Merida’s magic time travels yet again! In a rarity for a Disney movie, Iago is the only animal that communicates like a human. With no backstory, fans were left trying to piece Iago’s history together. As Jafar’s right-hand man, Iago must know of magic.
And possibly have even been a practitioner of it himself. The theory goes that Iago was once a wizard himself, aligned with Jafar, who put Iago under a spell in order to hoard the magic of the lamp for himself.
Aladdin Might be a Different Type of Prince
For Genie to grant Aladdin’s wish to become a prince was not so straightforward it seems. Genie made it clear in the movie that there are rules to wishes. And bending the rules was not permitted.
Therefore, consider this: Aladdin wanted to be a prince but he had no blood to royalty. There is a loophole of sorts that the Genie could have worked with though and that was to make Aladdin’s father the King of Thieves, automatically making Aladdin a prince.
Nala’s Ulterior Motives
Nothing like a romance to motivate someone. This applies to lions as well, apparently. In The Lion King, Simba is encouraged to return to Pride Rock after encountering Nala, the very enticing lioness.
Nala herself may not have been after Simba’s affections though and was only sent to beguile the young prince back to Pride Rock so the kingdom would be free of Scar and the hyenas’ reign of terror.
Aladdin Inherits Someone Else’s Wish
The Cave of Wonders is quite an architectural feat. To have a cave in the middle of nowhere of such elaborate design and filled with such astounding treasure seems suspicious. Throw a magic carpet and a genie lamp in there and it gets even weirder to just be there for a lucky passerby.
Fans believe that the Cave of Wonders is the result of someone else’s wish and Aladdin just happened to come across it.
The Bug’s Life Trailer
Randall is consigned to his fate in Monsers Inc. by being banished to a trailer with a very fearless mother and her son (known as the trailer folk) who doesn’t hesitate to make Randall know she’s ready for a fight.
By analyzing this scene, we see that this identical trailer appears in A Bug’s Life, which precedes Monsters Inc. by three years. Now this ties in well with the “no humans” theory as these could be the last survivors before the Bug and the Monsters and Machines took over.