There have been rumors for years that Walt Disney and his team, had an…erhmmm…Freudian sense of humor. We’re not kidding either, after investigating for ourselves it’s alarming how much adult content actually goes into cartoons. Some of these jokes have raised our eyebrows, while others had our jaws dropped. Even more alarming? How much of it went over our heads as kids!
1. The Lion King
Love is in the air, and so is sex. If you look carefully, you’ll be able to see it spelled out in the stars. Next time you turn on this flick, you’ll realize it’s full of sexual innuendos.
Sure, as a kid you thought it was because he was short. But as you got older, you started giggling for a whole new reason.
3. The Little Mermaid
Perhaps King Triton was also compensating for something too? And if you think this was Photoshopped, think again! Just grab your own movie case and see for yourself.
Now that Rugrats is on Netflix, we cannot believe the amount of adult humor in the cartoon! From suggestive gestures to Grandpa’s dirty jokes, we can’t believe we missed all these as a kid!
5. The Anamaniacs
Making reference to the notorious sex-scandal that has followed Prince around? Well, the Anamaniacs didn’t! We didn’t catch that seductive glance Prince gives sister Dot when we were kids.
6. Hocus Pocus
Before Sarah Jessica Parker was strutting down 5th Avenue in her expensive heels, she wreaked havoc on the streets of Salem, Mass. And yes, this joke went right over our heads as kids too!
7. Sponge Bob Square Pants
Sponge Bob Square Pants doesn’t make as many adult jokes, as it does suggestive imagery. We couldn’t help but chuckle at this one.
8. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
This isn’t creepy or anything, right? The idea of a beautiful woman with seven strange men, well something tells us Walt Disney giggled the whole time making this Disney classic.
9. Toy Story
Imagery can go a long way, especially subtle images. Take Toy Story’s version of a prostitute for instance. You can’t help but laugh.
Have you ever caught what Hercules says as he’s rambling to Meg? You might want to rewatch the movie, you’ll definitely have a laugh.
11. Sponge Bob Square Pants… Again
What would a child’s cartoon be without a little prison humor?
12. Toy Story 2
What happens when Buzz sees Jessie. Perhaps he’s excited?
13. Powerpuff Girls
The Stork can surprise us all, but we were surprised when we saw this!
14. The Road to El Dorado
We’re not sure if this is an error of animation or if Dreamworks let this one slide, but her head is nowhere near his face.
15. Sponge Bob Square Pants… Yet Again
We have no words.
16. The Flash and Hawk Girl
Well, we guess honesty is the best policy.
17. Cars 2
Grem: Hey, Professor Z! This is one of those British spies we told you about.
Acer: Yeah, this one was caught sticking his bumper where it didn’t belong.
18. Hey Arnold
It’s clear the animation team had a muse. It’s a good thing they didn’t name him Richard.
19. Hey Arnold, Round 2
Does Grandpa Gertie care to expand?
20. Rugrats… Again
Creepy grandfathers in cartoons seems to be a trend.
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