John Ohman

20th Aug 2015

Inside Out (2015)

Question: When Joy is in the dump of forgotten memories, she sees a probe containing the sad memory of when Riley lost a hockey game after missing the winning shot. The probe shows that after Riley felt sad and has been cheered up by her parents, she is cheered on by her old team mates. Joy knows that since that probe is blue, it was a memory represented by Sadness. She begins to realize that Sadness helped Riley to ease her conscience. How come Joy didn't see that before when she would have been at the control panel in headquarters just when the event occurred?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: Joy must have seen the event. Since Joy was so focused on Riley's happiness and thought Sadness brought nothing to the table, she didn't realize that Riley needs to be sad at times to help her cope and move on to get to the happy times.

10th Aug 2015

Inside Out (2015)

Question: It makes sense to me how Joy, Sadness, Anger, and Disgust's colors represent the emotions they are. Here's what I don't get though. How does Fear's color (purple) represent the emotion he is?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: The filmmakers noticed that the traditional color for cowardice (Fear) was yellow, but Joy was already yellow (not because she was cowardice). Purple was then used for Fear, primarily because Joy was already chosen yellow. Docter states that "Fear was kind of, frankly, the leftover color. We tried to design them in a nice ensemble group so they looked good together."

Michael Paek

16th Jul 2015

Tangled (2010)

Question: During the number "I've Got A Dream," the thugs ask Flynn to share his dream, but Flynn refuses to tell them with the excuse "I don't sing." Is that line a reference to Flynn's voice actor or is that just an excuse Flynn is making?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: It's just Flynn.

Phixius Premium member

6th Jul 2015

The Rescuers (1977)

Continuity mistake: When Penny is first captured by Brutus and Nero, Brutus initially holds her by the strap in back of her dress. In fact, that is how Brutus carries Penny back to the river boat through the swamp. However, when the crocodiles return to the river boat with Penny, Brutus is suddenly holding Penny upside down by her underwear. There is no explanation for how Brutus could have possibly turned Penny around like that without releasing her just for a moment and preventing her from escaping. It even stands to reason that Brutus would not release Penny until he got her back to the river boat. Additionally, when Brutus carries Penny upside down through the door of the river boat, Penny is facing toward Brutus. but in the next shot when the crocodiles are inside the river boat with Penny, she is suddenly facing away from Brutus. (01:18:05)

John Ohman

24th May 2015

The Book of Life (2014)

Continuity mistake: After Manolo defeats the bull skeleton, and when he is embraced by his family, he has no swords sheathed on his back. When the gods grant Manolo his life and Manolo rises upon his revival, he suddenly two swords on his back. The same thing happens to his father, Carlos. When Carlos' spirit first appears behind his wife, Carmen, he has no swords sheathed on his back. Carlos' swords appear on his back when he and the rest of his family embraced Manolo just before Manolo's revival. (01:35:00)

John Ohman

19th Apr 2015

Big Hero 6 (2014)

Question: At one point, Aunt Cass mentions an 80-year-old woman wearing something inappropriate for her age. What exactly is Aunt Cass implying there? What kind of outfit is she suggesting the old woman is wearing?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: Something that is probably showing a lot of skin. Something someone in their teens or early twenties would be seen wearing.

MasterOfAll

19th Feb 2015

The Book of Life (2014)

Continuity mistake: After Carlos drags Manolo into a room at the bull fighting arena and slams the door on one of the Rodriguez Brothers, he throws a sword at the Rodriguez Brothers. The sword lands through the window of the door. A few shots later, the sword and dent in the window are missing. (01:35:00)

John Ohman

12th Feb 2015

The Book of Life (2014)

Continuity mistake: When the bandits attack the town during the night, Joaquin joins in on the battle. Before Joaquin starts fighting the bandits, he throws his hat, cape, and swords onto Manolo. After the bandits run away, Joaquin starts walking with Maria to engage in a conversation with her. As they walk away, Joaquin does not gather his items, but later when Joaquin and Maria reach the front door of Maria's house, Joaquin is wearing them all. (01:35:00)

John Ohman

12th Feb 2015

The Book of Life (2014)

Continuity mistake: After Manolo defeats the boar and General Posoda declares he is sending Maria to Spain, Chuy urinates on Manolo's pants. Yet, there is no urine visible on Manolo's pants. (01:35:00)

John Ohman

Question: When Chakal demands Joaquin to relinquish the medal of eternal life, he merely says to him, "Give me that medal right now." Maria then removes Joaquin's medal sashes, sees the medal of eternal life, and realizes that is what Chakal is after. How does she know which medal Chakal is referring to?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: Maria had already seen the medal of eternal life and Joaquin had already talked about all of his medals. He told Maria about how he got all of his medals but not the medal of eternal life.

Answer: She saw the medal, realised that it was different from all of the others, and that he didn't want to talk about it either, so that probably made her realise that it was special or different.

29th Jan 2015

The Book of Life (2014)

Continuity mistake: When Joaquin enter the bull fighting ring before Manolo's bull fight, Joaquin removes his cape and drops it on the ground. When Joaquin's horse gallops by and Joaquin grabs onto his steed, the cape is missing. (01:35:00)

John Ohman

21st Jan 2015

The Book of Life (2014)

Answer: General.

Isn't Maria's father the general?

11th Jan 2015

The Book of Life (2014)

Question: When Manolo travels to see the Candle Maker, only his mother and grandfather accompany him. Why don't any of his other relatives accompany him?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: I think because no one has ever lived or stayed in one piece going there so just his mother that he didn't see for a long time and one other family member just in case.

Continuity mistake: After Manolo serenades Maria, when he falls from the balcony he loses his guitar and Maria catches it. Maria takes the guitar with her as he travels down the stairs to return it to him. After Joaquin proposes to Maria, the Rodríguez brothers barge in with a partly unconscious Manolo. When Manolo and Joaquin start arguing, Maria still has the guitar. However, after a soldier throws Joaquin his sword, one of the Rodríguez brothers suddenly has the guitar, and throws it to Manolo. (01:35:00)

John Ohman

24th Nov 2014

The Book of Life (2014)

Question: After Chakal is killed and his bandits retreat, Joaquin covers his eye with a handkerchief. Later, his eye is covered by an eye patch. What happened to his eye?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: Even though the explosion was blocked by the bell, he was still able to get the medal of everlasting life on Manolo. Since he was unable to get away fast enough he was blown back by the explosion since he was too close. The blast most likely hit him right in his face and scalded his eye.

17th Nov 2014

The Book of Life (2014)

Question: Maria's father tells her that Joaquin will only stay in their city, San Angel, if she marries him. Otherwise, if Maria doesn't marry him, Joaquin will have to leave. San Angel is also Joaquin's home city. Why would he have to leave?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: Because it was mentioned that Joaquin goes from town to town saving people from bandits. It's likely that everyone was under the assumption he would leave again to help other people, and he has nothing other than Maria and General Posada tying him to San Angel (except maybe Manolo).

17th Nov 2014

The Book of Life (2014)

Question: It is stated that Joaquin's father is dead. However, Joaquin's mother never shows up throughout the film nor is there a mention on whether she is also deceased or still alive. What happened to Joaquin's mother? Why does she never appear?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: We believe she left him when his dad died. Supposedly she's in Mexico city.

15th Nov 2014

The Book of Life (2014)

Question: When Manolo is killed by Xibalba's snake, he is at the entrance of the Land of the Remembered. When the deceased captain is giving Manolo a ride toward his deceased family, they are already in the land of the remembered just before the captain's wife, who has just died, shows up in front of them. Manolo's father is killed by the bandit at the same place where Manolo dies. But he is transported to the bull fighting ring where Manolo is fighting the bull skeletons. Manolo's grandmother also shows up at the bull fighting ring as soon as she dies. Why doesn't Manolo's father or grandmother get transported to the entrance of the Land of the Dead upon their deaths like Manolo does?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: Most likely because his closest family was supposed to watch and they were the last to really close ones.

11th Nov 2014

The Book of Life (2014)

Question: When Manolo and Joaquin start fighting the wild boar, General Posada only sees Joaquin confronting the boar before he is knocked unconscious. Thus, he never sees Manolo fighting the boar like a matador. When the general recovers, he believes Joaquin defeated the boar and not Manolo. Despite the townsfolk being impressed by Manolo's action, why does no one, including the nun who thanks Manolo for saving her life, speak up and tell the general what actually happened? Why don't they confirm to the general that Manolo fought and defeated the boar?

John Ohman

Answer: General Posada assumed that Joaquin saved them because he saw Joaquin not killed by the bull. He completely missed Manolo's bulfighting. He also probably assuming that because Joaquin's father was a great General, he must be like his father and a brave future soldier. - JMS.

Chosen answer: There was probably too much panic from the rampaging animals.

10th Nov 2014

The Book of Life (2014)

Question: When Xibalba first gives Joaquin the Medal of Eternal Life, he is disguised as an old man. Yet, at the end of the film, Joaquin returns Xibalba his medal. How did Joaquin know the medal belongs to Xibalba? Is there a statement by a character or some indication that the medal belongs to Xibalba which I missed?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: Well, the Medal of Eternal Life and Xibalba do share colors, so it's likely Joaquin connected the two and knew it belonged to Xibalba. This is what I just think though,.

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