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26th Aug '16 6:31:16 PM hamza678
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* ''WesternAnimation/TwelveOunceMouse''. All the characters resemble MSPaint drawings, and there are few effects. The creator joked it would '' cost five dollars and will take some of the paper sitting in the copier".
* ''WesternAnimation/PickleAndPeanut'' was definitely made on a low budget. Many of the characters and effects are stock images, and the ones that aren't, are usually drawn very simply.
12th Aug '16 7:57:17 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/RingOfHonor was in this situation after losing their distributor, RF Video. While the company was eventually saved by Sinclair Broadcast Group, SBG basically let them run for over a year without a production budget, despite being, well, a broadcast group. ROH in fact threatened to overtake CZW as the punchline.

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* Wrestling/RingOfHonor was in this situation after losing their distributor, RF Video. While the company was eventually saved by Sinclair Broadcast Group, SBG basically let them run for over a year without a production budget, despite being, well, a broadcast group. ROH in fact threatened to overtake CZW as the punchline.punchline, though while production progress was slow, SBG did come to learn the value of talent and venue ''slightly'' quicker.
7th Aug '16 12:58:09 AM Angus_Old
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* [[Series/TopGear Top Gear]] has episodes where presenters have to buy cars for a very low price, e.g. Porsches below £1500 or vans below £1000.[[/folder]]
6th Aug '16 12:35:41 PM Angus_Old
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* The Artega GT was a sports car that had cost a bit over $10 million to develop, while competitor ones usually cost at least 20 times more. Despite the low budget, it was designed by the famed Henrik Fisker.
31st Jul '16 1:30:11 PM Prinzenick
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* Joe Oriolo's made-for-TV WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat cartoons (the 1959-1961 Trans-Lux series) were made on very tight, shoestring budgets. The entire series only had a budget of 1,750,000$ (which, despite what one would think, is ''not'' big money for an entire series of animation) or basically 6,700$ per episode, hence why LimitedAnimation is in full effect (with rare instances of fully animated walk cycles), why there are so many shots just showing off the backgrounds and stock music cues, and even parts where they just slide cels across a background with no animation at all! To further limit the need for more elaborate animation and save money on the already meager budget, Jack Mercer ([[TalkingToHimself the sole voice actor for the series]]) was asked to enunciate his dialogue very slowly so that the animation would require less labor intensive artwork. Mercer also had to continually alter the pitch of the voice during takes, because he preformed his audio recordings straight through instead of recording each character separately and editing their dialogue together later on to save on money. To make matters worse, they had extremely tight deadlines--they had to turn out three completed episodes per ''week'' (one animator was cranking out 150 feet--or close to two minutes worth of animation each week just to get the episodes done) and were given [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants mere hours to write the scripts for each episode]]. John Canemaker's Felix book summed up just how frugal Joe Oriolo was forced to be on the show;

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* Joe Oriolo's made-for-TV WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat cartoons (the 1959-1961 Trans-Lux series) were made on very tight, shoestring budgets. The entire series only had a budget of 1,750,000$ (which, despite what one would think, is ''not'' big money for an entire a 260 episode series of animation) or basically 6,700$ per episode, hence why LimitedAnimation is in full effect (with rare instances of fully animated walk cycles), why there are so many shots just showing off the backgrounds and stock music cues, and even parts where they just slide cels across a background with no animation at all! To further limit the need for more elaborate animation and save money on the already meager budget, Jack Mercer ([[TalkingToHimself the sole voice actor for the series]]) was asked to enunciate his dialogue very slowly so that the animation would require less labor intensive artwork. Mercer also had to continually alter the pitch of the voice during takes, because he preformed his audio recordings straight through instead of recording each character separately and editing their dialogue together later on to save on money. To make matters worse, they had extremely tight deadlines--they had to turn out three completed episodes per ''week'' (one animator was cranking out 150 feet--or close to two minutes worth of animation each week just to get the episodes done) and were given [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants mere hours to write the scripts for each episode]]. John Canemaker's Felix book summed up just how frugal Joe Oriolo was forced to be on the show;
31st Jul '16 1:28:28 PM Prinzenick
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* Many early TV cartoons suffered from having meager four digit budgets, such as Joe Oriolo's tv cartoons of FelixTheCat, and the Al Brodax {{Popeye}} cartoons.

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* Many early TV cartoons suffered from having meager four digit budgets, such as Joe Oriolo's tv made-for-TV WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat cartoons (the 1959-1961 Trans-Lux series) were made on very tight, shoestring budgets. The entire series only had a budget of FelixTheCat, 1,750,000$ (which, despite what one would think, is ''not'' big money for an entire series of animation) or basically 6,700$ per episode, hence why LimitedAnimation is in full effect (with rare instances of fully animated walk cycles), why there are so many shots just showing off the backgrounds and stock music cues, and even parts where they just slide cels across a background with no animation at all! To further limit the need for more elaborate animation and save money on the already meager budget, Jack Mercer ([[TalkingToHimself the sole voice actor for the series]]) was asked to enunciate his dialogue very slowly so that the animation would require less labor intensive artwork. Mercer also had to continually alter the pitch of the voice during takes, because he preformed his audio recordings straight through instead of recording each character separately and editing their dialogue together later on to save on money. To make matters worse, they had extremely tight deadlines--they had to turn out three completed episodes per ''week'' (one animator was cranking out 150 feet--or close to two minutes worth of animation each week just to get the episodes done) and were given [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants mere hours to write the scripts for each episode]]. John Canemaker's Felix book summed up just how frugal Joe Oriolo was forced to be on the show;
-->“One of his dictums became well known within the industry: scenes that could not fit under his office door, said Oriolo, held too many drawings.”
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Al Brodax {{Popeye}} cartoons.cartoons had similar budget problems. They were farmed out to every studio across the planet, slamming together around 200 made for TV cartoons in just two years.
29th Jul '16 2:10:08 PM Nyame
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* Wrestling/RingOfHonor was in this situation after losing their distributor, RF Video. While the company was eventually saved by Sinclair Broadcast Group, SBG basically let them run for over a year without a production budget, despite being, well, a broadcast group. ROH in fact threatened to overtake CZW as the punchline.[[/folder]]

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* Wrestling/RingOfHonor was in this situation after losing their distributor, RF Video. While the company was eventually saved by Sinclair Broadcast Group, SBG basically let them run for over a year without a production budget, despite being, well, a broadcast group. ROH in fact threatened to overtake CZW as the punchline.punchline.
* Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s budget went into a nosedive after they got cancelled from Spike and Panda Energy (the billion dollar company Dixie Carter's parents own) cut them off. By 2016 they were basically broke. They kept on paying their wrestlers and production team late, they were kicked out of their original headquarters and had to move into their merchandise warehouse, and they barely had enough money to do tapings. The annual ''Slammiversary'' PPV almost got canceled because they were so short on cash -- it's effectively the reason why Billy Corgan became minority shareholder.
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28th Jul '16 8:16:04 PM darkchiefy
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* Many {{Nollywood}} (the Nigerian film industry) movies are like this, and a lot of times it shows. But contrary to Bollywood, there is not even awesomeness in their cheapness. It is mainly silly stories about miracles, serving religious propaganda. And yet, it is the first cinematographic industry in volume. Quantity is not quality, definitely.

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* Many {{Nollywood}} {{UsefulNotes/Nollywood}} (the Nigerian film industry) movies are like this, and a lot of times it shows. But contrary to Bollywood, there is not even awesomeness in their cheapness. It is mainly silly stories about miracles, serving religious propaganda. And yet, it is the first cinematographic industry in volume. Quantity is not quality, definitely.
25th Jul '16 3:25:30 PM BigBertha
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* ''Film/MarginCall'' was made on a $3M budget and made almost $20M. 90% of the film was shot on a single floor of a recently vacated trading firm.

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* ''Film/MarginCall'' was made on a $3M budget and made almost $20M. 90% of the film was shot on a single floor of a recently vacated trading firm. The AllStarCast actors apparently liked the script so much that they agreed to the Screen Actors Guild's minimum salaries.
6th Jul '16 12:27:27 PM Quanyails
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* Indy Mogul, a web show on Youtube, explains how to do Hollywood-style special effects on a low budget.

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* Indy Mogul, a web show on Youtube, [=YouTube=], explains how to do Hollywood-style special effects on a low budget.
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