Did Disney’s “Tangled” Predict Coronavirus?

By: Nabiha Amjad

Even if you already have watched Disney’s “Tangled”, it would be a great idea to watch it again. Some people have even begun to think that “Tangled” actually predicted the coronavirus. That is, of course, not true. In this 2010 Disney movie, Rapunzel has been locked down in a tower since the day she was born, abducted by an old witch named Mother Gothel. Rapunzel was then taken to an isolated tower, where she stayed until the age of 18. Her magical long blonde hair has the power to provide constant youth, and that witch uses it to keep her young. At the age of 18, Rapunzel becomes interested in the outside world, and when a wanted criminal named Flynn Rider uses her tower as a refuge, she asks him to help her escape. After a thrilling adventure, she is then returned to her true parents. But what relates this to coronavirus? 

-Many people found out that the kingdom in which Rapunzel was born and kidnapped is called the “Kingdom of Corona.”

-The word corona is a Latin word that means crown in English. Disney uses a crown as a symbol of royalty. For coronavirus, it is used because under a microscope, this virus has the appearance of a crown.

-She was locked down for 18 years in an isolated tower.

-She is practicing social distance by staying away from everyone.

When this pandemic is over, people will come out of their houses as Rapunzel came out of hers. Rapunzel even provided us with a list to keep ourselves busy! According to the song “When Will my Life Begin,“ here are some things you can do in quarantine:

-Start on chores

-Sweep till the floor’s all clean

-Polish

-Wax

-Do laundry

-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 your gallery

-Play guitar

-Knit

-Cook

-Just wonder when your life will begin

Rapunzel was quarantined for 18 years. We can handle a few months.