History PeripheryDemographic / WesternAnimation

9th Feb '16 9:00:56 PM jmac9345
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** ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' kind of inverts this. It had a pretty big audience of the usual seven to eleven demographic, though earlier, Nick was trying to target the show towards teenagers (while still keeping it TV-Y7). The show was also had a solid adult fanbase as well.
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** ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' kind of inverts this. It had a pretty big audience of the usual seven to eleven demographic, though earlier, Nick was trying to target the show towards teenagers (while still keeping it TV-Y7). The show was also had a solid adult fanbase as well.
5th Feb '16 3:11:30 PM jmac9345
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I love Animaniacs as much as the next guy, but why is this separate from the rest of the Nineties WB cartoons?
** ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' is an inversion, especially when they got their own spinoff on Sunday evenings. ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' for all its '''brilliant''' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar adult humor]] and ParentService still had LOTS of slapstick and anvils dropping on people in every episode. 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. ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' for all its '''brilliant''' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar adult humor]] and ParentService still had LOTS of slapstick and anvils dropping on people in every episode. 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]].program]]. ** ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' intentionally invoked this trope; it was marketed to kids, but was also intended for adults, with all its '''brilliant''' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar adult humor]] alongside the ParentalBonus to keep the kiddies entertained, which is probably ''part'' of the reason it outlived many similar shows. *** According to [[http://www.nytimes.com/1995/10/03/arts/new-fare-ahead-for-tv-s-youngest-viewers.html?pagewanted=all this New York Times article]], the show also had a huge fanbase of toddlers and preschoolers back in the day, similar to the [=SpongeBob=] and Rugrats examples above.

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' intentionally invoked this trope; it was marketed to kids, but was also intended for adults, with GettingCrapPastTheRadar and old pop culture references in nearly every episode. Yet, it had enough {{Slapstick}} and ToiletHumor alongside the ParentalBonus to keep the kiddies entertained, which is probably ''part'' of the reason it outlived many similar shows. ** According to [[http://www.nytimes.com/1995/10/03/arts/new-fare-ahead-for-tv-s-youngest-viewers.html?pagewanted=all this New York Times article]], the show also had a huge fanbase of toddlers and preschoolers back in the day, similar to the [=SpongeBob=] and Rugrats examples above.
4th Feb '16 2:03:28 AM Koolkev
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* ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'': Parents who have seen the show with their children and enjoyed it; those who have grown up with the series; and a loyal core who appreciates it for any number of reasons.
18th Jan '16 1:25:13 PM ParkedCarAnne
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** ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has quite a large teenage and adult fanbase, especially among goth teens due to the [[Main/EnsembleDarkhorse minor yet popular]] character [[Main/EmoKid Carrie]]. *** The show also seems to have attracted somewhat of an LGBTFanbase along the way due to the show having quite a lot of {{HoYay}} moments, especially between Gumball and Darwin.
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** ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': Cartoon Network UK executive Daniel Lennard once dubbed this series as "the ultimate boys' cartoon," as it focuses on two brothers and has quite a large teenage some crude humor in it. A cursory look at online forums and adult fanbase, especially among goth in animation magazine articles show that the series' biggest fans include families with young children, anyone who is into art and animation, and Cartoon Network's usual periphery demographic of teens due to the [[Main/EnsembleDarkhorse minor yet popular]] character [[Main/EmoKid Carrie]]. *** The show also seems to have attracted somewhat of an LGBTFanbase along the way due to the show having quite a lot of {{HoYay}} moments, especially between Gumball and Darwin.20-somethings.

** ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a large young adult fanbase as well as a LGBTFanbase.
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** ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a large young adult fanbase as well as an LGBTFanbase (the latter of which is becoming a LGBTFanbase.bigger fanbase for the show).
11th Jan '16 3:29:09 AM mimitchi33
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** According to [[http://www.nytimes.com/1995/10/03/arts/new-fare-ahead-for-tv-s-youngest-viewers.html?pagewanted=all this New York Times article]], the show also had a huge fanbase of toddlers and preschoolers back in the day, similar to the [=SpongeBob=] and Rugrats examples above.
10th Jan '16 6:24:29 PM DoctorCooper
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** ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' intentionally {{invoked}} this trope in that, while being marketed to kids as a typical superhero show, it was actually a parody of its genre intended for adult viewers, chock-full of scares and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
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** ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' intentionally {{invoked}} invoked this trope in that, while being marketed to kids as a typical superhero show, it was actually a parody of its genre intended for adult viewers, chock-full of scares and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.

** ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a bit of a subversion. The idea was pitched to other networks before Nickelodeon picked it up. It was never exclusively meant for children in the beginning.
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** ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a bit of a subversion. The idea was pitched to other networks before Nickelodeon picked it up. It was never exclusively meant for children in the beginning.
26th Dec '15 9:41:01 PM nombretomado
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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': A fun show based on TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, but it's packed with so many {{Mythology Gag}}s that you'd have to be a hardcore comic book fan to get them all.
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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': A fun show based on TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, but it's packed with so many {{Mythology Gag}}s that you'd have to be a hardcore comic book fan to get them all.
26th Dec '15 6:18:34 PM TheJayman49
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17th Dec '15 2:10:53 PM BulletproofLlama
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** ''WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse'' gained a rather large female fanbase during its run, and was especially popular with YaoiFangirls.
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** ''WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse'' gained a rather large female fanbase during its run, and was especially popular with YaoiFangirls.
17th Dec '15 2:08:28 PM BulletproofLlama
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** ''WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse'' gained a rather large female fanbase during its run, and was especially popular with YaoiFangirls.
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