Pixar Animation Studios is the most successful
computer animated movie studio on the planet. A subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, Pixar
has produced sixteen feature films to date – pretty much all of which have been universally
acclaimed – and there are another five planned over the course of the next three years.Pixar
can hardly put a foot wrong, and their movies have won countless awards – including multiple
Oscars. Their movies genuinely stand up to some of the best non-animated offerings of
all time, but they are by no means flawless. Like any other movies, they contain mistakes
– some of which are pretty damn hard to spot – and that’s what this video’s going to be
about.Here are ten shocking Pixar movie mistakes you definitely missed.
Inside Out The brilliant and unique Inside Out is set
inside the mind of a young girl called Riley Andersen, where five personified versions
of her emotions attempt to successfully navigate her through life. Right at the start of the
movie, when Riley has just been born – in a scene that was used for one of the movie’s
many TV spots – her mother can clearly be seen to be wearing glasses, but when her mother
becomes visible from Riley’s own point of view, she suddenly isnt wearing any – and
there’s really no way she could have removed them in the time between the scenes.
Ratatouille In Ratatouille, there is a scene in which
food critic Anton Ego makes a negative remark about Chef August Gusteau, comparing him to
Chef Boyardee as an insult. However, although Chef Boyardee as a brand is known for its
pre-made canned pasta, the fact is that the real Chef Boyardee – whose real name was Ettore
Boiardi – was a top class, world famous chef. He was known for being the head chef at the
Plaza Hotel in New York City, and he even catered for president Woodrow Wilson’s wedding
in 1915. To use a comparison to him as an insult really makes no sense whatsoever.
The Good Dinosaur The Good Dinosaur takes place on a fictional
Earth in which dinosaurs never became extinct, so we can’t pick out the usual dinosaur movie
mistakes, like how they shouldn’t be co-existing with humans or certain animals, but there
certainly are plenty of others. One example is when Spot, the young caveboy, finds four
other humanlike creatures and approaches them. Arlo, the young Apatosaurus and the movie’s
main character, is shown using his nose to draw a circle around them in a close-up shot.
However, it is clearly shown in other shots that he is standing much too far away from
them to be doing it. Monsters, Inc.
In Monsters, Inc., when the main character Sulley – voiced by John Goodman – runs into
the locker room to shove the toys from Boo’s room into a locker, it is clearly locker number
193 that he is seen putting them into and slamming with both hands. However, when the
camera angle changes, the locker his hands come away from is, bizarrely, number 190,
even though his hands absolutely didn’t move from one locker to another in between the
two shots. Cars
Cars follows the adventures of a number of anthropomorphic cars and vehicles – including
a stock car called Lightning McQueen, voiced by the hilarious Owen Wilson. After Lightning
catches up with a truck he thought was his buddy Mack, he turns left at a junction from
what is clearly an asphalt road. However, while the turn is actually taking place, the
shot seems to show the road as being made from gravel or dirt. Apparently, a miraculous
transmutation occurred within a split second of the camera angle changing.
Brave Set in the Highlands of Scotland in Great
Britain, Brave tells the story of a princess named Merida – voiced by Kelly Macdonald – who
defies an age-old custom by expressing a desire not to be betrothed. In one particular scene
in the movie, when her family are eating dinner, there’s a blatant factual error occurring.
They’re all munching down on potatoes, which wouldn’t have actually been possible. The
movie is set in or around the 11th century – in medieval times – and potatoes simply
weren’t introduced to Scotland, or anywhere else in Great Britain for that matter, until
around 500 years later. Up
There is a scene in Up in which the young version of Carl Fredricksen breaks his arm
and an ambulance inevitably turns up to take him to the hospital. This was when Carl was
8 years of age, which would have been in the 1930s. Back then, ambulance sirens were mechanical,
but the siren that sounds in the movie is a modern electrical siren, which wasn’t actually
invented by Motorola employees Ronald H. Chapman and Charles W. Stephens until 1965, around
thirty years after that scene would have taken place.
Toy Story 3 In the opening sequence of Toy Story 3, we
see Mr. Potato Head in his “One-Eyed Bart” persona – One-Eyed Bart being a nefarious
bandit character that Andy often portrays Mr. Potato Head as. Seconds later, Andy’s
mother walks into his room with a video camera, and Andy even refers to the character as “Bart”
while making Woody arrest him. The problem is, when Andy shows Mr. Potato Head to the
camera, he clearly and miraculously has two eyes. Not only did the second eye appear out
of nowhere, it also makes no sense that Andy would be calling him by the name of a character
who’s only supposed to have one eye. The Incredibles
In The Incredibles, there is a clipping from a newspaper shown of an article that criticises
and condems superheroes. Under the headline “Super Menace To Society”, there is a paragraph
with a mistake that can only be put down to someone who worked on the movie mishearing
their instructions. The term “innocent bystanders” is actually misprinted as “innocent by standards”,
which really makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo – a wonderful movie in which the titular clownfish goes missing – is explicitly
set just off the coast of Australia, which means that one character in the movie really
shouldn’t be in it. That character is Nigel – a brown pelican voiced by Geoffrey Rush.
The problem with Nigel is that brown pelicans – Pelecanus occidentalis, to get all technical
on you – don’t exist in Australia. The only pelicans there are Australian pelicans, otherwise
known as Pelecanus conspicillatus. Brown pelicans are only found in the Americas and if, somehow,
one of them found its way to Australia – which is incredibly unlikely, if not absolutely
impossible – then it would undoubtedly be caught and destroyed, thanks to Australia’s
extremely strict quarantine laws. Thanks for watching our list of 10 shocking
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