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28th Jun '16 8:06:51 PM FuzzyBoots
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** ''Film/SundaySchoolMusical'' to ''Film/HighSchoolMusical''. Also TheMoralSubstitute!
19th Jun '16 7:30:53 PM multibrawlr
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* ''VideoGame/EvilNight'', an arcade RailShooter released by Creator/{{Konami}} in 1998, is very much a ripoff of [[Creator/{{Sega}} Sega's]] ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDead'', which came out the same year. The premise and several of the characters are quite similar (with two of the three protagonists being [[{{Expy}} obvious copies]] of Thomas Rogan and G). The game was ''clearly'' meant to piggyback off of the popularity of the franchise that inspired it, but eventually spiraled into obscurity when ''House of the Dead'' fans christened it a "knockoff" and its problematic arcade hardware helped it disappear from arcades. Recently, the game seems to have generated a [[CultClassic cult following]] of sorts.
28th May '16 8:44:09 PM nombretomado
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* Several console rip-offs, such as [[PlayStation Funstation]] and [[{{Wii}} Vii]], have been made.
* There's ''Pirates: Legend Of The Black Buccaneer'', which came out for the PS2 on the heels of the success of ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl''.

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* Several console rip-offs, such as [[PlayStation [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation Funstation]] and [[{{Wii}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} Vii]], have been made.
* There's ''Pirates: Legend Of The Black Buccaneer'', which came out for the PS2 [=PS2=] on the heels of the success of ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl''.
23rd May '16 8:15:43 PM Willbyr
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* ''[[http://mockbuster.wikia.com/wiki/Dogmons! Dogmons!]]'', a ''{{Pokemon}}''/''{{Digimon}}'' knockoff from the company behind ''[[Series/MegaPowers Mega Powers!]]''.

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* ''[[http://mockbuster.wikia.com/wiki/Dogmons! Dogmons!]]'', a ''{{Pokemon}}''/''{{Digimon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''[=/=]''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' knockoff from the company behind ''[[Series/MegaPowers Mega Powers!]]''.
20th May '16 3:50:30 AM erforce
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Has nothing to do with the [[Series/MythBusters Mythtesters]] or [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Phantomgetters]].

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Has nothing to do with the [[Series/MythBusters Mythtesters]] or [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Phantomgetters]].



** ''Pinball/BoneBusters'', a knockoff of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.

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** ''Pinball/BoneBusters'', a knockoff of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}''.
10th May '16 1:37:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* WesternAnimation/{{MAD}} has been known to make parodies of these such as ''[[HighSchoolMusical Home School Musical]]''.

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* WesternAnimation/{{MAD}} has been known to make parodies of these such as ''[[HighSchoolMusical ''[[Film/HighSchoolMusical Home School Musical]]''.



--> "Oh yes, well, I mean, there were some people who said my film ''[[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001 - A Space Odyssey]]'' was similar to Creator/StanleyKubrick's. I mean, that's the sort of petty critical niggling that's dogged my career. It makes me sick. I mean, as soon as I'd made ''MidnightCowboy'' with the vicar as Ratso Rizzo, John Schlesinger rushes out his version, and gets it premiered while mine's still at the chemist's."

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--> "Oh yes, well, I mean, there were some people who said my film ''[[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001 - A Space Odyssey]]'' was similar to Creator/StanleyKubrick's. I mean, that's the sort of petty critical niggling that's dogged my career. It makes me sick. I mean, as soon as I'd made ''MidnightCowboy'' ''Film/MidnightCowboy'' with the vicar as Ratso Rizzo, John Schlesinger rushes out his version, and gets it premiered while mine's still at the chemist's."
25th Apr '16 5:17:35 PM peopleneverchange
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* [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0419704/ Donkey Xote]] is a blatant Mockbuster of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', even admitting on its front cover that it's "from the people that saw Shrek".
25th Apr '16 11:41:18 AM TVRulezAgain
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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 ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''; and if it's not Disney, then it's ''TheLandBeforeTime'' and... ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''?

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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 ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''; ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''; and if it's not Disney, then it's ''TheLandBeforeTime'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' and... ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''?
24th Apr '16 4:55:59 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes_%28Asylum_film%29 Asylum]]) can use the name since he's a PublicDomainCharacter. [[HeyItsThatGuy With]] Gareth David-Lloyd who played Ianto in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' as Dr. Watson. [[CoolVsAwesome Holmes investigates a case with tentacle monsters, androids, dinosaurs, and robot dragons setting fire to Parliament.]] Attempts RuleOfCool to the twenty-third power. Also of note; despite using a character whose [[http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/d#a69 entire works]] are available for free online, they apparently couldn't even be bothered to spend five minutes skimming [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes the Wikipedia article;]] in this film, Sherlock's name isn't actually Sherlock, his brother's name is not Mycroft, the brother worked as a detective alongside Lestrade instead of founding the Diogenes Club...

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** ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes_%28Asylum_film%29 Asylum]]) can use the name since he's a PublicDomainCharacter. [[HeyItsThatGuy With]] With Gareth David-Lloyd who played Ianto in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' as Dr. Watson. [[CoolVsAwesome Holmes investigates a case with tentacle monsters, androids, dinosaurs, and robot dragons setting fire to Parliament.]] Attempts RuleOfCool to the twenty-third power. Also of note; despite using a character whose [[http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/d#a69 entire works]] are available for free online, they apparently couldn't even be bothered to spend five minutes skimming [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes the Wikipedia article;]] in this film, Sherlock's name isn't actually Sherlock, his brother's name is not Mycroft, the brother worked as a detective alongside Lestrade instead of founding the Diogenes Club...
3rd Apr '16 8:15:47 AM Morgenthaler
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UK [[MadeForTVMovie Created For Television Film]] channel Movies 24 ran a Mockbuster season, deliberately confusing the derivatives with the originals and calling out the trope by name. It includes [[{{Terminator}} The Terminators]], [[Film/AVPAlienVsPredator Aliens Versus Hunters]], [[Film/{{Transformers}} Transmorphers Fall of Man]] and [[Film/SnakesOnAPlane Snakes on a Train]].

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UK [[MadeForTVMovie Created For Television Film]] channel Movies 24 ran a Mockbuster season, deliberately confusing the derivatives with the originals and calling out the trope by name. It includes [[{{Terminator}} [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} The Terminators]], [[Film/AVPAlienVsPredator Aliens Versus Hunters]], [[Film/{{Transformers}} Transmorphers Fall of Man]] and [[Film/SnakesOnAPlane Snakes on a Train]].



** ''[[BeeMovie Little Bee]]''

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** ''[[BeeMovie ''[[WesternAnimation/BeeMovie Little Bee]]''



** ''[[HighSchoolMusical Sunday School Musical]]''

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** ''[[HighSchoolMusical ''[[Film/HighSchoolMusical Sunday School Musical]]''



** ''The {{Terminator}}s'' (Again, note the plural).

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** ''The {{Terminator}}s'' Franchise/{{Terminator}}s'' (Again, note the plural).



* [[DistaffCounterpart Lady]] {{Terminator}}--basically the same as its namesake, but instead of an android, it's an archaeologist possessed by the Queen of the South Sea. Other than that, according to WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob, if you haven't seen Terminator, but you've seen Lady Terminator, you've seen Terminator.

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* [[DistaffCounterpart Lady]] {{Terminator}}--basically Franchise/{{Terminator}}--basically the same as its namesake, but instead of an android, it's an archaeologist possessed by the Queen of the South Sea. Other than that, according to WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob, if you haven't seen Terminator, but you've seen Lady Terminator, you've seen Terminator.
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