Toy Story
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Continuity mistake: After Woody tosses the string lights to Andy's toys at the window Mr. Potato Head hangs onto the end of it, but in the shot from behind Andy's toys when Woody's shaking Buzz's arm and imitating his voice, we see the outside of Sid's window and the string lights have vanished, then they reappear.

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Other mistake: It's been mentioned that Sid sets his clock for 8:25 and it goes off at 7:00. Here's some more errors for Sid's crazy clock physics. When Woody is saying "Psst" to Buzz from inside the blue plastic basket, the clock on the wall says 6:25, yet the alarm clock next to Buzz says 6:55. It goes off 5 minutes later and after Sid takes Buzz out of the room, the clock on the wall has changed to 3:10. When Woody is talking to Sid's toys a minute later, the clock now reads 10:00. The maximum amount of time that passed between the already wrong 3:10 and the 10:00 is 5 minutes. You can tell because Sid wanted to launch Buzz strapped to the rocket ASAP and Woody wanted to rescue Buzz from his current strapped-to-a-rocket state very fast. (00:56:45)

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Revealing mistake: When Woody grabs hold of Buzz and uses his "karate chop action" while they walk backwards to the open door, as Woody says, "Sorry guys, dinner's canceled," in the wideshot of all of Sid's toys pay attention to the chair and table at the right side of the screen. What we're supposed to be seeing is the swivel chair with four legs/wheels (and the red toolbox resting on the seat) that's positioned in front of the table's angled wood two-by-four legs. But we don't see that. What we do see is the swivel chair and table all blended together - the seat and legs of the chair are somehow behind both sets of table legs and the chair's backrest is in front of the table, which doesn't make any sense.

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Other mistake: At the gas station, right after Woody tells Buzz that he found a space ship, while they're talking under the motor oil display we can see Woody's reflection on Buzz's helmet, but the reflection is not backwards - note the word "oil" and Woody's badge, etc.

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Continuity mistake: While Andy's falling asleep, when Potato Head and Rex pop out of the Eggman Mover's box it has "Andy's toys" written on one side and the adjacent side is solid - no openings, but when Woody opens this box in the moving truck, there are now open handle cutouts on the two adjacent sides to where "Andy's toys" is written.

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Continuity mistake: When Buzz and Woody are attempting to enter the truck towards the end, they ride RC and grab a hold of Slinky to help pull them up. RC loses power and Slinky starts to be pulled onto the road. When he touches the floor to stop him falling he actually pushes against the flow of the road. (01:11:50)

Continuity mistake: When RC hits the notice board in Andy's room, quite a lot of thumb tacks fall off it and land beside Buzz, yet there seems to be the same amount of tacks on the board after the incident as there were before. (00:26:55)


Continuity mistake: Buzz, while pushing the tool box off of the blue basket Woody is in, stretches to about 3 times the length he normally could from that position. When he first starts pushing against the window sill with his feet, he stretches out fully a few seconds later, about half the length of Sid's desk. He continues to push the box over and says "Almost there..." before he does and we can see he still has his feet on the window sill. Most people will have to watch it for a better understanding. (00:59:37)

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Continuity mistake: When Andy's mom suggests to Andy they go out to eat at Pizza Planet and that Andy can only bring one toy, Woody picks up the magic 8 ball which was next to him and asks if Andy will pick him. If you see in the earlier shots the ball wasn't there. (00:25:50)

Continuity mistake: When Sid is setting the alarm clock, he sets it for about 8:25, when the alarm goes off the next morning, it's actually at 8:00. (00:55:42)

Continuity mistake: The match in Woody's gun holster disappears in the wide shot right before he and Buzz remember the rocket and the match, then it reappears in the closeup when he takes it out of the holster to use. (01:07:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Woody and Buzz are at the gas station and the big truck pulls in, Woody falls limp to the ground. The truck pulls over him, and stops with its tires an inch from his head. In fact, the brim of Woody's hat sticks up into the space between the two tires. In the next shot when Woody scrambles out from beneath the tires, his head is directly under the tire to our right. (00:31:40)

Continuity mistake: When the army men parachute down from upstairs, they disappear before the next scene. You see them when they land, but when the other soldiers come down they just aren't there anymore. (00:09:40)

Continuity mistake: When Buzz drops into the van through the sunroof (at the gas station) he has a dead fly stuck to his helmet shield. Woody attempts to pull it off and clean the glass, but doesn't finish the job as there is still some goo on the glass where the fly was. On the following shot the glass is completely clean. (00:30:14)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie, Andy puts Woody on RC and drives RC into a cardboard building. Later, when Woody says the coast is clear and everyone comes alive, RC is seen coming out of the closet but the last place he was left was by that box in the room. (00:02:00 - 00:03:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Andy goes to his room to get Molly, he lowers the side of her crib in order to get her out, picks her up, and walks out of the room. In the next shot of his room, the crib side is back up. (00:03:13)

Factual error: When the soldiers are asked to find out what gifts Andy is getting at his birthday party, the set out down stairs with half of a baby monitor. Well, any parent who owns one knows that there are 2 pieces to a baby monitor. One half (the larger half) is the receiving end (that takes in the noises) and a smaller half which is the transmitting part (the half that sends out the noises). The half that the soldiers take downstairs to talk through is the wrong half. They take the half that the noise comes OUT of. So, really, they should NOT be able to speak into this part - in real life, they'd hear what was happening up in Andy's room. (00:09:18)

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Continuity mistake: The blue blanket in Molly's crib repeatedly vanishes and reappears within the same scenes, such as when the batteries are put back into the baby monitor Woody shouts for everyone to return to their positions, in the overhead shot of the room the blanket's gone, but is soon back in its place.

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Revealing mistake: After the opening credits when Woody is on Andy's bed, right after Woody opens his eyes and lifts himself up, his left hand passes through his face.


Mr. Potato Head: Oh, really? I'm from Playskool.
Rex: And I'm from Mattel. Well, I'm not really from Mattel, I'm actually from a smaller company that was purchased by Mattel in a leveraged buyout.

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Trivia: The carpet design used in Sid's house is the same design used in the hotel featured in The Shining (1980). (00:48:55 - 00:50:10)

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Suggested correction: The designs are not the same, only superficially similar.

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The design is spot on. The color is just different.


So it is identical, except for how it is different?

No one said it was identical. The trivia is the pattern is the same. Color has no bearing on the trivial fact. The fact that they animated the carpet means the design was intentional. Although, it's possible they copied the design from a 70's carpet pattern that "The Shining" also used, rather than copy the design in "The Shining."


The colours are reversed but other than that they are the same.

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Question: When Woody and Buzz are at Sid's house, at one point the baby with the spider legs taps something in Morse code to Sid's other toys. Is he really tapping something in Morse code or is it just a random jumble of dots and dashes?

Answer: Baby face taps RR TOYS COME OUT. Telling the other toys to come out from hiding. Pixar stated this in their Toy Story character overview.

But why "RR"?

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