History DeaderThanDisco / WesternAnimation

11th Nov '16 4:16:48 PM Kelothan
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* The infamous glut of DirectToVideo {{sequel|itis}}s from 1994 to 2007 (particularly those that plagued the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and the works of Creator/DonBluth) is now all but dead. While they were never without a PeripheryHatedom due to their lower writing and production values, they were nonetheless very successful with their target audience. Inevitably, their status as SnarkBait grew (even ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[JustForFun/AladdinIVJafarMayNeedGlasses took a potshot at them]]), and before long they gave their producers a reputation as [[MoneyDearBoy heartless money-grubbers]] content to milk their {{Cash Cow Franchise}}s dry and release cheap crap meant only to babysit a FleetingDemographic, until JohnLasseter personally put an end to any future {{Disney}} DTV Sequels. (There was a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of the ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' spinoff movies, which eventually petered out after five films as the line's popularity began to wane.) The other major sequel franchise, ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', lasted until [[ThirteenIsUnlucky the thirteenth installment]], ''the Wisdom of Friends'', [[FranchiseKiller which was so poorly recieved that]] [[EveryoneHasStandards even little kids were disappointed by it]]. Surprisingly, the series would try again [[SequelGap nine years later]] with ''Journey of the Brave'', to a near universal reaction of "They're making ''another one?!'' Only the more forgettable movies, like ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'' and ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'', are still sending their sequels straight to DVD. Considering that [[HeardItAMillionTimes making fun of crappy DTV sequels has become tiresome in of itself]], a true revival of the practice seems unlikely, and for good reason.

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* The infamous glut of DirectToVideo {{sequel|itis}}s from 1994 to 2007 (particularly those that plagued the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and the works of Creator/DonBluth) is now all but dead. While they were never without a PeripheryHatedom due to their lower writing and production values, they were nonetheless very successful with their target audience. Inevitably, their status as SnarkBait grew (even ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[JustForFun/AladdinIVJafarMayNeedGlasses took a potshot at them]]), and before long they gave their producers a reputation as [[MoneyDearBoy heartless money-grubbers]] content to milk their {{Cash Cow Franchise}}s dry and release cheap crap meant only to babysit a FleetingDemographic, until JohnLasseter personally put an end to any future {{Disney}} DTV Sequels. (There was a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of the ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' spinoff movies, which eventually petered out after five films as the line's popularity began to wane.) The other major sequel franchise, ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', lasted until [[ThirteenIsUnlucky the thirteenth installment]], ''the Wisdom of Friends'', [[FranchiseKiller which was so poorly recieved that]] [[EveryoneHasStandards even little kids were disappointed by it]]. Surprisingly, the series would try again [[SequelGap nine years later]] with ''Journey of the Brave'', to a near universal reaction of "They're making ''another one?!'' one?!''" Only the more forgettable less popular movies, like ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'' and ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'', ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'', are still sending their sequels straight to DVD. Considering that [[HeardItAMillionTimes making fun of crappy DTV sequels has become tiresome in of itself]], a true revival of the practice seems unlikely, and for good reason.
11th Nov '16 1:04:26 AM AreYouTyler
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* The infamous glut of DirectToVideo {{sequel|itis}}s from 1994 to 2007 (particularly those that plagued the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and the works of Creator/DonBluth) is now all but dead. While they were never without a PeripheryHatedom due to their lower writing and production values, they were nonetheless very successful with their target audience. Inevitably, their status as SnarkBait grew (even ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[JustForFun/AladdinIVJafarMayNeedGlasses took a potshot at them]]), and before long they gave their producers a reputation as [[MoneyDearBoy heartless money-grubbers]] content to milk their {{Cash Cow Franchise}}s dry and release cheap crap meant only to babysit a FleetingDemographic, until JohnLasseter personally put an end to any future {{Disney}} DTV Sequels. (There was a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of the ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' spinoff movies, which eventually petered out after five films as the line's popularity began to wane.) The other major sequel franchise, ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', lasted until [[ThirteenIsUnlucky the thirteenth installment]], ''the Wisdom of Friends'', [[FranchiseKiller which was so poorly recieved that]] [[EveryoneHasStandards even little kids were disappointed by it]]. Surprisingly, the series would try again [[SequelGap nine years later]] with ''Journey of the Brave'', to a near universal reaction of "They're making ''another one?!''" Considering that [[HeardItAMillionTimes making fun of crappy DTV sequels has become tiresome in of itself]], a true revival of the practice seems unlikely, and for good reason.

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* The infamous glut of DirectToVideo {{sequel|itis}}s from 1994 to 2007 (particularly those that plagued the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and the works of Creator/DonBluth) is now all but dead. While they were never without a PeripheryHatedom due to their lower writing and production values, they were nonetheless very successful with their target audience. Inevitably, their status as SnarkBait grew (even ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[JustForFun/AladdinIVJafarMayNeedGlasses took a potshot at them]]), and before long they gave their producers a reputation as [[MoneyDearBoy heartless money-grubbers]] content to milk their {{Cash Cow Franchise}}s dry and release cheap crap meant only to babysit a FleetingDemographic, until JohnLasseter personally put an end to any future {{Disney}} DTV Sequels. (There was a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of the ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' spinoff movies, which eventually petered out after five films as the line's popularity began to wane.) The other major sequel franchise, ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', lasted until [[ThirteenIsUnlucky the thirteenth installment]], ''the Wisdom of Friends'', [[FranchiseKiller which was so poorly recieved that]] [[EveryoneHasStandards even little kids were disappointed by it]]. Surprisingly, the series would try again [[SequelGap nine years later]] with ''Journey of the Brave'', to a near universal reaction of "They're making ''another one?!''" one?!'' Only the more forgettable movies, like ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'' and ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'', are still sending their sequels straight to DVD. Considering that [[HeardItAMillionTimes making fun of crappy DTV sequels has become tiresome in of itself]], a true revival of the practice seems unlikely, and for good reason.
10th Nov '16 5:56:54 AM Prinzenick
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* The infamous glut of DirectToVideo {{sequel|itis}}s from 1994 to 2007 (particularly those that plagued the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and the works of Creator/DonBluth) is now all but dead. While they were never without a PeripheryHatedom due to their lower writing and production values, they were nonetheless very successful with their target audience. Inevitably, their status as SnarkBait grew (even ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[JustForFun/AladdinIVJafarMayNeedGlasses took a potshot at them]]), and before long they gave their producers a reputation as [[MoneyDearBoy heartless money-grubbers]] content to milk their {{Cash Cow Franchise}}s dry and release cheap crap meant only to babysit a FleetingDemographic, until JohnLasseter personally put an end to any future {{Disney}} DTV Sequels. (There was a SpiritualSuccessor the ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' movies, which eventually petered out after five movies as the line's popularity began to wane.) The other major sequel franchise, ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', lasted until [[ThirteenIsUnlucky the thirteenth installment]], ''the Wisdom of Friends'', [[FranchiseKiller which was so poorly recieved that]] [[EveryoneHasStandards even little kids were disappointed by it]]. Surprisingly, the series would try again [[SequelGap nine years later]] with ''Journey of the Brave'', to a near universal reaction of "They're making ''another one?!''" Considering that [[HeardItAMillionTimes making fun of crappy DTV sequels has become tiresome in of itself]], a true revival of the practice seems unlikely, and for good reason.

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* The infamous glut of DirectToVideo {{sequel|itis}}s from 1994 to 2007 (particularly those that plagued the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and the works of Creator/DonBluth) is now all but dead. While they were never without a PeripheryHatedom due to their lower writing and production values, they were nonetheless very successful with their target audience. Inevitably, their status as SnarkBait grew (even ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[JustForFun/AladdinIVJafarMayNeedGlasses took a potshot at them]]), and before long they gave their producers a reputation as [[MoneyDearBoy heartless money-grubbers]] content to milk their {{Cash Cow Franchise}}s dry and release cheap crap meant only to babysit a FleetingDemographic, until JohnLasseter personally put an end to any future {{Disney}} DTV Sequels. (There was a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of the ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' spinoff movies, which eventually petered out after five movies films as the line's popularity began to wane.) The other major sequel franchise, ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', lasted until [[ThirteenIsUnlucky the thirteenth installment]], ''the Wisdom of Friends'', [[FranchiseKiller which was so poorly recieved that]] [[EveryoneHasStandards even little kids were disappointed by it]]. Surprisingly, the series would try again [[SequelGap nine years later]] with ''Journey of the Brave'', to a near universal reaction of "They're making ''another one?!''" Considering that [[HeardItAMillionTimes making fun of crappy DTV sequels has become tiresome in of itself]], a true revival of the practice seems unlikely, and for good reason.
9th Nov '16 6:20:38 AM Kelothan
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* The infamous glut of DirectToVideo {{sequel|itis}}s from 1994 to 2007 (particularly those that plagued the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and the works of Creator/DonBluth) is now all but dead. While they were never without a PeripheryHatedom due to their lower writing and production values, they were nonetheless very successful with their target audience. Inevitably, their status as SnarkBait grew (even ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[JustForFun/AladdinIVJafarMayNeedGlasses took a potshot at them]]), and before long they gave their producers a reputation as [[MoneyDearBoy heartless money-grubbers]] content to milk their {{Cash Cow Franchise}}s dry and release cheap crap meant only to babysit a FleetingDemographic, until JohnLasseter personally put an end to any future {{Disney}} DTV Sequels. (There was a SpiritualSuccessor the ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' movies, which eventually petered out after five movies as the line's popularity began to wane.) The other major sequel franchise, ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', lasted until [[ThirteenIsUnlucky the thirteenth installment]], ''the Wisdom of Friends'', [[FranchiseKiller which was so lousy that]] [[EveryoneHasStandards even little kids were disappointed by it]]. Surprisingly, the series would try again [[SequelGap nine years later]] with ''Journey of the Brave'', to a near universal reaction of "They're making ''another one?!''" Considering that [[HeardItAMillionTimes making fun of crappy DTV sequels has become tiresome in of itself]], a true revival of the practice seems unlikely, and for good reason.

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* The infamous glut of DirectToVideo {{sequel|itis}}s from 1994 to 2007 (particularly those that plagued the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and the works of Creator/DonBluth) is now all but dead. While they were never without a PeripheryHatedom due to their lower writing and production values, they were nonetheless very successful with their target audience. Inevitably, their status as SnarkBait grew (even ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[JustForFun/AladdinIVJafarMayNeedGlasses took a potshot at them]]), and before long they gave their producers a reputation as [[MoneyDearBoy heartless money-grubbers]] content to milk their {{Cash Cow Franchise}}s dry and release cheap crap meant only to babysit a FleetingDemographic, until JohnLasseter personally put an end to any future {{Disney}} DTV Sequels. (There was a SpiritualSuccessor the ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' movies, which eventually petered out after five movies as the line's popularity began to wane.) The other major sequel franchise, ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', lasted until [[ThirteenIsUnlucky the thirteenth installment]], ''the Wisdom of Friends'', [[FranchiseKiller which was so lousy poorly recieved that]] [[EveryoneHasStandards even little kids were disappointed by it]]. Surprisingly, the series would try again [[SequelGap nine years later]] with ''Journey of the Brave'', to a near universal reaction of "They're making ''another one?!''" Considering that [[HeardItAMillionTimes making fun of crappy DTV sequels has become tiresome in of itself]], a true revival of the practice seems unlikely, and for good reason.
8th Nov '16 7:19:05 PM Noah1
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* Ethnic and gender stereotypes or caricatures (along with cartoon violence) were very prevalent in old cartoons made in TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. However, starting in 1968, these were increasingly censored in TV re-airings or the cartoons were banned altogether, like the Censored Eleven first to go were gags about Black people, then one by one jokes about Japanese, Native Americans, and Mexicans received informal bans. Today, the only cartoons that still use ethnic jokes, albeit under a satirical hood, are adult cartoon series.
* Not too long ago, it was extremely popular for animation companies to outsource voice acting to Canadian studios. While Toronto and Montreal were used somewhat in the 1980s, it really took off in the 1990s when people were contacting Vancouver studios for shows from both sides of the Pacific. Guys like Creator/ScottMcNeil and Creator/BrianDrummond became well known to anime fans, and whenever Creator/DicEntertainment did a show, chances are it was recorded in Canada. This even led to hybrid casts of Canadian-American talent. Times have changed, however. These shows had a reputation for having a limited pool of actors. The unions improved and the recession hit, removing the main reason people used these guys, and tainting them as poor man's voice actors. Canadian animation entered a DorkAge (spearheaded by ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''), further tainting their reputation. The final nail in the coffin was Creator/CookieJarEntertainment (now part of Creator/DHXMedia), which absorbed [=DiC=] in 2008 and decided to limit their shows' casts to [[OnlySoManyCanadianActors Canadian talent]]. While it ''may'' be making a comeback (with Creator/DreamworksAnimation outsourcing the cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux}}'' there in 2015), nowadays chances are if the actors are Canadian, the show is Canadian, and very few are as popular as American [=VAs=], and most of the ones that are moved.[[note]] Creator/TaraStrong nee Charendoff, Creator/CreeSummer (Franks), and Creator/MauriceLaMarche worked in Toronto around the 80's and 90's. Creator/ErinFitzgerald had a couple roles here and there before she went to LA. Creator/DavidSobolov was in WesternAnimation/BeastWars. Creator/DavidKaye made a name of himself with Creator/TheOceanGroup. Jason Gray-Stanford did voices in Vancouver before moving to focus on live action.[[/note]]. Case in point, Creator/TrevorDevall, despite having an impressive resume, is better remembered as [[WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Rocket Raccoon]], and that was after he moved.

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* Ethnic and gender stereotypes or caricatures (along with cartoon violence) were very prevalent in old cartoons made in TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. However, starting in 1968, these were increasingly censored in TV re-airings or the cartoons were banned altogether, like the Censored Eleven - first to go were gags about Black people, then one by one jokes about Japanese, Native Americans, and Mexicans received informal bans. Today, the only cartoons that still use ethnic jokes, albeit under a satirical hood, are adult cartoon series.
* Not too long ago, it was extremely popular for animation companies to outsource voice acting to Canadian studios. While Toronto and Montreal were used somewhat in the 1980s, it really took off in the 1990s when people were contacting Vancouver studios for shows from both sides of the Pacific. Guys like Creator/ScottMcNeil and Creator/BrianDrummond became well known to anime {{anime}} fans, and whenever Creator/DicEntertainment did a show, chances are it was recorded in Canada. This even led to hybrid casts of Canadian-American talent. Times have changed, however. These shows had a reputation for having a limited pool of actors. The unions improved and the recession hit, removing the main reason people used these guys, and tainting them as poor man's voice actors. Canadian animation entered a DorkAge (spearheaded by ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''), further tainting their reputation. The final nail in the coffin was Creator/CookieJarEntertainment (now part of Creator/DHXMedia), which absorbed [=DiC=] in 2008 and decided to limit their shows' casts to [[OnlySoManyCanadianActors Canadian talent]]. While it ''may'' be making a comeback (with Creator/DreamworksAnimation outsourcing the cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux}}'' there in 2015), nowadays chances are if the actors are Canadian, the show is Canadian, and very few are as popular as American [=VAs=], and most of the ones that are moved.[[note]] Creator/TaraStrong nee Charendoff, Creator/CreeSummer (Franks), and Creator/MauriceLaMarche worked in Toronto around the 80's and 90's. Creator/ErinFitzgerald had a couple roles here and there before she went to LA. Creator/DavidSobolov was in WesternAnimation/BeastWars. Creator/DavidKaye made a name of himself with Creator/TheOceanGroup. Jason Gray-Stanford did voices in Vancouver before moving to focus on live action.[[/note]]. Case in point, Creator/TrevorDevall, despite having an impressive resume, is better remembered as [[WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Rocket Raccoon]], and that was after he moved.



* The DirectToVideo {{sequel|itis}}, particularly those that plagued the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and the works of Creator/DonBluth, are now all but dead. While they were never without a PeripheryHatedom, they were nonetheless very successful with their target audience. Inevitably, their status as SnarkBait grew (even ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[JustForFun/AladdinIVJafarMayNeedGlasses took a potshot at them]]), and before long they gave their producers a reputation as heartless money-grubbers content to milk their {{Cash Cow Franchise}}s dry to release cheap crap meant only to distract a FleetingDemographic, until JohnLasseter personally put an end to any future {{Disney}} DTV Sequels. (The only exception since then has been the ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' line, which eventually petered out after five movies as the line's popularity began to wane.) The other major sequel franchise, ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', lasted until [[ThirteenIsUnlucky the thirteenth installment]], ''the Wisdom of Friends'', [[FranchiseKiller which was so lousy that]] [[EveryoneHasStandards even little kids were disappointed by it]]. Surprisingly, the series would try again [[SequelGap nine years later]] with ''Journey of the Brave'', to a near universal reaction of "They're making another one?!" Considering that [[HeardItAMillionTimes making fun of crappy DTV sequels has gotten tiresome in of itself]], a true revival of the practice seems unlikely, and for good reason.

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* The infamous glut of DirectToVideo {{sequel|itis}}, particularly {{sequel|itis}}s from 1994 to 2007 (particularly those that plagued the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and the works of Creator/DonBluth, are Creator/DonBluth) is now all but dead. While they were never without a PeripheryHatedom, PeripheryHatedom due to their lower writing and production values, they were nonetheless very successful with their target audience. Inevitably, their status as SnarkBait grew (even ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[JustForFun/AladdinIVJafarMayNeedGlasses took a potshot at them]]), and before long they gave their producers a reputation as [[MoneyDearBoy heartless money-grubbers money-grubbers]] content to milk their {{Cash Cow Franchise}}s dry to and release cheap crap meant only to distract babysit a FleetingDemographic, until JohnLasseter personally put an end to any future {{Disney}} DTV Sequels. (The only exception since then has been (There was a SpiritualSuccessor the ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' line, movies, which eventually petered out after five movies as the line's popularity began to wane.) The other major sequel franchise, ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', lasted until [[ThirteenIsUnlucky the thirteenth installment]], ''the Wisdom of Friends'', [[FranchiseKiller which was so lousy that]] [[EveryoneHasStandards even little kids were disappointed by it]]. Surprisingly, the series would try again [[SequelGap nine years later]] with ''Journey of the Brave'', to a near universal reaction of "They're making another one?!" ''another one?!''" Considering that [[HeardItAMillionTimes making fun of crappy DTV sequels has gotten become tiresome in of itself]], a true revival of the practice seems unlikely, and for good reason.
7th Nov '16 7:05:20 PM BackgroundGuy
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* ''WesternAnimation/LittleBill'' is now deader than disco after series creator Creator/BillCosby was charged with multiple rape accusations. This was enough for Creator/NickJr to pull the series from reruns.
4th Nov '16 11:33:36 PM Kelothan
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' cartoons were huge hits when they first came out. It was quite possibly the most famous adaption at the time, and its target audience ate it up, which may come as a surprise to people who only know about it through the endless {{Youtube Poop}}s and [[MemeticMutation internet memes]] it spawned. One episode of ''Super Mario Bros 3'' even guest starred Music/MilliVanilli [[DeaderThanDisco/{{Music}} only a few weeks before they were exposed for lip syncing]]. Nowadays they're generally known for a few things: the aforementioned poops and memes, most of which have gotten old, starring Creator/CaptainLouAlbano and Danny Welk as the title characters ([[TheOtherDarrin at first]]), featuring Creator/TaraStrong and Creator/TabithaStGermain [[RetroactiveRecognition before they were well known]], and for being a dumb show everyone make fun of.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' cartoons were huge hits when they first came out. It was quite possibly the most famous adaption at the time, and its target audience ate it up, which may come as a surprise to people who only know about it through the endless {{Youtube Poop}}s and [[MemeticMutation internet memes]] it spawned. One episode of ''Super Mario Bros 3'' even guest starred Music/MilliVanilli [[DeaderThanDisco/{{Music}} only a few weeks before they were exposed for lip syncing]]. Nowadays they're generally known for a few things: the aforementioned poops and memes, most of which have gotten old, starring Creator/CaptainLouAlbano and Danny Welk as the title characters ([[TheOtherDarrin at first]]), featuring Creator/TaraStrong and Creator/TabithaStGermain [[RetroactiveRecognition before they were well known]], and for being a dumb show everyone make makes fun of.
4th Nov '16 10:56:45 PM LTM402
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* The history of Creator/CookieJarEntertainment shows how it acquired two DTD studios.
** During the 1980's and 1990's, Montréal animation studio CINAR produced quite a few popular series such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}''. In 1991, they acquired the British animation studio [=FilmFair=] (''Literature/PaddingtonBear'', ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''), and by 1999, CINAR's library was values at over a billion Canadian dollars with CA$150 million in yearly revenue. However, CINAR's reputation crashed to the ground a couple years later with a legion of scandals. CINAR had invested US$122 million into Bahamian bank accounts without the studio board's approval. The company had paid American screenwriters while crediting them under fake Canadian names, allowing CINAR to benefit from Canadian tax credits. CINAR denied any wrongdoing, and paid CA$17.8 million to Canadian tax authorities, and an additional CA$2.6 million to Telefilm Canada. CINAR found itself US$26 million in debt, its library quickly lost its value, the company's stock plummeted and was delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange. The studio's founders, husband-and-wife Micheline Charest and Ronald Weinberg, were fined a million dollars and were banned from the company for five years.\\\
Charest died in April 2004, and Creator/{{Nelvana}} co-founder Michael Hirsh acquired CINAR for CA$190 million, rechristening it Cookie Jar Entertainment, [[UnPerson airbrushing all references to CINAR in its programs]] with the new company name.\\\
Canadian cartoonist Claude Robinson sued Cookie Jar for using his idea of ''Robinson Sucroe'' without his permission after they rejected his concept. The court ruled in favour of Robinson, and he was paid $5.2 million in damages. Years later, Weinberg, former CFO Hasanain Panju, John Xanthoudakis of Norshield Financial Group and Lino Matteo of Mount Real Corp went on trial for fraud and other charges. All were found guilty, and were sentenced to 4 to 9 years in prison. Cookie Jar's controversy continued with its acquisitions of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' (which itself is also DTD) from Creator/WarnerBros and the library of Creator/DicEntertainment. ''Test'' [[SeasonalRot decayed over time]] and Cookie Jar even replaced all of Dic's {{Vanity Plate}}s with their new owner. Cookie Jar soon gave up on its last two CINAR projects that were still in production. [[Creator/{{PBS}} WGBH Boston]] severed ties with Cookie Jar, taking the animation rights for ''Arthur'' to 9 Story Entertainment and later Oasis Animation ([[LongRunners yep, it's still in production]]), while production on ''Caillou'' ended (to the relief of annoyed adult viewers). After the dust settled, CINAR/Cookie Jar is a forgotten studio that destroyed its reputation through financial scandals, plagiarist lawsuits, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and two]] of the 2000's most [[WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest reviled]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} cartoons]]. The company was acquired by Creator/DHXMedia, a studio with a far better reputation, and DHX immediately put Cookie Jar out of its misery by cancelling all its shows.
** Creator/{{DiC Entertainment}}'s cartoons were all over the airwaves in the 1980's and 1990's (with hits such as ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' -- one episode of that cartoon featured Music/MilliVanilli of all people). Not even a short-lived acquisition by Creator/{{ABC}}, followed by Creator/{{Disney}} selling the studio back to its founder, could slow them down. The [=DiC=] name was retired in 2008 after being acquired by Cookie Jar. Much like CINAR above, Cookie Jar plastered out all the [=DiC=] logos. Nowadays, most of [=DiC=]'s library is considered SnarkBait, such as their dub of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', and memed to death in WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.
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4th Nov '16 10:33:20 AM AreYouTyler
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' cartoons were huge hits when they first came out. It was quite possibly the most famous adaption at the time, and it's target audience ate it up, which may come as a surprise to people who only know about it through the endless {{Youtube Poop}}s and [[MemeticMutation internet memes]] it spawned. Nowadays their generally known for a few things: the aforementioned poops and memes, most of which have gotten old, starring Creator/CaptainLouAlbano and Danny Welk as the title characters ([[TheOtherDarrin at first]]), featuring Creator/TaraStrong and Creator/TabithaStGermain [[RetroactiveRecognition before they were well known]], and for being a dumb show everyone make fun of.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' cartoons were huge hits when they first came out. It was quite possibly the most famous adaption at the time, and it's its target audience ate it up, which may come as a surprise to people who only know about it through the endless {{Youtube Poop}}s and [[MemeticMutation internet memes]] it spawned. One episode of ''Super Mario Bros 3'' even guest starred Music/MilliVanilli [[DeaderThanDisco/{{Music}} only a few weeks before they were exposed for lip syncing]]. Nowadays their they're generally known for a few things: the aforementioned poops and memes, most of which have gotten old, starring Creator/CaptainLouAlbano and Danny Welk as the title characters ([[TheOtherDarrin at first]]), featuring Creator/TaraStrong and Creator/TabithaStGermain [[RetroactiveRecognition before they were well known]], and for being a dumb show everyone make fun of.
4th Nov '16 10:25:19 AM Kelothan
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