Obviously when you watch any animated Disney movie, you have to shut your brain off. Right? Fish can’t talk. Mermaids aren’t real. Toys don’t come alive when you leave. But, they’re still great movies. Aside from all that, someone at Digital Spy (who has more time than you and me) came up with some pretty big plot holes in the scripts.
Here are 6:
1. “The Little Mermaid” – where Ariel apparently forgets how to write. As we know, she can’t TALK to Prince Eric because of the deal she struck to give up her voice, but why doesn’t she just pass him a note? I mean, we learned she can read and write when she signed Ursula’s contract in the first place. *GASP* And, why was Ariel okay with Eric eating a crab? Her BFF is a CRAB!!
2. “Beauty and the Beast” – has a timeline issue where Beast’s age is unclear. We learn that when he was a HUMAN prince, he was around 11 when the witch put the curse on him. We learn that the last petal on the enchanted rose will fall on his 21st birthday, and he’s been under the spell for about 10 years. But in the portrait of him pre-Beast, he doesn’t look like an 11-year-old boy, but rather like he’s in his 20s.
3. “Cinderella” – where the slipper breaks the rules. Why didn’t the glass slippers disappear like everything else after midnight? Both of them conveniently remained intact. Also, why did one of the slippers fall off if they’re supposed to fit perfectly? And is there really only one girl in the whole village who has her shoe size?
4. “Toy Story” – The question has been raised, what is his past? In Toy Story 2″ we find out he was actually a rare collector’s item from a 1950s children’s TV show, “Woody’s Roundup.” So, how did he come to be a child’s toy in the 90s? Woody never mentions any previous owners.
5. “Aladdin” – Is he or isn’t he a prince? Although Aladdin had already been given the status of ‘Prince’ by the Genie in order to marry Jasmine, everyone seems to have forgotten that he’s no longer a “street rat” at the end of the movie. Does this mean the Genie didn’t actually make him a REAL Prince and just made him LOOK like one? Or did Jafar’s meddling somehow undo all of that? Regardless, before Jasmine’s dad decided to change his mind and the rules. Aladdin should just have given the lamp to Jasmine and then she could’ve wished him to be a Prince. Plus, had two other wishes to blow.
6. “The Lion King” – Why didn’t Scar just kill Simba to begin with? Why go to the trouble of having a stampede do it when he was obviously totally okay with killing Mufasa?