Headcanon: the mom from Inside Out is Margo (Despicable Me) all grown up. I like the idea but what is the mom's name in Inside Out. (went to look it up) The mother's name is Jill. So much for that idea.
Disney is very clever. This is a huge plot twist. Also Elsa and Anna's parents did not die right away they floated to an island were Elsa and Anna's pregnant mom had tarsan and was eaten by the jaguar (For the Disney fandom)
I always thought it was referencing beauty and the beast. Cause the same things happen in beauty and the beast. In Aladdin it's not a spell. It's just a genie with magic. In beauty and the beast it's actually a spell on the castle.