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Revealing mistake: When the kids see the moon picture on the book, an old, chubby hand lays on the page, obviously not the kids'. When the angle changes, their small thin hands re-appear.

Continuity mistake: There is a scene where Hugo is on the station and sees a key down on the tracks. There are two seperate shots of the key and both times it is buried in the stones next to a sleeper. Then Hugo jumps down onto the tracks to pick it up and its now quite sat on the middle of the sleeper when he picks it up.

Continuity mistake: After Frick brings the dog, while Hugo is looking at the inspector, the luggage porter walks behind Hugo twice.

Continuity mistake: The automaton stops making the drawing, right before signing it, and the hand lays by the bottom of a white part of the paper. In the next shot it has magically moved several centimeters above, right on top of the drawing.

Continuity mistake: After Hugo walks away with Labisse's book, he sees the Inspector and comes to a standstill. When the angle changes, he is repeating the previous movements and coming to a halt again.

Continuity mistake: When Hugo is crouched looking at the two Dachshunds, he is next to a corner, with the dogs on the hall. Yet in the close-up of the dogs, they are against the corner.

Continuity mistake: The amount of ink on the tip of the automaton's pen increases / decreases randomly between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Méliès is handed the drawing, it swaps from semi-folded to fully opened depending on the angle.

Continuity mistake: When the automaton starts writing it stops the first time with the pen tip over a small figure made of three blocks. The shot switches to a rear view of the automaton and its elbow moves all the way back to the starting position. The shot changes back to the pen tip and it is still over the small, three-block figure. This is impossible as moving the elbow all the way back would have moved the pen away from the drawing.

Continuity mistake: When the monkey-wrench falls, it lays on the middle of two tiles. When the angle changes, it lays on the center of a tile.

Continuity mistake: When the automaton signs the drawing, it makes a dot inches away to the right of the "L". When Hugo hands the drawing to the lady, the dot is a thick mark right over the "L".

Continuity mistake: When the kids turn the automaton on, the inkpot swaps from laying part on the table and part on the paper, or totally on the paper, depending on the angle.

Continuity mistake: When Hugo is holding onto the clock's hands, escaping from the inspector, his hand is either right next to a big round bolt, or inches away, depending on the angle.

Continuity mistake: After the inspector saves Hugo, he yells at him "What were you thinking of?" Hugo's hair is moving wildly in one angle, still in the next angle, then wild, and finally back to still.

Continuity mistake: While the inspector flirts with Lissette, she is standing sideways or straight, depending on the angle.

Continuity mistake: When Hugo bumps into Labisse and the books fall, their position changes between shots.

Continuity mistake: When the drawings fly all over the room, the ones on the box's lid appear / disappear randomly between shots.

Continuity mistake: The first time the dog tries to bite Frick, its nose is pointing in an 8 o'clock direction; then in the close-up, a frame later, it points at 9 o' clock, then it swaps to the first angle and goes back to the original 8 o' clock position.

Continuity mistake: When the automaton signs the drawing, the tip of the "G" is under a line circling the moon's face. When the angle changes, the "G" is covering part of the moon's face.

Continuity mistake: When Isabelle chases Hugo at the station and falls on the floor, her position is inconsistent between shots.

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Isabelle: We could get into trouble.
Hugo Cabret: That's how you know it's an adventure.



Shortly after Hugo drops a piece of metal from the suspending clock to the ground of the train station, the Station Inspector, assuming that Claude dropped it, loudly asks him if he is 'drunk, inebriated, shikker, etc.' The work shikker is from the Hebrew word shikkor for 'drunk'. Shikker actually means drunkard.