THE FANATIC'S GUIDE TO
"DIGIMON: THE MOVIE"
Screenplay and Adaptation by Bob
Buchholz and Jeff Nimoy
The total number of nitpicks, bloopers and
things of note for each section is given in brackets after the
Angela Anaconda Short
Highton View Terrace, Japan - Eight Years Ago
Four Years Later
BUT FIRST... (8)
Before we even begin to look at the movie, the movie poster
demands our attention.
all the advertising for the movie focused on the second
segment of it, with Diaboromon, and yet for some reason
the major focus of the poster, by far, is the third
segment. I would guess that it was a means to actually
let audiences know that other stuff actually happened in
the movie, beyond what the TV ads and trailers focused
- Who do the giant eyes in the background belong to? It's a
fairly logical assumption that they'd be Diaboromon's,
but they don't look anything like his.
- Angewomon has six wings instead of eight. And they have a
peculiar pinkish-purple shading applied to them, but I'll
let that slide on the basis of artistic... stuff.
- The artists have deliberately not drawn Patamon and
Gatomon with the other Digimon because Angemon and
Angewomon are present. However, Veemon is drawn while
Magnamon is present.
- The whites of Willis's eyes are not coloured in,
remaining flesh-coloured like the rest of his face.
- Why in the hell does everyone look so damn pissed off? I
realise the artists were going for a sort of
"action" and "determination" thing,
but everyone just looks like someone insulted their
mothers really badly.
- There are apparently two Terriermons running around at
the bottom of the image. Obviously, one of them is
intended to be Lopmon, but it's not clear which one.
You'd think that the one running by Willis is supposed to
be Terriermon, but it has three horns and a
"collar" with two points, like Lopmon, instead
of Terriermon's single horn and single-pointed collar,
and is a much darker green than Terriermon should be. The
other Terriermon-looking Digimon, next to Kari,
meanwhile, is coloured with Terriermon's correct green,
and has Terriermon's one horn and one-pointed collar -
but has Lopmon's single fang, and an expression on his
face that's nasty-looking (nastier, that is, than
everyone else's). So it's not just a simple case of
colouring them incorrectly - they've been drawn totally
wrong, and it's really not evident which is supposed to
be which. Plus, Lopmon isn't even IN the American movie,
so putting him on the poster was just dumb.
- Oh, and the "Terriermon" beside Kari has eyes
with whites and a pupil, when, regardless of whether he's
supposed to be Terriermon or Lopmon, they should be
The trailer for it had a good number of bloopers and
noteworthy things all it's own, which I'd previously considered
listing, but decided against. They include almost every line of
dialogue being spoken by a character either not being in the
finished film, or being different in it, and an extra second or
so of Izzy running out onto the Kamiya's balcony, which was cut
from the finished version of the movie.
The VHS and DVD packging also contains a very glaring error,
claiming that "a wayward Digimon captures the
DigiDestined." This is part of the plot that was removed
from the third movie, wherein Kokomon captured the season one
DigiDestined. The packaging also claims that a "new group of
DigiDestined" are involved in the Diaboromon battle, and
while they're obviously referring to the season two kids, that's
also just plain wrong.
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AND SO... TO THE MOVIE!
ANGELA ANACONDA SHORT (2)
- Whenever Johnny Abatti turns his head, the image of
Agumon on his hat flips itself over to face the other
way. It shouldn't do this.
- When Angela "Digivolves" to
"MegaAngelamon," her design is obviously based
on Tai. What is less obvious, however, is that Gina Lash
is wearing a pink version of 01 T.K.'s hat, and Johnny
Abatti isn't wearing anyone's outfit, but has Izzy's
hair, in his own blue colour.
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OPENING CREDITS (1)
- You'd think I'd be hard pushed to find errors in THIS,
but I can. Patamon's eyes are coloured green instead of
their correct blue, and Tentomon is coloured a bright red
(as Bandai of America are consistently wont to do),
instead of a magenta-ish red.
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HIGHTON VIEW TERRACE, JAPAN
EIGHT YEARS AGO (19)
- I've heard it said that the words that flicker in the
background of the computer screen that Kari is looking at
are Bible verses. I can't personally figure out what they
say, though, as they're infuriatingly hard to read.
- Does anyone else just find it kinda odd that Mrs. Kamiya
ups and leaves a seven-year-old and a four-year-old alone
in an apartment for this length of time? As I understand
it, though, it's not nearly as big a deal in Japan. But
dammit, he's cooking eggs. That's not safe.
- Tai remarks, "If anyone asks us where that weird egg
came from, let's tell 'em our chicken coop is on a
nuclear waste dump!" They have a chicken coop in an
- When Tai wants to know where the Botamon will sleep, Kari
shakes her head. How does this signify "Tai's
bed"? Even if she was saying this in whistles (you
know what I mean!), the head motion doesn't go with the
- When Tai answers the phone, he hears the following:
"This is Sora! Mimi told me you were the one who
through up in my hat! I'm really mad at you, Tai
Kamiya!" Well, the problem here is that at this
point in time, neither Tai nor Sora knows Mimi.
- When Tai is counting Koromon's bounces, the times at
which he speaks aloud the numbers don't match up with the
timing of the bounces.
- Miko tackles Koromon beside the bunk beds, but when Tai
runs over, Koromon is suddenly on the other side of the
room. The reason for this that the scene was longer in
the original Japanese version and the two of them were
seen moving around more of the room.
- When the Koromon Digivolves into "Big Agumon,"
as the credits name him, his personality undergoes a
complete change - instead of being a perfectly coherent
creature, he's now a grunting animal who reacts like a
wild creature with no regard for Kari's safety. But then
when he becomes Greymon, he snaps back to being
intelligent and protects Tai and Kari. Why such sudden
changes? It's almost comparable to the likes of the
uncontrollable SkullGreymon or Megidramon, only
this was a totally natural Digivolution.
- When Kari picks up cans of soda (Pop!), she says,
"just one each..." - but then, as Agumon walks
off, she is picking up a third can. Maybe she was getting
one for Tai, too...
- Emblazoned on the side of the truck that almost runs
Agumon and Kari down are the words "Factry
Mark" [sic] (see screenshot). There is no reason to
comment on this... yet. Wait for the second part of the
- There's also the fact that, godammit, from his proximity
to the truck when he disappears off the screen, Agumon
would not have had the time to jump over it. It's this
sort of thing that bugs me most of all.
Big Agumon's attack is "Pepper Flame," but
there's really no reason for the attack name to be
different from that of a regular Agumon.
- Joe speaks into his phone on two occasions, saying,
"Izzy, did you see that?" and "Mimi, it's
Joe, look out your window!" As with Tai, Sora and
Mimi from earlier, the problem here is that Joe, Izzy and
Mimi don't know each other at this point.
- The credits call this Greymon, "Red Greymon."
"Big Agumon," I'll accept, because he's big...
but this Greymon isn't red. And again, there's no real
reason for his attack name to be different.
- After Greymon crashes to the ground, Parrotmon looms over
him. As electricity crackles between his 'antennae,'
Parrotmon's eyes are missing their pupils and irises (see
screenshot). I actually imagine this was intentional, to
make him look more threatening, but, y'know, still.
Greymon hit Parrotmon with his first Nova Flame at the
start of the battle, Parrotmon's entire left wing was
blasted off (see screenshot). But when Greymon blasts him
with his final Nova Flame, the wing appears to be
- In the daylight, Kari's pyjamas are a brown colour. The
characters are commonly coloured in darker tones for
night-time scenes, but during the night, Kari's pyjamas
were pink in colour. For them to be brown in daylight is
just... weird. Maybe she's just caked in filth from the
rubble... draw your own conclusions from the screenshot
- As Kari the Narrator closes out
this portion of the movie, she remarks that "being a
DigiDestined means sometimes you have to save the world,
even if you're the one who caused the trouble!"
Well, far be it from me to question Little Miss Goodness
and Holy Light, but if you were the one who caused the
trouble, wouldn't it be your *responsibility* to do
something about it? The "even if" makes it
sound like it shouldn't.
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FOUR YEARS LATER (50)
Kuramon appears and send his "Hello!" e-mail,
his e-mail address can be read. It is:
@@@@@@djm.factorymark.co.jp. The 'djm' is an abbreviation
for "dejimon," the Romanisation of
"Digimon" - but "factorymark"...
remember the truck from the first part of the movie? More
on this in a minute - look at the screenshot for now.
Note that the address used does change when Infermon is
at the phone company and sending a mail from America, but
the "djm" is still in both of these. The
"factorymark" seems to be his default address,
because he goes back to using it later.
- Tai accidentally
types "love" at the end of his mail, then
groans, "I meant from!" But when Kari enters,
and Tai turns around, he bumps the keyboard, and we see
that the word "from" is highlighted on the
screen, and becomes "love." Does that seem
right to you? It seems to me that the implication is that
he highlighted "love" and typed
"from," and then accidentally undid it when he
bumped the keyboard - but he's never shown to touch the
keyboard between flopping back after typing
"love" and bumping it, which he would need to
do to replace "love" with "from."
that field of flowers on the screen Sora walks past (see
screenshot, above right) look a lot like the one Willis,
Kokomon and Gummymon will be seen frolicking in later? I
presume it's just coincidence.
- As Tsumemon starts munchin' that data, and cash registers
chatter, we see a signpost for a grocery store (see
screenshot). The name of that grocery story? Factory
Mark! An analysis of this is coming...
- The Kamiya's TV bears the logo
"NEC," which is the name of the company that
releases the Digimon CDs (why look, it's a screenshot!).
Keep on the look-out - this is going to appear a lot
- When Tai runs past his mother to get to his father's
computer, once he has gone a short distance away from
her, he stops moving forward, and looks like he's running
on the spot.
- When Keramon appears,
the Internet address of the window he pops up in is:
www.factrymark.co.jp/system/pos - there's that
Factry/Factory Mark again! I've tried searching this term
out, but I can't find anything about it. At first I
thought it was perhaps a company, or a reference to a
person, involved with TOEI, but the credits yielded
nothing to hint at that. Within the confines of this part
of the movie, it'd be fair to assume that "Factory
Mark" is a grocery store chain, and Keramon is still
in its computers, which is why that's the address of the
window he appears in. This doesn't really explain why it
should be his e-mail address though - the address does
change when Infermon is at the phone company, and when he
is in America, but otherwise, the factorymark address is
the one that he sends mails from, and it is the address
to which Izzy forwards all the e-mails later. Also, the
term originated in the first movie, and I doubt they were
deliberately expanding on a meaningless truck logo by
turning it into a grocery store. I'm convinced there is a
greater meaning to this, but I have no idea what it is.
If anyone knows anything about this, please, let me know!
- Here's a thing - when Gomamon says "Gomamon!"
that's Robert Martin Klein's single, solitary line in the
entire movie. One word!
- Tai says of Joe, "He's the only kid I know who
volunteers for summer school!" Well, that's all well
and good, Tai, but he's not in summer school now, as this
is only occurring in March.
- Tai wants to know if Kari has taken her cell phone with
her to the birthday party, and then calls it, but it's
blatantly obvious from the animation (not least from the
sheer size of the handset Kari speaks into) that he
simply phones the birthday girl's house. I've said it
before - eight year olds do NOT need cell phones.
- In my
parody of the movie, I made the point that the Kamiya's
phone changed from having a cord to being cordless when
Tai threw it to Izzy. However, I can admit when I'm wrong
- on closer inspection of the scene, it appears that the
phone actually has a second, cordless handset (feel the
screenshot power). This is what Tai throws to Izzy.
- Sora refuses point-blank to speak to Tai on the phone,
and yet seconds later is checking her e-mail to see if he
has written her. If she is so eager for communication
from him, why does she not just talk to him on the phone?
Maybe I just don't understand women...
- Sora's palmtop, incidentally, also bears the NEC logo.
- Izzy gives Agumon and Tentomon his password so they can
get on the Internet - "prodigious." A
ten-letter word... but the password consists of twelve
letters, as proven by the twelve asterisks that appear as
the password is entered.
- As the camera zooms in on Keramon, he is
missing... well, geez, it's hard to tell, but damn, he's
missing SOMETHING. It looks like all but one of his
body-tendrils (i.e.: he's pretty much just a head with
hands). Judge for yourself from the screenshot.
- Nova Blast and Electro Shocker are really big,
deadly-lookin' blasts when they are fired at Keramon, but
when Greymon and Kabuterimon shoot them at Infermon,
they're much smaller, and look like, for lack of a better
description, Star-Wars-esque blaster bolts, instead of
the giant, crackling/flaming uneven bolts and fireballs
that were fired a minute or two ago.
- When Greymon and Kabuterimon Digivolve to Ultimate, Tai
and Izzy's Tags and Crests are visible. But the physical
Crests no longer exist, having been destroyed by
Apocalymon at the end of season one, so they should not
be present during the Digivolution sequences.
- In the theatrical version of the movie, when Izzy says,
"If we lose our phone connection, we're finished!
That's the only way we have access to the Internet!"
he pronounced the word "access" in an odd way,
which I'll write as "oxcess." In the video
version, the dialogue has apparently been re-recorded, so
that "access" sounds right.
- When Infermon sets phones a-ringing, the second phone we
see has the NEC logo.
- Kari the Narrator says of the voicemail system,
"Believe me, it wasn't so easy!" How exactly
would she know this? You know,
what with her not being there.
- As Tai leaves messages with everyone, we see two clocks
side-by-side in a train station. One says it's 10:25, but
the digital clock claims it's 10:28 (see screenshot).
This isn't visible in the VHS version, as the '8' is just
Kamiya apartment number is 1306. Just thought you might
like to know. :)
- Mimi's brief bit of dialogue ("Hawaii is
paradise," etc) is actually what's written on her
postcard. The postcard also has a cute little drawing of
her head on it, as well. Check out the screenshot.
- Is anyone else slightly worried by the fact that Izzy
just has this satellite uplink just lying around? A
ten-year-old with a device that allows him to hack into
military satellites? Danger, Will Robinson...
- Plot convenience, I know, but why, why, WHY did T.K. and
Matt bring their Digivices with them?
- As Infermon scuttles across a screen filled with road
signs, one reads "LANE AHCAD." Obviously, this
was supposed to read "ahead." Check the 'shot.
- The TV screen that Infermon appears on in Times Square is
another bearer of the NEC logo. Screenshot-me-do,
- It's 'round about this point that I always like to point
out that neither Tai and Izzy nor Matt and T.K. actually
HAVE web cams.
- The computer in the barber shop is yet another object to
bear the NEC logo.
- As noted on the site's Trivia
page, the whole scene in the barber shop is dubbed as a
reference to the classic American TV show, "The Andy
Griffith Show." The barber is named Floyd, the man
he is shaving is named Andy, and the old couple are named
Barney and Aunt Bea - all named after characters from the
show (only Floyd is named in dialogue, the others are
named in the credits). However, Andy is supposed to be
the same guy that gave Matt and T.K. a lift on his bike
(proven by the fact that bike is shown clearly sitting
outside the barber shop) - but this man has already been
referred to in the dub movie as "Uncle Al."
- Gabumon's horn is
missing its circuit-like details (see screenshot)
- It's a mite tricky to see because of the angle, but when
WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon are Digivolving, the
computer that the first group of watching kids are
clustered around appears to have the NEC logo on it.
However, the computer that we see just after the voice
says "Warp Digivolve!" (in the scene after the
girl in the hospital bed) quite clearly has the logo on
it, in big fat screen-dominating letters.
- After WarGreymon sets Infermon spinning with a punch, we
see MetalGaurumon jump back up. The screen flashes and
Infermon spins the other way, obviously having been hit
again, but it's very difficult to see MetalGarurumon at
normal speed. Put the video on slow-motion, and you'll
see the wolfmeister for a small number of frames. You may
also be surprised by his size - Infermon may be bigger
than you think he is!
T.K.'s window appears beside Patamon after he is slammed
into the girder, Patamon's foreleg is coloured orangeish,
rather than its correct cream colour. Is this a
screenshot I see before me?
- A little animation Easter egg of sorts - when WarGreymon
punches Diaboromon square in the face, pause your VCR and
you'll see his eyes bug out in a fun, cartoony way
- WarGreymon's Terra Force attack is, like... really small
- While the camera pans across the room as Tai explains his
argument with Sora, the white streak in the sky outside
is not actually moving.
- When Tai and Izzy get back online, Patamon and Tentomon
have vanished and don't appear again.
- Here's a nifty little thing - Diaboromon's clock isn't
just being used to count ten minutes, it's actually
telling the correct time as well. Check out the clock
reflected in Sora's mirror a few minutes beforehand - it
says just after a quarter to twelve. A few minutes later,
Diaboromon's clock then reads ten to twelve.
- And HERE is where we hit the Really Big Dub Plot Hole:
the notion that a missile launching from America will
take the same amount of time to reach Japan as its sister
missile will to get to Colorado - a substantial distance
difference. And Izzy says he has "no idea"
what's in Colorado for the second missile to be targeting
- but even if he doesn't know Willis is a DigiDestined
(there's no evidence to say if he does or doesn't), you'd
think that he'd at least assume Willis was the second
target, given how much help he's been giving Izzy during
this whole scenario.
recognises the purple-haired girl typing at a computer
during the "Here We Go" sequence as a young
Yolei. However, who is the girl behind her? As we'll see
in season two, this girl is neither of her sisters, and
certainly not her mother. A babysitter, perhaps? Study
- And of course, everyone knows about Ryo in this sequence
too. Strike a pose! Anyway, my question here is: who's
the kid behind him? Not that it really matters, or
anything... screenshots are fun.
- A large majority of the e-mails sent to Izzy are in
Japanese. However, some of them are written in English.
Slap on freeze frame, and read along! All of these are
spelt as they appear on screen, and they repeat over and
-"Hey, man, as far as I know, you are
tip-top." - Oliver
-"Kosiro, what do you make of all this? I don't ever
have an opinion." - Elizabeth
-"I've grasped that, Kosiro. All I am doing now is
contemplating the 'ifs.'" - Alfred (who looks very
feminine in his picture...)
-"Will you tell me something? Has this ever happened
to you before?" - Dolly
-"Leave to you!" - T.J.
-"Hey Kosiro!" - Olivia
-"Don't be defeat!" - Susan
-"Hold out!" - David - like the others, this
repeats, but one of the repeated uses has a different
picture on it than the other two
-"Chin Up!" - the sender's name is off screen.
- When the Diaboromon
all drop down from above, the head of one near the centre
of the group changes from blue to black halfway (see
screenshot). This footage is then flipped and looped
immediately after, so the error is repeated.
- As Tai attempts to wake WarGreymon, just before he starts
into his speech, he mouths a word, but no sound comes
- In the theatrical version of the film, Omnimon said
"Supreme Cannon!" twice, the second time coming
when we get our second close-up of the cannon firing. In
the video version, he only says it once, the first time
he fires it.
- Isn't it just a lovely yummy coincidence that Omnimon
managed to destroy every single Diaboromon *except* the
- Originally, I wrote:
Maybe I simply am not versed in how nuclear missiles work
(and I'll readily concede that I'm not)... but why does
this thing not explode? Am I to understand that
Diaboromon's clock was not counting down the flight time,
but was instead serving as a timer that would, upon
reaching zero, trigger the warhead's detonation? Even so,
I would have thought that the missile impacting would
have been enough to set it off.
I was right, I'm NOT versed in how nuclear missiles work.
E. Dan Alwyn helps me out with this:
"Although it is standard procedure for nuclear
missiles to detonate relatively far above ground
(spreading the misery around and avoiding wasting that
multi-million dollar warhead vaporizing, say, the water
in Tokyo Bay), there is a definite flaw. No matter
how the launch computers are built, in this world of
espionage, the US has long since realized that it is not
a wise idea to build radio controlled missiles. The
only way I could see this working is if Diaboromon had
made a copy of himself in the missile flight computers,
that was connected to the original, and Omnimon acted
like a vaccine program, returning the computers to their
original inert state. The impact then would not
have set off the warhead (they're built not to go off
unless someone really pushes the button).
The real problem is that we're
supposed to believe that an ICBM, coming in out of low
orbit at Mach 24 or so, is going to hit the shallow
ground under the water and just stop. Just to give
you an idea, if the missile hit a giant seesaw, junior
high physics shows that it would fling a ten ton truck
8500km straight up. That's a lot of energy!
Yet the bystanders, who appear to be standing close
enough to read the serial numbers off the fuselage, just
get a little wet. I was expecting massive holes in
the ground, boiling, exploding water and a fantastic
explosion as any leftover fuel ignited. This should
cause a lot more damage than a mere jumbo jet
crash. Yet the missile hits, sticks and falls
over. Ah, anti-climatic screenwriting at its
- Does Sora not notice that giant wave, or what? I mean,
she doesn't even look up... see the screenshot.
- I really love how "The Impression That I Get"
fits into this scene. The first line: "Have you ever
been close to tragedy?" - why, yes, they just were!
Then, as the line, "...so heavy you
collapse..." is sung... the missile collapses. :)
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PRESENT DAY (43)
- Before I get on with this part of the movie, I want to
address the new animation models used for it. In the
cartoon, Yolei, Cody, Kari and T.K. each had a new model
sheet created for them circa 2.15, "Big Trouble in
Little Edo," of new clothes that they wore on Earth
in episodes set during summer. Davis did not, and
continued to wear the clothes he had been wearing on
Earth in the previous episodes. In this movie, he is
wearing an interpretation of this outfit, while Yolei and
Cody are wearing interpretations of their
"summer" clothes. T.K. and Kari, meanwhile, are
wearing their "DigiWorld/Earth" outfits (the
outfits they wore on Earth in the early episodes, which
they then switched to wearing upon entering the DigiWorld
if wearing any other outfit). But there are some
differences between the cartoon and movie versions of
-Davis's jacket is a creamy brown instead of blue, his
sweatbands are white instead of orange and his goggles
are also slightly more angular in many scenes.
-Yolei's shirt is white instead of green (but it has the
same logo on it).
-Cody's shirt is missing a couple of extra details around
the collar, and his pants are blue instead of brown.
-Kari is not wearing her gloves.
-T.K.'s shirt has short sleeves instead of long.
This is also without getting into the fact that the girls
on the team have been deliberately... enhanced in the chestal
area. Yeah, yeah, differing art styles... sure, right. ;)
- Kari the Narrator informs us that Matt's stage name is
"The DigiDestined Formerly Known as Matt." No,
okay? Just, NO.
- In the establishing shot of the beach (see screenshot),
we can see Veemon running around. But then, in the
individual introductory shots of the different kids, it's
DemiVeemon at Davis's side. Then we cut to the long shot
of the group again, and he's Veemon. When we return to
the beach in a little while, he's DemiVeemon again, and
stays that way until he Digivolves to fight Kokomon.
- When Kari the Narrator tells us that she is in America,
for some reason a piece of footage from the end of the
movie, of all the DigiDestined kids on the bridge
together, is used.
- Why, pray tell, does Endigomon have an attack called KOKO
Crusher? Well, obviously, it's because he's only ever
referred to as "Kokomon" for the entirety of
the movie, but that doesn't make it right.
- When Kari and T.K. run down the street, the laptop they
were using but a moment ago is nowhere to be seen. Did
they just leave it lying in the middle of the street?
- Kari says of Kokomon (Endigomon), "I'm not sure it is
a Digimon!" Oh yeah? What else could it
possibly be, then, smartarse?
- All Patamon hears Willis say is that he's going back to
Colorado. He never names a city or area of any kind, and
yet T.K. and Kari seem to be perfectly aware of where to
go to find him.
- Why does Kari send Davis an e-mail on the laptop (which
has reappeared now), rather than her D-Terminal?
says that Kokomon makes anyone close to him disappear.
Why, then, is Willis's mom still around?
- The side of the plane that drops Davis, Yolei and Cody
off reads "Denver Transport Inc" (see
screenshot). My, Yolei's 'uncle' will certainly get in
trouble for absconding with a company plane just to give
his 'niece' a lift. Bah...
- As the
kids run up to the truck, Cody's voice can be heard
saying, "Climb in, it's perfect!" The
implication is that Cody is climbing into the truck - but
the legs that you can see clambering inside clearly
belong to WILLIS! Look at the screenshot!
- This is a production question, not an in-show thing, but
it really, really gets to me - for all the editing and
re-writing done to this part of the movie, can someone
PLEASE tell me how stowing away is better than
- Terriermon is simply standing still beside Willis, but it
takes DemiVeemon sniffing around him for anyone to
realise that he's a Digimon. What was he supposed to be,
an ornament? And aren't Davis and co. being very
careless, letting their Digimon just walk and talk around
in front of a stranger, given that they do not yet know
that this is the kid they're looking for?
- Yolei tells Willis that T.K. and Kari are coming from New
York, and he immediately comes to the conclusion that
they were "the kids behind the fence." That's a
bit of a leap of logic.
- That's a DAMN quick pizza! From the time
Willis hangs up the phone to the time the truck arrives,
it's less than *ten seconds.* Perhaps we are to assume
that some time has passed, but there's no indication of
this. Of course, it's because in the original, Willis
wasn't phoning for pizza, he was phoning his mother, and
this truck is just picking up the hitch-hiking kids
(never mind the fact that originally, the phone scene
didn't come until after the truck scene).
- Do a quick freeze-frame (or look at the screenshot), and
you'll see that the sign Cody is holding up when the
"pizza guy" pulls up reads "Summer
Memory" - that's the name of Willis's family's
- The billboard Davis runs into is for an airline called
"North West World Perks." Sounds like an
interesting airline, no?
that after Veemon crashes into the sign, it's DemiVeemon
who's lying on the ground (see screenshot), and yet in a
second, he's Veemon again and Digivolves into Flamedramon
(without Davis saying "Digi-Armour Energize").
This isn't actually an error (the DemiVeemon part, that
is, not the Digi-Armour part...), as it was directly
mentioned in dialogue in the Japanese version. There,
this scene did not come until after Kokomon (Endigomon)
had been sent packing, but when it did, DemiVeemon
remarked that he hit the sign so hard he De-Digivolved.
However, a little time does pass before he becomes Veemon
again to then turn into Raidramon.
- When Gargomon delivers a Bunny Pummel upside Kokomon's
(Endigomon's) head, Kokomon reels, but then when the
angle changes to a frontal view, Kokomon suddenly flies
off his feet and crashes through a sign. To put it
simply, Kokomon wasn't moving with this much momentum in
the previous angle. It may sound little a very little,
pissy thing to point out, but when it suddenly jumps from
him buckling slightly to him sailing through the air, it
just gets to me.
- On a personal note (and to anyone who I've confused), I
thought for the longest, longest time that Gargomon's
attack was "Gargo Cannon" - I don't know why,
it's just what I heard in the movie. I'd heard some say
that it was "Gargo Pellet," and on listening to
the dialogue to examine this, I could certainly here why
people thought so - the squeaky, nasal tone employed in
the role by Michael Sorich could make it go either way. I
was still insistent on the "Cannon," thing,
until I looked at Gargomon's D-Terminal entry for the
first time not very long ago, and saw that "Gargo
Pellet" was indeed listed under his attack
techniques (well, "Gargo Pellets,"
actually, but he only says "Pellet" in the
movie). How I must change my ways...
- After Kokomon departs, Davis walks forward, nursing his
nose, obviously after the collision with the sign. A
pity, then, that he wasn't holding, or doing anything to
his nose during the fight. But as I said, that's because
the sign scene didn't occur in the original until after
- As Willis says... couldn't Veemon have Digivolved to
Raidramon and carried them before? I'm especially fond of
this line in the dub movie, as it's pointing out a
blooper in the original version (read: doing my work for
- Willis says of Kokomon, "I created him!" To be
blunt... no, you did not. Well, sort of. But only in a
really round-about way. Willis created the Digi-Egg that
would become Diaboromon, but he did not create the
original egg that Kokomon and Terriermon came
from, nor did he create the virus.
- As Willis walks off, a pair of pants can be seen hanging
out on the line (screenshot). How long have THOSE been
there, given that no-one is actually living there right
- Willis is hesitant to allow Terriermon to face Kokomon
alongside him. Pardon me for breathing, but what did
Willis plan to DO without Terriermon? I don't really see
him engaging in a gentlemanly bout of fisticuffs with the
big hairy grunt.
- Veemon, Armadillomon and Hawkmon all Armour Digivolve -
without anyone saying "Digi-Armour Energize."
- When Veemon Vee-Headbutts Kerpymon (I shall continue to
refer to him as such, as that is how I think of him,
regardless of what the Frontier dub has named the
Digimon), he creates a corona of energy. This has never
happened before, and it never happens again after - it's
not a special movie thing, either, as he has used the
heabutt in the movie before, with no energy effect.
spits a black ball at Terriermon, who jumps over it.
However, after Terriermon does so, the angle switches and
we see him falling backwards, having been struck. Struck
by what? The ball *missed* him...
- Angemon and Angewomon are drawn without the studs on the
crosses of their helmets (see screenshot). It seems to be
a deliberate artistic choice for this movie.
- As Angemon uses his staff to block Kerpymon's black
balls, he shouts out, "Angel Staff!" Obviously,
this is the dub giving a new name to his "Angel
Rod" technique - which would be fine, as the 02 dub
very often did that with attacks, except he's already
called his staff-attack "Angel Rod" in 2.07,
"Guardian Angel." Of course, the 02 dub very
often screwed up attack names, too...
- When the children are regressed into toddlers, by the dub
movie's timeframe they are being regressed to the age
they were at the time of the Diaboromon scenario - but
Yolei's appearance does not match what she looked like at
that time. The reason for this, of course, is that in the
original version, Kokomon was not taken away from Willis
at the time of the Diaboromon battle, but rather at the
time of the battle between Greymon and Parrotmon. Hence
the kids are being regressed to the ages they were at
THAT time, four years younger than the dub has it, which
is why Yolei looks different.
- It'd be
fair to assume that Hawkmon and Armadillomon revert to
Poromon and Upamon because of Kerpymon's time reversal,
but why are Veemon and Terriermon not affected?
- Angewomon IS drawn with the studs on her helmet when she
says "We have to stop him!" and she's still got
them as she and Angemon fly into the sky before they
Digivolve to Mega (screenshot). During her Digivolution,
however, the studs are gone again. Angemon is
consistently drawn without studs, so I'd be fairly
certain that the inclusion of the studs on Angewomon in
these two instances is a blooper (possibly the animators
were referring to the model sheet used for the series,
rather than that created for the movie which lacked the
- Angewomon says, "The new Digimon will have to use
the power of the Golden Digi-Eggs!" Angemon follows
it up with, "Come on, we have to Digivolve to our
Mega forms so we can release the Golden Digi-Eggs!"
I guess he didn't hear Angewomon say *the same thing*...
- Just before the angels Digivolve, the background jumps.
- There's no solid, official statement on where this movie
would come if it were in continuity, but we do at least
know that it is *somewhere* between 2.11, "Storm of
Friendship," and 2.22, "Davis Cries
Wolfmon." But, should we assume that it falls before
the "Digimon Emperor's Revenge" trilogy, the
question is raised of how Davis knows to say "Golden
Armour Energize!" instead of the normal
"Digi-Armour Energize!" (if it takes place
after said trilogy, then one still has to wonder how he
knew to say it in those episodes). The reason is that in
the original, the activation phrase is the same as it is
for the other Digi-Eggs ("Digimental Up!").
Magnamon uses his first Magna Blast, his right eye is...
just not there. There's simply black empty space inside
his armour's eye socket. See the screenshot.
- When Magnamon and Rapidmon discuss tactics, as Magnamon
turns to look at him, for a second a piece of footage
from later in the movie is used as a transition. The
footage used to bridge the gap is from Magnamon and
Rapidmon's debating over what Kokomon wants them to do.
- When Rapidmon and Magnamon realise they have to
"destroyyyy," Rapidmon shouts out, "Rapid
Fire!" but the attack he uses is
not the same as the Rapid Fire he used earlier. Before,
he fired missiles from the holes in his hands, but here,
his hands roll back, and round bombs shoot out of his
forearms. Magnamon's Magna Blast is debatable as well,
but we don't really see it, just a lightning bolt...
- When the crew, restored to their proper ages, are
standing in the field after Kokomon deletes, Patamon and
Gatomon are missing (see screenshot).
Japanese DigiDestined accompany Willis back to Manhattan.
He is then seen phoning his mother, and informs her that
he's "back on the island." And yet, in the
background, are... mountains (see screenshot). Yep, good
ol' mountainous Manhattan.
- At the conclusion of the movie, as Kokomon dances, the
scene repeatedly swaps between being coloured like day,
night and sunset. It's because all of these things came
from different parts of the movie and were cobbled
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Thanks go mostly to Marc Levy for supplying all
the screenshots that I couldn't find, and for discovering a few
other things along the way while he was making them, like the
AHCAD sign, and the mismatched clocks. :)