Last year, we may or may not have ruined your childhood with this list 10 Bizarre Kiddie Cartoon Conspiracy Theories. But people are resilient, and the capacity for the denizens of the Internet to churn out more conspiracy theories is endless. So in case your innocence is still intact, we’ve dug up a few more cartoon conspiracy theories to keep you up at night, adding animated films into the mix for good measure. Now, of course, all of these should be taken with a grain of salt — Wild Mass Guessing as they tend to be. Check them out after the jump, and if we missed your favorite, be sure to add it to the collection in the comments.
Donald Duck has PTSD
From The Journal of Cartoon Overanalyzations comes this diagnosis for Donald Duck’s erratic behavior (though not for his epidemic of pantslessness): he has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, induced when he was a paratrooper in WWII. As the theorist notes, he seems to have fairly regular flashbacks, difficulty responding normally to social stimuli, and “persistent symptoms of increased arousal (e.g. difficulty falling or staying asleep, anger and hypervigilance)” — not to mention a total disinterest in talking about his wartime experiences.