Best animated movie plot holes of all time

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa picture

Plot hole: The newspaper headline showing young Alex being rescued from a crate is dated April 8, 1972. In the next scene, we see young Alex dancing in the Central Park Zoo, and watching him are Marty, Melman and Gloria as baby animals. This makes no sense at all. In the first film, Marty celebrates his tenth birthday. Key word: tenth. It is also known that the scenes of the main characters as adults take place in the present i.e. Alex confessing to breaking Marty's iPod. Seeing how the animals age quicker than humans, Marty, let alone his three friends, would have to have been born in the mid-1990s and the flashback scenes could not have taken place in 1972.

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Cars 2 picture

Plot hole: There is no reason for there to be sinks in the bathrooms. The cars may be able to use sinks just as they use toilets, but in the bathrooms they are too small and too inaccessible for any use.

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The Care Bears Movie picture

Plot hole: What was the point of Jason holding onto the key to the evil spirit's book when Secret Heart Bear can simply create a key herself?

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Beavis and Butthead Do America picture

Plot hole: When Butthead pushes Beavis out of Muddy's car, Beavis causes a huge car crash. Then, a few seconds later Butthead falls out and causes cars behind him to crash, but the crash that Beavis started made a barrier along the highway, so how could those cars get behind Butthead so fast? (00:51:50)

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Chicken Run picture

Plot hole: Ginger can hold Mrs. Tweedy single winged. She can also tip up a feeder full of food. So now we have clarified that she is one ridiculously strong hen, how does she need help pushing up a deck chair? 3 other chickens were able to do it with ease earlier.

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies picture Video

Plot hole: As shown when Robin comes under the influence of Slade's mind control device, the hypnotized people retain their abilities and higher intelligence, just with a loyalty to Slade. That being said, when Slade hypnotizes all the DC heroes, Superman and The Flash are among them in the theater. Slade orders all the heroes to chase after and destroy the Teen Titans. The Titans take off on foot with the others running after them and are able to keep their distance in a big chase sequence. Superman and The Flash never use their super speed to over take the Titans, which would have been so very easy.

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Tinker Bell picture

Plot hole: When Tinkerbell tries to find Gruff in winter, she's seen flying with her wings out of her coat; in a later scene, Fawn flies too. After Tink finds Gruff, her wings disappear from underneath her coat. This is a plothole because of how the whole storyline of Secret of the Wings was that warm fairies can't fly in winter weather or their wings will tear.

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Suggested correction: Yeah but at the end of Secret of the Wings, they find a way to let any fairy fly in winter.

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Finding Nemo picture

Plot hole: When Nemo is coming out of the filter after trying to stop it for the first time, it starts to go again. The fish come to help him, and the fake seaweed they put in there doesn't reach. When they show the fish, they still have almost half of it they could put in to save him.

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All Dogs Go to Heaven picture

Plot hole: They go and buy Anne Marie a whole new wardrobe. So, how come in the remainder of the movie she continues to wear her old rags?

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Pokemon: Mewtwo's Return picture

Plot hole: There's no visible evidence that Team Rocket has taken away Ash, Misty, and Brock's Poké Balls when the gang was in the cage, so why don't the Trainers call out their Pokémon (Brock's Onix would've helped out very much) and escape the cage?

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Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost picture

Plot hole: Sarah Ravencroft's ghost causes a turkey to grow really big. When Thorn casts the spell to imprison Sarah again, the spell also causes Sarah's magic spells to be reversed. After Sarah is imprisoned, the turkey is still super big.

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Ice Age 2: The Meltdown picture

Plot hole: At the end of the movie, when the water drains away, there would be no way for a) the amount of water to drain away that did and b) for the mammoths that came through to be completely dry. (01:16:20)

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Hey Arnold! The Movie picture

Plot hole: When Arnold and Gerold first bump into Helga at the bus stop they ask her for bus money but throughout the rest of the movie they never need bus money.

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Sing picture

Plot hole: There's no way that Eddie and Nana left the flooded theater without getting a single drop of water on them. The water flooded up to the ceiling and there's no other way to exit besides the front doors, and Moon's secret exit, which also floods. They do not leave through either way.

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The Lego Movie picture

Plot hole: In the scene where bad cop says "security cameras picked up this" it shows the footage of Emmet "convulsing with the strange piece." If they had cameras down there, then they would've already found the piece of resistance. (00:08:10 - 00:10:10)

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Monsters vs Aliens picture

Plot hole: When the asteroid first approaches Earth it does so very quickly, but then it takes hours to finally enter the atmosphere and land on Susan.

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Toy Story 3 picture

Plot hole: The first night the toys spent in the Daycare, when Buzz finds Lotso's band playing in the vending machine, there are no trucks patrolling the hallways, and the monkey does not sound the alarm when he sees that Buzz escaped. However, when Woody comes back later, he finds out that those security measures operate every single night.

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Suggested correction: This is explained by the toy telephone that Woody meets when he goes back to Sunnyside. The security measures were not as tight before, but when they captured Buzz, the phone tells Woody that they have cracked down on security and that he got lucky the first time.

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Treasure Planet picture

Plot hole: During the nova scene, everyone is tying down the sails after securing themselves with lifelines to the mast. Jim and Silver are on the front and Silver is knocked off. Jim is then all dramatic and runs to grab Silver's lifeline which seems to be coming from above, and pulls Silver up like a pulley. How come? The lifelines were attached to the mast, so Jim's action is pointless... even if he could do it, because a shot later both lifelines are streaming right to the mast, leaving no room for a pulley of any sort.

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The Chipmunk Adventure picture

Plot hole: Although it is explained how the chipmunks were able to get away with the balloon race by tricking Ms. Miller, wouldn't Ms. Miller know that the chipettes were in on the balloon race? Especially considering the fact that she is their guardian? Also, why would she offer to babysit the chipmunks if she has chipettes to look after herself? Despite this, the chipettes were never brought along to Dave's house with Ms. Miller. And what is Ms. Miller still doing in Dave's house if she thinks the chipmunks are with Dave? Unless maybe she's taking care of the house...

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Stitch! The Movie picture

Plot hole: When 625 is activated, he has nothing with him, so how does he make all those sandwiches out of nothing?

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