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20th Feb '17 4:58:02 PM AndyLA
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** It even has a spin-off called ''Super Fighter Block Battle''. [[VideoGame/SuperPuzzleFighterIIX Three guesses what it's based on.]]



* China has Miracle Star, a rip-off of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. The creators of Gumball responded by making [[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS5E11TheCopycats an episode]] where the Wattersons meet the knock-off characters, who make money by copying everything they do and posting videos on the internet.

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* China has Miracle Star, ''Miracle Star'', a rip-off of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. The creators of Gumball responded by making [[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS5E11TheCopycats an episode]] where the Wattersons meet the knock-off characters, who make money by copying everything they do and posting videos on the internet.
8th Feb '17 5:56:20 AM Troperinik
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* China has Miracle Star, a rip-off of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. The creators of Gumball responded by making [[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS5E11TheCopycats an episode]] where the Wattersons meet the knock-off characters, who make money by copying everything they do and posting videos on the internet.
5th Feb '17 8:14:56 PM wolftickets1969
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* Many of the movies made by Creator/GoldenFilms. [[http://goldenfilmsmedia.com Website here]]. Their version of ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' notably steals elements from both the [[Anime/TheLittleMermaid 1975 anime]] and the [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid 1989 Disney film]].

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* Many of the movies made by Creator/GoldenFilms. [[http://goldenfilmsmedia.com Website here]]. Their version of ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' notably steals combines elements from both the [[Anime/TheLittleMermaid 1975 anime]] and the [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid 1989 Disney film]].
5th Feb '17 8:14:20 PM wolftickets1969
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** They've also done ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingFeatsOfYoungHercules'', ''WesternAnimation/MosesEgyptsGreatPrince'', and ripped off Pocahontas, Cinderella, Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, and others. They even made a Christmas special called ''Christmas in Cartoontown'' (re-released as ''The Night Before Christmas in Cartoontown''), which, while not knocking off a specific film, puts some of their fairy tale characters in a Christmas setting.

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** They've also done ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingFeatsOfYoungHercules'', ''WesternAnimation/MosesEgyptsGreatPrince'', and ripped off Pocahontas, Cinderella, Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, and others. They even made a Christmas special called ''Christmas in Cartoontown'' (re-released as ''The Night Before Christmas in Cartoontown''), which, while not knocking off a specific film, puts some of their fairy tale characters in a Christmas setting.



* Many of the movies made by Creator/GoldenFilms. [[http://goldenfilmsmedia.com Website here]].

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* Many of the movies made by Creator/GoldenFilms. [[http://goldenfilmsmedia.com Website here]]. Their version of ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' notably steals elements from both the [[Anime/TheLittleMermaid 1975 anime]] and the [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid 1989 Disney film]].
3rd Feb '17 4:01:07 AM rjd1922
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* In a [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]], some overseas-edited versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' were advertised as a Mockbuster of ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}''. The subversion here is that the former started production ''well'' before the latter. ''By about [[DevelopmentHell THIRTY YEARS.]]'' It's a complicated story.
* "Snow Queen" by the Russian studio Wizart Animation is ostensibly a version of [[Literature/TheSnowQueen the story]] by Creator/HansChristianAndersen, but the tagline is "A magical adventure in a ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' land!"
* Similar to what happened with ''The Thief and the Cobbler'', this happened to ''The Legend of Sarila''.. which is better known by its other title ''Disney/{{Frozen}} Land''. While the logo and title are ripoffs of ''Frozen'', the actual film has no similarities other than them both taking place in snowy environments. The logo was so blatantly ripped off that Disney [[http://blog.wdwinfo.com/2014/01/18/walt-disney-settles-trademark-lawsuit-over-frozen/ sued]] over it.

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* In a [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]], some overseas-edited versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' were advertised as a Mockbuster of ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}''.''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'' under the title "Arabian Knight". The subversion here is that the former started production ''well'' before the latter. ''By about [[DevelopmentHell THIRTY YEARS.]]'' It's a complicated story.
* "Snow Queen" by the Russian studio Wizart Animation is ostensibly a version of [[Literature/TheSnowQueen the story]] by Creator/HansChristianAndersen, but the tagline is "A magical adventure in a ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' land!"
land!" However, the film came out a year before ''Frozen'' in Russia.
* Similar to what happened with ''The Thief and the Cobbler'', this happened to ''The Legend of Sarila''..Sarila''... which is better known by its other title ''Disney/{{Frozen}} Land''. While the logo and title are ripoffs of ''Frozen'', the actual film has no similarities other than them both taking place in snowy environments. The logo was so blatantly ripped off that Disney [[http://blog.wdwinfo.com/2014/01/18/walt-disney-settles-trademark-lawsuit-over-frozen/ sued]] over it.
1st Feb '17 12:39:25 AM PaulA
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** ''King of the Lost World'', which claims to be based on Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's book ''Literature/TheLostWorld'', but is a clear ''Film/KingKong'' ripoff. In fact, the cover art even goes so far as to point out that Doyle's book inspired ''Film/KingKong1933'' (which is true, but hardly justifies such ridiculousness). It also says that the "story" it's based on inspired ''Franchise/JurassicPark''!

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** ''King of the Lost World'', which claims to be based on Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's book ''Literature/TheLostWorld'', ''Literature/{{The Lost World|1912}}'', but is a clear ''Film/KingKong'' ripoff. In fact, the cover art even goes so far as to point out that Doyle's book inspired ''Film/KingKong1933'' (which is true, but hardly justifies such ridiculousness). It also says that the "story" it's based on inspired ''Franchise/JurassicPark''!
28th Jan '17 8:23:55 AM Scifimaster92
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* The direct-to-video series ''Peppermint Park'' (infamous for its UncannyValley puppet designs and its [[MemeticMutation "The Letter M" sketch]]) is a particularly blatant Mockbuster of ''Series/SesameStreet''.

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* The direct-to-video series ''Peppermint Park'' ''Series/PeppermintPark'' (infamous for its UncannyValley puppet designs and its [[MemeticMutation "The Letter M" sketch]]) is a particularly blatant Mockbuster of ''Series/SesameStreet''.
21st Jan '17 5:17:44 AM fq
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' made fun of Mockbusters ''well'' before they were even a phenomena, with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNOVdJ_2W5I Mr. Dibley sketch]], about a filmmaker who makes hideously bad, silent, one-reel versions of famous movies starring random people from shops.

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' made fun of Mockbusters ''well'' before they were even a phenomena, phenomenon, with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNOVdJ_2W5I Mr. Dibley sketch]], about a filmmaker who makes hideously bad, silent, one-reel versions of famous movies starring random people from shops.
16th Jan '17 7:51:35 PM scooter
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* Bruno Mattei is the director of a number of mockbusters, including ''Jaws V'' or ''Cruel Jaws''. For an extensive look into Mattei's films, check out ''[[http://thecinemasnob.com/categories/263/the-bruno-mattei-show.aspx The Bruno Mattei Show]]'', in which Creator/BradJones discusses the man's filmography with [[Creator/DarkMazeStudios Ed Glaser]], [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]] and other friends. It's quite insightful into how a mockbuster comes to be. For that matter, Bruno's career consists almost entirely of Nazisploitation and Mockbusters, though these were never mutually exclusive. It's almost too bad he's dead - his ripoff of ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' would be... something.

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* Bruno Mattei is the director of a number of mockbusters, including ''Jaws V'' or ''Cruel Jaws''.mockbusters. For an extensive look into Mattei's films, check out ''[[http://thecinemasnob.com/categories/263/the-bruno-mattei-show.aspx The Bruno Mattei Show]]'', in which Creator/BradJones discusses the man's filmography with [[Creator/DarkMazeStudios Ed Glaser]], [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]] and other friends. It's quite insightful into how a mockbuster comes to be. For that matter, Bruno's career consists almost entirely of Nazisploitation and Mockbusters, though these were never mutually exclusive. It's almost too bad he's dead - his ripoff of ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' would be... something. The best known are:
** Back in 1990, there was ''Terminator II''. Which was actually released before the official sequel. Humorously enough, ''Terminator II'' is actually a ripoff of ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
** ''[[Film/{{Predator}} Robowar]]'' with Creator/RebBrown.
** ''Film/{{Jaws}} 5 (Fourteen More to Go)'', ripping it off almost word for word.
** ''Film/HellOfTheLivingDead''. Not content with trying to shoehorn the movie into Romero lore, Bruno Mattei lifted much of the soundtrack from ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'', as well as ''Contamination'' (which is a ripoff of ''Alien''). Even the uniforms are similar to those in ''Dawn.''



* Back in 1990, there was ''Terminator II''. Which was actually released before the official sequel. Humorously enough, ''Terminator II'' is actually a ripoff of ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.



* A number of Bruno Mattei's films. The best known are:
** ''Terminator II'', as stated above (it's actually more of an ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' ripoff).
** ''[[Film/{{Predator}} Robowar]]'' with Creator/RebBrown.
** ''Film/{{Jaws}} 5 (Fourteen More to Go)'', ripping it off almost word for word.
** ''Film/HellOfTheLivingDead''. Not content with trying to shoehorn the movie into Romero lore, Bruno Mattei lifted much of the soundtrack from ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'', as well as ''Contamination'' (which is a ripoff of ''Alien''). Even the uniforms are similar to those in ''Dawn.''
* ''[[Film/HighSchoolMusical High School Musical: Sunday School]]'', which is also a blatant rip-off of ''Sunday School Musical''. A mockbuste rof a mockbuster?

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* A number of Bruno Mattei's films. The best known are:
** ''Terminator II'', as stated above (it's actually more of an ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' ripoff).
** ''[[Film/{{Predator}} Robowar]]'' with Creator/RebBrown.
** ''Film/{{Jaws}} 5 (Fourteen More to Go)'', ripping it off almost word for word.
** ''Film/HellOfTheLivingDead''. Not content with trying to shoehorn the movie into Romero lore, Bruno Mattei lifted much of the soundtrack from ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'', as well as ''Contamination'' (which is a ripoff of ''Alien''). Even the uniforms are similar to those in ''Dawn.''
* ''[[Film/HighSchoolMusical High School Musical: Sunday School]]'', which is also a blatant rip-off of ''Sunday School Musical''. A mockbuste rof mockbuster of a mockbuster?
11th Jan '17 8:09:11 AM wootzits
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** ''[[BeeMovie Plan Bee]]''.

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** ''[[BeeMovie ''[[WesternAnimation/BeeMovie Plan Bee]]''.
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