Disney Theories

Okay let me start off by saying, there are a lot of different Disney theories out there. I’m thinking I will go through each of them to explain and debunk (if possible). However, I also do this in my upcoming book The Disney Pixar Connection which you can preorder now as it releases November 20th, 2020. So here is a basic theory but there is many more in detail.

According to  Josh Ulrick  at disneytheory.com, all the films are connected through a magical world called the Disney Verse. He starts with explaining the timeline, which begins with The Lion King with the “untouched Savannah” and giving the lesson on ‘The Circle of Life.’ However Pride Rock wasn’t all that safe from human existence because the second film mentioned is Hercules where scar ends up in Ancient Greece. The third film that is connected is The Hunchback of Notre Dame, where a statue of a warthog is seen on the church , about 1500 years after Ancient Greece but now in Paris, France. In another scene of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, we can see a snapshot of Pumba on a spit, the magic carpet being cleaned and Belle walking through Paris with her nose stuck in a book. Right there links to Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.

This leads us to ‘The Bambi’s Mother Paradox’ because Bambi and his mother are seen in the beginning of Beauty and the Beast and in 19th century India in The Jungle Book, then again in The Rescuers down in the Bayou. Returning to how Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast are connected, a figurine of the beast  “is hidden among the Sultan’s tower of exotic creatures” which Ulrick thinks proves that the story of the cursed prince traveled farther than Europe. This would mean Beauty and the Beast happened earlier than The Hunch Back of Notre Dame and Aladdin. Its also possible that Jafar was the “I’m free” guy in The Hunchback of Notre Dame because of his uncanny resemblence of his disguise. This is a gateway to “The Flexible Time Theory,” bringing to Pocahontas where Genie turned into his version.

Following suit is The Princess and the Frog where not only is the magic carpet seen but Madame Odie has the lamp. Another notable connection is how Louis the alligator impersonated Madam Mim from The Sword in the Stone. The only way that Louis would have seen Madam Mim is if she traveled through time to battle Madam Odie.

Following suit is The Princess and the Frog where not only is the magic carpet seen but Madame Odie has the lamp. Another notable connection is how Louis the alligator impersonated Madam Mim from The Sword in the Stone. The only way that Louis would have seen Madam Mim is if she traveled through time to battle Madam Odie.

In the same way it would work for the squirrel in The Sword in The Stone which is also seen in The Fox and the Hound. This was all proven possible from Merlin when he returned wearing anachronistic glasses from the Bermuda.

Back to The Princess and The Frog, where during the mardi gras parade, a float of King Triton from The Little Mermaid, shows the awareness of old legends. Linking it back to Aladdin where Genie pulls Sebastian out of his bag of tricks. Continuing on, during Aril and Eric’s wedding scene, the king and Grand Duke from Cinderella are seen in attendance. There is also a cameo of Lady Tremaine in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, praying for love, which is possible she found it in Cinderella’s father before his death. Another easter egg in Cinderella is Peter Pan’s shadow, could it be that Peter Pan can fly through time?

Speaking of Peter Pan, it would explain why he teams up with Tinker Bell, who makes an appearance in The Black Cauldron. How does this work “when some of its stories seem to to exist in fairytales of their own?” named it ‘The Disney Princess Theory.’ He begins with how Tangled shows Rapunzel reading books called Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty. We don’t know if these books are fictional but this could be how the Disney Princess archetype come about. Following is the easter egg of the cursed spindle from Sleeping Beauty but that wasn’t the only noticeable connection between the two films. Mother Gothel took notes on how effectively lock up a young girl. 

Next up is Pinocchio, who appears in both Aladdin and Tangled. In Tangled, he is hidden in the Snugly Duckling and so is Pumba from The Lion King. Bouncing back to the disney princess archetype , we can find a young girl (either Cinderella or Aurora), walking the streets of 20th century New York City in Oliver and Company. In the same film we can hear Tito singing ‘Heigh Ho’ from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves but thats the only link there is, allowing us to continue with ‘The Disney Dog Trilogy.’ In Oliver and Company, we can spot Peg, Jock and Trusty being walked by their owners, meaning Lady and the Tramp proceeds Oliver and Company because Peg was a stray in that film. Even earlier though Peg was seen in the pet shop window in One Hundred and One Dalmations. Also seen in One Hundred and One Dalmatians are Land and Tramp passing on the Twilight Bark. Circling back around to Oliver and Company, Pongo or maybe one of his now grown up pups is seen pulling in the leash.

In another scene in Oliver and Company, a picture of Ratigan from Basil the Great Mouse Detectives are amongst Georgette’s suitors. Speaking of Ratigan, we can find Bill the lizard working with his henchman. Did Alice from Alice in Wonderland send Bill through  a portal with er sneeze the way Peter Pan can fly through time?

But how did stuffed animal Dumbo find its way into Basil and the Great Mouse Detective when movies didn’t exist back then? Dumbo also finds himself as a stuffed animal in Lilo’s Room. This could mean that the movie Dumbo is about a toy. More easter eggs can 

be found in Lilo & Stitch linking Mulan into the theory. But Little Brother, Mulan’s dog is found as a toy in Tarzan, when the gorilla’s were emptying Jane’f fathers pockets. We don’t know how this is possible since it is believed Mulan is a fictional movie and Tarzan is set before movies existed.

Another easter egg in Tarzan is Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast. How is it possible to make it to the jungles of Africa unless it’s an heirloom. The last movie connected to this theory is Treasure Planet, where a stuffed animal of Stitch is sitting on the shelf of Jim Hawkin’s room. 

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