The Little Cars in the Great Race

The Little Cars in the Great Race (2006)

21 mistakes

Directed by: Cristiano Valente

Genres: Animated, Short

Revealing mistake: Throughout the opening credits, the shot is shown panning through a road. The exact same distinct cracks on the road can be seen repeated over and over as the shot pans along.

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Audio problem: When Cruise is dreaming about driving through the track at the start, he is heard exclaiming, but his lips remain shut throughout the race.

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Continuity mistake: When Cruise is talking about his dream to Lugnut, Mr. V8 arrives in scene and stops in front of Cruise, mere inches away from him, but when Cruise is saying he loves race season, Mr. V8 is suddenly several feet away from Cruise.

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Revealing mistake: When Mr. V8 is wondering what is the big deal about races, Coupe begins explaining to him why. She first says, "Let me tell you" and then says, "The racers are the best." As soon as she finishes saying "Let me tell you", there is a very visible blip in the animation when she begins saying "The racers are the best", showing that the animation in the speech was incomplete.

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Revealing mistake: When Coupe says, "It's show time", the screen fades to black so it can transition to the next scene. Throughout the shot, before fading to black, Lugnut's wing mirror can be seen towards the left of frame, showing a very light greyish colour reflection. Just as the scene fades to black, an error in the animation can be noticed, where the reflection in Lugnut's wing mirror suddenly flickers to a much darker grey.

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Revealing mistake: When Cruise and Lugnut are driving home after talking with Mr. V8 and Coupe, much of the scene is a shot of the two of them talking with each other and occasionally in the scene, the shot will cut to a closer angle of the two, with the shot focusing on either Cruise or Lugnut. Whenever the shot is on the closer angle, the resolution of the animation becomes blurrier. This could be because the closer angles are merely the same shot of the two, just zoomed in more, which would cause the resolution to decrease.

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Continuity mistake: When Cruise and Lugnut are driving home on the road, there are road markings shown on the road that are about a foot long, with quite a thick paint job, but when Cruise starts to speed away from Lugnut later in the scene, the road markings are suddenly much longer, with a much thinner paint job.

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Continuity mistake: After Cruise speeds away from Lugnut, Lugnut manages to catch up with him, who is still driving at fast speed. The shot cuts to an angle with them in centre of the frame and Cruise is suddenly driving at a much slower pace.

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Plot hole: Cruise leaves Lugnut to go buy he and Coupe some seats and mere seconds after leaving, Coupe appears in the scene and talks with Lugnut. Coupe asks if he has seen Cruise, but even if Cruise had already left to go buy tickets, Coupe would have already seen him when approaching Lugnut since she only arrived seconds after he left.

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Continuity mistake: When Wrangler says to Cruise that Coupe is going to watch him train, Cruise drops the race tickets he is holding in his wing mirror and they drop directly to the ground, but in the next shot, they are suddenly under Wrangler, instead of being positioned beside Cruise.

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Other mistake: When Wrangler is first seen, he is shown autographing tickets by driving over them. There is a tyre mark shown on the tickets when he first does it, but a few minutes later, when he autographs Cruise's tickets, there's no tyre mark on the tickets, even though he used the same method. Also, when Lugnut shows the tickets to the police car at the end, the tyre marks have now appeared.

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Continuity mistake: Lugnut picks up the race tickets that Cruise drops. He is first shown lowering the hook attached to his truck to the ground, but in the next shot, the tickets are suddenly inside the hook without the tickets being picked up by the crane.

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Audio problem: When Lugnut is driving to place the bet, he is heard singing to himself, but his lips do not move.

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Revealing mistake: Lugnut is driving to place and stops to look around to see where the race betting is. When he stops, it is apparent that there was no animation used to show him stopping, but really, the animation was just paused in attempt to give the illusion that he stopped.

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Continuity mistake: When Lugnut goes to place the bet, he lifts the bag of money from the hook in his truck and moves it towards the betting window, with the bag of money still inside the hook. In the next shot, the bag of money is suddenly on the window of the betting booth, no longer in the hook.

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Character mistake: When Cruise leaves to go deliver the package to the warehouse, Coupe says to Mr. V8, "Look at Cruise go. He'd make a great racer, wouldn't he?" Coupe is visibly looking annoyed when she is saying the line, as judged by the angry facial expression she is pulling, but there is no reason for he to be annoyed nor is she talking in an annoyed manner.

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Audio problem: When Wrangler goes to sabotage the Champ's fuel supply, he approaches the gasoline tank saying, "Once the Champ knocks back a quart of this go juice, I think he'll find his get up and go, is all gone." Wrangler can be seen in the shot when he says, "Once the Champ", but his lips do not move.

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Character mistake: When Cruise goes to see if the Champ is OK, he says his boss bet all the money on the race. It was not his boss who bet the money, it was Lugnut who bet the money.

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Revealing mistake: During the final race, Wrangler is shown knocking a yellow car off the race course. A few seconds before this, there are two shots from behind Wrangler, that are just still frames. The shot does not show Wrangler driving or even moving and is completely still. The shot from behind is merely just a still image, that has been extended to last a split second. The same still frame image is also repeated two shots later.

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Continuity mistake: After Lugnut says "Pedal to the metal" and the Champ's mechanic says, "Come on, Cruise, come on", the scene cuts to Cruise and Wrangler on the race course. Wrangler is ahead of Cruise and Cruise is behind Wrangler, to his right. In the next shot, Cruise is suddenly directly behind Wrangler.

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Continuity mistake: When Wrangler drives over the nails on the road, he comes to an abrupt stop. When he stops, the tyres are still positioned in the same place, but in the next shot, the tyres are suddenly dislodged and sticking out of the car, as a way of representing he has broken down.

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