-> ''"Music/{{Apocalyptica}}, we love you boys!"''
-->-- '''[[Music/{{Metallica}} James Hetfield]]''', on their performance of Metallica music with him as the guest vocal.

Some creators accept the presence of a fan work or a parody of their work. After all, there are creative fans who are willing to make anything based upon a work they love. Also, there are some other creators who not only accept such works existing, but also enjoy the fan material and sometimes even showcase it to other fans.

While not everything that the creator would enjoy would become AscendedFanon, some works, ranging from fan art to song parodies and fan films, would be good enough to catch the attention of creators, or those involved in the source material. Not only could the creators outright state their enjoyment for the fan material, but they can even link that work to share with other fans. Sometimes such works can become {{Ascended Meme}}s.

Compare with AscendedFanon, PromotedFanboy, OfficialFanSubmittedContent. Contrast FanworkBan, SincerestFormOfFlattery. Creators may even offer ParodyAssistance.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Those who worked at FourKidsEntertainment have enjoyed ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', even though many of the jokes revolve around mocking them.
* Several of the original English voices for ''DragonBallZ'' have expressed approval for ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged''. There are several Website/YouTube videos of the actors quoting lines from the series in-character. In fact, KyleHebert (the Narrator and Adult Gohan, among others) is a guest voice in a few of the episodes. It seems to be the mark of a successful AbridgedSeries whenever this happens, as ''YuYuHakushoAbridged'' has also had a voice actor cameo in TheMovie.
* This appears to be the stance of some mangaka and creators, such as CLAMP and Type-Moon. This could be due to their own ties with {{Doujinshi}}.
* Creator/HidekazHimaruya was found to be this to his fan base. To the point that he posted a drawing showing his thanks to them for all their work and even makes stuff every now and then ''explicitly'' for fans to work on.
* HiromuArakawa has incorporated fan references into ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' -- "503", a brand of jeans by a company named Edwin, was used by fans for Ed/Winry pairings; later in the story, Edward stays at a hotel in room 503. The fan nickname [[spoiler:Greedling for Greed's second incarnation using Ling's body]] was also used later on.
* Hayao Miyazaki personally approved of Joe Hisaishi's reorchestrated score for ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'', written exclusively for the Disney dub. Even Hisaishi thought it was better than the original. (Unfortunately, the only way to hear it is to purchase the 2003 DVD edition OR import the Japanese, Australian, or UK Blu Ray, because the current Disney DVD/BD release does not contain it. Why? Because many purists DETESTED the new score. Ironically, it's now hailed as one of the best assets of Disney's dub now that it's gone.)
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[[folder:Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield'', a webcomic that takes ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strips and airbrushes out all the characters except Jon, leaving a strip about a crazy man who talks to himself. Jim Davis enjoyed it enough to approve publishing a book of the best ones. The book also features a section of minused strips created by Davis himself.
* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic Online'', a fan-made continuation of the long-defunct Fleetway comic, received messages of support from most of the creative team behind the original publication, some of whom have since contributed artwork and consulted on storylines.
* Creator/AlanMoore has said that Creator/HarryPartridge's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDDHHrt6l4w&ob=av3e Saturday Morning]] ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' and the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything" are the only adaptations of his work which he approves of. Dave Gibbons loved it, too.
* Gary Larson wrote a ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' comic in which a female ape accused her mate of "doing more [[UnusualEuphemism 'research']] with that Jane Goodall tramp". As he related in his book "The Prehistory of the Far Side", Larson received a hostile letter from the Jane Goodall Society, threatening legal action over the strip. Shortly after that, he received a letter from the editors of National Geographic, who wanted to print the strip in an anniversary issue. When Larson explained his difficulties with the Jane Goodall Society, one magazine editor commented, "That doesn't sound like the Jane Goodall ''we'' know." After some research, they found out that Goodall enjoyed the strip and was not aware of the Society's actions against Gary Larson. Larson later met with Jane Goodall at her research facility in Mgombe. In his words, "Everything's cool."
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[[folder:Film]]
* Even though ''Film/{{Downfall}}'''s distributor, Contantin Films, had temporarily blocked the ''WebVideo/HitlerRants'' parodies from Website/YouTube at one point, director Oliver Hirschbiegel has stated that he enjoyed them.
* In an interview with ''Entertainment Weekly'', Creator/ChristopherNolan said he saw ''Disney/TheLionKing'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=1NRsPDhyHrc parody of]] ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' trailer and thought it was epic.
* Creator/TomHardy [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1678909/dark-knight-rises-bane-muffled-voice.jhtml also had good things to say]] about his parodies. "I have seen some brilliant stuff online about [my mumbling] 'Mmmm ... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teuR--JbSm8 Batman doesn't beat up retards!]]"
* Creator/AlanRickman was interviewed by {{MTV}} at the New York premiere of ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2]]'', saying, "''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals'' is very beautifully done, that little piece of work. Can you get rich from that? I hope they did."
** [[http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/06/24/potter-puppet-pals-creator-addresses-daniel-radcliffe-spoofing-his-video/ According to]] Creator/DanielRadcliffe, he and his fellow cast-members used to watch ''PPP'' and found it very funny. They were even planning on doing a live-action version, but [[WhatCouldHaveBeen it fell through]].
** The Golden Trio also adored ''AVeryPotterMusical''.
* [[Creator/PixarRegulars Lee Unkrich]], the director of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', is a huge fan of ''Film/TheShining''. Hearing this, artist fan Kyle Lambert [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/03/11/toy-story-shining/ made some digital paintings]] combining the two films into one horrifically funny mashup. Unkrich was elated.
* Dan Aykroyd has said that he approves of all expansions of Slimer's role in the ''{{Film/Ghostbusters}}'' franchise because [[TearJerker he considers the ugly little critter to be John Belushi's spirit.]]
* ''Film/ZeroDarkThirty'': [[http://www.esquire.com/features/man-who-shot-osama-bin-laden-0313-7 In an interview with Esquire Magazine]], the anonymous shooter of Bin Laden had complaints about several technical details of the raid but praised the film for its depiction of Maya, saying it showed her as the tough lady that she really is.
* Rob Schneider stated that he loved the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' parody trailers from the episode "The Biggest Douche In The Universe", even saying that they were too ''easy'' on him.
* During a panel at Wonder Con, Creator/GuillermoDelToro gave a shoutout to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRAqvsD1uxw sweded trailer]] of ''Film/PacificRim''.
* Since the whole concept behind Walter in ''Film/TheMuppets'' is that he's an AscendedFanboy, it's only natural that in an interview he gave a ShoutOut to [[http://www.toughpigs.com/walter-the-muppet-reads-tough-pigs/ Muppet fansites]].
* As part of his sendoff after wrapping his part on ''[[Film/TheHobbit The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug]]'', OrlandoBloom "sang" along to the "Hobbits to Isengard" video. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NGguk8VXYc&feature=share Watch him attempt to keep in sync here.]]
* On the commentary for ''[[TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy Returns]]'', director Steven Sommers and editor Bob Ducsay give props to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HvHZIb5MKY MTV Movie Awards parody of the film]], featuring Kristen Dunst as Evey, Jimmy Fallon as Rick and [[ParodyAssistance Oded Fehr as Ardeth Bey]].
* So many former ''Franchise/StarTrek'' actors have approved of ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_Quest#Reaction_quotes_from_Star_Trek_actors there's an entire section]] on TheOtherWiki's page about it. The best are from Creator/GeorgeTakei (who called it disturbingly accurate) and Creator/WilWheaton (who wanted to be cast as a guy who hated the child actor).
* MattDamon thought the parody of him in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' (as a drooling mentally disabled person only capable of moaning his own name) was hilarious and claims he would have even voiced him himself if Parker and Stone had asked.
* After the early screening for Toho, they actually love ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''. At the premiere, they showed their appreciation by crying with joy and smiling with happiness, as well as marketing it as a legit Godzilla movie and asking Bandai to get Monster Arts to make toys for it.
** A PS3 game has been recently confirmed with the 2014 Godzilla facing off the Heisei Godzilla, and a ton of merchandise to go along with it that toys aren't immune. There even a statue that plays the film's soundtrack with glowing spines and "atomic breath" effect. ApprovalOfGod indeed.
* Hiroshi Sakurazaka [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/06/17/the-novel-author-is-happy-with-all-you-need-is-kill-live-action-film was quite satisfied]] with [[Film/EdgeOfTomorrow the Hollywood adaptation]] of his novel ''LightNovel/AllYouNeedIsKill.''
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The authors of the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' books enjoy the animations that fans have made - most notably, they've linked to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XYgtSCHvp4 SSS Warriors]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S60zKT-M54o [=AlliKatNya=]'s "Gravity of Love" AMV]].
* ZigZagged with Creator/JKRowling and the Franchise/HarryPotter Lexicon, a fan-made website which indexed everything in the Potterverse. Rowling was more than happy with it as a website but once the owner published it as a real book she sued, because it was essentially the entire ''Harry Potter'' series as written by her only organized differently and with him as the purported author.
* Rowling has a section on her website to honor fansites who catalog her books, like Mugglenet or The Leaky Cauldron. She's also expressed that [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation she wishes she had thought up]] the shrunken head on the Knight Bus in the third ''Film/HarryPotter'' film. She takes a "go ahead, I won't look" view toward fanfiction, though.
* GeorgeRRMartin was impressed by Russian artist Amok's amateur portraits of characters from ''Series/ASongOfIceAndFire'' that he sent notes to make them more accurate and eventually [[PromotedFanboy commissioned him]] to make official ''A Song of Ice and Fire'' art.
* James Riley, author of ''HalfUponATime'', regularly posts fan art he receives for the series on its official blog.
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[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* Someone drew a comic [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lozhvvRoEa1qkqn8fo1_1280.jpg spoofing]] the average plot of an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. Chris Meloni, a former star of the show, [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lozhvvRoEa1qkqn8fo2_500.jpg ordered a signed copy.]]
* While ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'' was on the air, a fan created a blog called [[http://www.deejayl.com/ "Gay For Kahlan,"]] which recapped each episode with light-hearted jabs and playing up the LesYay between Kahlan and Cara. The show's stars, Craig Horner and Bridget Regan, both said they and the crew loved it, and would read it every morning on the way to set. After the show wrapped, the crew [[http://twitpic.com/1vpl8f sent her a prop]] from set as a thank you.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's parodies are sometimes met with this from other artists. This isn't surprising, since he insists on seeking approval from them first before he records them, so they know what to expect.
** The most notable aversion was Coolio, who felt that "Gangsta's Paradise" was too serious and intense a song to be parodied, and was upset when "Amish Paradise" was released. Yankovic felt bad about it and had been incorrectly told that he had Coolio's approval.
*** Eventually, though, Coolio got over it and [[http://yankovic.org/blog/2006/01/08/weird-and-coolio/ gave Al a hug]]. As Al put it, "I doubt I'll be invited to Coolio's birthday party, but at least I don't have to wear a bulletproof vest to the mall anymore."
** Music/MichaelJackson was a big fan and he enjoyed the parodies of his work. [[ParodyAssistance He also lent Al the set from the music video of "Bad"]] to shoot the music video for "Fat".
** Kurt Cobain of Music/{{Nirvana}} was incredibly flattered when Weird Al asked for permission to parody "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Cobain only requested that the lyrics to the song not be about food. Al reports being incredibly nervous when forced to admit that they were all about how indistinct and mumbly Cobain's vocals were, but Cobain loved the idea. The entire band reportedly laughed hysterically when they saw the video, and Cobain called Yankovic a "musical genius" in his journals.
** Chamillionaire of "Ridin'" fame loved the parody "White and Nerdy" and even featured it on his [=MySpace=] page shortly after release. He was even impressed by Al's rapping abilities.
** Mark Mothersbaugh of Music/{{Devo}} congratulated him for "Dare To Be Stupid" and called it 'the perfect Devo song'.
** When Yankovic approached {{LadyGaga}}'s management to spoof "Born this Way," he got turned down. Gaga herself heard about it, tore her management team a new one, and gave Yankovic a green light to spoof what he pleased.
* Cledus T. Judd has also gotten approval from original artists on some of his parody songs. See ParodyAssistance for more info.
* Despite her reputation as a serious, intense ballad singer, CelineDion has a really good sense of humor, and is really good at taking a joke. When ''SNL'' was doing their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jANxIS0g4I parody of her]] in the wake of ''Titanic,'' she thought it was so hilarious, she invited Ana Gasteyer to her show in New York, where she did her Celine Dion impression to the crowd. On another occassion, when promoting her French album ''Sans Attendre'' on TV, she invited another imitator, [=Véronic DiCaire=] on stage.
* Corey Taylor of Music/{{Slipknot}} was asked what he made of "Psychosocial Baby", a mashup of the Slipknot song "Psychosocial" and "Baby" by Music/JustinBieber. Contrary to the opinions of many Slipknot fans, he loved it and found it hilarious.
* None of Music/TheBeatles objected to ''Music/TheRutles'', and Music/GeorgeHarrison liked the idea enough to produce and appear in the ''All You Need Is Cash'' {{mockumentary}}. John Lennon loved ''The Rutles'' so much that when their first film came out, he watched it almost nonstop on loan from the studio, and when time was up he very reluctantly gave the film back. Apparently Paul [=McCartney=] was a little bit wary at first, but his wife Linda assured him that it was all right.
* Music/TheyMightBeGiants post many fan videos of their music on their Facebook page and website, among various other things. A popular flash for "Certain People I Could Name" garnered much attention from them.
* ''Music/{{Apocalyptica}}'' started out their career covering songs by Music/{{Metallica}} on 4 cellos. Metallica liked their arrangements so much that they played with Apocalyptica [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x18q6qElb98 playing music written by the former in arrangements done by Apocalyptica]].
** Further case: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatallica Beatallica]], a band whose oeuvre consists entirely of Beatles/Metallica mashups (example songs: "The Thing That Should Not Let It Be" and "And Justice For All My Loving") was aided in a minor legal dispute with Sony (who currently holds the rights to most of Beatles songs) by Lars Ulrich.
* Bob Rivers parodied Joan Osborne's "One Of Us" into "What If God Smoked Cannabis". Osborne liked it so much, she [[RecursiveAdaptation covered the parody herself]].
* Music/MichaelBuble [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5DvQgIKe2M loved]] Music/BadLipReading's parody of "Haven't Met You Yet": "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjaZNYSt7o0 Russian Unicorn]]".
** And {{Music/Gotye}} [[https://twitter.com/gotye/status/198394844203327492 tweeted the parody]] of his "Somebody That I Used To Know".
* [[Music/LedZeppelin Robert Plant]] has said that comedy tribute band DreadZeppelin is his favorite of all the LZ tribute acts out there.
* In an interview Music/RebeccaBlack was asked which parody of "Friday" was her favourite, which was the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzfQwXEqYaI Brock's Dub]] version.
* When asked in a radio interview about his opinion of Time Lord rock band [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg6b-yuabjI Chameleon Circuit]], Creator/DavidTennant said that "They're quite good, aren't they? It's like proper, decent music."
* Music/TaylorSwift tweeted her love for Music/WalkOffTheEarth's cover version of her song "Trouble".
* Music/BarryManilow reportedly enjoyed Music/RayStevens' parody of him on "I Need Your Help, Barry Manilow".
* Music/OneDirection showed approval for fanfiction spoof cartoon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o3fcUH-yPQ The Adventurous Adventures of One Direction]]
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[[folder:New Media]]
* Because of the [[CreatorWorship closeness]] between the contributors and the site's fans, and the fact some of the contributors are [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fans]] of the site [[NotSoDifferent themselves]], it is not perhaps suprising that the contributors of Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses are fond and receptive to fan works.
* Creator/DougWalker is rather receptive about fan works based upon his characters, [[RuleThirtyFourCreatorReactions Rule 34]] or otherwise. For instance, he sung a fan-made song to the tune of "[[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch]]", relating to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of the live adaptation of ''[[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas The Grinch]]'', in his section of the 2011 [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Channel Awesome]] Holiday Video. He also linked to a Website/{{Newgrounds}} cartoon featuring TGWTG characters on his Facebook page. And he's also read the Xoanon's [[{{Novelization}} novelizations]] of {{Kickassia}}, SuburbanKnights and ToBoldlyFlee on Fanfiction.com, and enjoys them for having differing elements to the films themselves.
** ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', Terl of ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' spelled his name as Turrell. This led to fan speculation that Turrell was so busy learning to conquer galaxies that he doesn't actually know how to spell his name. While Turrell was named that for legal reasons, a commentary by some of the reviewers indicated they heard of this theory and found it hilarious.
** WebVideo/ObscurusLupa follows [[https://twitter.com/ash_ehhhhhhhhh a Twitter account]] someone made of her SuddenlyVoiced cat [[LargeHam Ash]] and [[https://twitter.com/Obscurus_Lupa/status/297644979042537472 is receptive]] to non-Rule 34 fanart she sees.
** During their [[DVDCommentary cast commentary]] for ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', {{Phelous}} and Creator/BradJones brought up the [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown faux-Film Brain]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vlLfQ9oGao review of the film]], saying they found it "really funny".
* RoosterTeeth, themselves subject of [[{{Franchise/Halo}} a Fanon]] [[{{Creator/Bungie}} Showcase]], has also shown off fan videos of their works, such as [[http://roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=2795751 putting]] [[Machinima/RedVsBlue Caboose]] in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'''s Firefight, or [[http://roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=2671920 creating compilations of]] [[MemeticMutation Geoff's laugh]].
* Creator/MontyOum is quite generous when it comes to approval of fan works of {{WebAnimation/RWBY}}, and frequently shares cosplay photos, fanart, and [=AMVs=] that caught his eye on his Facebook page. He's also very supportive of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FmWA9-t6Io a Japanese fandub of the series]].
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd
** The intro to the review of VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 and Film/TheWizard had several fan covers of the theme song with Creator/JamesRolfe and Justin Kyle watching and laughing, with a title screen thanking the fans. The Cinemassacre site also hosts some fanart and fan-games as well.
** James Rolfe subscribes to [[WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd Derek Alexander's]] Website/YouTube account, a parody / homage / self-proclaimed ripoff of the AVGN that takes the AVGN's formula and inverts it - instead of drinking beer and playing awful retro games, the HVGN drinks wine and celebrates underrated {{Cult Classic}}s.
* Jason Steele of Creator/FilmCow was quite amused by the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4zfk_VTKWo German dubs of]] ''WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats''.
* Creator/LittleKuriboh sometimes shares ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' fanart etc. that he enjoys.
* The creator of the video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3usaGfn7r0w Doritos - Make Your Own]] is noted to have enjoyed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhDdCROtChM a parody of his video]] done in ''WebVideo/PoniesTheAnthology II.''
* Serris of Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers has given his explicit approval for others to create fan works set in this universe.
* [[UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton Hillary Clinton]] loved [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/texts-from-hillary Texts from Hillary]] on {{Website/Tumblr}}, and even contacted the blog's creators and gave them an autographed copy of a "Hillary Texts" post she made herself.
* Matt and Pat, the main characters in ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'', stated that they enjoy the fan-made {{crossover}} ''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmP_kiQtxzkwNoN5V20_5OopM9D7Ml7kc Two Best Sisters Play]]'', enough to feature the series's youtube channel on their personal channel page (probably also because its creator is the animator for their own episode openings).
* Faulerro is an abridger who does ''WebVideo/NullmetalAlchemist'', a parody of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' in the style of another abridger, purpleeyeswtf of ''WebVideo/NonePiece''. The latter enjoyed it enough to appear in one of the former's episodes.
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[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* Creator/EddieIzzard has said he's impressed with various Website/YouTube videos that take his routines and make them into stop-motion Franchise/{{Lego}} films.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Jun Senoue, who writes music for the SonicTheHedgehog games, praised the soundtrack of VideoGame/SonicBeforeTheSequel's [[UpdatedRerelease SAGE 2012 re-release.]]
* Creator/ValveSoftware
** One of Valve's founding principles was to do that opposite of id Software, whose release of source code was a combination of throwing the fans a bone and Carmack showing off his programming genius. No matter how thriving or prolific the mod community became id dismissed them as geeky hobbyists, amateurs and peons, and made no attempts to support them when communities and distribution channels were at risk of disappearing. Valve from the beginning hosted modding forums, and file databases and file-sharing.
** The company posts fan-works of ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' on the games' Facebook page. These have included [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZIVmKOdrBk "This is Aperture"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C4OV2UofPFg a video of "Still Alive" done with lasers]].
** In an earlier example, Valve [[http://www.steampowered.com/Steam/Marketing/message/2236/ approved and publicized]] a ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' fan-film titled ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ixFf4ljuCg Escape from City 17]]''.
** Every once in a while, the official ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' blog [[http://teamfortress.com/?tab=news showcases]] fan-works for the game, such as {{Music/Brentalfloss}}'s Team Fortress 2 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbaGodU_Gkw theme song]].
** There is ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'', a FanRemake of ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' in the Source Engine, which Valve added to Steam through Greenlight. Valve allowed it on condition they remove "Source" from the name (so people wouldn't think it was an official Valve release), and on condition that they got first dibs on playing it.
** In general, Valve is extremely supportive of fan works, even going out of their way to release and support tools to help make them, particularly {{Game Mod}}s. Valve's reason for being so benevolent toward these efforts? In a plot worthy of ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'', they use them as a means of [[PromotedFanboy scouting for talent]].
* {{Creator/Bungie}} is pretty benevolent toward all fan works of its material, regularly showcasing notable ones like ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' or ''Webcomic/HaloAFistfulOfArrows'' on its news.
* Creator/HideoKojima said he was very impressed by ''FanFic/MetalGearSolidPhilanthropy'', and was moved by the filmmakers' passion and respect for the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series.
* Reverge Labs puts up fan art of ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' every Friday as part of FanArt Friday on their developer blog.
* Creator/TimSchafer [[http://twitter.com/#!/TimOfLegend/statuses/24399893377 tweeted]] about [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCkQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DNWa1eiHPhKw&ei=VEqPT5zjF6rdiAL8n5GiAw&usg=AFQjCNGg6z4DJ4JowQNgYNY3-1E9tPhSJg&sig2=acKsHXnuVf8Y1kEa7dqpOQ a fan-made mashup]] of VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} footage with audio of the Film/{{Inception}} trailer and considered it well-done.
* ''[[VideoGame/BitTrip BIT.TRIP COMPLETE]]'' (the CompilationRerelease for UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}) includes, as UnlockableContent, remixes of songs from the first three games by a fan named Mike Dannebaum, and songs inspired by the games by [[http://www.precisehero.com/ PreciseHero]].
* There was [[http://www.dukenukemreloaded.com/ a project]] to remake ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' using the Unreal engine. Gearbox, the current holder of the VideoGame/DukeNukem IP, approved of the effort. That is, until [[ScrewedByTheLawyers Interceptor read the details of the]] [[FanworkBan personal license they were granted...]]
* Creator/{{Capcom}} has not only acknowledged the existence of Maximillian's ''WebVideo/AssistMe'' series by linking the videos on their website, they even sponsored the ''Ultimate Assist Me'' series so Max and the crew wouldn't have to pay for the production costs out of their pockets like they normally do. Taken even further in the finale of ''Retro Assist Me'': where [[spoiler: Yoshinori Ono makes a cameo at the end.]] The only thing preventing it from being AscendedFanon at this point is that it's still a fanmade work and not official.
* Creator/{{Bethesda}}'s official blog had linked to WebVideo/FalloutNukaBreak, considering a "great work". They also [[https://twitter.com/ElderScrolls/status/142683335909572608 tweeted]] ''Webcomic/{{Prequel}}'' -- [[https://twitter.com/ElderScrolls/status/149170403187757056 twice]].
* ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' creator Yoshihisa Kishimoto [[http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/9/4/3276130/the-man-who-created-double-dragon praised]] ''VideoGame/AbobosBigAdventure'' and doesn't mind unofficial derivative works as long as they're good and have something to do with the franchise.
* Ted Price, president of Insomniac Games[[note]](original ''Spyro The Dragon'' trilogy, ''RatchetAndClank'', ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}'')[[/note]], while bashing later entries in the ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' franchise (mostly the ObviousBeta ''SpyroEnterTheDragonfly''), [[http://www.insomniacgames.com/community/showthread.php?36367-Why-Insomniac-Games-will-never-make-another-Spyro-game has also stated that]] "Digital Eclipse did a great job on the GBA titles"[[note]](referring to ''SpyroSeasonOfIce'', ''Spyro2SeasonOfFlame'' and ''SpyroAttackOfTheRhynocs'')[[/note]].
* SWERY, the game directior of ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition,'' loves any and all fan-works of the game, and regularly links to pieces of fanart and writings on the game on his Twitter account. In a Game Developer's Confrence presentation, he even explained that creating fan-friendly characters and worlds is a part of his game design philosophy, because it gives fans a way to enjoy the game even when they're not playing it.
* The original Dreamcast release of ''SoulCalibur'' contained an extensive, unlockable fanart gallery. Unfortunately, these galleries don't exist in later ports of the game due to the fact that over a decade has passed since the original release and thus it is difficult or impossible to track down the original artists so they can re-sign the usage rights for new consoles, as well as some of the art being blatantly sexual in nature (and thus affecting content guidelines from other companies.)
* ZUN is generally quite supportive of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fanwork, and usually only demands that the products are clearly marked as unofficial fan material. It's even believed to be part of the reason canon is so vague and UnreliableNarrator-driven; it leaves more space for fanon.
* Overkill Software, makers of ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'', saw a group of fans create a [[http://www.pd2skills.info/ skill calculator]] for the sequel to help other fans get a better understanding of what each skill does and how much of a bonus some skill tiers give since the in game description can be either vague or outright wrong. Overkill gave the calculator their seal of approval.
* Creator/HanakoGames has an official section of their forum for fanart and fan fiction, and Hanako has been known to hold fanwork contests with free games as prizes. (She doesn't allow RuleThirtyFour on her forum, but that's because it ''is'' an all-ages forum.)
* Creator/RockstarGames has been looking over the top-rated jobs people make in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoOnline'', and adding the best ones to the game proper, as 'Rockstar Verified'. They also regularly post news on their Social Club site about fanmade videos and crews that pique their interest.
* ''VideoGame/TheSilverLining'', a fan-created sequel of the popular KingsQuest series of adventure games, received a ringing endorsement from creator Roberta Williams, who was overjoyed to see her characters in 3-D.
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* ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' and ''Webcomic/{{QUILTBAG}}'' writer T Campbell often links, in his {{Twitter}} feed and {{Facebook}} page, to fics, fan art and {{Remix Comic}}s he particularly likes.
* As above, AndrewHussie sometimes links to fanworks made for ''MSPaintAdventures'' that he likes.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In general, the showrunners and writers of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' tend to enjoy a lot of the fanworks created by the PeripheryDemographic:
** Blog/EquestriaDaily was formed in January 2011 as a fansite, and is regularly updated with fan material. Not only does TheHub acknowledge its existence, but it also sent official material, from an extended cut of "Equestria Girls" to exclusive interviews with the show's creative staff.
** Similarly, Creator/LaurenFaust has stated that she's quite excited for ''VideoGame/MyLittlePonyFightingIsMagic'' and would like to play it when it's finished. She apparently found the idea cool enough that when the game [[ScrewedByTheLawyers received a C&D order]], she [[https://twitter.com/Fyre_flye/status/300098640150687744 offered to design original characters for a new project.]] She's since officially teamed up with the programmers.
** Music/WeirdAlYankovic posted a link to a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhOlAU4t9Hs mash-up of MLP and one of his polkas]] on his Twitter page, then later did the same thing with another mash-up by the same editor. Al even hinted he might be/would like to be on the show at some point. As of season 4, he's been confirmed as a special guest voice in the episode "Pinkie Pride".
** It's worth noting that William Anderson, ''FIM'''s background music composer, used to play for Weird Al and remains friends with him and his band. It's also worth mentioning that, before FIM, he was the composer to ''Series/TheWeirdAlShow''.
** Music/DreamTheater keyboardist Jordan Rudess once linked to a PMV featuring the band's song "Octavarium", saying he thought it was cool.
** The not-for-profit, fanmade episode ''WebAnimation/DoubleRainboom'' got approval from Hasbro for its creation. It ''also'' got approval from [[spoiler:Creator/CartoonNetwork for the use of WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls]].
** Ashleigh Ball, voice of Applejack and Rainbow Dash, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj5_DccQ47w#t=1405 expressed fondness]] for the ''WebAnimation/PonyDotMov'' series, while simultaneously being disturbed by it.
* Several of the writers from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' lurk on the fan list, and Chris Rowley admits to have read some of the fanfic.
* Samantha Newark, who voiced the titular character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' is a fan of the ''extremely'' vulgar parody series ''WebAnimation/{{Jiz}}'', and thinks that it's hilarious to make something as sweet as Jem so profane.
* Christy Karacas, Stephen Warbrick, and a few other crew members associated with ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' have been known to appreciate the fanart and cosplay in existence for the series, while Karacas finds the adult fanart hilarious. It culminated in Karacas doodling a quick "Thank you!" illustration for a Japanese/Korean joint-produced doujinshi.
* Creator/GregWeisman has an account on the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' Wiki, while it's sort of a meme in Tumblr fandom for the tie-in comic's artist, Chris Jones, to like or reblog someone's fanart or image edit, followed by the fan screencapping the notif and posting "He saw me!
** Greg also reused the explanation for Jeffrey Robbins knowing Hudson was a [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} gargoyle]] introduced in the canon-canon ''Goliath Chronicles'' in his official comic book follow-up.
* Music/GreyDeLisle, the voice of Azula, shared Creator/DougWalker's vlog reviews of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' with a smiley face. Doug was [[CheshireCatGrin somewhat concerned]].
-->'''Doug''': So Grey Delisle is aware of my Avatar Vlogs and commented with a happy face on one of them. Um...should I be concerned about this? That is, the last time Azula said she looked forward to a show, there was a circle of fire and an assortment of killer animals. Eh, it'd be a cool way to go. " :) " back at ya.
** Creator/DanteBasco, the voice of Zuko, also watched the vlogs. Appropriately, this became known soon after Doug released a vlog with immense praise for his acting.
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