Are you one of those people who enjoy texting while watching a movie? If so, then you are about to learn some new information that could potentially make your brain explode. Even if you are someone who pays close attention to every film you watch, you still might be surprised by a few of the hidden messages below.
Honestly, this list could have just been filled with Pixar’s shenanigans, but we tried to spread the love to all genres. And if you have any favorite hidden messages that aren’t included in this list, feel free to share them in the comment section!
No. 7 – Is That Mickey Mouse? – “Aladdin”
When Taylor Swift thinks Tim McGraw, she thinks about her favorite song. The one she danced to all night long. But when T-Swift thinks about Disney? She probably thinks about Mickey just like the rest of us. Disney has been hiding vague Micky Mouse faces inside their films for years.
One of our favorites comes in Aladdin. Near the end of the film, after Jafar’s spell is broken, you can see Rajah quickly transform into Mickey Mouse before turning back into a full-sized tiger. This brief transition can only be caught by freeze-framing the DVD.
No. 6 – Don’t Blink! – “Fight Club”
We’re going to talk about Fight Club. This movie is FILLED with secret messages, but we decided to focus on just one to keep it simple. Prior to Tyler Durden’s official introduction, he’s revealed to us four times in brief flashes. You can click here to check out the video of all four flashes.
Director David Fincher claims the purpose of the sneaky frames was to show that “our hero is creating Tyler Durden in his own mind, so at this point he exists only on the periphery of the narrator’s consciousness.”
No. 5 – Morse Code In “King Kong”
We completely understand if you missed this one. If you did happen to catch this humorous message while watching the movie with your friends, we’re willing to bet you were the only one laughing. Just before reaching Skull Island, the captain of the SS Venture receives a Morse code message calling for the arrest of Jack Black’s character, Carl Denham.
But if you actually translated the code, you’d know the audible code has nothing to do with an arrest. It actually says, “Show me the monkey!“
No. 4 -The “Star Wars” and “E.T.” Connection
This was certainly a strange Easter Egg in Episode I: The Phantom Menace. After Steven Spielberg included a character in a Yoda costume and several Star Wars references inside E.T., the 68-year-old director asked his friend, George Lucas, to include members of E.T.’s species inside the Phantom Menace film.
As you can see from the photo above, Lucas delivered in a big way.
No. 3 – “Lion King” Sex?
You probably remember hearing about this one. When Simba sinks down on a cliffside, a cloud of dust spreads across the screen, and as you can see in the photo above it looks like the dust cloud spells SEX. That’s obviously a strange word to place inside a movie made for kids. Why would the animators do that?
Well, according to the film’s animators, they didn’t do that! They claim the letters were intended to spell SFX — a secret thank you message to the special effects department.
Do you believe them? Watch the clip here.
No. 2 – That’s An Odd Name – “Anchorman”
Even silly comedies like Anchorman have hidden messages. Although, this message wasn’t really hard to find if you know Spanish. Christina Applegate’s character Veronica and her female coworkers are seen eating at the lovely restaurant you see above, Escupimos en su Alimento.
Translation? We spit in your food. Seriously. You can test it out for yourself, because we all know Google is always spot-on with these translations.
No. 1 – The Masters At Pixar
As we mentioned at the start of this post, Pixar films are filled with Easter eggs. We’re talking chocolate and tightly rolled dollar bills for days. We don’t have the space to cover all the eggs, so let’s just focus on the few that made us smile. In the photo above, you can see Buzz Lightyear just chilling on the floor inside a dentist’s office in Finding Nemo.
And in the photo below, you can see Nemo making a special appearance in Monsters, Inc.
And the last photo shows Rex (Toy Story) hidden inside WALL-E’s collection…