Stories, by design, generally leave out details to better serve their narrative direction. It’s up to the audience to fill in these blank spaces with their own imaginations, which of course has given rise to countless popular fan theories over the years. Most of these theories are a bit of a stretch to say the least, but sometimes they are almost as brilliant as the story they are reinterpreting. They may even make you rethink the way you thought about the entire film or TV show. While there are a huge number of fan theories lying around on the internet — some great, others not so much — these 10 are so good they might as well be made canon.
10. The Pixar Films Are All Set In One Shared Universe
Shared Universes are all the rage with movie franchises right now, thanks in large part to the enormous success of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, so naturally fans have been examining other franchises to find clues that support the claim that they also take place in the same fictional universe. One of the most prominent and compelling fan theories stipulates that all of Pixar’s animated films share the same universe. Inspired by a video on cracked.com, Jon Negroni created “The Pixar Theory”, where he argues that every movie is connected by major events that influence one another and that there is an observable timeline that ties it altogether (Brave takes place first — and somehow last — chronologically). The theory is much too complex to discuss in full here, but luckily, Negroni made an informative video to summarize his points.