History CaptainErsatz / WesternAnimation

7th Feb '16 4:16:56 PM nombretomado
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* From the early years of TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, we have the Warner Bros. star Foxy, whose image adorns the main page, and whom some of you might even remember appearing in the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Two-Tone Town." [[TheyJustDidntCare To say he's a blatant copy of Mickey Mouse is like saying fish enjoy swimming.]] Incidentally, he only lasted three shortsóbecause Creator/WaltDisney personally complained to Foxy creator [[Creator/HarmanAndIsing Rudy Ising]], with one phone call putting an abrupt end to Foxy's career. However, he and his girlfriend Roxy made a modern day appearance in ''Tiny Toon Adventures'', as previously mentioned. He and Roxy had to be completely redesigned so they'd look more like foxes and less like Mickey and Minnie.
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* From the early years of TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, we have the Warner Bros. star Foxy, whose image adorns the main page, and whom some of you might even remember appearing in the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Two-Tone Town." [[TheyJustDidntCare To say he's a blatant copy of Mickey Mouse is like saying fish enjoy swimming.]] Incidentally, he only lasted three shortsóbecause Creator/WaltDisney personally complained to Foxy creator [[Creator/HarmanAndIsing Rudy Ising]], with one phone call putting an abrupt end to Foxy's career. However, he and his girlfriend Roxy made a modern day appearance in ''Tiny Toon Adventures'', as previously mentioned. He and Roxy had to be completely redesigned so they'd look more like foxes and less like Mickey and Minnie.
16th Jan '16 4:13:12 PM Pinokio
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* Almost every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has one. A few examples: Sherry Bobbins (explicitly), "Angelica Button and the Dragon King's Trundle Bed", Count Fudgeula, Itchy and Scratchy, Menthol Moose, Rainier Wolfcastle (married to Maria Shriver Kennedy Quimby)... the list goes on and on. ** A [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Great Gazoo]] Ersatz called Osmodiar appeared in two episodes, "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" and "HOMЯ".
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* Almost every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has one. A few examples: Sherry Bobbins (explicitly), "Angelica Button and the Dragon King's Trundle Bed", Count Fudgeula, Itchy and Scratchy, Menthol Moose, Rainier Wolfcastle (married to Maria Shriver Kennedy Quimby)... the list goes on and on. ** A Explicitly with Shary Bobbins, "an original creation like Ricky Rouse and Ronald Ruck." ** Ozmodiar, the [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Great Gazoo]] Ersatz called Osmodiar appeared Ersatz, appears in two episodes, episodes: "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" and "HOMЯ".
5th Jan '16 6:52:13 PM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has quite a few. Dr. Orpheus is Comicbook/DoctorStrange. Jefferson Twilight is {{Blade}}. The Groovy Gang are a bunch of psychotic parodies of Mystery, Inc. from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. Professor Impossible and his family are {{deconstruction}}s of the ComicBook/FantasticFour. There are a lot, and they're mostly played for laughs. Surprisingly ''averted'' with Jonny Quest, Race Bannon, and Dr. Zin. When the creators found out the same people own the right to their show and ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'', they had them make ''actual'' appearances. Later on, they had to start calling him "Action Johnny" for trademark reasons. Intellectual property law is a cruel mistress.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has quite a few. Dr. Orpheus is Comicbook/DoctorStrange. Jefferson Twilight is {{Blade}}.ComicBook/{{Blade}}. The Groovy Gang are a bunch of psychotic parodies of Mystery, Inc. from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. Professor Impossible and his family are {{deconstruction}}s of the ComicBook/FantasticFour. There are a lot, and they're mostly played for laughs. Surprisingly ''averted'' with Jonny Quest, Race Bannon, and Dr. Zin. When the creators found out the same people own the right to their show and ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'', they had them make ''actual'' appearances. Later on, they had to start calling him "Action Johnny" for trademark reasons. Intellectual property law is a cruel mistress.
16th Dec '15 12:35:45 PM StFan
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* Colonel Moss from ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine and the X-Men}}'' is a Captain Ersatz of John Wraith from the {{Ultimate|Marvel}} books.
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* Colonel Moss from ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine and the X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' is a Captain Ersatz of John Wraith from the {{Ultimate|Marvel}} books.

* A few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' mention a show called "Dr. Timespace and the Continuums" (''Series/DoctorWho''). In the ChristmasEpisode, they fight Yule-themed pastiches of the X-Men. Yes, including a {{Wolverine}} with candy cane claws. ** Specifically, they fight elves who resemble the members of X-Men's Alpha Flight (A Canadian task force that served as part of Wolverine's backstory in the late 70's/ early 80's.) They are even given the PunnyName Elf-a Flight and the one with candy cane claws is called ''Wintergreen.'' The same episode also features villainous versions of the FantasComicBook/FantasticFourticFour, called the "Faculty Four" here since they're supposed to all have school and teacher related powers.
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': ** A few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' mention a show called "Dr. Timespace and the Continuums" (''Series/DoctorWho''). (''Series/DoctorWho''). ** In the ChristmasEpisode, they fight Yule-themed pastiches of the X-Men. Yes, including a {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} with candy cane claws. ** claws. Specifically, they fight elves who resemble the members of X-Men's Alpha Flight (A (a Canadian task force that served as part of Wolverine's backstory in the late 70's/ '70s/ early 80's.) '80s). They are even given the PunnyName Elf-a Flight and the one with candy cane claws is called ''Wintergreen.'' ''Wintergreen''. ** The same episode also features villainous versions of the FantasComicBook/FantasticFourticFour, ComicBook/FantasticFour, called the "Faculty Four" here since they're supposed to all have school school- and teacher related teacher-related powers.
6th Dec '15 8:49:30 AM comicwriter
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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman'' introduced three different {{Canon Foreigner}} Batwomen instead of using the original Batwoman, Kathy Kane. The closest analogue is an African-American woman named Kathy Duquesne, who like Kane, ends up in a romantic relationship with Bruce Wayne.

* In the episode "Shush Ninjas" in ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', Panda read a ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' parodying manga, "Pretty Z" .
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'' episode "Shush Ninjas" in ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', Ninjas", Panda read is shown reading a ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' parodying manga, manga called "Pretty Z" .
4th Dec '15 10:52:24 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Savage Opress was explicitly created as the replacement for Darth Maul: the same species, the double-bladed red lightsaber, ferocious fighting style, and being Maul's ''brother'' no less. Ironically, he proved so popular with the crew and Creator/GeorgeLucas, that the next move was to bring back Darth Maul himself and teaming the two up. Time will tell whether Opress ends up being OvershadowedByAwesome.
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** ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Savage Opress was explicitly created as the replacement for Darth Maul: the same species, the double-bladed red lightsaber, ferocious fighting style, and being Maul's ''brother'' no less. Ironically, he proved so popular with the crew and Creator/GeorgeLucas, that the next move was to bring back Darth Maul himself and teaming the two up. Time will tell whether Opress ends up being OvershadowedByAwesome.
6th Nov '15 4:30:51 PM nombretomado
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** TheQuestion became a more kid friendly clone of [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]], making him a CaptainErsatz of his own CaptainErsatz (as well as ensuring that he will NeverLiveItDown).
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** TheQuestion ComicBook/TheQuestion became a more kid friendly clone of [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]], making him a CaptainErsatz of his own CaptainErsatz (as well as ensuring that he will NeverLiveItDown).
8th Oct '15 6:44:49 PM nombretomado
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** In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Legends," four of the leaguers get zapped into an alternate universe populated by parodic Captain Ersatzes of Golden Age DC heroes. (For example, there's the Green Guardsman, whose power ring doesn't work against aluminum.) In-universe, the John Stewart Franchise/GreenLantern read all their comics growing up. The episode had originally been written to explicitly feature JusticeSocietyOfAmerica characters, but Creator/DCComics publisher Paul Levitz refused permission. This wound up being a fairly positive bit of ExecutiveMeddling all around, both for the episode itself and because it allowed for greater use of JSA characters down the road.
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** In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Legends," four of the leaguers get zapped into an alternate universe populated by parodic Captain Ersatzes of Golden Age DC heroes. (For example, there's the Green Guardsman, whose power ring doesn't work against aluminum.) In-universe, the John Stewart Franchise/GreenLantern read all their comics growing up. The episode had originally been written to explicitly feature JusticeSocietyOfAmerica ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica characters, but Creator/DCComics publisher Paul Levitz refused permission. This wound up being a fairly positive bit of ExecutiveMeddling all around, both for the episode itself and because it allowed for greater use of JSA characters down the road.
4th Oct '15 1:42:18 PM StFan
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** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' also had Aresia and Tsukuri, who were heavily inspired by the heroines Fury and {{Katana}}, right down to wearing very similar costumes. According to Creator/DwayneMcDuffie, Tsukuri was partially based off Lady Shiva as well.
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** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' also had Aresia and Tsukuri, who were heavily inspired by the heroines Fury and {{Katana}}, ComicBook/{{Katana}}, right down to wearing very similar costumes. According to Creator/DwayneMcDuffie, Tsukuri was partially based off Lady Shiva as well.
20th Sep '15 12:32:16 PM Morgenthaler
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Moved animated films to a seperate folder.
* The Muses of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' are Captain Ersatzes of the black chorus girls from Menken's earlier, non-animated musical, ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''.

* The FiveManBand of ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' are Captain Ersatzes of 1950s B-Movies: ** Ginormica → [[Film/AttackOfThe50FootWoman The 50-Foot Woman]] ** B.O.B. → Film/TheBlob1958 ** Dr. Cockroach [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate PhD]] → Film/TheFly ** The Missing Link → The Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon ** Insectosaurus → Film/{{Mothra}}

* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'', there is a brief appearance by Creator/HunterSThompson's own CaptainErsatz from ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''. Being as the main character is played by Creator/JohnnyDepp in both films, this only makes matters better.
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