History PeripheryDemographic / WesternAnimation

27th Apr '17 6:15:00 AM BulletproofLlama
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* ''WesternAnimation/PuffinRock'' is an Irish animated series aimed at preschoolers, but has also gained a small following of teen and grown-up fans, a number of whom are attracted to its gorgeous art style and adorable characters. Then again, being made by the same studio behind WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells and WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea and having Chris O'Dowd of ''Series/TheITCrowd'' fame as its narrator helps.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PuffinRock'' is an Irish animated series aimed at preschoolers, but has also gained a small following of teen and grown-up fans, a number of whom are attracted to its gorgeous art style and adorable characters. Then again, being made by the [[Creator/CartoonSaloon same studio studio]] behind WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells and WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea and having Chris O'Dowd of ''Series/TheITCrowd'' fame as its narrator helps.
22nd Apr '17 6:38:33 PM Golondrina
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* As of August 1, 2012, ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'' had approximately 200 listed tropes on its TV Tropes page, 80 fanfictions on Fanfiction.net, and roughly 57 members in the #Team-Wild Kratt group on Website/DeviantArt. That may seem small, but when you consider the fact that the show is marketed towards eight-year-olds and that some of the fanart and fanfictions rival the actual show in quality, you start to wonder.

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* As of August 1, 2012, ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'' had approximately 200 listed tropes on its TV Tropes its page, 80 fanfictions on Fanfiction.net, and roughly 57 members in the #Team-Wild Kratt group on Website/DeviantArt. That may seem small, but when you consider the fact that the show is marketed towards eight-year-olds and that some of the fanart and fanfictions rival the actual show in quality, you start to wonder.



** ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' is an inversion, especially when they got their own spinoff on Sunday evenings. And yes, Pinky's idiocy, catchphrases, and the show's occasional physical violence (against Pinky, usually) was there to keep the kids entertained. But practically everything the Brain said ([[MauriceLaMarche as well as the fact that the voice actor is doing]] OrsonWelles), AND the pop culture references, AND the often VERY scathing political and social commentary of the show, AND even the occasional TakeThat at the younger viewers, all possibly leads one to believe that the show was really a program for parents that kids would watch and not get 90% of what was going on (making the kids the Periphery Demographic). And even in Pinky's case, the "Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?" exchanges eventually got extremely out of a child's comprehension. I for one wonder if the failed ''PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain'' spin-off was green-lit because [[ExecutiveMeddling some executive wanted to increase the kid viewership to a very smart, adult program by severely curtailing the adult appeal in favor of getting more young children watching the program]].

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** ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' is an inversion, especially when they got their own spinoff on Sunday evenings. And yes, Pinky's idiocy, catchphrases, and the show's occasional physical violence (against Pinky, usually) was there to keep the kids entertained. But practically everything the Brain said ([[MauriceLaMarche as well as the fact that the voice actor is doing]] OrsonWelles), Creator/OrsonWelles), AND the pop culture references, AND the often VERY scathing political and social commentary of the show, AND even the occasional TakeThat at the younger viewers, all possibly leads one to believe that the show was really a program for parents that kids would watch and not get 90% of what was going on (making the kids the Periphery Demographic). And even in Pinky's case, the "Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?" exchanges eventually got extremely out of a child's comprehension. I for one wonder if the failed ''PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain'' spin-off was green-lit because [[ExecutiveMeddling some executive wanted to increase the kid viewership to a very smart, adult program by severely curtailing the adult appeal in favor of getting more young children watching the program]].
20th Apr '17 7:28:05 PM Golondrina
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** Even the show's voice actors are aware of this, mainly due to getting more people to gain attention to them. ''Creator/TaraStrong'' is totally hooked with the concept, mostly due to their creativeness, respect to her, and new ways to annoy her children with it (according to most of her tweets).

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** Even the show's voice actors are aware of this, mainly due to getting more people to gain attention to them. ''Creator/TaraStrong'' Creator/TaraStrong is totally hooked with the concept, mostly due to their creativeness, respect to her, and new ways to annoy her children with it (according to most of her tweets).



** ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' has gained an audience in this manner fairly quickly. Much like the ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' example in Live Action TV, the show brought back the famous line from the original theme song and RobPaulsen in a voice acting role as one of the Turtles; and the writers and animators have made the show more in line with the campy and colorful 1987 show. It also has gained a young adult and adult audience through its distinct take on the Turtles' origin story.

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** ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' has gained an audience in this manner fairly quickly. Much like the ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' example in Live Action TV, the show brought back the famous line from the original theme song and RobPaulsen Creator/RobPaulsen in a voice acting role as one of the Turtles; and the writers and animators have made the show more in line with the campy and colorful 1987 show. It also has gained a young adult and adult audience through its distinct take on the Turtles' origin story.
18th Apr '17 6:05:56 AM BulletproofLlama
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* ''WesternAnimation/PuffinRock'' is an Irish animated series aimed at preschoolers, but has also gained a small following of teen and grown-up fans, a number of whom are attracted to its gorgeous art style and charmingly cute animal characters. Then again, being made by the same studio behind WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells and WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea and having Chris O'Dowd as its narrator helps.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PuffinRock'' is an Irish animated series aimed at preschoolers, but has also gained a small following of teen and grown-up fans, a number of whom are attracted to its gorgeous art style and charmingly cute animal adorable characters. Then again, being made by the same studio behind WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells and WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea and having Chris O'Dowd of ''Series/TheITCrowd'' fame as its narrator helps.
17th Apr '17 4:32:00 PM BulletproofLlama
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* ''WesternAnimation/PuffinRock'' is an Irish animated series aimed at preschoolers, but has also gained a small following of teen and grown-up fans, a number of whom are attracted to its gorgeous art style and charmingly cute animal characters. Then again, being made by the same studio behind WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells and WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea and having Chris O'Dowd as its narrator helps.
31st Mar '17 10:53:49 PM Phys101
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** In addition to the usual {{DrinkingGame}}s, wholesome, G-rated parodies have appeared as well, such as [[http://fuckyeahmovieworkouts.tumblr.com/post/21096925228/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-workout-want Workout Games]]:

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** In addition to the usual {{DrinkingGame}}s, {{Drinking Game}}s, wholesome, G-rated parodies have appeared as well, such as [[http://fuckyeahmovieworkouts.tumblr.com/post/21096925228/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-workout-want Workout Games]]:
31st Mar '17 10:52:36 PM Phys101
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--> '''Rule 85''': If it exists, there is pony of it. No exceptions.
** In addition to the usual DrinkingGames, wholesome, G-rated parodies have appeared as well, such as [[http://fuckyeahmovieworkouts.tumblr.com/post/21096925228/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-workout-want Workout Games]]:
--> Every time Twilight uses magic: 20 squats.

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--> ---> '''Rule 85''': If it exists, there is pony of it. No exceptions.
** In addition to the usual DrinkingGames, {{DrinkingGame}}s, wholesome, G-rated parodies have appeared as well, such as [[http://fuckyeahmovieworkouts.tumblr.com/post/21096925228/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-workout-want Workout Games]]:
--> ---> Every time Twilight uses magic: magic - 20 squats.squats\\
Every time someone sweats - 25 jumping jacks\\
Every time we see Equestria - 25 punches\\
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31st Mar '17 10:46:43 PM Phys101
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** The phenomenon has even led to a new [[TheRulesOfTheInternet Rule of the Internet]], a (usually) wholesome, G-rated parody of RuleThirtyFour:
--> '''Rule 85''': If it exists, there is pony of it. No exceptions.
** In addition to the usual DrinkingGames, wholesome, G-rated parodies have appeared as well, such as [[http://fuckyeahmovieworkouts.tumblr.com/post/21096925228/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-workout-want Workout Games]]:
--> Every time Twilight uses magic: 20 squats.
20th Mar '17 8:10:32 PM nombretomado
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** Though not as big as the ones listed, ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' has a quite a big fanbase with teens and adults, due to its quirky feeling, stylized [[{{Retraux}} '40s styled backgrounds]], [[TechnologyPorn fluid animation]] and the [[{{Moe}} most]] [[BadassAdorable lovable]] RobotGirl ever graced on {{Nickelodeon}} (In one way or another).

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** Though not as big as the ones listed, ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' has a quite a big fanbase with teens and adults, due to its quirky feeling, stylized [[{{Retraux}} '40s styled backgrounds]], [[TechnologyPorn fluid animation]] and the [[{{Moe}} most]] [[BadassAdorable lovable]] RobotGirl ever graced on {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} (In one way or another).
11th Mar '17 11:48:10 PM BNSF1995
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* Although it's a show aimed largely at 3 year olds, ''WesternAnimation/PAWPatrol'' has been steadily receiving attention and love outside its target audience. The fact that it's a series about [[PreciousPuppy Precious Puppies]] with TransformingMecha probably helps. Or the interpretation that the series is ''WesternAnimation/{{Thunderbirds}}'' with puppies and without life-threatening situations.

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* Although it's a show aimed largely at 3 year olds, ''WesternAnimation/PAWPatrol'' has been steadily receiving attention and love outside its target audience. The fact that it's a series about [[PreciousPuppy Precious Puppies]] with TransformingMecha probably helps. Or the interpretation that the series is ''WesternAnimation/{{Thunderbirds}}'' ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' with puppies and without life-threatening situations.
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