With three generations under our belts of Disney, we and our ancestors have all grown accustomed to the anthropomorphic reality of the Disney universe. Few of us have stopped to wonder where exactly did these hybrid beings come from?
In finding a common thread between different cartoon worlds, fans have suggested that Merida is the very source of all the humanoids we’ve come to love. The theory insists that her magic turned animals into humans in Brave and has since undergone an evolution right up to Nick Wilde.
All Hail Hei Hei
While it may not seem obvious at first, Hei Hei might serve a far more divine role in Moana’s destiny than imagined. Although Hei Hei epitomizes the saying “bird brain”, his uncanny ability to navigate and survive dangerous situations may give hint as to his true purpose in protecting Moana as some sort of a guardian angel. He is constantly at Moana’s side.
The fact that his presence is almost inessential yet it takes a lot to keep him around makes for a compelling argument that he’s fulfilling a spiritual duty.
Moana’s Morbid Journey
Here’s a fan theory that draws similar comparisons to the theory of Carl passing away at the beginning of Up. After setting sail to reach Maui, Moana is caught in some very tempestuous weather. This storm capsized Moana’s meager boat and she drowned.
This might make sense as, throughout the rest of Moana’s search, she interacts with all sorts of magical spirits and deities only to have her spirit returned to her and resurrected at the end of the movie to be with her family.
Hades’ Emotional Hair Dye
Ever own a mood ring? Hades’ hair in Hercules seemed to be the ultimate mood ring as it changed color according to his very capricious moods. While his hair is blue by standard, it transitions into an ebullient red rage of fire when he gets angry.
This is slightly contradictory as pointed out by the geekier Disney fans as blue flames indicate more heat than red and orange flames. Meaning Hades’ hair should turn blue when angry! Chemistry aside, it’s a fan theory we think has merit.
Mulan Almost Cost the Chinese Army Dearly
Mulan, in the 1998 Disney movie of the same name, takes it upon herself to save her father’s life by posing as his son and joining the Chinese army. An overlooked fact is that even though Mulan’s father, Fa Zhou, may have been too old and in too poor health to fight, he was very experienced and would have provided excellent leadership to the much younger, and far more inexperienced battalion.
Fa Zhou then was a tactical placement by the Chinese authorities and Mulan’s stunt could have proved dire!