'The Little Mermaid' Directors Debunk Notorious 'Hidden Message' Once And For All
Huffington Post - 3 months
“What’s that thingamabob?” is a question parents probably dread when their children watch “The Little Mermaid.” Sorry, your kids ain’t talking about utensils.
The randy bishop in “Little Mermaid” has become a Disney legend. Supposedly, during the wedding scene on the ship, the bishop presiding over the ceremony can’t control his, uh, “dinglehopper,” resulting in kids all over the world pausing the movie to snicker uncontrollably.
But what’s the real story? Is this whosit actually unable to control his whatsit?
The Huffington Post previously spoke to the scene’s animator Tom Sito, who told us, “People are just seeing what they want to see.” Now, thanks to the “Little Mermaid” directors, we’re erecting the whole truth.
While on the “Moana” press tour, directors Ron Clements and John Musker told us, “It’s a misunderstanding. Honestly, we were there, so we know.”
Clements echoed sentiments from the animator, Sito, saying, “The minister has knobby knees.”
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