Pixar Animation Studios has always been known for taking things to the next level in their films made for children and adults alike. During Disney made phallic movie posters and targeted crossdressers, Pixar slipped into actual comedy with her more mature moments (and no, that doesn’t include light years same-sex kiss To redden groundbreaking perspective on menstruation).
Whether it’s in the style of innuendos, attempted curses, drug use, or a new take on AA meetings, Pixar found ways to take things not typically seen in children’s movies and turn them into secret jokes that only the adults can enjoy.
Woody’s Words (“Toy Story”)
It was Pixar’s first feature film in 1995, and the animation studio already saw what they could get away with when it came to a Disney film. While Disney immediately dismissed Buzz’s use of the word “damn” and replaced it with his own version of a swear word, there’s another clue to the swearing that made it toy story.
During Buzz and Woody’s first meeting on Andy’s bed, the other toys are smitten with the action figure, while Woody doesn’t buy it and refuses to call Buzz a real Space Ranger. When Buzz suggests that Woody search for the word “space ranger,” Woody replies, “I can’t say the word I’m looking for because of preschool toys,” implying that he meant to call Buzz a much worse word .
Bruce’s Meeting (“Finding Nemo”)
Alcohol isn’t something you typically see in children’s entertainment, but Pixar has hardly shied away from it. From the unmarked cans on the floor of Sid’s house in Toy Story to the drink Helen is enjoying incredible 2, Pixar has always kept adult alcohol consumption realistic.
in the Find Nemo,The studio found a way to bring a new perspective to Alcoholics Anonymous. When Marlin and Dory first meet Bruce and his shark friends, they are in what appears to be a meeting, during which the sharks recite a promise, inform each other of how long they haven’t eaten fish, and remind each other of the steps similar to how an AA meeting works.
Bob and Helena were busy (“The Incredibles”)
Bob and Helena are a super couple in the truest sense of the word the incredibles, which begins with the two fighting crime on their wedding day. The film’s time then skips 15 years as superheroes were banned and The Pars moved on with their lives and their families grew.
At the end of the film, as the superstar family comes together to eliminate the syndrome, the former Mr. Incredible admirer notes that he and his wife have three children – Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. Syndrome comments that Mr. Incredible married Elastigirl, then remarks, “And got employed!” which means the two had a lot of sex.
4*Town’s Stripper Music (“Turning Red”)
Pixar has always been known for his unforgettable music, but it was a first to include an entire boy band in a film. 4*Town is a fictional band in the film To redden, led by Disney alum Jordan Fischer as a robaire and singer-songwriter Finneas as Jesse, and perform several songs throughout the film.
Their music – as well as their style – shares similarities with many real-life boy bands such as Backstreet Boys, N*SYNC, and o city, but not everyone in the film enjoys it. One joke that most likely went over many kids’ heads and straight into the ears of adults was when Mei’s friend Abby revealed that her mother doesn’t like 4*Town because they sing “stripper music”.
Colette’s Eyes (‘Ratatouille’)
Ratatouille is full of scenes aimed at adult audiences, from the old woman getting a gun to shoot the rats in his house to the odd phrases of several characters. But one moment in the film surpasses them all and falls in between beloved Pixar couple Linguine and Colette.
Before they officially start dating, Linguini chases an angry Colette outside the restaurant and decides to reveal his biggest secret: his friend Rat is cooking for him. But as Linguini struggles to find the right words, he stammers, “I have a little…I have a tiny…” and Colette quickly lowers her eyes to his crotch, making an obvious joke about Linguini’s privates.
Buzz’s Wings (“Toy Story 2”)
While Buzz showed no interest in relationships in the first film, by toy story 2 When he meets Jessie, he has a big heart in his eyes for the cowgirl doll. As their relationship grows toy story 3 and blooms over toy story 4, It seems it was love at first sight with one of the toys.
When Jessie and Bullseye are welcomed into Andy’s bedroom and Jessie performs a very Buzz Lightyear-like stunt on Andy’s race car ramp, Buz immediately responds by popping his wings out from behind his back. This is a direct reference to what happens to a man when powered on, except no wings pop out.
“Give Muntz the Bird” (‘Up’)
The most memorable song by High is without a doubt “Married Life” which takes place during the film’s opening montage which introduces the viewer The love story of Carl and Ellie. But it’s another song from the film that maybe only adult viewers will understand.
The song is called “Giving Muntz The Bird” and is set during a dramatic scene in which Charles Muntz sets fire to Carl’s house and Kevin kidnaps Carl the pheasant bird, Russell and Dug become friends on their adventure. Russell accuses Carl of betraying Kevin to Muntz, a nod to the song title, which actually refers to giving Muntz the middle finger.
Randall’s Cupcakes (“Monsters University”)
Monster University is arguably the smaller of the two films in the Monster Inc. Franchise that takes viewers back to when Mike and Sulley first met at Scare School. The two also attend college with Randall, her future nemesis who is forever jealous of Sulley’s success. But in monster university, Randall turns out to be a friendly and nerdy young monster who becomes friends with Mike after becoming roommates.
When Randall makes cupcakes for Mike, he has the words “BE MY PAL” written on them, but the capital P is flipped to look like a small D. This instead spells the word “Dal,” which is short for “Dally,” meaning playfully flirting. Noticing the upside-down letter, Randall remarks that it would have been embarrassing if the cupcakes had said “dal” instead of “dude”.
Arlo and Spot get high (“The Good Dinosaur”)
Despite its endearing characters and intriguing premise, The good dinosaur was one of Pixar’s biggest flops. Starring a talking dinosaur named Arlo and a human cave boy named Spot, the film follows their journey to finding unlikely friends in a time when some dinosaurs never went extinct.
During the friends’ adventure, they stumble across fruit that has fallen from trees and is rotting and decide to try it. This causes the two to see strange things, like Arlo with five eyes and Spot’s head inflating. For adults, this scene suggests that the characters got high from the fruit they ate, but to children, it was just a silly scene.
Hector’s R-Rated Song (‘Coco’)
coconut is a film about a family’s love in life and after death, as young Miguel ends up in the land of the dead and discovers a long-hidden family secret that will change his life. But for a film that’s about family, it definitely had its grown-up moments.
When Héctor sings a song to Chicharrón and Miguel called “Everyone Knows Juanita,” he pauses before changing a lyric to “Her…knuckles…they drag on the floor.” When Chicharrón complains that those aren’t the right words, Héctor reminds him that children are present, which is apparently why he replaced the word “knockers” with “knuckles”.
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