Top Ten Disney Movies Believed to Contain Hidden Messages

Whether you believe that all of them (or any of them) are real or not, these "subliminal messages" or "hidden images" in Disney movies have proven to be quite effective at generating a lot of attention and (in some of cases) controversy.

The Top Ten

1 The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid Product Image

The film was criticized for both it's phallic-looking poster art and supposedly inappropriate-looking priest (I'll just leave it at that) during the wedding scene.

On a more positive note, you can briefly spot Mickey, Goofy, and Donald briefly as King Triton makes his glorious entrance at the beginning of the film. - BKAllmighty

I need to check some of these movies out! I had heard of these sort of things that Disney has done, but I never quite noticed it myself... Time to do a double take! - keycha1n

Apparently, the ship that the parents died on from Frozen was the ship where Ariel saw the prince and fell in love with him. - Minecraftcrazy530

People are so disgusting they mistake a trident for a penis. - Pony

2 The Rescuers The Rescuers Product Image

This one is probably the most clearly proven controversy. On a select number of VHS copies, if paused at the correct moment, viewers could spot a still image of a topless woman standing through an urban apartment window. That particular issue of the film was immediately recalled, obviously. This was back in 1999. - BKAllmighty

3 The Lion King The Lion King Product Image

At a moment where Simba hits the ground with a thud, a small cloud of dust hits the air and forms what appears to be the word "SEX". However, Disney, itself, reported that the message was written to be viewed as "SFX" (which stands for "special effects"). The matter is unresolved as of yet. - BKAllmighty

4 Who Framed Roger Rabbit! Who Framed Roger Rabbit! Product Image

@Misfire-If you paused on a certain scene, Jessica Rabbit wasn't wearing any underwear and you could see her private parts

What is the moment? - Misfire

"Is that a rabbit in your pocket, Eddie, or are you just happy to see me? " - PetSounds

Released by Touchstone Pictures (Disney's label for more mature content) out of fear that it may be too risqué to be associated with the Disney brand, Who Framed Roger Rabbit! Is infamously known for having one of the most paused movie moments. If you don't know which moment I am talking about... then you never mind. - BKAllmighty

5 Aladdin Aladdin Product Image

An almost imperceptible off-screen murmur led people to think that Aladdin, himself, spoke the lines "good teenagers take off their clothes". Due to the fact that he was speaking directly to Jasmine's pet tiger, It is more likely that the muffled utterance was more like "Good kitty. Take off and go." Either way, the line was removed from the DVD release to avoid further complaints.

Also, Beauty and the Beast's 'Beast' makes an appearance as a small toy belonging to the Sultan. - BKAllmighty

6 Frozen Frozen Product Image

This one, thankfully, is a friendly addition to the film. Near the beginning of the film you can spot Rapunzel and Flynn entering the castle for Elsa's coronation. - BKAllmighty

This is a good hidden message

7 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Aladdin and the King of Thieves Product Image

There are at least a dozen references and "cameos" that you can try to find in this Disney straight-to-video threequel. They're not nearly as much "subliminal" as they are just "messages", but they're all worthy of mentioning nonetheless. - BKAllmighty

8 Hercules Hercules Product Image

Another undeniable reference. Hercules, at the peak of his initial fame, is shown having his portrait done and is wearing what is clearly Scar from 'The Lion King' wrapped across his back and covering his head. He later throws it to the ground which gives us an even clearer view of the lion-hide floor tug. This little in-joke was most likely added because in 'The Lion King' Zazu actually states, "He'd make a very handsome floor rug." Well, he became one. And it did look rather dashing. - BKAllmighty

9 The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Hunchback of Notre Dame Product Image

It's a triple whammy! Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast', the magic carpet from 'Aladdin' and even Pumbaa from 'The Lion King are all briefly spotted all at once on the streets during the "Out There" song. - BKAllmighty

10 Lilo & Stitch Lilo & Stitch Product Image

Many hidden objects and references appear throughout the film. There's a 'Mulan' poster, a 'Dumbo' doll, the famous red, blue, and yellow toy ball from Pixar's films all make appearances at various moments. - BKAllmighty

The Contenders

11 Big Hero 6 Big Hero 6 Product Image

Hans statue


12 Tangled Tangled Product Image

Once no one can spot the spinning wheel in Sleeping Beauty where Aurora pricks her finger

13 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Product Image
14 Cinderella Cinderella Product Image
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