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(2010)

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Anachronisms 

The film is said by the creators to be set circa 1780, yet we see Rapunzel using a match to light candles. The first modern, self-igniting match was invented in 1805 by Jean Chancel.
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Continuity 

When Rapunzel and Pascal were playing hide-and-seek, the flower pot outside the window is shown with a painting of a flower. In the later parts of the film, no painting is seen there.
The painting on the floor of the tower, showing a man with pointed teeth, disappears and re-appears.
In the final tower scene, when Flynn/Eugene reaches for Rapunzel's hair, his right hand is unshackled. A second later, it's shackled again.
During the first verse of the song "I have A Dream" (in the "Snugly Duckling"), the hook-hand thug hooks the keys out of the piano and they are sent flying across the room. In the next shot, he is continues to play the piano as if the keys were still there (which of course they can't be).
When mother Gothel takes the flowers out of Rapunzel's hair, it's straight, when it should be curled from the braids.
In the boat, Rapunzel gives Flynn back his satchel with the crown. But she didn't have it with her the rest of the day in the kingdom.
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When Flynn tells Rapunzel that he and the kingdom are not "simpatico" he is lying on his left side. In the next scene, when Rapunzel uses her hair to pull him back upright, he is lying on his back.
The strand of hair that falls across Rapunzel's face as she is pleading for Flynn's life disappears.
The first time Flynn falls out of Rapunzel's wardrobe he falls forwards, but after landing on top of Rapunzel he's lying on his back.
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Factual errors 

All ships in the harbor are clearly at anchor and unmoved despite the light wind (clearly seen in the lanterns scene). Yet, all of them are in full sail, which is clearly a mistake, even for an animated fantasy movie.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Rapunzel wants to leave the tower to see the lanterns that appear only on her birthday. If Gothel had given Rapunzel a different birthday she might not have been so determined to leave. Unfortunately for mother Gothel, she didn't know about the lanterns until Rapunzel told her just before turning 18, and thus couldn't imagine that retaining the birthday would have any significance.
Rapunzel's hair is just long enough to pull Mother Gothel up, but it is also long enough to lower Rapunzel to the ground, which would take twice as much hair. However, it is seen that Rapunzel loops her hair over hooks when pulling Gothel up, which would allow for half the hair to still be in the tower, with just enough lowered to serve Gothel.
Rapunzel's "Mother" sees the light reflecting off the crown, and she knows that Rapunzel is gone. At the end of the movie, Rapunzel gives Flynn the crown. If she took it with her, then the mother would not have seen it in the tower. Mother Gothel gives the crown to Rapunzel to give to Flynn.
When Rapunzel and Flynn arrive at the lantern festival and cross the bridge, Rapunzel looks back to the camera and exclaims "Wow!" but there is no voice to the word. Actually, she's not exclaiming - she's mouthing the word silently, because she's so stunned by the view.
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When Flynn is hiding from Maximus in a cave, Maximus can be seen looking behind him. Horses have to turn their whole neck to look behind them, but Max turns his head like an owl would. However, Maximus exhibits "super-horse" and non-horse abilities and behavior throughout the movie, most often those of a dog. Such discrepancies are just part of his character, to make him funnier.
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Plot holes 

Rapunzel doesn't notice Gothel's obvious raging between hair songs.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Flynn is first rescued by the thugs in the tower, his shackles disappear as he runs away.
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In the Flemish version, the posters with the search warrant "Dead or Alive" for Eugene are not always translated into Dutch. They show sometimes the English text or the Dutch text.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When Flynn is dying, he is on his back with his right hand palm up on the floor. Later when we see both lovers from far above (when the magic is working) his right hand is palm down. If Flynn is dead, he wouldn't be able to change the position of his hand.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

As "Mother" stabs Eugene after he climbs the tower to rescue Rapunzel, the knife comes out clean, no blood. However, blood on the knife would likely be reason to increase the MPAA rating to a PG-13, so to keep the rating at a PG, the blood was omitted.
When Eugene cuts Rapunzel's hair at the end of the film, the hair still connected to her head also turns brunette like the hair that was cut. However, it's established in the film that the hair connected to her roots stays blonde, and only the parts cut off from the roots turn brunette. Therefore, her hair on her head should have stayed blonde despite most of it being cut. However, when Gothel cut a lock of hair early on we see the hair turn brown where it was cut as well as the lock itself. Also, Rapunzel shows this part of her hair to Flynn while they're sitting by the campfire.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Mother Gothel is falling from the tower, her hands look young, even though she is turning to dust, and her hands were shown to become old-looking even before she starts to fall.

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