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Disney Fan Shares Bombshell Theory That Links ‘Aladdin’ To ‘Beauty & The Beast’ In The Best Way

Wed, February 10, 2016 5:59pm EDT by 2 Comments
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Get ready to have your mind blown! What if we told you that the Disney universe is all connected? AND that we have evidence? While Disney theories have existed for ever, this one specifically connects ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Beauty & The Beast’ in a crazy way we totally missed for years!

Disney fans everywhere are about to freak OUT! In yet another wild theory bridging the movies we love, two of our fave 90’s flicks are seemingly — and eerily — connected in a way you probably never imagined. We dare you to watch Disney movies the same after reading this insane hypothesis!

Remember that scene in the beginning of Beauty & The Beast where Belle is singing about loving books while the townspeople are singing about her being “strange?” If you do, you may also recall how she described her favorite novel: “Far off places, daring sword fights, magic spells…a prince in disguise!” Hmm…sound familiar? But wait it gets better, “Here’s where she meets Prince Charming,” the Disney character coos. “But she won’t discover that it’s him ’til chapter three!” Does anyone else think that description sounds all too familiar? It should! Belle literally just described the plot of Aladdin to a T! And now this wild Tumblr theory has us reevaluating all of the Disney classics — we did not see this one coming!

We know what you’re thinking, Belle could have been describing multiple Disney plot lines, after all they do have many things in common — princes in disguise being one of them. But come on, not every Disney movie has magic spells AND sword fights as well. Far off places? Agrabah. Daring sword fights? If we had a dime for every sword fight that occurred in that film… Magic spells? Hello, the genie! Think about it, Jasmine meets Al early on, but it takes her until act THREE to discover not only her love for him but that — yes — he was in disguise the entire time! Are you a believer yet?

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Even creepier, if you take into account the movie’s release dates, the theory starts to make total sense. Beauty and the Beast came out November 22, 1991 while Aladdin hit theaters November 25, 1992. Given the almost yearlong difference between the animated features, it’s quite likely that Disney wanted to give a subtle teaser to their next film. How did it take people this long to see the light?!

HollywoodLifers, tell us what you think: how crazy is this theory? What other Disney theories have you heard of?