Of course, Disney never fully claims responsibility for these transgressions, but we’re thinking that somewhere out there, an illustrator or two is sleeping soundly at night, knowing he pulled a fast one on his employer.
Don’t be outraged yet: Most of these are far too subtle to be noticed by the younger crowd. And thanks to the Internet, all of us of PG-13 age or older can see the truth behind these seriously raunchy moments without having to scandalize the youths.
So, if you’re ready to kiss your childhood goodbye, check out these scandalous blink-and-you’ll-miss-them adult moments from your favorite animated classics.
1. The Lion King
This scene from Lion King revealed some very specially shaped sand dunes that only the most discerning eyes would notice, bringing new meaning to the phrase “Everything the light touches is yours, Simba.”
The Lion King is actually full of this kind of subtlety. Rumor has it Mufasa’s face in the Lion King poster is the outline of a naked woman — looking at it like this, we can’t really deny it’s true.
And what about this one? The formation of the letters S-E-X, when Simba stirs up the dust that eventually makes its way to Rafiki. Disney says it was supposed to be S-F-X, a subtle homage to the special effects team.