Ant Pasted (1953)

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Directed by: Friz Freleng

Starring: Mel Blanc

Genres: Animated, Family, Short

Other mistake: In the opening credits, Manuel Perez's first name is misspelled as "Manual."

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Continuity mistake: When Elmer is sleeping outside his tent, you can see there are two boxes of firecrackers by the tent, and a group of ants sneak up and take a box away. But when Elmer wakes up, there are two boxes of firecrackers again.

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Continuity mistake: When the ant wearing spectacles is making his speech to the audience at the Capitol, the number of stripes on the banner behind him changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Elmer's hat falls off when his sleep is disturbed by the exploding fire cracker, yet when we see a wider view of Elmer's tent in the next shot, his hat is nowhere to be seen.

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Continuity mistake: When Elmer swallows a firecracker after it rebounded on the pipe's rubber band, you can see that Elmer is completely bald, but when he ends up in the water cooler bottle after attempting to put out the firecracker with water, he now has three hairs on his head.

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Continuity mistake: When Elmer puts a firecracker down an anthill, the cracker explodes and several ants are blown out of the other anthills, all stunned. But when Elmer smiles and creeps away in the next shot, the ants are nowhere to be seen.

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Continuity mistake: When Elmer Fudd says "Well, that's that!" after setting up his tent, you can see there is nothing by the tent, but in the next shot a tree suddenly appears.

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Continuity mistake: When Elmer Fudd loads his firecrackers onto the wheelbarrow, you can see there is a big amount of gunpowder next to it, but in the next shot there is now only a small amount of powder that is coming out of firecrackers.

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Continuity mistake: When Elmer Fudd says "You'll never take me alive!" to the ants, he pushes his wheelbarrow full of firecrackers, and a loose firecracker leaves a trail of gunpowder when he leaves. When Elmer departs, you can see that there is a large amount of gunpowder on the ground, but when a group of ants arrive, there is now only a small amount that is coming out of a firecracker.

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Continuity mistake: When the ant is about to launch his firecrackers on the suitcase, there are initially five sticks on the case, but when they are travelling through the air in the next shot, there are now six.

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Continuity mistake: When the bomb explodes from the stick of dynamite that Elmer Fudd is holding, the time on Elmer's watch is initially 11.05 but changes to 2.20 in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Elmer Fudd's pot is knocked off his head and lands next to the box of firecrackers, the position of the firecrackers change between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the ants go and pick up a box of firecrackers next to Elmer Fudd's tent, the firecrackers in the box are different to those seen in the previous shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Elmer Fudd is holding a stick of dynamite that an ant gave him, a bomb pops up and explodes, destroying his watch. The watch was not seen in any previous scenes.

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