Animation errors are phenomena in cartoons, when certain scenes look strange, inconsistent or sometimes illogical. Usually these mistakes are committed by artists working on animation, often due to lack of diligence.
One particular episode that is intentionally full of weird and inconsistent scenes named Mistakes Will Happen, since its humor is supposed to revolve around such lack of logical continuity.
Types of animation errors
Animation and technical glitches
This error frequently appears in Season 6, where certain characters (Mona and Penelope Pussycat, see below) have two or more color schemes even in the same episode.
Sizing and shape errors
These errors usually occur as attempts of depicting certain facial expressions of characters, especially verbal communication (talking, yelling, yawning and so on). Female cats in Garfield and Friends episodes often suffer from such imperfections (see examples below).
Odie's ears are discolored the same color as his fur.
lacks purple eye shadow when winking. She instead, has a blue color.
Lola's left ear appears smaller than her right one, despite the en face view.
Retinas visible through the nose.
Lanolin missing eye shadow.
When Marian winks at Jon, her bottom eyelid is discolored.
Toward the end, Marian has overly large eyes.
When Garfield initially reacts to the viewer's head shake, his right index finger is uncolored.
In the title card, the character Mahareeshi
is thinner, compared to the episode. His overcoat is a different color as well.
Mahareeshi in the episode.
Penelope has the wrong fur color.
Penelope wrong fur color #2.
In the background poster, Binky has no make up.
Penelope gets her eyelashes back, even though they were removed after her second appearance.
Penelope's eyelashes disappear again.
Mona has weirdly bent side hair.
Mona missing a line that divides her opened eyes.
Mona with a different fur color.
Mona with unusually small lips.
Mona's fingers are raised in size, as bent bouffant #5.
Mona's upper lip is more forward than usual.
Flesh inside Penelope's ears are the wrong color.
Penelope's wrong flesh color #2
Penelope's wrong flesh color #3
Penelope's right facial side could have been drawn better.
Penelope with strangely shaped lips.
Penelope with a bouffant, instead of her standard hairdo.
The placement of Penelope's ears and hair look strange when she expresses happiness.
Penelope with enlarged lips when screaming.
Receptionist is missing lipstick.
Penelope lacking fur inside ears.
Penelope's Stetson fails to cover her eyes.
Garfield misses lips, while staring through binoculars.
Vivacia's mouth is shaped differently compared to the rest of the episode.
Vivacia's differently shaped mouth #2
In two shots, Vivacia's color is enhanced.
Vivacia enhanced color #2.
One of the characters is a brown color in the back.
The same character randomly changes color.