History Main / SendingStuffToSaveTheShow

23rd Aug '16 7:42:00 PM Tre
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is both a success story and a saving throw failed. When Creator/ComedyCentral took it off the air, both a letter campaign and an ad in ''Variety'' saved it and brought it to the Creator/SciFiChannel. However, after three seasons there, the powers that be yanked it again and not even a letter campaign would save it.

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is both a success story and a saving throw failed. When Creator/ComedyCentral took it off the air, both a letter campaign and an ad in ''Variety'' saved it and brought it to the Creator/SciFiChannel.[[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]]. However, after three seasons there, the powers that be yanked it again and not even a letter campaign would save it.
20th Aug '16 10:00:57 AM Tre
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* After ''Series/{{Caprica}}'''s cancellation, fans launched a campaign consisting in sending bags of Apples to SyFy, after the promotional images.

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* After ''Series/{{Caprica}}'''s cancellation, fans launched a campaign consisting in sending bags of Apples apples to SyFy, after Creator/{{Syfy}}, in reference to the show's promotional images.
29th Jul '16 8:29:36 PM Anddrix
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' fans sent in letters and petitions to Nickelodeon to save the show from getting the can, from 2001 to 2004. It played a huge part in the show's 2005 revival, but what really convinced the network executives to bring it back was the success of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' (even though it was intended to be the show's finale). What happened ''after'' 2004, however, is [[FranchiseZombie somewhat]] [[BaseBreaker controversial]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' fans sent in letters and petitions to Nickelodeon to save the show from getting the can, from 2001 to 2004. It played a huge part in the show's 2005 revival, but what really convinced the network executives to bring it back was the success of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' (even though it was intended to be the show's finale). What happened ''after'' 2004, however, is [[FranchiseZombie somewhat]] [[BaseBreaker controversial]].
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29th Jul '16 11:18:11 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* * Fans of Disney were taken aback by the [[ShockingSwerve abrupt]] discontinuation of ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'' and have made a lot of noise as a result. These range from just rallying to out-right [[UnCancelled uncancel]] the game (even if just to the end of the fourth fiscal year so ''Infinity'' could have its last hoo-rah for Christmas), to licensing the rights to the game and figures to someone else (Square Enix and Electronic Arts are popular candidates to revive ''Infinity''), to at least releasing the promised Disney/PeterPan figure or even the heavily teased figures of [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Dipper and Mabel]] and/or WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck as a final thank-you to the fanbase. [[note]] What makes these four characters significant to the fanbase is that Peter Pan was specially chosen to gain a figure for the Toys-to-Life game by some of the series's biggest fans, Mabel (and by extent, Dipper) were the winners of a Player's Pick poll, and Darkwing Duck has been teased since ''Disney Infinity 2.0'', and it would seem downright insulting to the fanbase to hype up or green-light any one of these figures only to never release them.[[/note]] The fanbase feels that there is just [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot too much potential left]] for Disney to throw in the towel this soon. In the time following the announcement, the hashtag "[=#SaveDisneyInfinity=]" has gathered some steam on various social media websites, and [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-save-disney-infinity?recruiter=539743505&utm_campaign=signature_receipt_fb_dialog&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition this online petition]] gathered more than 10,000 supporters in less than a month. (Even if online petitions are mostly SnarkBait to the internet, that's still pretty impressive.) Nonetheless, considering that Disney wrote down a financial loss on the day of its cancellation, and they later laid out their end-of-life plans for the game, these fans' efforts were pretty much fruitless to begin with.

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* * Fans of Disney were taken aback by the [[ShockingSwerve abrupt]] discontinuation of ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'' and have made a lot of noise as a result. These range from just rallying to out-right [[UnCancelled uncancel]] the game (even if just to the end of the fourth fiscal year so ''Infinity'' could have its last hoo-rah for Christmas), to licensing the rights to the game and figures to someone else (Square Enix and Electronic Arts are popular candidates to revive ''Infinity''), to at least releasing the promised Disney/PeterPan figure or even the heavily teased figures of [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Dipper and Mabel]] and/or WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck as a final thank-you to the fanbase. [[note]] What makes these four characters significant to the fanbase is that Peter Pan was specially chosen to gain a figure for the Toys-to-Life game by some of the series's biggest fans, Mabel (and by extent, Dipper) were the winners of a Player's Pick poll, and Darkwing Duck has been teased since ''Disney Infinity 2.0'', and it would seem downright insulting to the fanbase to hype up or green-light any one of these figures only to never release them.[[/note]] The fanbase feels that there is just [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot too much potential left]] for Disney to throw in the towel this soon. In the time following the announcement, the hashtag "[=#SaveDisneyInfinity=]" has gathered some steam on various social media websites, and [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-save-disney-infinity?recruiter=539743505&utm_campaign=signature_receipt_fb_dialog&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition this online petition]] gathered more than 10,000 supporters in less than a month. (Even if online petitions are mostly SnarkBait to the internet, that's still pretty impressive.) Nonetheless, considering that Disney wrote down a financial loss on the day of its cancellation, and they later laid out their end-of-life plans for the game, these fans' efforts were pretty much fruitless to begin with.
29th Jul '16 11:17:52 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* * Fans of Disney were taken aback by the [[ShockingSwerve abrupt]] discontinuation of ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'' and have made a lot of noise as a result. These range from just rallying to out-right [[UnCancelled uncancel]] the game (even if just to the end of the fourth fiscal year so ''Infinity'' could have its last hoo-rah for Christmas), to licensing the rights to the game and figures to someone else (Square Enix and Electronic Arts are popular candidates to revive ''Infinity''), to at least releasing the promised Disney/PeterPan figure or even the heavily teased figures of [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Dipper and Mabel]] and/or WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck as a final thank-you to the fanbase. [[note]] What makes these four characters significant to the fanbase is that Peter Pan was specially chosen to gain a figure for the Toys-to-Life game by some of the series's biggest fans, Mabel (and by extent, Dipper) were the winners of a Player's Pick poll, and Darkwing Duck has been teased since ''Disney Infinity 2.0'', and it would seem downright insulting to the fanbase to hype up or green-light any one of these figures only to never release them.[[/note]] The fanbase feels that there is just [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot too much potential left]] for Disney to throw in the towel this soon. In the time following the announcement, the hashtag "[=#SaveDisneyInfinity=]" has gathered some steam on various social media websites, and [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-save-disney-infinity?recruiter=539743505&utm_campaign=signature_receipt_fb_dialog&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition this online petition]] gathered more than 10,000 supporters in less than a month. (Even if online petitions are mostly SnarkBait to the internet, that's still pretty impressive.) Nonetheless, considering that Disney wrote down a financial loss on the day of its cancellation, and they later laid out their end-of-life plans for the game, these fans' efforts were pretty much fruitless to begin with.
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* Fans of Disney were taken aback by the [[ShockingSwerve abrupt]] discontinuation of ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'' and have made a lot of noise as a result. These range from just rallying to out-right [[UnCancelled uncancel]] the game (even if just to the end of the fourth fiscal year so ''Infinity'' could have its last hoo-rah for Christmas), to licensing the rights to the game and figures to someone else (Square Enix and Electronic Arts are popular candidates to revive ''Infinity''), to at least releasing the promised Disney/PeterPan figure or even the heavily teased figures of [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Dipper and Mabel]] and/or WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck as a final thank-you to the fanbase. [[note]] What makes these four characters significant to the fanbase is that Peter Pan was specially chosen to gain a figure for the Toys-to-Life game by some of the series's biggest fans, Mabel (and by extent, Dipper) were the winners of a Player's Pick poll, and Darkwing Duck has been teased since ''Disney Infinity 2.0'', and it would seem downright insulting to the fanbase to hype up or green-light any one of these figures only to never release them.[[/note]] The fanbase feels that there is just [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot too much potential left]] for Disney to throw in the towel this soon. In the time following the announcement, the hashtag "[=#SaveDisneyInfinity=]" has gathered some steam on various social media websites, and [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-save-disney-infinity?recruiter=539743505&utm_campaign=signature_receipt_fb_dialog&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition this online petition]] gathered more than 10,000 supporters in less than a month. (Even if online petitions are mostly SnarkBait to the internet, that's still pretty impressive.) Time will tell if any of this amounts to anything.
8th Jul '16 10:04:18 AM DynamiteXI
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* Fans of ''Series/{{Forever}}'' sent scarves -- the main character's IconicItem -- to Creator/{{ABC}}, but the network ultimately didn't renew the show for a second season, leaving the finale rather open-ended. Similar writing campaigns to convince other networks and digital services to pick up the show yielded similar results.
1st Jul '16 9:55:39 AM Mineburst
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought Wander merch, and they sent [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]]. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought Wander merch, and they sent [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]]. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms. But the fans continue to fight.
28th Jun '16 8:17:42 PM Skylite
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought Wander merch, and they sent [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]]. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' fans have been exhorted by the brother of one of the cast members to send purple shirts to Creator/CartoonNetwork. But the network didn't bite and Sym-Bionic Titan's single season is all there is.
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''
fans bought Wander merch, and they sent [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]]. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.



* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' fans have been exhorted by the brother of one of the cast members to send purple shirts to Creator/CartoonNetwork.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' campaign group Operation Head Pigeons and convention company Wasabi Anime joined forces for a letter writing campaign titled Project Massive. Invadercon II: Doomcon attendees sent letters to Nickelodeon with proof of donations to New York based charity Toys of Hope in lieu of physical items. Subsequently the mailing address went online for a second phase not requiring a donation, with visible Twitter based support from Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz and Rikki Simons (voices of Zim and Gir respectively). The show cancelled midway second season, contrary to popular belief, solely due to Viacom's budget cuts after their stock fell. It remained out of production all these years because an enthusiastic (once again contrary to popular belief) Creator/JhonenVasquez wants the show to return in its full budget glory and no less than that. OHP awaits results from Viacom AND further minor updates from Nick New York press department's Katelyn Balach, who allegedly agreed to collect and present the letters to the powers that be. As of 2015, a comic series has been announced, which will likely be a continuation of the series.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' fans have been exhorted by the brother of one of the cast members to send purple shirts to Creator/CartoonNetwork.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' campaign group Operation Head Pigeons and convention company Wasabi Anime joined forces for a letter writing campaign titled Project Massive. Invadercon II: Doomcon attendees sent letters to Nickelodeon with proof of donations to New York based charity Toys of Hope in lieu of physical items. Subsequently the mailing address went online for a second phase not requiring a donation, with visible Twitter based support from Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz and Rikki Simons (voices of Zim and Gir respectively). The show cancelled midway second season, contrary to popular belief, solely due to Viacom's budget cuts after their stock fell. It remained out of production all these years because an enthusiastic (once again contrary to popular belief) Creator/JhonenVasquez wants the show to return in its full budget glory and no less than that. OHP awaits results from Viacom AND further minor updates from Nick New York press department's Katelyn Balach, who allegedly agreed to collect and present the letters to the powers that be. As of 2015, a comic series has been announced, which will likely be a continuation of the series. The show enjoys syndication on Nicktoons fairly regularly.
28th Jun '16 8:14:25 PM Skylite
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought Wander merch, and they sent in a petition with over 25K signatures. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought Wander merch, and they sent in [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a petition with over 25K signatures.ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]]. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.



* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' was only given two seasons by Disney despite a recent growth in the fanbase. This has been resulting in [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' was only given two seasons by Disney despite a recent growth in the fanbase. This has been resulting in [[https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3 a ton of]] [[https://www.change.org/p/disney-xd-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-season-3 petitions to save]] [[https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-tell-disney-to-bring-wander-over-yonder-back-for-a-third-season the show]].
28th Jun '16 8:01:17 PM Skylite
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought merch, and they sent in a petition with over 25K signatures. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought merch, and they sent in a petition with over 25K signatures. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.


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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans bought Wander merch, and they sent in a petition with over 25K signatures. Creator/CraigMcCracken actually respectfully honored the fans' commitment, but there was no 11th hour save. The last episode of WanderOverYonder aired June 27, 2016, and there has been no word from Disney about reviving it or otherwise bringing it back in other forms.
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