Best animated movie mistakes of 2009

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Up (2009)

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Continuity mistake: When the house first becomes detaches from its foundation and becomes airborne, Russell is nowhere to be seen, although every angle of the house is shown, including underneath, the front porch and the back porch. He knocks on the door and tells Carl he chased a "snipe" under the porch - but he cannot be seen after liftoff and prior to knocking. The same thing happens near the end, when Dug claims to have hidden under the porch.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel picture

Continuity mistake: When Ian films the Chipettes during the sing-off, he says, "If you like what you see then call Ian Hawke." But when someone else plays the video back later, he says, "If you're interested, then call Ian Hawke."

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Revealing mistake: In the shot right before Coraline finds the hidden door for the first time, she says "Alright Little Me, where are you hiding?" and drops her notebook and pen on the floor. When the notebook and pen are falling, you can see the wires that were used to suspend them while they were being animated. It's a common stop motion technique, but these days they usually try to paint the wires out afterward. It's a pretty severe dutch angle though, and they're only visible for a few frames, so it's easy to miss. (01:27:55)

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Planet 51 picture

Revealing mistake: After Chuck steps on the toy duck, he looks up to see the alien family and their house behind them. However, there is no reflection of this on his visor, just an empty field and the trees beyond.

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Monsters vs Aliens picture

Continuity mistake: It's shown in many scenes that the robot Gallaxar sends isn't particularly quick moving when it walks. But when it's chasing Ginormica around the city, even though Ginormica is sprinting away, it can catch her far more quickly than its speed would allow. It doesn't suddenly speed up - in the shots when the camera focuses on the robot again, you can still see it moving slowly.

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs picture

Continuity mistake: When Buck tells about his fight with Rudy, he swings while saying "Back, forth" in front of the others. They are looking the wrong way.

Khrinx
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs picture

Other mistake: In the scene where the mayor is talking behind the chainlink fence, with Brent in the background eating Sardines, you can see as the mayor grabs the fence the fencewire is going through his thumbs. This is on both hands and easily visible.

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9 (2009)

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Continuity mistake: When 9 created the "torch" from a light bulb, it needed to be turned to work. However, when 3 and 4 investigate the bulb one of them simply puts it in and it starts glowing without being screwed.

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The Princess and the Frog picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end, Dr. Facilier has Tiana pinned down with his staff. After Tiana uses her tongue to grab the talisman from Facilier's hand, the staff is no longer anywhere to be seen.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox picture

Continuity mistake: After escaping Bean Annex on the motorcycle by going off the ramp, Kylie turns back, sees the wolf and does a double take, and tells Mr. Fox "don't turn around". But when everyone looks at the wolf in the next shot when the motorcycle has stopped, they're looking off to the side of the road, not behind them. (01:11:20)

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Garfield's Pet Force pictureGarfield's Pet Force mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Garzooka goes to Garfield's house, he pounds on the door and it appears as big as him. But after he breaks the door open, the doorway is thinner. (00:17:05)

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Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure picture

Other mistake: When Tinker Bell constructs a boat with the playing cards paddle wheel, she uses a clip and a rope to make sure the paddle wheel doesn't start turning. However the rope would only work at stopping the rotation if the wheel turned backwards. Since it turns forward, the rope shouldn't be able to stop the rotation.

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Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder picture

Deliberate mistake: When Bender wins the poker tournament with five kings, Leo Wong holds up five fingers (on one hand). But all the characters in Futurama only have four fingers on each hand. (Confirmed on DVD commentary).

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A Christmas Carol picture

Factual error: At the beginning Scrooge is seen signing Jacob Marley's death certificate in the year 1836. English Birth, Marriage & Death certificates didn't come into being until 1837.

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Mary and Max picture

Continuity mistake: When Mary first opens the phone book at the post office she lands on Finklestein but when she puts her finger on the name she chooses it as Hororwitz, even though she never turned the page again.

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies picture

Continuity mistake: When Lex Luthor has his battle suit on and fighting Superman and Batman, the head and neck piece change dramatically and constantly. Sometimes the piece surrounds his head, leaving plenty of room and sometimes his head sticks out over the piece. And it's not a matter of angles, because in some shots, everything being the same, the side piece remains at ear level and his head is either above or below the head piece.

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