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Top Disney Subliminal Messages (Disney Movies)What do you get when you mix bored animators with conspiracy theorists? – Hidden subliminal messages in Disney movies. It’s regularly suggested that the House of Mouse snuck various innuendos and obscenities into their animated family output. And you know what, sometimes it’s true…

The Rescuers (1977)

One of the few confirmed examples of hidden smut within a Disney flick, although it took more than two decades to identify. For it was only on the 1999 home entertainment release of The Rescuers that a blink-and-you’d-miss-it glimpse of a topless woman was identified in two non-consecutive frames, during a sequence in which the vermin lead characters are flying through the city on the back of an albatross.

Consequently it was Disney which was forced to play the part of rescuer, as it recalled more than 3 million video editions of the offending movie.

Aladdin (1992)

“Good teenagers, take off your clothes.” Exsqueeze me? Baking powder? Can such illicit filth really have been disseminated via a Disney movie? This one is a little muddy: as Aladdin goes to see Princess Jasmine, he is forced to try and wrangle with her tiger and, off-screen, he does seem to utter the offending line cited above.

However, it is also claimed he says something along the lines of “Good kitty, take off and go.” Whatever the truth of the matter, the potential for misinterpretation was enough for Disney to nix the line for the movie’s DVD release.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

Yes this was a Disney production, released under the Touchstone Pictures banner when the obvious sexual innuendos in the final product proved too risqué for the top brass. It was 1988, and Bush was everywhere, mostly as a consequence of George the elder’s successful quest to win the presidency. But it also put in a most unexpected appearance when svelte siren Jessica Rabbit was hurled from the ‘toon taxi – she lands spinning and on the second turn someone forgot to draw her underwear.

The Lion King (1994)

A tired and dejected Simba drops to the ground, causing a cloud of dust to spray up from underneath him. But the dust particles behave oddly, swirling to form letters that appear to spell out… spell out what? ‘SEX’?! Crikey!

With outright denial not an option, the animation team pleaded a defence of misinterpretation, claiming that the letters were actually ‘SFX’, and that the subliminal message was simply an expression of acclaim for the movie’s special effects team. And if you believe that, you’ll believe that The Lion King was indeed Disney’s first feature with an original story, and did not in fact feature some non-too subtle lifts from Osama Tezuka’s Kimba the White Lion.

The Little Mermaid (1989)

The Little Mermaid controversy is slightly different from the other episodes in the rest of this list in that A) the offending article is not actually in the film, but rather hidden in the promotional artwork, and B) it is not really hidden, being a fairly glaring phallus pulsing out from a background castle.

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The designer claims it was all an innocent accident, the result of tiredness from working late in order to deliver the finished portrait. But even if that explanation is accepted, The Little Mermaid was not limited to a single accusation of including subliminal filth; there was also a suggestion that in the first wedding scene, the presiding bishop has a very definite boner.

Leave your thoughts in the comments. Have you spotted any Disney subliminal messages or subconscious smutty content?

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  • marshall said

    I’ve heard of most of these before, and do believe that these animators try to see what they can get away with. There is probably more out there that they only know of. But the rescuers one was new to me, and frankly hilarious.

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  • thea said

    also, in Fantasia during the fairies part when she is putting dew on the spiderweb, the web spells ‘sex’

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  • Alicia said

    In the little mermaid one…those are his feet. Do you not see he needs a stool because he’s so short?

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  • Jackie said

    In The Goofy Movie- I saw when the boy Max is singing on his way home riding his skateboard. He like rides through peoples yards and houses- one kitchen or home he rides through is like a fmaily moving in and or out of a house- and on the moving van the side says “Starving House Pets” .. lol very odd

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  • jessic said

    I have heard that in Aladin when Jasmine is in the hourglass Aladin tells her to take off her clothes.

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  • Mr Hoopla said

    Hey there has to be something for the adults in there.

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  • jwatts said

    Check out Beauty and the Beast. The word ‘sex’ is on Beast’s shoulder in the rain and like 10 other places. On a mirror is another on the bottom. Also when Gaston is falling after his fight his pupils or rather in them for one frame is a skull. Not to mention the singing blonde women and the hat maker make the diablo symbol with their hands like so many world leaders have been shown doing. Weird stuff.

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  • Aidy P said

    I have seen these before as well, and agree, animators try to see just what they can get away with. Many of today’s cartoons have subliminal messages in them. Spongebob, Adventure time, Flapjack are great examples of this.

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  • ej said

    In disneys goofy movie in the concert with powerline after max falls on the stage, powerlines legs breafly form the shape of a male reproductive organ.

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  • Anonymous said

    The Rescuers on got me! I never EVER knew about the topless lady! The other ones I was already aware of.

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  • Anonymous said

    Also check out the hidden message on the eye chart in one of the early Ducktales episodes. It reads; “Ask About Illuminati.’ No joke!

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  • T-Dog said

    Hahaha i really found this page entertaining keep up the good work.

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  • June said

    I don’t see anything funny about this stuff. These cartoons are supposed to be for kids. Our kids are not safe anywhere.

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    • Sheridan Passell said

      You can take comfort that these animator games seem to be a thing of the past. Hasn’t been an example from the last 10 years I can think of.

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      • gary young said

        Seriously madagascar oh ‘sugar honey iced tea’ do u see what it spells out… and ‘see (c) you next tuesday’ happy feet when the two penguins fall they fall in multiple sex positions

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  • Sean Spangenberg said

    In the movie Hotel Transylvania. The part where the “human” entered the castle and Dracula is covering him up. Listen closely. The human says, pretty clear I’m trying to f**king breathe hear.

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    • Lola Vanity said

      I have watched this multiple times, and not once have I ever heard that phrase. I even went back and tried to listen for it and its not there. Nice try.

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  • Marcieelaine said

    I agree with the fax that the animaters tried to hide stuff but even children movies have to have some adult humor. I bet none of us saw those when we were kids. What makes you think kids now will? I mean in Pinocchio when he leaves with all the boys you see him in the pool hall drinking beer, smoking a cigar, and then becomes a “Jack Ass.” Kids nowadays will be corrupted more by Miley Cyrus and music and stuff than Disney movie classics like The Lion King and The Little Mermaid.

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