It’s been a long held theory that the merchant at the beginning of the Disney classic “Aladdin” was always the genie. I mean, the colour scheme, his humour and he’s voiced by Robin Williams? How couldn’t they be the same person! Well now, one of the people who co-directed the film has come out and said that this was actually the plan all along, but the plot point was lost somewhere during editing. Well, maybe this means some of the more out there theories about our favourite media are true as well? Lets take a look at some that I really do hope turn out to be true. Just so you know, assume that all these contain spoilers (if you bothered) and that these were all taken from reddit.
“Ever wondered just how Angelica could talk to the babies? Angelica is the only one who can talk to the babies because they are a figment of her imagination. She is spoilt, sad and lonely, because her Mother is constantly working and has no time for her. Her relationship with her Dad is superficial and unsubstantial, no real love is ever shown to her.
So how did it come about that Angelica would have to imagine these babies? Tommy died soon after child birth, a fact reflected by Stu never leaving the basement, inventing toys that his son will never play with. Chuckie died in the car crash along with his Mum, also reflected in the actions of his father; the crash has made him a pathetic nervous wreck most of the time.
Most interesting is Phil and Lil. There never where any twins, there was just one baby. However this baby was a still born, and Angelica never knew the sex of the still born, so she invented twins of different genders.
Sadly, Angelica never uses her imaginary friends to comfort or entertain her, instead she is mean and nasty to them. She has invented this relationship with these babies so she can vent her frustrations of being a spoilt, lonely brat who has seen much hardship from these unfortunate parents; frustrations that can’t be satisfied by a typical childhood relationship with a doll, albeit a Cynthia one.”
Wow. Just, wow. There’s something about this creepy theory that means I really do hope it’s true. I often watch Rugrats with this theory in mind on hungover morning, and it makes the show a thousand times better.
Courage The Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog was a great cartoon from my childhood that often spooked me. It follows the adventures of a dog attempting to save his old owners from various supernatural and scary issues.
“Courage is actually a normal dog and he sees the world through a dog’s eyes. All the villains in the show are just normal people, but to a little dog they seem scary. They don’t actually live in the middle of Nowhere, but since his owners are too old to take him outside for walks, he only knows what’s around his immediate property, and everything beyond that is nothing because he’s never seen it.”
I like this one because it really makes sense from a dog perspective. We never see Courage speak to anyone using actual words, which means he’s not entirely humanised and that this could definitely be true. That being said, if the whole show was supposed to be from the dog’s perspective, then he’d probably be able to speak and everyone else would talk nonsense.
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
There’s always been something creepy about Willy Wonka hasn’t there? That whole trippy sequence on the boat and those borderline slaves known as the Oompa Loompas? I don’t know, maybe it’s just me but it always seemed like he was hiding something.
“Willy Wonka knew those children would die in his factory. After Augustus gets sucked up the shoot, they all hop on board the boat through the tunnel of doom. The boat doesn’t have two extra vacant seats though. It was designed with prior knowledge that they would lose two participants before that point. Later they drive a cream spewing car with only four seats. Did they have another car waiting in the garage in case the others made it? Of course not. Willy Wonka uses children to make candy.”
Okay. So, I wasn’t implying something as sinister as this, but still, it definitely does explain that nagging feeling he’s holding something back.
I’ve always thought there was something trippy about Spongebob and his cast of characters, something just slightly off. This theory would explain why.
“The existence of Spongebob and his strange friends is the result of radiation from nuclear arms testing that was performed on the Bikini Atoll in the late 40’s and early 50’s. Since they live under the atoll, the town is known as ‘Bikini Bottom’.”
This, out of all the ones on the list, really does make sense to me. How about you?
What do you think of these fan theories? Do you have any of your own? Why not let us know in the comments below about some theories you’ve heard yourself or what you think of these ones?