Disney has brought us so much joy with their wonderful animated films. They’ve made us laugh, they’ve made us cry (I’m looking at you, Lion King!), and they’ve spawned some unforgettable songs that we’ve replayed more times than we can count (Let it gooooo, let it goooooo!). But when you love something as much as we love our Disney movies, you can’t help but rewatch it. And after two, three, or twenty times, you start to notice some small flaws. Well, I say ‘small’, but they are some pretty big plot holes. Someone once said that if you don’t notice a plot hole during the first viewing of the film, then it isn’t really problem. But once pointed out, they cannot be unseen. Here are some plot holes, courtesy of Diply, that perhaps you haven’t noticed in some of Disney’s most popular movies.
1. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Charlotte didn’t turn into a frog after kissing Naveen. It was after midnight, so her father wasn’t the Mardi Gras King anymore and she was no longer a princess. How?
2. Tangled (2010)
When Rapunzel chopped a lock of hair, the lock changed color from blond to brown. But when she cut her hair at the end of the film, it turned completely brown, even if it was still attached to her hair. Shouldn’t it have stayed blond?
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3. Mulan (1998)
Mulan was sent packing from the army because she couldn’t keep up with the lads. If they could afford to release an able-bodied person from duty for clumsiness, then wouldn’t they have let her elderly father off the hook as well? Why did Mulan have to sign up for the army at all?
4. Hercules (1997)
Hades is the lord of the dead. Dealing with dead people and knowing who is dead and who isn’t is in his job description. So how the hell did he not realize for decades that Hercules wasn’t dead?
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5. Cinderella (1950)
Hmm, where to begin? The glass slipper, of course. Why didn’t it vanish with the rest of the outfit at the stroke of midnight, and how did it fall off in the first place when it was supposed to fit perfectly? How is it that in the whole kingdom there is only one girl whose feet were just the correct size to fit those shoes? And what is the Prince’s name?
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6. Toy Story (1995)
Buzz Lightyear doesn’t believe that he is a toy. So why does he freeze just like the other toys when there is a human nearby? This has been the subject of many debates and countless theories have developed around it.
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7. 101 Dalmatians (1996)
How can one family afford to keep 101 Dalmatians? That is a lot of dogs! Did Roger and Anita go bankrupt at some point because of it?
8. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Why are the dwarves still living in a small hut when they are constantly mining diamonds? Shouldn’t they be really, really rich?
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9. Aladdin (1992)
Jafar can use his staff to mind control people. So, why does he need the Genie, when his staff could’ve easily allowed him to take full control of Agrabah?
10. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Diablo the raven is Maleficent’s constant companion. He found Aurora almost immediately, after sixteen years during which all of Maleficent’s goons failed to complete this task. Why didn’t she send him out sooner?
Source: Disney Wiki
11. Frozen (2013)
Hans was left in charge of the castle once Anna ran off in search of Elsa. He seemed to be a pretty good leader. Why did the villagers applaud when Anna punched him, when they didn’t know he really was a bad guy?
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12. Frozen (again)
In most Disney movies, they usually give a detailed explanation of how something magical happens, but not in Frozen. Where did Elsa get her super powers? Who knows? Maybe she really is one of the X-Men…
Source: The Daily Beast
13. Toy Story 2 (1999)
Woody is a rare collector’s item manufactured in the 1950s. That makes him over 40 years old. So why doesn’t he remember where he came from and his previous owners? Andy can’t have been the first!
14. The Little Mermaid (1989)
The fact that Ariel can read and write is obvious since she was perfectly able to sign Ursula’s contract. Then why didn’t she tell Eric who she was by writing?
15. Aladdin (again)
The genie’s magic seems to be a bit inconsistent. How come when he converted Aladdin into a prince he only gave him a makeover, but when he made Jafar the sultan, the entire kingdom was turned upside-down?
16. Lion King (1994)
Scar committed the ultimate treason in murdering his own brother to ascend to the throne. But why did he stop there when he could’ve gotten rid of Simba as well? Why did he let him live?