Frozen Director Shares Headcanon About Tarzan Being Elsa And Anna’s Little Bro

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Oh headcanons.

Those wonderful things that don’t need actual canon evidence to support it. Some are even commonly accepted such as Avengers movie night or the connection of the Pixar universe.

Headcanons are the bread and butter of any fandom. Sometimes the people involved in making these films, TV shows, books what have you come up with their own headcanons for their characters as well.

This is precisely what Frozen and Tarzan director, Chris Buck did with a dash of crossover for good measure.

The director said last year in Reddit that he was working the Frozen opening under an assumption.

Apparently, Anna and Elsa’s parents didn’t die in the shipwreck. Instead, they “got washed up on a shore in a jungle island. The queen gave birth to a baby boy. They build a treehouse. They get eaten by a leopard.”

Sounds like Tarzan right? Well recently Bucky expanded on these previous comments at the Walt Disney Animation Studios Shorts Collection.

He recalled a conversation with Frozen co-director Jen Lee where he explained this theory.

Buck explained, “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’.”

Alright fanfic writers. Get on this.

Disney fans have been piecing together the unconnected by vast Disney films for years. There was a Rapunzel sighting in Frozen. Many fans also hold the belief that shipwreck in The Little Mermaid was the ship Anna and Elsa’s parents were on.

Still, I think this is a fun little headcanon to have. Can’t wait to see if anyone is inspired enough to write on it!

Bec Heim