Everybody loves the classis Disney movies, The Little Mermaid, Snow White, Lion King, etc. etc. And I loved them too. We never watched (or bought) alot of movies so it was a huge treat when we got to watch a Disney Animation.
There are quite a few things that I've never liked about them though. The magic, the witchcraft, the heroines always being thin and sexy. It just bothers me.
What bothered me even more was when my sisters drew my attention to all of the subliminal sexual messages in alot of the Disney movies. I'm not going to link to any sites because it's fairly easy to find out what I'm talking about if you Google it. You Tube even has videos. There is alot of controversy surrounding these messages. Some explain them away, some say it's just imagination. But my sisters and I personally watched a few of the tapes we had and didn't have to look hard at all to notice these "messages".
Here are a few that I saw:
- The priest in The Little Mermaid is...aroused. (and no, it most certainly is not his "knee"...unless he's severely deformed.)
- The stars in Lion King spell "sex"
- During Aladdin you can hear "take your clothes off". There is various opinions on whether they say teenagers or girls before that, I couldn't tell.
- In The Hunchback of Notre Dame there is a naked girl dancing in the flames of the fire during the priest/father's(?) disturbingly sexual song.
I've already been pruning the allowable movies to ones that I would feel comfortable watching if Jesus were sitting beside me, and alot of the Disney movies were already on the chopping block because of the magic and witchcraft. The rest of them made it there after this. I'm really disappointed that any kind of subliminal messages at all (and especially sexual ones) would be allowed into children's movies. But then again, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Disney hasn't exactly put God first have they?