With the government encouraging everyone to take social distancing measures in a bid to stem the spread of the virus, the unprecedented measures have reminded some of a similar situation – in the form of Disney’s Tangled.
Did Disney predict coronavirus?
The popular Disney film, which was released in 2010, tells the story of Rapunzel, who is locked away in a tower for 18 years.
While the story is one that is familiar to many, fans have been quick to spot strikingly similar details to today’s current health pandemic.
Most poignant is the fact Rapunzel is locked away in the village of Corona.
Noticing the strange coincidence, startled fans tweeted: “Remember the film Tangled? And how she was locked up in a castle?? AS IF the castle was called CORONA castle… shame we’re not living in a fairytale. I’d rather be locked up in a castle tbf.”
“So the movie from Disney Tangled the girl is not allowed out of the castle. The kingdom is called Corona. Coincidence!! I don’t think so. I’m shook.”
“Tangled the Disney movie. About a girl who is isolated from the kingdom of Corona. Well played @Disney.”
“The kingdom in Tangled is called Corona.”
“Corona is an island kingdom and the birthplace of Rapunzel in Disney’s 2010 animated feature film, Tangled. After a significant period of isolation it is also where Rapunzal met her future husband/prince. Just saying.”
“@Disney #Tangled the film about a girl who is in forced isolation lives in a town called….Corona!”
“I saw an IG story that said Rapnunzel was “quarantined” for 18 years by Mother Ethel and he said Google the name of the Kingdom in Tangled. I was shook. Disney is the villain! #corona.”
“The movie “Tangled” which featured Rapunzel (AKA The Queen of Quarantine) was a girl who was locked up by her over protective mother, in a secluded tower on an island.Brace yourself… That island was called “Corona”.”
Was Rapunzel shielded from a pandemic?
Disney is not the first to have potentially predicting the current global health pandemic, with The Simpsons correctly seen some of its predictions play out in real life – including Donald Trump becoming the US President.