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Shrek the Third (2007) Poster

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Merlin accompanies the piano player to play four-handed at his left side. The part Merlin plays is high-pitched. To play high notes, you should sit at the right side of the piano.

Continuity 

When the women escape and prepare to "take care of business", we clearly see when Snow White rips off her sleeves that she has a heart shaped tattoo with "Dopey" written on it on her right shoulder. Later, when she summons the critters to attack the tree guards, her right shoulder is bare.
When the villains are rehearsing for the show, Charming is wearing pink leg warmers. When he leaves the rehearsal and walks into his dressing room, the leg warmers are gone.
When the women prepare to fight, the Queen marks her face with lipstick, but in the next shots, during the fighting scene, we can clearly see there are no red marks on her face.
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When the boat crashes on the rocks, Shrek, Donkey, Puss and Artie end up on a beach. In all the wide shots before and after Artie walks away, there is clearly nothing on the ground around Shrek. Moments later, when Donkey tells him he should change his tactics, Shrek picks up a piece of wood on his left that wasn't there before.
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When Shrek and Artie are captured by Charming, and Shrek insults Artie to save his life, Artie leaves and, in a following shot, is seen walking away some distance from the castle. However, when Puss, Donkey and the other fairytale characters bump into him later, he is back by the castle gates.
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The morning after they meet Merlin, just before they are attacked by the Villains, Donkey can be seen with his legs sleeping on his back on the 2 first shot, then then camera change and when you see him again he is on his side still sleeping. The camera change is so fast that it cannot be attributed to he moving his position but to an error.
In the scene before the play sequence towards the end of the movie, the first shot is a wide shot showing the castle in the background with the path in front of it with Donkey, Puss, the Three Pigs, Pinocchio, Gingy and the Wolf just off to the right. The path is completely empty, and there is no sign of Artie in the shots of the path showing it behind the characters, yet seconds later, Artie suddenly appears on it.
At the end of the film, when Merlin puts Puss and Donkey back in their correct bodies, they turn side on to the camera and hug - no tails can be seen.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Close to the end of the movie where Puss and Donkey get their bodies switched, they get their tails switched. But later on in the movie, they still have the same tails. But Merlin said it would wear off eventually, so apparently it did.
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Plot holes 

At the end of Shrek 2 when Donkey discovers he has babies there are six of them. Yet in Shrek the Third, there are only five babies.

Spoilers 

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Continuity 

When Fiona is about to tell Shrek that she's pregnant, Dragon in the background shifts position between shots. From its original position to more forward, then back.
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Continuity 

When Merlin puts Donkey and Puss in Boots back to their bodies, their tails are switched. When they appear at the Swamp, their tails are where they should be.

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