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21st Jan '17 7:37:46 PM Lirodon
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' was originally pitched as an {{animesque}} cartoon aimed at teenagers. However, when networks weren't interested, they [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBO-aA9QN08 turned it]] into a computer-generated cartoon aimed at younger audiences, thereby enforcing this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' was originally pitched as an {{animesque}} cartoon aimed at teenagers. However, when networks weren't interested, they [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBO-aA9QN08 turned it]] into a computer-generated cartoon aimed at younger audiences, thereby enforcing this trope.audiences. However, it has still gained a PeripheryDemographic with a significant cult following.
5th Jan '17 3:03:58 PM KingClark
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* One of the reasons ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' was such a groundbreaking film was that it helped {{Anime}} break out of this in the West. It was by no means the first mature anime, but it was the first to receive enough attention outside of Japan (for a few decades, it was the only animated feature to make it into Creator/TheCriterionCollection, back in the days of laserdisc). These days, a lot of Western people view or even expect [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles ''all'' anime as being on that end of the maturity scale]], though. Still, ''Akira'' may be found on display in some stores at the "Kids" segment, right next to ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', thanks to employees not reading the box.

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* One of the reasons ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' was such a groundbreaking film was that it helped {{Anime}} break out of this in the West. It was by no means the first mature anime, but it was the first to receive enough attention outside of Japan (for a few decades, it was the only animated feature to make it into Creator/TheCriterionCollection, back in the days of laserdisc). These days, a lot of Western people view or even expect ''[[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles all]]'' [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles ''all'' anime as being on that end of the maturity scale]], though. Still, ''Akira'' ''AKIRA'' may be found on display in some stores at the "Kids" segment, right next to ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', thanks to employees not reading the box.
5th Jan '17 12:23:26 PM Puterboy1
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* This is probably the reason ''Anime/RingingBell'' is rather unknown in the West. It looks like a sweet cute movie about a baby lamb however it's essentially a Japanese ''Literature/WatershipDown''. It doesn't help it was made in TheSeventies.

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* This is probably the reason ''Anime/RingingBell'' is rather unknown in the West. It looks like a sweet cute movie about a baby lamb however it's essentially a Japanese ''Literature/WatershipDown''. precursor to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel trilogy about revenge and lust for power. It doesn't help it was made in TheSeventies.TheSeventies as well as the fact that it was based on an equally-dark storybook written by none other than the creator of ''{{Franchise/Anpanman}}''.
24th Dec '16 10:04:33 AM TheMysteriousTroper
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* A college textbook about restaurant marketing claimed that family-friendly restaurants such as Applebee's and McDonald's only advertise on channels that show cartoons, enforcing the stereotype that cartoons are exclusively aimed at kids.

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* A college textbook about restaurant marketing claimed that family-friendly restaurants such as Applebee's and McDonald's [=McDonald=]'s only advertise on channels that show cartoons, enforcing the stereotype that cartoons are exclusively aimed at kids.
22nd Dec '16 8:55:46 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has vivid colors that make locales and characters pop out, which caused a lot of people to dismiss it as a childish MMORPG or trying to copy off the art style of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Look past the bright colors and you got a ''very'' dark game that is not afraid to openly show you just how grim the world is (post EndOFTheWorldAsWeKnowIt recovery, genocide, conquering lands and converting its people to the side of TheEmpire, etc). Other grim themes that are more subdued or subtle are acknowledged in game as well, such as slavery, prostitution, and racism. Even the Lalafell race, which look like a race of children, can exhibit ''very'' adult behavior and some even use their childish looks to exploit people. There's also a ''ton'' of themes that skirt GettingCrapPastTheRadar while still staying within the rating of Teen.
19th Dec '16 8:59:34 AM Darthrai
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** In terms of fame and recognition, any series in the West (English-speaking countries in particular) that doesn't have a successful family-friendly English dub [[PublicMediumIgnorance is unlikely to break into pop culture at large]]. Some series that are mainstream in Japanese culture, such as ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', are mere {{cult classic}}s in the West (or part of youth culture if they're lucky) merely because they were marketed towards teens/adults from the beginning. On the now-defunct "Sliding Scale of Anime Obscurity" page on this very wiki, anime series were ranked based on their recognizability in English-speaking pop culture; ''every single series'' ranked at Level 0 (i.e. part of mainstream culture) has had a family-friendly or kid-oriented English dub and is most well-known for such.
14th Dec '16 7:01:58 AM mimitchi33
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* Ever since its uncancellation, ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has received a huge fanbase of toddlers, thanks to it airing before and after NickJr starts [[note]]Keep in mind that that practice had started as early as 2000, but it didn't become as widely popular among toddlers until much later.[[/note]] There's a ton of merchandise for toddlers, and a famous Vine video features a toddler dancing to the theme song. This still happens today even though Nickelodeon says that [[http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/if-spongebobs-not-preschoolers-why-does-nickelodeon-market-it-them-ccfc-urges-nickelodeon-stop no, [=SpongeBob=] isn't meant for the Dora the Explorer crowd]]. And [[Radar/SpongeBobSquarePants it's clearly easy]] [[NightmareFuel/SpongeBobSquarePants to see why]]. What's even worse about this is that the show used to be rated TV-Y.

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* Ever since its uncancellation, ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has received a huge fanbase of toddlers, thanks to it airing before and after NickJr starts starts. [[note]]Keep in mind that that practice had started as early as 2000, but it didn't become as widely popular among toddlers until much later.[[/note]] There's a ton of merchandise for toddlers, and a famous Vine video features a toddler dancing to the theme song. This still happens today even though Nickelodeon says that [[http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/if-spongebobs-not-preschoolers-why-does-nickelodeon-market-it-them-ccfc-urges-nickelodeon-stop no, [=SpongeBob=] isn't meant for the Dora the Explorer crowd]]. And [[Radar/SpongeBobSquarePants it's clearly easy]] [[NightmareFuel/SpongeBobSquarePants to see why]]. What's even worse about this is that the show used to be rated TV-Y.
14th Dec '16 6:59:15 AM mimitchi33
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* A college textbook about restaurant marketing claimed that family-friendly restaurants such as Applebee's and McDonald's only advertise on channels that show cartoons, enforcing the stereotype that cartoons are exclusively aimed at kids.
11th Dec '16 3:24:59 PM N8han11
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* Ever since its uncancellation, ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has received a huge fanbase of toddlers, thanks to it airing before and after NickJr starts [[/note]]Keep in mind that that practice had started as early as 2000, but it didn't become as widely popular among toddlers until much later.[[/note]] There's a ton of merchandise for toddlers, and a famous Vine video features a toddler dancing to the theme song. This still happens today even though Nickelodeon says that [[http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/if-spongebobs-not-preschoolers-why-does-nickelodeon-market-it-them-ccfc-urges-nickelodeon-stop no, [=SpongeBob=] isn't meant for the Dora the Explorer crowd]]. And [[Radar/SpongeBobSquarePants it's clearly easy]] [[NightmareFuel/SpongeBobSquarePants to see why]]. What's even worse about this is that the show used to be rated TV-Y.

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* Ever since its uncancellation, ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has received a huge fanbase of toddlers, thanks to it airing before and after NickJr starts [[/note]]Keep [[note]]Keep in mind that that practice had started as early as 2000, but it didn't become as widely popular among toddlers until much later.[[/note]] There's a ton of merchandise for toddlers, and a famous Vine video features a toddler dancing to the theme song. This still happens today even though Nickelodeon says that [[http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/if-spongebobs-not-preschoolers-why-does-nickelodeon-market-it-them-ccfc-urges-nickelodeon-stop no, [=SpongeBob=] isn't meant for the Dora the Explorer crowd]]. And [[Radar/SpongeBobSquarePants it's clearly easy]] [[NightmareFuel/SpongeBobSquarePants to see why]]. What's even worse about this is that the show used to be rated TV-Y.
11th Dec '16 3:22:51 PM N8han11
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* 'WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', while having little to do with [[ComicBook/YoungJustice its namesake comic]], has a much more mature feel. Real guns are frequently used (although lasers are also shown), there are fairly complex running storylines, innuendo-laced jokes are made, characters are killed, and there are also allusions to real world political situations such as in North Korea and the Middle East (albeit with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything obvious stand-ins]]). It's made all the more baffling since the series was aired on Saturday mornings rather than a prime time slot, where more adult-oriented content like ''The Clone Wars'' was usually placed on Cartoon Network.

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* 'WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', while having little to do with [[ComicBook/YoungJustice its namesake comic]], has a much more mature feel. Real guns are frequently used (although lasers are also shown), there are fairly complex running storylines, innuendo-laced jokes are made, characters are killed, and there are also allusions to real world political situations such as in North Korea and the Middle East (albeit with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything obvious stand-ins]]). It's made all the more baffling since the series was aired on Saturday mornings rather than a prime time slot, where more adult-oriented content like ''The Clone Wars'' was usually placed on Cartoon Network.
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