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Deliberate mistake: In the Spanish version, the headlines of the newspapers are in Spanish, but the rest of the articles are in English. It helps supports the narration, but it causes a very weird effect.

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Deliberate mistake: When Jafar sees Aladdin reflected in Jasmine's crown, Aladdin is the only thing visible. This isn't possible- we should have also seen the background of the room, the objects around him, etc.

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Deliberate mistake: In Monsters, Inc., when Mike and Sulley walked through Monstropolis to go to the company, Mike said to Sulley "You've been jealous of my good looks since the fourth grade". In this film, we're told Mike and Sulley met in college. [In the commentary, director Dan Scanlon explained that there was a lengthy scene that would have followed Mike and Sully throughout their years in elementary school, but it would have slowed the pace of the film and would have reduced the impact of their rivalry. Rather than spend a lot of time on a back story, Scanlon decided to have Mike and Sully meet in college, even though this was inaccurate.]

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Deliberate mistake: The little red-haired girl boards a bus with other children who are headed to summer camp. As the bus drives away, there is nobody in the driver's seat. This movie maintains Charles Schulz's policy of never showing adults in his comic strips or animated television specials, but a bus driver could at least have been depicted in silhouette.

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Deliberate mistake: When Bender wins the poker tournament with five kings, Leo Wong holds up five fingers (on one hand). But all the characters in Futurama only have four fingers on each hand. (Confirmed on DVD commentary).

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Deliberate mistake: When the grandfather clock chimes at 12:00, look at it when the clock ticks. It starts at 11:58 but then ticks to 12:00. The clock has somehow ticked 2 minutes instead of 1 minute.

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Deliberate mistake: In the opening title sequence, just after the title of the movie is shown, Puss cuts a P with his sabre into a curtain or flag. In the middle of the P, there is cloth remaining, but since he cuts edges all around this to make the Capital P, this cloth should fall away as it is no longer attached to anything, yet it floats in mid air.

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Deliberate mistake: When Metro Man flies towards the observatory to save Roxanne, we see a typical "the-characters-see-what-the-audience-sees" shot - a Super-Man-esque shot of him with his arms stretched out in front of him with his fists clenched. This shot is then projected onto a monitor that Minion is watching. It would be impossible to achieve this. It's as if there's some sort of camera on top of the observatory filming Metro Man, which there isn't. We see the observatory enough times to see that there isn't, and even if there was, the angle at which it would need to be at would be impossible to achieve. The shot of Metro Man on the monitor is positioned right in front of him, panning backwards. A camera would need to be very long to achieve this kind of shot, but there simply isn't one present.

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Deliberate mistake: Throughout the movie we hear every animal (and insects/arachnids as is the case with Charlotte and her offspring) with one exception. Every time Charlotte catches her meals in her web we never hear the fly or other insect she is descending upon cry for help, or plead with her to be spared. This is deliberate due to this being a kid's film but still bears noticing as a mistake due to the fact that they are the only ones rendered mute for plot convenience.

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LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite picture

Deliberate mistake: When Lex busts Joker out of Arkham Asylum, he uses his Deconstructor gun on the LEGO wall. It takes it about 8 seconds to pull the LEGO apart for Joker to get out. The same amount of time is taken when he demonstrates it to Joker and frees Penguin. Yet when Joker grabs it and uses it to free Catwoman and Two-Face, that time is cut in half. And then yet again when they are leaving on the chopper, Joker fires it 3 more times, freeing Poison Ivy, Harley Quin, and The Riddler. It barely takes a single second on each of those. (00:17:40 - 00:19:35)

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Deliberate mistake: I know this has been disregarded for the fun effect, but gasoline motors require air to work. When Edgar drives his tricycle into the river while being chased by Napoleon and Lafayette, it should have stalled and stopped working.

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Deliberate mistake: When Big Gay Al sings his song, he sits at the edge of the stage. In a wideshot the soldiers are just watching, yet in a closeup they're all waving lighters. (00:59:25)

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh pictureThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh mistake picture

Deliberate mistake: Several times during the movie the narrator explains what happens while the book flips its pages. During this, every page is identical to the last one so the animation has simply been copied/reused to save time and money.

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Deliberate mistake: In the fire scene, Jon tries to catch Garfield from the chandelier at the main staircase. When Jon reaches out to grab Garfield, there is no rail on the stairs. It comes back in the very next shot & disappears again after Garfield says "Need a lift?"

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Deliberate mistake: When the kids are in the crow's nest fighting the pirates, dozens of stones and arrows fly out of nowhere, despite the kids just having a handful. Check for the kid with the blowpipe: He manages to blow dozens of rocks out of nowhere. There's even a shot where arrows and stones are flying from all over the place despite the fact that a shot later the kids are crouching.

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Deliberate mistake: Throughout the whole short film, Geri's hair doesn't move or react to anything (such as the wind or his glasses). The glasses even seem to go through his hair without any movement in his hair. (00:01:00 - 00:03:35)

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LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace picture

Deliberate mistake: When C-3PO, R2-D2 and the younglings are driving through the battle zone, Anakin Skywalker and General Grevious can be seen battling. Later, Darth Vader can be seen on Hoth. This would be impossible due to Anakin Skywalker being Darth Vader. (00:08:50 - 00:12:20)

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Deliberate mistake: When the Darlings discover the dead rat, they raise the curtain and cry out loud, but the rat is nowhere to be seen. Given Disney's long time history of refusals to show dead bodies or blood, it's highly possible that this was a deliberate mistake, but really awkward indeed.

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Deliberate mistake: Bender goes back in time to two minutes before Fry came back to the past. But if you time it, it was actually only 1 minute and 42 seconds.

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Deliberate mistake: When young Odette is sliding down the banister, and gets stuck spinning around the end of it, it would be impossible to spin like that without her legs hitting the rail that she just slid down.

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