The creators of Frozen held a Reddit AMA that revealed that the Tarzan and Frozen worlds are more connected than we first thought!
Director of both movies, Chris Buck, explained that Anna and Elsa’s parents (who were on their way to Tangled’s Rapunzel and Flynn’s wedding) were thought to have died in a shipwreck.
In the AMA a fan asked: “Where were the King and Queen planning to go when they lost their lives out at sea?”
To which they answered: “Jennifer: A wedding.
“According to Chris, they didn’t die on the boat. They got washed up on a shore in a jungle island. The queen gave birth to a baby boy. They build a treehouse. They get eaten by a leopard…
“Kristen: They were going to Fantasy Island!! To fix the tensions in their marriage in a way only Ricardo Montalban.”
Chris Buck explained to MTV that he came up with the theory because he had a lot of spare time!
“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,” Buck said to MTV.
“In my little head, Anna and Elsa’s brother is Tarzan — but on the other side of that island are surfing penguins, to tie in a non-Disney movie, Surf’s Up. That’s my fun little world,” he adds.
So while this “theory” is more the brainchild of a bored animator than Disney-canon, Buck seems totally open to all our equally contrived theories.
“I say, whatever people want to believe, go for it,” Buck said.
“If you want to tie them all together, then do it. That’s the spirit of Disney.”