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20th Mar '17 10:50:08 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** He was going to, but when he saw that they were literally dragging an entire house along behind them, he presumed that someone wouldn't have go to such lengths to fool him and try to "steal" his bird, so he deemed they were innocent enough to ''not'' have to be torn apart by his dogs. It wasn't until Russel mentioned Kevin later that he changed his mind.

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** He was going to, but It's implied that he only murdered people he had reason to believe were after the bird - when he saw that they Carl and Russel were literally dragging an entire house along behind them, he presumed decided that someone wouldn't have go no one would've gone to such lengths just to try and fool him him, and try to "steal" his bird, so he deemed that they were innocent enough to ''not'' have to be torn apart by his dogs. trusted. It wasn't until Russel mentioned Kevin later on that he changed his mind.
mind, and it's possible (as suggested on the NightmareFuel page) that similar circumstances were what befell his other victims, to whom he was initially trusting, until a perfectly innocent comment or remark sent him over the edge.
20th Mar '17 10:44:45 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** He was going to, but when he saw that they were literally dragging an entire house along behind them, he presumed that someone wouldn't have go to such lengths to fool him and try to "steal" his bird, so he deemed they were innocent enough to ''not'' have to be torn apart by his dogs. It wasn't until Russel mentioned Kevin later that he changed his mind.

* If Carl was caught pouring prune juice into the gas tank of the head of construction around his house, why didn't the construction company press charges? Pouring foreign fluids into a car's gas tank can do a lot of damage to it.
15th Mar '17 5:57:07 PM evilwillhunting
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** I think it was kind of a rallying cry, as Russell and him were now a team (as opposed to a reluctant guardian and tagalong) facing grave danger.

* If Muntz was so off his nut and paranoid at this point, why did he spare Carl and Russell in the beginning? Since it is implied he murdered anyone else who stumbled upon his cove, why didn't he just wait in the shadows and watch the dogs rip them apart?
11th Mar '17 12:34:59 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* Was there anything significant to Carl using the "Caw-caw! Rawr!" call to get Russel's attention as he was climbing the outside of the blimp during the climax? I always thought it was meant as sort of like "Russel! Pick up the slack, take out those planes, and get me some help over here!", but I couldn't help but wonder whether there was something else to it that I missed.
11th Mar '17 12:06:44 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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*** This seems improbable - through him asking "What do I do now, Ellie?", the film implies that it was something he hadn't come up with until the night before, and the officer who brought him home told him the folks from the retirement home would be there to pick him up the next morning.
22nd Feb '17 9:52:28 PM lorgskyegon
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*** Adoption agencies have limited budgets themselves and a duty to the children in their care. They want to make sure the prospective parents are actually able to take care of the kids without needing help from others.
29th Nov '16 6:34:03 PM LBHills
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*** "Hello, is this the FAA? Yes, the ''Spirit of Adventure'' is moored at our ice cream shop!... ''Spirit of Adventure?'' Charles Muntz flew it to South America around 1940 and was never seen again, but an old man and a Wilderness Explorer just flew it up to our ice cream... hello? Hello?"
6th Nov '16 12:20:51 PM nombretomado
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** Given that they both had to work, and were using loose change to save up for Paradise Falls, and they had to keep breaking into their Paradise Falls fund to pay for stuff, it seems that they were very probably dirt poor. Thus, as the above troper noted, their honeymoon was repairing the house. Actually (although maybe it was because I had seen this the day before), it reminded me of ItsAWonderfulLife more than anything, because the exact same thing happens.

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** Given that they both had to work, and were using loose change to save up for Paradise Falls, and they had to keep breaking into their Paradise Falls fund to pay for stuff, it seems that they were very probably dirt poor. Thus, as the above troper noted, their honeymoon was repairing the house. Actually (although maybe it was because I had seen this the day before), it reminded me of ItsAWonderfulLife ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' more than anything, because the exact same thing happens.
31st Oct '16 5:14:15 AM E1craZ4life
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*** After thinking about it for a bit, this is what I've come up with: Russell's parents are divorced because his father cheated on his mother. In the divorce his mom got custody, but Russell goes to live with his dad on the weekends. The time spent in South America was when he was supposed to be with his father, but his father didn't even notice he left to get a Wilderness Explores badge and never came back.//
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Which would make his a terrible father.

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*** After thinking about it for a bit, this is what I've come up with: Russell's parents are divorced because his father cheated on his mother. In the divorce his mom got custody, but Russell goes to live with his dad on the weekends. The time spent in South America was when he was supposed to be with his father, but his father didn't even notice he left to get a Wilderness Explores badge and never came back.//
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Which would make his a terrible father.
3rd Jul '16 7:07:37 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** I'd like to think that Carl told her that he'd be there to give Russel the badge. She didn't seem to make a commotion while Russel was standing onstage without his father.
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