5 Theories That’ll Change the Way You Look At The Jungle Book
Disney movies, as well as the stories they were based on, are constantly subjected to fan theories. Whether they were released in the 1930s, a la Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, or just hit theaters last year, a la Frozen, it doesn’t matter; the supposed hidden messages are still in them. And The Jungle Book is no exception…
1. The movie is racist. Like many other Disney films (including Lady and the Tramp), the classic’s been accused of racism for its portrayal of African Americans as monkeys. “C’mon, he made a film about how you should ‘stay with your own kind’ at the height of the fight over segregation.”—Sound on Sight
2. Rudyard Kipling’s 1893 tale is a representation of something far greater than what it may seem. “The Jungle Book somewhat represents the colonization of India by Western culture and how the Western ideal of orientalism, the Orient and the Other are created through the power of Western culture.”—Hub Pages
3. Kaa, the snake, sends a subliminal message. A dirty subliminal message. “Look at my eyes, I’ll take you down into the abyss after hypnotized, and you can never get out of there.” Umm.
4. Panther and human… sex? That’s what one YouTuber’s suggesting:
5. ALL THE ILLUMINATI MESSAGES. Watch from 3:05-5:08, then maybe you’ll understand: