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(1999)

Goofs

Plot holes 

Al is on a plane for Japan but the next morning he's on TV very sad in a chicken suit. The flight to Japan and back would take longer than this, not including the time it takes to produce and air a commercial.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Hamm is flipping through the channels, he goes too far and says he needs to go around again. When he does, you see the commercial come on and everyone says "Stop!" However, for about a second you still hear Ham flipping, but the channel does not change.
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When the impostor Buzz knocks over Woody in Al's apartment, the laser on his arm is heard without him pressing the button to activate it or the laser light being seen.
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When Woody kicks the record player up to "78", the stylus moves far across the record, yet the song continues uninterrupted.
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Character error 

After Woody's failed attempt to get his missing arm back from Al, the TV automatically turns on by itself, waking Al up. Woody accuses Jessie after seeing the remote in front of her. How did Jessie not see Stinky Pete do this?
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In the end credits scene with A Bug's Life characters, Heimlich is missing his butterfly wings.
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Continuity 

When Woody is rescuing Jessie from the plane, he extends his pull string to hook the ring on a bolt and swing to safety. However, after he unhooks the ring, we don't hear any of his trademark sayings as the string draws back in.
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When the toys ride up on the elevator to Al's apartment, they are on the roof of the elevator. yet as they jump off the elevator, and run through the air vent they exit the vent on the ground floor, not near the celling where they should be.
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When the pipe rolls toward Mr. Potato Head while crossing the road, there is one shot from behind the pipe. At the rate it was rolling, it would have smashed him right away. However, we see Potato Head freeing himself from the gum, which took a few seconds. Moreover, when Potato Head walks from the gum, he has a fair amount of time, and the pipe is further away than it originally appeared.
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When Woody is being carried to Al's apartment by Al in a zipper bag, he peers out to see what is going on. To do so, he uses both arms to pull apart the two sides so he can see - however, at this point, his arm is ripped and therefore he could not have opened the bag like this (as in many previous and following shots a ripped arm is shown as completely useless to Woody, just hanging by his side).
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When Woody and Bullseye approach sleeping Al to retrieve Woody's arm from Al's pocket, Al spills his bowl of cheese snacks all over the floor. A moment later, when Al is awoken by the television being turned on, he jumps up from the couch and finds Woody on the floor, picks him up and returns him to his display case. However, at no time does the audience hear the crunching of Al stepping on the spilled cheese snacks.
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When the toys are crossing the road to get to Al's Toy Barn, the concrete pipe rolls over the chewing gum next to Mr Potato Head. The chewing gum sticks near a groove in the pipe. The groove is no longer visible from the other side after the gum sticks and the pipe rolls away.
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After Woody shuts the heat duct, he looks up at Jessie. When she looks down at him, you can see that the screw is back into place, in the bottom left-hand corner.
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When the toys cross the road under construction cones, they cause a semi to jackknife and a multiple car pile up. Not very much later, when Al and the toys drive back across the street to his apartment, the traffic is flowing free on the road.
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When Woody is chasing Jessie on the cargo truck and the plane, the rip in his arm (from the Prospector moments ago) disappears and reappears during different shots.
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When Andy is playing with Woody in the beginning of the movie, he uses "RC" via his remote to launch Buzz out of a box. RC's remote was left on the road in the final chase scene of Toy Story 1 and was not recovered.
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When Al is revealing the Polaroid pictures he took of Woody, he reveals them from left to right, showing the picture on the far right on top of the others. When the angle changes, the picture on the left is now on top.
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When Al is heading down the elevator, Buzz and the others lower Slinky towards the box that hold Woody. Woody is then pulled back into the box by Stinky Pete. However, earlier we see Al stacking the toys into a perfect fitting box, it is not possible for Stinky Pete to have pulled Woody back into the box.
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Toward the end of the film, after Hamm is finished playing the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) and it cuts back to the television, you can see that the controller is not even plugged into either of the ports, and thus he could not have been controlling the game.
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The long thread after Woody's arm is unraveled is no longer visible neither on arm end nor on Woody's trunk, which is impossible.
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Early on, there is a shot of the bookcase that clearly does not have Wheezy between the two books.
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When the toys are under traffic cones and crossing the road, in a far shot the rolling pipe is seen to span at least two white lines on the road, but in the close up shot the whole length of the pipe is seen but no white lines are visible.
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When Andy gets home from Camp, he gets his chair to get Woody off the top shelf which is cluttered with books, papers, etc. In the next shot, most of the junk of the shelves is missing.
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When Woody is a regular toy, his mouth alternates between closed and smiling to partially open.
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When Woody's right arm ripped the first time Woody was unable to use it. But later on in the film, after Prospecter re-opens the rip in his arm (and when it tears even more when Woody is dangling from the plane) he is somehow able to use it.
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Andy's name on Woody's boot can be seen a couple of times, despite being painted over by the Cleaner.
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When the toys are crossing the street, the pipe truck jack-knifes and skids to a stop with the cab of the truck facing down the street. Within the next couple shots, the truck is suddenly facing toward the sidewalk.
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When Buzz Lightyear goes down the gutter pipe to rescue Woody from Al, his helmet is open. When he hits the ground, the helmet is closed. After the cut the helmet is open again.
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When Mr Potato Head tells Rex that "Woody's been shelved", he is seen plugging in his right ear, despite the fact that it has been attached the whole time. It was his left ear which Andy had removed moments before, as well as various other parts.
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Mr Potato Head's arms are closer to his ears in some shots; most notably when Potato Head observes Buzz as he is using Mr Spell to figure out Al's license plate.
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When Geri the Cleaner is fixing all of Woody's imperfections he does nothing to repair the hole in the middle of his forehead which should be there from the first movie.
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When Hamm is flipping through the TV channels to find the commercial, Mr. Potato Head is standing closer to him when the angle changes.
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Errors in geography 

When the toys steal the pizza truck, the truck has amber rear side markers. However, US-Spec requires vehicles have red rear side markers; amber rear side markers are Euro-Spec.
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Factual errors 

At the airport, the plane to Japan takes off just seconds before another touches down on the runway in its place. Landing and takeoffs would not be scheduled in this manner.
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When the toys see off the flight to Japan, they are overflown by plane coming in to land. The outbound flight would take off at the end of the runway; an inbound, landing plane would land at the other end, not at the spot the other took off from.
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The semi with the large pipe on its trailer has the warning placard 1203. That is a hazmat sign for a truck carrying gasoline (a tanker, that is). Since a giant pipe isn't toxic, flammable, explosive, etc, it would be unlikely to be displaying a hazmat placard at all.
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When the toys are crossing the road, Buzz says "drop" for the first time and the toys cause a collision. We see an airbag deploy in one of the cars and it stays inflated. In real life, airbags begin deflating almost immediately after reaching full inflation (due to venting in the back).
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The characters ride the top of a traction elevator down to the lobby to save Woody. The elevator and shaft are missing a few things. There is no counterweight, for example, a part that is essential for a smooth ride down and for going up. There is also no governor attached to the elevator, which violates numerous safety codes (if the cables were to snap, the elevator would free-fall without the governor). There are no service buttons on top of the elevator either. Furthermore, considering that Al's building is 23 floors high, it's a surprise that there aren't more than four cables holding the elevator up for better traction (and that the elevator moves as slow as it does).
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Miscellaneous 

In real life, the toys might've smashed to pieces when Buzz #2 let go of the wall as the dropped onto the Rising Elevator.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In Toy Story, Sid burned a dot into Woody's head with a magnifying glass, but now the dot is gone. Since Andy adeptly sews up Woody's arm, it is possible that Andy (or his mother) touched up Woody's burn mark.
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Toys in boxes do not become conscious until they are opened; this is seen in the first movie (when Buzz arrives), and in the toy store. Stinky Pete is in what appears to be an unopened box, but we find out that it has been opened; presumably, doctoring the box to appear unopened was another job by the cleaner.
The cover of Life Magazine has a headline which reads "Sputnik - First Photos Revealed" and is dated 12 January 1957. Sputnik wasn't launched until 4 October 1957. This is simply a bit of fun poked at the movie industry in general where photos from the set are revealed a long time before the movie actually hits theaters and not a reference to the launch date of the Sputnik. The date itself is a reference to director John Lasseter's birthday.
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We see Zurg break out of his package as the toys leave the store. As the first confrontation with Buzz#2 states, all rangers are required to be in hyper-sleep for transfer, making it entirely possible that the toys can, in fact, move and be alive while inside their original packaging, therefore making it possible for Zurg to get free and also may be why Stinky Pete could move around if his box had indeed never been open.
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In the scene when Woody is having a dream about Andy returning from Cowboy Camp, Woody is dropped and falls into a garbage can full of broken toys. In all previous scenes, he was unable to use his arm after it tore; however, he uses both arms to attempt to escape the grip of the toys. However, as this is a dream it is quite acceptable that Woody would be able to use both arms.
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When Al faxes the Polaroid pictures to Japan, he feeds them in face up. While most fax machines are fed face down, some are fed face up.
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When Rex tells Buzz #2 about how to defeat Zurg, Buzz makes 'notes' on his "computer" on his arm, which is really a sticker and therefore shouldn't be making any beeping noises. However, this is allowable within the fantasy toy-biology of the movie.
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Andy's Super Nintendo video game set does not match any such machine in real-life at the time of the film. It's a fanciful, fictional device imagined for the movie.
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Plot holes 

After Andy's Mom realizes that Woody somehow got downstairs and into Al McWhiggin's hands, she takes Woody and puts him in the cash box for safe keeping. After Al steals Woody, we never see Andy's Mom worrying or calling the police to report theft. Nor does she say anything to Andy (as Andy arrives home from cowboy camp all cheerful and eager to see Woody). How did she go through the entire length of the movie not knowing that Woody had been taken/stolen and didn't do anything about it herself. Kinda hard to believe that she didn't notice the wide open cash box and no Woody inside it.
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If Woody had been a big television star, he wouldn't be a "rare Sheriff Woody doll" because of all the characters, his doll would have the most in circulation. In fact, Stinky Pete would be the rarest doll because most parents would likely buy Woody, Bullseye, and Jessie first-and a good number of kids would have kept them.
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Revealing mistakes 

When "Utility Belt" Buzz is standing with the toys in the air duct preparing to charge into Al's apartment, his utility belt disappears for one shot, making him look like the regular Buzz Lightyear.
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When Buzz and the gang are scanning the TV to look for Al's Toy Barn commercial, reflection of the desk and the room is noticeable on the TV screen, but not any of the toys, even though they are standing on the desk, in front of the TV.
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When the cargo door of the Plane closes on Woody and Jessie, watch the bottom of the door. There is a rendering error as it passes through the conveyor belt.
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Early in the movie after Woody hits his head on the dresser and falls to the floor, Buzz jumps on the race car and rides it down the track. As he goes through the loop, his arm passes through the loop of the track.
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When Hamm turns off the TV at the beginning, there's no reflection of him, Rex who is beside him, or the remote.
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When Buzz is using the Speak and Spell to figure out what the 'LZTYBRN' on the license plate means, the 'B' and 'R' blocks have the exact same scuffs around the borders of the blocks.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

Near the end of the movie, Bullseye can barely catch up to a luggage trolley moving at roughly 15km/h, but moments later handily keeps up with a jumbo jet at 250km/h.

See also

Trivia | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

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