Best animated movie stupidity of all time

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The Little Mermaid picture

Stupidity: Apparently, Ariel forgets how to write when she gets human legs. Ariel was able to sign a scroll underwater, but she apparently cannot do so to inform prince Eric of her identity.

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Suggested correction: We see Ariel sign in English, but most likely they have an entirely different alphabet and language from our own.

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The Polar Express picture

Stupidity: The Engineer and Fireman of the Polar Express train crew should have known better than to not bend back the the metallic prongs of the cotter pin, which would have prevented the cotter pin from coming loose and causing all those problems in the driving of the train.


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Suggested correction: As you yourself stated, the whole thing is likely a dream, where "normal" reality doesn't apply. In the "real world", the train would never be able to do any of the things that it does in the film.

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Dream or not, it is still a stupidity of the train crew to not secure a pin that could work itself free of the controls of the locomotive.


Dreams are often unrealistic. There is no mistake.

The entry doesn't say anything about the entire trip to the North Pole being a dream.

Agreed. It was never stated that it was a dream considering that Hero Boy lost the sleigh bell only to find it Christmas morning with a note from Santa. And to add, Steamer said that cotter pin was sheared off which caused it to come loose.

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How to Train Your Dragon picture

Stupidity: During one of the test drives, the hook that Hiccup uses to fasten himself to Toothless gets bent, so he takes Toothless to the blacksmith to cut the line. There are two ways he could have easily avoided this: He could just unhook the saddle, take that to the blacksmith and cut himself loose, or he could just untie the leather strap. What he does here is needlessly risky and just there for his awkward conversation with Astrid.


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Toy Story 2 picture

Stupidity: Al is supposed to be a super serious toy collector and seller, but he handles valuable toys without cleaning the cheese puff dust off his hands.


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Suggested correction: It's also established someone is coming over to clean said toys, dust included, and when he does the handling, he's just been sharply awakened by the TV therefore is off-kilter.


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Aladdin picture

Stupidity: When Jasmine finds out that Prince Ali is actually the boy she met in the marketplace, she seems to completely forget about Jafar telling her he had been executed. She never asks why he's alive, nor does she even bother to confront Jafar about his treachery.


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Suggested correction: The fact Aladdin was alive only told her Jafar lied about it. When she is brought back by Aladdin to the palace it is still night, not long after that she is confronted by her father and Jafar who has him under a spell. She hardly had time to ask about the treachery, probably thinking to do it in the morning. It is there and then Jafar is exposed by Aladdin. She probably wondered about it, but didn't figure out the implications yet.


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The Chipmunk Adventure picture

Stupidity: Given Simon and Jeanette are the two smartest ones of the trios wouldn't they be suspicious of Klaus and Claudia's offer of a race? Yet they raise no objections other than Simon briefly before they take off.


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Tom and Jerry picture

Stupidity: When the guard throws Tom and Jerry in the small jail cell, Jerry could've easily slipped through the bars and escaped.

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Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman picture

Stupidity: In the Iceberg Lounge scene, Batman saves Batwoman from the Penguin...but also Penguin from himself, because shooting a missile at less than a couple meters of distance would have involved him in the blast as well. (00:37:35)

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Over the Hedge picture

Stupidity: RJ goes through this complex plan of getting Hammy to avoid the lasers so he can then turn them off...why not just get one of the gang to go around the house from the front yard?

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Monster House picture

Stupidity: If the weak spot of the house is the fiery chimney, then why did the kids have to light the dynamite? They put themselves in unnecessary danger for the sake of drama.

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs picture

Stupidity: Rescuing Manfred and Diego from the giant carnivorous plant, Buck could have cut both wires simultaneously to avoid that unnecessary horrible potential outcome of cutting the wrong one. The wires were stretchable enough for them to have been held together to then get cut at the same time. (00:37:40)


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Norm of the North picture

Stupidity: In a flashback scene, a mother, father and daughter are taking pictures of Norm and two other polar bears. The daughter decides to run up to the three polar bears, but the parents appear to do nothing about it. The polar bears could have been a threat to their daughter for all they knew. (00:04:25)

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Finding Dory picture

Stupidity: Long after the Marine Life Institute has closed for the night, the recording of Sigourney Weaver welcoming visitors is still playing.

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Moana picture

Stupidity: At the end of "You're Welcome", Maui puts Moana in a cave and placed a large rock blocking the only known exit. This means, as far as Maui knows, he's trapped a human in a cave with no food, water or exit as he didn't know Moana could make a very lucky escape. Basically Maui was going to leave Moana to starve to death so he could take her boat.


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Suggested correction: This isn't a mistake. Maui doesn't care about anything other than escaping at this point. He even says, Without his hook he is nothing. He's not interested in returning the heart at first so even though he is a demigod, he has lost interest in being good. Another example is when he leaves Moana to face TeKa on her own.

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Suggested correction: Richard was effectively frozen by both fear as well as seeing the two people he murdered coming back for revenge against him; the fact that his handgun was ineffective on them was further evidence that he wasn't thinking rationally.


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Bug Bites: An Ant's Life picture

Stupidity: Just after the geckos have finished eating Josephine's children, Thang, Rose, Didi and Sal attempt to sneak away. They attempt to sneak away from the geckos by walking directly in front of them which results in the geckos spotting them. If they attempted to get away in literally any other direction, the geckos would not have seen them. (00:22:50)

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Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles picture

Stupidity: It seems dumb that Mr. Freeze takes part in the Arkham plot given he said when Shredder and Ra's walked through he wanted no part of anything, but when Joker frees everyone he joins in.


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Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero picture

Stupidity: Belson wakes up Barbara and unlocks her chain only to try and give her an injection of sedative for the operation. Who would ever do that, instead of keeping her asleep and restrained?

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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius picture

Stupidity: Jimmy and his friends aren't allowed by their parents to go to the opening of Retroland because it is a school night. What kind of amusement has its grand opening on a school night? It would make more sense commercially to open on a Friday or Saturday night.

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