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26th Aug '16 9:22:58 AM Galacton
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* The Chinese PC game ''Duludubi Star'' is a blatant knockoff of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. With Mario replaced with a baby dragon, sound clips from ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'', and the theme from ''Jeopardy!'', among other things.

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* The Chinese PC game ''Duludubi Star'' is a blatant bizarre knockoff of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. With Mario replaced with a baby dragon, sound voice clips stolen from ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'', and the theme from ''Jeopardy!'', among other ''Jeopardy!'' theme, of all things.
25th Aug '16 3:54:50 AM Galacton
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* The Chinese PC game ''Duludubi Star'' is a blatant knockoff of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''.

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* The Chinese PC game ''Duludubi Star'' is a blatant knockoff of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. With Mario replaced with a baby dragon, sound clips from ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'', and the theme from ''Jeopardy!'', among other things.
21st Aug '16 7:13:08 AM Andyroid
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' parodies this in the WebAnimatoin/StrongBadEmail "unlicensed", with titles like [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs "The Secret Princess]] [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} and Her Oppressive Authority Figure 4"]] or [[Disney/TheLionKing "Jungle Animals in Decidedly Non-Jungle Situations"]] (which is "So [[DirectToVideo Straight to DVD]] It Hurts").

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' parodies this in the WebAnimatoin/StrongBadEmail "unlicensed", WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "unlicensed". One of the "licensed unlicensed" products Strong Bad appears in is movie knock-offs with titles like [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs "The Secret Princess]] [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} and Her Oppressive Authority Figure 4"]] Figure]] [[{{Sequelitis}} 4]]" or [[Disney/TheLionKing "Jungle Animals in Decidedly Non-Jungle Situations"]] (which (the latter of which is advertised as "So [[DirectToVideo Straight to DVD]] It Hurts").
21st Aug '16 7:09:34 AM Andyroid
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->''"Another great knock-off is [=DVDs=]. The ones that are slight variations of slightly animated kids' movies. The kind they put right next to the check-out line, so Grandma might accidentally mistake it for the real thing. And they have titles like, ''[[Disney/{{Cinderella}} The Secret Princess and Her Oppressive Authority Figure]] [[{{Sequelitis}} 4]]'', and the always-popular ''[[Disney/TheJungleBook Jungle Animals in Decidedly Non-Jungle Situations]]''."''

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->''"Another great knock-off is [=DVDs=]. The ones that are slight variations of slightly animated kids' movies. The kind they put right next to the check-out line, so Grandma might accidentally mistake it for the real thing. And they have titles like, ''[[Disney/{{Cinderella}} The ''The Secret Princess and Her Oppressive Authority Figure]] [[{{Sequelitis}} 4]]'', Figure 4'', and the always-popular ''[[Disney/TheJungleBook Jungle ''Jungle Animals in Decidedly Non-Jungle Situations]]''.Situations''."''



* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' parodies this in the [=SBEmail=] ''unlicensed'', with titles like [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs "The Secret Princess]] [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} and Her Oppressive Authority Figure 4"]] or [[Disney/TheLionKing "Jungle Animals in Decidedly Non-Jungle Situations"]].

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' parodies this in the [=SBEmail=] ''unlicensed'', WebAnimatoin/StrongBadEmail "unlicensed", with titles like [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs "The Secret Princess]] [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} and Her Oppressive Authority Figure 4"]] or [[Disney/TheLionKing "Jungle Animals in Decidedly Non-Jungle Situations"]].Situations"]] (which is "So [[DirectToVideo Straight to DVD]] It Hurts").
20th Aug '16 1:47:15 PM jenngra505
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* And from Thailand, videos released by [[http://www.happy2doo.com/ Happy2Doo]]. While some of them are based on traditional fairy tales, others are obvious knockoffs of Disney movies like ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/SnowWhite'', ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'', and ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''; and if it's not Disney, then it's ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' and... ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''?

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* And from Thailand, videos released by [[http://www.happy2doo.com/ [[https://www.youtube.com/user/happy2doo/videos Happy2Doo]]. While some of them are based on traditional fairy tales, others are obvious knockoffs of Disney movies like ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/SnowWhite'', ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'', and ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''; and if it's not Disney, then it's ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' and... ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''?
4th Aug '16 12:40:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* The UsefulNotes/BBCMicro had a whole ton of rip-off clones of popular arcade games of the time, many of them produced by Acornsoft itself. So instead of ''{{Galaga}}'' we got ''Zalaga'', ''{{Frogger}}'' became ''Hopper'', ''{{Asteroids}}'' became ''Meteors'', ''SpaceInvaders'' became ''Super Invaders'', ''DonkeyKong'' became (the less similar-sounding) ''Killer Gorilla'' and so on.

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* The UsefulNotes/BBCMicro had a whole ton of rip-off clones of popular arcade games of the time, many of them produced by Acornsoft itself. So instead of ''{{Galaga}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}'' we got ''Zalaga'', ''{{Frogger}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'' became ''Hopper'', ''{{Asteroids}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'' became ''Meteors'', ''SpaceInvaders'' ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' became ''Super Invaders'', ''DonkeyKong'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' became (the less similar-sounding) ''Killer Gorilla'' and so on.
3rd Aug '16 2:50:52 PM tadaru
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* [[Creator/WilliamsElectronics Williams']] ''Pinball/StellarWars'' and ''Franchise/StarWars''.
3rd Aug '16 2:48:14 PM tadaru
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* Subverted with [[Creator/WilliamsElectronics Williams']] ''Pinball/AttackFromMars'' - A common misconception is that the game is a rip-off of ''Film/MarsAttacks'', but neither derived from the other, and the pin came out ''before'' said movie.
13th Jul '16 4:55:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Right when ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' hit the big screen in 2012, a DVD called ''Braver'' started appearing on UK shelves, with a remarkably familiar front cover featuring a [[RedHeadedHero red-haired heroine]] in a green dress standing in front of a circle of standing stones. It turns out this one isn't even a knock-off; it's an entirely unrelated 2005 movie called ''A Fairy Tale Christmas'' (IMDB page [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491718/ here]]) which was hastily repackaged and rereleased to cash in. The new cover and title have nothing to do with the movie at all, and the main character Angela is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed princess who wears pink, making her look more like [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] than Merida. Review [[http://www.richardcobbett.com/journal/movie-time-braver/ here]].

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* Right when ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' hit the big screen in 2012, a DVD called ''Braver'' started appearing on UK shelves, with a remarkably familiar front cover featuring a [[RedHeadedHero red-haired heroine]] heroine in a green dress standing in front of a circle of standing stones. It turns out this one isn't even a knock-off; it's an entirely unrelated 2005 movie called ''A Fairy Tale Christmas'' (IMDB page [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491718/ here]]) which was hastily repackaged and rereleased to cash in. The new cover and title have nothing to do with the movie at all, and the main character Angela is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed princess who wears pink, making her look more like [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] than Merida. Review [[http://www.richardcobbett.com/journal/movie-time-braver/ here]].
28th Jun '16 8:06:51 PM FuzzyBoots
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** ''Film/SundaySchoolMusical'' to ''Film/HighSchoolMusical''. Also TheMoralSubstitute!
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