Could Frozen 2 be a much darker sequel?

In a recent interview, Idina Menzel (voice of Frozen‘s Elsa) was asked about the potential for Frozen 2 as well as a stage musical adaptation, and Menzel replied that “they’re all in the works“.

Although the only currently confirmed Frozen animated project is ‘Frozen Fever‘ – a short film about Anna’s birthday set for a Spring 2015 release – earlier in the month, director Chris Buck also said to PopSugar that he thought there were “other stories to tell”.

When your movie becomes the highest grossing animated film of all time a sequel is obviously going to be an appealing prospect. And certainly their fellow creators seems to be up for it. As far back as March, musical duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez accepted their Best Original Song Oscar singing ‘Happy Oscar to you/Let’s do Frozen 2′.

So if there is a Frozen sequel, what will it be about? Will the franchise go back to its original source? If so…

What is left of the ‘Snow Queen’ fairy-tale for Frozen 2?

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Could Frozen 2 see a darker side of Elsa?

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Aladdin Is Set In A Distant Post-Apocalyptic Future

A popular (and quite possibly the first) Disney theory argues that Disney’s Aladdin is set in the distant future, rather than the past, and that this can be proven by a handful of hints dropped by Genie in the movie.

I already have my own theories about Genie and his flexible approach to linear time, but since this idea has so many supporters it’s at least worthy of some consideration.

So…

Is Aladdin Actually Living In A Post-Apocalyptic World?

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How Frozen Connects To 73 Other Disney Movies

Some enterprising individuals at allfancydress.com have produced an infographic that connects all 74 Disney movies in a pleasing Seven Degrees of Kevin Bacon-esque way, only using Frozen as the lynch-pin.

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So far my theories have only managed to connect Frozen to Tangled, The Little Mermaid, Wreck-It RalphTarzan and Beauty and the Beast, so trust me when I say it’s worth a look.

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Why The Death Of Disney’s Mother Can’t Explain The Absence Of Disney Mothers

As an obvious fan of Disney Theories and fan speculation I’m always on the look out for interesting theories that might shed light on popular Disney movies.

So when people suddenly start talking about the link between the death of Walt Disney’s mother and the fictional deaths of mothers in his films I’m definitely going to listen.

In this article I explore this Disney mother theory in full, question it, and explain what I think Disney theories are about and why real tragedies are not part of the fun.

What’s Happening To Disney Mothers?

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This Timeline Puts Every Disney Movie In Chronological Order

Aish over at disneysnewgroove.tumblr.com has put together a timeline that could finally settle the arguments over the exact order of Disney movie settings.

The sequence differs greatly from my original Disney Theory but is so well put together you can’t fault her execution.

Disagree on any positions? Comments below.

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Elsa Isn’t The Only Princess With Super Powers

In The Frozen Theory I argue that Elsa and Rapunzel prove that only blonde princesses in the unified Disneyverse develop superpowers.

Now a new idea is contradicting that theory by suggesting that a certain other Disney princess has superpowers too.

Because Frozen‘s Anna has super-strength.

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Before we explore this theory, let’s look at the evidence:

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The True Endings Of Disney’s Fairy Tales

We all know many of the most popular Disney movies are based on fairy tale classics, but how much of these tales have been ‘Disneyfied’ for family-friendly ratings?

See below for the shocking stories behind your Disney favourites. If you know any other fairy-tale origins I would love to read them in the comments.

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Mufasa Causes The Drought In The Lion King

Reddit is a perfect breeding ground for Disney theories (a fact previously proven true with The Frozen Theory).

This time the proposal comes from reddit-user, OstrichMadeOfClay:

‘In The Lion King, Mufasa is responsible for the drought.’

I thought this was worth exploring in more than 57 words, and the longer I looked, the more sense it made. So I present to you:

The Lion King Theory

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The Lion King, dictating how newborn babies and new puppies are terrorised since 1994.

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The Disneyverse Has Its Own Walt Disney

One of the most contentious ideas I suggested in The Disney Theory was that there are some Disney films that also exist as fictional films within the Disneyverse.

Obviously this concept requires some brain-bending to make any sense, but the evidence supporting it seemed compelling enough for its own article.

While writing The Jane Theory the pieces really began to fall in to place. Here I discovered that the Disneyverse has its own Walt Disney, and that man is in fact:

Professor Archimedes Q. Porter

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Tarzan’s Jane Is Descended From Beauty And The Beast’s Belle

While looking for details to support the theory connecting Frozen‘s King and Queen to Tarzan‘s parents, I actually found more compelling evidence to suggest Tarzan‘s Jane is related to Belle.

Not one to walk away from a good Disney theory, I thought it was worth presenting that evidence.

So here it is:

The Jane Theory

In my Disney world article, I point out that a teapot looking like Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast appears in Tarzan. That theory suggests its another symptom of Disney’s erratic magical characters, but what if it wasn’t?

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That is some hard-wearing table-wear! (Chip notwithstanding)

What if the tea-set Tarzan’s gorilla-friend Terk is drumming on is actually a centuries-old heirloom from the Porters’ noble past? In fact, it could be just one of the clues connecting Jane Porter to Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

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Could Frozen’s King And Queen Also Be Tarzan’s Parents?

In my Frozen Theory article, I explored the connections fans have found to link FrozenTangled and The Little Mermaid.

Since that article was posted, the writers and directors of Frozen, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck have taken to Reddit to clarify some of these rumours.

While Lee confirmed that Elsa’s parents were going to a wedding in Frozen (a detail the Frozen Theory hinged upon), Buck threw out some tantalising details about what became of Elsa’s parents.

Or rather, who they became…

What happened to Elsa’s parents?

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Could these be Elsa’s parents?

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Disney Have Secretly Connected The Disney And Marvel Universes

When the Walt Disney Company bought Marvel Entertainment in 2008, comic-book fans were understandably concerned that Iron Man and the Avengers would soon be making awkward Disney Channel crossovers and filling Disney Store shelves.

But what if I told you that these universes had already been inadvertently linked? That the worlds of Peter Pan and Peter Parker aren’t as distant as you’d think.

What if I told you…

It is possible to connect Frozen and Captain America in four simple steps.

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Kingdom Hearts Explained By The Disney Theory

In the Disney Theory, I set out to connect various Disney movies to a single unified Disney Universe.

A popular response to this post was that I was too late – that the Disney worlds had already connected several years ago by a little Disney/Square-Enix crossover project called Kingdom Hearts.

As a gamer and Disney fan, I was definitely aware of the Kingdom Hearts series, but had written it off as an ‘alternative universe’. But spotting two certain Moogles in Wreck-It Ralph made me see that Kingdom Hearts is more significant to The Disney Theory than I realised.

So let me present:

The Kingdom Hearts Theory

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Wreck-It Ralph Proves The Disneyverse Is One Giant Computer

In The Frozen Theory, I explored the connections that ‘prove’ Frozen, Tangled and The Little Mermaid all take place in the same world.

I loved how it challenged the concept of a single unified Disney world (and also how it connected to Tangled, The Little Mermaid and The Disney Princess Theory) but there was one little detail that I found even more fascinating than the possible family links between Anna, Elsa and Rapunzel.

That detail was Wreck-It Ralph

How Wreck-It Ralph Breaks The Disney Theory

Ralph was not a fan of The Disney Theory.

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The Frozen Theory (And The Detail It Misses)

Recently, an imaginative redditor proposed a theory that connected the worlds of Frozen and Tangled.

Below I have compiled what I think are the best pieces of ‘evidence’ raised in support of the theory, as well as one key detail that I believe changes everything.

But first, the theory:

The Frozen Theory

It didn’t take long after the release of Frozen for the internet to spot a certain cameo during the song ‘For The First Time In Forever’.

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Princess Anna runs out to meet Flynn Rider and Rapunzel.

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30 Disney Movies That Share A World

Are all Disney movies connected?

Walt Disney’s films are littered with so many references and connections I was surprised I was the first to try mapping them in one unified Disney world.

I’ve stuck to major Disney movies and sequels, but I do appreciate the Disney Channel/XD/Junior cross-overs that many people have pointed out in the comments.

Also, because Jon Negroni did such a fantastic job with The Pixar Theory I’ve resist the urge to include connections between the Disney and Pixar worlds.

To see how Frozen fits in to the unified Disneyverse, read: The Frozen Theory.

All that aside, please enjoy my Disney theory…

Disney movies clearly don’t take place in our world.

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