It only takes a minute to sign up. Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search. I've read in a Dan Brown novel that Lion King has a scene where the word sex can be seen in dust. Other sources corroborate this story. However, I've seen random strangers on the Internet mention that it was actually a nod to the sound department, and the word was actually SFX.
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Disney's The Lion King is considered one of the greatest animated films ever made, but did it really contain a hidden message saying "SEX"? The notion that the adult-orientated subliminal message is included in The Lion King is one of the most infamous Disney urban legends, which has largely taken on a life of its own in the years since the film's release. The moment in question comes around two-thirds of the way through The Lion King , when Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa are lying on their backs, looking up at the stars. It's then that Simba gets up, walks over to the edge of the cliff, and flops down on his belly, kicking up a cloud of dust which swirls around, eventually forming a group of letters. Except, of course, it doesn't - or at least not intentionally so. Although many people might see the word "SEX" if they're expecting to, it can be otherwise difficult to the untrained eye to make out any specific letters in the dust.
Is the Word ‘Sex’ Hidden in ‘The Lion King’?
About halfway to three-fourths of the way through the film, Simba, Pumbaa, and Timon are lying on their backs, looking up at the stars. Simba arises, walks over to the edge of a cliff, and flops to the ground, throwing up a cloud of dust. Eddies of dust form and dissipate in the roiling cloud, and at one point the various curves and angles in these eddies appear to form the letters S-E-X. It takes a bit of persistence to see specific letters in the shapes formed by the swirling dust clouds, even when the video is played in slow motion. A 4-year-old boy from New York or Louisiana , viewing the video with his head tilted to the left, supposedly noticed the appearance of the letters S-E-X and told his mother or aunt about it.
On the one hand, they've provided kids with some of their most cherished movie moments since However, the undeniable sinister side of these family-favourites — the side which left us sobbing when Mufasa plunges to his death and Bambi's mother is shot — has resulted in a certain level of mystery around the creators and their motives. Even before the internet, the Disneyverse was linked to a slew of plausible theories, many of them associated with sex-related subliminal messages aimed at pushing some sort of disturbing agenda.