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14th Mar '17 7:14:43 AM LondonKdS
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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 The Deformed Guy In The Cathedral]]'' or ''[[Literature/TheLittleMermaid The Small Sea-Girl]]'', 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 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 The Deformed Guy In The Cathedral]]'' or ''[[Literature/TheLittleMermaid The Small Sea-Girl]]'', you say? [[SarcasmMode What a coincidence]].
14th Mar '17 7:14:16 AM LondonKdS
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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 The Deformed Guy In The Cathedral]]'' or ''[[Literature/TheLittleMermaid The Small Sea-Girl]]'', 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 ''[-Leo-] the Lion: King of [-of the Jungle'' 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 The Deformed Guy In The Cathedral]]'' or ''[[Literature/TheLittleMermaid The Small Sea-Girl]]'', you say? [[SarcasmMode What a coincidence]].
8th Mar '17 4:12:50 PM kablammin45
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* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6558518/ The Funny Life Of Pets]]'', otherwise nothing more than a compilation of pet videos pulled off the internet hosted by an UncannyValley cat and dog pair, was clearly made to cash in on ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets The]]'' '''''[[WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets Secret]]''''' ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets Life of Pets]]'', right down to taking the title of said movie and changing only a single word for extra shamelessness points.
2nd Mar '17 11:41:12 AM Pinokio
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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}} Frozen 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.

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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}} 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.
2nd Mar '17 11:40:11 AM Pinokio
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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}} Frozen 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.
28th Feb '17 2:29:24 PM ElSquibbonator
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Has nothing to do with the [[Series/MythBusters Mythtesters]] or [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Phantomgetters]].

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Has nothing to do with the [[Series/MythBusters Mythtesters]] or [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Phantomgetters]].
Phantomcatchers]].
26th Feb '17 3:08:47 PM nombretomado
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* Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', as Gumball complains they can only afford movies like "[[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon How to]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}} Ratatwang]] [[KungFuPanda Your Panda]]". It's a parody of Brinquedo in particular; the mice even resemble those of ''Ratatoing''. This became HilariousInHindsight when it came to light that a Chinese food company had produced [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs_oOxjeLh4 a knockoff of the show itself]], swapping the Wattersons for goats (goat's milk is what's being advertised) and Darwin for a frog.

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* Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', as Gumball complains they can only afford movies like "[[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon How to]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}} Ratatwang]] [[KungFuPanda [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda Your Panda]]". It's a parody of Brinquedo in particular; the mice even resemble those of ''Ratatoing''. This became HilariousInHindsight when it came to light that a Chinese food company had produced [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs_oOxjeLh4 a knockoff of the show itself]], swapping the Wattersons for goats (goat's milk is what's being advertised) and Darwin for a frog.
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]].
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