Disney’s Kingdom in ‘Tangled’ Leads to Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

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Getty Rebecca Marklew poses as Rapunzel from Tangled during the MCM Midlands Comic Con Expo at The International Centre on February 16, 2013 in Telford, England.

Corona is the name of Rapunzel’s kingdom in the “Tangled,” Disney’s version of the Grimm brothers fairytale.

The story goes, Rapunzel is the princess with long blonde hair who is kidnapped by Mother Gothel. Goethel tells Rapunzel that the lockdown is for the princesses’ own protection. Despite the hardships, Disney’s official website describes Rapunzel as the “crown princess of Corona” and a “spirited and determined young woman.”

In the Midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak, Rapunzel Became a Trending Topic on Twitter & Google

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Rapunzel is then forced to spend her time in self-quarantining and socially distancing in a tower. The tower outside the reaches of Rapunzel’s family’s kingdom of Corona. At the age of 17, Rapunzel escapes the tower with the help of a local thief named Flynn Rider.

Obviously, that link wasn’t lost on social media users who linked the fairy tale to the 2020 coronavirus outbreak. This led to Rapunzel and “Tangled” becoming trending topics on Twitter and Google.

Tangled – Mother knows best (HD)Tangled – Rapunzel – L'intreccio della torre (2010) Mother Gothel: You want to go outside? Why, Rapunzel…! Look at you, as fragile as a flower Still a little sapling, just a sprout You know why we stay up in this tower Rapunzel: I know but… Mother Gothel: That's right, to keep you safe and sound, dear Guess I always knew this day was coming Knew that soon you'd want to leave the nest Soon, but not yet Rapunzel: But — Mother Gothel: Shh! Trust me, pet Mother knows best Mother knows best Listen to your mother It's a scary world out there Mother knows best One way or another Something will go wrong, I swear Ruffians, thugs Poison ivy, quicksand Cannibals and snakes The plague Rapunzel: No! Mother Gothel: Yes! Rapunzel: But — Mother Gothel: Also large bugs Men with pointy teeth, and Stop, no more, you'll just upset me Mother's right here Mother will protect you Darling, here's what I suggest Skip the drama Stay with mama Mama knows best Mother knows best Take it from your mumsy On your own, you won't survive Sloppy, underdressed Immature, clumsy Please, they'll eat you up alive Gullible, naÎve Positively grubby Ditzy and a bit, well, hmm vague Plus, I believe Gettin' kinda chubby I'm just saying 'cause I wuv you Mother understands Mother's here to help you All I have is one request Rapunzel? Rapunzel: Yes? Mother Gothel: Don't ever ask to leave this tower again. Rapunzel: Yes, Mother. Mother Gothel: I love you very much, dear. Rapunzel: I love you more. Mother Gothel: I love you most. Don't forget it You'll regret it2013-08-26T22:21:15.000Z

One of the earliest social media posts regarding the coincidence came from Lee Ann Abbott:

It’s Difficult to Pinpoint Exactly Where Corona Is Based on


Unlike “Frozen,” which takes place in an arctic town named Arendelle which is named for the Norwegian city of Arendal, pinpointing the real Corona is more difficult. According to Disney Wikia, “By looking at five things: architecture, nature, landscape, politics, and the styles of dress in Tangled, the best fit for the real-world Kingdom of Corona would be along the Baltic Sea coast of Germany and Poland at some point from 16th to the 18th century.”

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The blog, Finding Corona, offers four options for where the fictional city of Corona may be based. The four options are Gdynia, Pomerelia in Poland, Lindau, Holy Roman Empire in Germany, Wolgast, Pomerania, also in Germany or Stockholm, Sweden. The blog quotes “Tangled” production designer Doug Rogers as saying that the nature seen in the movie is based in Hungary, Poland and eastern Germany.

Rapunzel Is Thought to Have Been Based on the Christian Virgin St. Barbara

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Getty In this handout photo provided by Disney Resorts, actress Mandy Moore poses with Rapunzel during a visit to the Magic Kingdom Park on March 6, 2017 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Moore will continue to voice Rapunzel in the Disney Channels new series “Tangled: The Series”.

Rapunzel is thought to have been based on St. Barbara. She was a Christian woman who lived in a pagan family in the ancient Greek city of Nicomedia, which is now in Turkey. When her father was away on business, she installed a stained glass Christian window in the family’s home. When her father returned, he attempted to kill his daughter with his sword.

St. Barbara HDSaint Barbara, also known as the Great Martyr Barbara and one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, was an early Christian martyr born in Heliopolis, Phoenicia. Barbara was the daughter to a rich pagan named Dioscorus. Dioscorus shielded her from the world by locking her high up within a tower. He allowed only her pagan teachers to see her. Barbara spent her day admiring all of God's creations. She secretly became a Christian and offered herself completely to the Lord, choosing a life of consecrated virginity. Dioscorus allowed for Barbara to leave her tower when she was older and Barbara used this opportunity to meet other Christians. When her father had a private bath-house built for her, Barbara advised the workers to make a third window – creating a Trinity of light. This became a place full of healing power. Barbara informed her father she had become a Christian and would no longer worship his idols. Full of rage, he grabbed his sword to strike her. She ran off and hid within the crevice of a large hill, but a shepherd betrayed her and revealed her hiding spot. Her father beat her, locked her up and starved her. He then handed her over to the prefect of the city. Under the prefect, they continued to torture her, but Barbara never renounced her Christian faith. She prayed to Jesus and he appeared to heal her wounds. This made the prefect try harder to get her to renounce the Lord and her Christian faith. Barbara was condemned to death by beheading by her own father. According to ledgend, as punishment for their actions, both Dioscorus and the prefect were killed after being struck by lightning. St. Barbara is the patron saint of armourers and artillerymen. She is invoked against lightning and fire. Her feast day is celebrated on December 4. To learn more about St. Barbara, visit Catholic.org. And if she inspires you or someone you know, shop for his items by clicking on the CatholicOnline.shopping link below, for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel and tell us how much you love our videos in the comments. More about St. Barbara: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=166 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2h2ZFxE] St. Barbara Collection [http://bit.ly/2fPxeCV] St. Barbara 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2gVJY7a] St. Barbara 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2gVArNs] St. Barbara Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/2fPuk1g] St. Barbara Keychain [http://bit.ly/2fTXPtO] St. Barbara Visor Clip Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today – Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]2019-12-16T18:18:38.000Z

St. Barbara prayed for help and a hole opened up in the floor, allowing her to escape. Eventually, St. Barbara was discovered and beheaded by her father. Throughout her short life, St. Barbara remained a virgin despite many suitors coming forward to ask for her hand in marriage. The story says that St. Barbara’s father was then struck down by a bolt of lightning.

St. Barbara has become an inspirational figure for people who are in trapped situations. In 2010, when the 33 Chilean miners were freed after being trapped underground for 69 days, a spokesperson said that they had used St. Barbara as an inspiration.

In 2019, the kingdom of Corona also appeared in a crossover in the game “Kingdom Hearts 3.”

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