17 Plot Holes In DreamWorks Movies That You May Not Have Noticed Before

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Vote up the most annoying plot holes.

DreamWorks has been one of the main studios in the world of animation for a while now, known mainly for their fantasy escapades, hard-hitting soundtracks, and numerous pop culture references. However, it (along with many other companies) has started to focus more on sequels instead of original content, leaving it easy prey for plot holes - numerous ones, in some cases. 

Below, fans on Reddit have pointed out some of the DreamWorks plot holes that they find most irritating. Vote up the ones you agree with!


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    499 VOTES

    'Trolls: World Tour' Is Supposed To Be About Respecting Other Music Genres, But EVERY Song In It Is Pop

    'Trolls: World Tour' Is Supposed To Be About Respecting Other Music Genres, But EVERY Song In It Is Pop
    Photo: Trolls: World Tour / DreamWorks Pictures

    From Redditor u/MagicJab:

    This is a movie about respecting other music genres, but nearly every song is pop. Techno is really a pop remix of Daft Punk. Hard rock is really a poppy version of a pop/rock song. Country was country pop.

    At the end, they put together some Frankenstein's monster pop mix of all the genres - but it was still pop.

    It's actually impressive that they managed to overproduce a movie about overproduced music so perfectly. It's like the perfect picture of art dying.

  • 2
    397 VOTES

    Why Does Branch Keep Changing Colors?

    Why Does Branch Keep Changing Colors?
    Photo: Trolls / DreamWorks Pictures

    From Redditor u/Frostbitejo:

    Branch is grey again in Trolls: World Tour when he was turned [back to his true] bright blue color in the end of Trolls - [his color change then is a big deal too, symbolizing his internal change].

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    580 VOTES

    Rumpelstiltskin Is Two Different People?

    Rumpelstiltskin Is Two Different People?
    Photo: Yummypizzaguy1 / Reddit

    From Redditor u/ellypsii:

    In Shrek the Third, Charming is talking to all the villains in the bar, pointing out how they've been cheated out of their "happily ever after." He turns to a small man sitting at a table and says, "And you, frumpy pigskin..." to which the man replies, "Rumpelstiltskin."

    The whole plot of the fourth movie is that Shrek makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, but the one in the 4th movie CLEARLY isn't the same as the one in the 3rd. 

  • 4
    376 VOTES

    The Croods' Relationship To Bananas Is Inconsistent

    The Croods' Relationship To Bananas Is Inconsistent
    Photo: The Croods / DreamWorks Pictures

    From Redditor u/Lunatic721:

    In Croods 2, Grug tells us that he once had a banana (presumed to be prior to having children) and it was something he thought about daily and missed. The scene also suggests that the rest of the family were unaware of what bananas were.

    However, in the Croods, we see Grug and the family using bananas to help handle the Punch Monkeys. Grug, who supposedly has desired bananas on a daily basis since his childhood, throws it on  the ground in disgust. For someone who says they've been craving bananas their whole life, this makes no sense. 

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    446 VOTES

    The Location Of The Secret Panda Village Has Been Debated For Years, But Tigress Can Suddenly Just Find It Without Explanation?

    The Location Of The Secret Panda Village Has Been Debated For Years, But Tigress Can Suddenly Just Find It Without Explanation?
    Photo: Kung Fu Panda 3 / DreamWorks Pictures

    From Redditor u/twinsfan94:

    So, there's a super secret Panda village deep in the mountains where nobody but the Pandas know the location to, and no outsiders are allowed in...

    But Tigress just shows up with zero explanation on how she got there... ok...

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    421 VOTES

    Alex Is Missing An Important Part Of His Identity

    Alex Is Missing An Important Part Of His Identity
    Photo: BattleUpSaber / Reddit

    From Redditor u/BattleUpSaber:

    [The second Madagascar movie revolves around the fact that Alex has a birthmark proving he's the son of the lion king's tribe in Africa,] but he clearly doesn't have this birthmark in the first movie.