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Anna and Elsa’s parents disappear at sea in Frozen — but director Chris Buck likes to think they got shipwrecked on an island where they had a little boy named… Tarzan.

Fans have previously made the connection between Frozen and Tarzan, and Buck furthered theories last year when Jennifer Lee, Frozen‘s co-director, said in a Reddit AMA that “according to Chris, [the parents] didn’t die on the boat.” “They got washed up on a shore in a jungle island,” she wrote. “The queen gave birth to a baby boy. They build a treehouse. They get eaten by a leopard…”

Buck recently told MTV News that he thinks he told Lee this theory on the way to a meeting. “In my little head, Anna and Elsa’s brother is Tarzan,” he said. “But on the other side of that island are surfing penguins, to tie in a non-Disney movie, Surf’s Up. That’s my fun little world.”

So maybe they’re not actually connected — but Buck doesn’t have a problem with people believing they are. “I say, whatever people want to believe, go for it,” he said. “If you want to tie them all together, then do it. That’s the spirit of Disney.”

Read his full comments over at MTV’s website.


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