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Plot Holes In Disney Movies That Aren't Really Plot Holes

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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?

    Why Is Ariel Fine with Seafood?
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    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.
  • Why Doesn't Hades Check on Hercules's Soul?
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    Film: Hercules

    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.

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  • Why Doesn't Anyone Realize That Mulan Is a Woman?
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    Film: Mulan

    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?

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  • Why Does Scar Let Simba Live?
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    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.

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