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The Rescuers (1977) Poster

(1977)

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Continuity 

The door on the riverboat through which Madame Medusa makes an entrance remains open until right before she arrives, then it's closed and she opens it. This same door was torn and out of place when it was open, when we see it closed, the door is intact and standing perfectly. Then after Medusa opens it, the door falls apart again.
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Continuity 

When Bernard and Miss Bianca are awaiting Orville, Miss Bianca first takes off her coat. After she shouts, "Look! Look, there he is!" and we see her through the window, her coat has reappeared, it then vanishes again.
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Orville the albatross flies the mice with a sardine can attached to his back, however, when he lands at Devil's Bayou, the sardine can disappears after he is hit by Mr. Snoops' fireworks.
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After Nero sends Bernard up in the air by playing a hard note on the organ, Brutus throws himself after the mouse causing all the pipes to go flying, however the one Miss Bianca was in re-stands in the next shot.
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After Brutus and Nero, the alligators, have brought Penny back to the riverboat after she tries to escape, we see Nero walking after Mr. Snoops after he's offended them. Nero is holding Teddy on his mouth, but in the next shot Teddy is in Penny's arms.
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When Bernard removes the message from inside the bottle and tosses out into the air, the text starts somewhere in the middle of the paper. In the next shot, the letters appear on top.
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At first, Penny's letter is written in cursive, then we see it printed.
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For a brief moment after Bernard tosses Penny's message from the bottle, the letter says "Morningside Orphanage, New York". After that, it reads "New Yorc."
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When Penny meets the mice, she shows them that the alligators have ripped part of her underwear. However, there was no visible rip when she pulled her nightgown over her head moments earlier.
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Penny's teddy bear disappears after she shows off the damage to her underwear. In that shot, she is holding Teddy in her left hand, in the next shot of Penny, Teddy is gone.
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When Penny starts imitating Madame Medusa, a broom appears in her possession out of nowhere and is gone by the time Penny suggests hijacking the swampmobile.
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In some shots of the Rescue Aid Society meeting, Bernard and Mr. Chairman have five fingers while in others, as well as in the rest of the film, they have four.
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Miss Bianca's handbag appears only when the two mice need something from it. It first appears out of nowhere after the mice ride the escalator at the heliport.
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Orville's chin strap changes from buckled to unbuckled continuously while he talks to Bernard and Miss Bianca after he first meets them.
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When Bernard climbs into the bottle, his rope hangs down inside, then it's gone, then it's back again.
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Evinrude disappears after Bernard tells him to wait there.
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In one of the meetings of the Swamp Folk, Deadeye the rabbit's ear changes from pink to solid brown while Gramps the turtle is talking.
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Ellie Mae's ear turns white in one frame during one of the Swamp Folks' meetings.
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The design of the elevator used to capture Brutus and Nero changes after the two alligators are trapped inside.
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One of the wooden bars on the door to Medusa's bedroom disappears and reappears between shots as Penny opens it.
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All throughout its journey across the sea, the bottle traveled without a cork on its opening, however, during the final moments of the sequence we see the bottle with a cork on and finally, we see Bernard struggling to remove it.
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When Penny goes back to her room, Bernard and Bianca are climbing out of Evinrude's boat, yet when Penny is praying, the mice have somehow reached the top deck where Penny's room is situated.
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The radio used to communicate with Orville at the airport has a switch that shows On & Off settings before changing to having On & On, then back to On & Off.
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When Penny shows Bernard and Miss Bianca the elevator, they are each at the top of the stairs. In the next shot, they are all at the bottom of the stairs, inspecting the elevator.
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During the first mouse shoot-out scene (the one with the organ), Medusa falls down, and for a split second the whites of her eyes are red, and the irises are white.
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The shape of Miss Bianca's purple suitcase at the airport changes from a soft carpetbag type to a hard, square rectangle.
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After Medusa gets word that Snoops captured Penny with Brutus and Nero's help, she flies the swampmobile onto the deck where Snoops is waiting for her. The next time we see the swampmobile (when Penny, Bianca, Bernard, and the Swamp Folk are staring it to escape Medusa), it's back in the water.
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When Penny is first captured by Brutus and Nero, Brutus initially holds her by the strap in back of her dress. In fact, that is how Brutus carries Penny back to the river boat through the swamp. However, when the crocodiles return to the river boat with Penny, Brutus is suddenly holding Penny upside down by her underwear. There is no explanation for how Brutus could have possibly turned Penny around like that without releasing her just for a moment and preventing her from escaping. It even stands to reason that Brutus would not release Penny until he got her back to the river boat. Additionally, when Brutus carries Penny upside down through the door of the river boat, Penny is facing toward Brutus. Yet, in the next shot when the crocodiles are inside the river boat with Penny, she is suddenly facing away from Brutus.
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After Bernard has retrieved the note from the bottle at the Rescue Aid Society (RAS) meeting, he falls back into the bottle. The scene changes back and forth while the RAS discusses sending Bianca on the mission.

As the shots change to show Bernard, the rope he used to enter the bottle and was outside it when he fell in now appears and reappears inside the bottle several times.
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When Brutus and Nero bring Penny back to the river boat, just as the crocodiles are entering the doorway, while Brutus is holding her upside down, Penny is facing Brutus. In the next shot where the Penny and the crocodiles are inside the boat, Penny is facing away from Brutus.
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Errors in geography 

At the meeting of the Rescue Aid Society we see a delegate from Austria. Not long after we see another delegate from Vienna. Vienna, of course, is the capital of Austria. If the Rescue Aid Society is like the United Nations, then all delegates should represent nations, not cities. More importantly, even if cities were represented, it would make no sense to have two delegates from the same country.
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Factual errors 

During the Rescue Aid Society meeting, one of the name plates says 'Africa'. Africa is a continent, not a country, and as such would not have a UN delegate.
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The traffic light that changes (and Orville flies through) has the three standard lenses for the green, yellow, and red phases. However, in typical cartoon fashion, the light goes from green to red without any yellow phase.
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In Madam Medusa's pawn shop, the sign on the wall states "Loan Money 1/2 Rates on Diamond's". In this context, "Diamonds" is a plural, not a possessive noun, and therefore does not require an apostrophe.
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The Rescue Aid Society has a delegate from Latvia. However, Latvia would've still been part of the Soviet Union at the time this film was made and so wouldn't have had a separate delegate.
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