ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at Creators.co
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Ever since The Little Mermaid came to the surface in 1989, we've watched it over a hundred times, singing along with all the crabs on the seabed and the fish swimming among the shipwrecks. However, as perfect as our leading lady Ariel is, there was one character that always had us slightly baffled – the bishop that marries the disguised Ursula to Prince Eric.

Indeed, ever since we first set eyes on the plump little man at the wedding ceremony, we haven't been able to wipe his "thingamabob" from our memory. If you have absolutely no idea what I'm banging on about, take a peek at his stiff snail creeping out in the image below:

Yep, the horny bishop has become quite the legend over the decades. But now, those behind the legendary erection have spoken out in defense of the character with the embarrassing problem.

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The Huffington Post recently spoke to the scene's animator — Tom Sito — who thought it was time to put the truth regarding the bishop's bulging boner out into the world. However, those looking for a salacious stir, prepare to be disappointed — the animator revealed on the press tour that what you're seeing is merely a dirty, distorted image that's originated in the depths of your already sullied mind. He said:

"People are just seeing what they want to see."

He was also joined by Moana directors Ron Clements and John Musker, who admitted:

"It’s a misunderstanding. Honestly, we were there, so we know."

To our surprise, Clements then claimed that the throbbing erection was actually an innocent knobbly knee:

"The minister has knobby knees. He was designed with knobby knees by animator Tom Sito who was not thinking of anything other than this slightly weirdly designed character. That was never the intention. [His knees] show other times in the movie that you can see clearly.”

Apparently, the truth is totally evident when you watch the entire movie scene in question — so here it is, slowed down at the right moment for your filthy pleasure:

And just to drill it in, Musker then concluded:

"That is an urban legend. It’s not true."

So there you go, your sick mind better grab some soap and cleanse itself because it's official — there aren't any boners in The Little Mermaid.

Can you now rest easy knowing that this hidden message has now been debunked?

(Source: The Huffington Post)

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