There are a lot of crossovers in the Disney universe, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider show up to Elsa’s crowning ceremony, Aladdin’s carpet appears in Beauty and the Beast and his lamp shows up in the Princess and the Frog.
But this is the most mind-blowing fan theory yet, and Frozen Director, Chris Buck, has basically confirmed it!
Tarzan is Anna and Elsa’s younger brother?!
It makes sense if you’re confused. The theory seems far-fetched when you make such a bold statement by itself without backing it up. Allow us to explain.
In Frozen, Anna and Elsa’s story more or less begins with their parents dying in a shipwreck. But, what if they didn’t actually die? What if, the King and Queen (who were already expecting their third child) managed to find land and build a treehouse in the jungle?
Look at the resemblance!
Anyway, so it’s only once the parents get to land that they are killed by a leopard and Tarzan is left to be raised by gorillas.
The thing is, Frozen Director Chris Buck basically confirmed it! He said:
“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.”
“I think Jen [Frozen co-director] and I were walking to a meeting, and I just started to tell her the entire story.”
“I said, ‘Of course Anna and Elsa’s parents didn’t die. 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.”
So there you have it, folks!