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).

All Errors

Season 2

Brain Boy

Beach Blanket Bonzo

Swine Trek

Season 3

Wedding Bell Blues

Twice Told Tale

The Wise Man

Season 5

The Garfield Rap

Season 6

The Floyd Story

The Second Penelope Episode

The Life and Times of the Lasagna Kid

The Garfield Musical

Knights and Daze

The Third Penelope Episode

Season 7

The Guy of Her Dreams

Suburban Jungle

The Horror Hostess Part 1

All Errors

Season 1

Pasta Wars