Best family movie mistakes of 2019

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold picture

Factual error: Dora picks up the solid gold statue - by the size it would weigh in excess of 500 lbs. She then lifts it up and places it back on the mantle above her head. A grown man could not do that, let alone a child. (01:31:06)

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The Lion King picture

Plot hole: Scar tells the pack he didn't make it to the gorge in time to help Mufasa. However Zazu was with them at at the gorge. He could have easily told Serabi or any of the other lions on the numerous times he spoke with them, exposing Scar.

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Suggested correction: Actually, Zazu wouldn't honestly say that Scar was lying; he left Scar at the gorge, but for all he knows, when Scar talks about not getting to the gorge in time, Scar could just mean that he couldn't find a safe path into the gorge to help Mufasa and Simba escape.

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil picture

Continuity mistake: Towards the end while Maleficent becomes the big black crow, the two soldiers over there leave the tower twice.

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Aladdin picture

Continuity mistake: When Aladdin dances in front of Jasmine his hair keeps swapping between perfectly brushed and messed up.

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Continuity mistake: When Dumbo is born, Medici is taking a bath. The amount of foam on his arm changes between the front and back shots.

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Toy Story 4 picture

Other mistake: When Jessie pops the tire on the RV, Bonnie's dad gets upset and says "I just bought it." Throughout the rest of the film however, he says the RV is a rental.

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Revealing mistake: The film was rushed to theaters, leaving a few mistakes which Universal fixed. In the original cut, toward the end, Judi Dench's human hand is visible, complete with her wedding ring. This was fixed for the re-release.

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The Addams Family picture

Plot hole: Throughout the movie, the behaviour of the gate does not seem quite consistent; Gomez has to feed meat to it to distract it to let the camera crew out...but they came in just fine and on their own. Same for the angry mob at the end.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Tom and Sonic pull over and the mini drone explodes, knocking Sonic unconscious, the camera pans away and you can see emergency vehicles blocking the road on the right of the screen, presumably closing down the road for filming.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 picture

Continuity mistake: Max (the white and brown dog) has a brown spot on his eye that keeps switching sides throughout the entire movie.

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Suggested correction: No error with the spot on his eye at all.

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Other mistake: When the characters go to the Himalayas, the whole time, like for 20 mins, including the confrontation scene, they are all wearing casual, short-sleeved shirts. You can see Mr. Burnish's henchmen wearing winter clothing, while the main characters don't freeze to death. They only start getting cold after a long time.

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Dragon Quest: Your Story picture

Continuity mistake: The protagonists escaped from captivity and managed to return to Harry's palace. Luka decides to leave to go look for his mother. Harry seems to send him off, and he is standing in the middle of the stairs, about 4 steps below the guard. Harry at this point is in close-up; the guard is not visible, and at the next cut somehow Harry shoves him off as if he were standing directly behind him. (00:16:00)

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Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island picture

Continuity mistake: Scooby and Shaggy are lying face down on the massage table when the zombies arrive. Shaggy has his robe lowered baring the upper back, but in the close-ups you can still see the robe up covering his shoulders perfectly. (00:28:00)

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part picture

Continuity mistake: After the alien abduction, Emmet plans to lead a rescue mission and opens the gate asking "Who's coming with me?" During the sequence, the shadows change completely. At first he is not casting much of a shadow, then it reaches the metal doors, then it stops midway towards it. (00:20:55)

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu picture

Plot hole: While in the battle arena the vials with the purple R substance in them become broken, letting the gas out. All so the Pokémon seem to go crazy from it but Pikachu doesn't.

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World picture Video

Continuity mistake: After we first meet Grimmel, there's a scene where a dragon charges him before he puts it to sleep. The view from under the dragon's feet show him getting very close to Grimmel but when the angle changes suddenly he's much further back before he's shot.

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Missing Link picture

Factual error: A blunderbuss is fired at a safe. The shot not only bores a hole into the safe but also blasts it out of the window behind it. First, a gun can do no such thing; a cannon can. (The film already establishes that the safe is incredibly heavy.) Second, the hole on the safe is wrong. It is gouged outward as if by an explosion from within. (00:38:10)

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Klaus picture

Continuity mistake: The two cucumber slices that Jesper puts in the palm of the Drill Sergeant change position between shots - in particular, in the close-up with Jesper walking away and putting the teacup in his hand as well, the two slices are side by side, while they are instead one on top of the other before and after. (00:02:25)

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Continuity mistake: When we see Christmas Flint with her dad and Miss Rayleen for the first time, she's watching them bicker, her chin perched on the back of her hand. Which hand, though? It's her left hand for the greater part of the scene, but in the shot when Jim Gaffigan is saying "I got to find my pants. You move my pants?" it's the right one. (00:05:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Anna's singing "The next right thing" she puts a bag on her shoulder, with the strap on top of her hair. After the camera spins round her, her hair is suddenly underneath the strap. This bears a strong similarity to the mistake in the original Frozen where Elsa's hair passes through her shoulder - might be a deliberate nod, or else animating hair around objects is difficult enough that shortcuts are often taken.

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