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Fan Theory Could Prove A Link Between Tangled, Frozen And The Little Mermaid

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Updated 03/21/2014 11:39am
Fan Theory Could Prove A Link Between Tangled, Frozen And The Little Mermaid
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Ben Patton Senior Manager @CincyBen Fan-fic and pop culture conspiracy theories pop up all the time. The most recent kicker was Jesse from Toy Story actually belonging to Andy’s mom loosely based on her hat that appears amidst Andy’s possessions throughout the franchise. A new theory has surfaced which also seems like it could be legit, but that’s something I’ll leave up to you. A Tumblr user first posted the theory which has now made its way through the interwebs and now sits in front of you, waiting for a verdict. I see no point in re-hashing all the details when John Boone from E! Online has already done such a brilliant job of it. Take a look at his article posted to yesterday, and let us know what you think!
Via John Boone, E! Online: We start with Frozen. Remember early on in the film, during "For the First Time in Forever," when the castle doors open for Elsa's coronation and Anna finally gets to step outside and meet other people? Watch carefully...
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If you blink, you'll miss them. But they're there. Down in the left hand corner.
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Look familiar? It's Rapunzel (post haircut) and Eugene from Tangled!
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Sure, their little cameo might just be another Easter egg (we all know how much Disney loves including those), but it may also be part of a bigger story that connects Frozen and Tangled. "What if the king and queen of Arendelle were on their way to Rapunzel and Eugene's wedding when their boat sank, and that's why Rapunzel and Eugene felt the need to come to Elsa's coronation ceremony?" Frozen doesn't tell us much about where the king and queen of Arendelle were heading, just Elsa asking, "Do you have to go?" and Anna sending them off with, "See you in two weeks!"
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But we know they traveled by ship and we know what happened to that ship:
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The time lines match up too. After the shipwreck and funeral, Frozen jumps forward three years...
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Is it just a coincidence then that it was also three years after Tangled was released that Frozen was released? Tangled premiered in 2010 and Frozen hit theaters in 2013. "So if it's true that Elsa and Anna's parents were going to Rapunzel's [wedding] three years ago (actually when the movie Tangled released) when their ship sank, which was the reason Rapunzel and Flynn felt the need to come to Elsa's coronation...GUYS. What if that sunken ship in The Little Mermaid is the king and queen of Arendelle's??"
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This connections takes a little research: No movie explicity pinpoints the real world location where it takes place. We know that Tangled takes place in the Kingdom of Corona. According to Disney Wikia: By looking at five things: architecture, nature, landscape, politics, and the styles of dress in Tangled, the best fit for a real-world Kingdom of Corona would be along the Baltic Sea coast of Germany and Poland at some point from 16th to the 18th century. Frozen is a little more straightforward: The name "Arendelle" is based on the Norwegian town of Arendal, located southwest of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. In Norwegian, "Aren" means "eagle", and "delle" is most likely derived from "dal" which means "valley." And The Little Mermaid story was written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. There's even a Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. So Corona = Germany. Arendelle = Norway. And The Little Mermaid takes place off the coast of Denmark.
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Does it all line up? Is this the same ship?
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Hey, we're just glad no king and queen of Arendelle skeletons popped up while Ariel was frolicking in that ship to answer the question definitively.
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That would have been forever traumatizing.
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