History FollowTheLeader / WesternAnimation

23rd Nov '16 11:28:27 AM Pichu-kun
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* After ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' finally beat ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' as the most popular preschool cartoon, Creator/Nickelodeon decided to create shows that followed young girls who were able to use magic to help others with a special item such as ''Little Charmers'', ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'', ''WesternAnimation/MiaAndMe'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls Dora and Friends: Into The City!]]''. Although the first two shows were successful with the target audience, the last two shows weren't as successful, with the latter show's failure having [[FranchiseKiller killed off the chances of Nickelodeon making any further Dora-related productions]].

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* After ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' finally beat ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' as the most popular preschool cartoon, Creator/Nickelodeon Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} decided to create shows that followed young girls who were able to use magic to help others with a special item such as ''Little Charmers'', ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'', ''WesternAnimation/MiaAndMe'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls Dora and Friends: Into The City!]]''. Although the first two shows were successful with the target audience, the last two shows weren't as successful, with the latter show's failure having [[FranchiseKiller killed off the chances of Nickelodeon making any further Dora-related productions]].
9th Nov '16 12:57:46 PM Kid
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* After ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' finally beat ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' as the most popular preschool cartoon, Creator/Nickelodeon decided to create shows that followed young girls who were able to use magic to help others with a special item such as ''Little Charmers'', WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'', ''WesternAnimation/MiaAndMe'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls Dora and Friends: Into The City!]]''. Although the first two shows were successful with the target audience, the last two shows weren't as successful, with the latter show's failure having [[FranchiseKiller killed off the chances of Nickelodeon making any further Dora-related productions]].

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* After ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' finally beat ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' as the most popular preschool cartoon, Creator/Nickelodeon decided to create shows that followed young girls who were able to use magic to help others with a special item such as ''Little Charmers'', WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'', ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'', ''WesternAnimation/MiaAndMe'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls Dora and Friends: Into The City!]]''. Although the first two shows were successful with the target audience, the last two shows weren't as successful, with the latter show's failure having [[FranchiseKiller killed off the chances of Nickelodeon making any further Dora-related productions]].
9th Nov '16 12:53:21 PM Kid
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Flaming Moe's". The episode revolves around bartender Moe stealing Homer's idea for a drink recipe and renaming it the Flaming Moe. He even goes as far to rename his bar after the drink. His bar becomes a popular club spot, attracting even the likes of Music/{{Aerosmith}}. After Homer outs the recipe to the general public, dozens of bars, restaurants and carts sprout up ''on the same street'' with variations on the name- e.g., Flaming Meaux.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Flaming Moe's". The episode revolves around bartender Moe stealing Homer's idea for a drink recipe and renaming it the Flaming Moe. He even goes as far to rename his bar after the drink. His bar becomes a popular club spot, attracting even the likes of Music/{{Aerosmith}}. After Homer outs the recipe to the general public, dozens of bars, restaurants and carts sprout up ''on the same street'' with variations on the name- e.name--e.g., Flaming Meaux.
9th Nov '16 12:52:19 PM Kid
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*** The Pre Cancellation episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' are very popular, even to this day. Many cartoons have picked up the same formula where they are very joke driven as opposed to cartoons like ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' & don't have plots that can relate to real life such as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (The Exec Producer of that show is ''[=SpongeBob=]'' co creator Derek Drymon), ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' (with the only exception of this being ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', despite the fact that it can be very surreal).

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*** The Pre Cancellation episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' are very popular, even to this day. Many cartoons have picked up the same formula where they are very joke driven as opposed to cartoons like ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' & don't have plots that can relate to real life such as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (The (the Exec Producer of that show is ''[=SpongeBob=]'' co creator Derek Drymon), ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' (with the only exception of this being ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', despite the fact that it can be very surreal).
9th Nov '16 12:50:01 PM Kid
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** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' were also the first animated show to frequently include parodies of famous film scenes in their scripts. Today this "pop culture referencing" trend has literally gone berserk in other animation such as ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' , ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' and especially ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''!

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** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' were also the first animated show to frequently include parodies of famous film scenes in their scripts. Today this "pop culture referencing" trend has literally gone berserk in other animation such as ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' , ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' and especially ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''!
30th Sep '16 6:21:09 AM mimitchi33
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30th Sep '16 6:19:39 AM mimitchi33
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* After ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' finally beat ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' as the most popular preschool cartoon, Creator/Nickelodeon decided to create shows that followed young girls who were able to use magic to help others with a special item such as ''WesternAnimation/LittleCharmers'', ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls Dora and Friends: Into The City!]]''. Although the first two shows were successful with the target audience that the latter show was such a huge bomb that it [[FranchiseKiller killed off the chance of Nickelodeon making any further Dora-related productions]].

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* After ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' finally beat ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' as the most popular preschool cartoon, Creator/Nickelodeon decided to create shows that followed young girls who were able to use magic to help others with a special item such as ''WesternAnimation/LittleCharmers'', ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'' ''Little Charmers'', WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'', ''WesternAnimation/MiaAndMe'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls Dora and Friends: Into The City!]]''. Although the first two shows were successful with the target audience that audience, the last two shows weren't as successful, with the latter show was such a huge bomb that it show's failure having [[FranchiseKiller killed off the chance chances of Nickelodeon making any further Dora-related productions]].
30th Sep '16 6:13:40 AM mimitchi33
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* With the success of Creator/MichaelBay's ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movies, Creator/{{Hasbro}} decided to hire a "creative steward" to reinvent its other big property, Franchise/MyLittlePony. The result was Creator/LaurenFaust getting the deal to produce ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' And as a result of ''that'', [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] is introducing more similar shows and advertising them as part of the same lineup as My Little Pony. Most prominently, and most obviously, is the new ''[[WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012 The Littlest Pet Shop]]'', which shares a similar visual style and somewhat sarcastic but good-natured writing style. It hasn't achieved the huge success of ''Friendship Is Magic'', but it does have its fans and is developing its separate identity. The European-produced CGI cartoon ''WesternAnimation/FillyFuntasia'' is also this to an extent.

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* With the success of Creator/MichaelBay's ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movies, Creator/{{Hasbro}} decided to hire a "creative steward" to reinvent its other big property, Franchise/MyLittlePony. The result was Creator/LaurenFaust getting the deal to produce ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' And as a result of ''that'', [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] is introducing more similar shows and advertising them as part of the same lineup as My Little Pony. Most prominently, and most obviously, is the new ''[[WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012 The Littlest Pet Shop]]'', which shares a similar visual style and somewhat sarcastic but good-natured writing style. It hasn't achieved the huge success of ''Friendship Is Magic'', but it does have its fans and is developing its separate identity. The European-produced CGI cartoon ''WesternAnimation/FillyFuntasia'' is also this to an extent.


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* After ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' finally beat ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' as the most popular preschool cartoon, Creator/Nickelodeon decided to create shows that followed young girls who were able to use magic to help others with a special item such as ''WesternAnimation/LittleCharmers'', ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls Dora and Friends: Into The City!]]''. Although the first two shows were successful with the target audience that the latter show was such a huge bomb that it [[FranchiseKiller killed off the chance of Nickelodeon making any further Dora-related productions]].
18th Sep '16 9:04:11 AM nombretomado
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* The sheer lasting power of Creator/AdultSwim, particularly Adult Swim Comedy, seems to have created a profound effect on Cartoon Network's appearance. Promotional material turned into rapid montages of related material, often characters doing stupid things; there is a rise of 15-minute shows (that are not necessarily part of a [[ThreeShorts two-shorts format]]); and a few shows have appeared recently that have {{Random Events Plot}}s, crude artwork, and bizarre humor (with lots of BlackComedy and GettingCrapPastTheRadar) like ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'' (itself playing Follow the Leader with ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''), ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', ''[[AnnoyingOrange The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange]]'', and ''Series/IncredibleCrew'', all of which would fit right in with Adult Swim Comedy. ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' seems to have taken this humor and simplistic art style and put a DC Universe cover over it. The influence seems to have crossed networks, as even ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' draws clearly from the Adult Swim "house style" (and a bit of ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', with whom it shares a character designer).

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* The sheer lasting power of Creator/AdultSwim, particularly Adult Swim Comedy, seems to have created a profound effect on Cartoon Network's appearance. Promotional material turned into rapid montages of related material, often characters doing stupid things; there is a rise of 15-minute shows (that are not necessarily part of a [[ThreeShorts two-shorts format]]); and a few shows have appeared recently that have {{Random Events Plot}}s, crude artwork, and bizarre humor (with lots of BlackComedy and GettingCrapPastTheRadar) like ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'' (itself playing Follow the Leader with ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''), ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', ''[[AnnoyingOrange ''[[WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange]]'', and ''Series/IncredibleCrew'', all of which would fit right in with Adult Swim Comedy. ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' seems to have taken this humor and simplistic art style and put a DC Universe cover over it. The influence seems to have crossed networks, as even ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' draws clearly from the Adult Swim "house style" (and a bit of ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', with whom it shares a character designer).
15th Sep '16 6:01:55 AM pgj1997
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' started the trend in children's TV of slapping a face on a vehicle and calling it a day. A trend that still pops up to this very day. Inspiring shows like ''{{WesternAnimation/Chuggington}}'', ''WesternAnimation/RoaryTheRacingCar'', ''WesternAnimation/JayJayTheJetPlane'', and ''WesternAnimation/JungleJunction''. Though, [[WesternAnimation/TheodoreTugboat one of these instances]] actually did have the same producer.
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