New York Times confuses Gremlins with boys, Anthony Hopkins with Anthony Perkins

The Sunday New York Times contained two corrections for amusing naming errors:

The Video column last Sunday misstated the name of the irresistibly cute, furry creatures that appear in Joe Dante’s “Gremlins” movies. They are mogwais, not mowglis. Mowgli was a character in Kipling’s “Jungle Book.”


A picture caption last Sunday with the Film entry in the Week Ahead column misidentified, in some editions, the actor who played Norman Bates in “Psycho.” He was Anthony Perkins — not Anthony Hopkins, who played the film villain Hannibal Lecter.

  • Craig Silverman

    Craig Silverman ( is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification.


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