History ThePowerOfRock / WesternAnimation

23rd Jun '17 8:50:12 AM MarkLungo
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* In Creator/ChuckJones' lovely [[PragmaticAdaptation adaptation]] of George Seldon's ''A Cricket in Times Square'', Chester, the titular musical Orthopteran, saves a tiny newsstand after he learns he has a talent for playing classical music. In the finale, Chester plays his last "concert", a musical farewell to the city. All of the jaded New York City residents, ''every one of them'', stop to listen. The sequence is illustrated almost entirely with Jones' own sensitive sketches of the City, and it's one of the most downright moving moments in animation.

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* In Creator/ChuckJones' lovely [[PragmaticAdaptation adaptation]] of George Seldon's ''A Cricket in Times Square'', Chester, the titular musical Orthopteran, saves a tiny newsstand after he learns he has a talent for playing classical music.ClassicalMusic. In the finale, Chester plays his last "concert", a musical farewell to the city. All of the jaded New York City UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity residents, ''every one of them'', stop to listen. The sequence is illustrated almost entirely with Jones' own sensitive sketches of the City, and it's one of the most downright moving moments in animation.
23rd Jun '17 8:48:27 AM MarkLungo
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' is '''all''' about this trope. DeathMetal band Dethklok rock so hard they can raise ancient Finnish [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] and cause volcanoes to erupt. They also have billions of crazed fans worldwide and their music seems to be gradually destroying civilisation.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' is '''all''' about this trope. The protagonists are the members of Dethklok, a DeathMetal band whose music often has destructive powers. In one of the first episodes, Dethklok rock so hard they can raise manages to summon an ancient Finnish [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] demon, the Mustakrakish, which proceeds to lay waste to all of UsefulNotes/{{Finland}}. Later in the series, they play on top of a dormant volcano, which somehow erupts anyway, killing off the entire audience.
** Furthermore, Dethklok themselves are the most successful band in the world, being the 12th largest economy by the end of season 1, meaning they earn more money than UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}
and cause volcanoes to erupt. They also a lot of other countries! All because they make awesome music, and have billions of crazed fans worldwide and worldwide. Of course, their music seems to be gradually destroying civilisation.civilisation, but them's the breaks...



* There was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' where they demolished the Berlin Wall and ended the Cold War through the power of a rock ballad. It was AllJustADream, but a prophetic one. After the song, Alvin woke up to find the Wall still in place; he sadly muses, "So it was only a dream... But it doesn't have to be." Ironically this cartoon aired about eleven months before the real Berlin Wall came down.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'', Rusty sells his soul to Satan for the ability to be a better guitar player than his dad. Cue the ensuing power rock duel where Early unleashes the full power of his skill, playing so fast it reaches into the ''ultrasound range'', easily outdoing his son's demon-powered solo. [[spoiler:It turns out Early had struck a similar bargain with Satan, so it ends as hell on earth anyway.]]

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* There was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' where they demolished the Berlin Wall UsefulNotes/BerlinWall and ended the Cold War UsefulNotes/ColdWar through the power of a rock ballad. It was AllJustADream, but a prophetic one. After the song, Alvin woke up to find the Wall still in place; he sadly muses, "So it was only a dream... But it doesn't have to be." Ironically this cartoon aired about eleven months before the real Berlin Wall came down.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'', Rusty [[DealWithTheDevil sells his soul soul]] to Satan {{Satan}} for the ability to be a better guitar player than his dad. Cue the ensuing power rock duel where Early unleashes the full power of his skill, playing so fast it reaches into the ''ultrasound range'', easily outdoing his son's demon-powered solo. [[spoiler:It turns out Early had struck a similar bargain with Satan, so it ends as hell on earth HellOnEarth anyway.]]



* In Joe Horne's series of 1-minute animated shorts "Stevie and Zoya," which debuted on Creator/{{MTV}} in the late 1980s, there is a scene where the title characters blast rock and roll from a boombox to rescue a group of people who have been turned into [[{{DeaderThanDisco}} disco zombies]] and turn them back into themselves.
* One word: ''{{WesternAnimation/Grojband}}''. The ''entire'' show runs on this, exemplified by the titular band [[StartMyOwn forming their own country]] called 'The People's Rockpublic of Grojland'.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' is all about this. It starts with a school-wide musical showcase, and when the siren-esque villains hear about it, they manage to turn into an all-out Battle of the Bands to feed off the developing hostilities of the student body, and only the protagonists' five-girl rock band can have any hope of saving the day.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' likes to play with this. In one of the first episodes, Dethklok manages to summon an ancient Finnish demon, the Mustakrakish, which proceeds to lay waste to all of Finland. Later in the series, they play on top of a dormant volcano, which somehow erupts anyway, killing off the entire audience...
** Furthermore, Dethklok themselves are the most successful band in the world, being the 12th largest economy by the end of season 1, meaning they earn more money than Belgium and a lot of other countries! All because they make awesome music, and has a few billion fans.

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* In Joe Horne's series of 1-minute animated shorts "Stevie and Zoya," which debuted on Creator/{{MTV}} in the late 1980s, there is a scene where the title characters blast rock and roll from a boombox to rescue a group of people who have been turned into [[{{DeaderThanDisco}} [[DeaderThanDisco disco zombies]] and turn them back into themselves.
* One word: ''{{WesternAnimation/Grojband}}''. The ''entire'' show ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' runs on this, exemplified by the titular band [[StartMyOwn forming their own country]] called 'The People's Rockpublic of Grojland'.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' is all about this. It starts with a school-wide musical showcase, and when the siren-esque villains hear about it, they manage to turn into an all-out Battle of the Bands BattleOfTheBands to feed off the developing hostilities of the student body, and only the protagonists' five-girl rock band can have any hope of saving the day.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' likes to play with this. In one of the first episodes, Dethklok manages to summon an ancient Finnish demon, the Mustakrakish, which proceeds to lay waste to all of Finland. Later in the series, they play on top of a dormant volcano, which somehow erupts anyway, killing off the entire audience...
** Furthermore, Dethklok themselves are the most successful band in the world, being the 12th largest economy by the end of season 1, meaning they earn more money than Belgium and a lot of other countries! All because they make awesome music, and has a few billion fans.
day.
23rd Jun '17 8:37:46 AM MarkLungo
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "In Space No-One Can Hear You Rock", the Martians use the power of easy-listening jazz against Earth. Dodgers enlists the help of Dave Mustaine of Megadeth to destroy their saxaphone-ray. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwNIABdqBxY See for yourself.]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "In Space No-One Can Hear You Rock", the Martians use the power of easy-listening jazz against Earth. Dodgers enlists the help of Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Music/{{Megadeth}} to destroy their saxaphone-ray.saxophone-ray. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwNIABdqBxY See for yourself.]]
23rd Jun '17 8:35:20 AM MarkLungo
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* Bubbles, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', reversed the evil effects of [[EnemyMime Mr. Mime's]] color and happiness draining magic by kicking off a cheery concert in the Townsville park. She sings a song called "Love Makes the World Go 'Round".

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* Bubbles, in In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', reversed Bubbles reverses the evil effects of [[EnemyMime Mr. Mime's]] color and happiness draining magic by kicking off a cheery concert in the Townsville park. She sings a song called "Love Makes the World Go 'Round".



* ''WesternAnimation/TheReturnOfTheKing''. '''"Where there's a whip ([[WhipItGood crack]]) there's a way."'''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheReturnOfTheKing''. '''"Where "Where there's a whip ([[WhipItGood crack]]) there's a way."'''"



* And then there's ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' (which Creator/DonBluth fans normally [[FanonDiscontinuity do NOT like to talk about]]). The movie is a ''very'' loose re-imagining of the tale of Chanticleer, the singing rooster who believes he alone summons the sunlight with his voice. In this case, Chanticleer is an Elvis {{Expy}} who (very) gradually learns that his golden tones are the ''only'' thing that can stop an evil wizard owl who wants to plunge the world into eternal nighttime.

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* And then there's ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' (which Creator/DonBluth fans normally [[FanonDiscontinuity do NOT like to talk about]]). The movie is a ''very'' loose re-imagining of the tale of Chanticleer, the singing rooster who believes he alone summons the sunlight with his voice. In this case, Chanticleer is an Elvis Music/ElvisPresley {{Expy}} who (very) gradually learns that his golden tones are the ''only'' thing that can stop an evil wizard owl who wants to plunge the world into eternal nighttime.TheNightThatNeverEnds.



** They're also touring with Mastodon, and has recently hired [[VideoGame/BrutalLegend Eddie Riggs]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLTz56PJJT0 as a roadie.]] It's like they're creating a massive singularity of pure f[[SoundEffectBleep [*guitar squeal*]]]ing ''metal''.

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** They're also touring with Mastodon, Music/{{Mastodon}}, and has recently hired [[VideoGame/BrutalLegend Eddie Riggs]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLTz56PJJT0 as a roadie.]] It's like they're creating a massive singularity of pure f[[SoundEffectBleep [*guitar squeal*]]]ing ''metal''.



* Val Hallen, from the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' ShowWithinAShow "Justice Friends," is based around this concept. He's the Viking god of Rock, and the local parody of the Creator/MarvelComics version of Thor. Too bad he [[TheDitz can't actually make it work]].

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* Val Hallen, from the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' ShowWithinAShow "Justice Friends," ''Justice Friends'', is based around this concept. He's the Viking god of Rock, and the local parody of the Creator/MarvelComics version of Thor.ComicBook/{{Thor}} combined with Music/VanHalen. Too bad he [[TheDitz can't actually make it work]].



* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi''.''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'', a BandToon based on a real Japanese group.
23rd Jun '17 8:27:17 AM MarkLungo
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDevilAndDanielMouse'', an AnthropomorphicAnimalAdaptation[=/=]SettingUpdate of ''Literature/TheDevilAndDanielWebster'', the protagonists used rock to win a legal case against the Devil.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDevilAndDanielMouse'', an AnthropomorphicAnimalAdaptation[=/=]SettingUpdate of ''Literature/TheDevilAndDanielWebster'', the protagonists used use rock to win a legal case against the Devil.



* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Three words: ''KISS Saves Santa''.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Three words: ''KISS ''Music/{{KISS}} Saves Santa''.
23rd Jun '17 8:25:18 AM MarkLungo
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* ''WesternAnimation/KiddVideo'', a cavalcade of strangeness about a rock band pulled into a land of magic by an EvilOverlord who wants to control all music.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KiddVideo'', a cavalcade of strangeness about a rock band group pulled into a land of magic MagicalLand by an EvilOverlord who wants to control all music.



** ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' had Snow White summon animals with her usual Disney-like singing, then [[StaringDownCthulhu stare down]] the Huorns guarding the city gates as the metal intro to Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song" plays. She then does the musical screaming into, which launches the animals to attack the Huorns.

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** ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' had Snow White summon animals with her usual Disney-like singing, then [[StaringDownCthulhu stare down]] the Huorns guarding the city gates as the metal intro to Led Zeppelin's Music/LedZeppelin's "The Immigrant Song" plays. She then does the musical screaming into, which launches the animals to attack the Huorns.



* Bubbles, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', reversed the evil effects of [[EnemyMime Mr. Mime's]] color and happiness draining magic by kicking off a cheery concert in the Townsville park.
** The song is called "Love makes the world go 'round".
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDevilAndDanielMouse'', the protagonists used rock to win a legal case against the Devil.

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* Bubbles, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', reversed the evil effects of [[EnemyMime Mr. Mime's]] color and happiness draining magic by kicking off a cheery concert in the Townsville park.
** The
park. She sings a song is called "Love makes Makes the world go 'round".
World Go 'Round".
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDevilAndDanielMouse'', an AnthropomorphicAnimalAdaptation[=/=]SettingUpdate of ''Literature/TheDevilAndDanielWebster'', the protagonists used rock to win a legal case against the Devil.



* WesternAnimation/TheReturnOfTheKing. '''"Where there's a whip ([[WhipItGood crack]]) there's a way."'''
* ''The WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Colon Movie Film For Theatres'' has Neil Peart, the legendary drummer/songwriter of Rush, raise [[spoiler:Meatwad]] from the dead by performing the "Solo of Life". Tongue-in-cheek promotional material published before the movie's release suggested that the solo would be the climax of the film and would run ''45 minutes long''. [[spoiler: In fact, it's closer to 45 seconds.]]

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* WesternAnimation/TheReturnOfTheKing.''WesternAnimation/TheReturnOfTheKing''. '''"Where there's a whip ([[WhipItGood crack]]) there's a way."'''
* ''The WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Colon Movie Film For Theatres'' has Neil Peart, the legendary drummer/songwriter of Rush, Music/{{Rush}}, raise [[spoiler:Meatwad]] from the dead by performing the "Solo of Life". Tongue-in-cheek promotional material published before the movie's release suggested that the solo would be the climax of the film and would run ''45 minutes long''. [[spoiler: In fact, it's closer to 45 seconds.]]
16th Jun '17 5:36:58 AM jormis29
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* British TV series ''Freefonix'' is set in the future, where, apparently, The Power of Rock can be used to make the musician fly, control people's minds, and ''reverse time''.

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* British TV series ''Freefonix'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Freefonix}}'' is set in the future, where, apparently, The Power of Rock can be used to make the musician fly, control people's minds, and ''reverse time''.
13th May '17 3:55:15 PM nombretomado
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* In Joe Horne's series of 1-minute animated shorts "Stevie and Zoya," which debuted on {{MTV}} in the late 1980s, there is a scene where the title characters blast rock and roll from a boombox to rescue a group of people who have been turned into [[{{DeaderThanDisco}} disco zombies]] and turn them back into themselves.

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* In Joe Horne's series of 1-minute animated shorts "Stevie and Zoya," which debuted on {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} in the late 1980s, there is a scene where the title characters blast rock and roll from a boombox to rescue a group of people who have been turned into [[{{DeaderThanDisco}} disco zombies]] and turn them back into themselves.
8th Apr '17 6:14:16 PM nombretomado
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* And then there's ''RockADoodle'' (which Creator/DonBluth fans normally [[FanonDiscontinuity do NOT like to talk about]]). The movie is a ''very'' loose re-imagining of the tale of Chanticleer, the singing rooster who believes he alone summons the sunlight with his voice. In this case, Chanticleer is an Elvis {{Expy}} who (very) gradually learns that his golden tones are the ''only'' thing that can stop an evil wizard owl who wants to plunge the world into eternal nighttime.

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* And then there's ''RockADoodle'' ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' (which Creator/DonBluth fans normally [[FanonDiscontinuity do NOT like to talk about]]). The movie is a ''very'' loose re-imagining of the tale of Chanticleer, the singing rooster who believes he alone summons the sunlight with his voice. In this case, Chanticleer is an Elvis {{Expy}} who (very) gradually learns that his golden tones are the ''only'' thing that can stop an evil wizard owl who wants to plunge the world into eternal nighttime.
5th Mar '17 5:44:15 PM nombretomado
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* Val Hallen, from the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' ShowWithinAShow "Justice Friends," is based around this concept. He's the Viking god of Rock, and the local parody of the MarvelComics version of Thor. Too bad he [[TheDitz can't actually make it work]].

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* Val Hallen, from the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' ShowWithinAShow "Justice Friends," is based around this concept. He's the Viking god of Rock, and the local parody of the MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics version of Thor. Too bad he [[TheDitz can't actually make it work]].
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