They built a tree house, where the Queen gave birth to a boy. But the family was attacked by a leopard, and only the baby survived.’’ This means that Elsa and Anna have a brother, who can't be anyone other than Tarzan himself.

9. Carl dies at the beginning of ’’Up’.’

While the first five minutes of the cartoon that depicts the love story of Carl and Ellie, looks quite realistic; the rest of the movie seems kinda strange because of the magical elements including talking dogs and a flying house. If we assume that the rest of the magical part of the movie takes place in the afterlife, where Carl tries to find his wife, it suddenly makes sense! A Reddit user provides many supporting arguments in this post.

10. Aladdin is just a story made up by the salesman who wants to sell you a lamp.

Do you remember when a savvy salesman talks to you at the beginning of the cartoon? He is so desperate to tell you something that he tries to stop you by pulling out a lamp out of his sleeve if you want to live. Then he goes on to say that it is no ordinary lamp and starts telling the story of Aladdin.

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