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The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) Poster

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Anachronisms 

When Queen Victoria is presented at the Royal Society, she is called "Empress of India" However she became Empress of India in May 1, 1876.
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The setting of this film is 1837 and Queen Victoria's look includes a small crown, however in real-life she didn't use it until 1870, after the death of his husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The small crown was created so she could dress as a widow.
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Queen Victoria's look for this movie is older and even her voice actor Imelda Staunton was 56 years old by 2012, however in 1837 Queen Victoria was 18 years old in the time of her reign.
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After the Pirate Captain falls asleep in Darwin's house, Number Two is seen flicking a light switch. Electric light wasn't even demonstrated in London until 1848, eleven years after the film is set.
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The Pirate Captain steals a penny-farthing bicycle, not invented until 1869.
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The Pirates disguise themselves as Girl Guides. The Girl Guide movement wasn't founded until 1909, eight years after the death of Queen Victoria.
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During the opening credits sequence, a modern political division of America is shown, however in 1837 some of the states shown (California, Arizona, New Mexico, etc.) were part of Mexico yet, even California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming were a sole state called Alta California.
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Continuity 

When Black Bellamy arrives at Blood Island in the whale, Pirate Captain and Pirate With A Scarf walk to the hole in the wall and witness the whale jump from the sea. There is no table behind them, but when the whale bumps into the building, a table and occupant have appeared for its mouth to drop open on.
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When Charles is describing the new species of Barnacle he discovered, he is seen with his back facing his collection of animals. In the next shot, the animals are to his right.
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Errors in geography 

The pirates' ship heads to London and stops in Calais for some duty-free shopping. Calais is misplaced on the map. It should be far up north, above the word "Flanders".
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Factual errors 

As in many paintings of sails ships, here in animated movie, the wind blows from the back to fill and push the sails and the ship forth, but wrongly the flag points back as if the ship advances against the wind. Aesthetic but inaccurate goof often existing even on some classic paintings..
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