Tarzan is the little brother of Frozen‘s leading ladies Elsa and Anna – at least according to Frozen co-director Chris Buck.

Tarzan, Elsa & Anna

Buck’s theory was first introduced last year when fellow co-director Jennifer Lee shared it with Frozen fans on Reddit. Now, Buck is talking in detail about how he imagined the crossover story between the pair of Disney movies he helped direct.

“When you’re working on a feature, you have a lot of time to think about stuff because it takes four years to make one,” Buck told MTV News. “I think Jen and I were walking to a meeting, and I just start to tell her the entire story. I said, ‘Of course Anna and Elsa’s parents didn’t die. Yes, there was a shipwreck, but they were at sea a little bit longer than we think they were because the mother was pregnant, and she gave birth on the boat, to a little boy.”

“They get shipwrecked, and somehow they really washed way far away from the Scandinavian waters, and they end up in the jungle,” Buck elaborated. “They end up building a tree house and a leopard kills them, so their baby boy is raised by gorillas. So in my little head, Anna and Elsa’s brother is Tarzan.”

Buck even went a step further in an attempt to weave his Sony Pictures animated movie Surf’s Up into the narrative. “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,” Buck told MTV.

Buck will return to direct the highly-anticipated Frozen sequel with Lee.


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