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Whether their animation comes from an outsourced studio, inexperienced and underpaid artists, or a trial version of Adobe Flash, there's no mistaking that these mistakes should have been caught before they went to air.

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  • Averted (for the most part at least) in Adobe Flash and CGI by the nature of the media: Set character models are used for the animation, and outside of freak polygon/shape disappearances or clothing/hair malfunctions that never get seen outside DVD outtakes, going off model doesn't normally happen. If CGI/Flash is ever off-model, it's usually done intentionally and often subtle: according to the DVD Commentary, one particular wild take in WALL•E when the title character gets struck by lightning actually required breaking the character model.
  • Hanna-Barbera falls victim to this quite a bit. This scene from the first episode of The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan looks...primitive, at best.
    • The vast majority of the series shipped over to the Australia branch during the 70s and early 80s had a ton of animation and technical blunders in them. Best exemplified in both The New Scooby-Doo Movies (the branch's earliest work), and The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, where characters faces are often caved in to the point of looking inhuman.
    • It even happened in their later works, as several of them were sent to many different studios (Tom and Jerry Kids, for example, was farmed to Wang Film Productions, Fil-Cartoons, and Mr. Big Cartoons).
    • Gravedale High isn't immune to this, either. In "The Grave Intruder", one scene has Vinnie and Reggie escaping a mob of angry monsters, with Vinnie talking in Reggie's voice. In "Frankenjockey", Hoover, the horse that escapes in the episode, switches between white (his actual color) and brown. In the first act of "Fear of Flying", Max Schneider is wearing a lab coat, but the animation switches between the lab coat and his usual beige jacket. In one scene of "The Dress-Up Mess-up", the animators forgot to color in Vinnie's jacket.
    • This frame from The Herculoids episode "Destroyer Ants" pictures Dorno and Tara sitting on Tundro's back. Both are drawn roughly the same size, making them look like brother and sister - trouble is, Tara is Dorno's mother, and according to the model sheet she's about a third taller!
    • In The Little Rascals episode "Cap'n Spanky's Showboat", when Captain Smokey is at the helm of the refurbished Mississippi Queen, Darla is wearing white socks and pink shoes, rather than her usual pink socks and white shoes.
      • The same color switch can be seen in "The Zero Hero", when Darla says, "My treat at the soda fountain to celebrate!"

  • 101 Dalmatians: The Series:
    • The cartoon has a lot of off-model moments, whether one of the Dalmatians is given the wrong ear, eye, or collar colors, or one of the dogs appears twice in the same shot ("Dog Food Day Afternoon" has a moment where Mooch appears twice in the same crowd). This is due to two reasons — the first being that animating a very large group of characters that are all the same breed of dog isn't very easy to do, and the second being that the large number of animation studios working on the show had some studios being more off-model than others (such as Hanho Heung-Up, Wang Film Productions, Koko Enterprises, and certain Toon City episodes).
    • "You Say It's Your Birthday" has an instance where Tripod, the three-legged puppy, is given four legs.

  • The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog series is prone to this, especially the "Sonic Sez" segments at the end of each episode.
    • This may have been intentional, since Milton Knight, the character designer, gave instructions (for Robotnik, anyway) to be drawn expressively, not well. He actually refers to this concept by name, and adheres to the assertion of Kent Butterworth (the producer of the cartoon): "If you can recognize the character, it's on model."
    • The worst episodes, animation-wise, are probably the first one ("SSSSS Squad") and the second-last one ("Robo-Ninjas"). Their animation is quite grotesque.
    • A glaring instance from the episode "Over-the-Hill Hero"; Sonic's mouth area disappears entirely for one frame.
      • And in the episode "Robotnik Jr.", Robotnik himself disappears for a frame or so.
    • The TMS Entertainment episodes aren't immune to this either, as each episode of the "Quest for the Chaos Emeralds" 4-part saga are done in completely different styles, with "Blackbot the Pirate" looking incredibly Animesque going insofar as to having certain animations become choppy during wide shots and characters pupils getting so curved that they're almost non-existent; while "Prehistoric Sonic" comes off as a cross between the show's usual style and that of Animaniacs.
    • The Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) show had its moments too, especially in "The Odd Couple". Also, despite the episode "Sonic And Sally" being excellent as a whole, there's one instance where Sonic rescues the robotic Sally and runs away from the guards chasing them, and his mouth area is completely blue, making him look almost like a ninja.
    • Sonic Underground seemed to have some kind of obligation to deviate from the model sheets at least Once per Episode, especially when it came to Sleet and Knuckles. The animators could never decide on a consistent size for Knuckles, particularly—you'd have a couple of shots where he'd appear to be around Sonic's size, then a few cuts later and he's suddenly half as tall.
    • Count how many times the animators miscolor Sonic's arms, making them blue instead of his skin color. Or reduce him to just a head when traveling at super speed.
    • Sleet's face often becomes malformed whenever there's a close up of it, and there are a lot of close ups of it.
  • Adventure Time once did this deliberately. In the episode "King Worm", which is mostly a Dream Sequence, the ears of Finn's hat appear slightly taller than normal when he is dreaming. Characters, faces, and locations become subtly (and not-so-subtly) distorted throughout the episode, most notably Lady Rainicorn's second mouth, which is Lampshaded.
  • Like many other shows of its day, Animaniacs relied on many different studios, so animation quality went up and down frequently. TMS Entertainment, StarToons, and Wang Film Productions are usually considered the best of the bunch, although even TMS Entertainment had their moments with "H.M.S. Yakko" and "Roll Over, Beethoven" being well below their usual standards. But one of the guiltiest parties for off-model animation was Freelance Animators New Zealand, most notably on "Chalkboard Bungle".
    • At the beginning of the segment "Animator's Alley" Yakko looks quite elderly, he also has a huge forehead and his tufts of fur on his cheeks stick out really far.
    • In the episode "The Party" as Thaddeus Plotz talks to the Warners the phone to reconsider his invitation he looks like Mr. Cogswell from The Jetsons.
      • Season 5 as a whole suffered greatly from budget cuts and the departure of AKOM, replacing them with other studios that weren't much better. Particularly Varga Studio and Philippine Animation Studio Inc., both of whom getting one short each due to their inconsistant quality.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender's animation is, overall, usually moderately good to very good and shows improvement over its three season run. However, it has some moments of this trope:
    • A minor example appears in "The Awakening", when Zuko confronts Azula in her bedroom, her hair length changes in each shot, but most are too distracted by the incestuous vibes to really notice.
    • In "The Firebending Masters", just before the dragons envelop Zuko and Aang in a cyclone of rainbow fire, Zuko's scar is drawn on the wrong side for just a second.
    • Action scenes are not immune. Arms do not bend this way.
    • This one is only one frame, but it tops them all.
    • Behold, the mask that emotes.
    • In episode 15 of the first season most of the main characters look subtly different from how they're usually drawn, most noticeably with Sokka.
    • In Season 2 there are quite a few episodes like "The Desert", "Lake Laogai" and "The Guru", where animation details and character designs are very noticeably lower quality. Especially made obvious by the episodes immediately following them, which give the impression of an Animation Bump.
    • The same thing happens in the first episode (and only the first episode) of Season 3. The animation quality goes up from there on.
  • Avatar's sequel, The Legend of Korra, generally has far better animation all around, but even it's not immune to this trope:
    • The most prominent example would probably be the flashback shot of Toph in which she is briefly shown with six fingers. The co-creator, Bryan Konietzko, responded with this Tumblr post. Turns out this is genetic, since Toph's daughter Lin also has six fingers in one shot.
    • The series also has this creepy off-model Mako, whose neck looks about twice as thick as his chin. It's only one frame, but still...
    • During Episode 8, Asami's outfit inexplicably changes between shots, shifting from her casual attire to her racing/combat clothes and back.
    • According to the producers, there was a falling out between them and Studio Pierrot (who was set to animate season 2) over the animation. As a result, the first half has a more "Japanese-y" and poorer quality feel than the second half (which looks more like the first season). Take this, for instance. Part of this may also have to do with them outsourcing a good chunk of the animation to other companies.note 
    • A big oddity is Amon's skin tone. He is a dark skinned Water Tribe member as a child, but as an adult he's significantly lighter skinned. Some fan explanations have popped up, such as his mask making his face lighter or him purposely bleaching his skin for his disguise, but nothing is signified in-series and there has been no Word of God on the subject.

  • The Beatles features this — The Beatles themselves look like horribly disfigured caricatures, and they fare better than the background staff. In an early example of farming out animation to overseas studios, most of the episodes were done in England, but a few were shipped off to be animated in Canada, Holland, and Australia. While the Canadian and Dutch episodes occasionally slip up, the most egregious offenders were the Australians, and for good reason. At the time the cartoons were produced, the Australian animation industry was in its infancy, and its animators very inexperienced, hence the wobbly drawing-style and frequent off-model nature of the Fab Four in those episodes.
  • Beavis And Butthead deliberately evoked this one, drawing the titular duo with considerably different and more caricaturish styles and proportions compared with the more realistically styled and proportioned supporting cast. With Beavis and Butt-Head being off-model compared to everyone else in that word, the contrast between them is immediately and hilariously noticeable.
  • In the episode of Beetlejuice in which they visit the title character's parents, Lydia is briefly seen near the end of the show wearing her red poncho without the black leotard underneath.
  • Multiple episodes of Ben 10: Alien Force show Ben using parts of the Omnitrix other than the dial to select aliens, including twisting the switches on the side in X = Ben + 2 and twisting the base of the Omnitrix in a third season episode.
  • Beverly Hills Teens, to the point where the art style itself seems to change.
  • In the second episode of Blazing Dragons, there is a moment when Princess Flame is in Evil Knight 3's armor and her tail is clearly visible at first, but then completely vanishes for the remainder of the scene. Which is kinda pathetic given that it's the TELL TALE (ahem) sign to Count Geoffrey that she is not Evil Knight 3.
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command was farmed out to different animation studios and can look different every episode. In fact, this was true of most series in the 1990s, not only from Disney but from Warner Bros as well.

  • Captain N: The Game Master is replete with animation errors. One especially infamous example is the episode "How's Bayou?", which was sent too early and has backgrounds missing in some scenes.
  • Like many cartoons during its era, Captain Planet suffered from this. For example, at the start of "Mind Pollution", Wheeler is depicted with brown eyes for an entire scene (instead of his canon blue eyes).
  • While ChalkZone didn't go off-model too often, there have been a large number of moments in the series where the human characters may accidentally be given chalk outlines while they're in ChalkZone as well as times where Rudy would be drawn without his buckteeth. In some of the original shorts, there have even been moments where Snap, who usually doesn't have fingers, might gain them depending on the situation. The episodes by Galaxy Digimation (who were let go after season one), Sunwoo Entertainment, and Yeson Entertainment tend to be the most off-model.
    • In one frame in "Asleep at the Chalk", Snap's eyes disappear mid-blink.
    • As off-model as Sunwoo, Yeson, and Galaxy were, Toonzone Entertainment was even worse. Their animation is very sloppy and inconsistent, and they only did a few episodes of the third and fourth seasons before they closed their doors a few years later.
  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, despite being an excellent show, definitely had its moments of this. Some such episodes include "Risky Beesness", "Bearing Up Baby", and especially "An Elephant Never Suspects", which really takes the cake here.
  • Clerks: The Animated Series references this trope in one episode, announcing that the remainder of the episode had been outsourced to a Korean animation studio. Instantly, the tense courtroom drama is replaced by large-eyed, poorly animated caricatures of the characters against abstract backgrounds, throwing a "Big American Party". And that's not telling what happens after...
  • The Cyberchase episode "The Poddleville Case" is similar to the TTGL example above - the animation isn't necessarily bad, just different and more cartoony-looking than usual.
    • Also, the show itself switched to Flash, leading to a large-scale shift in animation.

  • In Danny Phantom, the animation varies wildly. It improves from the blocky look of the first season and a half, getting muscle tone, better lighting, and overall better quality fight scenes, but there's always some odd animation cropping up from time to time. For example, a scene in which Danny falls on the floor, everyone looks down and laughs. However, when Danny stands up again, everyone else is still staring at the floor. Or in one girl's case... his crotch. The most frequent error is the "You forgot to put the Thermos in, dummy!" animation error.
  • Darkwing Duck had the same problems as Goof Troop and Gargoyles. The characters didn't even stay on model from moment to moment, let alone scene to scene — Darkwing himself sometimes looks like a bunch of colored balloons filled with water and glued together.
    • Not to mention the instances in which Darkwing is miscolored to look like his Evil Twin Negaduck, like when he is supposed to be the one to escape from the dimensional gateway at the end of "Life, the Negaverse, and Everything".
    • His hat also likes to change size a lot.
  • The DCAU suffered from several moments of characters being off-model — especially after the Art Evolution. But the last season of Superman: The Animated Series has one of the most egregious examples: Jimmy Olsen's eyelids left unpainted when he closes his eyes, leaving them black. There's also the still of Metallo being hit by Lois's car — making Metallo look more like Plastic Man, and Lois's car like Speed Racer's Mach 5. The episodes hoisted off to Group TAC (responsible for the 'eyelid' error) are also considered to be quite poor animation-wise.
    • Both AKOM and Sunrise often went off-model in their episodes for Batman: The Animated Series. Though while Sunrise generally produced decent animation, AKOM tended to give characters wildly different proportions, made characters look like balloons, and even drew Batman with moobs at one point. It was their work on "Cat Scratch Fever" that got them fired.
      • Sunrise, meanwhile, had a reputation for drawing characters with "sausage fingers" (a trait that lasted throughout the 90s) and getting Poison Ivy wrong. They did manage to pull off a difficult sequence in "The Cat and the Claw: Part 1", which even shocked Bruce Timm. But after eight episodes they were, much like AKOM before them, let go due to bad animation.
    • Some other notable examples in Batman include:
      • One studio, Dust, was used for only "Beware the Gray Ghost", because their work was so terribly off-model. It's obvious that the animators couldn't understand English, which is particularly noticeable on the notes left by the Mad Bomber - the first note Gordon receives reads "Pay up or day the consequences", while a flashback mistakenly uses the text from the "real" Mad Bomber instead of the text from the fictional version (i.e. references to the fictional "Piedmont" read "Gotham" instead). And then there's the infamous "rubber Batmobile," which hugs a curve a little too closely and bends like something out of Yellow Submarine! Spectrum Animation is credited for the episode, though an Animato Magazine from closer to the production of the episode discusses Dust instead.
      • Despite being an excellent episode, "Harlequinade" has some model inconsistencies that are not ignored by the commentary. Examples include Batman's incredibly pointy fingers, and a legless piano player. Animato specifically calls the animation "below average" considering the studio used (Dong Yang) had previously done better, pointing to an Egregious off model moment in the Batmobile scene, "where Harley's smile covers her nose and Batman's chin is about twelve inches tall."
      • Near the end of "The Mechanic", Batman's mouth suddenly wrenches open and his eyes dilate, going in opposite directions, which lasts a good second or two. Unsurprisingly, this is an AKOM-helmed episode.
      • Bruce Timm admitted that he gave Commissioner Gordon a crew-cut in the reboot episodes because the "whippy-doo" that formed part of his original hairstyle never consistently looked right.
      • Similarly, The Joker's (much-maligned) 4th season makeover was a result of his face being drawn off-model multiple times throughout the series, with the DVD Commentary specifically citing "Harley and Ivy" for a major example.
      • "The Underdwellers" also deserves a mention, with the animation being more Anime-inspired as opposed to the series' usual style. This episode almost got Studio Junio (the episode's animators) booted off, just like AKOM and Sunrise.
      • "Day of the Samurai" is considered by the crew to be one of the worst animated episodes of the series. Part of that has to do with the fact that the original animation studio, Lapiz Azul, went bankrupt during production. The rest of the episode, and its retakes, had to be done by Jade Animation instead.
      • In "Nothing to Fear",note  The Scarecrow's overall look was changed by the animators. Originally he had a more crooked and twisted posture. Later episodes featuring him ended up following this design.
      • Even the movies, where Animation Bump is in full effect, aren't exempt from errors. Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero features Veronica Vreeland, who's a redhead in all of her appearances in B:TAS, with blonde hair.
    • During the episode "Once Burned" of Batman Beyond, Melanie's arm disappears completely for a millisecond as she turns Terry's face towards hers. Either that's QUALITY animation or his sexy gaze was so hot that it evaporated her arm for a moment...
  • One episode of Dragon Tales taking place in the winter had Max and Emmy arriving there in their normal outfits. Ord gives them winter gear, but when we see them putting them on, the bottom half of Emmy's dress can be seen under her jacket. A few seconds later, Emmy is wearing pants, and remains in them for the rest of the episode.

  • Ed, Edd n Eddy increasingly uses the Looney Tunes/John K-style of off-model animation as it goes on. Seeing as the character designs are mostly pretty ugly, pushing the off-model expressive style does wonders for the show.
  • Exo Squad suffered greatly from this trope to the point of varying within the same episode. In part, this is due to a change in animation studios. Sunrise was originally supposed to animate it (as seen by the ending credits test-animation), but they had to bail out to make Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and the series ultimately ended up in the hands of AKOM.

  • On The Fairly OddParents, the first time the Crimson Chin shows up, he inexplicably has a cape in a few shots.
  • The Family Guy episode "Let's Go to the Hop" infamously features Peter's head shrinking while he dances on a table during the musical number. This is pointed out by the staff during the episode's commentary, with some noticing it for the first time.
    • One studio, Koko Enterprises, only got one episode: "E. Peterbus Unum".
    • In general, episodes from the first three seasons contain a good amount of paused single frames, as the outsourced animators did not animate the pauses between phrases and jokes long enough. Some episodes also included sped-up footage for the same reason.
    • "Death Has a Shadow" is particularly bad, because every so often you'll get very weird frames where characters' eyes grow to the size of dinner plates. And there is one weird tongue motion where the tongue seems to stick to the roof of their mouth - exactly what sound that's supposed to represent is a mystery.
    • A straighter (and more subtle) example would be in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. When Quagmire is tied to a bed, his hair is using the wrong model. For whatever reason, the animators used the Quagmire model from a previous episode (more specifically a flashback) where Quagmire is shown in the navy with short, buzzcut hair. This is mentioned in the commentary.
    • In a similar example, "From Method to Madness" has Olivia dressed in purple for the first half of the episode and the second half has her in a blue dress with lipstick on. When Stewie and Olivia perform their duet in their class for the first time, Olivia is in her purple dress, but she somehow magically switches to her performance blue dress and lipstick model after Stewie slaps the teacher when they got their grade.
    • One episode had Stewie walk from the background to the foreground, but his eyes stay the same size.
    • One episode had Meg's glasses disappear for a brief shot during a conversation.
    • In "The Son Also Draws", the boss of the Native American casino has his neck colored differently from the rest of his skin.
    • "Back to the Pilot" has Stewie and Brian travel back in time to the pilot episode and make fun at all the animation flaws the show used to have.
  • A frequent problem with shows produced by Filmation in the 1970s. A specific example: many of the musical scenes from The Brady Kids, on account of the heavy use of rotoscoping to save time and money on animation. Note especially the clip to "I Believe in You," where close-ups of Jan's face make it appear as though her right eye has caved in! Their microscopic budgets should have come as a warning.
  • The original closing sequence of The Flintstones shows Wilma asleep in bed... with no mouth!
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends has many background, minor, or unimportant characters often drawn in the wrong color, being out of proportion, or simply looking 'off' from what they usually look like. The worst offender would be a character known as 'The New Guy'. In his first appearance, he is downright huge, dwarfing most of the cast. However, in later appearances, he is much smaller. No explanation is given for the drastic shrinkage.
    • Although this is mainly Played for Laughs, there is sometimes significant dissonance between episodes/scenes in exactly how far Wilt is actually able to stretch his arm and reach. (For example, in "The Big Lablooski", he reaches across an entire bowling lane with seemingly little effort.)
  • Parodied and lampshaded in Freakazoid!. There is an episode where a small portion has the title character speaking, but he is given obviously bad lip-syncing. The frame freezes, and Freakazoid pops up on the screen.
    Freakazoid: Oy, let's watch the lip-sync, alright?
    (cut to a pair of lips sinking into the ocean)
    Freakazoid: A-thank-ya.
    • Because they wanted to be able to have improvised lines, Freakazoid recorded the voices, then did the animation to match. That means this trope is actually invoked. But hey, they also invoke some of the live-action equivalents (such as the boom mike getting into the shot) despite it being animated.
  • How many fingers does Frosty the Snowman have?!

  • Mercilessly parodied in the Garfield and Friends episode "Mistakes Will Happen".
  • The Garfield Show is an All-CGI Cartoon, and yet it still somehow manages to fit this trope in an unintentional way. A few seconds of untextured test animation, seemingly recorded directly from the animation software used, inexplicably worked their way into the episode "Land of Hold".
  • Gargoyles suffered from this often due to being shipped out to many different foreign animation studios (including AKOM, which is otherwise completely avoided by Disney); some episodes had to be nearly completely redone, and others needed to be but couldn't. Particularly bad in the episode where Macbeth is introduced, as well as "Upgrade".
    • Check out the end of Season Two, "Hunter's Moon". The Hunters are amazing gummy with super-stretchy arms that pretty much ruins their dramatic blood oath scene.
    • This gets even worse in the third season The Goliath Chronicles, with the exception of "Seeing Isn't Believing".
  • At the end of Goliath II, the eponymous elephant is made the new leader of his herd after saving them all from an attacking mouse. As a result, he now rides on his father's head, who is fanning him with a small leaf. However, before that, when we see the elephant herd from the front, Goliath II isn't even on his father's head at all, and his father's trunk in still hanging from the front of his face!
    • Earlier in the short, during one of Rajah the tiger's attempts to capture the eponymous elephant, when we get to see a closeup of his tail, the stripe arrangement is reversed (the tip of his tail is colored orange, usually it's black).
  • Godzilla: The Series is horribly inconsistent with the size of enemy monster King Cobra. In one scene, he's massive enough to tower over Godzilla and completely envelop him in his coils. In another, he's small enough for Godzilla to bite down on his neck and toss him like a rag doll. It thankfully doesn't happen often, but when it does, it's quite jarring.
  • Although it doesn't necessarily result in poorer quality, the animation style for Goof Troop varies considerable from time to time. Most noticeably with Pete, whose appearance can change greatly from episode to episode.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy didn't have it as bad, but it had its moments, particularly in earlier episodes. For example, near the end of the episode "Which Came First?" (the one with the mutant chickens), when the now roasted mutant chickens are raining down on the students, there somehow seems to be two Irwins.
    • In the season four episode "Chocolate Sailor", Billy turns himself into solid chocolate by eating magically-treated candy, and starts eating his body. In one wide shot, his head is clearly shown with its normal colors when it should be chocolate brown.

  • In the Invader Zim episode "Walk of Doom", a police officer walking in front of the camera was drawn slightly too large when the sequence was first animated, making stand about a foot taller than the other people in the scene. The animation was sent back for a retake. When it returned, the team was dismayed to find that the cop was now drawn even larger. They reacted by adding booming footsteps and monstrous laughter as he passed the camera, apparently deciding it fit well enough with the show's bizarre sense of humor. Jhonen Vasquez relates the experience on the commentary track for the episode.
    • This screenshot of Zim from the episode "Planet Jackers", this paused frame doesn’t make him look "normal" at all.

  • Jelly Jamm
    • Some of the most common animation errors are characters' arms clipping through their heads, or characters' mouths moving without their voice being heard.
    • In "Super Jelly League", Ongo's arms are darker than the rest of his skin.
  • Jem:
    • The series had some extremely jarring examples. The best three: Pizzazz's mouth moving to the wrong part of her face while she talks; the Misfits having a concert while wearing horizontally striped stockings, with inconsistent, shifting colors that made it appear that they're wearing barber poles on their legs; and Eric Raymond appearing on TV as a talking head...with part of his head extending past the borders of the TV screen, Sadako style. Some other popular errors are Pizzazz losing her makeup in one music video, a man disappearing after being hit with cake, and Kimber randomly disappearing.
    • This site lists some of the show's "bloopers".
    • Several episodes are infamous with fans for having very shoddy animation.
    • Sometimes Kimber's hair is colored too bright, to the point where it's Jem's color of pink. It's supposed to be a pinkish red.
    • The men are supposed to have nipples when shirtless, but it's inconsistent, and they end up with Barbie Doll Anatomy in certain scenes.
    • Typos are exceedingly common. Most are quick shots, but thanks to the ability to pause shows they're easy to notice.
    • Raya has dark skin, but many episodes (done by a cheaper studio) make her significantly lighter skinned, even white looking.
    • The (sometimes very raunchy) parody series Jizz on You Tube makes fun of a character gone particularly off-model this clip, at 2:46.
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes:
    • In "Carnival Lucius", after Heloise packs up her model of the carnival, she has two mouths.
    • Done intentionally in "Hair Brained Idea", where Jimmy's nose moves to the side of his face to make him look more like Lucius.
    • Like Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends above, early episodes, as well as Season 2 episodes, have a habit of giving background characters the wrong colors, resulting in some very garish-looking skin tones that clash with the usual colors of Miseryville's monster populace.
  • Johnny Test suffered a rotten case of quality drop after its animation shifted from traditional to Flash. For awhile, the show tried its best to make the differences unnoticeable, but inevitably, it became an Art Shift - later seasons of the show struggle with animating depth to avoid a 2-D South Park feel, and the art style of the first season and the Flash seasons are very different. A few times, the difficulty of drawing in Flash shows; circular objects are lumpy, movement is stiff, expressions are less unique and varied, and a few times, you can even catch the animators performing a copy-paste job with multiple objects, such as animals. "Magic Johnny" has a bunch of perfectly identical bunnies stacked on top of each other like a house of cards. It doesn't help that they're not even animated!

  • The characters from Kaeloo in the pilot look almost nothing like they do in the actual show.
    • In a few Season 2 episodes, the bottom of Kaeloo's head looks larger than usual.
    • In Episode 34, Kaeloo's skin goes from its usual light green to a much darker green.

  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • One episode features an evil Zelda clone who wears a black and red outfit as opposed to the real Zelda's purple and blue. Naturally, the animators couldn't keep the two straight from scene to scene. For example, there's a scene where Link and (the real) Zelda are traveling in Ganon's underworld. Link bumps into Zelda and knocks her down; when she stands back up, she is suddenly wearing the fake Zelda's clothes.
    • Then there's the episode where they forgot to add in a monster's mechanical claws into a scene.
  • The Lion Guard:
    • The Lion Guard is generally considered to have decent animation, though not measuring up to the original The Lion King, but one episode has a especially awful and creepy example of this trope. At the end of the song "Jackal Style," the father jackal is very incomplete; his nose is left hanging in the air not connected to his face because his muzzle is gone, making his face look round and creepy, and his back legs and body are gone as well, leaving his tail floating in the air not connected to his body. His front left leg is gone too, except for the (hard to see) paw. It's very noticeable if you're looking for it but seen best paused or slowed down around 2:32-2:33
    • Zira, who returns from The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, is missing the brown streak of fur that runs from her head and down her neck. Though not as severe as the previous example, it's still glaringly obvious if you've seen the movie.
  • The Looney Tunes TV specials and feature films produced in the '70s and '80s tend to suffer from this, seeing as how they are essentially clip shows that string together scenes from a bunch of individual theatrical shorts (many of them produced years apart, by different director/animator units, etc.) and "link" them with newly produced filler animation (which is typically far cheaper and more limited than the original material).
    • Also, the late '60s Looney Tunes directed by Alex Lovy feature some utterly butchered versions of Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales. Daffy in particular looks as if none of his body parts are properly attached to each other, and while Speedy looks a bit better he seems to have gained 100 pounds since his heyday.
    • John K's philosophy on good off-model animation was directly inspired by the animation in the old Looney Tunes, those by Bob Clampett in particular, where the animators would invoke Depending on the Artist to the extreme and intentionally break model in order to convey emotion and play up their own artistic strengths.
    • Even a veteran director like Chuck Jones could have some misfires. "Bugs Bunny and The Three Bears" is an example of a short he directed with some very sloppy, off-model animation all throughout, save for Bugs' "King for a Day" walk cycle, animated by Ken Harris. The inbetweening for that one is especially poor and akin to how the Woody Woodpecker shorts were prior to Shamus Culhane and Dick Lundy coming on board.
    • In the Looney Tunes short "Bugsy and Mugsy", for whatever reason, Mugsy looks completely different from his normal appearance. This is how he normally looks, and this is what he looked like in the short.
    • In the Looney Tunes short "Oily Hare", in one scene where the oil tycoon tells his assistant Maverick to lower him into Bugs' hole, his body disappears for a few frames leaving him a talking head.
    • In "Rabbit Rampage", the trope is intentionally invoked for laughs as the cartoonist (identified at the end as Elmer Fudd) insists on drawing Bugs incorrectly to torture him. When he turns Bugs into a horse, Bugs angrily informs him, "Look, (eats carrot) my contract clearly states that I am always to be drawn as a rabbit. So if you don't wanna get yourself in a peck of trouble, just—" He then draws Bugs as a grotesque caricature of himself, prompting Bugs to comment, "Continue to draw me like this, buddy, and we'll both be outta work!" When the cartoonist draws him right, Bugs quips, "So I'm me again, eh? What a novel idea. Eh, sure you wouldn't wanna make me into a grasshopper or sumthin'? (the paintbrush comes back on screen) No, no, no, I take it back!"
      • "Duck Amuck" did a similar scenario. It's worth noting that Duck Amuck (1953) came before Rabbit Rampage (1955), which many consider basically an inferior remake.
    • Parodied in the Looney Tunes short "Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers". Bugs Bunny wakes up one morning to find out that Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, and Daffy Duck have been replaced with pale stereotypes of their actual selves, all severely off model and badly drawn to boot, complete with poor lip syncing - the knock-off Daffy even has a moment of Synchro-Vox. Bugs devises a plan to get the real characters back, but then discovers that a evil ripoff of him is on his tail. Eventually, Bugs finds out they were sent by Nudnik and casts the phony-baloney fakes into a black hole (er... giant space mouth), causing his old "frenemies" to reappear the next day. Further parodied when an animatronic Porky Pig tries to say "That's all, folks!" at the end of the short - Bugs kicks the fake to the curb and replaces it with the genuine Porky Pig.

  • Magic Adventures of Mumfie, being a theatrical-quality show, is not prone to these moments:
    • Pay attention to the scene where Bristle appears at the ceremony in the garden. He looks more adorable than he normally does, and his jacket color is wrong.
    • Any far-off shot on the show will be like this. For example, the episode "Regining Cats and Dogs" had a scene where Mumfie and Scarecrow are cleaning up a mess and talking to each other. Instead of the camera zooming in on the characters, the camera shows it from an angle where you can see the kitchen and Mumfie and Scarecrow look like they have button eyes.
    • Whenever Scarecrow blows something, his cheeks look like those of a chipmunk.
    • The episodes made by D'Ocon Films are the most common victims of this trope. Here are a few examples:
    • Look at the multiple wrong-colored jackets at the end of "Mumfie's Lost Button". The green one has four circle-shaped buttons, but when we close up, it has two triangle-shaped buttons.
      • In "Scarecrowella", the titular character looks like a dog during far-off shots, and during the hat match-up scene, Bristle looks nothing like how he's supposed to look.
      • It's easier to count the times this didn't happen in "Time Waits for No Mumfie" than the time this did happen.
      • In "Pop Goes the Weasel", Scarecrow has a random shocked face when speaking normally.
    • Word of God says that the animators forgetting to draw it, along with People Sit on Chairs, is the reason Mumfie doesn't have underwear.
  • In The Marvel Super Heroes, characters are occasionally shown with incorrect coloring and inconsistency in which character designs from the comics are used. The most notable offenders are Odin and Loki in the Mighty Thor segments, who frequently change physical appearances between shots.
  • Early episodes of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack are animated in the stiff, faux-UPA style typical of many Cartoon Network originals of the day, but as the show grows darker and Kricfalusi-esque in tone the artwork quickly loosens up and becomes more expressive as a way to reflect the different drawing styles of its storyboard artists (episodes boarded by Pendleton Ward and Ghostshrimp stick out). By the end of the series the main characters rarely even look like their original models, especially Bubbie, whose design is inconsistent throughout the entire run of the series.
  • In the Mighty Mouse cartoon "Gypsy Life" in one scene the leader of the catbat gang has mouse ears instead of his usual cat ears.
  • Miraculous Ladybug:
    • In one episode, a shot of Marinette's room shows several pictures of Adrien on the wall, even though she is seen taking them down in the very same episode. In the next shot, the photos are gone again.
    • At one point, Adrien discards one of his shoes to make the others think he's been taken by the Monster of the Week before he transforms into Cat Noir. However, during the Transformation Sequence, he's seen wearing both shoes.
  • The last few seasons of Muppet Babies (1984) suffered greatly from this. In the first seasons the animation was handled by the venerable Toei Animation studio, which generally did a good job of keeping the characters on model. When they switched to a lesser Korean studio (AKOM in this case), the drawing was less than adequate. Piggy and Gonzo were hit pretty hard by this.
    • By seasons 5 and 6 AKOM's work on the show had become a bit more refined. The quality dipped a little bit in season 7, but most episodes still looked better than season 4, except for the fact that Piggy seemed to put on a few pounds. And the Toei episodes aren't always perfect either. Toei still made plenty of coloring mistakes on the show, especially early on. After all, we're talking about the same Toei that worked on Jem and G1 Transformers. In fact one of the most glaring animation mistakes in the shows entire run can be seen in the fourth episode of season one "Raiders of the Lost Muppet", where two Scooters appear in one shot during the musical number. The first season also has a few scenes where the characters are drawn a bit sloppily. The nicest looking episodes of the series are the Toei episodes from seasons 2 and 3 and the AKOM episodes from seasons 5 and 6.
  • My Little Pony has frequent, glaring Off-Model moments in both the original series and My Little Pony Tales. The original pilot and The Movie are rather on-model, but aside from those, pretty much the entirety of the first two series are this. The most famous is the common error where pegasi are drawn with horns (most infamously Baby Surprise), thus the fandom called them "Unipeg". The reverse also happened, where ponies who aren't meant to have wings suddenly have them, as seen here
    • Sometimes when a pony is meant to be speaking, the animators somehow ended up drawing the wrong character talking. This means that characters sometimes speak with each-other's voices, and can even have conversations with themselves. This is particularly frequent in the Ice Cream Wars.
    • One glaring example is during the first part of "Quest of the Princess Ponies". Princess Tiffany's face spontaneously disappears!
    • Another fun one is Lofty with five legs
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has plenty of animation errors; in fact, it has been catalogued in this over hour-long video. A common mistake is the many times Applejack is missing her freckles, especially when running. Since it's made in Flash, layering errors are also very common. Cutie Marks appearing on the inside thigh and bits of the background visible through the characters' mouths are two of the more obvious. Other common mistakes are missing cutie marks, duplicate background ponies, animation skips and characters speaking in the wrong voice.
    • Derpy Hooves started out as this. She accidentally ended up cross-eyed in one scene of the first episode, which wasn't caught until after the episode aired. Fans quickly latched on to her and she is now more or less the mascot of the brony community. The creators, delighted with this response, now draw her cross-eyed intentionally and even script her appearances.
    • In "Stare Master", a petrified Twilight Sparkle is, in her first shot, standing on all four legs. Several cuts later, she's suddenly standing on only three, and is a little more roughly-drawn all around.
    • In "The Best Night Ever", during the Cold Open Rarity asks two colts to pull a carriage. During this scene if you pay close attention to a blue colt to the right of the other two, you can see his face glitch out and turn him into a cyclops for half a second.
    • In Lesson Zero, there's an Imagine Spot set at magic kindergarten. One of the background ponies is usually a pegasus, but is supposed to be a unicorn for that scene. However, they forgot to erase her wings, resulting in there being an alicorn student at Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns. This has led to the error getting the Fan Nickname of "Princess Erroria".
    • During the 'Raise This Barn' song sequence in "Apple Family Reunion", Babs Seed goes off-model for a whole scene where she and Apple Bloom are shaving wood, where her usual bright green eyes are instead the same orange color as Apple Bloom's. Given how noticeable her eyes usually are, it's extremely glaring.
    • In certain S4 episodes onward, Twilight's wings sometimes use the standard pegasus flapping sprites, instead of the shrunken Cadance's wings sprites she's supposed to have.
    • In her debut appearance in "Rarity Takes Manehattan", Coco Pommel is occasionally drawn with the standard "oval with three lashes" style of eyes instead of her usual Tareme Eyes when her brow is furrowed.
    • Every "shape" in a Flash (or similarly animated show) is a separate object that can be moved, resized, tweened, layered, and set invisible at will, and thus missing body parts like Earth Pony Sweetie Belle, extra body parts like Princess Rarity, or misaligned parts like this nightmarish beast are occasionally encountered (many of which are positively received and become memes). Easily the best (and worst) example is when they forgot the rest of Granny Smith in a scene, leaving a disembodied thrusting unmistakable thing in the top right corner.
    • In Twilight's Kingdom Part 2, when the Mane Six spread their World-Healing Wave over Equestria, the Crystal Empire doesn't appear on the map as it did in "Pinkie Pride".
    • In a more traditional sense of the term, most of the characters are usually drawn with recycled flash assets, meaning that most of their common expressions are literally on-model because they use the same assets. The result of this is that when the animators decide to create new unique expressions, they tend to stick out.
    • Ms. Harshwhinny is an odd example of a character who, while drawn to the same proportions and style as other standard mare characters, doesn't use any recycled flash assets and instead gets a complete set of eye, ear, face, etc assets. As a result, she looks freakin' WEIRD, especially when put beside another character.
    • Trixie originally had a more unique set of flash assets, having a fatter horn, unique eyelashes, and only one catchlight in each eye (a trait normally reserved for stallions), but for whatever reason she was changed to have the standard features of most other mares (compare Magic Duel to All Bottled Up). However she occasionally shifts back to "Old Trixie", likely as a result of reusing older animations to save time and production costs.


  • Peanuts animated specials:
    • In A Charlie Brown Christmas features this a lot, considering that it had a rushed production (Charles Schulz was given just six months to write the special, and the animators only had four) and that it was animated in 1965.
      • The order of words on Lucy's psychiatric help booth changes twice in under two minutes.
      • Let's not forget when Lucy is suddenly phasing through her booth, or when Linus's head disappears for a frame or two.
      • Snoopy appears from nowhere in the scene where the kids start applauding Charlie Brown, and they switch positions instantly in the so doing.
      • In the original VHS edition, while the kids all sing "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", two of the girls in the background briefly flicker in front of the other children (though this seems to have been fixed, for modern television airings of this special at least). This error was not present in the original airing.
      • In the original 1965 airing, there is a moment where Charlie Brown's nose disappears for a few frames while he's talking to Lucy. Snoopy also sings with the other children during the ending.
    • The number of holes in Charlie Brown's ghost costume in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is never consistent beyond "too many".
      • One episode of The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show had Linus's blanket colored green instead of blue by mistake. They got around this by dubbing in Lucy saying "Linus has a stupid new green blanket!" off-screen.
  • The animation studio that did the Peter Pan & the Pirates episodes "The Plucking of Short Tom" and "Evicted" packed it full of animation errors, including Hook having no neck, characters having bulging eyeballs or Fish Eyes, stretchy limbs and necks, bobbing heads, stiff robotic walk cycles, etc.
  • Phineas and Ferb, like Gargoyles and Darkwing Duck, has multiple animation studios with a wide degree of quality spread between them; there are some episodes, such as "Elementary My Dear Stacy", with beautifully fluid animation, but there are plenty of others with a noticeable drop in the number of transitional frames and numerous borderline Off Model moments.
    • Synergy Animation (one of said studios) must have really gone off-model, because the Yodel Odel Obey Me song is animated in Flash (presumably to replace the off-model animation).
    • The rest of "Bubble Boys" is quite off model, too, including a frame in which Dr. Doofenshmirtz's hand disappears.
    • Some common mistakes include placing Ferb's larger eye closer to the camera, the shape of Phineas' head, and Candace's eyes retaining shape when narrowed or closed.
    • As well as Isabella being of various heights during the series' run. During Summer Belongs to You, her height would vary from scene to scene (from just above Phineas to almost a head taller than him).
    • In "Excaliferb", there is one scene in which Phineas' eyes vanish for a split-second.
  • The Powerpuff Girls (2016) has a good sum of this:
    • Buttercup says Blossom's line in "Arachno-Romance".
    • One of the most notorious examples is from the episode "Man Up". Man-Boy jumps out of a destroyed background stall into the foreground but his size does not change, so he only comes up to the knees of the people around him.

  • Like Animaniacs, Ready Jet Go! has tons of different animated studios working on it. However, it is still prone to this trope. For example, in the special "Back to Bortron 7", the shape of Jet's hair changes briefly without explanation. And in "Detective Mindy", Mitchell's mouth doesn't move when he says "I will never understand Jet's dog, or is he a cat?"
  • Certain episodes of The Real Ghostbusters. The DVD sets makes them rather easy to spot. Some episodes — notably the earlier ones — came out with moderately good animation (KK C&D Asia), sometimes gorgeous animation (TMS Entertainment). But when it starts getting into the much cheaper looking episodes (from Sei Young, Plus One Animation and Sae Rom in South Korea), the animation quality really goes to the dogs. And the episode "Station Identification" sees Peter Venkman briefly become blonde in one scene for no very good reason.
    • And the earlier episodes didn't always come out looking too hot either. Watch "When Halloween Was Forever," which looks like the Japanese studio out-outsourced it to a really bad Korean sub-subcontractor.
    • In "The Revenge of Murray the Mantis," Mr. Stay-Puft's hat briefly reads "STAY PUT" for a few frames!
    • DiC's designers mostly averted the trope by putting the Ghost Traps on the other side of the Proton Pack, rather than hanging off the characters' waists.
    • Sometimes the animators would accidentally duplicate a Ghostbuster for a shot (one episode featured two Rays), or mistakenly color Winston as a white man.
    • One episode featured the Ghostbusters' clothing switching between shots at a concert, from their jumpsuits to another completely different set.
  • The entirety of the Recess episode "Buried Treasure". The episode was sent to a different overseas animation department, which led to some odd scenes, such as inky-looking outlines, bordering on Thick-Line Animation, as well as more cartoony animation. This is the only episode by this animation company, probably due to what happened to the episode.
    • "The Legend of the Big Kid" from season one has some off model moments as well. The kindergartners keep gaining and losing baby teeth between scenes, T.J. is noticeably chubbier than usual and has bigger eyes, and there are constant "derp" faces from Spinelli and Gus.
    • There's one scene in "Jinxed" where it looks like T.J. had a mullet.
    • Toon City's episodes, while fluid, are pretty ugly to look at from a design standpoint.
    • One really glaring error saw TJ's baseball cap inexplicably turn black for a handful of scenes before switching back to red.
  • The Redwall animated series has some examples:
  • Done intentionally on The Ren & Stimpy Show, with the characters changing appearance between scenes. It seems to fit the mental instability of the show's cast. One of few notable cases where this trope is not bad. John Kricfalusi has repeatedly stated that if you don't break model to emphasize the character's actions, you might as well be doing live action. It was brought Up to Eleven with the release of Adult Party Cartoon, where the characters completely change appearance from scene to scene (most prominent with Ren). As John Kricfalusi put it, "Everybody draws different in Spümcø. And we sort of encourage that. Unless you're going to draw wimpy".
    • However, the show is not immune to many accidental off model moments; many of the season 1 episodes were massacred by bad outsourcing, due in part to work from the cheapskate, sweatshop conditions of Fil-Cartoons, who handled ink-and-paint work for the entire first season, and more often than not heavily ruined many scenes due to their all-around cheap, scratchy Xeroxing, ugly colors, losing or even "reworking" drawings or whole scenes of animation, and changing camera timing—the episodes that really got hit the hardest are "Black Hole" and "Nurse Stimpy" (the latter turning out so butchered that John K refused to put his name on it). There are even some unintentional (rather than purposeful) off model moments, such as Stimpy's eyes inexplicably turning black in the "Stimpy's Breakfast Tips". Considering that Fil-Cartoons were used to working with products such as Hanna-Barbera shows, they were clearly unaccustomed to the more technically complex animation and drawing style that a show like Ren and Stimpy demanded. Carbunkle director Bob Jacques had to fight tooth and claw to get the studio to turn in acceptable work for episodes like "Stimpy's Invention" (and even then the sporadic error slipped in, such as Stimpy's eyes floating off his face when he's showing Ren his new socks), and described the experience of working with them as "all damage control", even calling the studio "the cheapest shit studio I've ever had the displeasure to work at." Fortunately, Spumco fired Fil-Cartoons after the first season and switched to other studios. Save for a few episodes, the art and animation became much more consistent and appealing as a result.
      • The animation ironically got MORE off-model after John K. left, as if Games animation took John K's advice of "off-model animation" and "never repeat the same face" to the literal extreme. Most notably, giving Ren a chin that awkwardly moves up and down his neck when he talks.
  • Robotboy: Several instances in the episode "The Revenge of Protoboy", but one instance of particular note is at one point, the red markings on Protoboy's forehead are gone, which is especially noticeable considering how prominent they are. They return immediately when he turns his head around in the same shot.
  • In the Rocko's Modern Life episode "Short Story", this is lampshaded, (coupled with a Creator Cameo) when a cartoon version of Rocko creator Joe Murray (also voiced by him) tells Rocko, "You're off model, kangaroo boy."
    • "Trash-O-Madness" has drastically different animation from the rest of the show (Justified, since it's the Pilot Episode); the animation is a bit more fluid, at the cost of much less refined character designs, most noticeably on Rocko himself.
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle was plagued with this throughout its run, as a result of outsourcing to a very cheap Mexican animation studio. Some have argued that it adds to the show's charm.
  • Rugrats:
    • In the episode "The Family Tree", pay attention to Angelica's mouth as she says "but he did all that bad stuff that you got blamed for". Her mouth doesn't open when she says the first two words.
    • Pretty much all of the first season, which was animated by Wang Film Productions, is extremely off-model. Things got better when Anivision took over in season two.

  • Miscolored or incorrectly drawn things are fairly common in most episodes of Scooby-Doo. Many examples can be found on this blog.
    • On at least one occasion, Fred's head is animated on an existing still of his body, with the result that his head is on entirely backwards.
  • There are two episodes of The New Scooby-Doo Movies that guest-star Batman and Robin (based on the Adam West incarnation of the characters). During one of the scenes in the second crossover, Batman's legs are colored flesh instead of gray, making it look like Batman isn't wearing pants.
  • In "Mystery Mask Mix-Up", there is a scene where Scooby and Shaggy are thrown into a pile of fish and Shaggy gets completely buried. As Scooby reaches into the pile of fish to retrieve Shaggy, his arm suddenly turns the same color green as (unseen) Shaggy's shirt and returns to normal as soon as he pulls it out of the fish. This happens twice.
  • The first produced (but thirteenth aired) episode of The Simpsons, "Some Enchanted Evening", is infamous for the hysterically poor quality of the animation. Stories range far and wide on why, from tight deadlines, farmed-out animation, to poor communication and lousy (or non-existent) model sheets. The episode was even sent back for revision before airing and was still horrible. AKOM at its finest.
  • The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol : If you notice very carefully, you'll see that Gargamel has Four-Fingered Hands. This was corrected in the following animated feature, The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow.
  • South Park sometimes has cases of this, especially in the earlier seasons. Kyle's mouth was placed on his face vertically in one scene in the season 4 episode "Fat Camp", and another episode briefly showed Pip with three arms.
  • Happens a lot on SpongeBob SquarePants, particularly in the first season, though the most noticeable example may be in the Season 2 episode "Wormy", where at the end, Patrick loses his face for about a second.
    • Or when Mr. Krabs is drawn as a floating legless body towards the beginning of Dying for Pie. The same episode also has SpongeBob's outline subtly but glaringly losing its wavy shape for a second when he starts saying "in some sort of fiery explosion".
    • Home Sweet Pineapple is one of the most noticeable examples of Off Model. Squidward is drawn normally and proportionate for most of the episode, but at the end when he wakes up and goes out to see SpongeBob moving away, he becomes HUGE and his legs are giant.
    • In "Club SpongeBob", when Squidward is begging the Magic Conch for something to eat, a close-up shot of the conch shows it being held by a yellow tentacle.
    • In "Treats!", the spots and spiral on Gary's shell switch colors for one frame.
    • "The Good Krabby Name" has one particular fish change body and pants color between shots.
    • In "SpongeBob, You're Fired", when Mr. Krabs explains why he fired SpongeBob at the end, his body is smaller and his eye stalks are longer than usual.
    • The show as a whole is no stranger to intentionally breaking model for comic effect, ESPECIALLY in season 10 onward.
    • In several episodes SpongeBob goes into Sandy's dome but doesn't wear his helmet. It's made very clear that Spongebob can't breathe air, thus why he wears the helmet.
    • In "Doing Time", Mrs. Puff's red prison cap briefly turns black and then back to red during the kitchen scene.
    • In "Fear of a Krabby Patty", due to Greenblatt's distinct art style, the characters look off in this episode, especially Mr. Krabs, who had smaller eyes.
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series. In addition to incredibly Limited Animation, one of the producers was colorblind, so everyone but Sulu and Uhura is absolutely chalk white. Colors of things established in the live-action series are altered so you wind up saying "what do you mean that episode has Orions?" The Kzinti - a warlike enemy race who'd supposedly plagued mankind for a hundred years or more - dress in very Narmful hot pink uniforms. A lot of notorious animation errors require the pause button, but this ain't that. The animation is farcically bad throughout every episode ever. Yeah, it's good that Star Trek didn't die after all, but dude. Can we at least leave the color decisions to the guys who can see colors?
    • Two words: Pink Tribbles.
    • In the mid to late 1970s, some selected reproduced cels were offered for sale through Gene Roddenbury's Lincoln Enterprises. One of these is a shot of Spock in front of the Guardian of Forever pointing at another character with a six fingered hand.
    • One shot of Scotty operating the transporter switched to an over-the-shoulder shot of the mustached Mr Kyle, making it look like Mr Scott had a mustache. Fast foward to 1979 in which James Doohan actually does have one.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil: A particularly infamous one, at that. In the episode "Into The Wand", Toffee is featured in a painting wearing his war clothes, however, his nipples can be seen through the clothes, which made many fans believe that Toffee fought wearing see-through clothes, which included his pants. It was later cleared up by the animators that Toffee was shirtless in the scene and that was changed before the release, however, due to a mistake, his nipples are still visible.
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars is filled with capes, lots of capes, which flow behind characters and ripple in the wind and get ripped to shreds and take lots of time to animate. Occasionally the capes will completely disappear for a few frames when an animator got lazy.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars:
    • Many clone trooper officers, most prominently Captain Rex, wear kama. By far the most common continuity error in the show, particularly in the early seasons, is said kama being missing for a shot or two, with it happening to Rex in the pilot movie, "Downfall of a Droid", "Dooku Captured", "Jedi Crash", "Sphere of Influence", "A Distant Echo" and "On the Wings of Keeradaks"; to Ponds in "Liberty on Ryloth" and "Death Trap"; to Fives in "Carnage of Krell" (twice); and to Jesse in "The Bad Batch". (And no, your eyes do not deceive you: this goof happens in each of the first three episodes of the otherwise gorgeously-animated uncancelled season 7.)
    • "Rookies": In the shot where Rex pulls off the helmet of the disguised commando droid he just destroyed, the piece of armour on Cody's right thigh is completely missing.
    • "Bombad Jedi": When Jar Jar demands that the Separatists "release the Senator" while posing as the Jedi they've mistaken him for, his ears are clearly clipping through the back of the hood he's wearing.
    • "Nightsisters": Ventress mysteriously loses her skirt after her ship has been damaged and retrieved by space pirates before hijacking their ship and flying to Dathomir. However, this is intentional, as the person animating Ventress found out that her skirt is just too difficult to animate, and as a result this episode marked the last time Ventress ever wore a skirt in the series. Given that Ventress gets a new outfit that never has a skirt to begin with halfway through the episode, however, the explanation still comes off as somewhat lazy.
    • "The Citadel": Ahsoka's Padawan braid is missing in a shot of her from behind during her conversation with Plo Koon.
    • "Gungan Attack" has a brief shot where the clasp of Count Dooku's cloak is missing.
    • "The Bad Batch": Besides the missing kama blooper mentioned above, Crosshair is missing his backpack (part of his armour) and sniper rifle when he boards the LAAT gunship at Fort Anaxes.
  • Star Wars Rebels: It's a distant Freeze-Frame Bonus, but the first time Imperial Lieutenant Yogar Lyste is seen in "Spark of Rebellion" (when Ezra's watching Aresko and Grint get mad at him for supposedly reporting a false alarm), he has white hair, in contrast to the black hair he has in all subsequent appearances, including later in that very same episode.
  • The animated section of The Star Wars Holiday Special made Luke look like this (where are his pupils?) and Han look like a horse. Brrr.
    • And, C3P0 blinks and his pupils move. (Didn't know he had pupils!!)
  • The characters of Steven Universe are deliberately drawn off model, giving them flowing and dynamic animation and expressions. Sometimes the quality of character animation will strengthen or diminish based on their emotional/psychological state (Pearl in particular gaining animation bumps when being graceful or dramatic). Rebecca Sugar defends off modelness, saying that cartoons are supposed to be fluid and expressive, not stiff and static.
    • Pearl inexplicably has two right hands while trying to grab a cup in "Last One Out of Beach City".
    • "Hit the Diamond" has Ruby throw her hands in the air at one point, showing off her left palm, which is missing her gemstone.
    • "Change Your Mind":
      • Obsidian has Steven's very stretched-out clothes over her second-from-the-top left hand when she starts climbing the Diamond Mecha, but they're gone in every other shot. Model sheets indicate they're supposed to always be there.
      • Paying close attention to the shot of Blue Diamond as White Diamond is talking about her impurities reveals that her gemstone, which is normally kite-shaped, is incorrectly drawn as a triangle. Her hair looping over her gemstone destracts from the error, however.
  • While the USA Network's Street Fighter cartoon isn't known for being a paragon of quality, with character designs changing from episode to episode, occasionally some more typical goofs were made. One case in particular has Bison's evil grin marred by having his teeth painted the same color as his skin, changing a Slasher Smile into a really big-lipped smirk.
    • You can't talk about bad animation in the Street Fighter cartoon without also mentioning the exploding bacon roof and tiny Dee Jay. The still picture doesn't explain the whole problem; Dee Jay exits the elevator only to start to shrink as he runs away.
    • This may have to do with the fact that Madhouse did several season 1 episodes before the producers had Sunrise do the rest of the series.
    • Bison gets the honor of being off-model in EVERY SCENE HE'S IN during the season 2 episode The Warrior King. The crowning moment comes as Chun-Li surprises him with a sneak attack towards the end - the split-second frame of him noticing her has to be seen to be believed!
  • This occurs quite a lot in Street Sharks, particularly between the few times the heroes are human. In one episode, Streex's human design changes quite a bit.
  • Super Friends is notorious for some low grade animation, as are most cartoons from the 1970s. Often Hawkman's costume changes from one episode from another, and even within the episode. Acceptable. There are times where Green Lantern's ring produces inconsistent objects, sometimes even making yellow ones. Alright. But HOW does one accidentally put three arms on Green Lantern!!??!
    • The worst offender has to be Black Vulcan. His costume is black and yellow, but exactly which parts are black, which are yellow, and which are exposed flesh literally change from shot-to-shot within any given episode. Sometimes he's seen from the front with a yellow neck, then the perspective changes to show him from behind and his neck isn't covered at all. Sometimes he wears tights, sometimes shorts with bare legs. The only thing consistent is that his mouth is flesh colored and the lightning bolts on his mask are (almost) always yellow. And since the character was created for the cartoon, there's no pre-existing material to judge what his costume is supposed to look like.
    • In a few shots, Superman is drawn with a backwards S-shield (Z-shield?), or the colors in Batman's logo are inverted.
  • Done intentionally most of the time in Superjail!, as the animation crew is encouraged to not stick to models. Sometimes actual animation or design errors will occur and aren't caught in time, or sometimes they're intentionally put in (or the crew decides to run with them as it'd be funny).
    • One storyboard artist pointed out that although Jared is intended to have only four fingers on each hand, some crew members will often forget and not every instance can be corrected in time. This can be seen as far back as the pilot episode.
      • The finger mistake has also happened with his Distaff Counterpart Charise, in "Vacation" and "Stingstress".
    • Alice's nose vanishes in her final scene in "The Trouble with Triples".
      • Within the same episode at the start, one Triplet is mistakenly animated with the standard five-fingered hands for a brief sequence (as opposed to having seven on each), while his brothers are drawn with only six fingers on each. Their gloves also vanish for a frame towards the end.
    • The Twins are missing the entire lower halves of their body during their first conversation in "Superbar".
    • As it's animated in Flash, layering errors tend to happen every now and then. This can especially be seen in some of the later episodes. Another problem tends to be with clean-up, where an artist doing the final lineart will sometimes make the mistake of not having some objects and characters' line weight match up with others in a scene.
  • All of the various versions of the Super Mario Bros. cartoon have their fair share of... problems.
    • One could make a drinking game out of the number of times Mario and/or Luigi are colored as the opposite plumber. One particularly glaring example is a shot of Luigi in a red cap and Mario calling Luigi "Mario" in Luigi's voice. It manages to stick out even in an already bonkers scene, as one comment puts it:
      TimAJH: Bowser's in baby clothes riding a wheeled ostrich, and that's the least bizarre thing about this video.
    • Characters getting the wrong dialogue is a fairly frequent occurence on the Super Show. In one episode, Toad is posing as a messenger to stall for time against King Koopa. Toad reads half the message, and the show cuts to a reaction shot of Koopa... who is animated delivering the other half of Toad's line, in Toad's voice, before responding in his own.
    • In the Super Mario World episode "Born to Ride", when Duke hits Yoshi over the head for attempting to eat a paint can, he actually freezes mid-animation (even the accompanying cartoon effect for him hitting Yoshi is frozen).
    • In "Princess Toadstool For President", some hills that are supposed to be in the background are mistakenly layered in front of Toadstool in one close-up, making her appear giant.
      • In that same episode, Kooky has King Koopa's hands at one point.
    • In general, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 deviates less from the model sheets than The Super Mario Bros. Super Show but is more prone to technical goofs, such as coloring errors or a door frame Mario and Luigi run behind shaking violently for no apparent reason. Super Mario World aired as part of the same block as Captain N's third season and suffered the same budget cuts, featuring animation quality that ranges from acceptable ("The Yoshi Shuffle", "Mama Luigi") to mediocre ("Born to Ride") to straight-up terrible ("Fire Sale", "Party Line").

  • In a similar manner to the Ninja Nonsense example, one episode of Taz-Mania has Axl & Bull going about their day, casually noting common animating mistakes and Off-Model situations.
  • The old 1987 version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, classic though it is, has quite a few instances of this.
    • April seems to suffer it a lot. At one point, she and a turtle switch faces. And her boobs seem to change size with every shot.
    • April's expanding bust is probably more of a way to sneak in some G-Rated Fanservice. After all, the occasional bouncing that occurred with her breasts definitely aren't a mere coincidence.
    • In "New York's Shiniest", April starts off wearing a rather sexy pink and lavender outfit which never reappears. She makes a phone call still wearing it, but in a later scene, at the end of what appears to be the same phone call, she is wearing her regular yellow jumpsuit. Perhaps more than one studio did this episode?
    • There are also episodes where there are more than four turtles in one shot like in the very first episode (like the one scene in "Turtle Tracks" that has two Raphaels running on the roof), as well as plenty scenes that have more than one turtle with the same colored headband or scenes where one turtle speaks with the wrong voice.
    • There's also the sequence in the next episode "Enter The Shredder" where there are several consecutive attacks by different turtles in red masks when they fight Bebop and Rocksteady at the zoo.
    • In another episode, Donatello is supposed to be in a scene, but when they cut away and then cut back, he's drawn as Michelangelo.
    • Let's not forget about those 2 Episode Title Cards for the first 3 seasons. Someone messed up and switched the colors blue and orange, because one of the cards features what appears to be a happy Leonardo ready to eat some pizza. Doesn't seem so bad, since the turtles love pizza, but then there's the other card with "Michelangelo" ready for battle while holding katanas.
    • There's also a scene where the turtles are running down a curve in a street. While the art in the scene isn't noticeably off, the perspective of the turtles changes too drastically compared to that of the background, briefly rendering them 20 feet tall.
  • The narrow gauge engines in Thomas the Tank Engine received larger scale models Season 5, which look vastly "off" from the original small scale models. The worst thing is, they use both models every other scene in a few episodes, which makes the differences all too obvious.
  • As well received as they are, anyone who has seen the Cambria Studios-produced Three Stooges cartoons from the 1960s can tell you that those shorts make even some of the worst animated Hanna-Barbera cartoons look like Looney Tunes. For example:
    • "Safari So Good":
      • Moe looks wall-eyed on several occasions.
      • The trunk and mouth of an elephant tossing Curly around both disappear when he tosses Curly into a tree.
      • At one point, Moe gets grabbed by another elephant, and we immediately cut to him being decked by a lion.
    • This messy scene from "Auto Be A Law". Going by the dialog and the way Moe moves, he's supposed to be addressing Curly, who has a trophy stuck on his head. Instead, Larry suddenly has Curly's face (but still has his hair) and says: "We got the trophy!" in Curly's voice! Moe still turns to the real Curly (with the trophy on his head) and says his line. In the next shot, Larry has his normal face and voice.
  • Thundercats Roar has this in spades. While the animation itself is very fluid and works very well in fight scenes, the characters themselves are practically this all the time. It's pretty clear that the artists have no idea how to draw muscles, since they end up looking more like weird boils or scars instead.
  • The Tick had some rough animation direction. While the drawings look fine, the composition of the drawings is flimsy at best. The first episode is full of oddly timed scenes, characters interacting badly with the background, and lip syncing problems. At one moment - after The Tick crashes into the ground - he speaks an entire line without moving his mouth.
    • Then the episode "Evil Sits Down for a Moment" where the fairies' arms come off for a frame.
    • In one episode during a group briefing of "superheroes", American Maid is sitting down with her legs crossed and barely moves. But she still manages to whip her tights/stockings off and put them back on repeatedly, as every time the view cuts to include her, her legs alternate between bare and stockinged. She must be doing it "off camera" just to confuse everybody!
  • Tiny Toon Adventures' animation quality is very uneven, ranging from abysmal (Encore) to gorgeous (TMS Entertainment), depending on the studio that worked on a particular episode. Since episodes are often composed by 2 or 3 separate and largely unrelated (or very loosely related) shorts, the quality can decline (or increase) within a single installment.
    • Most notably, Kennedy Cartoons got fired after Season 1 due to their inconsistent quality and abuse of squash-and-stretch (some portions of the debut episode, which they animated, had to be re-drawn). One studio that managed to do even worse than Kennedy is the aforementioned Encore Cartoons; little is known about them (they were allegedly a domestic company) because, after three episodes of Tiny Toon Adventures (one of which credited Alan Smithee as a director) they did nothing else, ever.
  • Toad Patrol has some of these moments, up to and including:
    • Having a shot in "The Fire" showing Oyster with her see-all, despite the fact that she wouldn't get it until an episode later.
    • Various shots of the toads having teeth ("A Cry For Help", "The Healer")
    • Coloring issues, including Newt being entirely a dark purple brown color ("The Crystal Caverns"), and Panther Cap's hat being entirely green ("A Cry For Help")
    • Outright forgetting to color a part of one of Earth Star's eyes in "Night Fright".
  • The Czech-produced Tom and Jerry cartoons directed by Gene Deitch are pretty surreal compared to the originals. One notable example comes from "High Steaks", in which Tom lands in a pool and his body is cut off below the water line, despite the water being colored transparently.
    • This is parodied in The Simpsons episode "Krusty Gets Kancelled", when Krusty loses the license to show Itchy And Scratchy cartoons, and instead shows Worker & Parasite, a surreal, poorly made Eastern Bloc knockoff.
    • The character designs in the Chuck Jones Tom and Jerry shorts aren't always consistent, with the ones directed by Jones himself suffering the most. The characters' general appearances can sometimes vary drastically throughout each episode. "I'm Just Wild About Jerry" features some of the most inconsistent and unpolished designs of the entire Jones era. Tom is the one who mainly suffers, sporting ugly mosquito or teddy bear-esque facial expressions in some shots, while looking closer to the model sheet in others. The bottom of Tom's feet are gray in the first few cartoons, but they had changed over to white by 1965. As Jones became less involved with the shorts outside of having a producer's credit in 1966-'67, he handed the directing duties to Abe Levitow and Ben Washam. The Levitow and Washam-directed cartoons generally look a bit sloppier compared to the earlier Jones efforts, but the designs of the characters are far more consistent.
  • Total Drama has some particularly jarring examples from time to time. Near the end of the first season, Heather receives a Traumatic Haircut, but in the Season 2 premiere, she is accidentally shown with her old hair again for a few seconds (she remains bald for almost all of Season 2, and her hair isn't anywhere near as long as it used to be in Season 3). There are quite a few other bad mistakes like this, but Katie being drawn without a right arm takes the cake.
    • In "I See London", there is a scene where Noah's ENTIRE LOWER HALF is missing.
    • A strange instance in the World Tour episode "Jamaica Me Sweat": After Heather and Courtney crash while doing the bobsled run (in which they are left dazed), they appear briefly in their regular outfits instead of their bikinis, which they had been wearing throughout the entire episode.
  • Nearly every animated incarnation of the Transformers franchise has been rife with off moments animation-wise. G1 is particularly horrible. It's so common that the franchise even has a tongue-in-cheek explanation for it: animation errors are the result of the various Cosmic Flaws in the franchise, causing little errors in reality that then correct themselves. The biggest of these is the destruction of Unicron in the movie—a joke on the fact that this event immediately preceded the series switching to a cheaper studio.
    • The original cartoon is plagued by obvious animation errors, especially in the less continuity-important episodes. "Carnage in C-Minor", from season three, is notorious for this. Amongst those errors, Broadside is drawn with the wrong model, using an old design (or rather traced off of a model sheet) instead.
    • During the first two seasons, there are many incidents of similar-looking, but differently colored charactersnote , being colored the same.
    • Then there's all the instances of dead characters showing up in the background of several third season episodes. Even "Call of the Primitives", lauded as one of the best-animated episodes of the series, is not exempt from this problem.
      • This actually led to a semi-serious fandom "movement" that claimed that Brawn (who died in the shuttle massacre in the movie) is not dead, since he was only shot in the shoulder and appears in a few later episodes.
    • To top things off, inconsistent animation quality can already be found in season 2: You have beautiful artwork and animation (regardless of the occasional cel errors, such as two Optimus Primes in a single frame) for episodes such as "Atlantis, Arise!" or "Auto Berserk", then you have various levels of mediocrity... and then you have three of the biggest stinkers of the entire show in terms of animation quality, "The Core", "City of Steel" and "The Autobot Run", with Hanna-Barbera-esque animation and numerous borderline off-model characters. The fact that one of the show's producers not only credited Japanese studio Toei and Korean studio AKOM, but also an unnamed studio based in the Philippines for season 2 somewhat explains the results.
    • The ultimate example comes at the end of the season two episode "Child's Play". The whole thing is a mess of mis-layered cells and segregation of script and animation, but that damn cat...
      • And that episode is already teeming with unfinished and poorly drawn animation from the start, with the sewer fight sharing this thing of beauty.
    • Then you get the rampant scale issues, where no one seems to remember how big the characters are relative to each other. This hit Devastator particularly hard. The show never really settles on a consistent size for him besides "very big", causing his relative size to fluctuate wildly, even in the same episode. In some episodes, he's huge enough to demolish entire buildings in a single blow and hold Optimus Prime in one hand King Kong-style; in others, he's barely twice Megatron's height. His eyes were also apparently a source of grief for the animators, as they keep switching from one large "visor" to two individual eyes, again often within the same episode.
      Unicron is also a victim of odd scaling; in his first appearance in the movie, he's supposedly around the size of Mars, going off of model sheets, but is drawn a lot smaller much of the time, presumably so other characters aren't the size of sand grains when the scene focuses on him. This gets worse in season 3, when his disembodied head (which should be roughly the size of Texas) appears in several episodes and is drawn as maybe 100 feet tall.
    • "B.O.T." is a pretty pitiful episode all-around with a whole laundry-list of stupid moments and continuity errors, but its animation probably ranks among the worst in the series. Transformers Wiki's article on the episode begins its list of animation errors with "Argh", which should tell you exactly what to expect.
    • Rhino's DVD set for season one contains unfinished animation for several of the episodes (as the original masters were in very bad shape). This makes episodes like "Heavy Metal War" and "SOS Dinobots" barely watchable and/or understandable because of this. Though yes, the original, finished animation contained errors like the characters missing limbs too.
    • Gentlemen, I give you blue Optimus Prime.
    • The single most notorious animation error of Transformers- Optimus Prime with no mouthplate!!! (Only one frame, but still...)
      • Galvatron appearing in a group of cheering Decepticons about to go rescue said robot from a pool of lava is a close second, though. See here.
    • It gets much, much worse. TF Wiki gives animation errors as part of its trivia list for each episode. When AKOM is animating, it'll become multiple pages long, even for the important episodes where good animation would be used. With these episodes, the challenge isn't spotting them. The challenge is instead finding one scene where everyone looks like they're supposed to, and everything matches up when we switch camera angles.
    • The intros usually showcase a noticeable Animation Bump, but not in Season 3 — the regular S3 intro has Kup sporting Springer's head and Ultra Magnus with a blue face (should be gray).
      • Magnified with the "Season 4" (the miniseries "The Rebirth") opening, which mixes higher-quality animation from the Headmaster and Targetmaster toy commercials with parts of the S3 opening.
    • Inconsistency doesn't only occur between different shots, but from frame to frame too. Often the mechanical detailing on the robots shifts around during movements, and at times they end up looking totally different from how they started. In More Than Meets the Eye, Part 3, when the Autobots help the fallen Optimus Prime up, take a look at his thigh, and how it changes design.
    • At the end of the G1 series finale, Bumblebee is seen cheering after the Autobots' victory. Goldbug is seen standing nearby. The problem? Bumblebee was rebuilt and became Goldbug in "The Return of Optimus Prime". The two are one and the same.
    • Beast Wars has a few times where they use the wrong 3D model (Rattrap during Dinobot's funeral for example). Of course that's a different kind of "Off Model"...
      • Transmetal Cheetor walking in the background when he's already a Transmetal II is another of these examples. Another common mistake is the disappearance of certain body pieces (most notably back kibble), or in some cases, characters being animated with someone else's parts (Rampage has Depth Charge's legs for one shot). But on very rare occasions, the animation models went through bizarre changes during movements. A notable example is when Primal's neck and head suddenly grow really long, and he talks without moving his lips.
    • In Transformers Animated, there's the time when Ratchet (in Pre-Earth form) is drawn with his Earth form gut, the time when Snarl's face is gray, another time when Prowl's bike mode is three times its usual height, yet another time when Optimus Prime's insignia moves to the underside of his arm when gesturing, another time when not only is Megatron three times the size of Prime, but Ratchet has regeneration abilities and has his broken-off arm reattached on him several times... Look, it's easier to go on TF Wiki and look for yourself.
    • Transformers: Prime can never decide whether Arcee's non-blue bits are pink or translucent, or what Bumblebee's eyes look like.
      • In the episode Orion Pax, Part 2, there's a brief shot where the Autobots are missing numerous bits from their bodies. Ratchet has it worst, because he has no face, only a highly unsettling pair of eyes and two rows of teeth floating in the dark void between his neck and helmet. Also, Arcee is topless and Bumblebee's missing his chest-lights.
    • For most of the 1st season of Beast Machines, every time Megatron transforms back into his robot mode, the animators use his shiny textures from the previous show for his transformation shots, even though Megatron (and every other character) was redesigned with less reflective, flatter, stylized textures for the series. Whenever some other older animation model showed up, they usually also use the more realistic, shiny texturing from Beast Wars which makwa them stand out from the show's visual style.
      • Another prominent error from Beast Machines is that, in the last few episodes of season 1, Tankor's animation model randomly keeps switching to that of a normal tank drone (you can tell the difference as the drones lack Tankor's "ears"). Many crucial and dramatic scenes are made awkward this way. At times, the other Vehicon generals are also replaced with their drone counterparts, or vice versa.

  • Any episodes of Uncle Grandpa where Nick Edwards is credited as a storyboard artist. He tends to use weird drawings (such as the characters appearing fatter than usual) and his two solo episodes "Wasteland" and "In the Clouds" stood out the most.

  • Has happened several times in Winx Club:
    • For Seasons 1-4 and the first two movies, the characters' mouths were synced to the original Italian actors, resulting in most of the talking scenes completely off in all English releases, especially 4Kids and Atlas Oceanic. Season 4 toned this down a bit to have some of the animation sync to the Cinélume voices, and from the Nick specials and Season 5 on, the mouths are now synced to the English actors, though the specials had some scenes where the mouth movements were off.
    • There's one instance where the animators forgot to draw Flora's mouth.
    • After Bloom got her Enchantix, Aisha's Enchantix changed from blue, green and deep pink to spring green and pale pink to avoid looking similar to Bloom; however, there are times where the original colors were shown.
  • The early Golden Age Woody Woodpecker cartoons prior to Shamus Culhane and (mostly) Dick Lundy taking the directorial reins were really prone to going off model, or just suffering from very mushy, sloppy animation in general, a big problem at Lantz during the 30s and early 40s, becoming in retrospective the studio of the Lazy Artist during the Golden Age.
  • The animated adaptation of Wyrd Sisters has some significant cases of characters going off model very early on in the first episode, and these issues continue throughout the rest of the seven-episode series.

  • The 1990s X-Men cartoon has some notable errors, especially as time goes on. For instance, in the episode "Nightcrawler", Rogue's clothes change between shots several times. Even in the episodes from after they switched to Philippine Animation Studio Inc. (then again to Hong Ying for the final episode) from AKOM, mistakes are still abundant.
    • Also in the last season, Jubilee's eyes are changed from brown into blue.
    • The stockings-to-bare legs thing is something Jean Grey does when in civvies in the original cartoon version of X-Men.

  • The characters in Yogi Bear would often change appearances from cartoon to cartoon, most notably Ranger Smith. This tendency was parodied heavily by John Kricfalusi in his Yogi Bear cartoons, "A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith" and "Boo-Boo Runs Wild".

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