Fans Aren’t Buying ‘Frozen’ Director’s Elsa-Tarzan Connection
Unless you venture into the Disney side of the Internet relatively often, you probably aren't aware that fans are constantly adding to the wealth of working theories out there that actively link various Disney movies to each other. One such theory says Frozen's Elsa is directly related to Tarzan, and it looks like Frozen director Chris Buck actually subscribes to that belief himself.
In an interview with MTV, Buck said, "I think Jen [Lee] and I were walking to a meeting, and I just start 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. 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. That’s my fun little world.”
Sadly for Buck, most Disney fans seem to believe his "fun little world" exists in a realm where gasoline pours down from the sky in heaping rivulets, because they've collectively lit the brightest match in an attempt to set fire to the rain, viciously tearing his world and his theory apart in the comments section of a BuzzFeed article.
Orlando resident Erich Slipsager noted angrily, "This is one of the stupidest things I've ever read. The opening scene in Tarzan has the shipwreck with the baby already born, being put into the lifeboat with the mother, etc...and it's clearly at least a few months old. I'm not talking some obscure hard to find scene that you have to be really careful or else you'll miss it. I'm talking the damn opening scene. So how can you even begin to put forth the theory that 'the mother was pregnant and gave birth after the shipwreck'?"
Donna Nota-Barrows wondered, "Absurd. What the hell is this guy smoking?"
Commenter Samantha Martin, meanwhile, proved her above-average reading comprehension skills by commenting, "Notice he said in his world, that's how it is. Not how it actually is."
How do you feel about this revelation, Disney fans? Do you loathe Buck for attempting to introduce a bogus connection between these two movies that clearly doesn't exist? Or do you think everyone needs to calm down and let him live?
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