When you were a wee child, you thought your favorite Disney movies were full of innocence, love, and magic. Little did you know that they were also full of sexual innuendos. Turns out that the creators of Disney films loved to sprinkle some dirty jokes here and there for the parents. Take this scene in The Lion King, for example...
Supposedly discovered by a 4-year-old boy, this scene occurs halfway through "The Lion King" when Simba flops onto the edge of a cliff and sends some dust into the air that seems to spell "sex." However, another theory suggests that it actually spells "SFX," and was a hidden shoutout for the film's special-effects team.
Thought that Aladdin would be exempt from the addition of sexual innuendos? Think again. After all, this Disney film has a magic genie, a flying carpet, and a scary talking cave. Of course it's also going to have a few sly, off-color jokes. So which dirty moment did you miss as a child?
As Aladdin flies up to Princess Jasmine's balcony, he's accosted by her guard tiger, Rajah. Then he supposedly utters this strange phrase: "Good teenagers, take off your clothes." The Disney powers that be insist he's saying "Good kitty, take off and go," yet investigations are inconclusive. Not sure who to believe? Take a listen and judge for yourself.
You probably didn't catch this Little Mermaid one when you were younger, but if you take a good, hard look at this scene, you might find something else that's, er... also hard.
Many have claimed that in the film's first wedding scene, the officiating priest appears to be a little too excited about his job. This rumor became so widespread that a woman actually filed a lawsuit against Disney for advocating explicit sexual imagery in children's media. The innocuous truth is that the offending bulge is merely the priest's knee, and the woman dropped her lawsuit.
While this landmark live-action/animated movie is more adult than your average Disney outing, this dirty bathroom graffititakes it to another level. Rumor has it that in the original theatrical release, then-Disney chairman Michael Eisner's phone number flashed underneath the graffiti for a few frames, but was scrubbed from home-video releases.
5. 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' - Jessica Rabbit's Wardrobe Malfunction
As Eddie Valiant and Jessica Rabbit are thrown from a cab in Toon Town, Jessica lands in a way that causes her dress to hike up, revealing an area that is, at the very least, colored differently than other areas. This moment exists only on the laserdisc version of the movie, having been made more modest for subsequent home-video releases.
Disney admitted that 1977's The Rescuers featured two blink-and-you'll-miss-them frames of a topless woman standing in a window that Bianca and Bernard fly past. Claiming its animators didn't add the images, Disney recalled 3.4 million VHS copies of the movie. It makes you think twice about the sequel's title, doesn't it? (In case you forgot, it was The Rescuers Down Under.)
Some Disney conspiracy theorists claim you can see a word that doesn't belong in this promo art for Disney's take on the Rapunzel fairy tale. Now we understand why he wants her to let down her golden hair.
While a Top Down Truckstop in the world of Cars seems innocent enough, the smaller sign underneath completes the salty joke. It reads, "all convertible waitresses." Thus, it's a restaurant with topless waitresses.
Spunky cowgirl Jessie makes her debut in Pixar's first sequel to Toy Story, and she makes quite an impression on Buzz Lightyear. When Jessie calls him sweet and then pulls off some impressive acrobatics using a toy car, Buzz's wings betray how he really feels. He and The Little Mermaid priest have a lot to talk about.
The Lion King was rereleased in 2002 with a new, appropriately solemn poster to mark the occasion. However, some folks noticed that the lion's facial features look awfully similar to a half-naked woman, sparking debates among fans and families. Whether its intentional or not, we can never unsee it.
On the original VHS box art for The Little Mermaid, one of the spires of the tower looks suspiciously like a part of the male anatomy that one would not expect to find in a Disney movie. Rumors began churning that a disgruntled Disney employee deliberately drew the offending image out of spite. However, when questioned, the artist simply stated that he was rushed, on a deadline and exhausted. Freudian slip, anyone?
Baby Herman, the surly, vulgar co-star of Roger Rabbit, storms off the set of a cartoon he's filming and "checks in" with a woman, re-emerging with drool on his lip. Eagle-eyed viewers report you can see him use a middle finger. Unlike other ambiguously sexual Disney overtones, this one is legit.
13. 'Aladdin and the King of Thieves' - Earthquake
In the third, direct-to-video entry in the Aladdin series, an earthquake interrupts a wedding. The Genie's retort definitely registers on the Richter scale, but somehow didn't with Disney's department of standards and practices.
14. 'The Emperor's New Groove' - Kronk Pitches a Tent
Francis, a male ladybug, is mistaken for a female ladybug by the gross Fly Brothers, and subsequently hit on. The Fly Brothers' pickup line: "Hey, cutie! Wanna pollinate with a real bug?" Most kids may not have picked up on this, but anyone with a passing interest in science definitely gasped.
In "Inside Out," Riley, who just moved to San Francisco from Minnesota, gets scared by a noise at night. Fear takes over her brain, suggesting that it might be a bear. Disgust responds, "There are no bears in San Francisco." Anger has a surprisingly calm retort: "I saw a really hairy guy. He looked like a bear." Yes, Pixar included a joke about a gay subculture in a G-rated film.
Yes, Frozen was beautiful, heartwarming, and magical, but it was also a teensy bit dirty. Take this scene, for instance, where Anna makes a casual reference to foot size. By the way, Anna is right – scientists have proven that foot size really doesn't matter, in terms of, well, you know.
19. 'Toy Story 3' - Mr. Potato Head's Oral Sex Reference