Kids movies

Did you catch these adult jokes in kids movies?

let’s face it, The cat in the hat is an adult film.

You’re never too old for a kids movie, especially when there’s adult humor. With all the subtle (and often dirty) humor that creeps in, rewatching your favorite childhood movies can feel like watching a whole new movie. These are among the best!



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Of course, the kiddie franchise has never confirmed that Shaggy is a stoner, but we all know where he gets his cravings from. When a woman on his flight introduces herself as Mary Jane, he says, “That’s like, my favorite name!” This is the closest we could get to confirming that Shaggy likes Devil’s Lettuce.




When Linguini tries to explain Remy the rat to Colette, he does it in the worst possible way. He chases her down the alley, telling her he has a “Tiny, little…” and before he can finish, she looks down. Can’t fault Colette for having her pepper spray ready seconds later.




After Lightning McQueen’s run at the start of the film, he meets two of his biggest fans, Mia and Tia. They turn on their headlights shouting “Kachow!” and McQueen says (while staring at their headlights), “I like being me.” It’s super weird what they look like exactly like Lightning McQueen, but it seems like something he would like.


The life of an insect


At PT Flea’s circus, two mosquitoes assume that Francis the ladybug is a lady. One of them shouts: “Hey my beauty! Want to pollinate with a real insect? I guess his kink is covered in pollen? It’s not a very clean pickup line, but few are.




Héctor brings Miguel to Chicharrón to borrow his guitar. When Chicharrón asks Héctor for a song, he sings “Everyone Knows Juanita”. The lyrics sound a bit dirtier than Héctor lets on, because at one point he sings, “And his… knuckles, they’re dragging on the floor–“. Chicharrón says, “It’s not the words”, to which Héctor replies, “There are children present.”


The Incredibles


After Syndrome captures the Parr family, he is stunned to learn that Elastigirl has married Mr. Incredible. He then notices the kids, and when I was young and stupid, I never understood why the adults in the room laughed as he said, “and got busy!”


The monster house


While some of the pranks on this list are pretty straightforward (see the cat’s hat at the end), this one is really aimed at older people. When the three children discover that a light hanging in the middle of the possessed house makes her “vomit”, Jenny says it must be the uvula. Chowder replies, “Ohh, so it’s a girl’s house.” If you’re still confused, don’t worry. Fortunately, there is a song for everything!




As Anna and Kristoff ride his sleigh, he asks her how she knows if her relationship with Hans is true love. He asks her about a few things about her, including her foot size. She quickly replies, “Foot size doesn’t matter.” Come to think of it, Hans turns out to have tiny foot energy.




As Hercules and Megara’s date draws to a close, he talks about the room they just saw. ” This game ? That Oedipus thing? Man, I thought I was in trouble. Nothing to think twice about, until you grow up and learn the true story of Oedipus, who accidentally kills his father and marries his mother, who then kills himself, causing Oedipus to go blind. Perfect game for a date, Herc!




True to the crook who is one of the film’s main characters, zootopia has lots of fast-paced dialogue and quick, witty jokes. As she nabs Nick Wilde for tax evasion, I didn’t even catch the line, “I’m just a dumb bunny, but we’re good at multiplying.”


The Emperor’s New Routine


Of course, Kronk doesn’t share a tent with Yzma (she never would). So he pitch a tent outside.




When Jaq and Gus go to retrieve the necklace, it breaks. As they pick it up, Jaq slips the beads onto Gus’s tail. That’s all. No dirty joke here. A sweet, innocent spirit wouldn’t think twice about the picture above!


Aladdin and the King of Thieves


In this movie, Sa’Luk has a brutal brass knuckles with three claws attached. In what has always been the most unsettling scene for me as a kid, he hits an elephant from the back with the gun (no animated elephants were harmed) during Aladdin and Jasmine’s wedding. The elephant shakes the ground, interrupting the wedding and prompting Genie to say, “I thought the earth wasn’t supposed to move until the honeymoon.”



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When a sweet reunion on the shores of Madagascar turns into Alex charging at Marty, the zebra yells, “Honey Sugar Iced Tea!” Hey, that’s not a bad word! …law?



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The welcome wagon at Duloc is better than any other. Here’s part of the song welcoming you to town, giving some helpful advice: “Please avoid the weed / Shine your shoes, wipe your…face!” I’m not sure about this rhyme scheme but I’m not a musician.



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Lord Farquaad is a small man, but he has a massive Chateau. When Shrek and Donkey first head to Duloc, Shrek assumes he’s “making up for something”.


Shrek 2

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Human-Shrek, horse-Donkey and Puss in Boots are arrested at some point in Shrek 2. The scene is shot like an episode of Cops, and one of the stopping knights picks up a small bag from Puss, who says it’s “not his catnip.” It was clearly a knight’s plant because, I don’t know, IT HAS NO POCKETS.


Ice Age

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Sid is really bad with the anatomy. To provide for the needs of the dinosaurs he has decided to take care of, Sid tries to find milk. So he approaches a ram and tries to milk it. We then see Sid being chased by the ram as the sloth yells, “I thought you were female!”


The road to El Dorado

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After Chel seduces Tulio, we hear kissing sounds and Tulio says “Whoa!” just before they are called. Chel stands up, followed by Tulio. From where their heads are positioned, those noises start to make a lot more sense.


Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory

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The author of the book, Roald Dahl, used the term “snozzberry” in a few of his works. In Willy Wonka, he tells the kids that snozzberries taste like snozzberries. In another book by Dahl (My Uncle Oswald), a “snozzberry” is slang for a man… Willy Wonka, if you know what I mean.


Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Roger Rabbit is upset when Eddie tells him that Jessica was playing cake with another man. Seems like a pretty straightforward way of saying they had sex in a kids movie, until we see the footage. It’s a kid’s prank that looks like it’s meant for adults, but actually turns out to be a pancake! Either way, it’s an incredibly intimate game, so Roger is still upset.


Rugrats movie


During the song “This World Is Something New To Me”, babies learn about their surroundings and themselves. After one of them says his “cord” was removed, this little guy looks at his diaper and says, “Consider yourself lucky.”



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*fights not to make a “my eyes are up there” pun*



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Josh (Hanks’ character) isn’t quite sure how to react when Susan suggests a “pajama party.” Chances are they’re on the same page when Josh says, “Okay, but I have to be on top,” until we find out he’s talking about the bunk beds.


The cat in the hat

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This surreal film is about an hour and twenty minutes of adult humor, but it doesn’t get any easier than when the cat sees a photo of the children’s mother…