A bittersweet theory that some may wish we never heard. In “Up”, the protagonist Carl stubbornly refuses to sell his home to developers after the death of his wife and is being forced to a retirement home.
Fans theorize that the heartbroken Carl passed away too not long after his wife due to the stress of being evicted from his home. The entire plot of the movie, therefore, is Carl going “Up” to heaven in a mesmerizing voyage into the afterlife.
In a similar vein to “Up”, this is an equally heartbreaking fan theory about the true story of “Finding Nemo”. Let’s first state that Nemo in Latin translates to “nobody”. The title can therefore be read as “Finding Nobody”. After Marlin’s partner is killed by a barracuda, he embarks on a mission to find his child who could have been the one surviving fish.
The plot then becomes a story of going through the stages of grief and acceptance and Nemo is a figment of Marlin’s imagination to cope.
Boo Becomes Brave
The interdimensional travel of Monsters Inc. may have endowed Boo with some far-reaching powers. Fans believe that Boo never forgot her childhood adventures with Sulley and Mike and decided to seek them out.
In trying to figure out how best to do so, she travels back in time to the world of Brave and gains mystical knowledge to help with her search. What especially backs this theory up? Oh, just the glaringly evident wooden carving of Sulley in her cottage.
Trivia Conspiracy theorist fans can rejoice as this theory was proven to be correct by the directors of Aladdin! At the beginning of Aladdin, we are introduced to a minor character simply known as “The Peddler” who sets the tone for the movie by trying to convince the audience of the power of the magic lamp.
Fans insisted that The Peddler and The Genie were the same people due to their in-depth knowledge of the lamp. The directors confirmed this and stated that originally the end of Aladdin would have revealed this.
Captain Hook the Mermaid Murderer
In The Little Mermaid, Ariel’s sisters and father feature prominently. However, there is a noticeable absence of Ariel’s mother. In trying to unravel the mystery of where Ariel’s mother could be, fans have pieced together that Captain Hook, the nefarious antagonist from Peter Pan, killed her.
They pinpoint this to the bitter rivalry between Captain Hook and Queen Coralie, queen of the mermaids. The pirates in Peter Pan are unabashed mermaid huntsmen. Working with a retroactive timeline, this may be a stretch but highly possible!