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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.
3rd Apr '16 4:16:27 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''[[TwentyTwelve 2012: Doomsday]]''

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** ''[[TwentyTwelve ''[[Film/TwoThousandTwelve 2012: Doomsday]]''
28th Mar '16 3:32:24 PM geekgecko
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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryamaan_%E2%80%93_Brahmaand_Ka_Yodha Aryamaan - Brahmaand Ka Yoddha]]'', an Indian knockoff Franchise/StarWars. It is a rare case of a movie franchise being ripped off by an entire TV series. The show itself is referred to by its producer as "Indian version of the famous Star Wars", but its such a blatant knockoff that it can't even be considered a "version". Aside from the obvious lightsaber ripoffs, the opening also is the famous OpeningScroll ([[RecycledInSpace but in Hindi!]]), the "Thar Planet" is very clearly a Tatooine knockoff, there is a superweapon that resembles the Death Star with a grimacing face, the robot Tobot bears a striking resemblance to C3PO,[[EarthShatteringKaboom a planet is seen being destroyed in Alderaan fashion]], the king's [[Polyamory multiple wives]] wear saffron robes very similar to those of Padme's handmaidens, and many, many more.

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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryamaan_%E2%80%93_Brahmaand_Ka_Yodha Aryamaan - Brahmaand Ka Yoddha]]'', an Indian knockoff Franchise/StarWars. It is a rare case of a movie franchise being ripped off by an entire TV series. The show itself is referred to by its producer as "Indian version of the famous Star Wars", but its such a blatant knockoff that it can't even be considered a "version". Aside from the obvious lightsaber ripoffs, the opening also is the famous OpeningScroll ([[RecycledInSpace but in Hindi!]]), the "Thar Planet" is very clearly a Tatooine knockoff, there is a superweapon that resembles the Death Star with a grimacing face, the robot Tobot bears a striking resemblance to C3PO,[[EarthShatteringKaboom C3P0,[[EarthShatteringKaboom a planet is seen being destroyed in Alderaan fashion]], the king's [[Polyamory [[MarryThemAll multiple wives]] wear saffron robes very similar to those of Padme's handmaidens, and many, many more.
28th Mar '16 3:31:17 PM geekgecko
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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryamaan_%E2%80%93_Brahmaand_Ka_Yodha Aryamaan - Brahmaand Ka Yoddha]]'', an Indian knockoff Franchise/StarWars. It is a rare case of a movie franchise being ripped off by an entire TV series. The show itself is referred to by its producer as "Indian version of the famous Star Wars", but its such a blatant knockoff that it can't even be considered a "version". Aside from the obvious lightsaber ripoffs, the opening also is the famous OpeningScroll ([[RecycledInSpace but in Hindi!]]), the "Thar Planet" is very clearly a Tatooine knockoff, there is a superweapon that resembles the Death Star with a grimacing face, the robot Tobot bears a striking resemblance to C3PO,[[EarthShatteringKaboom a planet is seen being destroyed in Alderaan fashion]], the king's [[Polyamory multiple wives]] wear saffron robes very similar to those of Padme's handmaidens, and many, many more.
16th Mar '16 6:22:36 AM Midna
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* No-one actually owns the Tycoon trademark, so for every good tycoon game like ''RollerCoasterTycoon'' 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 ''RollerCoasterTycoon'' ''VideoGame/RollerCoasterTycoon'' or ''VideoGame/ZooTycoon'' there are dozens, if not hundreds hundreds, of no-budget knockoffs pumped out to capitalize on the name.
12th Mar '16 8:39:43 PM FuzzyBoots
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** ''Film/Bound2015'' is an obvious attempt to cash in on ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey''
11th Mar '16 6:54:51 PM FuzzyBoots
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** ''Film/Jailbait2014'' is a mockbuster of ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. They even have on the front of the DVD box, "In the vein of Orange is the New Black".
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