Frozen and Tarzan Conspiracy Theory Finally Confirmed?

"Whatever people want to believe, go for it," Chris Buck tells MTV

By Zach Johnson Aug 11, 2015 2:26 PMTags
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When Phil Collins sang about "two worlds" in Tarzan, he was referring to humans and gorillas...right? Or could it be possible that the "one family" he mentioned in the song actually involved Tarzan and the two royal sisters he never got to meet?

Last year, Frozen co-director Chris Buck revealed during a Reddit AMA that the king and queen of Arendelle, as well as their newborn "baby boy," did not actually die after being shipwrecked. (Who knew they had a son?) He said they washed up on the shore of a jungle and built "a tree house" before being "eaten by a leopard."

Buck's description sounded like opening scene of 1999's Tarzan, one of his other Disney movies. If that conspiracy theory proved true, Tarzan would be the long-lost brother of Princess Anna and Queen Elsa.

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Speaking to MTV over the weekend, Buck said he came up with the theory during a conversation with co-director Jennifer Lee. "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. I think Jen and I were walking to a meeting, and I just started to tell her the entire story," he said of the 2013 film. "I said, 'Of course Anna and Elsa's parents didn't die. Yes, there was a shipwreck, but they were at sea a little bit longer than we think they were because the mother was pregnant, and she gave birth on the boat, to a little boy. They get shipwrecked, and somehow they really washed way far away from the Scandinavian waters, and they end up in the jungle. They end up building a tree house and a leopard kills them, so their baby boy is raised by gorillas."

"So 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," Buck said of his the animated film he co-directed in 2007 for Sony Pictures. "That's my fun little world." The Frozen and Tarzan theory isn't official, but Buck said, "Whatever people want to believe, go for it. If you want to tie them all together, then do it."

The filmmaker told MTV, "That's the spirit of Disney."