For most millennials, a huge part of growing up was finding all the wonderfully dirty subliminal messages in Disney movies.
Of course, the most notorious Disney legend is the horny priest in The Little Mermaid, who seems to be a little TOO excited during the wedding scene on the ship.
If you aren’t familiar with this X-rated easter egg, there are a few frames that supposedly show the bishop’s, uh… little bishop growing at the sight of human Ursula:
Moana directors Ron Clements and John Musker — who also directed The Little Mermaid — told The Huffington Post the erection is just an “urban legend”:
“It’s a misunderstanding. Honestly, we were there, so we know… The minister has knobby knees. He was designed with knobby knees by animator Tom Sito who was not thinking of anything other than this slightly weirdly designed character. That was never the intention.”
And you know what, upon further investigation of the scene, it’s clear that the minister does, in fact have WOBBLY KNEES!
Alright, but what about that part in Aladdin, where he says “Good teenagers, take off your clothes” floating outside Jasmine’s window?
Supposedly another urban legend. They’re saying it was an ad-lib by the voice actor that everybody mis-heard:
“While we’re talking about this, in Aladdin, when he’s with Jasmine on the balcony and the tiger is coming up to him, there’s an ad-lib that Scott Weinger [the voice of Aladdin] did to fill in a little space where we opened things up. He says, ‘Good, tiger. Take off, cat. Go!’ That’s what he said, swear to God, that’s what he said. Some people think he said something else.”
What do you think? Re-watch the scene:
Even if we buy all that, they didn’t bring up this awfully suspicious original The Little Mermaid cover:
And how about that scene in The Lion King?