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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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  • pat said

    Our confidence and trust must be in God. This is Satan’s playground and he does not play fair. Get off the tube and get into the Word of God. The Lord is coming quickly.

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    • nathan webb said

      Pat shut up with your god this and satin that, take your damn preaching somewere people care and stop killing the fun

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  • Sam S said

    The fact is that these animators spend long, long hours, overnight even, making these treasures for people. These aren’t mind games or the devil’s work, they are a way for the animators to blow off some steam instead of quitting or getting weary and creating an inferior product. I loved these movies as a kid and now to find this stuff out just gives a new dimension to my love of these films, and I do have children and they love the movies as well. A child is not going to be able to see a single frame or see some word flash across the screen until they’re much older.

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