History ScrewedByTheNetwork / WesternAnimation

13th Jan '18 3:29:55 PM Mario1995
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* In an example of an affiliate screwing over another network's children's block, UPN owned-and-operated station WUPA was not kind to FOX children's block [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4KidsTV]] during that block's run on the station[[note]]Atlanta's FOX station WAGA-TV declined to carry the block along with its predecessor block Creator/FoxKids when it picked up the FOX affiliation in 1994, meaning FOX had to sell the block to ''three'' different stations (former FOX affiliate WATL, independent station WHOT-TV (now Univision O&O WUVG) and WUPA) to ensure the market had access to the block[[/note]]. The station aired the block on Sunday mornings instead of Saturdays with barely any promotion, and often, WUPA would air '''infomercials''' in between [=4KidsTV=] programs. When UPN decided to merge with The WB to form The CW, WUPA elected to carry the Creator/KidsWB block upon the network's launch, dropping [=4KidsTV=] entirely. Since WAGA-TV nor any other station in the Atlanta market picked up the block (including former WB affiliate WATL, who had carried the preceding Fox Kids block during its years as a FOX affiliate, and later continued carrying the block after joining The WB until 1999), [=4KidsTV=] was unavailable in the Atlanta market for the final two years of its run.

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* In an example of an affiliate screwing over another network's children's block, UPN owned-and-operated station WUPA was not kind to FOX children's block [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4KidsTV]] during that block's run on the station[[note]]Atlanta's FOX station WAGA-TV declined to carry the block along with its predecessor block Creator/FoxKids when it picked up the FOX affiliation in 1994, meaning FOX had to sell the block to ''three'' different stations (former FOX affiliate FOX-affiliate-and-later-WB-affiliate WATL, independent station WHOT-TV (now Univision O&O WUVG) and WUPA) to ensure the market had access to the block[[/note]]. The station aired the block on Sunday mornings instead of Saturdays with barely any promotion, and often, WUPA would air '''infomercials''' in between [=4KidsTV=] programs. When UPN decided to merge with The WB to form The CW, WUPA elected to carry the Creator/KidsWB block upon the that network's launch, dropping [=4KidsTV=] entirely. Since WAGA-TV nor any other station in the Atlanta market picked up the block (including former WB affiliate WATL, who had carried the preceding Fox Kids block during its years as a FOX affiliate, and later continued carrying the block after joining The WB until 1999), affiliated with FOX-owned Creator/MyNetworkTV), [=4KidsTV=] was unavailable in the Atlanta market for the final two years of its run.
13th Jan '18 3:27:55 PM Mario1995
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* In an example of an affiliate screwing over another network's children's block, UPN owned-and-operated station WUPA was not kind to FOX children's block [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4KidsTV]] during that block's run on the station[[note]]Atlanta's FOX station WAGA-TV declined to carry the block along with its predecessor block Creator/FoxKids when it picked up the FOX affiliation in 1994, meaning FOX had to sell the block to ''three'' different stations (former FOX affiliate WATL, independent station WHOT-TV (now Univision O&O WUVG) and WUPA) to ensure the market had access to the block[[/note]]. The station aired the block on Sunday mornings instead of Saturdays with barely any promotion, and often, WUPA would air '''infomercials''' in between [=4KidsTV=] programs. When UPN decided to merge with The WB to form The CW, WUPA elected to carry the Creator/KidsWB block upon the network's launch, dropping [=4KidsTV=] entirely. Since WAGA-TV nor any other station in the Atlanta market picked up the block (including former WB affiliate WATL, who had carried the preceding Fox Kids block during its years as a FOX affiliate, and later continued carrying the block after joining The WB until 1999), [=4KidsTV=] was unavailable in the Atlanta market for the final two years of its run.
** At least two other markets where Fox Kids wasn't on their FOX station didn't carry the [=4KidsTV=] block ''at all''. In Birmingham, Alabama, the Fox Kids block was dropped from former WB affiliate WTTO (who was the station's original Fox affiliate, now a CW affiliate) in 2000, and Greensboro, North Carolina ended up losing the Fox Kids block in 2002 when WTWB-TV (who carried the block in lieu of WGHP; now CW affiliate WCWG) dropped the block after the weekday block was canceled. As a result, [=4KidsTV=] wasn't picked up in either market as no station in the markets was interested in it.
3rd Jan '18 3:45:11 AM jormis29
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* A supposed, '''very''' brief-lived attempt to air ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' on RAI (the public Italian TV service) happened in Italy around the mid-1990s (1996-1997). Nobody knows when the series aired, the voice actors of the characters or ''anything'' about the series' Italian version. The only thing known is that some episodes were aired by RAI 2 on a very early timeslot (ie. 7AM) and then the show, maybe because of low audience, maybe because of MoralGuardians, was swiftly canceled before it could have had even a teeny-bit of popularity. Nothing more. There is no trace of an Italian dub (though it pretty surely ''was'' dubbed, as 99-100% of the foreign TV series/cartoons/films get an Italian dub) on the Internet, and the few infos you can trace about the airing of the series in Italy are very vague. The '''Adult Party Cartoon''' aired some years later in the Italian version of FOX, but even there it didn't take off and got rapidly cancelled. The original series then started to air on Nickelodeon Italy in June 2016, but with subtitles, which implies that a) the series was aired with subtitles on RAI (unlikely) b) the Italian dub of the series was wiped off and lost forever.

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* A supposed, '''very''' brief-lived attempt to air ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' on RAI (the public Italian TV service) happened in Italy around the mid-1990s (1996-1997). Nobody knows when the series aired, the voice actors of the characters or ''anything'' about the series' Italian version. The only thing known is that some episodes were aired by RAI 2 on a very early timeslot (ie. 7AM) and then the show, maybe because of low audience, maybe because of MoralGuardians, was swiftly canceled before it could have had even a teeny-bit of popularity. Nothing more. There is no trace of an Italian dub (though it pretty surely ''was'' dubbed, as 99-100% of the foreign TV series/cartoons/films get an Italian dub) on the Internet, and the few infos you can trace about the airing of the series in Italy are very vague. The '''Adult '''[[WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpyAdultPartyCartoon Adult Party Cartoon''' Cartoon]]''' aired some years later in the Italian version of FOX, but even there it didn't take off and got rapidly cancelled. The original series then started to air on Nickelodeon Italy in June 2016, but with subtitles, which implies that a) the series was aired with subtitles on RAI (unlikely) b) the Italian dub of the series was wiped off and lost forever.
21st Dec '17 1:38:38 PM Vir
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* After the ''Universal Kids'' rebranding, the new WesternAnimation/LittlePeople series apparently became the first casualty of the exercise, with the show vanishing off the network's schedules, mentions of the show disappearing from the website, and Creator/FisherPrice began dumping the episodes in a timed manner onto Youtube. However, it appears that trouble had been brewing for the show since February 2017, with the show being constantly pre-empted up until it's removal immediately after the Universal Kids rebranding.

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* After the ''Universal Kids'' rebranding, the new WesternAnimation/LittlePeople series apparently became the first casualty of the exercise, with the show vanishing off the network's schedules, mentions of the show disappearing from the website, and Creator/FisherPrice began dumping the episodes in a timed manner onto Youtube. However, it appears that trouble had been brewing for the show since February 2017, with the show being constantly pre-empted up until it's its removal immediately after the Universal Kids rebranding.



** ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': When they moved to [=NTV7=] from [=MetroVision=] (now [=8TV=]) after a four year hiatus, episodes were randomly censored (you may ask: it's a harmless kids cartoon! What could they possibly censor? Well, the infamous ''Zoo Story'' episode has all scenes containing pigs cut off[[note]] as Malaysia has a large Muslim population and pigs (whether used as food or not) are seen as highly taboo in the Islam religion, although there is no written law stating that pigs must be cut, some TV stations do that anyway[[/note]] - despite the same episode airing on Nickelodeon Asia, which is available in Malaysia, uncut). The show stopped airing on Terrestrial TV in Malaysia four years before Nickelodeon would end the show once and for all.

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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': When they moved to [=NTV7=] from [=MetroVision=] (now [=8TV=]) after a four year four-year hiatus, episodes were randomly censored (you may ask: it's a harmless kids cartoon! What could they possibly censor? Well, the infamous ''Zoo Story'' episode has all scenes containing pigs cut off[[note]] as Malaysia has a large Muslim population and pigs (whether used as food or not) are seen as highly taboo in the Islam religion, although there is no written law stating that pigs must be cut, some TV stations do that anyway[[/note]] - despite the same episode airing on Nickelodeon Asia, which is available in Malaysia, uncut). The show stopped airing on Terrestrial TV in Malaysia four years before Nickelodeon would end the show once and for all.



** ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' was supposed to be aired by [=NTV7=] in the early 2000's, but was replaced at the last minute by ''Anime/ChibiMarukoChan'', because one of the main characters was a ''flying pig''. Actually, in this case it's more towards BannedInChina since the show has not been made available through other outlets thus far.

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** ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' was supposed to be aired by [=NTV7=] in the early 2000's, but was replaced at the last minute by ''Anime/ChibiMarukoChan'', because one of the main characters was a ''flying pig''. Actually, in this case case, it's more towards BannedInChina since the show has not been made available through other outlets thus far.
21st Dec '17 1:37:08 PM Vir
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* Netflix has apparently decided to screw over WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins, with no new episode in production since 2016. Apparently Netflix has decided to not commission a third season, and has remained silent despite repeated pleadings by fans for more episode. Even worse is that Netflix has removed [=W2CaL=] in it's home market of the US already...

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* Netflix has apparently decided to screw over WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins, ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins'', with no new episode in production since 2016. Apparently Netflix has decided to not commission a third season, and has remained silent despite repeated pleadings by fans for more episode. Even worse is that Netflix has removed [=W2CaL=] in it's its home market of the US already...
9th Dec '17 7:41:37 AM Mario1995
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* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' got the ax after two seasons on CBS, not because of ratings issues or anything, but because Disney bought Creator/{{ABC}} by the time the second season started airing. Not helping matters was that the two seasons were split into "mini-seasons" of sorts, with five episodes a day being deferred to Disney's syndicated weekday block ''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon'', and only one for CBS on Saturdays each week.[[note]]This wasn't the first time something like this happened, though. Similar arrangements occurred with ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', both of which also aired on ABC Saturdays[[/note]] A third season, produced two years after the show left CBS and considerably longer, was only made due to the show's popularity overseas, being dumped to Toon Disney in the US for most of 1999 with virtually no promotion.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' got the ax after two seasons on CBS, not because of ratings issues or anything, but because Disney bought Creator/{{ABC}} by the time the second season started airing. Not helping matters was that the two seasons were split into "mini-seasons" of sorts, with five episodes a day being deferred to Disney's syndicated weekday block ''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon'', and only one for CBS on Saturdays each week.[[note]]This wasn't the first time something like this happened, though. Similar arrangements occurred with ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', both ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'', all three of which also aired on ABC Saturdays[[/note]] A third season, produced two years after the show left CBS and considerably longer, was only made due to the show's popularity overseas, being dumped to Toon Disney in the US for most of 1999 with virtually no promotion.
6th Dec '17 1:49:25 AM RAMChYLD
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* Netflix has apparently decided to screw over WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins, with no new episode in production since 2016. Apparently Netflix has decided to not commission a third season, and has remained silent despite repeated pleadings by fans for more episode. Even worse is that Netflix has removed W2CaL in it's home market of the US already...

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* Netflix has apparently decided to screw over WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins, with no new episode in production since 2016. Apparently Netflix has decided to not commission a third season, and has remained silent despite repeated pleadings by fans for more episode. Even worse is that Netflix has removed W2CaL [=W2CaL=] in it's home market of the US already...
6th Dec '17 1:49:00 AM RAMChYLD
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* Netflix has apparently decided to screw over WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins, with no new episode in production since 2016. Apparently Netflix has decided to not commission a third season, and has remained silent despite repeated pleadings by fans for more episode. Even worse is that Netflix has removed W2CaL in it's home market of the US already...
4th Dec '17 1:21:37 PM Mario1995
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* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' got the ax after two seasons on CBS, not because of ratings issues or anything, but because Disney bought Creator/{{ABC}} by the time the second season started airing. Not helping matters was that the two seasons were split into "mini-seasons" of sorts, with five episodes a day being deferred to Disney's syndicated weekday block ''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon'', and only one for CBS on Saturdays each week.[[note]]This wasn't the first time something like this happened, though. Similar arrangements occurred with ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', both of which also aired on ABC Saturdays[[/note]] A third season, produced two years after the show left CBS and considerably longer, was only made due to the show's popularity overseas, being dumped to Toon Disney in the US for most of 1999.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' got the ax after two seasons on CBS, not because of ratings issues or anything, but because Disney bought Creator/{{ABC}} by the time the second season started airing. Not helping matters was that the two seasons were split into "mini-seasons" of sorts, with five episodes a day being deferred to Disney's syndicated weekday block ''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon'', and only one for CBS on Saturdays each week.[[note]]This wasn't the first time something like this happened, though. Similar arrangements occurred with ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', both of which also aired on ABC Saturdays[[/note]] A third season, produced two years after the show left CBS and considerably longer, was only made due to the show's popularity overseas, being dumped to Toon Disney in the US for most of 1999.1999 with virtually no promotion.
29th Nov '17 9:10:16 AM Mario1995
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* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' got the ax after two seasons on CBS, not because of ratings issues or anything, but because Disney bought Creator/{{ABC}} by the time the second season started airing. Not helping matters was that the two seasons were split into "mini-seasons" of sorts, with five episodes being deferred to Disney's syndicated weekday block ''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon'', and only one for CBS.[[note]]This wasn't the first time something like this happened, though. Similar arrangements occurred with ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', both of which aired on ABC[[/note]] A third season, produced two years after the show left CBS and considerably longer, was only made due to the show's popularity overseas, being dumped to Toon Disney in the US for most of 1999.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' got the ax after two seasons on CBS, not because of ratings issues or anything, but because Disney bought Creator/{{ABC}} by the time the second season started airing. Not helping matters was that the two seasons were split into "mini-seasons" of sorts, with five episodes a day being deferred to Disney's syndicated weekday block ''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon'', and only one for CBS.CBS on Saturdays each week.[[note]]This wasn't the first time something like this happened, though. Similar arrangements occurred with ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', both of which also aired on ABC[[/note]] ABC Saturdays[[/note]] A third season, produced two years after the show left CBS and considerably longer, was only made due to the show's popularity overseas, being dumped to Toon Disney in the US for most of 1999.
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