Many subliminal messages in Disney Movies have been discovered and questioned. The majority of them relate to sexual or phallic references. Some are questionable, while others are more obvious.

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" 

This subliminal message has more to do with promoting other Disney Movies. In one of the scenes, main characters can be seen roaming the grounds of the bell tower in Paris. Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" as well as Simba from "The Lion King" are some of the featured background characters.

Sex in "Pocahontas" 

The word sex is supposedly seen and visible throughout many of the scenes in this Disney movie. The word sex appears several times within the animated drawings of smoke and water. The subliminal message is seen coming out of chimneys and smoke rings.

"Little Mermaid's" Palace 

This is one of Disney's more infamous subliminal messages. It is featured on the cover art for the VHS version of "The Little Mermaid." Within the palace's structure is a male penis, which is clearly seen in the center of the structure. Controversy forced the revision of the film's cover art.

The Minister with an Erection 

There's another subliminal message in Disney's "The Little Mermaid." This time the minister that attempts to marry Eric and Ursula gets a visible erection during the ceremony. Some critics have countered the accusation, saying that what appears to be an erection is really a drawing of the minister's knee.

"The Lion King" 

Here's another subliminal message related to the word sex. When Simba starts to go to sleep on a cliff in this Disney movie, the word "sex" can be seen hovering above him in a cloud. Some have debated that the word doesn't spell "sex" but rather "sfx" instead.

"Donald Duck"

This popular Disney character supposedly makes a racist comment in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" Many would agree that the character is hard to understand. Some experts, however claim that the character states "God damn stupid niger."


The subliminal message in this Disney movie is once again related to sex. The character of Aladdin can be heard saying "good teenagers take off your clothes." This is one of the subliminal messages that caused a great degree of controversy for the film studio.

Jessica Rabbit Spreads Her Legs 

In "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" the already sexed-up character of Jessica Rabbit is reportedly seen revealing her unclothed private parts. The scene occurs when the character is thrown from a taxi cab and her dress gets thrown above her waist. Supposedly the character is not wearing underwear while she is seated in a position that forces her to have her legs spread apart.

"The Rescuers" 

This subliminal message features a topless woman in the background. While the mice Bernard and Bianca are busy flying, a silhouette of a topless model appears in one of the windows. Controversy over the subliminal message in the movie caused Disney to recall the VHS version of the film.

"Beauty and the Beast" 

This is another Disney movie that contains subliminal messages related to sex. There are also claims that the movie contains messages related to the occult. Images of a skull and devil horn signs are reportedly evident in some of the scenes involving stain glass windows.