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24th Mar '17 12:06:26 PM schoi30
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** Dennis is shown to have pads on the bottom of his feet, something real rabbits do not have.
21st Mar '17 8:14:43 PM schoi30
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* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'':
** Tarzan's often able to win over others' sympathy through his eyes, including the gorillas. In reality, gorillas do not like direct eye contact, perceiving it as a challenge. Locking eyes with one of them is ''demanding'' a fight.
** A human walking on his knuckles as Tarzan does would be extremely painful, and cause severe damage to the bones in the hands. Gorillas get away with this due to thicker knuckle bones and arms longer than their legs, unlike humans. As he's spent most of his life walking on all fours, Tarzan's pretty fortunate that his back isn't wrecked as well.
** The alpha baboon has the colorful face of a mandrill, something real baboons lack.
** The female African elephants in the film are portrayed without tusks. Female Asian elephants have no tusks, but African ones do.
** PlayedForLaughs with Tantor's trunk, which he accurately uses as a snorkel like real elephants... and as a periscope, complete with radar noises! [[EyesDoNotBelongThere Does he have eyes inside his trunk]]? Or maybe it's just a visual representation of him sniffing?
** In a scene, gorillas are shown eating termites, fishing for them with sticks. While lowland gorillas do occasionally eat termites, only certain tribes of ''chimpanzees'' use a stick to fish for them.
** Sabor, the leopard that killed Tarzan's family when he was only an infant, is somehow still alive and dangerous when Tarzan is an adult in his early twenties, despite the fact that leopards don't usually live past their late teens. There are exceptions, but such an elderly cat would definitely ''not'' be so insanely fast and agile.
21st Mar '17 8:11:39 PM schoi30
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** Rafiki is a mandrill with a tail of a Baboon and ''living in the savannah instead of in the forest''; Zazu is a red-billed hornbill that is blue instead of brown; Pumbaa is a reddish brown warthog that looks more like a big-headed pig than a warthog; Timon is an always-bipedal meerkat with human-like teeth and that says "Ugh, Carnivores!" even though he belongs to the order Carnivora as well; the Spotted Hyenas (''Crocuta crocuta'') that [[MixAndMatchCritters bear some resemblance]] with Striped Hyenas (''Hyaena hyaena''), with grey hair, large shaggy black manes, black ears and low-hanging head.

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** Rafiki is a mandrill with a tail of a Baboon baboon and ''living in the savannah instead of in the forest''; Zazu is a red-billed hornbill that is blue instead of brown; Pumbaa is a reddish brown warthog that looks more like a big-headed pig than a warthog; Timon is an always-bipedal meerkat with human-like teeth and that says "Ugh, Carnivores!" even though he belongs to the order Carnivora as well; the Spotted Hyenas spotted hyenas (''Crocuta crocuta'') that [[MixAndMatchCritters bear some resemblance]] with Striped Hyenas striped hyenas (''Hyaena hyaena''), with grey hair, large shaggy black manes, black ears and low-hanging head.


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* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'':
** The alligators that attack Tiana and Naveen are depicted with interlocking teeth like crocodiles. It gets jarring in that Louis has his lower teeth hidden when he closes his mouth, like a real alligator.
** When they're frogs, Tiana is smaller than Naveen, more or less proportional to human males and females. In most real-life frog species, the female is larger than the male.
21st Mar '17 8:09:09 PM schoi30
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** If it was more accurate, Mufasa would have eventually driven Simba off because he is male. Of course, this would ruin the story. Makes one wonder how the film would be different if they had done this. Would Mufasa's speeches be about how Simba must learn to fend for himself, instead of about him becoming king someday? Would Simba return and fight Mufasa over leadership of the pride, because he was in love with Nala?


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** Rafiki is a mandrill with a tail of a Baboon and ''living in the savannah instead of in the forest''; Zazu is a red-billed hornbill that is blue instead of brown; Pumbaa is a reddish brown warthog that looks more like a big-headed pig than a warthog; Timon is an always-bipedal meerkat with human-like teeth and that says "Ugh, Carnivores!" even though he belongs to the order Carnivora as well; the Spotted Hyenas (''Crocuta crocuta'') that [[MixAndMatchCritters bear some resemblance]] with Striped Hyenas (''Hyaena hyaena''), with grey hair, large shaggy black manes, black ears and low-hanging head.
** Lions in this film have larger dew claws than in RealLife, which they can use as thumbs to make human-like hand gestures. It's the most conspicuous with Scar, who [[MinionMaracas grabs Banzai by the neck]] during his VillainSong.
** The movie was originally going to be called ''King of the Jungle'' and be about African lions living in the jungle. [[SubvertedTrope This idea was dropped when the production staff realized that lions don't actually live in the jungle.]]
** Given that they are very close to the same age, realistically, Scar and Mufasa would have been kicked out of their natal pride by their father at or around the same time, and worked ''together'' to take over a pride. Which they would then lead and father cubs for ''together.'' The same would have happened to Simba, [[spoiler:had Mufasa lived.]] But, that doesn't make for a very good Disneyfied version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', now does it?
** In general, the pride operates much closer to a human monarchy than an actual lion pride, with a clear line of succession, a monogamous ruling couple, and even royal advisers and arranged marriages.
** The hyenas bark and whine like dogs. In real life, hyenas are more closely related to cats, and normally make whooping or giggling noises.
** A relativity small thing, but none of the cubs in either of the movies seem to be part of a litter. Though lionesses typically have small litters (usually just two or three cubs at a time)and having a single cub is certainly possible, to have all of these cubs being single births is quite bizarre.
19th Mar '17 9:24:22 PM Zyffyr
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* Any gag where a character eats spicy food and drinks water or juice to cool down their tongue. Spicy foods contain a chemical called capsaicin, which binds to the taste buds, causing a burning sensation. Water only alleviates the pain momentarily and sugary juices only make it worse by opening up the taste buds and allowing more capsaicin in. The best thing to drink is milk -- or alcohol, which is why Indian food and lager is such a popular combination. However, many people don't know this, making these gags quite realistic. Plus, almost any beverage is better than nothing, since it will dilute or wash away the capsaicin to some extent. Milk works mostly because of the fat content. Any fatty food will kill the burn fairly effectively. Starchy foods also work, to a lesser extent.
10th Mar '17 2:51:03 PM schoi30
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** "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer" has a cave salamander that is colored more like a surface-world salamander and has fish-like gills.

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** "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer" has a cave salamander that is colored more like a surface-world salamander and has fish-like gills. Real cave salamanders are usually a pale-pink and have feather-like gills not unlike those of young salamanders or axolotls.
10th Mar '17 2:41:16 PM schoi30
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** "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer" has a cave salamander that is colored more like a surface-world salamander and has gills looking more like a fish's.

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** "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer" has a cave salamander that is colored more like a surface-world salamander and has gills looking more like a fish's.fish-like gills.
10th Mar '17 2:40:29 PM schoi30
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** "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer" has a cave salamander that is colored more like a surface-world salamander and has gills looking more like a fish's.
8th Mar '17 10:14:24 AM Sharlee
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*** The original novel does not suggest even that Victor made his Creature out of corpses, only that he studied the secrets of life and death by dissecting dead bodies. The novel's description of the Monster is almost a living sculpture, highly symmetrical and enormous in size, which doesn't indicate at least a direct human source in the raw material.

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*** ** The original novel does not suggest even that Victor made his Creature out of corpses, only that he studied the secrets of life and death by dissecting dead bodies. The novel's description of the Monster is almost a living sculpture, highly symmetrical and enormous in size, which doesn't indicate at least a direct human source in the raw material. Moreover, his abortive attempt to craft a bride for the creature takes place on a tiny, waterless island several days' sail from civilization: hardly a place where fresh corpses would be easily acquired.
7th Mar '17 6:49:39 AM TheNicestGuy
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** "Bart vs. Australia" had American bullfrogs become a pest to Australia by devouring corn crops, despite bullfrogs being carnivores. Also, koalas are drawn with only one thumb, when they should have two.

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** "Bart vs. Australia" had American bullfrogs become a pest to Australia by devouring corn crops, despite bullfrogs being carnivores. [[note]]This parodied cane toads, which are a notorious real-life invasive species in Australia. They still aren't herbivores and don't affect crops directly (in fact, they were introduced as an alternative to pesticides), but they do breed explosively, poison their predators, and over-compete with native insectivores.[[/note]] Also, koalas are drawn with only one thumb, when they should have two.
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