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27th Mar '18 8:01:49 AM igordebraga
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** It even inspired an American version, the Film/{{MonsterVerse}}, which featured [[Film/KongSkullIsland a whole new]] Franchise/KingKong for Godzilla to battle.
27th Mar '18 7:58:18 AM igordebraga
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* And speaking of Marvel, the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse brings the ''Avengers'' corner of the Marvel U to movies, having sub-franchises for ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/TheMightyThor, and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, and (so far) one-off films for other heroes. And as they branch out into television, it's not even restricted to film, either.

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* And speaking of Marvel, the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse brings the ''Avengers'' corner of the Marvel U to movies, having sub-franchises for ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/TheMightyThor, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, and (so far) one-off films for other heroes. And as they branch out into television, television and Netflix, it's not even restricted to film, either.
12th Feb '18 7:53:36 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' franchise is made up of (so far) three films and a tie-in manga, ''Cloverfield[=/=]Kishin'', that are connected by an intricate AlternateRealityGame that serves as both the ViralMarketing for the series and most of the WorldBuilding. While the films are otherwise standalone, most of the connections between them are revealed in various websites detailing the activities of corporations and institutions within their SharedUniverse. Furthermore, while it's unconfirmed, various fan theories have attempted to [[CanonWelding canon-weld]] the series with other works produced by Creator/JJAbrams, particularly the TV shows ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''Series/{{Lost}}''.

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* The ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' franchise is made up of (so far) three films and a tie-in manga, ''Cloverfield[=/=]Kishin'', that are connected by an intricate AlternateRealityGame that serves as both the ViralMarketing for the series and most of the WorldBuilding. While the films are otherwise standalone, standalone (beyond all of them having the word "Cloverfield" in the title), most of the connections between them are revealed in various websites detailing the activities of corporations and institutions within their SharedUniverse. Furthermore, while it's unconfirmed, various fan theories have attempted to [[CanonWelding canon-weld]] the series with other works produced by Creator/JJAbrams, particularly the TV shows ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
12th Feb '18 7:41:11 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' franchise is made up of (so far) three films and a tie-in manga, ''Cloverfield[=/=]Kishin'', that are connected by an intricate AlternateRealityGame that serves as both the ViralMarketing for the series and most of the WorldBuilding. Most of the connections between the films are revealed in various websites detailing the activities of corporations and institutions within their SharedUniverse. Furthermore, while it's unconfirmed, various fan theories have attempted to [[CanonWelding canon-weld]] the series with other works produced by Creator/JJAbrams, particularly the TV shows ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''Series/{{Lost}}''.

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* The ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' franchise is made up of (so far) three films and a tie-in manga, ''Cloverfield[=/=]Kishin'', that are connected by an intricate AlternateRealityGame that serves as both the ViralMarketing for the series and most of the WorldBuilding. Most While the films are otherwise standalone, most of the connections between the films them are revealed in various websites detailing the activities of corporations and institutions within their SharedUniverse. Furthermore, while it's unconfirmed, various fan theories have attempted to [[CanonWelding canon-weld]] the series with other works produced by Creator/JJAbrams, particularly the TV shows ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
12th Feb '18 7:39:53 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' franchise is made up of (so far) three films and a tie-in manga, ''Cloverfield[=/=]Kishin'', that are connected by an intricate AlternateRealityGame that serves as both the ViralMarketing for the series and most of the WorldBuilding. Most of the connections between the films are revealed in various websites detailing the activities of corporations and institutions within their SharedUniverse. Furthermore, while it's unconfirmed, various fan theories have attempted to [[CanonWelding canon-weld]] the series with other works produced by Creator/JJAbrams, particularly the TV shows ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
9th Jan '18 3:10:03 AM CountDorku
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* Beginning with ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'', [[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal Pictures]] started pitting many of [[Franchise/UniversalHorror their monsters]] against each other, to the point that they formed, for the most part, one cohesive universe with most of the action taking place in an Eastern German-ish {{Uberwald}} setting. For years after, things like video collections, cartoons, and even postage stamps would sport a ''Universal Monsters'' logo featuring Film/{{Dracula|1931}}, [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} Frankenstein's Monster]], the Film/BrideOfFrankenstein, Film/{{the Mummy|1932}}, Film/{{the Wolf Man|1941}}, and the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon. In 1999, Creator/StephenSommers remade ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'', and upon its success combined most of the gothic monsters for 2004's ''Film/VanHelsing'', in the hopes of going through Universal's entire stable of beasties. It didn't work out, and neither did Universal's attempt to give another shot to ''Film/{{The Wolf Man|2010}}''. They seem to be trying at another relaunch, however, with ''Film/DraculaUntold'' and a new adaptation of ''The Mummy''.

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* Beginning with ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'', [[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal Pictures]] started pitting many of [[Franchise/UniversalHorror their monsters]] against each other, to the point that they formed, for the most part, one cohesive universe with most of the action taking place in an Eastern German-ish {{Uberwald}} setting. For years after, things like video collections, cartoons, and even postage stamps would sport a ''Universal Monsters'' logo featuring Film/{{Dracula|1931}}, [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} Frankenstein's Monster]], the Film/BrideOfFrankenstein, Film/{{the Mummy|1932}}, Film/{{the Wolf Man|1941}}, and the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon. In 1999, Creator/StephenSommers remade ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'', and upon its success combined most of the gothic monsters for 2004's ''Film/VanHelsing'', in the hopes of going through Universal's entire stable of beasties. It didn't work out, and neither did Universal's attempt to give another shot to ''Film/{{The Wolf Man|2010}}''. They seem to be trying at another relaunch, however, Another relaunch was attempted with ''Film/DraculaUntold'' and ''Film/TheMummy2017'', with the latter explicitly intended to kickstart a new adaptation of full Universal cinematic universe, the Film/DarkUniverse. Unfortunately for Universal, though, ''The Mummy''.Mummy'' appears to have put the kibosh on that plan. ''The Mummy'' was released to poor reviews and didn't do too well at the box office, with the use of the "Dark Universe" logo before anyone cared about the Dark Universe being met with particular derision, and with the departure of producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, plus the plug being pulled on ''Bride of Frankenstein'' preproduction, that appears to be more or less that for the Dark Universe for the time being.
25th Sep '17 1:13:48 PM SeptimusHeap
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** Creator/HannaBarbera once pooled them all for ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''. As both HB and Creator/CartoonNetwork were under the same banner, CartoonCartoons might also fit - WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder appeared in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', and WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo met among others Franchise/ScoobyDoo. (''Dexters''[='=]s characters also cameod in many other Cartoon shows, specially ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'')

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** Creator/HannaBarbera once pooled them all for ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''. As both HB and Creator/CartoonNetwork were under the same banner, CartoonCartoons Creator/CartoonCartoons might also fit - WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder appeared in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', and WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo met among others Franchise/ScoobyDoo. (''Dexters''[='=]s characters also cameod in many other Cartoon shows, specially ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'')
25th Aug '17 9:14:00 PM FigmentJedi
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* One of the more interesting examples at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks is the imagination-based pavilion at Epcot (Florida). After the 3-D movie ''Honey, I Shrunk the Audience'', a follow-up to ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'', proved a hit there in 1994, the pavilion was completely rethemed to its "Imagination Institute" setting at decade's end. In the process, it became a hub for live-action Disney science-related characters via [[EasterEgg Easter eggs]] or more obvious references. The works thus welded are the ''Honey'' films, ''Film/{{Flubber}}'', the Merlin Jones films from TheSixties, and the Dexter Riley films from TheSeventies... plus the ''original'' incarnation of the pavilion via the animated/Audio-Animatronic dragon Figment (a friendly {{Trickster}} figure in this incarnation, rather than a {{Sidekick}}). The pavilion is set for a complete overhaul in 2014; if anything remains, it will most likely be Figment.

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* One of the more interesting examples at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks is the imagination-based Ride/JourneyIntoImagination pavilion at Epcot (Florida). After the 3-D movie ''Honey, I Shrunk the Audience'', a follow-up to ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'', proved a hit there in 1994, the pavilion was completely rethemed to its "Imagination Institute" setting at decade's end. In the process, it became a hub for live-action Disney science-related characters via [[EasterEgg Easter eggs]] or more obvious references. The works thus welded are the ''Honey'' films, ''Film/{{Flubber}}'', the Merlin Jones films from TheSixties, and the Dexter Riley films from TheSeventies... plus the ''original'' incarnation of the pavilion via the animated/Audio-Animatronic dragon Figment (a friendly {{Trickster}} figure in this incarnation, rather than a {{Sidekick}}). The pavilion is set for a complete overhaul in 2014; if anything remains, it will most likely be Figment.
2nd Apr '17 5:36:46 PM justanid
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* Creator/{{Disney}}'s works as a whole can kind of be considered one giant uber franchise, with sizable subfranchises for the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and Creator/{{Pixar}}'s films, plus whatever else they own (like [[Creator/WaltDisneyPictures live-action films]] or the Ride/DisneyThemeParks) that they feel like throwing in. Disney now also owns ''Franchise/TheMuppets'', Creator/MarvelComics, ''Franchise/StarWars'', and ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', making them sub-franchises to the Disney brand.
* And speaking of Marvel, the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse brings the ''Avengers'' corner of the Marvel U to movies, having sub-franchises for ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/TheMightyThor, and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, and (so far) one-off films for other heroes. And as they branch out into television, it's not even restricted to film, either.

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* Creator/{{Disney}}'s works as a whole can kind of be considered one giant uber franchise, with sizable subfranchises for the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and Creator/{{Pixar}}'s films, plus whatever else they own (like [[Creator/WaltDisneyPictures live-action films]] or the Ride/DisneyThemeParks) that they feel like throwing in. Disney now also owns ''Franchise/TheMuppets'', Creator/MarvelComics, ''Franchise/StarWars'', and ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', making them sub-franchises to the Disney brand.
* And speaking of Marvel, the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse brings the ''Avengers'' corner of the Marvel U to movies, having sub-franchises for ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/TheMightyThor, and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, and (so far) one-off films for other heroes. And as they branch out into television, it's not even restricted to film, either.

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4th Dec '16 1:09:00 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Beginning with ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'', [[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal Pictures]] started pitting many of [[Franchise/UniversalHorror their monsters]] against each other, to the point that they formed, for the most part, one cohesive universe with most of the action taking place in an Eastern German-ish {{Uberwald}} setting. For years after, things like video collections, cartoons, and even postage stamps would sport a ''Universal Monsters'' logo featuring Film/{{Dracula|1931}}, [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} Frankenstein's Monster]], the Film/BrideOfFrankenstein, Film/{{the Mummy|1932}}, Film/{{the Wolf Man|1941}}, and the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon. In 1999, Creator/StephenSommers remade ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'', and upon its success combined most of the gothic monsters for 2004's ''Film/VanHelsing'', in the hopes of going through Universal's entire stable of beasties. It didn't work out, and neither did Universal's attempt to give another shot to ''Film/{{The Wolf Man|2010}}''.
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}.'' Obviously, the Big G is the star of the line, but Mothra is important enough for her own subseries, and pretty much anything by Toho can be worked into a ''Godzilla'' film. And, of course, the big lizard himself can be crossed over with just about anything.
* One of the more interesting examples at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks is the imagination-based pavilion at Epcot (Florida). After the 3-D movie ''Honey, I Shrunk the Audience'', a follow-up to ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'', proved a hit there in 1994, the pavilion was completely rethemed to its "Imagination Institute" setting at decade's end. In the process, it became a hub for live-action Disney science-related characters via [[EasterEgg Easter eggs]] or more obvious references. The works thus welded are the ''Honey'' films, ''Film/{{Flubber}}'', the Merlin Jones films from TheSixties, and the Dexter Riley films from TheSeventies...plus the ''original'' incarnation of the pavilion via the animated/Audio-Animatronic dragon Figment (a friendly {{Trickster}} figure in this incarnation, rather than a {{Sidekick}}). The pavilion is set for a complete overhaul in 2014; if anything remains, it will most likely be Figment.
* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse brings the ''Avengers'' corner of the Marvel U to movies; having sub-franchises for Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, and (so far) one-off films for other heroes.

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* Beginning with ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'', [[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal Pictures]] started pitting many of [[Franchise/UniversalHorror their monsters]] against each other, to the point that they formed, for the most part, one cohesive universe with most of the action taking place in an Eastern German-ish {{Uberwald}} setting. For years after, things like video collections, cartoons, and even postage stamps would sport a ''Universal Monsters'' logo featuring Film/{{Dracula|1931}}, [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} Frankenstein's Monster]], the Film/BrideOfFrankenstein, Film/{{the Mummy|1932}}, Film/{{the Wolf Man|1941}}, and the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon. In 1999, Creator/StephenSommers remade ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'', and upon its success combined most of the gothic monsters for 2004's ''Film/VanHelsing'', in the hopes of going through Universal's entire stable of beasties. It didn't work out, and neither did Universal's attempt to give another shot to ''Film/{{The Wolf Man|2010}}''.
Man|2010}}''. They seem to be trying at another relaunch, however, with ''Film/DraculaUntold'' and a new adaptation of ''The Mummy''.
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}.'' Obviously, the Big G is the star of the line, but Mothra is important enough for her own subseries, and pretty much anything by Toho Creator/{{Toho}} can be worked into a ''Godzilla'' film. And, of course, the big lizard himself can be crossed over with just about anything.
* One of the more interesting examples at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks is the imagination-based pavilion at Epcot (Florida). After the 3-D movie ''Honey, I Shrunk the Audience'', a follow-up to ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'', proved a hit there in 1994, the pavilion was completely rethemed to its "Imagination Institute" setting at decade's end. In the process, it became a hub for live-action Disney science-related characters via [[EasterEgg Easter eggs]] or more obvious references. The works thus welded are the ''Honey'' films, ''Film/{{Flubber}}'', the Merlin Jones films from TheSixties, and the Dexter Riley films from TheSeventies... plus the ''original'' incarnation of the pavilion via the animated/Audio-Animatronic dragon Figment (a friendly {{Trickster}} figure in this incarnation, rather than a {{Sidekick}}). The pavilion is set for a complete overhaul in 2014; if anything remains, it will most likely be Figment.
* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse brings Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse is Creator/DCComics and Creator/WarnerBros' response to Marvel and Creator/{{Disney}}'s success with their film universe (see "Multimedia" below). While their TV shows (unlike Marvel's) remain separate from it, so far it has grown to encompass ComicBook/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/WonderWoman, and the ''Avengers'' corner ComicBook/SuicideSquad, with films in the works for ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, ComicBook/TheFlash, and ComicBook/{{Cyborg}}, as well as a film adaptation of the Marvel U to movies; having sub-franchises for Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, and (so far) one-off films for other heroes.
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* Creator/{{Disney}}'s works as a whole can kind of be considered one giant uber franchise, with sizable subfranchises for the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and Creator/{{Pixar}}'s films, plus whatever else they own (like [[Creator/WaltDisneyPictures live-action films]] or the Ride/DisneyThemeParks) that they feel like throwing in. Disney now also owns ''Franchise/TheMuppets'', ''Creator/MarvelComics'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', and ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', making them sub-franchises to the Disney brand.

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* Creator/{{Disney}}'s works as a whole can kind of be considered one giant uber franchise, with sizable subfranchises for the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and Creator/{{Pixar}}'s films, plus whatever else they own (like [[Creator/WaltDisneyPictures live-action films]] or the Ride/DisneyThemeParks) that they feel like throwing in. Disney now also owns ''Franchise/TheMuppets'', ''Creator/MarvelComics'', Creator/MarvelComics, ''Franchise/StarWars'', and ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', making them sub-franchises to the Disney brand.
* And speaking of Marvel, the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse brings the ''Avengers'' corner of the Marvel U to movies, having sub-franchises for ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/TheMightyThor, and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, and (so far) one-off films for other heroes. And as they branch out into television, it's not even restricted to film, either.
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