11 Fascinating Theories About Disney Cartoons That You Never Knew

Disney cartoons are like fairy worlds where each character has their own unbelievable stories full of adventures and magic.

We at LikeAble can’t even imagine that many of these stories are inextricably linked with each other in little ways.

1. Hercules is first cousins once removed with Ariel


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According to the plot of these cartoons, Ariel is a daughter of King Triton, and Hercules is a son of Zeus. King Triton is Poseidon’s son, who is according to Greek mythology the brother of Zeus. This makes Hercules and Ariel relatives.

2. Belle’s favorite book is ’’Aladdin’’

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’’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. It’s just 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. Andy’s mom is the real owner of Jessie.

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Andy’s hat in the first movie looks exactly like the hat of Jessie The Yodeling Cowgirl in the cartoon Toy Story 2. Moreover, Jessie’s first owner has the same hat. But how did Andy get this hat? Seems like Mrs. Davis, Andy’s mother, gave this hat to her son. This means that the mother of the main character of Toy Story is the first owner of Jessie.

4. Captain Hook killed Ariel’s mom.

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One of the mermaids, Peter Pan’s friend, looks just like Ariel’s mother, Athena, who had the same fiery red hair and emerald tail. The mermaids from ’’Peter Pan’’ were afraid of Captain Hook most of all. In the second movie about Ariel, we find out that a malicious pirate killed Athena. So, we can assume that Captain Hook killed Ariel’s mother.

5. Jane in ’’Tarzan’’ is Beauty and Beast’s granddaughter.

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They look alike, they both like the color yellow color and they can get along with ’’ill-mannered’’ men. Jane treats Tarzan with the same kindness and patience Bell shows towards Beast. You still don’t believe us? In the expedition, Jane has a tea set, which is the same as the set from ’’Beauty and the Beast.’’

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

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Jennifer Lee, the director of ’’Frozen,’’ said during the Reddit conference that the king and queen of Arendelle were going to the wedding in the neighboring kingdom. Married Rapunzel and Flynn can be seen on Elsa’s coronation day. Most likely, the rulers of Arendelle were sailing to the wedding when they died in a terrible storm. Or not?

7. The little mermaid explores the ship of the king and queen of Arendelle.

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The Kingdom of Arendelle, where the ship started its journey, is situated at the place of Norway. Rapunzel’s Kingdom of Corona is somewhere in Germany. The story of ’’The Little Mermaid’’ takes place on the coast of Denmark that is located on the route of the ship.

8. Tarzan is the brother of Anna and Elsa.

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Lee said at the same 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.’’ So Elsa and Anna have a brother, and it’s Tarzan!

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

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The first five minutes the cartoon tells us the love story of Carl and his wife, which looks not only touching but also quite realistic. That’s why it seems strange that the rest of the movie is full of the magic elements such as talking dogs and a flying house. However, if we assume that the action takes place in the afterlife, where Carl tries to find his wife, it all makes sense. A Reddit user gives many arguments in favor of this theory in this post.

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

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A savvy seller talks to you at the beginning of the cartoon, he is desperate to sell you something. You want to leave, and he makes the last attempt to stop you — he pulls out a lamp out of his sleeve. He says that it is not an ordinary lamp and begins to tell you the story of Aladdin.

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The hit song ’Let it go’ created a bit of a sideshow for people who think there are hidden messages about sexuality thoughout. Some has interpreted the song as being about flaunting your sexuality or even coming out gay. Whatever message you think this film sends, all we know is that song won’t get out of our heads.

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