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1st Feb '16 4:42:15 PM nombretomado
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Nowadays, he produces bloody works such as ''ComicBook/TheUnfunnies'', ''ComicBook/KickAss'', ''TheUltimates'', and ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'', that featured SociopathicHero characters and StrawmanPolitical arguments supporting his ultra-conservative views. Others see this more of a combination of heavy SatireParodyPastiche of [[{{Gorn}} corrupt elements within]] [[HorribleHollywood western popular culture]], and "[[MisaimedFandom Well, since this is the type of stuff that sells, and the Eagleland xenophobes just cream themselves from any]] "[[StealthParody Do you think that this A on my forehead stands for France?]]" I put in there, [[ViewersAreMorons I might as well get rich on their expense]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold and use the money to help my brother's work for disabled children]]." Also, ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' featured massive CharacterDerailment, especially of ComicBook/IronMan. (Some consider the character ''forever'' ruined, but that probably is going too far -- by this point, fans are used to writers prioritizing their tug-o-wars over telling a story, and know that soon Iron Man will be in better hands; it's not Tony's "fault.")
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Nowadays, he produces bloody works such as ''ComicBook/TheUnfunnies'', ''ComicBook/KickAss'', ''TheUltimates'', and ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'', that featured SociopathicHero characters and StrawmanPolitical arguments supporting his ultra-conservative views. Others see this more of a combination of heavy SatireParodyPastiche of [[{{Gorn}} corrupt elements within]] [[HorribleHollywood western popular culture]], and "[[MisaimedFandom Well, since this is the type of stuff that sells, and the Eagleland xenophobes just cream themselves from any]] "[[StealthParody Do you think that this A on my forehead stands for France?]]" I put in there, [[ViewersAreMorons I might as well get rich on their expense]], expense, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold and use the money to help my brother's work for disabled children]]." Also, ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' featured massive CharacterDerailment, especially of ComicBook/IronMan. (Some consider the character ''forever'' ruined, but that probably is going too far -- by this point, fans are used to writers prioritizing their tug-o-wars over telling a story, and know that soon Iron Man will be in better hands; it's not Tony's "fault.")
30th Jan '16 6:48:06 PM nombretomado
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* The Wachowskis have been lurching dangerously towards this status over the last few years. After a modest start with ''Film/{{Bound}}'' (which didn't do all that well at the box office but performed pretty nicely in the VHS market, no doubt due to the volume of LesYay it featured) they hit it big with ''Film/TheMatrix'', which many acclaimed for "revolutionizing" the action genre. Since then, it's been a gradual downwards slope. ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' did pretty well at the box office, but there was a nagging feeling among viewers that it should have been a '''lot''' better, and later that year ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' was widely slammed as being [[MindScrew nigh-incomprehensible]] as well as being a poor conclusion to the series, and did only moderately well at the box office. ''Film/VForVendetta'' saw a brief return to form (although they didn't direct it), but since then it's been downhill all the way, as they helped to produce a butchered re-edit of ''[[InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers The Invasion]]'', had a major money loser with ''Film/SpeedRacer'' and their following production, ''Film/NinjaAssassin'' sank without a trace at the box office. Reports of their next film being a "hard-R gay love story" between an Iraq war soldier and an Iraqi likely won't help gain fans back.
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* The Wachowskis have been lurching dangerously towards this status over the last few years. After a modest start with ''Film/{{Bound}}'' (which didn't do all that well at the box office but performed pretty nicely in the VHS market, no doubt due to the volume of LesYay it featured) they hit it big with ''Film/TheMatrix'', which many acclaimed for "revolutionizing" the action genre. Since then, it's been a gradual downwards slope. ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' did pretty well at the box office, but there was a nagging feeling among viewers that it should have been a '''lot''' better, and later that year ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' was widely slammed as being [[MindScrew nigh-incomprehensible]] as well as being a poor conclusion to the series, and did only moderately well at the box office. ''Film/VForVendetta'' saw a brief return to form (although they didn't direct it), but since then it's been downhill all the way, as they helped to produce a butchered re-edit of ''[[InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers The Invasion]]'', had a major money loser with ''Film/SpeedRacer'' and their following production, ''Film/NinjaAssassin'' sank without a trace at the box office. Reports of their next film being a "hard-R gay love story" between an Iraq war soldier and an Iraqi likely won't help gain fans back.
19th Jan '16 12:10:01 PM nombretomado
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* While we're on the subject of video game publishers, we have ([[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]]) which publishes noteworthy titles such as [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] Sports, ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'', ''VideoGame/TheSims'', ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'', ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'', ''Franchise/DeadSpace'', ''Franchise/MassEffect'', and ''Franchise/DragonAge''. However, they later came under fire from several sources after buying Creator/{{Bioware}} and releasing ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', which many hated for its linearity (everything you do makes things worse) and divergence from the gameplay structure of the first game. [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]]'s guilt in this? Certain implications that they rushed the game while it was on early beta. This was made worse with draconian DRM, including the [[DigitalDistribution Origin]] service, which lacks the features available on {{Steam}}, runs poorly, and ''periodically scans the user's hard drive'' as well as removing all future [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] games from it, forcing you to use the service. The capper was ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s GainaxEnding. Ever since people started reaching the end, accusations have been flying about [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] rushing Creator/{{Bioware}}, leading to a incomprehensible, plothole-ridden, and just ''depressing'' ending. This has cause stock prices for [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] to drop and the company to recieve the "2012 Worst Company in America Golden Poo Award". And that was after they were previously known for killing off Pandemic, Bullfrog, Westwood and Maxis completely.
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* While we're on the subject of video game publishers, we have ([[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]]) which publishes noteworthy titles such as [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] Sports, ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'', ''VideoGame/TheSims'', ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'', ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'', ''Franchise/DeadSpace'', ''Franchise/MassEffect'', and ''Franchise/DragonAge''. However, they later came under fire from several sources after buying Creator/{{Bioware}} and releasing ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', which many hated for its linearity (everything you do makes things worse) and divergence from the gameplay structure of the first game. [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]]'s guilt in this? Certain implications that they rushed the game while it was on early beta. This was made worse with draconian DRM, including the [[DigitalDistribution Origin]] service, which lacks the features available on {{Steam}}, UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}, runs poorly, and ''periodically scans the user's hard drive'' as well as removing all future [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] games from it, forcing you to use the service. The capper was ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s GainaxEnding. Ever since people started reaching the end, accusations have been flying about [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] rushing Creator/{{Bioware}}, leading to a incomprehensible, plothole-ridden, and just ''depressing'' ending. This has cause stock prices for [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] to drop and the company to recieve the "2012 Worst Company in America Golden Poo Award". And that was after they were previously known for killing off Pandemic, Bullfrog, Westwood and Maxis completely.
8th Jan '16 6:16:40 PM nombretomado
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* Artist Joe Madureira was once considered the golden boy of American comic artists. He had an acclaimed run on ''[[ComicBook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'', brought the Japanese manga style into mainstream American comics, and later went on to create ''ComicBook/BattleChasers'' for Creator/ImageComics' Cliffhanger imprint. He never finished ''Battle Chasers'', tried his hand at creating video games with catastrophic results (''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' is the only game he designed that didn't become vaporware or a total flop) and now works comics once in a blue moon to lukewarm critical reception (especially ''[[ComicBook/TheUltimates The Ultimates 3]]'', hoooo boy). He's bundled with other early-mid 90's comic book artists that are now considered past their prime at best and industry jokes at worst.
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* Artist Joe Madureira was once considered the golden boy of American comic artists. He had an acclaimed run on ''[[ComicBook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'', ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'', brought the Japanese manga style into mainstream American comics, and later went on to create ''ComicBook/BattleChasers'' for Creator/ImageComics' Cliffhanger imprint. He never finished ''Battle Chasers'', tried his hand at creating video games with catastrophic results (''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' is the only game he designed that didn't become vaporware or a total flop) and now works comics once in a blue moon to lukewarm critical reception (especially ''[[ComicBook/TheUltimates The Ultimates 3]]'', hoooo boy). He's bundled with other early-mid 90's comic book artists that are now considered past their prime at best and industry jokes at worst.

He has since rejoined Image Comics and returned home to Creator/MarvelComics, much to the disdain of fans of his characters such as ComicBook/{{Cable}} and {{Deadpool}}, who have thrived under other writers who fleshed them out and made them into popular characters in spite of being Liefeld creations. And even then, his further involvement with said characters is treated with revulsion from fans, who [[MyRealDaddy prefer the way post-Liefeld writers have handled his Marvel creations.]]
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He has since rejoined Image Comics and returned home to Creator/MarvelComics, much to the disdain of fans of his characters such as ComicBook/{{Cable}} and {{Deadpool}}, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, who have thrived under other writers who fleshed them out and made them into popular characters in spite of being Liefeld creations. And even then, his further involvement with said characters is treated with revulsion from fans, who [[MyRealDaddy prefer the way post-Liefeld writers have handled his Marvel creations.]]

* Ivan Reitman used to be a well-respected Hollywood director that first broke out into fame by directing ''Meat Balls'' and is best known for being the man behind ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', as well as several successful comedies like ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', ''Twins,'' ''Film/KindergartenCop'', and ''Dave''. However, after many huge flops following the release of ''Dave'', his cred dropped considerably, to the point where even the critics began to openly dread his screen credit. ''My Super Ex-Girlfriend'', for instance, had a critic in ''Newsday'' asking "... why was it made? ... And, most important, why is there 10 bucks missing from my pocket?" He did claw some respectability back in 2011 with ''No Strings Attached'', which got decent reviews and topped the box office in its first weekend, but he still faces a lot of work if he's ever going to fully restore his reputation.
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* Ivan Reitman used to be a well-respected Hollywood director that first broke out into fame by directing ''Meat Balls'' and is best known for being the man behind ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', as well as several successful comedies like ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', ''Twins,'' ''{{Film/Twins}},'' ''Film/KindergartenCop'', and ''Dave''.''{{Film/Dave}}''. However, after many huge flops following the release of ''Dave'', his cred dropped considerably, to the point where even the critics began to openly dread his screen credit. ''My Super Ex-Girlfriend'', for instance, had a critic in ''Newsday'' asking "... why was it made? ... And, most important, why is there 10 bucks missing from my pocket?" He did claw some respectability back in 2011 with ''No Strings Attached'', which got decent reviews and topped the box office in its first weekend, but he still faces a lot of work if he's ever going to fully restore his reputation.

* Creator/JohnKricfalusi was regarded as influential in animation, with ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' being his breakout work. Unfortunately, his ideas are often all too crazy for the execs to tolerate. He got fired from Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} because of his late work, and his show was handed to another studio only to crash after season 5. When he got the chance to do the show again, it was from SpikeTV, whose executives asked for the content to be "more adult", so it could stand next to ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' or ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Despite good ratings and reception, it was cancelled after a month due to John K managing to complete only 3 out of the 9 requested episodes on time. Nowadays, he currently posts on his blog about his influences, as well as his studies on animation and tutorials for fans wanting to learn how to do animation. And while he doesn't have much of anything kind to say about modern animation or modern stuff in general, he has his reasons for doing so (for the most part, anyway).
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* Creator/JohnKricfalusi was regarded as influential in animation, with ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' being his breakout work. Unfortunately, his ideas are often all too crazy for the execs to tolerate. He got fired from Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} because of his late work, and his show was handed to another studio only to crash after season 5. When he got the chance to do the show again, it was from SpikeTV, Creator/SpikeTV, whose executives asked for the content to be "more adult", so it could stand next to ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' or ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Despite good ratings and reception, it was cancelled after a month due to John K managing to complete only 3 out of the 9 requested episodes on time. Nowadays, he currently posts on his blog about his influences, as well as his studies on animation and tutorials for fans wanting to learn how to do animation. And while he doesn't have much of anything kind to say about modern animation or modern stuff in general, he has his reasons for doing so (for the most part, anyway).
26th Dec '15 3:05:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The "NewHollywood" era is littered with the corpses of great directors. First, a quick history lesson: New Hollywood was an era that started in the mid-1960s with the release of edgy films (''Film/BonnieAndClyde'', ''Film/TheGraduate'') made by young film school directors who shook up the Hollywood studio system (and [[UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem killed off what was left of it]] in the process) and earned massive amounts of money and critical acclaim. As TheSixties and TheSeventies went on, directors were [[ProtectionFromEditors given carte blanche]] for their projects and/or struck out into independent production companies to gain more creative control. Eventually, though, success got to these directors' heads, their films started going from masterpieces to self-indulgent messes, and they fell hard and fast from their lofty perches. Among the most notorious examples:
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* The "NewHollywood" "UsefulNotes/NewHollywood" era is littered with the corpses of great directors. First, a quick history lesson: New Hollywood was an era that started in the mid-1960s with the release of edgy films (''Film/BonnieAndClyde'', ''Film/TheGraduate'') made by young film school directors who shook up the Hollywood studio system (and [[UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem killed off what was left of it]] in the process) and earned massive amounts of money and critical acclaim. As TheSixties and TheSeventies went on, directors were [[ProtectionFromEditors given carte blanche]] for their projects and/or struck out into independent production companies to gain more creative control. Eventually, though, success got to these directors' heads, their films started going from masterpieces to self-indulgent messes, and they fell hard and fast from their lofty perches. Among the most notorious examples:
13th Dec '15 1:09:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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* What about Creator/RalphBakshi? For a guy who hates Creator/DonBluth's works they have a lot in common. Bakshi first made himself known with the CultClassic film ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'' ten years before Bluth released ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'', and Bakshi's last film was made ten years before ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE''. He made many underground, non-Disney films that were successful. Bakshi made it big with ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' and managed to stay under the radar. But after ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', he all but disappeared, and then tried to make a comeback in 1992 but failed. ''The Last Day of Coney Island'' is STILL in DevelopmentHell like that ''DragonsLair'' movie.
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* What about Creator/RalphBakshi? For a guy who hates Creator/DonBluth's works they have a lot in common. Bakshi first made himself known with the CultClassic film ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'' ten years before Bluth released ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'', and Bakshi's last film was made ten years before ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE''. He made many underground, non-Disney films that were successful. Bakshi made it big with ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' and managed to stay under the radar. But after ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', he all but disappeared, and then tried to make a comeback in 1992 but failed. ''The Last Day of Coney Island'' is STILL ''WesternAnimation/TheLastDaysOfConeyIsland'' was finally released in DevelopmentHell like that ''DragonsLair'' movie.2015.
29th Nov '15 2:00:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The team who did ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]'' left Creator/{{Rare}} shortly after it was done to start Free Radical Design. Their first title was ''TimeSplitters'', which was lauded for continuing what ''[=GoldenEye=]'' started, but was met with some critique, like the lack of story. Their follow-up was ''Timesplitters 2'', which [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel rectified all the problems of the first game and overall polished it]]. The game was a huge success and still to this day has a hardcore cult following. After that came the very underrated ''SecondSight''. But their next title would be the third ''Timesplitters'' game. This one faced some problems, seeing as it was trying to be a bit more of a standard FPS similar to ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'', instead of the more classic ''[=GoldenEye=]'' feeling of 1 and 2, but was still a huge hit. Their next title would be ''VideoGame/{{Haze}}'', a game that was bashed to hell by critics and led to Free Radical announcing bankruptcy in the end of 2009 and laying off most of their employees (by ''locking them out of the building'' with no prior announcement), but the core members became [[VideoGame/FarCry Cry]][[VideoGame/{{Crysis}} tek]] UK.
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* The team who did ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]'' left Creator/{{Rare}} shortly after it was done to start Free Radical Design. Their first title was ''TimeSplitters'', which was lauded for continuing what ''[=GoldenEye=]'' started, but was met with some critique, like the lack of story. Their follow-up was ''Timesplitters 2'', which [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel rectified all the problems of the first game and overall polished it]]. The game was a huge success and still to this day has a hardcore cult following. After that came the very underrated ''SecondSight''.''VideoGame/SecondSight''. But their next title would be the third ''Timesplitters'' game. This one faced some problems, seeing as it was trying to be a bit more of a standard FPS similar to ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'', instead of the more classic ''[=GoldenEye=]'' feeling of 1 and 2, but was still a huge hit. Their next title would be ''VideoGame/{{Haze}}'', a game that was bashed to hell by critics and led to Free Radical announcing bankruptcy in the end of 2009 and laying off most of their employees (by ''locking them out of the building'' with no prior announcement), but the core members became [[VideoGame/FarCry Cry]][[VideoGame/{{Crysis}} tek]] UK.

* [[TheWoobie Poor]] Creator/DonBluth. He began his career as an animator at Creator/WaltDisney Animation. Disgusted with the wretched state of the company after the death of Walt Disney, he and a group of other animators departed to form their own studio with the intent of creating quality animated films that celebrated the golden age of Disney animation. Throughout TheEighties, his studio became distinguished for its amazing films (like ''TheSecretOfNIMH'' and ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''), as well as the groundbreaking ''WesternAnimation/DragonsLair'' arcade game. Then TheEighties ended and Bluth fizzled out right after ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven''. He opened TheNineties with ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'', a notorious flop, and then declared bankruptcy. His next three films were released by a distributor, and met with progressively worse results. He also had to compete both with ''himself'', because he did not maintain sequel rights over his older works (such as ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' and ''An American Tail'' sequels), and with his old boss Disney, who had recovered its former glory and started an animation Renaissance (and ironically, many of the "new blood" of animators trained under Bluth had moved to Disney when Bluth moved his operations to Ireland). Creator/RogerEbert's review of ''Rock-A-Doodle'' noted the irony. After a brief return to form with ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' (well, he made money anyway), he followed it up with the disastrous ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', which bankrupted Fox Animation (though it has been VindicatedByCable). An attempt to revive ''Dragon's Lair'' also flopped. Bluth has never really recovered his success, though he occasionally surfaces to do small efforts and still has plans for a ''Dragon's Lair'' film.
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* [[TheWoobie Poor]] Creator/DonBluth. He began his career as an animator at Creator/WaltDisney Animation. Disgusted with the wretched state of the company after the death of Walt Disney, he and a group of other animators departed to form their own studio with the intent of creating quality animated films that celebrated the golden age of Disney animation. Throughout TheEighties, his studio became distinguished for its amazing films (like ''TheSecretOfNIMH'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' and ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''), as well as the groundbreaking ''WesternAnimation/DragonsLair'' arcade game. Then TheEighties ended and Bluth fizzled out right after ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven''. He opened TheNineties with ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'', a notorious flop, and then declared bankruptcy. His next three films were released by a distributor, and met with progressively worse results. He also had to compete both with ''himself'', because he did not maintain sequel rights over his older works (such as ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' and ''An American Tail'' sequels), and with his old boss Disney, who had recovered its former glory and started an animation Renaissance (and ironically, many of the "new blood" of animators trained under Bluth had moved to Disney when Bluth moved his operations to Ireland). Creator/RogerEbert's review of ''Rock-A-Doodle'' noted the irony. After a brief return to form with ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' (well, he made money anyway), he followed it up with the disastrous ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', which bankrupted Fox Animation (though it has been VindicatedByCable). An attempt to revive ''Dragon's Lair'' also flopped. Bluth has never really recovered his success, though he occasionally surfaces to do small efforts and still has plans for a ''Dragon's Lair'' film.
15th Nov '15 1:48:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[TheWoobie Poor]] Creator/DonBluth. He began his career as an animator at Creator/WaltDisney Animation. Disgusted with the wretched state of the company after the death of Walt Disney, he and a group of other animators departed to form their own studio with the intent of creating quality animated films that celebrated the golden age of Disney animation. Throughout TheEighties, his studio became distinguished for its amazing films (like ''TheSecretOfNIMH'' and ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''), as well as the groundbreaking ''WesternAnimation/DragonsLair'' arcade game. Then TheEighties ended and Bluth fizzled out right after ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven''. He opened TheNineties with ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'', a notorious flop, and then declared bankruptcy. His next three films were released by a distributor, and met with progressively worse results. He also had to compete both with ''himself'', because he did not maintain sequel rights over his older works (such as ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' and ''An American Tail'' sequels), and with his old boss Disney, who had recovered its former glory and started an animation Renaissance (and ironically, many of the "new blood" of animators trained under Bluth had moved to Disney when Bluth moved his operations to Ireland). RogerEbert's review of ''Rock-A-Doodle'' noted the irony. After a brief return to form with ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' (well, he made money anyway), he followed it up with the disastrous ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', which bankrupted Fox Animation (though it has been VindicatedByCable). An attempt to revive ''Dragon's Lair'' also flopped. Bluth has never really recovered his success, though he occasionally surfaces to do small efforts and still has plans for a ''Dragon's Lair'' film.
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* [[TheWoobie Poor]] Creator/DonBluth. He began his career as an animator at Creator/WaltDisney Animation. Disgusted with the wretched state of the company after the death of Walt Disney, he and a group of other animators departed to form their own studio with the intent of creating quality animated films that celebrated the golden age of Disney animation. Throughout TheEighties, his studio became distinguished for its amazing films (like ''TheSecretOfNIMH'' and ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''), as well as the groundbreaking ''WesternAnimation/DragonsLair'' arcade game. Then TheEighties ended and Bluth fizzled out right after ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven''. He opened TheNineties with ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'', a notorious flop, and then declared bankruptcy. His next three films were released by a distributor, and met with progressively worse results. He also had to compete both with ''himself'', because he did not maintain sequel rights over his older works (such as ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' and ''An American Tail'' sequels), and with his old boss Disney, who had recovered its former glory and started an animation Renaissance (and ironically, many of the "new blood" of animators trained under Bluth had moved to Disney when Bluth moved his operations to Ireland). RogerEbert's Creator/RogerEbert's review of ''Rock-A-Doodle'' noted the irony. After a brief return to form with ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' (well, he made money anyway), he followed it up with the disastrous ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', which bankrupted Fox Animation (though it has been VindicatedByCable). An attempt to revive ''Dragon's Lair'' also flopped. Bluth has never really recovered his success, though he occasionally surfaces to do small efforts and still has plans for a ''Dragon's Lair'' film.
25th Oct '15 8:22:24 PM Willbyr
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** As Rareware, it produced games for various consoles like ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', various movie-licensed games (like ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' and ''VideoGame/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'') and ''R.C. Pro-Am''. Starting with ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' and ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' for the SuperNintendo, Creator/{{Rare}} had become a successful Creator/{{Nintendo}} developer at its peak in the Nintendo 64 era, creating ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]'', ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'', ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' and its sequel ''Banjo-Tooie'', ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'', ''Donkey Kong 64'', and ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay''. Enter the UsefulNotes/{{GameCube}} era, and Creator/{{Rare}} created ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', which is considered the [[OddballInTheSeries black sheep]] of the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series, if not completely without merit (To their defense, ''Adventures'' was the result of Creator/{{Nintendo}} doing some ExecutiveMeddling on what was to be ''Dinosaur Planet'' at the time). In the middle of production of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', Creator/{{Microsoft}} acquired Creator/{{Rare}}, moving it from being a successful Creator/{{Nintendo}} developer into a poster child for Creator/{{Microsoft}}. As a Creator/{{Microsoft}} developer, Creator/{{Rare}} created for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} ''Grabbed by the Ghoulies'', which is known as Creator/{{Rare}}'s biggest flop, and a remake of ''Conker''. It got a little better into the Xbox 360 era, with ''VideoGame/KameoElementsOfPower'' (a game they'd ''started'' working on before their fall) and ''VideoGame/VivaPinata'', and revived ''Banjo-Kazooie'' with ''Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts'' (albeit with mixed results, and fairly low sales), but not to their former glory. In the following years, they rebranded themselves as a developer for Kinect games in the style of ''Wii Sports''. This wasn't well received either.
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** As Rareware, it produced games for various consoles like ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', various movie-licensed games (like ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' and ''VideoGame/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'') ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'') and ''R.C. Pro-Am''. Starting with ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' and ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' for the SuperNintendo, Creator/{{Rare}} had become a successful Creator/{{Nintendo}} developer at its peak in the Nintendo 64 era, creating ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]'', ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'', ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' and its sequel ''Banjo-Tooie'', ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'', ''Donkey Kong 64'', and ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay''. Enter the UsefulNotes/{{GameCube}} era, and Creator/{{Rare}} created ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', which is considered the [[OddballInTheSeries black sheep]] of the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series, if not completely without merit (To their defense, ''Adventures'' was the result of Creator/{{Nintendo}} doing some ExecutiveMeddling on what was to be ''Dinosaur Planet'' at the time). In the middle of production of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', Creator/{{Microsoft}} acquired Creator/{{Rare}}, moving it from being a successful Creator/{{Nintendo}} developer into a poster child for Creator/{{Microsoft}}. As a Creator/{{Microsoft}} developer, Creator/{{Rare}} created for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} ''Grabbed by the Ghoulies'', which is known as Creator/{{Rare}}'s biggest flop, and a remake of ''Conker''. It got a little better into the Xbox 360 era, with ''VideoGame/KameoElementsOfPower'' (a game they'd ''started'' working on before their fall) and ''VideoGame/VivaPinata'', and revived ''Banjo-Kazooie'' with ''Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts'' (albeit with mixed results, and fairly low sales), but not to their former glory. In the following years, they rebranded themselves as a developer for Kinect games in the style of ''Wii Sports''. This wasn't well received either.
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* Though it can be stretch to completely call him "fallen", Music/EltonJohn somewhat fits this trope, too. Elton recieved great critical acclaim for early works such as ''Tumbleweed Connection'', ''Madman Across The Water'' and ''Honky Chateau''. The next few years, despite some CriticalDissonance, gained him a [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]]-like popularity with albums such as ''Don't Shoot Me (I'm Only The Piano Player)'' and ''Goodbye Yellow Brick Road''. His singles were all over the radio, he sold out countless concerts (where he demonstrated a flamboyant showmanship (and use of colorful [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes costumes]] and [[MakingASpectacleOfYourself glasses]]). He was even something of a TeenIdol. He hobnobbed with RingoStarr, JohnLennon and Billie Jean King, and in 1975 recieved a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. His downfall came in 1976, when an exhausted Elton revealed his [[StraightGay bisexuality]] in a ''Rolling Stone'' magazine interview, which [[ContractualPurity cost him many fans in Middle America]]. After he announced his (short-lived) retirement from the road in 1977, and separated from his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin a year later (Taupin would return full-time in 1983), sales dwindled, and apart from various comebacks in the next few decades, his career hasn't seen either the same critical acclaim or commercial success as he had in his peak until 2011, when the duets album ''The Union'' with Leon Russell gave Elton his best reviews and album sales in 35 years, and putting him in the direction of a full fledged CareerResurrection.
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* Though it can be stretch to completely call him "fallen", Music/EltonJohn somewhat fits this trope, too. Elton recieved great critical acclaim for early works such as ''Tumbleweed Connection'', ''Madman Across The Water'' and ''Honky Chateau''. The next few years, despite some CriticalDissonance, gained him a [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]]-like popularity with albums such as ''Don't Shoot Me (I'm Only The Piano Player)'' and ''Goodbye Yellow Brick Road''. His singles were all over the radio, he sold out countless concerts (where he demonstrated a flamboyant showmanship (and use of colorful [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes costumes]] and [[MakingASpectacleOfYourself glasses]]). He was even something of a TeenIdol. He hobnobbed with RingoStarr, JohnLennon Music/JohnLennon and Billie Jean King, and in 1975 recieved a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. His downfall came in 1976, when an exhausted Elton revealed his [[StraightGay bisexuality]] in a ''Rolling Stone'' magazine interview, which [[ContractualPurity cost him many fans in Middle America]]. After he announced his (short-lived) retirement from the road in 1977, and separated from his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin a year later (Taupin would return full-time in 1983), sales dwindled, and apart from various comebacks in the next few decades, his career hasn't seen either the same critical acclaim or commercial success as he had in his peak until 2011, when the duets album ''The Union'' with Leon Russell gave Elton his best reviews and album sales in 35 years, and putting him in the direction of a full fledged CareerResurrection.
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