Best movie mistakes of 1936
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Factual error: John Blair rides for the pony express, which operated until October, 1861. However, all of the handguns in the movie are cartridge Colts, which did not come into existence until 1871.
Continuity mistake: When we first see the Owls' house at the start of the cartoon, the violin sign above the door entrance reads "Prof. Owl." But in a close-up of the sign in the next shot, it now reads "Prof. Fritz Owl."
Factual error: This movie takes place post-civil war, and Fisher, in his first discussion with General Cortinas refers to the "Republic of Texas" being ripe for the taking. Texas ceased to be a republic in 1845, when it joined the United States.