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7th Feb '16 12:13:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* Certain ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''-featured films such as the ''[[ConanTheBarbarian Conan]]''-inspired ''[[CaveDwellers Ator]]'' series, ''Film/{{Escape 2000}}'' (in which people try to [[AC:Leave the Bronx]] instead of [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Escaping from New York]]), ''MadMax''-alikes ''Film/WarriorOfTheLostWorld'' and ''Film/CityLimits'' , Japanese ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' clone ''Film/TimeOfTheApes'', ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' ('''not''' ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''), and ''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/OperationDouble007'' (a.k.a. ''Operation Kid Brother''), featuring an all-star cast of ''Film/JamesBond'' veterans and starring ''Neil'' Connery (SeanConnery's brother). ''Escape 2000'', the ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' knock-off, is a sequel to a ''Film/TheWarriors'' knock-off named ''Bronx Warriors''.
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* Certain ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''-featured films such as the ''[[ConanTheBarbarian Conan]]''-inspired ''[[CaveDwellers ''[[Film/CaveDwellers Ator]]'' series, ''Film/{{Escape 2000}}'' (in which people try to [[AC:Leave the Bronx]] instead of [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Escaping from New York]]), ''MadMax''-alikes ''Film/WarriorOfTheLostWorld'' and ''Film/CityLimits'' , Japanese ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' clone ''Film/TimeOfTheApes'', ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' ('''not''' ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''), and ''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/OperationDouble007'' (a.k.a. ''Operation Kid Brother''), featuring an all-star cast of ''Film/JamesBond'' veterans and starring ''Neil'' Connery (SeanConnery's brother). ''Escape 2000'', the ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' knock-off, is a sequel to a ''Film/TheWarriors'' knock-off named ''Bronx Warriors''.
7th Feb '16 12:08:24 PM Jeduthun
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How do all of these [[CaptainErsatz copyright friendly guys]] get away with it? Often times, it's simply a matter of obscurity. Sure, that "[[Franchise/HarryPotter Larry Baxter]]" guy on the back of the cereal box who has to find the "[[GoldenSnitch Gilded Stitch]]" is pretty similar to some book you read, but how much money is there really to be made from suing some company that designs bargain-basement cereal boxes? They are also helped by the fact that many people assume AllAnimationIsDisney anyway; it's [[LoopholeAbuse not technically]] ''their'' fault if you just so happen to mistake ''Leo the Lion: King of the Jungle'' for [[Disney/TheLionKing a Disney film]]. As well, they're not actually breaking any copyright laws if, like the original, they're simply adapting PublicDomainStories. Somebody else already made popular films based on ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' or ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'', you say? [[SarcasmMode What a coincidence]].
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How do all of these [[CaptainErsatz copyright friendly guys]] get away with it? Often times, it's simply a matter of obscurity. Sure, that "[[Franchise/HarryPotter Larry Baxter]]" guy on the back of the cereal box who has to find the "[[GoldenSnitch Gilded Stitch]]" is pretty similar to some book you read, but how much money is there really to be made from suing some company that designs bargain-basement cereal boxes? They are also helped by the fact that many people assume AllAnimationIsDisney anyway; it's [[LoopholeAbuse not technically]] ''their'' fault if you just so happen to mistake ''Leo the Lion: King of the Jungle'' for [[Disney/TheLionKing a Disney film]]. As well, they're not actually breaking any copyright laws if, like the original, they're simply adapting PublicDomainStories. Somebody else already made popular films based on ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' ''[[Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame The Deformed Guy In The Cathedral]]'' or ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'', ''[[Literature/TheLittleMermaid The Small Sea-Girl]]'', you say? [[SarcasmMode What a coincidence]].
7th Feb '16 11:09:29 AM Jeduthun
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How do all of these [[CaptainErsatz copyright friendly guys]] get away with it? Often times, it's simply a matter of obscurity. Sure, that "[[Franchise/HarryPotter Larry Baxter]]" guy on the back of the cereal box who has to find the "[[GoldenSnitch Gilded Stitch]]" is pretty similar to some book you read, but how much money is there really to be made from suing some company that designs bargain-basement cereal boxes? They are also helped by the fact that many people assume AllAnimationIsDisney anyway; it's [[LoopholeAbuse not technically]] ''their'' fault if you just so happen to mistake ''Leo the Lion: King of the Jungle'' for [[Disney/TheLionKing a Disney film]].
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How do all of these [[CaptainErsatz copyright friendly guys]] get away with it? Often times, it's simply a matter of obscurity. Sure, that "[[Franchise/HarryPotter Larry Baxter]]" guy on the back of the cereal box who has to find the "[[GoldenSnitch Gilded Stitch]]" is pretty similar to some book you read, but how much money is there really to be made from suing some company that designs bargain-basement cereal boxes? They are also helped by the fact that many people assume AllAnimationIsDisney anyway; it's [[LoopholeAbuse not technically]] ''their'' fault if you just so happen to mistake ''Leo the Lion: King of the Jungle'' for [[Disney/TheLionKing a Disney film]]. film]]. As well, they're not actually breaking any copyright laws if, like the original, they're simply adapting PublicDomainStories. Somebody else already made popular films based on ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' or ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'', you say? [[SarcasmMode What a coincidence]].
6th Feb '16 8:34:55 AM Jeduthun
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How do all of these [[CaptainErsatz copyright friendly guys]] get away with it? Often times, it's simply a matter of obscurity. Sure, that "[[Franchise/HarryPotter Larry Baxter]]" guy on the back of the cereal box who has to find the "[[GoldenSnitch Gilded Stitch]]" is pretty similar to some book you read, but how much money is there really to be made from suing some company that designs bargain-basement cereal boxes?
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How do all of these [[CaptainErsatz copyright friendly guys]] get away with it? Often times, it's simply a matter of obscurity. Sure, that "[[Franchise/HarryPotter Larry Baxter]]" guy on the back of the cereal box who has to find the "[[GoldenSnitch Gilded Stitch]]" is pretty similar to some book you read, but how much money is there really to be made from suing some company that designs bargain-basement cereal boxes? boxes? They are also helped by the fact that many people assume AllAnimationIsDisney anyway; it's [[LoopholeAbuse not technically]] ''their'' fault if you just so happen to mistake ''Leo the Lion: King of the Jungle'' for [[Disney/TheLionKing a Disney film]].
5th Feb '16 8:37:32 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/TitusSoftware, in their early years, produced the ''Classiques'' series of games for the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC and other then-popular computers. These releases consisted of compilations of generic knockoffs of famous {{Arcade Game}}s.
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* Creator/TitusSoftware, in their early years, produced the ''Classiques'' series of games for the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC and other then-popular computers. These releases consisted of compilations of generic knockoffs of famous {{Arcade UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s.

* The ArcadeGame ''Puckman Pockimon'' is essentially a ''VideoGame/PacMan'' clone where the second player can control an OffModel [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]] head. The game's hardware, apparently manufactured by Chinese UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis bootleggers, was also used for ''Jue Zhan Tian Huang'', a bizarre, poorly-programmed remake of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' as a BeatEmUp.
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* The ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Puckman Pockimon'' is essentially a ''VideoGame/PacMan'' clone where the second player can control an OffModel [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]] head. The game's hardware, apparently manufactured by Chinese UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis bootleggers, was also used for ''Jue Zhan Tian Huang'', a bizarre, poorly-programmed remake of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' as a BeatEmUp.

* On the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, after the initial wave of ArcadeGame clones died off, [[http://worldofstuart.excellentcontent.com/hsp.htm Harry S Price]] made something of a career of ripping off obscure commercial releases and type-in games from magazines, slightly modifying them and publishing them under different titles.
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* On the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, after the initial wave of ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame clones died off, [[http://worldofstuart.excellentcontent.com/hsp.htm Harry S Price]] made something of a career of ripping off obscure commercial releases and type-in games from magazines, slightly modifying them and publishing them under different titles.
4th Feb '16 10:28:33 PM jormis29
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* There was once a video game company known as [[https://web.archive.org/web/20071024074909/http://phoenixgamesgroup.com/uk/contact.html Phoenix Games]], which hilariously touted itself as "The only European [[BlatantLies super budget]] publisher". The quality of their games implies that their definition of "super budget" is very different from the usual. Many of their games are obviously trying to pass themselves off as video game adaptations of well-known Disney cartoons, including beloved classics like ''[[WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves Snow White And The Seven Clever Boys]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLionKing Lion And The King 3]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Mulan}} Mighty Mulan]]'', and the now infamous ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKZQb-jH-7A Dalmatians 3]]''.
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* There was once a video game company known as [[https://web.archive.org/web/20071024074909/http://phoenixgamesgroup.com/uk/contact.html Phoenix Games]], which hilariously touted itself as "The only European [[BlatantLies super budget]] publisher". The quality of their games implies that their definition of "super budget" is very different from the usual. Many of their games are obviously trying to pass themselves off as video game adaptations of well-known Disney cartoons, including beloved classics like ''[[WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves ''[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves Snow White And The Seven Clever Boys]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLionKing ''[[Disney/TheLionKing Lion And The King 3]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Mulan}} ''[[Disney/{{Mulan}} Mighty Mulan]]'', and the now infamous ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKZQb-jH-7A Dalmatians 3]]''.
3rd Feb '16 7:15:10 AM Morgenthaler
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** There's also another attempt to rip off ''{{Brave}}'' called ''Kiara the Brave'', which was originally a completely unrelated Indian animation called ''Super K''. The title character, Kiara, apparently barely appears, and only gets pushed because she's a red-headed princess. * Early in 2012, ''Back to the Sea'' was released, which is essentially ''Finding Nemo'' [[AC: [[RecycledInSpace AS AN ANIME!]]]] Bonus points for the CoversAlwaysLie, which paints it as a CGI movie along the lines of ''Finding Nemo'' or ''SharkTale'' even though the actual special uses 2-D animation.
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** There's also another attempt to rip off ''{{Brave}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' called ''Kiara the Brave'', which was originally a completely unrelated Indian animation called ''Super K''. The title character, Kiara, apparently barely appears, and only gets pushed because she's a red-headed princess. * Early in 2012, ''Back to the Sea'' was released, which is essentially ''Finding Nemo'' [[AC: [[RecycledInSpace AS AN ANIME!]]]] Bonus points for the CoversAlwaysLie, which paints it as a CGI movie along the lines of ''Finding Nemo'' or ''SharkTale'' ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' even though the actual special uses 2-D animation.
28th Jan '16 11:53:51 AM mimitchi33
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* The American-Japanese studio Creator/JetlagProductions has produced several ripoffs of Disney movies, such as Cinderella, SnowWhite, SleepingBeauty, and a version of TheHunchbackOfNotreDame where [[spoiler: Quasimodo and Esmeralda become the Official Couple]]. They also featured (among others) Creator/IanJamesCorlett and Creator/AndreaLibman before they rose to prominence in the voice acting world.
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* The American-Japanese studio Creator/JetlagProductions has produced several ripoffs of Disney movies, such as Cinderella, SnowWhite, SleepingBeauty, and a version of TheHunchbackOfNotreDame where [[spoiler: Quasimodo and Esmeralda become the Official Couple]].Couple. They also featured (among others) Creator/IanJamesCorlett and Creator/AndreaLibman before they rose to prominence in the voice acting world.
27th Jan '16 2:42:27 AM LondonKdS
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* Belarus' state-owned television station briefly produced and ran a sitcom called ''The Theorists'' which was about a group of nerdy physicists who befriend their attractive female neighbor. Yes, it was an unauthorized copy of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/WarnerBros had actually begun legal proceedings when the cast and producers of ''The Theorists'' discovered their show was a ripoff [[note]]the higher ups at the station had told them that it was a legitimately licensed remake, which was not tru. [[/note]] and quit en masse, forcing its cancellation..
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* Belarus' state-owned television station briefly produced and ran a sitcom called ''The Theorists'' which was about a group of nerdy physicists who befriend their attractive female neighbor. Yes, it was an unauthorized copy of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/WarnerBros had actually begun legal proceedings when the cast and producers of ''The Theorists'' discovered their show was a ripoff [[note]]the higher ups at the station had told them that it was a legitimately licensed remake, which was not tru.true. [[/note]] and quit en masse, forcing its cancellation..
27th Jan '16 2:42:15 AM LondonKdS
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* Belarus' state-owned television station briefly produced and ran a sitcom called ''The Theorists'' which was about a group of nerdy physicists who befriend their attractive female neighbor. Yes, it was an unauthorized copy of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/WarnerBros had actually begun legal proceedings when the cast and producers of ''The Theorists'' discovered their show was a ripoff [[note]]the higher ups of the station had told them that all legal issues had been resolved. That was not the case. [[/note]] and quit en masse, forcing its cancellation..
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* Belarus' state-owned television station briefly produced and ran a sitcom called ''The Theorists'' which was about a group of nerdy physicists who befriend their attractive female neighbor. Yes, it was an unauthorized copy of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/WarnerBros had actually begun legal proceedings when the cast and producers of ''The Theorists'' discovered their show was a ripoff [[note]]the higher ups of at the station had told them that all legal issues had been resolved. That it was a legitimately licensed remake, which was not the case.tru. [[/note]] and quit en masse, forcing its cancellation..
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