14 Shocking Adult Moments in Children’s Cartoons

Animators are really funny people who like to hide jokes in their productions. That’s why, while watching a movie, parents often notice funny moments that kids are too young to understand and appreciate.

14. Cinderella

This scene in Cinderella finds 2 mice gathering beads from the floor. Kids admire Jaq’s creativity in threading them onto Gus’s tail. However, some parents think it might look like something else.

13. Ice Age

In this Ice Age scene, Manny warns a tapir to be more reasonable and uses the following phrase: “If my trunk was that small, I wouldn’t draw attention to myself, pal!” Kids laughed at the word fight between the animals, and adults smiled at the hidden subtext.

12. SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob creates a Squidward balloon sculpture. Are you still thinking about balloons?

11. Cars

The world of Cars is populated with different vehicles who act just like people, with their own personalities and behaviors. Some episodes can be compared to our world, for example, the sign Nice Butte on the car’s bumper made many adults smile.

10. Rugrats

In one episode of the cartoon, Grandpa Lou invites the kids to watch a dinosaur movie, adding with a grin that he rented his favorite film too. However, he would only watch it alone when the kids were in bed. The innocent question “Why won’t he watch it with the kids?”was asked of many parents.

9. Shrek 4

In Shrek 4, Fiona turns into a really kick-ass ogre warrior and a powerful woman. When Shrek confesses to Donkey that Fiona is actually his wife, Donkey ironically replies, “Well, I see who wears the chain mail in your family!” This family hierarchy joke was really appreciated by many women, giving them a chance to joke at their husbands.

8. The Emperor’s New Groove

When The Emperor’s New Groove saw Kronk out sleeping in a tent that was too small, many kids wondered why he didn’t use a bigger one. However, adults really appreciated how the Disney animators joked at the only man’s body part that should be covered.

7. Aladdin

In the very beginning of the movie, Aladdin hides from a guard in the nearest home, finding himself surrounded by 3 beautiful ladies. A very strict woman says that every service there must be paid for, but he is too poor for that. This short scene was enough to provoke many questions from kids.

6. Rocko’s Modern Life

Quite obvious sexual innuendos can also be seen in Rocko’s Modern Life. In the scene where he gets a new job as a phone operator, the advice paper on the wall says, “Be hot, be naughty, be courteous.” Makes you wonder what kind of phone service he is providing.

5. The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur’s characters had found and eaten some rotten berries, which later turned into some kind of psychedelic euphoria. Both kids and adults enjoyed the funny scene, but we’re not sure that kids understood the hidden meaning. After the movie, many parents had to explain why some berries are not edible and what hallucinations are.

4. Pinocchio

While on Pleasure Island, Pinocchio is seen smoking a cigar. Kids were laughing at the metamorphosis the smoking caused, and adults had their own thoughts about what kind of cigar Pinocchio had. The imagination goes wild if you remember the name of the island.

3. Toy Story 3

In Toy Story 3, when Mrs. Potato Head’s lips get stolen, her husband makes dirty movements with his own lips, and the text on the screen next to him reads “Ha-ha-ha.” While kids may not notice this, parents will surely interpret it the right way.

2. Timon & Pumbaa

In the Doubt of Africa episode, the Tigress shows photos of her kids. Surprised, Pumbaa says, “Wow, you’ve been busy!“ The Tigress replies, ”I suppose I am good at one thing.”The joke is pretty obvious to adults.

1. Dexter’s Laboratory

In the comic series about the life of a boy genius, there is a scene where Dexter sees Dad’s Trophy branded across the neighbor’s butt cheeks. Grown-ups found this adult innuendo in a cartoon quite funny.