In another scene, Baby Herman fondles a woman as he passes under her dress and there is graffiti on a wall including a plug for a brothel run by Allyson Wonderland. The scenes, which Disney animators apparently felt were virtually subliminal and could not be detected by the naked eye, caused embarrassment at the Burbank-based studio--which is known worldwide for its wholesome, family entertainment. Word of the controversy also triggered a run on the laser disc at local video outlets. Fleming said that while unnoticeable at the usual 24 frames per second, the scenes are visible when viewed frame by frame, as is possible with laser-disc players and four-head VCRs. Thousands of the discs have already been sold.
Disney, the home of wholesome family entertainment, released an animated film that features a full-frontal — if almost subliminal — nude shot of one of its franchise females. The most compelling is the scene in which the cartoon Jessica Rabbit is riding with Bob Hoskins through Toon Town in an animated taxi. The cab careens into a light post, and both Hoskins and Jessica are thrown from the vehicle. Jessica spins in Kerrigan-like triple lutz fashion, with her red dress hiking up.
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. Several brief, off-color jokes are allegedly hidden within the film, detectable only by viewing the film frame-by-frame on a high-quality VCR or laserdisc player. Some of these gags — if they ever indeed existed — were removed before the movie was released to the home video market. The scenes most often mentioned include the following:.
The Disney empire was built on mice, rabbits, ducks, dogs and every other variety of animated creature imaginable. And now it has moles. Well, mischief-making saboteurs of some sort.