Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Corrected entry: In an early scene Spirit is seen chasing an eagle, however horses are herbivores (plant eaters) and would have no interest chasing meat.

Correction: The eagle he is chasing is his friend. He says at the beginning of the movie he races with the eagle. He's not trying to eat it.

Corrected entry: All the horses have eyebrows in the movie, but real horses don't have eyebrows

Correction: This statement is true, but in the DVD commentary the filmmakers/animators admit to putting them on the horses so they could show expressions better.

Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the movie, there is a shot of Spirit galloping at the head of the herd. This is incorrect as the stallion never leads a wild mustang herd - the lead mare does. The stallion often remains at the back, to make sure that no one gets left behind.

Correction: Actually, the stallion doesn't run in one specific place. Most of the time, the stallion does lead the herd short distances or stays in the middle of his mares and foals.

Corrected entry: At the close up of the American flag inside the fort it has many stars missing on the left side.

Correction: At the time that this movie was taking place there were stars missing if you are comparing it to today's flag because some states had not been made states yet.

Corrected entry: When the Colonel wants to shoot Little Creek and Spirit prevents it, you can easily notice that the Colonel's gun had already been shot before Spirit hit the Colonel - if he hadn't done that, Little Creek would've survived anyway.

Correction: The Colonel's horse actually shys away from Spirit before he hits. This action causes the Colonel's arm to move and the shot goes wild.

Corrected entry: Several times, Spirit rolls his eyes, but horses can only move their eyes left-to-right, not up and down.

Correction: This is a true statement; however, if you listen to the directors' commentary with the movie, they tell you the reason for the eye rolls and eyebrows is to pesonify the characters to express emotions so that humans can understand, if the movie was in factual "equus talk," it would not make sense at all.

Corrected entry: In the scene where young Spirit had got his tongue stuck to an icicle the shot pans right, you hear him break the icicle and he moves back into the shot carrying a significantly smaller and thinner icicle.

Correction: When Spirit turns his head, we see the real lenth of the icicle.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Spirit is a foal and he is drinking the water, he is lapping it like a dog. Horses don't lap water, they drink it normally.

Correction: My horse laps up his water all the time. They do it when they are playing, or just to moisten their tongue on a hot day.

That's odd because my horses have never lapped up water. Horses do not lap up water like a dog or cat, they suck/sip it up.

You can search YouTube for videos of horses lapping or licking up water. Although it should be noted that dogs and cats lap up water in different ways.


Continuity mistake: When Spirit pretends to be dead while pulling locomotive, and they take the chains off him, he has a halter on his head. Yet two seconds later, the halter is gone.

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Spirit: Sometimes a horse has got to do what a horse has got to do.

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Trivia: The little Native American girl is based on the toddler daughter of one of the producers. The 'buh bye horsie!' and other noises come from her.

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Question: Why does the Colonel let Spirit escape at the end of the movie? I know it's meant to be a sign of respect. But why would they respect each other? In my opinion they have no reasons to have mutual respect.

Answer: You don't have to have mutual respect to do what is right or just. Letting Spirit escape was the morally right thing for the Colonel to do.

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Answer: Because the colonel saw that Spirit and Little Creek had a strong bond, and how hard Spirit had worked for his freedom.

Logically, it never should've started. All of this trouble for a single horse while there's important military duties and concerns should've never really happened. You could argue that it was to chase Little Creek, but the Colonel never regards him. It was all for Spirit.

Answer: Because he probably gave up.

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