Social distancing and quarantine means people have a lot of time on their hands. They're also binging a lot of movies. So it was only a matter of time before people starting coming up with all kinds of theories about at least one of these movies. Disney's 2010 film Tangled is in the spotlight right now after fans discovered that in the movie, Rapunzel is trapped in a tower in a place literally called "Corona."
This is not a serious post suggesting that a Disney film predicted a global pandemic, but people seem to be really fascinated by the idea.
Disney, the people are curious
Fans are also putting this into perspective
Other fans pointed out that Rapunzel spent a lifetime in what was essentially a quarantine. If she could handle years of this, we can handle a few months.
Rapunzel went through it before we did
The movie, which stars Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, came out in November of 2010, which is solidly almost a decade ago. Although a Disney movie isn't usually the place we go for health recommendations similar to those from the CDC, the movie does have some good suggestions for how to keep busy during this time indoors. USA Today tweeted that the princess in the tower actually does some pretty constructive things to pass the time.
"Ventriloquy, candle-making, papier-mâché and adding a new painting to her gallery." These activities are all not bad ideas for what to do when you have to stay inside and stare out the window all day.
Hilary Weaver Hilary Weaver is a freelance writer based in New York who writes about politics, queer issues, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, and every woman the Queen has ever made a dame.