Nobody’s perfect, and everybody makes mistakes- especially on the job. But when you do your work with the knowledge that it could be scrutinized by millions of people, it’s important to make sure you can stand behind it 100%. Sometimes despite everyone’s best efforts, tiny mistakes slip through the cracks. And once you know them, they cannot be unseen. These are Screen Rant’s 10 Disney Movie Mistakes That Slipped Past You.
The Jungle Book
The live-action 2016 remake of Disney classic The Jungle Book is made of pure hollywood magic- also known as CGI. The story follows Mowgli, a young boy raised by animals in the jungle. And since we haven’t figured out how to train real animals to speak English, computer generated ones take their place. Director Jon Favreau has stated that his focus was always on the realism of the animals. And for the most part, he succeeds. But when the majority of audience members found themselves wrapped up in the action, a few began to wonder something simple: how come the raindrops don’t splash off the characters?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
It is very possible that the films in the Star Wars franchise are the most scrutinized on Earth. The space opera has an intensely loyal fanbase, but that doesn’t mean they won’t notice the plethora of continuity errors in 2015’s The Force Awakens. While a lot of the goofs are tiny and wardrobe-related, there is one instance that’s hard to overlook. In the intense interrogation scene with Kylo Ren, very visible tears roll down Rey’s face. But when the camera changes angles, they’re completely gone. If you missed it the first time around, we don’t blame you- it’s a pretty powerful moment in the film. But now that you know, keep your eyes out for it.
Octopuses are super smart, they have three hearts, and they’re one of the oldest living species on the planet. It’s no wonder why the people behind Finding Dory would want to include one in their movie. And while he’s technically the same species, Hank refers to himself as a “septapus” instead, because he only has seven arms. Except… that’s not really possible. Because another thing that makes octopuses cool is their real-life ability to regenerate lost limbs. Looks like Hank’s gonna have to find another way to stand out from the crowd.
A movie anchored in the world of video games has a lot to work with, and 2010’s Tron: Legacy has even more going for it. Being a sequel to the 1982 original, Legacy had a built-in fanbase. With original actors returning to reprise their roles, Daft Punk signed on to do the music, and 21st century graphics, the film had something for everyone… including gaming historians. As Flynn walks through an arcade that had supposedly been locked up in 1989, some eagle-eyed viewers spotted Mortal Kombat. And while that may not seem like a big deal, it’s actually a pretty glaring oversight- since that title wasn’t released until 1992. Three years after the arcade closed. Given its intense focus on gaming, we’re surprised this one slipped through the movie’s cracks.
In 2015 Disney and Pixar set out to illuminate the inner workings of a young girl’s mind, and the result is amazing. Inside Out tells the story of Riley, a kid learning to cope after her family moves to San Francisco. Thankfully, she has some very well-intentioned emotions to guide her along the way. But it wouldn’t be a Disney movie if there wasn’t some heartbreaking tension. And as two of the characters try to intervene, they find themselves in need of a shortcut. After Boing Boing incorrectly interprets the danger sign as saying “shortcut”, Joy and Sadness follow him. But at a different point in the movie, Sadness talks about having read some manuals. So, if she can read, why didn’t she say anything about the sign?