Sleeping Beauty

Factual error: Maleficent states that Princess Aurora will prick her finger on a spindle - the part of a spinning wheel that holds the bobbin. Spindles aren't sharp; what Aurora actually pricks her finger on is the distaff, which is used to hold the fiber before it is spun.

Factual error: Phillip cuts through the thorny mess on his way to the castle by swinging his sword from side to side. He and his mount then advance without harm through the overgrowth. Cutting to the left and right would not clear the path directly in front of them.


Other mistake: When the three fairies are cleaning up the cottage, Merriwether has the broom magically sweep all the dust into a pile, then she makes the pile disappear. Right after it does so, the picture is stuck in a freeze-frame for about half a second.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where the two kings are fighting, one of them pulls a swordfish from the table and after they calm down sticks the fish in his belt. In the next shot the fish has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When Flora is dressed as a peasant woman, the laces on her bodice change, sometimes the lace goes from top left to bottom right, others it's top right to bottom left.

Continuity mistake: During the forest cottages' dressmaking sequence in the middle of the film, watch the backgrounds carefully. You will see backgrounds change themselves from one scene to the next (doorhandles disappear and reappear, plates reposition themselves on shelves, flowers mysteriously regroup themselves).

Other mistake: Aurora is celebrating her sixteenth birthday but there are only 14 candles on her birthday cake.

Continuity mistake: While Phillip is imprisoned, Maleficent tells him that Aurora is sleeping. When we see her asleep, a thick strand of hair appears on her bosom in the close-up.


Continuity mistake: While Maleficent is in her throne room filled with her henchmen in the Forbidden Mountains, she's wearing her large ring on the index finger of her right hand, but in some shots, that ring is either on her left hand or has vanished altogether. (00:16:00)

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Continuity mistake: Anytime the eye colors of the fairies are shown, Fauna's are very obviously brown. However, when the fairies are with Aurora after the curse takes place, a close-up of Fauna holding a handkerchief shows her with blue eyes.

Continuity mistake: While making the dress, when Flora and Merryweather fight over its colour, the bowl behind Merry keeps swapping between having food or not between shots.


Continuity mistake: When Merryweather goes to fetch the wands the floor is scattered with pieces of fabric. When she comes back it's spotless, then when she commands the broom, mop and bucket to clean the place the pieces reappear though not as they were in the first shot.


Continuity mistake: When the owl and animals arrive dressed as the prince and Aurora stands up, her shroud and basket disappear.


Continuity mistake: When Maleficent shows up her scepter's handle is either green, orange or brown depending on the shot. Throughout the movie this happens again a couple of times. If the change were due to the colour of the ball on top, the light should also be casting on her clothes and skin.


Continuity mistake: When the fairies approach the cradle, Fauna puts her right hand on the center part, but a shot later she has moved several centimetres to the left and her hand is away.


Continuity mistake: Flora is showing the fairies what changes to make on the dress, but when she points at the book and says "if you change it here" her right finger is missing the book and points at the table. When the shot changes the animation is fixed and her hand is now pointing correctly.


Continuity mistake: When the movie begins and everyone comes to see Aurora, the ornaments carved on the side of her cradle change between shots: first it's triangles; then the boy arrives and it's leaves; and when the fairies approach there are none. Later on the leaves reappear.


Fauna: Now, yeast, one tsp. Tsp?
Merryweather: One teaspoon.
Fauna: One teaspoon, of course.

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Trivia: Look carefully at Merryweather's biscuit at the beginning of the movie. It's one of the many Mickey Mouse shapes that appear throughout the film.

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Answer: Her raven's name is Diablo.


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