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29th Sep '16 5:22:25 PM gjjones
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* ''Anime/{{Fractale}}'' was conceived as a way for its director, Yamakan, to make Creator/KyotoAnimation regret firing him, with all the resources put into it that you'd expect with a goal like that. He was so sure of its success that he said he'd step down if it did poorly. The end result was said to be good, if not great, by most people who watched it to the end. All five or so of them. Yamakan probably would have had to step down even if he hadn't explicitly staked his career on it doing well.

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* ''Anime/{{Fractale}}'' was conceived as a way for its director, Yamakan, Yutaka "Yamakan" Yamamoto, to make Creator/KyotoAnimation regret firing him, with all the resources put into it that you'd expect with a goal like that. He was so sure of its success that he said he'd step down if it did poorly. The end result was said to be good, if not great, by most people who watched it to the end. All five or so of them. Yamakan probably would have had to step down even if he hadn't explicitly staked his career on it doing well.
29th Sep '16 4:26:38 PM AreYouTyler
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* The death of Creator/FourKidsEntertainment came with their infamous dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'', them losing the rights to ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', and a bankruptcy filing after a lawsuit from Creator/TVTokyo.


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* Canadian animation studio Cinar went out of business in 2004 after a financial scandal and a plagiarism lawsuit. The company later resurfaced as Creator/CookieJarEntertainment and killed itself again with the massive {{hatedom}}s towards ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''. Once ''Test'' finished its run, Cookie Jar was absorbed into Creator/DHXMedia, with only ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' escaping from DHX's clutch.
26th Sep '16 6:10:39 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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** The critical and commercial flop of ''Film/StrangeMagic'' was enough justification on Disney's part to give Creator/TouchstonePictures the ax as the studio served ties with [=DreamWorks=] later that year; the distribution rights were handed back to Universal Pictures in August 2016. ''The Light Between Oceans'' will likely be the label's last release. The failure might also mark the end for [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George Lucas]]' mainstream ventures as he has no further projects lined up for the foreseeable future.

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** The critical and commercial flop of ''Film/StrangeMagic'' was enough justification on Disney's part to give Creator/TouchstonePictures the ax as the studio served ties with [=DreamWorks=] later that year; the distribution rights were handed back to Universal Pictures in August 2016. The company bowed down with the release of ''The Light Between Oceans'' will likely be the label's last release.in September, which was also a BoxOfficeBomb. The failure might also mark the end for [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George Lucas]]' mainstream ventures as he has no further projects lined up for the foreseeable future.
25th Sep '16 4:56:21 PM nombretomado
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* The failure of ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' brought down Creator/DonBluth's career, shut down Fox Animation Studios, and helped end the [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation post]]-[[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age]] era known as UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation where the animation medium re-surged in popularity thanks to increasing challenges by animators against the AnimationAgeGhetto. Thus, not only did it bring down the career of a celebrated animator, but also helped end an era that brought out some of the greatest animated media in history. A handful of other 2D animated film flops from Bluth's rivals at Disney and DreamWorks Animation piled on to ''Titan A.E.'' and ended cinematic 2D animation until the end of the 2000's, and even then, no plans for another traditionally animated film are in the pipeline.

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* The failure of ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' brought down Creator/DonBluth's career, shut down Fox Animation Studios, and helped end the [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation post]]-[[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age]] era known as UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation where the animation medium re-surged in popularity thanks to increasing challenges by animators against the AnimationAgeGhetto. Thus, not only did it bring down the career of a celebrated animator, but also helped end an era that brought out some of the greatest animated media in history. A handful of other 2D animated film flops from Bluth's rivals at Disney and DreamWorks Animation Creator/DreamWorksAnimation piled on to ''Titan A.E.'' and ended cinematic 2D animation until the end of the 2000's, and even then, no plans for another traditionally animated film are in the pipeline.



** The critical and commercial flop of ''Film/StrangeMagic'' was enough justification on Disney's part to give Creator/TouchstonePictures the ax as the studio served ties with DreamWorks later that year; the distribution rights were handed back to Universal Pictures in August 2016. ''The Light Between Oceans'' will likely be the label's last release. The failure might also mark the end for [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George Lucas]]' mainstream ventures as he has no further projects lined up for the foreseeable future.

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** The critical and commercial flop of ''Film/StrangeMagic'' was enough justification on Disney's part to give Creator/TouchstonePictures the ax as the studio served ties with DreamWorks [=DreamWorks=] later that year; the distribution rights were handed back to Universal Pictures in August 2016. ''The Light Between Oceans'' will likely be the label's last release. The failure might also mark the end for [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George Lucas]]' mainstream ventures as he has no further projects lined up for the foreseeable future.
16th Sep '16 2:32:57 PM TheGreenHerring
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* The Sinclair brand of affordable consumer electronics, most famous for the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, was felled as an independent entity by the combined failures of the [[http://rk.nvg.ntnu.no/sinclair/vehicles/c5.htm Sinclair C5]], an early attempt at an electric vehicle that underperformed against an ordinary bicycle; and the [[http://rk.nvg.ntnu.no/sinclair/televisions/tv80.htm TV80]], an expensive-to-build attempt at a portable television with an incredibly narrow viewing angle and a specialised CRT that would soon be obsoleted by LCD technology. Without [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Enterprise_Board the NEB]] to save them (as when the [[ObviousBeta Sinclair Black Watch]] flopped just as miserably), Sinclair Research was forced to sell the Sinclair brand and the computer products that bore it to their rival {{UsefulNotes/Amstrad|CPC}} just to stay afloat. The company is still around today but exists primarily as a means through which founder Clive Sinclair markets his inventions.
15th Sep '16 9:28:18 PM hamza678
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* While Jeph Loeb's stories have always had problems, ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' is the series that truly hurt his career, due to all kinds of research failure, in addition to gratuitous violence and tons of death. While he sort of recovered with the decent ''Captain America: Fallen Son'' and ''Nova'', the fact that he ruined the Ultimate line means he doesn't get much work writing comics anymore. Loeb is still in charge of the television and animation division of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, where he has had much better success.

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* While Jeph Loeb's Creator/JephLoeb's stories have always had problems, ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' is the series that truly hurt his career, due to all kinds of research failure, in addition to gratuitous violence and tons of death. While he sort of recovered with the decent ''Captain America: Fallen Son'' and ''Nova'', the fact that he ruined the Ultimate line means he doesn't get much work writing comics anymore. Loeb is still in charge of the television and animation division of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, however, where he has had much better success.
8th Sep '16 6:20:16 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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** The critical and commercial flop of ''Film/StrangeMagic'' was enough justification on Disney's part to give Creator/TouchstonePictures the ax as the studio served ties with DreamWorks later that year; the distribution rights were handed back to Universal Pictures in August 2016. ''The Light Between Oceans'', scheduled to be released on September 2, 2016, will likely be the label's last release. The failure might also mark the end for [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George Lucas]]' mainstream ventures as he has no further projects lined up for the foreseeable future.

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** The critical and commercial flop of ''Film/StrangeMagic'' was enough justification on Disney's part to give Creator/TouchstonePictures the ax as the studio served ties with DreamWorks later that year; the distribution rights were handed back to Universal Pictures in August 2016. ''The Light Between Oceans'', scheduled to be released on September 2, 2016, Oceans'' will likely be the label's last release. The failure might also mark the end for [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George Lucas]]' mainstream ventures as he has no further projects lined up for the foreseeable future.
7th Sep '16 9:52:22 PM Kuruni
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_DC-10 DC-10]] turned out to be this for [=McDonnell=] Douglas; sadly, it was actually meant as an effort to recover the company that made commercial aerial transport a reality. Douglas Inc. seriously struggled in the 1960s, mostly because of ill-considered and failed investments in the space program; the DC-10, produced after a merger with [=McDonnell=], was meant to establish the company as a strong player in the booming market of widebody jets. While a good aircraft in its own right, with a solid safety record, it suffered from several high-profile crashes that seriously blemished its image; the main [[StarDerailingRole derailment]] being the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Airlines_Flight_981 1974 crash in France]]. It was caused by a faulty design of the cargo door, which blew open, causing an ExplosiveDecompression and loss of control; however, it turned out that [=McDonnell=] Douglas ''knew'' about the problem beforehand, but failed to resolve the situation effectively, partly due to fear of losing customers if the flaw would be revealed. The company never really recovered from the [=THY981=] crash; while the DC-10 sales were good (386 civil+60 military units), they were still too small to pull the company out of the financial troubles that hit [=McDonnell=] Douglas after the crash and resulting lawsuits, and the DC-10's successor, the MD-11, while once again a good, reliable aircraft, suffered from resulting underdevelopment and its sales were so-so (it did not help that the MD-11 was a trijet [[DeaderThanDisco in the era of twinjets]]). Finally, [=McDonnell=] Douglas merged with its archrival Boeing in 1997.
* Similarly, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_L-1011_TriStar L-1011 Tristar]] turned out to be one for Lockheed as a manufacturer of civilian aircraft. While producing iconic propeller airliners like the Constellation, Lockheed had missed out on the early jet age completely and wanted to break into the emerging widebody market. Like the DC-10, the L-1011 was a reliable tri-engine jet. While it didn't suffer the safety problems the DC-10 had, the engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce went bankrupt and had to be bailed out by the British government, which seriously hampered production. When the L-1011 production run ended in the early '80s, Lockheed left passenger aircraft entirely, focusing on defense and the space program instead, eventually merging with Martin Marietta to form Lockheed Martin.
7th Sep '16 8:09:17 AM Sapphirea2
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* While Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Theatre/{{Dralion}}'' (1999) was critically well-received, it flopped badly in its original North American tour and did extensive financial damage to the company, ensuring that director Guy Caron would never get a directing job with any theater company for a long time. It took two years for Cirque to scare up enough money to put ''Theatre/{{Varekai}}'' into production. ''Dralion'' still runs, but only because ''Varekai'' pulled in record-breaking numbers when it launched.
** David Shriner's career also tanked when, fresh off the heels of the hit ''Kooza'', he wrote and directed the highly-hyped ''Theatre/BananaShpeel'' -- which was intended as Cirque's first permanent show in New York City. The show was a critical and commercial disaster, annoyed audiences to no end, and caused Cirque's reputation as a whole to nosedive. Thankfully, this show and other weaker Cirque efforts produced over 2008-10 (''Theatre/CrissAngelBelieve'', ''ZAIA'', and ''Theatre/VivaElvis'') were revamped and/or closed down, the next few tours (''TOTEM'', ''Theatre/MichaelJacksonTHEIMMORTALWorldTour'', and ''Amaluna'') pulled in breathtaking numbers, and the company has continued to churn out productions like butter.

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* While Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Theatre/{{Dralion}}'' (1999) was critically well-received, it flopped badly in its original North American tour and did extensive financial damage to the company, ensuring that director Guy Caron would never get a directing job with any theater company for a long time. It took two years for Cirque to scare up enough money to put ''Theatre/{{Varekai}}'' into production. ''Dralion'' still runs, eventually became a LongRunner, but only because ''Varekai'' pulled in record-breaking numbers when it launched.
** David Shriner's career also tanked when, fresh off the heels of the hit ''Kooza'', he wrote and directed the highly-hyped ''Theatre/BananaShpeel'' -- which was intended as Cirque's first permanent show in New York City. The show was a critical and commercial disaster, annoyed audiences to no end, and caused Cirque's reputation as a whole to nosedive. Thankfully, this This show and other weaker Cirque efforts produced over 2008-10 (''Theatre/CrissAngelBelieve'', ''ZAIA'', and ''Theatre/VivaElvis'') were revamped and/or closed down, the next few tours (''TOTEM'', ''Theatre/MichaelJacksonTHEIMMORTALWorldTour'', and ''Amaluna'') pulled in breathtaking numbers, and the company has continued to churn out productions like butter.remains prolific.
6th Sep '16 10:17:07 PM Kuruni
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* In June 1985, an Air India 747 was blown up over the Atlantic by a bomb hidden in a radio in one of the bags. One of the safety recommendations made afterwards was that no bag was allowed on board an airliner without its owner also being on board (the bag that blew up the Air India jet was checked in in Canada, but its owner never boarded the flight). After a short time, Pan American World Airways decided to relax the security procedures to save on time. As a result, a time bomb hidden in a stereo was loaded onto a Pan Am flight from New York to London without its owner being accounted for, and hours later [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_103 exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie]], killing all 259 passengers and crew as well as eleven people on the ground who got hit by debris. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard The resulting lawsuits were the final nails in the coffin]] for the already struggling Pan Am, and the airline finally shut down by late 1991.
* Similarly, Pan Am's main rival, TWA, never really recovered after the loss of Flight 800 in 1996. The disaster was not caused by a bomb, but is believed to be a fuel tank explosion likely caused by faulty wiring. As with the other legacy carriers, TWA was hemorrhaging money in the wake of deregulation, but things went FromBadToWorse for TWA, and the airline was finally absorbed by American Airlines in 2001.

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* In June 1985, an Air India 747 was blown up over the Atlantic by a bomb hidden in a radio in one of the bags. One of the safety recommendations made afterwards was that no bag was allowed on board an airliner without its owner also being on board (the bag that blew up the Air India jet was checked in in Canada, but its owner never boarded the flight). After a short time, Pan American World Airways decided to relax the security procedures to save on time. As a result, a time bomb hidden in a stereo was loaded onto a Pan Am flight from New York to London without its owner being accounted for, and hours later [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_103 exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie]], killing all 259 passengers and crew as well as eleven people on the ground who got hit by debris. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard The resulting lawsuits were the final nails in the coffin]] for the already struggling Pan Am, and the airline finally shut down by late 1991.
* Similarly, Pan Am's main rival, TWA, never really recovered after the loss of Flight 800 in 1996. The disaster was not caused by a bomb, but is believed to be a fuel tank explosion likely caused by faulty wiring. As with the other legacy carriers, TWA was hemorrhaging money in the wake of deregulation, but things went FromBadToWorse for TWA, and the airline was finally absorbed by American Airlines in 2001.
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