Main Misplaced Wildlife Discussion

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02:02:30 PM Jun 16th 2015
edited by DaibhidC
I've got a feeling the Spelljammer example shouldn't count twice:

1) It's a fantasy world, and a very hazily defined one, so who's to say they don't live in the same habitats there?

2) They're Funny Animals, so it's a bit like criticising Around the World with Willy Fog for having a lion living in London.
01:14:37 PM Aug 25th 2013
Should we mention Donkey Kong Country, since beavers and armadillos don't live in Africa?
07:34:01 AM Apr 13th 2013
How is it possible there are Real Life examples? If animals are in a certain location, then they aren't misplaced. That's impossible.
09:26:45 AM Mar 18th 2012
Even if they had not been illusions created by the Genie, the elephants wouldn't be out of place in Aladdin. They are obviously Asian, tamed, the movie takes place in a vague Ancient Arabia setting (where elephants were imported as war animals at times) and Aladdin is supposed to be a foreign prince that could very well come from India or Persia anyway (where elephants were formerly present both in domesticated and wild form).
02:40:56 AM Feb 24th 2011
edited by Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaah
Deleting the bit about the grizzly in CSI:Miami meant to be tamed. It is not meant to be tamed in the script, even if it's obviously played by a tamed bear. And not only do not the characters ever blink about the fact there is a grizzly in the everglades, there is even a rural hick character that makes a life selling "bear bait" for hunters, as if bears were awfully common in South Florida.

I also think the fox thing in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" should be deleted.
05:38:09 PM May 19th 2010


  • In RENT, the song Without You contains the line "the eagle soars" in a list of things that continue to happen even though Roger and Mimi are apart — but this seems an unlikely observation for characters living in New York City's East Village to make.

They're not actually talking about a specific eagle living in the Village. It's a metaphor.
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