When it comes to fan theories, it seems like everyone on the internet has one. Like that one that Aladdin is actually set in a dystopian future where the world's been ravaged by war and somehow magic exists again, or that Harry Potter one where Dumbledore is actually the bad guy the whole time

The problem with fan theories is that usually they're just that: theories. They end up being the machinations of people who have way too much time on their hands and end up looking way too much into a particular film or book.

But sometimes, the fan theories end up being right. Just ask Game of Thrones readers about the origin of Jon Snow.

And it turns out that this Disney fan theory connecting Tarzan with Anna and Elsa from Frozen has been confirmed.


Now cross-references between Disney films is nothing new. Scar's pelt can be seen in Hercules and the magic carpet from Aladdin makes a cameo in Beauty and the Beast. But there's been a fan theory that Anna and Elsa's shipwrecked parents had a child when they were out at sea.

And that baby was Tarzan. That's right, Tarzan is Anna and Elsa's younger brother, and Frozen director Chris Buck confirmed it.

"I think Jen [Lee, his co-director] and I were walking to a meeting, and I just started to tell her the entire story...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," he said in an interview with MTV.

"So in my little head, Anna and Elsa’s brother is Tarzan."


You heard it here folks. Straight from the director's mouth. Wonder if there'll be a cross-over film in the future and if Tarzan has any magical powers he was born with. Although I guess gorilla-strength is a good enough power as any.