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19th Jan '17 9:57:44 AM AreYouTyler
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* ''Film/CutthroatIsland'', one of the biggest box office flops of all time, was the final straw for Creator/CarolcoPictures, which went bankrupt a month prior to the film's release due to its lavish overspending on other projects. It also destroyed Geena Davis' career, her then-husband Creator/RennyHarlin's respectability as a director, and the careers of pretty much everyone else involved (only the film's [[Music/JohnDebney composer]] and [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer the studio that distributed it]] came out relatively unscathed; co-writer Robert King later had a hit with ''Series/TheGoodWife'' on TV). The flop of this film (as well as that of ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'', also starring Davis and directed by Harlin) is widely credited with destroying their marriage, as Harlin had pushed for Davis, then known for comedic roles, to headline the two action-heavy blockbusters. It also [[GenreKiller killed off]] the pirate movie genre [[BackFromTheDead until]] ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' came along, and even now there are no successful pirate movies outside of that franchise.

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* ''Film/CutthroatIsland'', one of the biggest box office flops of all time, was the final straw for Creator/CarolcoPictures, which went bankrupt a month prior to the film's release due to its lavish overspending on other projects. It also destroyed Geena Davis' former Oscar winner Creator/GeenaDavis' career, her then-husband Creator/RennyHarlin's respectability as a director, and the careers of pretty much everyone else involved (only the film's [[Music/JohnDebney composer]] and [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer the studio that distributed it]] came out relatively unscathed; co-writer Robert King later had a hit with ''Series/TheGoodWife'' on TV). The flop of this film (as well as that of ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'', also starring Davis and directed by Harlin) is widely credited with destroying their marriage, as Harlin had pushed for Davis, then known for comedic roles, to headline the two action-heavy blockbusters. It also [[GenreKiller killed off]] the pirate movie genre [[BackFromTheDead until]] ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' came along, and even now there are no successful pirate movies outside of that franchise.
19th Jan '17 1:27:03 AM sayaleviathan
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* Creator/BeeTrain hadn't done any work since 2012 after its last work, ''Manga/HyougeMono'', suffered TroubledProduction and CreatorBacklash from the mangaka. There's no official statement yet but it appears to have been quietly shut down as a result of several factors, including the founder Koichi Mashimo's apparent retirement from the industry in the same year and a shortage of major hit productions since Bee Train's split with Production I.G in 2007. Many of the studio's old staff seem to have moved over to the recently independent Creator/CStation.
6th Jan '17 4:57:03 PM Mario1995
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** The critical and commercial flop of ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' was enough justification on Disney's part to give Creator/TouchstonePictures the ax as the studio severed 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'' in September, which was also a BoxOfficeBomb. The failure might also mark the end for Creator/GeorgeLucas's mainstream ventures as he has no further projects lined up for the foreseeable future.

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** The critical and commercial flop of ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' was enough justification on Disney's part to give Creator/TouchstonePictures the ax as the studio severed ties with [=DreamWorks=] later that year; the distribution rights were handed back that studio went to mend fences with Universal Pictures in August 2016.(which they had dumped for Disney years earlier, after the studio was spun off from Creator/{{Paramount}}) and shift distribution of DW movies to them. The company bowed down with the release of ''The Light Between Oceans'' in September, which was also a BoxOfficeBomb. The failure might also mark the end for Creator/GeorgeLucas's mainstream ventures as he has no further projects lined up for the foreseeable future.
30th Dec '16 1:50:57 PM Deathhacker
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** Tom Kirby, a former CEO of the company during the 5th-late 7th edition era of 40k and the last two editions of Warhammer Fantasy and the onset of Age of Sigmar, was right up there with Ward and Cruddace in terms of hatred. He infamously declared that he did not care about competitive balance and that Warhammer was suppose to be a casual game, which many took to meaning he simply did not care about rules-writing at all. It didn't help that this was the era where the rules balance took a nose dive (including the infamous "build your army as you like" unbound approach), actually following through with a bunch of legal lawsuits, price hikes, and near-draconian "laws" on the sales of their own miniatures (to this day GW is still the only manufacturer that actually ban third party retailers from advertising ''their own products online''). How bad did it get? The fallout from this managed to cause GW to suffer a 5% annual loss ''for several years in a row''. It got so bad that he eventually had to step down as CEO, with Kevin Rountree replacing him. Coincidentally this change also marked a moment where very well received products (discount sets, the return of specialist games, and the re-introduction of a lot of fan favorites and the online community) came out, so it's unclear whether Rountree managed to undo much of Kirby's mistakes, or if Kirby had implemented them but was oust before they came to light.
28th Dec '16 7:51:04 AM Packer
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** To show how desperate his studio was for a hit, in 1987 De Laurentiis teamed up with Glad to release the gimmicky comedy ''Million Dollar Mystery''. Since the movie centered on trying to recover $4 million, they had a contest where if one of the audience members could accurately guess the whereabouts of a hidden million dollars based on clues sprinkled in and on specially marked Glad-Lock bags, he or she would get that amount of money![[note]]In case you were wondering, the winner of said contest turned out to be a 14-year-old girl who managed to figure out that the million bucks were in the Statue of Liberty's nostrils![[/note]] The film was a [[IncrediblyLamePun million dollar misery]] at the box-office, thus it not only poured salt on De Laurentiis' studio's wound, but it also marked the end for veteran director Richard Fleischer.

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** To show how desperate his studio was for a hit, in 1987 De Laurentiis teamed up with Glad to release the gimmicky comedy ''Million Dollar Mystery''. Since the movie centered on trying to recover $4 million, they had a contest where if one of the audience members could accurately guess the whereabouts of a hidden million dollars based on clues sprinkled in and on specially marked Glad-Lock bags, he or she would get that amount of money![[note]]In case you were wondering, the winner of said contest turned out to be a 14-year-old girl who managed to figure out that the million bucks were in the Statue of Liberty's nostrils![[/note]] The film was a [[IncrediblyLamePun million dollar misery]] at the box-office, thus it not only poured salt on De Laurentiis' studio's wound, but it also marked the end for veteran director Richard Fleischer.Fletcher.
* In what was possibly the most egregious vanity project of the independent scene, mortgagee Daniel Sadek conceived ''Redline'' as a starring [[{{Pun}} vehicle]] for his girlfriend Nadia Björlin and his valuable cars. Along with producing and co-writing this flick, Sadek sunk in $55 million for the production and distribution both through his own companies, Quick Loan Funding (which was a subprime mortgage service) and Chicago Pictures respectably. While [[NotScreenedForCritics critics couldn’t tear it to shreds in advance]], that embargo didn’t stop ''Redline'' from [[BoxOfficeBomb bombing hard at the box office]]. The disaster was so great, it not only spelled death for Chicago Pictures and fry Quick Loan, but it also took a huge financial toil on Sadek himself. He ended up bankrupt with the dubious distinction of being “[[MedalOfDishonor Predator Zero in the subprime-mortgage game]]”.
25th Dec '16 10:52:38 PM sayaleviathan
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* ''Anime/BloodC'' is Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s first and (probably last) original anime work after the low BD/DVD sales and the mixed-to-negative reception of the show. A movie, ''Blood-C: The Last Dark'', tried to undo some of the damage, but was still weighed down with the same flaws as the TV series and bombed at the Japanese box office (though its BD sales were still moderately good). This led CLAMP to move their studio to Kyoto and return to some of their previous manga works (''Manga/{{xxxHolic}}'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'') and putting some of their newer ones (''Manga/DrugAndDrop'' and ''Manga/{{Gate7}}'') on hold. When ''Tsubasa World Chronicle'' finished publication in 2016 with only two volumes, CLAMP released a sequel of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' which will also have an anime in the future. Time will tell whether ''Cardcaptor Sakura'' will become a CareerResurrection or just another attempt to milk the franchise.

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* ''Anime/BloodC'' is Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s first and (probably last) original anime work after the low BD/DVD sales and the mixed-to-negative reception of the show. A movie, ''Blood-C: The Last Dark'', tried to undo some of the damage, but was still weighed down with the same flaws as the TV series and bombed at the Japanese box office (though its BD sales were still moderately good). This led CLAMP to move their studio to Kyoto and return to some of their previous manga works (''Manga/{{xxxHolic}}'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'') and putting some of their newer ones (''Manga/DrugAndDrop'' and ''Manga/{{Gate7}}'') on hold. When ''Tsubasa World Chronicle'' finished publication in 2016 with only two volumes, CLAMP released a sequel of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' which will also have an anime in the future.2018. Time will tell whether ''Cardcaptor Sakura'' will become a CareerResurrection or just another attempt to milk the franchise.
14th Dec '16 1:41:39 PM StFan
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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'' 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.

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** The critical and commercial flop of ''Film/StrangeMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' was enough justification on Disney's part to give Creator/TouchstonePictures the ax as the studio served severed 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'' in September, which was also a BoxOfficeBomb. The failure might also mark the end for [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George Lucas]]' Creator/GeorgeLucas's mainstream ventures as he has no further projects lined up for the foreseeable future.



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12th Dec '16 3:04:29 PM MarkLungo
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* Intervision Video, one of the two pioneers of the British home video market (the other being VCL), looked to be heading for glory when they made a deal with United Artists to distribute 20 UA films on Betamax, VHS, and Video 2000 for rental in the fall of 1980. Then, in December 1981, Warner Bros. entered an "exclusive, long-term agreement" to distribute 500 UA films on Betamax, VHS, and Video 2000 (about twice as big as Creator/MagneticVideo's home video deal with UA for 250 of its films on the other side of the pond)... ''including Intervision's 20''. Either Warner was oblivious to the earlier deal, or they knew about it and decided it would be in their best interests to respect that deal. Either way, more people ended up renting Warner's UA tapes than Intervision's UA tapes, and Intervision faded into obscurity quickly, eventually closing up shop in the mid-'80s.

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* Intervision Video, one of the two pioneers of the British home video market (the other being VCL), looked to be heading for glory when they made a deal with United Artists Creator/UnitedArtists to distribute 20 UA films on Betamax, VHS, and Video 2000 for rental in the fall of 1980. Then, in December 1981, Warner Bros. Creator/WarnerBros entered an "exclusive, long-term agreement" to distribute 500 UA films on Betamax, VHS, and Video 2000 (about twice as big as Creator/MagneticVideo's home video deal with UA for 250 of its films on the other side of the pond)... ''including Intervision's 20''. Either Warner was oblivious to the earlier deal, or they knew about it and decided it would be in their best interests to respect that deal. Either way, more people ended up renting Warner's UA tapes than Intervision's UA tapes, and Intervision faded into obscurity quickly, eventually closing up shop in the mid-'80s.



* In 2010, Creator/WarnerHomeVideo left Cinram, which had handled its videodisc replication business for nearly seven years since purchasing Warner's videodisc replication facilities, in favor of a more lucrative deal with Technicolor. Within five years, Cinram was bought out by, coincidentally enough, Technicolor. It's been said that the Warner exit did a lot of damage to Cinram not even renewed deals with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and Warner Music Group could repair.

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* In 2010, Creator/WarnerHomeVideo left Cinram, which had handled its videodisc replication business for nearly seven years since purchasing Warner's videodisc replication facilities, in favor of a more lucrative deal with Technicolor. Within five years, Cinram was bought out by, coincidentally enough, Technicolor. It's been said that the Warner exit did a lot of damage to Cinram not even renewed deals with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and Warner Music Group Creator/WarnerMusicGroup could repair.
11th Dec '16 12:20:57 PM Tron80
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* Chuck Austen is, apart from ''maybe'' his earlier works, one of the most hated writers in comics, owing mostly to poor characterization and story-telling, along with his attitude towards any criticisms. But it wasn't until his ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' run that his career as a writer really died. After he was kicked out of Marvel by irritated fans, DC hired Austen to write Superman but he was fired shortly afterward and blacklisted from comics after his short run had a Superman-Lana-Lois love triangle based on Austen's hatred of Lois Lane and openly insulted the decades-old beloved character to the media. He hasn't done anything worth mentioning since.

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* Chuck Austen is, apart from ''maybe'' his earlier works, one of the most hated writers in comics, owing mostly to poor characterization and story-telling, along with his attitude towards any criticisms. But it wasn't until his ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' run that his career as a writer really died. After he was kicked out of Marvel by irritated fans, DC hired Austen to write Superman but he was fired shortly afterward and blacklisted from comics after his short run had a Superman-Lana-Lois Superman-Comicbook/LanaLang-Comicbook/LoisLane love triangle based on Austen's hatred of Lois Lane and openly insulted the decades-old beloved character to the media. He hasn't done anything worth mentioning since.
9th Dec '16 12:12:36 PM TheGreenHerring
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Though Doumanian claims that she was sabotaged because the mostly male higher-ups at NBC did not feel comfortable having a woman run the show, the TV special ''Lost and Found: SNL in the 1980s'' places the blame of the show's horrid sixth season squarely on Jean Doumanian's head because of her incompetence and inexperience. She passed up a lot of potentially funny cast members (Creator/JimCarrey, John Goodman, Creator/PaulReubens, and Robert Townsend being just a few examples -- and Creator/EddieMurphy barely made it on. If not for writer Neil Levy, he too would have been rejected), tried to make the sketches more dramatic, had no idea how to make the humor edgy (and when she did try, it ended up being dour, flat, and obvious in an intelligence-insulting way), brought on cast members who weren't seasoned in comedy at all [[note]]save for Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo, though Denny Dillon did have some experience in sketch comedy, as she was on a Lorne Michaels-produced Saturday morning kids' show in the late 1970s and Creator/GilbertGottfried did do stand-up before he was hired, but this was years before Gottfried would be known for his loud, obnoxious voice and politically incorrect humor[[/note]], and did nothing to improve the show's quality when the reviews tore her season apart and began to praise ABC's ''Fridays'' as the new sharp, satirical sketch show (until ABC [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed the show over]]).\\

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Though Doumanian claims that she was sabotaged because the mostly male higher-ups at NBC did not feel comfortable having a woman run the show, the TV special ''Lost and Found: SNL in the 1980s'' places the blame of the show's horrid sixth season squarely on Jean Doumanian's head because of her incompetence and inexperience. She passed up a lot of potentially funny cast members (Creator/JimCarrey, members[[note]]Creator/JimCarrey, John Goodman, Creator/PaulReubens, and Robert Townsend being just a few examples -- and Creator/EddieMurphy barely made it on. If not for writer Neil Levy, he too would have been rejected), rejected[[/note]], tried to make the sketches more dramatic, had no idea how to make the humor edgy (and when she did try, it ended up being dour, flat, and obvious in an intelligence-insulting way), brought on cast members who weren't seasoned in comedy at all [[note]]save all[[note]]save for Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo, though Denny Dillon did have some experience in sketch comedy, as she was on a Lorne Michaels-produced Saturday morning kids' show in the late 1970s and Creator/GilbertGottfried did do stand-up before he was hired, but this was years before Gottfried would be known for his loud, obnoxious voice and politically incorrect humor[[/note]], and did nothing to improve the show's quality when the reviews tore her season apart and began to praise ABC's ''Fridays'' as the new sharp, satirical sketch show (until ABC [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed the show over]]).\\
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