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16th Aug '17 4:08:02 PM GrammarNavi
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* On ''Series/InLivingColor'', this is the stock-in-trade of Funky Finger Productions, which is always looking for investors. ''Stank Ho'' is their answer to ''Film/PrettyWoman'', and they have test footage for a fourth ''Penitentiary'' movie on hand in another skit. Many have an XMeetsY twist: ''Theatre/TheWiz'' meets ''Film/{{Flatliners}}'', for instance.

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* On ''Series/InLivingColor'', this is the stock-in-trade of Funky Finger Productions, which is always looking for investors. ''Stank Ho'' is their answer to ''Film/PrettyWoman'', and they have test footage for a fourth ''Penitentiary'' movie on hand in another skit. Many have an XMeetsY JustForFun/XMeetsY twist: ''Theatre/TheWiz'' meets ''Film/{{Flatliners}}'', for instance.
8th Aug '17 10:15:41 AM CosmicFerret
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* The company Creator/{{Gameloft}} applies a similar concept to video games, where they release shameless copies of well-known franchises (usually on cellphones); the difference here is that their games are usually quite well-made (although some of them, most notably the Mac OS X and 3DS ports of ''Gangstar: Miami'' and ''Asphalt'', respectively, were met with negative reception, being that they were lazily ported--especially ''Gangstar'', having outdated graphics compared to the [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto the ones they were imitating]]). One of their more interesting examples is ''Film/{{Shrek}} Kart'', which copies ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' but replaces the cast of well-known characters with a ''different'' cast of well-known characters rather than a bunch of CaptainErsatz's (unlike with most of their games).

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* The company Creator/{{Gameloft}} applies a similar concept to video games, where they release shameless copies of well-known franchises (usually on cellphones); the difference here is that their games are usually quite well-made (although some of them, most notably the Mac OS X and 3DS ports of ''Gangstar: Miami'' and ''Asphalt'', respectively, were met with negative reception, being that they were lazily ported--especially ''Gangstar'', having outdated graphics compared to the [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto the ones they were imitating]]). One of their more interesting examples is ''Film/{{Shrek}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Kart'', which copies ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' but replaces the cast of well-known characters with a ''different'' cast of well-known characters rather than a bunch of CaptainErsatz's (unlike with most of their games).



* Several amusement parks that have been established in various parts of Asia are are not-so-subtle ripoffs of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disneyland certain iconic American amusement park]]. Some [[http://www.michaeljohngrist.com/2010/09/nara-dreamland-japans-last-abandoned-theme-park/ no longer exist]], but others are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_Shijingshan_Amusement_Park still in operation]], complete with CaptainErsatz versions of characters such as Film/{{Shrek}}, WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, and Franchise/HelloKitty.

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* Several amusement parks that have been established in various parts of Asia are are not-so-subtle ripoffs of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disneyland certain iconic American amusement park]]. Some [[http://www.michaeljohngrist.com/2010/09/nara-dreamland-japans-last-abandoned-theme-park/ no longer exist]], but others are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_Shijingshan_Amusement_Park still in operation]], complete with CaptainErsatz versions of characters such as Film/{{Shrek}}, WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}, WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, and Franchise/HelloKitty.
3rd Aug '17 7:34:23 AM Sharlee
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* Creator/TheAsylum is a company that only makes mockbusters and bad "Christian" movies, and are quite cynical about it. In fact, there's a [[http://www.theasylum.cc/blog/2009/06/were-moving/ news article]] in their website that states (and these are the ''actual words they use'') "We've decided to use some of the billions of dollars we've made ripping people off..." The majority of the examples in this section are Asylum productions. A blog entry advertising a sale on their films: "You'd have to illegally download to get a better deal than that... but then you'd just be stooping to our level...". Their DVD covers have quotes from uncredited sources, which is illegal, unless they're making those up, too.

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* Creator/TheAsylum is a company that only mostly makes mockbusters and bad "Christian" movies, and are quite cynical about it. In fact, there's a [[http://www.theasylum.cc/blog/2009/06/were-moving/ news article]] in their website that states (and these are the ''actual words they use'') "We've decided to use some of the billions of dollars we've made ripping people off..." The majority of the examples in this section are Asylum productions. A blog entry advertising a sale on their films: "You'd have to illegally download to get a better deal than that... but then you'd just be stooping to our level...". Their DVD covers have quotes from uncredited sources, which is illegal, unless they're making those up, too.
26th Jul '17 12:08:13 AM KEEP_IN
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* ''[[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/06/20/team-fortress-2-clone/ Final Combat]]'', the Chinese clone of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Characters and gameplay were strikingly similar, and even had their own "Meet the Team"-like videos online. However, it gets even worse when you realize some weapon models and walk cycles were ripped straight from ''Team Fortress 2'', and one of the stages is a clone of the ''fan-submitted'' [=TF2=] map "Harvest".

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* ''[[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/06/20/team-fortress-2-clone/ Final Combat]]'', the Chinese clone of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Characters and gameplay were strikingly similar, and even had their own "Meet the Team"-like videos online. However, it gets even worse when you realize that some weapon models and walk cycles were ripped straight from ''Team Fortress 2'', and one of the stages is a clone of the ''fan-submitted'' [=TF2=] map "Harvest".
26th Jul '17 12:07:37 AM KEEP_IN
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* ''[[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/06/20/team-fortress-2-clone/ Final Combat]]'', the Chinese ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.

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* ''[[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/06/20/team-fortress-2-clone/ Final Combat]]'', the Chinese ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.clone of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Characters and gameplay were strikingly similar, and even had their own "Meet the Team"-like videos online. However, it gets even worse when you realize some weapon models and walk cycles were ripped straight from ''Team Fortress 2'', and one of the stages is a clone of the ''fan-submitted'' [=TF2=] map "Harvest".
24th Jul '17 6:34:20 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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** ''Film/HalloweenNight'' was a cash-in on ''Film/Halloween2007'', down to a SuspiciouslySimilarSong of the franchise's iconic theme tune.
14th Jul '17 1:01:16 AM bfunc
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** Perhaps a bit more similarities than that: the Cylons are, if only in appearance, a gaggle of chrome plated Darth Vaders and the Viper spaceships are fairly similar to X-Wings with the bottom pair of wings shortened and the top pair removed. Justified in that there's only so many ways you can make a metallic face resemble a human one, and airplanes with the same function tend to look pretty similar and it's reasonable to expect the same to hold true for spaceships.
14th Jul '17 12:46:45 AM bfunc
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** ''[[Film/HighSchoolMusical Sunday School Musical]]''
12th Jul '17 6:47:25 PM Pichu-kun
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** They've also done ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingFeatsOfYoungHercules'', ''WesternAnimation/MosesEgyptsGreatPrince'', and ripped off Pocahontas, Cinderella, Pinocchio, 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, ''Pocahontas'', ''Cinderella'', ''Pinocchio'', 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.



** There's another attempt to rip off ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' called ''Kiara the Brave'', which was originally a completely unrelated Indian animation called ''Super K''. The title character, Kiara, barely appears, and only gets pushed because she's a red-headed princess.

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** * There's another attempt to rip off ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' called ''Kiara the Brave'', which was originally a completely unrelated Indian animation called ''Super K''. The title character, Kiara, barely appears, and only gets pushed because she's a red-headed princess.



* [[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 who saw Shrek".

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* [[http://www.''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0419704/ Donkey Xote]] Xote]]'' is a blatant Mockbuster of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', even admitting on its front cover that it's "from the people who saw Shrek".







* The Russian/Eastern Bloc books series ''The Wizard of the Emerald City'' is a re-telling of the Oz stories by L. Frank Baum. In some editions, in the afterword the author, Volkov, acknowledges the 'inspiration', but more often than not this was omitted when printing. As the series was published in 1939, this makes it OlderThanTelevision - though barely so.

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* The Russian/Eastern Bloc books series ''The Wizard of the Emerald City'' is a re-telling of the Oz ''Literature/LandOfOz'' stories by L. Frank Baum. In some editions, in the afterword the author, Volkov, acknowledges the 'inspiration', but more often than not this was omitted when printing. As the series was published in 1939, this makes it OlderThanTelevision - though barely so.



* No one actually owns the Tycoon trademark, so for every good tycoon game like ''VideoGame/RollerCoasterTycoon'' or ''VideoGame/ZooTycoon'', there are dozens if not hundreds of no-budget knockoffs pumped out to capitalize on the name.

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* No one actually owns the Tycoon trademark, so for every good tycoon game like ''VideoGame/RollerCoasterTycoon'' or ''VideoGame/ZooTycoon'', there are dozens if not hundreds of no-budget knockoffs pumped out to capitalize on the name. For example, ''School Tycoon'' is unrelated to ''Rollercoaster Tycoon'' but has a similar format, albeit revolving around school.



* ''VideoGame/SuperFighter'': This a mockbuster of Creator/{{Capcom}}'s ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' made by the Taiwanese company C&E in 1993. The developers even traced some character animations, lifted the sound effects and some music (though with some modifications) from the Street Fighters games and some of the characters are even borderline plagiarism of characters from those games with the most blatant being the Japanese Karateka Jaan (based on Ryu), the Russian wrestler Sarkov (based on Zangief), and the AnimeChineseGirl Phoenix (based on Chun-li).
** It even has a spin-off called ''Super Fighter Block Battle''. [[VideoGame/SuperPuzzleFighterIIX Three guesses what it's based on.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SuperFighter'': This a mockbuster of Creator/{{Capcom}}'s ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' made by the Taiwanese company C&E in 1993. The developers even traced some character animations, lifted the sound effects and some music (though with some modifications) from the Street Fighters games and some of the characters are even borderline plagiarism of characters from those games with the most blatant being the Japanese Karateka Jaan (based on Ryu), the Russian wrestler Sarkov (based on Zangief), and the AnimeChineseGirl Phoenix (based on Chun-li).
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Chun-li). It even has a spin-off called ''Super Fighter Block Battle''. [[VideoGame/SuperPuzzleFighterIIX Three guesses what it's based on.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/FillyFuntasia'' is this towards the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' TV shows, specifically ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]''. The ''Filly'' name itself predates ''Friendship is Magic'' but remains this to the ''My Little Pony'' franchise as a whole.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FillyFuntasia'' is this towards the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' TV shows, specifically ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]''. The ''Filly'' name itself predates ''Friendship is Magic'' (being around since G3) but remains this to the ''My Little Pony'' franchise as a whole.
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.
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