* The Disney cartoon "The Golden Touch" (1935). Out of dissatisfaction with one of his directors Disney directed it himself. The cartoon was a huge box office bomb and animators were reminded never to speak of it again. Disney too never personally directed a short cartoon again.
* Most of the cartoons at the DisneyAfternoon block are OldShames, with the exception of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. ''WesternAnimation/{{TaleSpin}}'' is a particular old shame, partially due to quality and partially due to legal issues surrounding the originally unauthorized use of King Louie.
* Most of the stuff Creator/JohnKricfalusi worked on before ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' reboot in the '80s.
** Speaking of John K., Creator/BillyWest does ''not'' have fond memories of working on ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', mainly because John was a tremendous {{Jerkass}} to him and everyone else working on the show, which is why he didn't come back to reprise his role as Stimpy for the ill-fated ''Adult Party Cartoon'' revival.
* According to WordOfGod, the ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' cartoon series was the product of ExecutiveMeddling -- the game creators were coerced into making the show in order to support game sales.
* Creator/ChuckJones once said that if he were allowed to, he would burn the negatives to every ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short he made before 1948 (which had slow pacing and were too much like something Disney's animation company would do). The one short that seemed to get the most contempt from him was ''WesternAnimation/ElmersCandidCamera''.
* Fellow ''WesternAmination/LooneyTunes'' animator Norm McCabe was seen later in life visibly cringing during showings of his cartoons.
** He was especially ashamed of his World War II propaganda cartoons "Tokio Jokio" and "The Ducktators", both of which heavily mocked the Japanese. Shortly before his death, he publicly apologized for them.
* Creator/RichardWilliams was so devastated at [[ExecutiveMeddling what happened]] to his flagship film ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' that he refused to acknowledge the film's existence for a long time.
* According to Creator/LaurenFaust, ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' is this for all the animators who worked on it due to the ExecutiveMeddling involved that ultimately led to it [[BoxOfficeBomb failing in the box office]].
** And ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode [[StrawFeminism "Equal Fights"]], citing that the subject of feminism is too strong for a children's cartoon show.
** As well as ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Everyone Knows It's Bendy", due to the title character being an insufferable {{jerkass}} BitchInSheepsClothing KarmaHoudini. Although, Lauren registered as a member of the Toonzone forums solely to defend the Bendy episode as one of her personal favorites.
* Creator/CarlBarks, Creator/DonRosa and some of the [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen 9 Old Men]] grew to hate the animated show ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' for not being true to the stories that Carl Barks wrote, as well as taking away Creator/{{TMS|Entertainment}}'s time away from ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland'' (in fact, two of them-- Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston-- did work on ''Little Nemo'' just so that they could work on something that was outside of what Disney was dishing out at the time).
** Don Rosa at least mellow out and admitted he really didn't hate the show and more or less said it was the equivalent of ''Superfriends'' was to the DC comics.
* Creator/MauriceLaMarche hated working on the ''{{WesternAnimation/Popples}}''. He is quoted as saying each recording session made him want to vomit because of [[TastesLikeDiabetes how sickeningly cute the show was.]]
** He also, along with everybody else involved, disliked working on ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain'' for having retooled the wildly popular ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''. This is evidenced in Brain's line, "I deeply resent this" at the end of the theme song.
* There are three shows Creator/RobPaulsen worked on that he is not proud of. The first is ''WesternAnimation/CoconutFredsFruitSaladIsland'', because he knew it was a shameless ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' knockoff. Then there's ''WesternAnimation/TheSnorks'', because he is one of the many people who thought it was an underwater rip-off of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. The last one is the ''{{VideoGame/Bubsy}}'' pilot.
** He's also said ''WesternAnimation/SpaceCats'' was an awful cartoon, but he enjoyed working with his friends Townsend Coleman and Pat Fraley on it.
* Creator/ScottMcNeil feels this way about the ''{{WesternAnimation/Battletoads}}'' pilot.
* Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone feel this way about the first three seasons of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', as Parker states outright in a 2011 ''Entertainment Weekly'' article: "It's just embarrassing to watch".
** The only season 2 episode that they even seem to remotely like is "Not Without My Anus", as they cited it as something "weird and different," though most fans don't agree, as it was pointless filler that interrupted the conclusion of the "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut" two-parter, in which Cartman tries to find the identity of his biological father. But it was April Fool's Day when it aired, so it was fitting.
** In a recent interview, they also feel ashamed of the way they portrayed Gary Condit and the Ramseys in the episode "Butters Very Own Episode", after both parties were proven by DNA evidence to be innocent.
* Steve Moncuse, who created the comic book ''ComicBook/FishPolice'', is really unhappy with how the [[WesternAnimation/FishPolice cartoon version]] of it (which was made as a [[DuelingShows competitor show]] to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'') turned out. Moncuse had nothing to do with the cartoon other than a creator's credit, and the cartoon was very much an InNameOnly adaptation. He said in one interview, "the less said about it, the better."
* [[{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}} Charles M. Schulz]] felt particularly bad after the infamous [[NeverMyFault "football scene"]] from ''It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown'' (where everyone continually and angrily blames Charlie Brown for his football team's loss, despite the fact that Lucy is not even trying to hide the fact that she is sabotaging him) got complaints from viewers. This is why some of the dialogue in that scene is distorted and unintelligible in later airings.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWackyWorldOfTexAvery'' was this for animator [[http://classiccartoonreviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/andrew-gothickson-on-wacky-world-of-tex.html Andrew Gothicson and almost everyone else who worked on it.]]
* Creator/MikeJudge really hates season 1 of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'', stating that the animation is awful, "[[CreatorBacklash I don't know why anybody liked it]]...I was burying my head in the sand."
* Since the 2000s, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} has tried ''very'' hard to hide the fact that ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' exists, despite its cult following and legions of former '90s babies who remember seeing the show when it was fresh and new.
** As well as the more modern ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'', despite the fact that it still airs on Nicktoons in reruns and that [[http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I3P8XT4 the entire series will be released on DVD sometime in 2014 (including the three episodes that haven't even aired).]]
* Creator/LisaOrtiz has admitted that she finds it "disturbing" that people have actually heard of ''Animation/{{Ratatoing}}'', let alone watch it and review it.
* Creator/JonMcClenahan wasn't satisfied with the end product of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' Movie, he said it was the worst animated film he had ever seen and felt embarrassed to have his name in the credits.
** Joe Barbera hated the film as well due to all the ExecutiveMeddling, and replacing Janet Waldo with pop singer Tiffany as the voice of Judy Jetson. Strangely enough, William Hanna thought the film was okay.
** The casting director Andrea Romano was also dismayed by the meddling that caused Janet Waldo to be let go and replaced, and requested that her name be removed from the credits so that she would not be blamed for it.
* Besides Creator/MauriceLamarche (see above), many of the people who worked on ''Main/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain'' despised working on it. In fact, just the theme song's lyrics should be enough of an indication of their disgust.
--> '''Theme Song''': It's what the network wants/ Why bother to complain?
* ''WesternAnimaton/TheSimpsons'':
** The old 15 second cartoon bumpers with ''The Simpsons'' for ''The Tracey Ullman Show'' have never been released on video or DVD, nor are they ever shown on TV. Creator/MattGroening feels embarassed for them because it's so crudely drawn and the jokes are just simple, basic cartoony stuff.
** The episode "The Principal and the Pauper" in which Skinner is proven to be someone under another name became an old shame after the episode was made. In the words of the makers themselves: "After it was finished we realized we made a mistake."
** In the DVD commentary for the "Treehouse of Horror X" segment "Life's A Glitch, And Then You Die", the writers express regret over including Creator/SpikeLee and Al Sharpton ([[UnfortunateImplications who are controversial black celebrities]]) among the doomed celebrities in a rocket ship headed towards the Sun. They also said that someone they would have preferred to be on that ship was George Steinbrenner.
** The joke in "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" where two people are yelling at each other in the Twin Towers in New York: "They put all the jerks in Tower One" is an Old Shame for the makers of the episode, due to the 9/11 attacks (2001).
* Rather shockingly, Mike Lazzo views ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'', one of Creator/AdultSwim's most famous and popular shows (though ''Space Ghost Coast to Coast'' aired back when Creator/CartoonNetwork didn't have an [adult swim] line-up and was nothing but wall-to-wall Hanna-Barbera cartoons, with some Warner Bros. and MGM cartoons mixed in, and, later, Japanese cartoons and the "Cartoon Cartoon" in-house shows), to be this, stating that it's dead to him. This ''may'' have something to do with SeinfeldIsUnfunny (pretty much every [adult swim] show has taken at least one cue from ''Space Ghost''; there was bound to be one that did its job better and make ''Space Ghost'' look dated in comparison).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' creator Butch Hartman (as well as most of the crew) have apologized for the episode "It's a Wishful Life" due to the sadistic treatment of Timmy and its ''disturbing'' FamilyUnfriendlyAesop.
** The staff also regret "Twistory" due to its UnfortunateImplications regarding British people. Said episode is now [[MissingEpisode almost never rerun]].
* Creator/{{Toei}} animator Junichi Hayama was embarrassed to have worked on ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies''. He said he was a fan of the original ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' but didn't enjoy this incarnation.
* Almost ''everyone'' who worked on ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'' regrets it ''dearly''. Even FOX is ashamed of it and removed it from ''every single site'' that was offering episodes for sale.
* Creator/CraigBartlett ''really'' detests making the infamous ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Arnold Betrays Iggy". He even made the staff apologize for it.
* The producers of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' were not happy with the outcome of its fifth season ''All-Stars'', having expressed regret for the very negative response it provoked.
* Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' is this for creators Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick. Karacas in particular wound up feeling shameful over how they spent too much time on character development and not enough on just making it weird. The fan backlash over the confirmation of Alice being a trans woman also helped seal its fate as Old Shame, causing Karacas to regret ever having her backstory shown.
* Genndy Tartavosky was not impressed with The Justice Friends, feeling that it was short on character development and humor.
* Cartoon Network appears to be going to great lengths to hide the fact that Whatever Happened to Robot Jones ever existed.
* Animator James Baxter was very embarrassed by his animation of Ariel on ''Disney/{{TheLittleMermaid}}'', he felt he drew her too ''OffModel'' particularly the scene where she tells her father ''Daddy I love him!", and has repeatedly apologized to her head animator Glen Keane for it.
* Many of the higher-ups of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' feel this way about ''The Last Roundup'' in which they made a swift edit of Derpy Hooves into something less offensive, only to wind up folding to MoralGuardians and sparking flame wars all over the internet.
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