Ridiculous Moments When Disney Movies Didn’t Make Any Sense

For many people around the world, Disney films and cartoons have played a big part in their lives. The vast majority are family-friendly films that aren’t just entertaining, but also explore deep themes that apply to both adults and children. Although these films are held close to the hearts of many, that doesn’t mean they are free of error. Almost all of the movies contain unexplainable plot holes that most people tend to overlook. So, prepare to have your childhood ruined because these are the times when Disney films didn’t make any sense.

Cinderella Had An Incredibly Rare Shoe Size

Putting on the glass slipper
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Walt Disney Pictures

Cinderella is the ultimate rags to riches story about a young servant girl living with her cruel stepmother and stepsisters who ends up marrying the prince of a kingdom after her shoe fits into the glass slipper she lost at the ball.

While this is all very heartwarming, one question remains. How is Cinderella the only woman in the entire kingdom with her particular shoe size? With all of the other women at the ball, at least one of them should have been able to fit in the glass slipper.

Ariel’s Hair Is Never Wet Despite Being A Mermaid

Ariel with friends
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Walt Disney Pictures

Released in 1989, The Little Mermaid was a smashing success and paved the road for what is known as the Disney Renaissance. It follows a mermaid princess named Ariel who is fascinated by human culture and falls in love with a man named Prince Eric. She becomes a human to be with him.

Amazingly, even though she’s underwater for the majority of the movie, her hair never seems to get wet. Even when she goes to the surface, it remains exactly the way it was when she was underwater.

Goofy’s Pet Is All Kinds Of Messed Up

Goofy and Pluto
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Imgur/Foderking

One of Disney’s most iconic characters is Mickey Mouse, who was the start of the Disney franchise. Mickey lives in a cartoon world along with his girlfriend Minnie, and friends Daffy, Donald, Goofy, and Goofy’s dog, Pluto.

However, something that a lot of people pass over is how Goofy is a dog who also has a pet that’s a dog. Does that mean that some of the dogs in Mickey’s world are fortunate enough to be citizens, and the others are doomed to be pets? If so, that’s seriously messed up.

Nobody Looked Very Hard For Rapunzel

Rapunzel and Flynn
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Walt Disney Pictures

In 2009’s Tangled, Princess Rapunzel is stolen from her parents by the evil Mother Gothel. In honor of their missing child, her parents throw a festival for her on her birthday in the hopes that their daughter will be found. Mother Gothel keeps Rapunzel in a tower until Flynn eventually finds her.

Strangely, it seems that in all the time that Rapunzel was missing, nobody investigated the isolated tower that wasn’t exactly hidden. Furthermore, it’s odd that Rapunzel never realized she might be the princess when she was obsessed with the festival that happened to fall on her birthday every year.

The Humans Are Oblivious In Toy Story

Woody and Buzz
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Walt Disney Pictures

It seems completely unlikely that no humans in the Toy Story universe realize that their toys can come to life. When a human enters the room, and the toys all drop to the ground, they never even go back to the place where they were last. This would be suspicious to most people.

In Toy Story 2, a group of toys even escapes from a store, and there’s no mention of them missing or video surveillance of a bunch of the toys in action. Also, considering how often they’re outside, you would think at least one person would have spotted them.

Mulan Went Undetected For An Incredibly Long Time

Mulan and Mushu
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Walt Disney Pictures

Disney’s animated Mulan is based on the medieval Chinese folktale about Hua Mulan, who disguised herself as a man to fight for her country. Although Disney made some changes, the overall premise remained the same.

While her skills as a soldier help convince others that she’s a man, it seems utterly unrealistic that nobody wouldn’t have noticed any of her female characteristics. It’s extra impressive considering she’s around men 24/7.

Hoods Solve All Problems In Aladdin

Aladdin and Jasmine
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Walt Disney Films

When Princess Jasmine of Agrabah first meets Aladdin, it’s because she was sneaking out of the castle disguised as a common girl. This allows for the two to interact without class becoming an issue. While the plan seems to work, it seems a bit ridiculous that it does. All that Jasmine does is put on a cloak with a hood.

She doesn’t even take her fancy earrings off! Surely, the commoners know who their princess is, and the guards have no idea who she is until she takes off her hood. It seems a bit convenient.

There Was No Issue With Yzma Usurping Kuzco’s Throne

Yzma
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Walt Disney Pictures

Although The Emperor’s New Groove may not have been as groundbreaking as some of Disney’s previous releases, it’s still a classic. It tells the story of an immature Emperor Kuzco, who is turned into a llama by his advisor Yzma after he fires her. Yzma then goes on to claim the throne for herself.

Yet, after Yzma seizes control, nobody seems to question her rise to power or what even happened to the former emperor. Considering that Yzma is arguably an even more unlikeable character that Kuzco, you would think someone would question that the emperor is missing.

Questionable Parenting Decisions In Frozen

Elsa and Anna
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Walt Disney Pictures

At the beginning of the film, Elsa’s powerful ice powers prove to be dangerous when she almost accidentally kills her younger sister Anna. To make sure that this never happens again, Elsa’s parents decide that the best plan of action is to lock the two sisters away within the castle and close the gates on their subjects.

We understand that they didn’t want anyone else to get hurt, but locking your daughter away and refusing her contact with the outside world sounds a lot like child abuse to us.

Tarzan’s Mysterious Accent

Tarzan and Jane
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Walt Disney Pictures

While Tarzan is about a baby being raised by a family of apes until he is an adult, it’s also about his encounter with an Englishman and his daughter Jane, who Tarzan befriends after he saves her life. Although Tarzan does not know English at first, Jane helps him learn throughout the film.

However, when Tarzan eventually does speak, he has an apparent American accent even though he had never heard one before. Tarzan should have an English accent, if anything, considering that his teacher is from England.

Lilo Was Under Very Little Supervision

Lilo and Stitch on bike
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Walt Disney Pictures

In Lilo & Stitch, Lilo is a young girl who is under the threat of being taken away from the custody of her older sister, Nani. Regardless, Lilo is given more independence than most small children should ever have as she is seen wandering the streets by herself, spending hours alone, all until she meets an alien that she befriends.

Even though it must be hard parenting your younger sibling, you might want to be a little more cautious, especially when social services are looking over your shoulder.

How Did Belle Get Beast Back To The Castle After His Fight With The Wolves?

Beast protecting Belle
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Walt Disney Pictures

One of the most significant moments in the development of Belle and the Beast’s relationship is when he saves her and her horse from a pack of wild wolves after Belle flees the castle. Beast manages to successfully scare the wolves away, although he is severely wounded and faints in the snow shortly after.

We then see Belle guiding her gorse back to the castle with Beast slung over the horse. How did Belle possibly manage to get him on the horse? He had passed out, and he is so much bigger than her; it’s doubtful she would have been able to move him even inches.

Roger And Anita’s Mysterious Fortune

Dogs watching TV
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Walt Disney Pictures

Although not many people may have noticed, Roger and Anita in 101 Dalmatians had a suspicious amount of money considering the house that they lived in or that they owned over 100 dogs.

But how were they able to afford all of this? Roger worked as a struggling songwriter, and we never actually learn what Anita does for a living. It doesn’t seem possible that a couple in this financial situation would ever dream of owning such a large house or taking care of so many dogs.

Charlotte Kisses The Frog Without Any Consequences

Charlotte kissing a frog
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Walt Disney Pictures

In 2009’s The Princess and the Frog, it is revealed that that the only way for Prince Naveen and Tiana can return to their human form is for a princess to kiss the prince before midnight. So, in the end, Charlotte agrees to kiss the frog prince but ends up doing it after the clock had already struck midnight.

This means that she was no longer the Princess of Mardi Gras, and Naveen and Tiana were stuck as frogs. One would think that Charlotte would have turned into a frog, much like Tiana, but for some reason, she got away without any repercussions.

John Smith And Pocahontas Understand Each Other Without A Problem

Pocahontas and John Smith
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Walt Disney Pictures

Pocahontas tells the story of John Smith, an English settler part of the Virginia Company, who falls in love with a Native American named Pocahontas, the princess of the Powhatan people.

While their love story may be both romantic and groundbreaking, there are a few potholes that are hard to overlook, with the biggest one being how the two can understand each other. Neither had ever experienced the other’s culture, so it makes little sense that they would be able to communicate, let alone speak to each other.

The Beast Looks Awfully Old To Be An Eleven-Year-Old

Portrait of Beast as a man
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Walt Disney Pictures

Beauty and the Beast follows the relationship between the girl Belle and the Beast, a selfish French prince who was put under a curse. Unless he finds his true love by his 21st birthday, he is condemned to live as the Beast forever.

Although there are several hints of the Beast’s former life as human, one that stands out is the self-portrait of him in the castle. The Beast has been under the curse for ten years at this point, which means he would have been at most eleven when the portrait was painted. However, the picture is clearly of a young man, not a child.

Maleficent Curses Princess Aurora Because She Felt Insulted

Maleficent and her bird
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Walt Disney Pictures

The premise of Sleeping Beauty involves the evil Maleficent, who curses Princess Aurora to die at the young age of sixteen. To prevent this, her parents hide her away in a castle, and with the help of some fairies, weaken the curse so that instead of dying, she will fall asleep until she is woken up by true love’s first kiss.

However, all of this could have been avoided if her parents had just invited Maleficent to Princess Aurora’s christening. The only reason she placed a curse on her was that she was offended she didn’t receive an invitation. So, the moral of the story is to always invite the people who have the power to perform curses, even if you don’t want to.

Ariel Had No Problem Eating Seafood

Ariel and Eric eating dinner
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Walt Disney Pictures

In the Little Mermaid, Eric’s chef comes out with platters of seafood for Eric, Ariel, and Eric’s grandfather’s dinners. When it’s revealed to be seafood, however, Ariel shows little concern except for her crab friend, Sebastian, who is alive under one of the platters.

Considering that almost all of Ariel’s friends are creatures from the sea, you would expect her to be a little bit more shocked when she learns that’s what humans eat regularly. Guess it takes more than eating seafood to wrest her away from Eric.

Buzz Lightyear Had An Identity Crisis

Buzz Lightyear
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Walt Disney Pictures

Because Toy Story is such a beloved film, many people are willing to look past any issues that the film might have. One of the less-discussed hiccups in the movie is Buzz Lightyear’s identity crisis.

When Buzz is first introduced, he’s convinced that he’s a real Space Ranger and not a toy like Woody tries to explain. Yet, even though he’s convinced that he’s not a toy, he still acts like a toy when he freezes in the presence of humans. If he didn’t think that he was a toy, why would he act like one?

Nobody Thought Twice About A Puppet Walking Around

Pinocchio with an apple
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Walt Disney Pictures

Released in 1940, Pinocchio tells the story of a wooden puppet who is brought to life by a fairy who promises to turn him into a real boy as long as he remains “brave, truthful, and unselfish”.

Before he ever becomes a real boy, he spends the majority of the movie as a living puppet, yet nobody seems to notice or care. It’s almost like puppets walking around with noses that grow when they lie is a common part of everyday life in Pinocchio’s world.