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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
The Legend of the Titanic
It's a giant octopus with a dog's face. What more do you need to know?

They were on dope when they made this movie.
It would explain so very, very much.

Alternatively, the story is the result of the narrator's delusion.
Unable to believe that a tragedy like the Titanic disaster could have happened, the old sailor mouse dreamed up an alternate reality where everyone survived the sinking to cope with the trauma.

It's either this or he was trying to protect his kids' innocence - which might backfire when they find out the true story.

Of course he made it all up, though my theory is that he suffered a head injury and did not actually witness the sinking. After all, if everyone did survive, why would the newspaper say "Tragic Ending to the Maiden Voyage of the Titanic: Hundreds Missing" and not mention anything at all about a giant talking octopus suddenly surfacing in New York Harbor?
  • That would explain why Stella, Top Conners' wife, told her grandchildren not to take them seriously. She witnessed the tragedy but doesn't have the heart to break it to her husband.

This film started out as a serious effort.
There are shots of women crying and even a throwaway line to the "heroes who gave their lives for the rest", as though they began making a serious film about the sinking. Then, the producer said "hey, throw in a octopus" and the animators took him seriously.

This movie once existed in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe.
But Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) erased it from continuity. The various amounts of Artistic License would fit in with Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) perfectly.

Everybody actually dies in this movie.
The party we see in the end is them reuniting in afterlife. That would explain the comeback of Tentacles and the old mouse, anyway.

The movie's an alternate universe of the actual history and the world in general.
"There's room for everyone!" That could mean that instead of 20, there is actually 46/48 lifeboats. The Titanic sunk but had not been eaten away by microbes. The actual Grand Staircase wasn't missing from the so-called "wreck". It sank in one piece instead of two. Ice doesn't float but stuck at the seafloor. Yellow Journalism. They pinpointed the sight of the actual "wreck" just three years after its sinking. There is a so-called "treasure" onboard. Captain Edward J. Smith finished the voyage he intended for his retirement. Bruce Ismay got the Olympic-class competition that he wanted and won. Thomas Andrews lived and so Guggenheim and Stead. Just everyone that made Titanic famous lived.

The king of Atlantis is evil.
Seriously, he lets the mice go to the surface, nearly causing an old man to drown and seems to know that most of them will end up in an insane asylum for mentioning Atlantis. Then he strands our heroes on a "secret island" where they must live forever. Because they cannot die. And, he never shows his face. That is suspicious.

The first movie was actually funded by the Japanese and Norwegian whaling industries.
They believed that associating an anti-whaling message with such a ridiculous story (and insulting to the victims of the Titanic to boot) would actually turn people against anti-whaling groups in a sort of "this-is-what-anti-whalers-actually-believe" sort of way.
James and the Giant PeachWMG/Western Animation (Film)Monsters University

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