Continuity mistake: When the house first becomes detaches from its foundation and becomes airborne, Russell is nowhere to be seen, although every angle of the house is shown, including underneath, the front porch and the back porch. He knocks on the door and tells Carl he chased a "snipe" under the porch - but he cannot be seen after liftoff and prior to knocking. The same thing happens near the end, when Dug claims to have hidden under the porch.MovieFan612
Continuity mistake: When Mr. Carl notices his mail he holds the stick in his left hand and reaches near the mailbox. He places the walking stick to his left, the next shot after he picks up the mail and comes back, the stick is not found, but in the next shot it's found to Mr. Carl's right side when he speaks to the man in black suit.waseemisitu
Other mistake: After Carl and Russell meet with Cumulonimbus cloud Carl takes a nap and we find that Russell wakes him up, after that we see that Carl goes and peeps out of the window he places his walking stick near to him and facing him, the next to next shot we see that its moved and is facing opposite to him.even though the camera is moved a bit its not possible for the stick to rotate so much and moved.waseemisitu
Other mistake: Shortly after the house takes off for the first time, in a scene where part of the city can be seen that includes various buildings and houses, the shadow of Carl's house and the balloons can be seen on the ground. At first glance it looks OK, but the angle of the shadows of objects on the ground is completely different from the shadow projected by the house. The buildings on the ground are projecting a shadow to the left, indicating that the sun is low to the right. However Carl's house shadow indicates a light source from behind the camera which is about perpendicular to the shadows on the ground. To be technically correct in this shot, all shadows must point away from the camera and the sun should be located behind the camera if the house's shadow is to be seen in the shot.Numlock
Continuity mistake: When Ellie first shows Carl her Adventure Book, page 1 is a map of South America, page 2 is the library-book picture of the falls, and page 3 is the page marked Stuff I'm Going to Do. In the next shot, we see five pages precede the Stuff I'm Going to Do page.
Continuity mistake: When the house first lifts off, the bottom step of the front porch becomes detached at one end and sags. In the next shot when the house brushes the top of the transport van, the step is undamaged and isn't sagging.
Continuity mistake: After being tied up and rescued by Carl, Russell falls backwards off the front porch and is saved by the garden hose. In the first shot, Russell is standing on the nozzle hanging on, but when he is dragged across the windshield of the blimp, he is hanging on with his hands. The next shot in which we see him, he is back in a standing position. (01:19:20 - 01:19:50)
Continuity mistake: The fence gate on Carl's house has some continuity issues. When we see him arriving home after Ellie's funeral, the gate is open toward the inside. The width of the opening looks to be fairly large, around 46 inches based on the total approximate widths of the planks on the house porch which is shown the same width as the gate opening (10 planks at least 4 inches wide and one plank at least 6 inches wide). The next day when Carl gets the mail, the gate opens toward the street and stops at the post - can't be opened to the inside. When the construction worker finishes his interaction with Carl, we see the complete gate and it is much narrower than the funeral shot. It now has only 4 planks which look about 6 or 8 inches wide, so the width is about a foot less than the night before.
Continuity mistake: In the scene were Russell finds the lever to operate the house direction, he moves it first towards right, then to its left and again to its right and finally leaves it in the center and goes towards the window. But in the next shot, it's found positioning to its right.waseemisitu
Trivia: Jordan Nagai, who eventually got the part of Russell, showed up to an audition with his brother, who was actually the one auditioning. However, the director realized Nagai behaved and spoke non-stop like Russell and chose him for the part. A similar situation happened with the casting of Short Round for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, whereby Jonathan Ke Quan was cast when it was actually his brother auditioning for the part.Jedd Jong
Join the mailing list
Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.