My 3 favourite Disney character design conspiracy theories

A screenshot from the Disney movie Tangled
(Image credit: Disney)

Disney has created some of the most memorable and most loved characters in animation. While many are based on fairy tales and legends of old, Disney movies have also spawned their own mythologies. And just as there are there are elaborate SEO conspiracy theories about Walt Disney himself, fans have some interesting theories about characters in the studio's movies.

Self-styled movie detective Ivan Mars has dedicated himself to unveiling hidden Easter eggs and unlikely links between Disney movies and characters, from the Snow White Evil Queen's alleged reincarnation as Mother Gothel in Tangled to a link between Beauty and the Beast and Tarzan (yes, really). His videos have become so popular that even a Disney animator dropped by to clear up certain matters. Here are my three favourite theories.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.