Best animated movie continuity mistakes of 1940

Please vote as you browse around to help the best rise to the top.

Pinocchio picture

Continuity mistake: When Pinocchio is locked up in the cage of Stromboli, Jiminy goes inside the cage lock, and he hangs his coat and hat on the outside of the lock. In the next shot, they have disappeared.

Hamster Premium member
More Pinocchio continuity mistakes
Fantasia picture

Continuity mistake: When Mickey and the broom come to the fountain for the first time, the angle of water flowing into the fountain changes between shots.

More Fantasia continuity mistakes

Continuity mistake: Once Spunky is kidnapped and Hunky takes off chasing the truck, you see the truck going along the road passing just some grass and one large rock on its left side. Once Hunky catches up to the truck, it cuts to a side view close up of him and Spunky's head sticking out the back, and suddenly the truck is passing a very large rock that was not there in the previous shot. The rock is taller than the truck, so it would have shown. And then it's very obvious the background is then looped as the same huge rock passes the truck every few seconds repeatedly. (00:01:35)

Quantom X Premium member
More A Kick in Time continuity mistakes
Puss Gets the Boot picture

Continuity mistake: After the mouse is revived by water from Jasper, he goes up to the cat and you can see that the mouse's left hand is under Jasper's mouth, but in the next shot his hand is now near the whisker area.

More Puss Gets the Boot continuity mistakes

Continuity mistake: When Porky is searching for his contract in the waste-paper basket in Leon Schlesinger's office, he leaves some paper on the floor. But when Leon tells him to go back to work, we cut to Porky and the paper has gone.

More You Ought to Be in Pictures continuity mistakes
Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip picture

Continuity mistake: After Mickey hides Pluto in his suitcase in Burbank, Mickey picks up his cane and runs to the train, then when Mickey actually jumps onto the train caboose he's only carrying his suitcase, he does not have his cane, nor does he have Pluto's suitcase (which had been filled with bones) with him. The cane reappears on the train later, and at the end Pluto's suitcase mysteriously reappears when Pete throws it at the duo in Pomona.

Super Grover Premium member
More Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip continuity mistakes
Elmer's Candid Camera picture

Continuity mistake: When the rabbit puts his hands on Elmer's face and says "Please, sir!" you can see Elmer's camera behind him. But after a quick cut to the rabbit, we return to the two and there is now no sign of the camera.

More Elmer's Candid Camera continuity mistakes
A Wild Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs is hopping around, Elmer does not have anything in his left hand. In the next shot, he is holding his gun, and in the shot after that, the gun has gone again.

More A Wild Hare continuity mistakes
Donald's Vacation picture

Continuity mistake: When Donald Duck slides the tree after the bear pulls the bark off, the colour of the tree is initially gold but when changes to light brown when he arrives at the bottom.

More Donald's Vacation continuity mistakes

Continuity mistake: When Papa Bear is drinking from the hot water tap after eating the hot porridge, the tap handle changes position between shots.

More The Bear's Tale continuity mistakes

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.