The Road to El Dorado

Continuity mistake: The position of the seagull changes after it dies.

Continuity mistake: When Tzekel-Kan puts the ball on the floor shouting "Play ball," the shadow of the ball is at a completely different angle than it is in the next shot of it.

Continuity mistake: In one scene the ball players are kneeling in the background while Miguel is protesting Tzekel-Kan's intention on sacrificing them. In this shot, one of them has blue feathers in their hair and one has red feathers. A few seconds later, they lift Miguel on their shoulders, and none of them have any feathers in their hair.

Continuity mistake: Miguel and Tulio are in a barrel of water when they stowaway onto the ship. So when they burst out of it, why aren't they soaking wet?

Continuity mistake: At the end, Miguel notices that Tulio's sail is stuck, so he rides his horse down a huge staircase and jumps onboard in order to save him. In the shot of him jumping on the horse for the first time, the natives are seen in the background on the same level, holding onto their ropes. Then Miguel starts riding down the staircase, and suddenly they are all the way at the bottom, by the river.

Continuity mistake: When the people of El Dorado are bowing after Miguel and Tulio 'make' the volcano stop erupting, Tzekel-kan's assistant magically appears in the hallway in front of them.

Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio are hiding in the barrels on the ship, they push the corks out so they can breath, but a second later the corks have disappeared from the ground.

Continuity mistake: When the crowd has Miguel on their shoulders, in one shot his arms are raised, but in the next they're lowered.

Continuity mistake: When the sailor unrolls the map to show Miguel an Tulio, the stone symbolizing the gods is to the left of the skull. But when Miguel is reading it and says "Look, look" the stone is directly under the skull. (00:02:20)

Continuity mistake: After Tulio tells the sailors that they have nothing to bet with one of them replies "Oh yeah, I got this" and shows them the map. When he does this, the face of the weeping woman on the map faces to the left, however later in the film when the two men use the map to identify where they are, the woman's face faces forward.

Continuity mistake: After Tulio successfully rolls a seven and wins the map, the dice are visible near the large pile of gold. Then as Tulio begins scooping it up, the pile is much smaller, and the dice are not there anymore.

Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio see the fountain shaped as a weeping woman, there are plenty of trees nearby and rocks are visible in the middle of the river. Later in the film, when Tzekel Kan surfaces at this area after falling into the whirlpool, the nearby trees are totally different, and the rocks in the river have vanished.

Continuity mistake: When Miguel is pulling the leeches off Miguel's back, the position of the leeches change between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio are lost at sea in the rowboat, a seagull lands on one of the oars and then dies. They try to get it, but a shark gets to it before them, and bites off the oar while doing so. In the following scenes, the oar is intact again.

Continuity mistake: When the two men bump into the skeletons, one of them has a sword sticking out near its head. A few minutes later, Miguel grabs the sword, and now it is much further away from the skeleton's head.

Continuity mistake: The crying face on the map changes when Tulio looks at the waterfall during "The Trail We Blaze."

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio fall off the cliff at the end of "The Trail We Blaze" and land next to the tall rock carving, Miguel is briefly knocked unconscious when he hits the ground. When he is first shown on the ground, he is lying with his head a couple of feet away from the rock. A few seconds later when Tulio kneels down to wake him up, he is lying with his back right up against the rock.

Continuity mistake: When Tulio and Miguel steal the row boat, Miguel is wearing shoes all the way up to saving the horse, then he climbs back into the boat without shoes. They magically reappear just after the shark eats the seagull, then Tulio is barefooted the whole time up until the same scene. Shortly after reaching land they're barefoot again and then the shoes reappear again when they're following the trail.

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Continuity mistake: After Miguel unintentionally kisses the skull, the cracks on the skull change between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio jump out of their rowboat yelling "It's land." you can tell there's nothing on the beach. But then they kiss the sand and a skeleton has appeared.

Continuity mistake: After the ball game, there is a cut over Miguel's eyebrow. Right after this scene, the cut has disappeared.

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Tulio: Look, change of plans. We have to grab what we can and go.
Miguel: What? Why?
Tulio: Because the High Priest is nuts.

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Trivia: Just before the Gods Speaker finds the picture of the jaguar in the book, you see a picture of someone fishing off a crescent moon: the Dreamworks logo

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