Plot Holes In Disney Movies That Aren't Really Plot Holes
There are a million reasons to love Disney movies. They are the fairy tales of our youth and the magical movies that brought to life enchanted princesses and lovable beasts. However, even classic Disney movies are not perfect. Here are some glaring Disney movie plot holes that you may have missed.
This list isn't here to destroy all the fond memories of your childhood by bringing up these Disney plot holes - it's simply intended to point out some of the Disney movie secrets that were pretty well under wraps until the laser focused eye of the Internet came about.
Most people see these films when they're young. Generally speaking, kids are not going to ask why Cinderella's glass slipper stayed glass after midnight, or why Scar didn't see to killing Simba himself to ensure the cub would never avenge his father’s death.
Film fans only ask these kinds of questions as their film IQs season with age and they begin to understand how narratives are put together in a cohesive form. Some of these plot holes are really obvious and one would think that the writers were quite aware of them, but decided to gloss over the gaping issues anyway. Other plot holes are more nit-picky and merely point out a small imperfection that most movie-goers would not consider overtly significant.
Do you know of any other plot holes in Disney movies? Let everyone know in the comments section.
Why Is Ariel Fine With Seafood?Photo: The Little Mermaid / Buena Vista Pictures
Film: The Little Mermaid
TL;DR: Ariel should probably be a little upset when seafood is served for dinner.Ariel is friends with fish when she lives under the sea, heck her best friend is a crab. However, when crab is served for dinner, she doesn't even balk at the thought of chowing down on what could be her best buddy.
- Photo: Hercules / Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
TL;DR: Hades should be aware that Hercules is not dead.For such a powerful leader, Hades doesn't bother to watch his own back. Panic and Pain tell the Lord of the Underworld that they have successfully killed Hercules. One would think that Hades (who rules the Underworld, after all) would take a look around at the dead to verify that information. He doesn't - not until almost two decades later.
- Photo: Mulan / Buena Vista Pictures
TL;DR: It's pretty obvious that Mulan is not a man.Mulan enlists in the army, a place where her femaleness should be readily apparent to anyone with eyes. What happens when she uses the bathroom or takes a shower?
- Photo: The Lion King / Buena Vista Pictures
Film: The Lion King
TL;DR: Scar should have made sure Simba was killed.Scar is an evil, but incredibly smart and power-hungry lion. After he offs Mufasa to take over the throne, the obvious thing for Scar to do would have been to make sure the king's son, and rightful heir to the throne, doesn't come back when he's all grown up - big, strong, and angry - to take what is rightfully his.
- Photo: The Little Mermaid / Buena Vista Pictures
Film: The Little Mermaid
TL;DR: Ariel signs a contract, so we know she can write. There's no reason she can't put pen to paper to explain everything to Prince Eric.The Huffington Post picked up on a Facebook post by Mary Falls that asked about this head-scratching plot hole. And even a 10-year old girl inquired about it during a Q & A session with Disney animators. "'If Ariel couldn't speak to tell the Prince who she was, why didn't she write him a letter?' The animators smiled to each other and one said, 'Next question.'"
- Photo: One Hundred and One Dalmatians / Buena Vista Distribution
Film: 101 DalmatiansTL;DR: Anita and Roger have no business with that many dogs.The main conflict in 101 Dalmatians is centered around Anita and Roger's desire to protect all 101 of their new puppies. But even for a Disney movie, it's pretty hard to accept that Roger and Anita could truly take care of that many puppies, unless they were extremely wealthy and had an enormous amount of land.