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28th Jan '13 12:46:02 PM MattFisherNL
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Spark Plug Entertainment is a [[BigApplesauce New York-based]] [[AllCGICartoon computer animation]] company founded by [[{{Manswers}} Michael Schelp]] in 2006. The American equivalent of VideoBrinquedo, it specializes in low-quality DirectToVideo {{Mockbuster}} films, with just as much hate directed toward it. Its first film was ''Bug Bites: An Ant's Life'', first released in 1998 and later re-released in 2006 as the company was founded.
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!!Notable movies include:
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* ''Bug Bites: An Ant's Life'' (later known as simply ''An Ant's Life'')
* ''[[WesternAnimation/ACarsLifeSparkysBigAdventure A Car's Life: Sparky's Big Adventure]]''
* ''PlanBee''
* ''PiperPenguinAndHisFantasticFlyingMachines'' (formerly ''Penguins: Waddle On'')
* ''WesternAnimation/SpidersWebAPigsTale''
* ''CarsLife2'' (no byline)
* And the supposedly upcoming, ''FrankieStein''
[[/index]]
!!Tropes in these movies include:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The names of the penguins in ''Piper Penguin'' which all begin with P.
* AnAesop: Often delivered in an {{Anvilicious}} manner.
* BigEater: Joey in ''Plan Bee''.
* BlandNameProduct: Krill Cola (Coca-Cola) and PNN (CNN) in ''Piper Penguin''.
* CaptainErsatz
* CloudCuckoolander: Pepperoni in ''Piper Penguin'', who is also TheSpeechless.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The DVD front covers (at least the Italian ones) always have a line talking about some of the characters being special guest stars. Because you know, [[BlatantLies Sal Caterpillar is a very famous cartoon character and his appearance in ''An Ant's Life'' was very shocking for everyone]].
* CrossDressingVoices
* DrillSergeantNasty: The Krill Cola [[IncrediblyLamePun krill sargent]] who somehow sounds like [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck]].
* DumbMuscle: Winthrop the walrus in ''Piper Penguin''.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: For ''Piper Penguin''.
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: For ''Plan Bee''.
* {{Filler}} / {{Padding}}: ''An Ant's Life'' is only 25 minutes long, so to fill time, four classic cartoons from {{MGM}}, Famous Studios, and WarnerBros. were added to the DVD.
* FollowTheLeader
* {{Gasshole}}: Once again, Winthrop in ''Piper Penguin'', whose burping comes in handy later in the film.
* {{Gonk}}: So many of Spark Plug's characters are, but the best example is the lantern-jawed bee Pistol in ''Plan Bee''.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Diesel in ''A Car's Life'', who is always seen holding a cigarette with her antenna, and is always pointed out as being bad.
* HappilyAdopted: Winthrop in ''Piper Penguin'', who is the titular character's step-brother.
* HeyItsThatVoice / WTHCastingAgency: [[Anime/SpeedRacer Corinne Orr]] stars in most of these. [[Anime/SpeedRacer Peter Fernandez]] also voices the evil snake Noiman Ja Rahr in ''Spider's Web'' and Piper's dad in ''Piper Penguin''.
* InNameOnly: These cartoons only loosely follow the plot of what they're trying to rip off.
* JerkJock: Punch in ''Piper Penguin''.
* KarmaHoudini: Why doesn't that bitchy teacher in ''Piper Penguin'' stop Punch the jock?
* KentBrockmanNews: ''Piper Penguin'' has the PNN reporter [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Peraldo Penguin]], who has the audacity to [[spoiler: insult Piper as his flying machine fails the first time around.]]
* LargeHam: The teacher in ''Piper Penguin''.
* LikableVillain: Many of the villains are like this to most Internet users.
* MickeyMousing: Piper slamming his head against his locker while opening it up in ''Piper Penguin''.
* {{Mockbuster}}
* NoExportForYou: ''Piper Penguin'' never saw a region 1 release until 2011, and thankfully so.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: The two geckos in ''An Ant's Life'', as well as the snakes in ''Spider's Web''.
* SadistTeacher: Miss Prim in ''Piper Penguin''.
* ShownTheirWork: ''An Ant's Life'' has a lot of bug facts clumsily woven into the script.
* ThisIsADrill: At one point, the bees in ''Plan Bee'' drill into the flowers to collect nectar, complete with the sound of a [[HellIsThatNoise dentist's drill]].
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: ''An Ant's Life'' has this.
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Spark Plug Entertainment is a [[BigApplesauce New York-based]] [[AllCGICartoon computer animation]] company founded by [[{{Manswers}} Michael Schelp]] in 2006. The American equivalent of VideoBrinquedo, it specializes in low-quality DirectToVideo {{Mockbuster}} films, with just as much hate directed toward it. Its first film was ''Bug Bites: An Ant's Life'', first released in 1998 and later re-released in 2006 as the company was founded.
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!!Notable movies include:
[[index]]
* ''Bug Bites: An Ant's Life'' (later known as simply ''An Ant's Life'')
* ''[[WesternAnimation/ACarsLifeSparkysBigAdventure A Car's Life: Sparky's Big Adventure]]''
* ''PlanBee''
* ''PiperPenguinAndHisFantasticFlyingMachines'' (formerly ''Penguins: Waddle On'')
* ''WesternAnimation/SpidersWebAPigsTale''
* ''CarsLife2'' (no byline)
* And the supposedly upcoming, ''FrankieStein''
[[/index]]
!!Tropes in these movies include:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The names of the penguins in ''Piper Penguin'' which all begin with P.
* AnAesop: Often delivered in an {{Anvilicious}} manner.
* BigEater: Joey in ''Plan Bee''.
* BlandNameProduct: Krill Cola (Coca-Cola) and PNN (CNN) in ''Piper Penguin''.
* CaptainErsatz
* CloudCuckoolander: Pepperoni in ''Piper Penguin'', who is also TheSpeechless.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The DVD front covers (at least the Italian ones) always have a line talking about some of the characters being special guest stars. Because you know, [[BlatantLies Sal Caterpillar is a very famous cartoon character and his appearance in ''An Ant's Life'' was very shocking for everyone]].
* CrossDressingVoices
* DrillSergeantNasty: The Krill Cola [[IncrediblyLamePun krill sargent]] who somehow sounds like [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck]].
* DumbMuscle: Winthrop the walrus in ''Piper Penguin''.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: For ''Piper Penguin''.
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: For ''Plan Bee''.
* {{Filler}} / {{Padding}}: ''An Ant's Life'' is only 25 minutes long, so to fill time, four classic cartoons from {{MGM}}, Famous Studios, and WarnerBros. were added to the DVD.
* FollowTheLeader
* {{Gasshole}}: Once again, Winthrop in ''Piper Penguin'', whose burping comes in handy later in the film.
* {{Gonk}}: So many of Spark Plug's characters are, but the best example is the lantern-jawed bee Pistol in ''Plan Bee''.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Diesel in ''A Car's Life'', who is always seen holding a cigarette with her antenna, and is always pointed out as being bad.
* HappilyAdopted: Winthrop in ''Piper Penguin'', who is the titular character's step-brother.
* HeyItsThatVoice / WTHCastingAgency: [[Anime/SpeedRacer Corinne Orr]] stars in most of these. [[Anime/SpeedRacer Peter Fernandez]] also voices the evil snake Noiman Ja Rahr in ''Spider's Web'' and Piper's dad in ''Piper Penguin''.
* InNameOnly: These cartoons only loosely follow the plot of what they're trying to rip off.
* JerkJock: Punch in ''Piper Penguin''.
* KarmaHoudini: Why doesn't that bitchy teacher in ''Piper Penguin'' stop Punch the jock?
* KentBrockmanNews: ''Piper Penguin'' has the PNN reporter [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Peraldo Penguin]], who has the audacity to [[spoiler: insult Piper as his flying machine fails the first time around.]]
* LargeHam: The teacher in ''Piper Penguin''.
* LikableVillain: Many of the villains are like this to most Internet users.
* MickeyMousing: Piper slamming his head against his locker while opening it up in ''Piper Penguin''.
* {{Mockbuster}}
* NoExportForYou: ''Piper Penguin'' never saw a region 1 release until 2011, and thankfully so.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: The two geckos in ''An Ant's Life'', as well as the snakes in ''Spider's Web''.
* SadistTeacher: Miss Prim in ''Piper Penguin''.
* ShownTheirWork: ''An Ant's Life'' has a lot of bug facts clumsily woven into the script.
* ThisIsADrill: At one point, the bees in ''Plan Bee'' drill into the flowers to collect nectar, complete with the sound of a [[HellIsThatNoise dentist's drill]].
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: ''An Ant's Life'' has this.
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27th Jan '13 6:34:31 PM Twentington
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* TheWebsite: Spark Plug's website is even more boring that Video Brinquedo's.
6th Jan '13 12:55:51 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatVoice / WTHCastingAgency: [[SpeedRacer Corinne Orr]] stars in most of these. [[SpeedRacer Peter Fernandez]] also voices the evil snake Noiman Ja Rahr in ''Spider's Web'' and Piper's dad in ''Piper Penguin''.

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* HeyItsThatVoice / WTHCastingAgency: [[SpeedRacer [[Anime/SpeedRacer Corinne Orr]] stars in most of these. [[SpeedRacer [[Anime/SpeedRacer Peter Fernandez]] also voices the evil snake Noiman Ja Rahr in ''Spider's Web'' and Piper's dad in ''Piper Penguin''.
8th Sep '12 12:38:58 AM Telcontar
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[[index]]



* ''Plan Bee''
* ''Piper Penguin and His Fantastic Flying Machines'' (formerly ''Penguins: Waddle On'')

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* ''Plan Bee''
''PlanBee''
* ''Piper Penguin and His Fantastic Flying Machines'' ''PiperPenguinAndHisFantasticFlyingMachines'' (formerly ''Penguins: Waddle On'')


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[[/index]]
8th Sep '12 12:36:36 AM Telcontar
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* ''WesternAnimation/ACarsLifeSparkysBigAdventure''

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* ''WesternAnimation/ACarsLifeSparkysBigAdventure''''[[WesternAnimation/ACarsLifeSparkysBigAdventure A Car's Life: Sparky's Big Adventure]]''
7th Sep '12 2:53:17 PM fanofeverything
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* RealLifeRelative: Sparky's little sister Gracie is voiced by Michael Schelp's real-life daughter (niece?) Grace, and the Gas Leech's son is voiced by his real-life son (nephew?) Mark.
7th Sep '12 2:38:54 PM fanofeverything
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* BadLiar: Walter the pig in ''Spider's Web'', whose lying drives the plot.
17th Aug '12 6:07:10 PM fanofeverything
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* ''ACarsLife2'' (no byline)

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* ''ACarsLife2'' ''CarsLife2'' (no byline)
17th Aug '12 5:01:14 PM fanofeverything
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Near the end of ''A Car's Life'', [[spoiler: Diesel the Jeep has her psychopathic tow truck crony Igor smash Sparky's sister Speedy (though Speedy, unfortunately, [[DisneyDeath gets better]]), yet gets arrested for not driving without a license? ]]



* EverythingTryingToKillYou: In ''Spider's Web'', don't you dare change the channel on a motel TV, or it will [[BerserkButton go mad]]!



* EverythingsMessierWithPigs: For ''Spider's Web'', and of the Type 2 variety.



* IWantSong: Sparky in ''A Car's Life'' attempts to sing one, but is stopped by his dad as he exclaims "This isn't a musical!".



* JustInTime / BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Sparky's dad and a police officer (with a rocket launcher) save Sparky and Speedy just as they're done for, unfortunately]].



* OverprotectiveDad: Sparky's dad in ''A Car's Life'', but considering Sparky's reckless behavior, this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]].



* SpokenWordInMusic: The entirety of Walter's "song" in ''Spider's Web'' as he tries to explain how his mother's pie went missing.



* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Tiffany the spider in ''Spider's Web''. Is she supposed to be [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Jamaican]] or [[BonnieScotland Scottish]] or what?
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Noiman Ja Rahr in ''Spider's Web'', among others.
16th Aug '12 6:52:10 PM fanofeverything
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* ''Spider's Web: A Pig's Tale''

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* ''Spider's Web: A Pig's Tale''''WesternAnimation/SpidersWebAPigsTale''
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