Alright I’m going to explain it all and then wash my hands of this.
Elsa’s mom and Rapunzel’s mom are sisters. Elsa, Anna, and Rapunzel are cousins. Rapuzel and Eugene got married and the Arandelle king and queen were going to be in attendance but their ship sunk on the way there. Three years later, Rapunzel and Eugene go to Elsa’s coronation as a sort of ‘sorry you’re parents dying going to see us get hitched’.
This image alone make it indisputable that Rapunzel, Anna, and Elsa are in the same timeline.
I am 87% certain that this is Disney-Confirmed but now I can’t find the source for that smh.
Also here are the locations of the two movies (Norway and Germany):
This is confirmed by the Disney Wiki:
By looking at five things: architecture, nature, landscape, politics, and the styles of dress in Tangled, the best fit for a real-world Kingdom of Corona would be along the Baltic Sea coast of Germany and Poland at some point from 16th to the 18th century. [x]
The name “Arendelle” is based on the Norwegian town of Arendal, located southwest of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. In Norwegian, “Aren” means “eagle”, and “delle” is most likely derived from “dal” which means “valley.” [x]
Now Let’s Talk About Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid takes place in Denmark.
This is smack-dab in between Norway and Germany. Ariel swam around a bunch in the North Sea. Elsa’s and Anna’s parents would have traveled through the North Sea to get to Rapunzel’s Kingdom
The Little Mermaid takes place in the 17th or 18th century based on the architecture, clothing, etc. It was also written by Hans Christian Anderson in 1837.
So they’re all landing in the right time period.
How It All Goes Down
Elsa’s parents leave Arandelle after being invited to the queen’s sister’s daughter’s wedding, and travel through the North Sea. Unfortunately for them Poseidon or whoever decides to wreak havoc. They sink in the North Sea. Three years later Rapunzel and her husband go to Arandelle.
Now we have Ariel doing her thing and we see her go to visit the ship graveyard. There’s a boatload (ha) of ships here. Probably because this particular part of the sea is especially treacherous.
Now I’m by no means saying that the ship that she visits in the movie is the Arandelle ship. The ship she visits is a pirate vessel. BUT the Arandelle ship is rotting away in the ocean down there and Ariel at one point probs hopped in their for a peak around.
The Tarzan Theory
Bogus. Bogus. Bogus. Bogus. Not even gonna try to sugar coat it for you. It’s wrong.
Tarzan takes place somewhere in Africa. Africa my friends. As in VERY FAR AWAY FROM NORWAY. The parents’ ship did not float through the English channel, down and around France and Spain to end up somewhere along the coast of Africa. Also, Tarzan’s parents’ ship was on fire. The Arandelle ship just sank.
Let’s talk about time frame also.
Tarzan takes place in the early 20th century. Steamships–which we see here in Tarzan:
aren’t in use in Frozen/Tangled. They were invented in the 1860s. That’s on the very late end of things for possible Frozen/Tangled dates. ALSO Tarzan features a windjammer, which was first seen in the early 20th century.
So there you have it folks. Tarzan theory is officially debunked. (Also why would Elsa’s parents build a dank af treehouse when they could build a ship of the same caliber and return to their daughters in a jiffy).
In Conclusion: Yes To Little Mermaid-Tangled-Frozen. No to Tarzan-Tangled-Frozen
Jane Porter had just graduated from Central St. Martins with a scientific illustration degree when her father surprised her with an incredible opportunity. He wanted Jane to assist him in his research of African gorillas in the Congo rainforest for the rest of the year.
It was one thing to spend your weekends sketching animals at the zoo, but to leave her life in London and go the the dangerous depths of the jungle where she’d be face-to-face with ferocious beasts and the possibility of being lost forever and who knows what else… It was reckless and dangerous, to say the least.