The Scandals of "Toon Town"
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From things that went right over your head as a kid, disgruntled artists, accidents, mistakes, to deliberately insulting content from cartoons in the past.

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Dirty
In The Lion King (1994), starry particles swirling in the sky appear to spell "S.E.X."

It's meant to spell "S.F.X." A reference to the special effects department that handles environmental elements.

Despite this, the shot was trimmed in future home releases.

Other
It has been confirmed by Hey Arnold creator, Craig Bartlett, that Helga's mom was an alcholic.

Which explains her love of "smoothies" and her lethargic nature.

Dirty
The Chipmunk Adventure (1987) song, Girls of Rock and Roll, was originally written for, and used first in, the raunchy 1986 R-rated movie, Malibu Bikini Shop.

"...Radio blastin' all the way to the club..."

Racial
In the Jimmy Neutron episode, "Birth of a Salesman" (2002), while showing his new invention called "Book Gum," allowing the chewer to know a book as if they had read it.

After Cindy tries a piece for Gone with the Wind, she remarks that it tastes like "fried chicken," then quotes the character of Mammy,

"...I don't know nothin' about birthin' no babies!"

Other
The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse, in the episode "The Littlest Tramp" (1987) a parental group got upset with a scene where Mighty Mouse sniffed (what they said was) cocaine.

With context it's a crushed flower that he was given earlier in the episode that he saved in his pocket.

Dirty
"...and my personal favorite, ‘Lonly Space Vixens.’ That's for after you go to bed." -Grandpa

In the 1992 Rugrats episode "Grandpa's Date" (S2E8), finishing up showing the babies a collection of movies he rented for them.

Mistake
During the climax of "Let it Go" from Frozen (2013), when Elsa moves her hair to the front, it impossibly fazes through her shoulder.

Dirty
The priest has an erection during the wedding scene in the original VHS release of The Little Mermaid. (Edited out in later versions.)

Contrary to popular belief, there is no record of a deleted scene that explains it as a cat in his pants.

Bizarre
Betty Boop started out life as a dog. She eventually lost the animal characteristics, becoming a human being.

Yet Bimbo the Dog remained her boyfriend for several years after.

Bizarre
Russian animator, Ladislaw Starewicz would use real dead animals and insects as his stop motion puppets in a lot of his films.