It’s hard to imagine that this was unintentional. Right?
I’m not sure.
My question is this:
If it is intentional, is it wrong?
If little kids are unable to pick up on the hidden message on a conscious level or even understand its meaning, is this a problem?
My first reaction was less than favorable, but then I remembered that I am the teacher who wants to develop subliminally-based broadcasting software for my classroom Smartboard that flashes messages to my students like:
Mr. Dicks knows all.
7 x 8 = 56
Homework is cool.
Can I begrudge a film studio’s attempt to make a children's movie more appealing to the adults who have to accompany their kids to the theater?
If intentional, it’s deceitful and and a little crass, but it’s clever, too, and clever usually wins in my book.