Okay, to (hopefully) end the discussion once and for all, I asked Nathan Greno directly about where Corona is supposed to be.
Now, granted, he said the very interesting thing about not thinking about it as Corona, since they chose not to call it that in the movie, but… it’s the only name the kingdom’s ever had, and since they call it that in the series, what else are we going to call it?
But, even so, my point is that it is not Germany. It’s just a unique but generic fairytale kingdom that draws inspiration from several sources.
Concept art by Kevin Nelson drawn on September 10, 2008.
This, my friends, is where we got the name Corona. It’s in the concept art. (There’s probably more with the kingdom’s name on it somewhere, but this is the piece @forever-tangledup found while we were searching together.)
Gdynia, Poland, is the only place on the Baltic coast where hills of any size come right down to the sea, making it the best fit, landscape-wise, for a real-world Kingdom of Corona. The map of Gdynia shows the hills rising behind the harbor.
A future!Tangled/Frozen crossover where the royal families of Corona and Arendelle want to betroth Rapunzel and Eugene’s eldest child to Anna and Kristoff’s eldest child so that they can eventually merge the kingdoms. The only problem is that the kids can’t stand each other.
Transformers and Doing the Do: How Babies are Made
Baby making essay
Sidenote: this is my own personal headcanon that I use for my own personal baby universe. I’m not trying to claim this to be the be-all-end-all of Cybertronian reproductive headcanons. Just trying to answer a common question I’ve been getting.
Gdynia, Poland, is one of the more intriguing potential locations for a real-world Corona. The bottom map shows (underlined in red) the city of Gdynia and the 1,000-foot Wiezcya hills next to the Kashubian Lake District. The photos show the fachwerk architecture common in Corona (left), Wiezcya (center), and Kaszuby lake (right), with corresponding maps beneath them.
Hans(el), Gretel, and Teddy from my friend Kath’s Frozen/Tangled fanfic A Baker’s Dozen(which is awesome). Yay.
Banished from his lands, stripped of his title, and kicked out with only the clothes on his back, Hans has to make his own in the world. Things start looking up when he travels to a foreign land called Corona where a baker’s daughter offers him some bread, a job, and perhaps something more. Thirteen chapters, starting with his actions in Frozen and ending with his redemption.
To repeat what I said on DA, my friend really has a way with taking minute side characters (like the little girls from Tangled who braided Rapunzel’s hair) and turning them into rich cast of characters. She likes to include a lot of small nods to Disney as well as bunch of twists and turns (because she is evil). I actually found myself liking Hans. I thought that impossible after Frozen. Definitely one of my favorites by her.
As for the picture, I started that back in January. I’m so glad to have finished. It’s far from perfect, but I’m trying new things.
The sunlight obnoxiously insisting its presence through her window had woken Anna at some point in the past… hour? The Crown Princess, heir apparent, of Arendelle did not have a need to depart from her bed, however. So she hadn’t. Instead, she was half-awake and idly trying to decipher how her life had managed to completely change in the course of one night. Wrapping up the party had taken so long that she hadn’t slept much or had a moment for introspection since leaving Elsa’s room. With eyes half-lidded as she gazed at the edge of her windowsill, she wasn’t certain if she was awake enough yet for introspection.
Two knocks on the door. “Princess Anna?” She was at least awake enough to recognize Gerda’s voice.
“Mmmmmn,” Anna groaned. “What is it, Gerda?”
“You have a visitor, ma’am. She insists that she has pre-established plans with you, but there’s nothing on your sched—”
“Anna, it’s me, Hansele. We were going to lunch together, remember?”
Nothing along the Baltic Coast comes close to the hills of a real-world Corona. Wiezyca is the best the region has to offer. It’s in Polish Pomerelia, and while it’s nowhere near as dramatic as the hills of Corona, it does offer some interesting nooks as well as the Kashubian Lake District, which could use a dam or two (maybe). The map shows the relation of Wiezcya to the lakes.