Best animated movie stupidity of all time

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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.

Scott215
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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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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.

Friso94
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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.

wizard_of_gore Premium member
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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.

dizzyd
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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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Batman: Hush picture

Stupidity: After making love, Selina notices Batman's scars. She surely was caught in the moment, but, it's something she really was bound to notice sooner. (00:53:10)

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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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Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles picture

New this week 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.

Rob245
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Moana picture

New this week 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.

AbbyJay
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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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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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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)

Casual Person
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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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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)

Rassdyt
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