'Frozen' Director Confirms Fan Theory That 'Tarzan' Is Anna and Elsa's Brother
Plus, hints at the plot line for 'Frozen 2,' anyone?
Welp, it's official. We can never write off another fan theory as too outrageous, too elaborate, or too unlikely ever again.
At least not after Frozen director Chris Buck, who is currently hard at work on the hit film's sequel, has blatantly confirmed that Tarzan was Anna and Elsa's brother all along.
So, turns out this filmmaker really did have some tricks up his sleeve.
The story of Tarzan begins after a couple is shipwrecked on a far-off island, the female giving birth to a baby boy. They take their punches as well as possible, setting up camp in a tree and forging a little life in their new home. Until, that is, a leopard infiltrates the camp and eats the parents of the little boy.
So while Anna and Elsa's parents were assumed to have been lost at sea, in reality they were stranded until they met their end.
A bit macabre, huh?
As explained by Buck, who also directed Tarzan,
"...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."
This last gorilla-involved portion is what sealed the deal, as this is Tarzan's defining event.
Buck also delved into how Frozen 2 is coming along during an interview with MTV.
“We have two very strong female leads in Frozen. We'll keep that going in the next one. We will tackle other issues that, I think, are out there today that boys and girls, men and women, are dealing with.”
The director went on to say that, given the volume of kids the original Frozen reached, any failure to provide a solid message would be a "missed opportunity."
It is a lot of responsibility, but we all have faith in you, Chris. You sly minx.