Animated movies have long since become entertainment for kids and adults alike. That’s why their directors sometimes weave in jokes that only grown-ups would understand.
WeGoRo gathered 10 moments from our all-time favorite animated movies that made mom and dad laugh so hard, perplexing their little ones so much.
We should probably start with the name of Lord Farquaad, to whom the giant green protagonist was to deliver the princess in exchange for a peaceful life in his swamp. Just try pronouncing Lord Farquaad really quickly, and you’ll realize it’s by no chance he was named so.
The second innuendo was about Lord Farquaad’s castle. Shrek and Donkey came to its premises, and, seeing the huge castle tower, the ogre asked his friend, "Do you think maybe he’s compensating for something?" By the way, Donkey didn’t get the message.
Two swindlers, Tulio and Miguel, find themselves in the City of Gold, where Tulio meets a beautiful girl. The joy of their communication, however, is depicted too ambiguously for a children’s cartoon: in one of the scenes, the couple makes strange noises, and then the viewers see the scared face of the girl and the happy one of Tulio with disheveled hair. The creators of the movie suggest deciding what that was for yourself.
When the runaway animals find themselves in Madagascar, Alex the lion starts hallucinating from hunger and sees his friend, Marty the zebra, as an appetizing snack. As soon as Marty realized his buddy wanted to eat him, he ran away from the lion, uttering a cry that makes no sense at first: "Sugar Honey Iced Tea!" However, if you combine the first letters of these words, you’ll get the idea at once.
This part of the series is where Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl appears, becoming part of the big family of toys that belong to Andy in the end. When Buzz Lightyear first meets Jessie, his spacesuit’s wings spring up from behind against his will, so much like a heart jumping out of the chest...or like something else, thought certain parents who appreciated the humor.
In a certain scene, young Linguini tries to explain to the girl he’s in love with, Colette, that all those majestic dishes weren’t of his making but of his little friend Remy’s. The explanation becomes quite awkward as Colette listens to Linguini’s muddled speech of his "little truth" he’d been hiding so long and sees his weird gestures, all of which make her wonder whether she’s being courted by a psycho. Well, you can read her emotions plainly on her face.
A big truck transports Lightning McQueen after a race, and on the road they see a sign for a restaurant called Top Down Truckstop. Just below this first sign, though, is a second and less obvious one which reads "All convertible waitresses." Not too hard for an adult mind to find a link with the real world.
Kristoff asks Princess Anna all about the prince she’s about to marry. His questions are sharp and aimed to show her how much she really knows her husband-to-be. For instance, What’s the color of his eyes? What’s his best friend’s name? And What’s his...foot size? To which Anna responds, "Foot size doesn’t matter." Despite its triteness, this joke made the female part of the audience laugh out loud.
In the third movie about Aladdin’s adventures, the protagonist and the beautiful Jasmine finally get married. Just as the wedding proceeds, there’s an attack on the palace, the ground shakes, and Genie says, "I thought the Earth wasn’t supposed to move until the honeymoon." Kids lost him there, while adults found something funny for themselves.
Olympus is having a big day: Hercules, Zeus and Hera’s heir, is born. Watching the commotion, Hermes says, "I haven’t seen this much love in a room since Narcissus discovered himself," which is enough of an adult joke to make even parents flush.
Judy, a cheerful hare police officer, is counting the fine Nick the fox is going to pay. After voicing the sum, she adds, "I mean, I am just a dumb bunny, but we are good at multiplying," meaning, perhaps, not only calculation. Nick’s reaction to this is priceless: he clearly didn’t expect to hear such an ambiguous joke from a cute little bunny.