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10th Apr '16 5:34:55 PM BasArayaM
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' Ended at 138 episodes [[note]]140 if you included the upcoming ''OWCA Files'' special that was produced as part of the series, but billed as a standalone[[/note]], making it Disney's longest-running animated series. The opening theme's references to "104 days of summer vacation" is actually a references to how they only expected the show to have 52 episodes (and thus 104 shorts).

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' Ended at 138 episodes [[note]]140 if you included the upcoming ''OWCA Files'' special that was produced as part of the series, but billed as a standalone[[/note]], making it Disney's longest-running animated series. The opening theme's references to "104 days of summer vacation" is actually a references to how they only expected the show to have 52 episodes (and thus 104 shorts). Interestingly, the first two seasons together make 65 episodes.
6th Apr '16 5:07:18 PM Unicorndance
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* Disney also has a trend of retiring short series after two seasons. ''Tasty Time With [=ZeFronk=]'', ''Lou and Lou Safety Patrol'', ''A Poem Is...'', the universally-hated ''Nina Needs To Go!'', ''As The Bell Rings'', ''Shorty McShort's Shorts'' and ''Take Two With Phineas and Ferb'' have all suffered this fate. The only exceptions to this are the ''[[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013 Mickey Mouse]]'' shorts and ''Choo Choo Soul''.

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* Disney also has a trend of retiring short series after two seasons. ''Tasty Time With [=ZeFronk=]'', ''Lou and Lou Safety Patrol'', ''A Poem Is...'', the universally-hated ''Nina Needs To Go!'', ''As The Bell Rings'', ''Shorty McShort's Shorts'' and ''Take Two With Phineas and Ferb'' have all suffered this fate. The only exceptions to this are the ''[[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013 Mickey Mouse]]'' shorts and ''Choo Choo Soul''.
27th Mar '16 10:13:35 AM nombretomado
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* ''Disney's {{Doug}}'': 65 episodes over three seasons (excluding the 52 episodes of its {{Nickelodeon}} predecessor).

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* ''Disney's {{Doug}}'': WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': 65 episodes over three seasons (excluding the 52 episodes of its {{Nickelodeon}} predecessor).
19th Mar '16 1:08:20 AM Hossmeister
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5th Mar '16 7:46:54 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* In the late 1990s, the minimum amount of episodes a syndicated show could have was now 40. Usually after those 40 episodes, the show would be cancelled. Examples of this include ''[[CaptainKangaroo The All-New Captain Kangaroo]]'', ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' ''LibertysKids'', and the original syndicated version of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Britt Allcroft had intended to sell ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' and ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' into syndication with 40 episodes each [[note]]although the former had 75 and the latter had 39, but would have 40 counting ''[[ChristmasEpisode Mumfie's White Christmas]]''[[/note]], but after a meeting with Haim Saban, the shows wound up airing on the then-new [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family Channel]].

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* In the late 1990s, the minimum amount of episodes a syndicated show could have was now 40. Usually after those 40 episodes, the show would be cancelled. Examples of this include ''[[CaptainKangaroo The All-New Captain Kangaroo]]'', ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', ''LibertysKids'', and the original syndicated version of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Britt Allcroft had intended to sell ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' and ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' into syndication with 40 episodes each [[note]]although the former had 75 and the latter had 39, but would have 40 counting ''[[ChristmasEpisode Mumfie's White Christmas]]''[[/note]], but after a meeting with Haim Saban, the shows wound up airing on the then-new [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family Channel]].
5th Mar '16 7:46:08 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* In the early 1990s, the minimum amount of episodes a syndicated show could have was now 40. Usually after those 40 episodes, the show would be cancelled. Examples of this include ''[[CaptainKangaroo The All-New Captain Kangaroo]]'', ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' and the original syndicated version of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Britt Allcroft had intended to sell ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' and ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' into syndication with 40 episodes each [[note]]although the former had 75 and the latter had 39, but would have 40 counting ''[[ChristmasEpisode Mumfie's White Christmas]]''[[/note]], but after a meeting with Haim Saban, the shows wound up airing on the then-new [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family Channel]].

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* In the early late 1990s, the minimum amount of episodes a syndicated show could have was now 40. Usually after those 40 episodes, the show would be cancelled. Examples of this include ''[[CaptainKangaroo The All-New Captain Kangaroo]]'', ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' ''LibertysKids'', and the original syndicated version of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Britt Allcroft had intended to sell ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' and ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' into syndication with 40 episodes each [[note]]although the former had 75 and the latter had 39, but would have 40 counting ''[[ChristmasEpisode Mumfie's White Christmas]]''[[/note]], but after a meeting with Haim Saban, the shows wound up airing on the then-new [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family Channel]].
23rd Feb '16 12:23:49 PM WhatArtThee
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This was typical with cartoons produced for first-run UsefulNotes/{{syndication}}, and adopted as policy by the Creator/DisneyChannel (which has a similar 65-episode cutoff for its live-action {{Kid Com}}s) and Creator/KidsWB, although some syndicated shows did air weekly originally. Nowadays, it is increasingly difficult for cartoons to achieve even this length. This shift is due to a combination of the demise of traditional syndication around the turn of the century, the fact that most networks airing animation order episodes in much smaller numbers due to the increasing fragmentation of television leading to much smaller viewership (and thus lower ad revenue), as well as the poor economy leaving everyone with less money to do anything.

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This was typical Typical with cartoons produced for first-run UsefulNotes/{{syndication}}, and adopted as policy by the Creator/DisneyChannel (which has a similar 65-episode cutoff for its live-action {{Kid Com}}s) and Creator/KidsWB, although some syndicated shows did air weekly originally. Nowadays, it is increasingly difficult for cartoons to achieve even this length. This shift is due to a combination of Disney would end up dropping the demise of traditional syndication around format after fans complained about the turn cancellation of the century, the fact that most networks airing animation order episodes in much smaller numbers due several popular shows, such as ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', which would lead to the increasing fragmentation of television leading to much smaller viewership (and thus lower ad revenue), as well as the poor economy leaving everyone with less money to do anything.
it getting another season.
4th Feb '16 7:12:36 PM fenyx4
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* ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Aladdin: The Animated Series]]'' originally ran for 65 episodes on the Disney Afternoon Block. [[ChannelHop When picked up for the CBS Saturday morning block]] it was given an additional 21 episodes.

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* ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Aladdin: The Animated Series]]'' originally ran for 65 episodes on the Disney Afternoon Block. [[ChannelHop When picked up for the CBS Saturday morning block]] block]], it was given an additional 21 episodes.



* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}: The first three seasons produced between 1996-1998 totalled 65 episodes. The show then went on a one-year hiatus in 1999 before it's popularity resulted in the show being renewed (and subsequently, becoming a LongRunner).

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* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': The first three seasons produced between 1996-1998 totalled 65 episodes. The show then went on a one-year hiatus in 1999 before it's its popularity resulted in the show being renewed (and subsequently, becoming a LongRunner).



* ''Series/PowerRangers'' (live-action): The first season had 40 initial episodes that loosely adapted the ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' storyline, plus 20 additional episodes made up of leftover ''Zyuranger'' footage, as well as all-new battle footage commissioned to Toei that became known among fan communities as [[FanNickname Zyu2]] footage. Saban's initial plan was for the series to last the conventional 65-episode run for syndication purposes, but the surprise success of the show led to it being renewed for two more seasons in its original incarnation, and then the yearly new versions, each adapting the subsequent Franchise/SuperSentai shows that followed ''Zyuranger''. The franchise now spans over 800 episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' Ended at 138 episodes [[note]]140 if you included the upcoming ''OWCA Files'' special that was produced as part of the series, but billed as a standalone[[/note]], making it Disney's longest-running animated series. The opening theme's references to "104 days of Summer vacation" is actually a references to how they only expected the show to have 52 episodes (and thus 104 shorts).

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* ''Series/PowerRangers'' (live-action): The first season had 40 initial episodes that loosely adapted the ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' storyline, plus 20 additional episodes made up of leftover ''Zyuranger'' footage, as well as all-new battle footage commissioned to Toei that became known among fan communities as [[FanNickname Zyu2]] footage. Saban's initial plan was for the series to last the conventional 65-episode run for syndication purposes, but the surprise success of the show led to it being renewed for two more seasons in its original incarnation, and then the yearly new versions, each adapting the subsequent Franchise/SuperSentai ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' shows that followed ''Zyuranger''. The franchise now spans over 800 episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' Ended at 138 episodes [[note]]140 if you included the upcoming ''OWCA Files'' special that was produced as part of the series, but billed as a standalone[[/note]], making it Disney's longest-running animated series. The opening theme's references to "104 days of Summer summer vacation" is actually a references to how they only expected the show to have 52 episodes (and thus 104 shorts).



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' is a strange case. The series ended with 65 episodes (as per Disney's Rule), but ABC wanted to order more episodes for the 2002-03 series. At the last minute, Disney declined, and three of the episodes were released as the DirectToVideo movie, ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade'' (With one more being released as part of ''Recess: All Growed Down''). Which brings the episode total to 69.
* The original 1991-93 run of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' lasted 65 episodes. They then aired specials between 1995 and 1996. However, the specials did so successfully that they actually renewed the show instead of cancelling it. The show was only cancelled in 2004, but not before being spun off into WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp which lasted another 4 years.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' is a strange case. The series ended with 65 episodes (as per Disney's Rule), but ABC Creator/{{ABC}} wanted to order more episodes for the 2002-03 2002-2003 series. At the last minute, Disney declined, and three of the episodes were released as the DirectToVideo movie, ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade'' (With (with one more being released as part of ''Recess: All Growed Down''). Which Down''), which brings the episode total to 69.
* The original 1991-93 1991-1993 run of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' lasted 65 episodes. They then aired specials between 1995 and 1996. However, the specials did so successfully that they actually renewed the show instead of cancelling it. The show was only cancelled in 2004, but not before being spun off into WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp which lasted another 4 years.



* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' originally had 65 episodes (not counting the movies and special) comprising the original Tenchi [=OVAs=] (13 eps), Tenchi Universe (26 eps), and Tenchi in Tokyo (26 eps). It was shown on American TV because of this. However a sequel to the original [=OVAs=] was made years later bringing the count to 72 (73 with the Mihoshi special). If you count the spinoffs, the episode count is now at 112.

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* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' originally had 65 episodes (not counting the movies and special) comprising the original Tenchi [=OVAs=] (13 eps), Tenchi Universe (26 eps), episodes), and Tenchi in Tokyo (26 eps).episodes). It was shown on American TV because of this. However a sequel to the original [=OVAs=] was made years later bringing the count to 72 (73 with the Mihoshi special). If you count the spinoffs, the episode count is now at 112.



* In the early 90's, the minimum amount of episodes a syndicated show could have was now 40. Usually after those 40 episodes, the show would be cancelled. Examples of this include ''[[CaptainKangaroo The All-New Captain Kangaroo]]'', ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' and the original syndicated version of ''Anime/Pokemon''. Britt Allcroft had intended to sell ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' and ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' into syndication with 40 episodes each [[note]]although the former had 75 and the latter had 39, but would have 40 counting ''[[ChristmasEpisode Mumfie's White Christmas]]''[[/note]], but after a meeting with Haim Saban, the shows wound up airing on the then-new [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family Channel]].

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* In the early 90's, 1990s, the minimum amount of episodes a syndicated show could have was now 40. Usually after those 40 episodes, the show would be cancelled. Examples of this include ''[[CaptainKangaroo The All-New Captain Kangaroo]]'', ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' and the original syndicated version of ''Anime/Pokemon''.''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Britt Allcroft had intended to sell ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' and ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' into syndication with 40 episodes each [[note]]although the former had 75 and the latter had 39, but would have 40 counting ''[[ChristmasEpisode Mumfie's White Christmas]]''[[/note]], but after a meeting with Haim Saban, the shows wound up airing on the then-new [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family Channel]].
30th Jan '16 8:23:32 AM nombretomado
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This was typical with cartoons produced for first-run {{syndication}}, and adopted as policy by the Creator/DisneyChannel (which has a similar 65-episode cutoff for its live-action {{Kid Com}}s) and Creator/KidsWB, although some syndicated shows did air weekly originally. Nowadays, it is increasingly difficult for cartoons to achieve even this length. This shift is due to a combination of the demise of traditional syndication around the turn of the century, the fact that most networks airing animation order episodes in much smaller numbers due to the increasing fragmentation of television leading to much smaller viewership (and thus lower ad revenue), as well as the poor economy leaving everyone with less money to do anything.

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This was typical with cartoons produced for first-run {{syndication}}, UsefulNotes/{{syndication}}, and adopted as policy by the Creator/DisneyChannel (which has a similar 65-episode cutoff for its live-action {{Kid Com}}s) and Creator/KidsWB, although some syndicated shows did air weekly originally. Nowadays, it is increasingly difficult for cartoons to achieve even this length. This shift is due to a combination of the demise of traditional syndication around the turn of the century, the fact that most networks airing animation order episodes in much smaller numbers due to the increasing fragmentation of television leading to much smaller viewership (and thus lower ad revenue), as well as the poor economy leaving everyone with less money to do anything.
25th Jan '16 11:18:52 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''Dragon Tales'' had 40 episodes for its first season and 25 for its second season, though "Just the Two of Us / Cowboy Max" was considered a "lost" episode. There was an unproduced pilot and a musical special. After a gap of well over two years, it was announced that third season of episodes would air.

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* ''Dragon Tales'' ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'' had 40 episodes for its first season and 25 for its second season, though "Just the Two of Us / Cowboy Max" was considered a "lost" episode. There was an unproduced pilot and a musical special. After a gap of well over two years, it was announced that third season of episodes would air.
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