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16th Apr '18 10:13:42 PM jormis29
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** A modern adaptation of ''Literature/MobyDick''. Ahab ([[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Barry]] [[Series/SpinCity Bostwick]]) is a Navy captain who repurposes his high-tech submarine to track down Moby Dick, here a prehistoric whale the size of an aircraft carrier, after it took his leg decades ago. Despite being made by Creator/TheAsylum, it's not half-bad and features [[ShownTheirWork many references to the original story]].

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** A modern adaptation of ''Literature/MobyDick''. Ahab ([[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Barry]] [[Series/SpinCity Bostwick]]) (Creator/BarryBostwick) is a Navy captain who repurposes his high-tech submarine to track down Moby Dick, here a prehistoric whale the size of an aircraft carrier, after it took his leg decades ago. Despite being made by Creator/TheAsylum, it's not half-bad and features [[ShownTheirWork many references to the original story]].
8th Apr '18 8:04:15 PM nombretomado
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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/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''.
7th Apr '18 10:38:56 PM erforce
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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), featuring Gareth David-Lloyd (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'' ''[[Film/SherlockHolmes2009 Sherlock Holmes]]'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes_%28Asylum_film%29 Asylum]]) can use the name since he's a PublicDomainCharacter), featuring Gareth David-Lloyd (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...
31st Mar '18 5:22:51 AM rjd1922
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* The Chinese PC game ''Duludubi Star'' is a bizarre knockoff of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' with Mario replaced with a baby dragon, voice clips stolen from ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'', and the ''Jeopardy!'' theme, of all things.

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* The Chinese PC game ''Duludubi Star'' is a bizarre knockoff of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' with Mario replaced with a baby dragon, voice clips stolen from ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'', and the ''Jeopardy!'' theme, JeopardyThinkingMusic, of all things.
30th Mar '18 10:06:45 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TheBlackGodfather'' is a {{Blaxploitation}} knockoff of ''Film/TheGodfather''.
30th Mar '18 3:55:01 AM Luigitehplumber
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* German game publisher RTL Playtainment made a knockoff of the Jowood Productions title Neighbours from Hell. This knockoff is just a licensed game based on the RTL TV show Höllische Nachbarn.
**In a funny way, Jowood Productions would also make their own takes on RTL's skiing games with the Ski Racing series.
**It gets even funnier, as the last Ski Racing title (Alpline Ski Racing 2007) from Jowood was co-published with RTL Playtainment!
24th Mar '18 4:40:53 PM MarioAndSpongeBobFan
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* ''Animation/TheLegendOfLuckyPie'' is a stylistic knockoff of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' produced by a handful of young Chinese animators. It stars a humanoid boy named Lucky Pie and a shape-shifting horse named Lucky Ge who go on adventures in a strange fantasy land.



** ''WesternAnimation/{{Gladiformers}}''

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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Gladiformers}}''''WesternAnimation/{{Gladiformers}}'' (Franchise/{{Transformers}})



** ''Little and Big Monsters''
** For its English dubs Video Brinquedo uses 4Kids' regular voice actors [[note]] When Lisa Ortiz was asked about doing a voice for ''Ratatoing'', she responded: "The strangest thing about that is... is that you've heard of it."[[/note]]

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** ''Little ''[[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Little and Big Monsters''
Monsters]]''
** For its English dubs dubs, Video Brinquedo uses 4Kids' regular voice actors [[note]] When Lisa Ortiz was asked about doing a voice for ''Ratatoing'', she responded: "The strangest thing about that is... is that you've heard of it."[[/note]]



** ''WesternAnimation/SpidersWebAPigsTale'' (only a billion times MindScrew-ier).

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** ''WesternAnimation/SpidersWebAPigsTale'' (only (''WesternAnimation/CharlottesWeb'', only a billion times MindScrew-ier).



* About half of Renegade Animations' output, most notably ''WesternAnimation/ChopKickPanda'', ''WesternAnimation/TappyToes'' and ''Puss in Boots: A Furry Tale''.
* Yet another ''Kung Fu Panda'' knockoff comes from Lionsgate in the form of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVkNIvILRD8 Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit]]''. The title character looks like a cross between [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Richard Watterson]] and a [[Franchise/FinalFantasy moogle]], and Music/RebeccaBlack is one of the voice actresses.

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* About half of Renegade Animations' output, most notably ''WesternAnimation/ChopKickPanda'', ''WesternAnimation/TappyToes'' and ''Puss in Boots: A Furry Tale''.
Tale''. Sadly, this is the same company who made the rather decent ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi''.
* Yet another ''Kung Fu Panda'' knockoff comes from Lionsgate in the form of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVkNIvILRD8 Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit]]''. The title character looks like a cross between [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Richard Watterson]] and a [[Franchise/FinalFantasy moogle]], Moogle]], and Music/RebeccaBlack is one of the voice actresses.



* In a [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]], some overseas-edited versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' were advertised as a Mockbuster of ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'' under the title "Arabian Knight". The subversion here is that the former started production ''well'' before the latter. ''By about [[DevelopmentHell THIRTY YEARS.]]'' It's a complicated story.

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* In a [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]], some overseas-edited versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' were advertised as a Mockbuster of ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'' under the title "Arabian Knight". The subversion here is that the former started production ''well'' before the latter. ''By about [[DevelopmentHell THIRTY YEARS.]]'' It's a complicated and very sad story.



* ''WesternAnimation/Cinderella3D'' is a Mockbuster of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''. Both feature ugly animals in a Western setting that ride birds. It only came out a year after ''Rango'' was made, and it shows.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Cinderella3D'' ''WesternAnimation/Cinderella3D'', despite the name, is a Mockbuster of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''. Both feature ugly animals in a Western setting that ride birds. It only came out a year after ''Rango'' was made, and it shows.



* The American-Japanese studio Creator/JetlagProductions has produced several ripoffs of Disney movies, such as ''[[WesternAnimation/CinderellaJetlagProductions Cinderella]]'', ''Snow White'', ''Sleeping Beauty'', and a version of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDameJetlagAnimation The Hunchback of Notre Dame]]'' where Quasimodo and Esmeralda become the Official Couple. They also feature (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 ''[[WesternAnimation/CinderellaJetlagProductions Cinderella]]'', ''Snow White'', ''Sleeping Beauty'', and a version of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDameJetlagAnimation The Hunchback of Notre Dame]]'' where Quasimodo and Esmeralda become the Official Couple. They also feature featured (among others) voice actors from Creator/TheOceanGroup such as Creator/IanJamesCorlett and Creator/AndreaLibman before they rose to prominence in the voice acting world.



* ''Mole Kart'', a Chinese racing video game which rips off ''VideoGame/MarioKart''.

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* ''Mole Kart'', a Chinese racing video game which balatantly rips off ''VideoGame/MarioKart''.''VideoGame/MarioKartWii'' to the point where many of the tracks appear almost identical to those in said game. Its sequel, ''Mole Kart 2'', was a bit better in this regard.



* ''Animation/TheLegendOfLuckyPie'' is a stylistic knockoff of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' produced by a handful of young Chinese animators. It stars a humanoid boy named Lucky Pie and a shape-shifting horse named Lucky Ge who go on adventures in a strange fantasy land.
23rd Mar '18 6:26:09 AM KeylonRocks7356
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[[caption-width-right:350: A [[Creator/VideoBrinquedo clever rat]] knows how to get the freshest ingredients: by stealing from another restaurant -- or [[Creator/{{Pixar}} animation studio]], as the case may be...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: A [[Creator/VideoBrinquedo clever rat]] knows how to get the freshest ingredients: by stealing from [[WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}} another restaurant restaurant]] -- or [[Creator/{{Pixar}} animation studio]], as the case may be...]]
12th Mar '18 11:15:09 AM rjd1922
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The rare cases of mockbusters that might actually try to do something "artistic" are those adapting [[PublicDomainCharacter Out Of Copyright]] works, though again, generally only if a more "popular" story adapting the same work came out recently. This phenomenon sometimes applies to live theater as well with regards to public domain works ([[FairyTale Pixie Stories]], ''[[ThePhantomOfTheOpera The Theater Spirit]]'') that have had a more popular version created that smaller theater companies could never produce on their own. Alternately, sometimes a degree of artistic merit comes in when the cast/crew [[HamAndCheese Ham Up The Cheesy Movie]].

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The rare cases of mockbusters that might actually try to do something "artistic" are those adapting [[PublicDomainCharacter Out Of of Copyright]] works, though again, generally only if a more "popular" story adapting the same work came out recently. This phenomenon sometimes applies to live theater as well with regards to public domain works ([[FairyTale Pixie Stories]], ''[[ThePhantomOfTheOpera The Theater Spirit]]'') that have had a more popular version created that smaller theater companies could never produce on their own. Alternately, sometimes a degree of artistic merit comes in when the cast/crew [[HamAndCheese Ham Up The Cheesy Movie]].



* ''WesternAnimation/Cinderella3D'' is a Mockbuster Of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''. Both feature ugly animals in a western setting that ride birds. It only came out a year after ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' was made, and it shows.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Cinderella3D'' is a Mockbuster Of of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''. Both feature ugly animals in a western Western setting that ride birds. It only came out a year after ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' ''Rango'' was made, and it shows.
12th Mar '18 11:13:37 AM rjd1922
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* Similar to what happened with ''The Thief and the Cobbler'', this happened to ''The Legend of Sarila''... which is better known by its other title ''Disney/{{Frozen}} Land''. While the logo and title are ripoffs of ''Frozen'', the actual film has no similarities other than them both taking place in snowy environments. The logo was so blatantly ripped off that Disney [[http://blog.wdwinfo.com/2014/01/18/walt-disney-settles-trademark-lawsuit-over-frozen/ sued]] over it.

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* Similar to what happened with ''The Thief and the Cobbler'', this happened to ''The ''WesternAnimation/{{The Legend of Sarila''...Sarila}}''... which is better known by its other title ''Disney/{{Frozen}} Land''. While the logo and title are ripoffs of ''Frozen'', the actual film has no similarities other than them both taking place in snowy environments. The logo was so blatantly ripped off that Disney [[http://blog.wdwinfo.com/2014/01/18/walt-disney-settles-trademark-lawsuit-over-frozen/ sued]] over it.it, forcing American distributor Phase 4 Films to change it back to the original name.
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