History AnachronismStew / WesternAnimation

9th Jun '17 7:58:27 PM CorahsUncle
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* ''WesternAnimation/IvanhoeTheKingsKnight'' features Alexander II of Scotland, as a prince and young man, during the time of Richard I of England's imprisonment in Austria. Alexander wasn't born until 1198, a year before the death of Richard.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IvanhoeTheKingsKnight'' features Alexander II of Scotland, as a prince and young man, during the time imprisonment of Richard I of England's imprisonment England in Austria. Alexander wasn't born until 1198, a year before the death of Richard.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals'' has the look of the late 1930s, given that the Hanna-Barbera animators created the character models by tracing photographs of the ''Our Gang'' child actors. But in "Trash Can Treasures", Buckwheat acquires a microcomputer. Another short is titled "Rock & Roll Rascals", though that type of music wouldn't exist for two more decades. They also have commercial television, and push-button traffic controls are mentioned in "The Zero Hero".
9th Jun '17 7:45:33 PM Onlythrice
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', both the flashbacks and the "present" have their problems. For one thing, the Normans, who conquered England in 1066, built the first stone castles on Britain since the 6th century, which would make the Gargoyles' home castle (built in the tenth century) an impossibility. For another, people still haven't invented anything like the Steel Clan or Xanatos' winged, Rocket-{{Powered Armor}}, making them an impossibility in the 20th century as well.

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''. The show is supposed to take place in the present day, but at the same time seems like it never left the 1980s and occasionally seems like it takes place in the future. All of the video games are 8-bit and the Power Glove is seen as a new invention while smartphones exist at the same time, the characters used Laserdisc while VHS was the current video format format until DVD was introduced a couple seasons later (with Blu-ray and online streaming showing up even later), and the final season had the characters living on a futuristic space station with hover boots and sentient robots.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', both the flashbacks and the "present" have their problems. For one thing, the Normans, who conquered England in 1066, built the first stone castles on in Britain since the 6th century, which would make the Gargoyles' home castle (built in the tenth century) an impossibility. For another, people still haven't invented anything like the Steel Clan or Xanatos' winged, Rocket-{{Powered Armor}}, making them an impossibility in the 20th century as well.



* ''Almost'' avoided with the original ''Land Before Time''. The characters include such species as, among others, Triceratops, Saurolophus, Pteranodon, and Tyrannosaurus. So far so good, all are from late Cretaceous North America. Granted, the protagonist, Littlefoot, is a Jurassic Apatosaurus, but audiences can just pretend he's an Alamosaurus. But then there's the introduction of Spike the also Jurassic Stegosaurus, and at one point in the film there is the brief appearance of a-''Permian'' Dimetrodon?? And that's not even taking into account the sequels, which bring up a whole different mess!

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* ''Almost'' avoided with the original ''Land Before Time''.''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime''. The characters include such species as, among others, Triceratops, Saurolophus, Pteranodon, and Tyrannosaurus. So far so good, all are from late Cretaceous North America. Granted, the protagonist, Littlefoot, is a Jurassic Apatosaurus, but audiences can just pretend he's an Alamosaurus. But then there's the introduction of Spike the also Jurassic Stegosaurus, and at one point in the film there is the brief appearance of a-''Permian'' Dimetrodon?? And that's not even taking into account the sequels, which bring up a whole different mess!
17th May '17 12:03:31 AM thatmadork
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is filled with this on top of FantasyKitchenSink. Jack's equivalent of feudal Japan seems to have coexisted with medieval England, the Vikings, classical Greece and even ancient Egypt. Even in Aku's BadFuture, much of Earth is primitive to various degrees; one episode can feature twenties' gangsters, one features two bounty hunters on a Wild West-esque train, one episode featured cavemen, and almost every episode will have robots in it.
10th Apr '17 8:04:49 PM Anicomicgeek
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* Despite ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' showing the world with otherwise modern vehicles, clothes, and technology, the [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops NYPD]] is shown as wearing 1960s-1970s style uniforms.
12th Mar '17 12:44:45 AM Nulono
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** {{Handwaved}} in the comics, which explain that a lot of Equestria's technology was taken from parallel universes.
8th Sep '16 7:31:48 AM Gatordragon24
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* The setting of ''WesternAnimation/MightyMagiswords'' is Medieval overall, but it has fast food joints, robots, a couple of episodes involve vlogs, and there are spectacles that make people talk like radio [=DJs=]. Played for comedic effect in the case of the last one (which also mentions barbecues).
--> '''Hooded Lady''': "I've gotta be ready in time for my drive-time show! I got traffic and weather on the 8, buddy!"
--> '''Prohyas''': "I HAVE NO FRAME OF REFERENCE FOR ANY OF THIS!!"
7th Sep '16 9:37:28 PM Premonition45
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** Parodied when the family watches ''The Poke of Zorro'' in which Franchise/{{Zorro}} fights Literature/TheThreeMusketeers and Film/TheManInTheIronMask before challenging Literature/TheScarletPimpernel [[GloveSlap to a duel]]. When the Pimpernel [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys runs away]], KingArthur crowns Zorro the King of England.

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** Parodied in "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)" when the family watches ''The Poke of Zorro'' in which Franchise/{{Zorro}} fights Literature/TheThreeMusketeers and Film/TheManInTheIronMask before challenging Literature/TheScarletPimpernel [[GloveSlap to a duel]]. When the Pimpernel [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys runs away]], KingArthur crowns Zorro the King of England.
22nd Aug '16 5:24:09 PM ading
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* Double Subversion in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. At the beginning of the series, it looks like a massive anachronism stew: a show taking place in the medieval ages, with princesses, knights and swords, mixed up with actual technology, computers and robots. After a while, it's reveled that [[spoiler: The show doesn't take place in the past, but in the distant future, after a Nuclear War]]. So yes, the technology is justified... but what's up with the princess thing, anyway?
** The rise of feminism maybe?
2nd Aug '16 4:04:37 PM Bananaquit
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** It's possible he meant video ''transfers'' of old 8mm home movies.
18th Jun '16 10:36:27 AM romanatorX
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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' in the episode "Yankee Hankie" it is implied that cotton hill has videotapes of hank from when he was a young child along with ones of Little Hank. One slight problem, hank was born in the mid 1960's, years before any form of home recording came onto the scene. In 1970 sony realesed the umatic system, but it was expensive and it is unlikely cotton would have bought one, moreover the tapes looked way different than the ones stacked on cotton's shelves (they were bigger and more like a cartridge). Cartrivision was realesed around 1972, but it was built in a TV set, was also too expensive and the black and white camcorder attachment wasn't common and was also very expensive. Practical home video recording came in 1977 with betamax and then vhs, but by then hank was a teenager and camcorders for those formats weren't around until the early 80's.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' in the episode "Yankee Hankie" Hankie", it is implied that cotton hill Cotton Hill has videotapes of hank Hank from when he was a young child along with ones of Little Hank. One slight problem, hank problem - Hank was born in the mid 1960's, years before any form of home recording came onto the scene. In 1970 sony realesed Sony released the umatic U-Matic system, but it was expensive and it is unlikely cotton Cotton would have bought one, moreover the tapes looked way different than the ones stacked on cotton's Cotton's shelves (they were bigger and more like a cartridge). Cartrivision was realesed released around 1972, but it was built in a TV set, was also too expensive and the black and white camcorder attachment wasn't common and was also very expensive. Practical home video recording came in 1977 with betamax Betamax and then vhs, VHS, but by then hank then, Hank was a teenager and camcorders for those formats weren't around until the early 80's.
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