Best family movie mistakes of 1957
Deliberate mistake: At the beginning of the movie Mr. Coates tells his wife that he will be gone "all of three months, maybe four." The first time we see Bud and Elizabeth Searcy she tells Travis that her dog is pregnant and that Old Yeller is the father. We then see her dog that does not look very pregnant. The next time we see Elizabeth she presents Travis with one of the pups. The problem is that the pup that was supposedly just born is about 4 months old.
Continuity mistake: When Tom is placing a chicken under Spike's arm, Jerry takes a photo and you can see a trail of fake paw marks. When Jerry emerges from the dark room with copies of the photo, he takes one copy from the pile and has a look at it, but the picture shows no paw marks at all.