The team at Disney have produced some of the most successful movies in history. And their legacy extends all the way back to 1923. You don’t achieve that level of success by pleasing only half of the audience, so they load their films with diverse humor. And have a habit of making everyone laugh. But some are so downright sophisticated that calling them “kids movies” just doesn’t make sense. Here are 10 Amazing Disney Movies That Were Secretly Made For Adults.
Since it’s release in March, Zootopia has grossed over one billion dollars worldwide. Judy Hopps is a rabbit with big dreams of law enforcement. Even though her city, is home to all kinds of animals, no rabbits have ever been cops. Some audience members have spoken out about the parallels between the movie and underrepresentation in todays society. Furthermore, one character refers to another as “articulate”; a callback to the word being used as a racist backhanded compliment. Who knew a kids movie could be so insightful.
Nostalgia is big business, just look to the latest movie trends for proof. Remakes and sequels abound, and some pretty cool movies are getting made as a result. But some argue that this past summer’s Finding Dory nothing more than a cash grab. Opponents allege that the movie was made simply to pull the heart strings of those who were kids when it’s predecessor Finding Nemo was released in 2003. But none of that really matters in the end. And the movie has gone on to make over nine hundred million dollars in the short three months since its release.
Wreck it Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph is a movie so loaded with references that if you so much as sneeze, you’ll miss one. Inspired by elements of Donkey Kong and Rampage, Wreck-it Ralph himself is a temperamental brute who smashes his way from A to B during the course of his day job duties inside a video game. Ralph, the golden-hearted thug trying to change his violent ways, attends Bad Anon, a support group for bad guys. Now, we don’t want to say you have to be a certain age to appreciate the classics. But we’re willing to bet that most young people wouldn’t have a clue who a lot of those characters are.
Since its 2013 release, Frozen has become one of Disney’s juggernauts. The tale of two sisters is one of the highest grossing films of all time, and the biggest in the company’s history. The story is interesting, and the soundtrack is.. well.. everywhere. But contrary to popular belief, little kids aren’t the ones who benefit most from watching Frozen. The writers reserved some of the laughs for the grownups, throwing in a dirty joke here and there. Like when Kristof is quizzing Anna about her love life, and the question of shoe size comes up. She might have shrugged the question off, but we know it was adults who got a kick out of that one.
Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 is about growing up. And maybe the only good part of growing up is sex. While it might not be directly addressed, if you pay close attention there are definitely some sexy jokes in the mix. For example, after the Lotso the jerk removes Mrs. Potato Head’s mouth from her face, her husband shouts some choice words at the burly bear. It happens so quickly that even some grown-ups might miss it. But in retrospect, it’s pretty overt.