You probably remember watching cartoons as a kid and how innocent and carefree they were. But have you ever gone back and rewatched them as an adult? If so, you’ll know that a lot of classic cartoon episodes had some pretty ‘adult moments’ that you missed the first time around.
Here are 11 examples of classic cartoons with ‘adult moments’ that will make you laugh, cringe, and question everything you thought you knew about your childhood favorites.
1. Shrek 2
When Prince Charming arrives at the tower where Fiona is held captive, he discovers the Wolf instead of the princess. The character from the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood appears to be entertaining himself by reading an interesting magazine, Pork Illustrated, a play on Sports Illustrated.
2. SpongeBob SquarePants
Sponge Bob watches a TV show in which an actinia dances to sensual music in one of the episodes. Based on Bob’s emotions, the presentation on the screen is not intended for children. It’s no coincidence that as soon as Gary walks into the room, he abruptly changes to the sports station.
This wasn’t only a fantasy made by cartoonists, though. Actinias and sponges sometimes have a symbiotic relationship. However, it is better to tell children about it less offensively.
Two girls (Mia and Tia) drive up to Lightning McQueen during an after-race photograph with the winners. They introduce themselves as big fans of the racer and suddenly hoist themselves up on their wheels, displaying their “high beams” to the racer. This was designed to resemble how some girls flash rock stars at concerts by lifting their T-shirts.
On a date with Meg, Hercules shares his impression of the play they both watched recently. “And then that, that play, that, that, that Oedipus thing. Man, I thought I had problems.” It’s unclear to kids why Meg is laughing at this joke, while adults familiar with Greek mythology catch the irony.
King Oedipus killed his father and married his mother, oblivious that they were his parents. That is why Hercules claims that his problems are little compared to the trials of poor Oedipus.
5. Tiny Toon Adventures
Daffy Duck is bored at the movies in one of the cartoon series’ episodes, so he begins to browse through a suspiciously named magazine.
6. Ralph Breaks the Internet
In a children’s animation, there’s another not-suitable-for-kids incident. In the scene where Vanellope enters a Disney princess’s room, the princesses demonstrate their readiness to defend their domain from an intruder. Cinderella is the one who becomes enraged, breaking her shoe in the same way that men shatter bottles in bars during brawls, resulting in a homemade shiv.
7. Frozen II
This animation contains a great adult joke. Anna has an odd reaction when Kristoff appears in front of her dressed up, reminding her that he only put it on for an hour. “I prefer you in leather anyway,” she says as she kisses her boyfriend and strokes his hair. Kristoff feels embarrassed by these remarks, and he grins stupidly.
When Judy and Nick go to the nudist club, the poor bunny is uncomfortable and doesn’t know where to hide her eyes. Of course, that’s exactly the response the cunning fox sought.
9. Toy Story
In the film's first part, Andy’s favorite toy, Woody, advises his companions not to be concerned about Andy’s birthday and new gifts. All of the toys do not share Woody’s calm demeanor. Mr. Potato Head expresses his disapproval of Woody’s viewpoint. When Slinky defends Woody, Mr. Potato Head moves his lips behind his back, thereby labeling Slinky a “butt kisser.”
The story’s first half turned out to be full of mature jokes. Bo Peep thanks Woody for rescuing her sheep at the film's start. She says a curious phrase: “What do you say I get someone else to watch the sheep tonight?” In response, the sheriff laughs stupidly and says only one thing: “Oh, yes.”
When Jane draws Tarzan, she explains to her father what things she found unusual in this strange man and says, “And his eyes were intense and focused and…I’ve never seen such eyes.” Professor Porter notices his daughter’s feelings and jokes, “Should I leave you and the blackboard alone for a moment?”
11. Hotel Transylvania
“I was just in the pool,” the embarrassed monster replies after Wayne the Werewolf removes the invisible man’s swimming trunks. ” The water is cold. Don’t judge me!”
So, which one of these cartoons gave you the biggest surprise? Do you remember any other adult moments in cartoons that we missed? Share with us in the comments below. And don’t forget to share this post with your friends – they’ll get a kick!