By Arré Bench Mar. 21, 2020
Trust the internet to chance upon a freaky fact during home quarantine. The 2010 Disney animation film Tangled has a crazy detail that might have prefigured the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Simpsons might have to step aside for a second or two now for there seems to be a new predictor in town. While people are currently trying to accept social distancing and self-quarantine as part of their daily lives, Disney’s 2010 animation film, Tangled, happened to be way ahead of its time.
While trying to kill quarantine time with a Disney movie marathon, Buzzfeed writer Nora Dominick noticed a life-changing detail:
I’m watching Tangled and I can’t believe Rapunzel practiced social distancing in a tower away from the village of Corona. I just— pic.twitter.com/WfZJl6PNVn
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) March 18, 2020
Tangled is a take on the legend of Rapunzel, the one with mythical long hair, who is confined to a tower. We already knew Miss Rapunzel was the social distancing queen, although not by choice, and a very selfish Mother Gothel who kept her locked in only wanted the young princess for her magical long, blond hair with healing powers. So, for the sake of the plot it only made sense that Rapunzel was abducted and confined to a tower. Except uh… the tower was away from a village named Corona.
A moment of silence for all the minds blown.
It wasn’t the fairytale we had been wishing for all our lives but here we are.
When I said I wanted to be just like Rapunzel, I didn’t mean the self-isolation part 🤦🏻♀️
— Emily (@emswanderland) March 15, 2020
However, the optimists continue to see the best even in the worst of the coincidences.
I can’t believe we’re all about to live our best Rapunzel Dreams.
— Francis Dominic✨ (@francisdominiic) March 16, 2020
Self-quarantine can get pretty lonely, but fear not singles, there’s still a glimmer of hope in our destiny. We got the power of Tangled and the internet on our side after all.
let’s not forget that rapunzel was quarantined and met her future husband so let’s think positively here
— sam fischer (@samfischer52) March 16, 2020
For those of us who still want to live our lives to the fullest while in the middle of a lockdown, but can barely hold ourselves together…
I don’t know how Rapunzel lasted 18 years in a tower. I’m barely on day 4 of quarantine and I’m losing my mind due to boredom.
— drea🦥 (@Dreuhhhhhhhh) March 17, 2020
… Rapunzel, with 18 years of experience in tow, prepared a handy, tried and tested to-do list to help us in the weeks to come.
THINGS YOU CAN DO IN QUARANTINE:
-sweep till the floor’s all clean
-mop & shine up
-sweep again and by then it’s like 7:15
-read a book or maybe 2 or 3
-add a few new paintings to my gallery
-wonder when will my life begin
— Cassie | Jaime grief account (@CassK9) March 15, 2020
Not everyone can be expected to share the same thrill as the rest of us in this very tangled revelation though. Some people absolutely have no problem pitching two Disney princesses against each other, even when we can all collectively agree that though Elsa knows how to let it go, Rapunzel practiced social distancing way before it was cool.
You’re all talking about Rapunzel being quarantined for 16 years but all of you are really sleeping on Elsa the master of self-quarantine, queen of the kingdom of isolation, conceal don’t feel don’t let them know
— 𝓌𝒶𝓈𝒽 𝓌/ 𝓈𝑜𝒶𝓅 (@ahtejo) March 16, 2020