Disney Subliminal Paper

Published: 2021-09-10 09:10:08
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Disney has been one of the major companies in which certain conspiracy theories pop up around again and again. In this particular case we are examining specifically the conspiracy of an image of a palace spire in the shape of a penis on the cover of, “The Little Mermaid” video cassette box art. Look closely, you can spot the golden palace and it’s “prize” almost immediately toward the center of the box, and a little bit up. There are at least two ways to examine this situation. The first outlook is deny the penis on the golden palace. It could be our brains interpreting shapes, and we just think that a penis was put on the box art.
The Little Mermaid Penis Cover
We the consumer are possibly making up this connection. The other outlook is to accept that someway and somehow, someone put the penis deliberately on the box art. If indeed the penis really was put there by Disney, it was either a little Joke from an internal Disney artist employee, or someone else at Disney implemented it.. This is quite possibly a prime example on how Disney has used subtle sexual appeal to sell products to either the parents of he the children who watch this kind of material or the kids in order to “arouse” them into buying their stuff.
Usually Disney is known to create and recreate innocent childhood fairy tales, aimed specifically for young children and also the entire family. “The Little Mermaid” is partially based on Greek and Roman mythology with King Neptune, the god of the sea and her daughter Ariel, a mermaid or water sprite. Older myths and stories were full of sexual themes, but this version is supposed to be child friendly. That is why it would be unusual for Disney to openly admit to any sexual homes in their media. The penis on the tower is centered between and slightly above the main cast characters.
I think if you have a wild imagination you can make sense of why the penis is supposedly golden and put between the movie couple. Perhaps King Neptune presence right by the penis tower is to give consumers the subconscious idea that “Daddy’ who in this movie also happens to be a god, is okay with her baby girl receiving the golden (prized) pen’s. In a similar comparison Ursula could be seen or compared as an evil stepson who is trying to keep the main harassers from having sex, having a family, basically being happy. She is an octopus, so maybe that also implies that she “sucks” or is a lame person.
One of the first items I noticed when I first saw this picture was the golden tower, with the penis included. The palace penis spire is the most eye catching aspect of the entire image and certainly the first thing I locked my eyes and stared at. I can surely say its huge, and definitely noticeable. Its super shiny and golden and those qualities will draw me to look at it first, especially against the blue ocean backdrop. Also it is towards the center and I am inclined to look in the center and upwards first when I see any visual media..
The text and the image works and fits together as if made by a master artist. The vs. box is not too cluttered, the images and the text fit together in a seemingly perfect fit. The visual design makes almost too much sense in terms of logic and reason. It is very emotion inducing, and erotic. It’s also funny, because you would not think Disney to be like this, yet here they are. According to Snoops, when this image darted becoming a famous, Disney airbrushed the penis out of future Bogart, to protect their reputation.
It is my conjecture that the penis was chosen for that very Ariel. The penis also used to be an object of power and worship in the ancient world, and would not necessarily be out of place for a story based on ancient ideas. Have you ever seen the painting Venus of Wildflower”? The Goddess Venus supposedly spawned from the foamy sperm of yet another god cast into the ocean. Even the blue colored cover title I believe is intentioned to complement the shiny golden penis lace through color contrasting.
I had originally heard of this rumor as one of those urban myths about subliminal messaging, but since I had seen the pictures before, I knew that more investigation was needed. I was more inclined to believe that this was true from the start because I had seen other supposed subliminal references that Disney was accused of. According to Snoops, an urban myth debunker website claimed this to be a made up scenario. Snoops says on their website; “Rumors started circulating shortly after the release of the videocassette edition of
The Little Mermaid that the phallic object had been deliberately drawn as a last act of defiance by the disgruntled Disney artist who was miffed at being notified that he would be laid off at the conclusion of the project. The plain truth is that the resemblance between the castle spire and a penis was purely accidental, and it was drawn by an artist who was neither disgruntled nor about to be dismissed. First of all, the artist who created the video cover art did not work for Disney itself, thus he was neither “disgruntled with Disney’ nor “about to be fired.
We questioned the artist, who also drew artwork for Little Mermaid theatrical advertising, pop-ups, greeting cards, Happy Meal boxes, and CDC. The theatrical posters were done before the original release of the film, but the video cover art was not created until a few months before the home video version hit the market. Rushed to complete the video artwork (featuring towers that were rather phallic to begin with), the artist hurried through the background detail (at “about four in the morning”) and inadvertently ere one spire that bore a rather close resemblance to a penis.
The artist himself didn’t notice the resemblance until a member of his youth church group heard about the controversy on talk radio and called him at his studio with the news. The later lacerates version of the film was issued with a cover containing an altered version of the infamous spire. ” (Snoops) A major website like Snoop says, no this subliminal message was not real, but I now believe that since it has became so famous that it has taken on a reality of its own.
In closure, when people look at art and media of their favorite movies like “The Little Mermaid”, perhaps they may have been affected by subliminal messages and maybe didn’t even realize it. The penis on the palace in “The Little Mermaid” is a great example of subliminal subconscious messages. Sex really does sell and maybe even Disney is using our own natural urges to make some money. A major question is, “was the subliminal message real or was it all in my head? ” Next time you are picking up a form of media, examine it more closely, who knows what you may actually find.

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