Children’s animated films are obviously made for kids. However, they are made by adults. With that being said, the makers of these animated films understand that families and especially kids’ parents are the primary audience for their product. Perhaps that is why they hide some dirty one-liners, sexual innuendos, and adult-themed jokes within their gags. While they are quite subtle and sly, for the majority of times they fly over a child’s head and travel straight into the parent’s ears. With that being said, these are the 8 adult jokes hiding in plain sight in children’s animated movies –
Size Doesn’t Matter
In Frozen, when Kristoff comes to know that Anna is getting engaged to a stranger she met right then, there comes an effective and subtle size joke. The joke by him was all about figuring out how well Kristoff knows her betrothed.
Pitching A Tent
In Emperor’s New Groove, when Yzma’s henchman Kronk thrives to spend the night in the woods, he literally pitches a tent over his man-parts. Well, it’d be safe to echo that the tent wasn’t held by the stakes.
My Eyes Are Down Here
In Minions, when the Minions were denied to get access to the Tower of London, the gentlemen echoed the reason being the lack of an adult. Well, the Minions then dressed up like a normal-sized woman so that they could sneak in. However, one Frenchman caught them as he was trying to stare at their chest. The eye contact thereafter was one of the weirdest ones of all time.
The Limp Noodle
In Mulan, Mushu cannot resist echoing a comeback when the other soldier called the dragon a “chicken boy.” As a result, he echoes loud “Say that to my face, you limp noodle!” While it looked quite innocent at first, apparently, it had some secret meaning that was a savage burn.
Caught In A Compromising Position
In Road to El Dorado, Chel and Tulio got interrupted unexpectedly by the priest. When that happened, Chel’s head was somewhere inappropriate while he was chatting with Tulio. Well, that was a hell of a compromising position.
In Ratatouille, Skinner warns Alfredo by echoing “One can get TOO familiar with vegetables, you know!” Now what exactly he meant by “TOO familiar” isn’t that difficult to guess for an adult. It’d be quite lame if someone refers to it as a page out of Otter’s book.
That Oedipus Thing
In Hercules, Meg and Hercules recall the play that they just completed. In the middle of the conversation, Hercules echoes “And then that play, that Oedipus thing? Man, I thought I had problems!” Well, this was indeed a perfect joke for the one who loves incestuous and intense psycho-sexual thrillers.
You Shook Me All Night Long
In Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Genie echoes loud a subtle yet hilarious joke about what happens in the honeymoon when Jasmine and Aladdin were getting hitched. He says “I thought the Earth wasn’t supposed to move until the honeymoon.” God, this would have made it awkward for Jasmine and Aladdin.