Disney has long been a staple in many a person’s childhood. But maybe due to our young age when watching these movies or because the suspension of disbelief was so strong, we tend to neglect or forget certain mistakes that Disney animators commit. Some of these blunders can be justifiable but most of them are just plain obvious.
From Beauty and the Beast, to The Lion King all the way to The Incredibles, there have been some oversights that animators have neglected to edit out or fix.
Here are 10 Disney mistakes that have yet to be noticed.
1. The Lion King: Released in 1994, it quickly became a popular animated musical film. Through joy, excitement and sadness, it captured many hearts and created lifelong fans. But despite its achievements it still has some oversights that animators left out.
In one scene where Timone and Pumbaa are about to sing and dance, you see Timone facing the wall with his back to the viewers and no ring of flowers. But when he turns around, you can clearly see the ring of flowers around his neck! Where did they come from?
2. The Incredibles: In one of the scenes where the family of superheros has to defenditself and the city from a giant robot, Violet grabs a remote in order to turn off the enemy. She can’t seem to get the remote to work so Elastigirl takes the remote from her and hits a button. It turns off an engine that Mr.Incredible was holding onto.
When he yells at her to click the button again (for the engine to turn on and smash into the robot) she hits a completely different button! I mean, some can argue that the remote has one control for on and one for off I guess. But most power buttons are the same one. Even if it’s to the remote of a giant engine!
3. Beauty and the Beast: This Oscar-winning film is known to many people but despite its popularity it still has some logical flaws located in it.
In one scene, Belle wears a blue apron. In the next scene, she switches to a white apron, then back to a blue apron again. I didn’t realize Disney characters had such an extensive wardrobe to work with!
4. Inside Out: In the movie, Riley along with the rest of the Andersen family have to move out. When they get to their new place, Riley is a little worried about her new bedroom. Her first night there, as she tries to fall asleep on the floor, a beam of light glances across the room revealing a door that is slightly ajar.
Later on that same night, when her mother comes barging in, she has to do so through a closed door! Who closed that door? Was it Riley or something she was scared of? Who knows…
5. Toy Story 2: This one takes a bit of a detailed eye to spot but in the movie the toys all long for approval, acceptance and love from Andy. That’s why when they get Andy’s name written on their feet, shoes or claws, it is a badge of honor to them since it is a sign that Andy truly loves them.
When Woody goes to get cleaned and detailed at the toy cleaner’s you can see Jerry taking a brush and wiping away Andy’s handwriting on Woody’s cowboy boots. Later when Woody is missing home and his friends, he scratches the paint off to reveal Andy’s name…but in reverse!
This before and after image will show clearly that the names were written the wrong way after Woody scrapes off the paint. One COULD argue, however, that we saw Woody’s other foot thus allowing for it to be written the other way…Maybe? This seems like a stretch though.
6. Wreck-It Ralph: The antagonist in the movie, King Candy, has to do anything in his power to defeat the protagonist Vanellope von Schweetz. When Vanellope rushes across the finish line and ends King Candy’s reign of terror, his influence is no longer imposed on the town. But in a later scene you can clearly see King Candy’s logo and initials still on the town! I thought she won already Disney!
7. Hercules: In just about every other Disney movie where the protagonist saves the day and becomes a hero, the other protagonists of the movie (in this case the other gods) all celebrate Hercules’ victory. One god that is especially happy is Hermes, seen throwing red roses.
But in another scene when one of these flowers is caught, it’s not red. In the before scene, you can clearly make out different types of flowers in the bouquet Hermes was carrying that didn’t get thrown in. That’s the only way I can cover up your mistakes for you, Disney!
8. Frozen: Being locked in her room for so long, Princess Anna is finally glad she can run free. As she does so through the broad and grand hallways of the castle you see her jumping and dancing and emulating the people in the paintings.
As she reaches a huge ballroom, she leaps from couch to couch pretending to be the people in the artwork. But in an earlier scene when she enters the room, you can see that there are no bouncy couches for her to jump on!
9. Tangled: Near the end of the movie when Rapunzel’s hair gets cut, Flynn Rider reaches across to the princess in order to brush her hair away from her face. As he does so, he cuts Rapunzel’s hair off and the viewers can see that there are no shackles on his wrist.
In the next scene, the shackles magically reappear! That kind of defeats the purpose of shackles if they can just snap on and off don’t you think?
10. Zootopia: In the movie, the dynamics between Nick Wilde and Judy are what brings the movie to life. But in one of their banters where Judy is walking backwards while talking to Nick who is moving forwards, she gets backed up into a strip of drying concrete.
As they are talking she doesn’t realize she is ankle-deep in concrete allowing for Nick to simply walk away. In the next scene when she turns around to confront Nick you can see that her paw prints in the concrete have turned 90 degrees. That doesn’t make any sense Disney animators!