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
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