In 1995, a pro-life lobby group, American Life League (ALL), alleged that several Disney films, including The Rescuers, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Lion King, contained subliminal messages and sexual imagery.
These lobby groups insisted on boycotting Disney films for these founded images. No one knows for sure if ALL of these images or scenes were intentional or not. Some speculators say the animators were bored or insubordinate. Some say Disney has an agenda. Below are some very popular examples of inappropriateness found in Disney films.
Disney Inc was founded in 1923. We all know that sex sells in the entertainment industry. Disney has been successful in the movie industry even in tough times so why add hidden sexual images.
Inserting secret messages to their movies started way back in the when Disney is still making short films. Artists felt that they are not credited for their fine works since after every short films of Disney, the only credit shown at the end is Walt Disney himself. Since then, it became a silent tradition within the artists to sneak stuff on their works. Artists put up a strike against Disney in 1940’s and since then, the artists are credited for their hard work and participation in creating the film.
The same situation happened when Michael Eisner was hired to revamp Disneys animation department. Well he made some animators very upset. Perhaps these animators secretly acted out. Who knows.
Disney movies have always hinted to sexuality. Disney princesses such as Jasmine and Ariel are very proactively dressed. There are many instances of sexual innuendos in nearly all of there movies. Sex sells and adults had to see these films with kids anyways. Why not make it entertaining for ALL audiences.