We've all heard about The Pixar Universe Theory, a massive all encompassing narrative that links together all of Pixar's movies in a story essentially about a little girl looking for her friend. Well here's another, equally bonkers one linking a whopping thirty Disney movies that'll make you say "cool" before questioning who has the time to come up with all this.
It requires a few leaps of fancy, but by taking every little easter egg as a Marvel-esque clue to a larger universe this theory crafts a very meta plot. Starting with The Lion King and running through some of the animation houses's biggest movies, the general gist (it's too expansive to summarise here - here's a link to the full theory) is that the entire Disney canon isn't just representations of various fairy tales; it's an experiment trying to understand them. The whole universe is a big algorithm (hence the recurring elements) ran by aliens attempting to study human nature in some form. Magic is a breaking of some of the written laws, while plot conveniences are really interventions by a greater power.
Sadly it doesn't get any more explained that that, although at the very least it does do a great job of justifying some of the more ridiculous easter eggs; Bambi's Mum and Pumbaa appear in so many movies in different time periods because they're actually aliens like Stitch.
OK, so it's utter hokum. But what brilliant hokum!
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