Continuity mistake: When the elephants in the circus are making a pyramid on top of a ball, as it changes from shot to shot the colour of the blankets on their backs changes, and one of the elephants changes from grey to blue.
Revealing mistake: When the elephants are making fun of Dumbo in the train caboose, Dumbo's mother pulls a pin which causes the stall door above the other elephants to fall. When the door bounces back up, you can see that the animators forgot to draw the elephants' heads and trunks and only their bodies are visible.
Continuity mistake: At the end of "When I See an Elephant Fly," the crows laugh and tumble to the ground. In the two shots of them laughing on the ground, you can see a crow dressed in red and pink with a cigar in his mouth on the left side of the screen. This crow plus the four other crows in the shot PLUS the leader of the crows equals six crows. Throughout the rest of the sequence, there are only five crows, and the extra crow is never seen again.
Trivia: When Timothy Mouse falls into a bucket of champagne, he emerges drunk and hiccups pink bubbles, which form a "Hidden Mickey."
Trivia: The sequence with the multi-coloured elephants was based on an unused plan from Fantasia.
Ringmaster: Ladies and gentlemen! We will now present for your entertainment the most stupendous, magnificent, super-colossal spectacle! On this tiny, little, insignificant ball, we will construct for you a pyramid! Not of wood, not of stone.
Prissy: To hear him talk, you'd think he was going to do it.
Elephant Matriarch: The stuffed shirt.
Ringmaster: ...pyramid, of ponderous, pulsating, pulchritudinous pachyderms! I give you the elephants.
Elephant Matriarch: Out of my way, assassin.
Choral Effects: We work all day/We work all night/We never learned/To read or write/We're happy-hearted roustabouts!/When other folks/have gone to bed/We slave until/We're almost dead/We're happy-hearted roustabouts.
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.