Beyond the Main Story

So, sometimes we watch things and pay attention only to the important story line and other times we notice what’s going on in the back ground.

This classic Disney cartoon seems innocuous enough:

And then we notice a particular wall-hanging:

father as sausage links

Disney is sort of known for these moves. His films and productions are often picked over to unearth hidden texts and hidden meanings. I find this interesting because, at least in this instance, it’s so very blatant. I wonder if adding these kinds of details work as a way to keep the viewer around. We watch it once and we enjoy it. We watch it again and we start noticing the ominous underbelly. It’s a thought.