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9th Jun '17 9:39:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zen6Pt4WYNA The True Story of Puss 'N Boots]]'', an obvious cash-in on the ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' franchise, and starring WilliamShatner of all people.

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* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zen6Pt4WYNA The True Story of Puss 'N Boots]]'', an obvious cash-in on the ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' franchise, and starring WilliamShatner Creator/WilliamShatner of all people.
2nd Jun '17 4:01:36 PM Prfnoff
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* Most of the UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s released by Century Electronics for their "Convertible Video System" and/or as conversion kits for ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Scramble}}'' or ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' boards had gameplay more or less based on popular titles from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeofVideoGames. Singled out by [[http://allincolorforaquarter.blogspot.com/2014/01/century-electronicscvs.html this retrospective article]] as "big time" ripoffs are ''Cosmos'' (''VideoGame/AstroBlaster''), ''Logger'' (''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'') and ''Hunchback Olympic'' (''VideoGame/TrackAndField'').
23rd May '17 9:40:38 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/SupersonicMan'' is an Italian clone of ''Film/SupermanTheMovie.''
21st May '17 11:28:43 AM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' (the title is public domain now) actually got two mockbusters to go with the [[Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds Spielberg film]]. One of them actually follows the original story by HG Wells by setting the invasion in VictorianBritain.

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* ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' (the title is public domain now) actually got two mockbusters to go with the [[Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds Spielberg film]]. One of them actually follows the original story by HG Wells by setting the invasion in VictorianBritain.UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain.
13th May '17 11:02:27 PM CyberController
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*''Fur Fun'', originally known as ''Kewpie Jazzy'', is a blatant ripoff of ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' and its SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee''. It has even been found with the former's assets in the game files, and the failed Kickstarter plagiarized the later's own Kickstarter.
11th May '17 4:30:32 PM rva98014
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', a vendor sells shady home video versions of [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] movies with movie characters replaced by animals, like ''[[Disney/BigHero6 Pig Hero 6]]'', ''[[Disney/{{Tangled}} Wrangled]]'', ''[[Disney/WreckItRalph Wreck-It Rhino]]'', and even unreleased movies, ''[[Disney/{{Moana}} Meowana]]'', ''[[Disney/Gigantic2018 Giraffic]]'', and ''[[Disney/{{Frozen}} Floatzen 2]]''. The blurbs on the covers try to emphasize how [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial authentic]] the movies are. However, this is a WorldOfFunnyAnimals to begin with, raising the question of what the original movies look like.
10th May '17 2:01:55 PM ZootyCutie94
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* Taomee has made blatant knockoffs of popular browser online games like ''[[http://boke.61.com/ Boke]]'' and ''[[http://gs.61.com/ Magic Monster]]'', the former a knockoff of ''Poptropica'' and the latter a knockoff of ''Main/MoshiMonsters''.

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* Taomee has made blatant knockoffs of popular browser online games like ''[[http://boke.61.com/ Boke]]'' and ''[[http://gs.61.com/ Magic Monster]]'', the former a knockoff of ''Poptropica'' and the latter a knockoff of ''Main/MoshiMonsters''.''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters''.
23rd Apr '17 10:49:09 AM Tyrannosauruses
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** Universal successfully sued The Asylum for their movie ''American Battleship'' for being too obvious of an attempt to fool viewers into thinking it's ''Film/{{Battleship}}''. The Asylum had to change the name of their movie to ''American Warships''. It's still rented and sold in many countries as ''American Battleship'', though (and damned if you can find out who made the film from its cover; it's nowhere to be found).
*** "Successfully" is a bit much; Universal wanted the movie destroyed entirely, which - needless to say - they didn't get.

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** Universal successfully sued The Asylum for their movie ''American Battleship'' for being too obvious of an attempt to fool viewers into thinking it's ''Film/{{Battleship}}''. The Asylum had to change the name of their movie to ''American Warships''. Warships'', though this is less than the result Universal were hoping for. It's still rented and sold in many countries as ''American Battleship'', though (and damned if you can find out who made the film from its cover; it's nowhere to be found).
*** "Successfully" is a bit much; Universal wanted the movie destroyed entirely, which - needless to say - they didn't get.
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** They released an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' ''The Land that Time Forgot'' released just in time to counter the ''Film/LandOfTheLost'' movie. Amusingly, this was determined on IMDb forums, a stronger case can be made for the big-budget counterpart being infringing of ''a'' copyrigt.

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** They released an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' ''The Land that Time Forgot'' released just in time to counter the ''Film/LandOfTheLost'' movie. Amusingly, this was determined on IMDb forums, a stronger case can be made for the big-budget counterpart being infringing of ''a'' copyrigt.
23rd Apr '17 10:25:19 AM Tyrannosauruses
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*** "Successfully" is a bit much; Universal wanted the movie destroyed entirely, which - needless to say - they didn't get.



** ''[[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008 The Day The Earth Stopped]]''. Notable for prompting Fox to threaten to take legal action, though said threat wasn't carried out.

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** ''[[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008 The Day The Earth Stopped]]''. Notable for prompting Fox to threaten to to take legal action, though said threat wasn't carried out.case was dismissed - if The Asylum is good one thing, it's at avoiding true infringement.



** They released an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' ''The Land that Time Forgot'' released just in time to counter the ''Film/LandOfTheLost'' movie.

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** They released an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' ''The Land that Time Forgot'' released just in time to counter the ''Film/LandOfTheLost'' movie. Amusingly, this was determined on IMDb forums, a stronger case can be made for the big-budget counterpart being infringing of ''a'' copyrigt.
23rd Apr '17 4:50:14 AM TheDeadSkin
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* Certain ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''-featured films such as the ''[[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]]''-inspired ''[[Film/CaveDwellers Ator]]'' series, ''Film/{{Escape 2000}}'' (in which people try to [[AC:Leave the Bronx]] instead of Film/EscapeFromNewYork), ''MadMax''-alikes ''Film/WarriorOfTheLostWorld'' and ''Film/CityLimits'', Japanese ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' clone ''Film/TimeOfTheApes'', ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' ('''not''' ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''), ''Film/PodPeople'' (whose name invokes ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'', while the aliens look like ''Series/{{Alf}}'' and the plot is ripped right out of ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial) and ''Film/OperationDouble007'' a.k.a. ''Operation Kid Brother'' (featuring an all-star cast of ''Film/JamesBond'' veterans and starring ''Neil'' Connery, Creator/SeanConnery's brother). ''Escape 2000'' is a sequel to a ''Film/TheWarriors'' knock-off named ''Bronx Warriors''.

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* Certain ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''-featured films such as the ''[[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]]''-inspired ''[[Film/CaveDwellers Ator]]'' series, ''Film/{{Escape 2000}}'' (in which people try to [[AC:Leave the Bronx]] instead of Film/EscapeFromNewYork), ''MadMax''-alikes ''Film/WarriorOfTheLostWorld'' and ''Film/CityLimits'', Japanese ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' clone ''Film/TimeOfTheApes'', ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' ('''not''' ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''), ''Film/PodPeople'' (whose name invokes ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'', while the aliens look like ''Series/{{Alf}}'' and the plot is ripped right out of ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial) ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'') and ''Film/OperationDouble007'' a.k.a. ''Operation Kid Brother'' (featuring an all-star cast of ''Film/JamesBond'' veterans and starring ''Neil'' Connery, Creator/SeanConnery's brother). ''Escape 2000'' is a sequel to a ''Film/TheWarriors'' knock-off named ''Bronx Warriors''.
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