Jiminy Cricket and Tinker Bell (lost pornographic Disney pencil sketch; existence unconfirmed; late 1950s-early 1960s)

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Interestingly, one Disney comic saw Tinker Bell be affected by Snow White's sleeping curse. It was Jiminy Cricket's kiss which ultimately saved the pixie.

Status: Existence Unconfirmed

Jiminy Cricket and Tinker Bell are Disney characters who originally debuted in the Walt Disney Productions Pinocchio (1940) and Peter Pan (1953) respectively. Initially supporting characters, both would become among Disney's biggest mascots alongside Mickey Mouse. However, some of Disney's top animators, particularly his Nine Old Men, supposedly disliked the direction of Tinker Bell's character following Peter Pan's release. In retaliation, an alleged short pencil sketch that depicted Tinker Bell and Jiminy Cricket engaging in sexual intercourse was created, without the Disney board's approval or knowledge.


Jiminy Cricket first appeared in the 1940 Disney film Pinocchio.[1][2] His character, based on the Talking Cricket who is killed by Pinocchio in Carlo Collodi's original 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio,[3] gained extended prominence in the Disney film.[1][2] Particularly, the Blue Fairy gives him the important role of being Pinocchio's "conscience", contributing greatly towards the wooden puppet eventually becoming "brave, truthful, and unselfish", despite a few near-fatal mishaps along the way.[4] For this, Pinocchio ultimately becomes a real boy, while Jiminy is awarded a gold "Official Conscience" badge by the Blue Fairy.[4][3] His appearance was the work of Ward Kimball, one of the fabled Nine Old Men that made up the backbone of Disney's animation team.[5][1][3][2] Jiminy was originally voiced by Cliff Edwards, who also sang the original rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star".[6][1][2] Interestingly, Jiminy was originally never planned for Pinocchio, only being incorporated into the film nine months into its production.[3] Some sources, like The Disney Classic, believe Cricket's inclusion as a sidekick was vital to the film's success.[2]

Another of the Nine Old Men, Marc Davis, was responsible for Tinker Bell.[7][8][5] Tinker Bell, a pixie adaptation of the titular fairy in the 1904 J. M. Barrie work Peter Pan,[9] made her debut in the 1953 Disney film of the same name.[7] Initially jealous of Wendy's affection towards Peter,[8] Tink ends up banished from the Lost Boys' hideout by the latter for ordering the Lost Boys to shoot down a flying Wendy. After inadvertently revealing the hideout's location to Captain Hook, Tink redeems herself by saving Peter from a time bomb. She almost passes away from this, but Peter's reassurance regarding her importance to him ultimately revives her.[10][8] In the original film, she spoke a pixie language only a few individuals like Peter could understand.[10][7]

Though neither were the main protagonists of their respective first films, Jiminy Cricket and Tinker Bell would soon be among Disney's most recognisable mascots, alongside Mickey Mouse.[2][7][8] Jiminy, for instance, starred in numerous educational serials, starting with I'm No Fool in 1955, while also being a major character in later films like Mickey’s Christmas Carol.[2] Meanwhile, Tinker Bell has become just as synonymous as Mickey Mouse to Disney, having become a "hostess" for countless Disney media and also starred in her own set of films beginning in 2008.[11][8][7] Mae Whitman has since voiced the character.[7] In one Disney comic, Tink is cursed by the same sleeping spell that plagued Snow White but is revived thanks to a kiss from Jiminy.[12]

The Alleged Jiminy Cricket/Tinker Bell Pencil Sketch

A core aspect surrounding Tinker Bell's character is her overall attractive appearance.[13][10] Actress Margaret Kerry was enlisted to provide a visual reference for the character, which subsequently enabled Davis to establish Tink's hourglass shape.[14][7] However, according to entertainment writer and Disney historian Jim Hill,[15] the apparent "sexiness" Tink displayed would come into conflict with Disney's future plans for the character.[13] Specifically, Walt and his executives saw Tink's mascot and branding potential, especially as Disneyland came into existence.[16][7][13] However, the board mandated that for future appearances, Tink needed a more brand-friendly approach.[13] The changes emerged before the 1950s came to a close, with an example apparently being a set of cartoons used to advertise Peter Pan Peanut Butter.[17][13]

The Nine Old Men reportedly despised the bastardisation of Tinker Bell's character. Declaring it an insult to Davis' original creation, the original animation team retaliated in a secretive manner. Supposedly, a silent and colourless pencil sketch lasting around 10 to 15 seconds was created. It showed Tink in a sexual encounter with fellow Disney mascot Jiminy Cricket. The work served two key purposes: as a final lewd "tribute" to Davis' now-iconic character and to shock newcomers into the Walt Disney Feature Animation team. This prank typically occurred in a Sweatbox scenario,[18] where a new, presumably anxious animator, would suddenly be stunned to see the sketch included in their presented work.[13] The sketch and prank were intentionally kept from Disney's higher-ups; if the Mickey and Minnie Mouse sex tape and its aftermath did indeed happen, those responsible for the Tink-Jiminy sketch would likely face similar consequences.[19][20][13] It is unknown who conceptualised the sketch.[13]


Hill claims that during interviews with former Walt Disney Feature Animation personnel, those who remembered seeing it typically began their careers between the late 1950s to the early 1960s. Those who debuted in the subsequent decades had heard of the lewd sketch, but never witnessed it themselves. There are likely two possible reasons behind this; the first, as believed by Hill, is that the original creator left with the sketch following his departure from Disney.[13] Alternatively, Disney officials finally discovered the sketch and consequently ordered its destruction, ala the Mickey/Minnie sex tape.[19] Regardless, if the sketch was indeed real, it no longer exists within Disney facilities and is now lost.[13]

Hill insisted that several former Disney animators affirmed the sketch's legitimacy. However, he did not list any in his original 10th April 2003 "Why For?" post.[13] He also discussed the Popeye and Betty Boop sex tape;[13] but whereas this and the Mickey/Minnie tapes were detailed in concrete sources like Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince and The Fleischer Story, the same does not apply for the Tink/Jiminy sketch.[21][22][19] Most online discourse typically refers back exclusively to Hill's "Why For?" post.[23][24][22][20] Consequently, it has led some to question the authenticity of Hill's claim, with some alleging that his columns often rely on rumours and otherwise questionable sources.[25] Therefore, the sketch's existence will remain unconfirmed unless a seemingly more reliable source can authenticate it. This may prove especially difficult as the alleged pencil sketch is relatively obscure among the wider Lost Media community, especially in comparison to the other animated sex tapes.[20][24]



Bedhead Bernie's video which talks about the subject (2:34-4:52)

See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Art Insights detailing the conceptualisation and character of Jiminy Cricket. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 The Disney Classics detailing the legacy of Jiminy Cricket to Disney. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Park Hopper detailing Jiminy Cricket and how he was a later addition for the film Pinocchio. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  4. 4.0 4.1 Shmoop providing a plot summary for Pinocchio. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  5. 5.0 5.1 WDW Magazine listing and summarising the Nine Old Men. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  6. Library of Congress summarising "When You Wish Upon a Star" and including it as part of the National Recording Registry. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 The Disney Classics detailing the legacy of Tinker Bell on Disney. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 The Disney Driven Life detailing Tinker Bell's iconic status within Disney. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  9. Writing in Margins on how Disney's Tinker Bell became a pixie rather than a fairy in the original novel. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 The Silver Petticoat Review reviewing and providing a plot summary for Peter Pan. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  11. The Mary Sue summarising all Tinker Bell films. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  12. Amino Apps Cartoon forum discussing the comic where Jiminy Cricket saves Tinker Bell. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 Jim Hill Media where Hill detailed the legend surrounding this pencil sketch. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  14. Walt Disney World Info on Tinker Bell's appearance. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  15. Jim Hill Media About page. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  16. MousePlanet on the first Tinker Bell at Disneyland. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  17. Cartoon Research detailing the Peter Pan Peanut Butter commercials which primarily starred Tinker Bell. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  18. Cartoon Research summarising Disney's Sweatbox. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince on the story behind the Mickey and Minnie Mouse sex tape. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 r/lostmedia post discussing the alleged sketch based on Hill's information, and how it has not really caught on with the wider Lost Media community. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  21. The Fleischer Story, which discussed the Popeye and Betty Boop sex tape. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  22. 22.0 22.1 Toonzone discussing the alleged Jiminy Cricket/Tinker Bell sketch and the Popeye/Betty Boop tape. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  23. Another Toonzone posting discussing the sketch. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  24. 24.0 24.1 Lost Media Forums discussing the sketch, a lack of concrete sources discussing it, and how it has remained obscure even within the Lost Media community. Retrieved 30th Jan '24
  25. Toonzone discussing the questionable nature regarding some of Hill's columns. Retrieved 30th Jan '24