Factual error: The picture of Eddie and Teddy on the road with dad, supposedly taken in 1906, shows a Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus poster. In 1906, the Ringling Brothers circus and the Barnum & Bailey circus were two separate circuses playing in different parts of the country. They did not combine the two shows until 1919.
Visible crew/equipment: When Roger and Eddie get in a truck and there's no key, Roger hears the voice of Benny the Cab in the back of the truck. He then slides through a little window and his love letter to Jessica pops out of his pocket. A black glove can be seen pushing this letter through the window.
Continuity mistake: When Eddie Valiant is in his office, and he examines the newspaper photo of Jessica Rabbit and Marvin Acme, the picture doesn't match the photos shown to RK Maroon earlier in the film, and neither does the original of the photo he looks at next. The photo shows an earlier, less sultry version of Jessica, in a halter-neck dress. (Jessica wears a strapless dress throughout the film). The DVD's Toontown Confidential special feature mentions that Jessica's look changed during filming, and the scene where Eddie takes down the Jessica photos and looks at the holiday photos of him and his brother was re-shot to show the new Jessica. Looks like they either missed the newspaper scene or felt that the view was so brief it wasn't necessary to change it.
Revealing mistake: Close to the film's climax, when Doom is showing off his Dip Machine, we see one of the weasels hoisting a canister of Dip up a ladder. If you look close, you can see a large wire pulling the canister up. This was seen in the VHS version and may have been corrected in the DVD, I am unsure.
Revealing mistake: When Judge Doom has transformed into his toon-self for the first time, he bounces after Eddie with yellow springs on his feet. Between when he takes off and when he lands, they show 4 different shots. In shots 2 and 3, you can see about 6 black suspension wires running into his clothes and carrying him through the air.
Revealing mistake: When Valiant came upon the ugly Jessica look-alike, and she began to chase him, the chase ends with Eddie moving the roadline towards a wall, the results of which are her crashing into it. When Eddie throws the line to the wall, you can see that the cartoon line goes a bit "into the filmed wall" and covers a part of it.
Revealing mistake: Before Benny crashes into the pole while carrying Eddie and Jessica, they show a shot in front of it of him coming towards it, and you can see the pre-cut line in the pole where it breaks in half. This is better seen on the VHS version, it is harder to see on the DVD, but it's there.
Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the weasels are chasing Roger and Hoskins and the weasel says, " I'm going to blow his head off ", look at their icon on the side of their door then quickly look to the left you can see the bumper and back end of the car that is driving the camera.
Factual error: Look carefully at the electric trolleys trundling around the streets (and that Valiant hitches a ride on). You'll see that although they have boom arms on top, which are usually hoisted up and connected to overhead powerlines, there are no overhead wires anywhere for them to be getting electricity from. [Notice in the scene when Valiant gives Dolores the check, a Red Car Trolly passes outside the window and sparks fly from the overhead wire contacts. In all of the scenes outside the bar the wires are gone].
Deliberate mistake: The window blind in Maroon's office changes to a sheet of tambour (as found in roll-top desks) just before Roger crashes through it. This was to ensure his outline remains perfectly in it, otherwise pieces would drop out which are not attached to the strings on either side.
Continuity mistake: As Eddy Valiant walks out of Maroon Cartoon studios in the beginning a hippo bumps into him, then walks away. About 7 seconds later you see the hippo sit on a bench causing the bench to collapse to one side and a man fly up. You can clearly see the rope that pulls the man up as well as the actual person holding the rope.
Continuity mistake: In Valiant' office notice the whiskey bottle to the right of Valiant. Then Roger is about to sit in his brother's chair. While Valiant is yelling at him, look right in front of him the whiskey bottle is there, but then when he sits down the bottle is back at its original spot.
Continuity mistake: After Roger springs onscreen from an underground pipeline at the Acme Factory, a steel grate is thrust high into the air, falling right in front of Judge Doom (however the shot cuts away half a second before it's supposed to hit the floor). But two shots later that same grate is seen falling from a much higher elevation again. It should have been lying on the floor at this point.
Revealing mistake: After Eddie tells Roger that his handcuff keys are missing, they leap over the bed as the Toon Patrol sirens approach. When Eddie lands on the floor, his bedsheets get disturbed by a large blast of air - most likely the backfire of a safety cushion that was hidden behind the desk to break his fall.
Revealing mistake: After Roger reads Marvin Acme's will out loud, all of the toons start jumping for joy. Meanwhile the music machine is still activated in the background, and its colorful flashing lights are being reflected on the ground near Betty Boop and Tweety at the front of the crowd. With all of the toons grouped together like they are, the machine's colorful lights should have been obscured, not reflected.
Revealing mistake: During the Toon Patrol chase, before the cab enters the alleyway there's a wide shot of the cab making a fast turn. Valiant has his head down, with his hat covering his face and his body totally motionless, opposite to what he looks like in the close-ups where he is grabbing the steering wheel, his head up and controlling the car, thus revealing that the actor was replaced by a dummy in some of the shots.
Continuity mistake: At Valiant' office notice the bottle of whiskey on the table, right before he examines the pictures of Jessica and Acme, the bottle is about almost full. But in the next scene after he finds out that Roger is there he sits down and you hear him pour himself a drink. In the next shot the bottle is almost empty and he is holding a glass that only holds about a mouthful of whiskey. How could he pour that little amount of whiskey and lose that much?
Continuity mistake: When Eddy is fighting Judge Doom, Eddy is holding a giant cartoon magnet. He then attracts Judge Doom's sword and when Eddy drops the magnet it is attracted to a steel drum. If you look at the bottom of the drum you can see two strings on the bottom of the drum as it moves towards Bob Hoskins.
Continuity mistake: Near the end in the Acme Factory, the weasels tunnel through the wall and say "Toontown is on the other side of the world, boss". Understandable because of the portal link between the two "dimensions". But while the wall they're tunneling through seems to only have about ten layers of bricks, when the Red Car crashes through it, it alternates between one layer of bricks to three and back and forth.
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Revealing mistake: When Roger takes a shot of bourbon and blows his top, it causes most of the glass objects in R.K. Maroon's office to bust into pieces. In some instances you can see an explosive charge breaking the glass - like the giant angel statue at the center of R.K.'s trophy collection.
Continuity mistake: Baby Herman opens the faucet and floods the kitchen, but 2 seconds later there is no trace of the water. Since the rest of the mess that Herman and Roger cause (scattered cutlery, broken objects and furniture) does appear at the end of the gag when toon and real world combine, some trace of water should be seen somewhere.
Other mistake: Three shots after Eddie stuffs the soap into Smart Guy's mouth, when the other four weasels notice him tumbling down the stairs, a chair can be seen flying across the room. This is impossible, because the other four weasels are together, and Smart Guy was talking with Eddie, so there was nobody to throw the chair.
Revealing mistake: The streetcar railway tracks are simply metal strips laid in the road. When Eddie jumps off the back of the streetcar's bumper, you can see that the rails are not in full contact with the road, as there are visible gaps between the rails and the road surface. What's more, the rails do not have the grooves that would be necessary for the cars' wheel flanges.
Factual error: When Eddie throws Roger into the bar's storeroom (after Roger was breaking plates on his head), there's a Lucky Strike ad poster with the slogan "Be Happy, Go Lucky." However, the Be Happy, Go Lucky ad campaign didn't start until after 1948 when BDO took over advertising, and the film is set in 1947.
Continuity mistake: When Roger goes to the Acme warehouse, he brings the gold-plated gun that was in Eddie's car after Eddie took it from RK Maroon. This is a real (not-animated) gun, and when Roger is talking to Benny before going into the warehouse, he's holding a real (non-animated) gun. After Roger bursts through the drain, the gold gun he's holding is animated.
Revealing mistake: Eddie heads into Toontown with an oversized animated gun. As he lurks into an alley, his gun is a plastic prop. During filming, Hoskins would carry the prop gun and the animated gun would be superimposed over it, but the animation wasn't applied to the gun in the alley.
Continuity mistake: When Eddie and Baby Herman are in the hallway discussing the late Marvin Acme's will, Eddie repositions the baby carriage and starts unlocking his apartment door. He then turns around to face Baby Herman, but between shots his body rotates back to its original position.
Revealing mistake: As soon as Eddie walks into the Ink & Paint Club to see Donald and Daffy on stage, a shadow of one penguin's drink tray is cast on the wall near stage left. However, the penguin's shadow isn't animated into this shot. Instead what we can see is a shadow of the pole, which was used by puppeteers to carry the tray around the club before any animation took place.
Audio problem: As Eddie walks into the bar with Roger stuffed into his coat, you can hear somebody shooting pool. But only two seconds later Eddie walks past the pool table and, here, we can see one of the patrons actually passed out and laying down on top of it. It would be impossible to shoot pool under those circumstances, which means the pool ball noises were dubbed over.
Audio problem: The first thing we can hear as Eddie walks upstairs into the bar is a rack of pool balls being broken. But two seconds later he greets his buddy Harry, and at this point we can see how all of the balls have settled and a player is lined up and prepared to take his shot at the corner pocket. It takes more than two seconds for a rack of pool balls to settle.
Continuity mistake: The driver's side windshield wiper on the Toon Patrol car moves itself to a different position as Eddie and Roger try and make a getaway near the bar. When Eddie looks for a key, only some of the wiper actually makes contact with the windshield, but one shot later the wiper has moved significantly further towards the center.
Continuity mistake: After leaving Judge Doom to be flattened by the steamroller, Eddie runs over to the dip machine and turns off the ignition. If you watch as Roger and Jessica are about to be blasted with dip, the stream of dip goes from being on their left side, to right, then back to left again between shots.
Continuity mistake: During "Somethin's Cookin'", Roger lands himself in a wall-mounted ironing board. As he emerges seconds later to a barrage of sharp utensils, notice how there's a wall outlet installed just below and to the left, but it wasn't previously there when he flew into the ironing board.
Continuity mistake: After saving Toon Town from Judge Doom, Eddie lowers the giant hook and starts untying Jessica and Roger. He throws one rope offscreen and the other just slips from the hook on its own. But in the following shot no rope can be seen on the ground directly below the hook where it should have landed.
Continuity mistake: Before Eddie drives his Plymouth into Toon Town, he breaks out Yosemite Sam's gun for the occasion and loads it with the animated bullets. The gun starts off in his right hand. But by the following shot when he gets ready to take a swig of Wild Turkey, it has instantly switched over to the other.
Continuity mistake: When Judge Doom is melting and is just about to die, the wide angle shows he's surround by a very thick cloud of yellow smoke that keeps us from seeing his face, then in the close-up it changes to a very thin smoke that allows to see his face, and then back to the wide angle and the thick smoke again.
Continuity mistake: Roger and Jessica are safe when the spray-machine breaks the brick wall. It then goes through the other side staying on the left side and moving far away from the debris. Angle on Valiant, and when back to the wall the machine has suddenly moved several feet to the right and is crossing the wall again.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Valiant leaves Maroon's office, he goes outside and closes the door behind him all the way. Then a cartoon character passes him. Notice the character opens the door by pushing on it instead of turning the knob? I thought Valiant closed it all the way.
Factual error: In the bar scene where Judge Doom is looking for Roger, there is a pinball machine that can be seen on the right side of the stairs as Roger and Eddie are running out of the bar. Electromagnetic pinball machines of this design were not around at the time of this film's setting. The pinball machine is a Gottlieb Hurdy Gurdy (1966) model.
Factual error: When Doom reaches into the cab of the Dip vehicle and starts it, it doesn't jump. It is a modified military vehicle, and it's a standard. If you try to start a standard vehicle without pressing the clutch in to disengage the gears (the weasel driver left it in gear when he died), then the vehicle would lurch forward as the engine turned over.
Add timeRobert Cotton
Factual error: The red cars are seen traveling with poles raised on both ends. The wheel at the raised end of the pole, which collects power from the wire, must always be trailing the car. Basically, streetcars going forward have the rear pole raised and front pole lowered, and vice versa. They would not be traveling at normal operating speeds with the front pole raised, as that would damage the wiring system.
Continuity mistake: The number of wood slats on Baby Herman's playpen keeps changing at the start of the film. When his mom says goodbye there are eight slats at the front, and five at the side. When he escapes the playpen there are eight at the side, and when Roger realizes the playpen's empty, there are nine at the side and seven at the front. Additionally, the characteristics of the teddy bear changes, as well as the colors of the balls on the wood slats.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Valiant is in the bar and just learned that his friend has been laid-off he takes a drink but Dolores puts her hand over it. In the next shot she has a shot glass in her hand and a bottle, but when Valiant shows her the check, both the glass and the bottle are gone.
Continuity mistake: When Eddie goes to meet Maroon with his accusations, Maroon is holding a distinctively brass colored gun. When Eddie attacks him, the gun is released by Maroon, and it instantly cuts to a shot of Eddie on top of him, an identical gun in hand. Then when they get up, Eddie tosses the gun aside. When Doom shoots Maroon through the window, Eddie dives for cover and once again the gun is amazingly in his hand.
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