Best animated movie mistakes of 1940

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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.

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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.

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A Kick in Time mistake picture

Continuity mistake: After the opening shot of Spunky and Hunky walking, they are shown grazing on some grass. Spunky sucks up a flower and then turns his attention to a dandelion. When he does, it cuts to a close up, and suddenly the dandelion has gotten much bigger, and the surroundings of Spunky change up quite a bit. (00:00:50)

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Elmer's Candid Camera picture

Continuity mistake: When Elmer breaks up his camera when he thinks he's going mad, the pieces of the broken camera change between shots.

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A Wild Hare picture

Continuity mistake: When Elmer chases Bugs, Bugs runs into his hole and Elmer drops his gun by the hole. But when Bugs kisses Elmer, we cut back to him and the gun has disappeared.

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Donald's Vacation picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the cartoon, you can see the front of Donald Duck's kayak has nothing on it. But after he is soaked by a waterfall, a lever appears out of nowhere. The lever disappears in the next shot, but when he arrives at the campsite, it is back again.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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