The Witches

Plot hole: At the end of the movie, the witch's secretary returns Luke's pet mice to him even though she had no knowledge of their whereabouts or the fact that those two specific mice were his.

Plot hole: When Luke is hiding the room where the witches are having their meeting why don't they smell him right away? He doesn't get discovered until after Bruno gets into a mouse.

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Continuity mistake: The position of the hood on the baby stroller as it rolls down the cliffside hills keeps changing from fully down, to halfway up, etc. as Luke chases it.

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Grand High Witch: This stinking little carbuncle has had five hundred doses! Aha, we are having Instantaneous action.

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Trivia: In the ending for the book, the boy stays a mouse, as opposed to the movie, where he becomes human again. Roald Dahl hated the movie ending.

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Question: After having so many disappointments over the way that Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was filmed, Roald Dahl swore he would never be involved in any movie that was based on one of his books. How then was the rights to turn the novel "The Witches" into a movie acquired? Wouldn't the director have needed Roald's permission?

Answer: "The Witches" was made twenty years after "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", and in that time television adaptations had been made of "The BFG" and "Danny the Champion of the World" of which Dahl approved, so presumably he had relaxed his view of adaptations of his books - however he did hate the ending of The Witches film.

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