3D Movie Maker was a piece of software released in 1995 by Creator/MicrosoftStudios. It enables users to create 3D movies with easy-to-use tools and pre-created actors, props, and settings. It features a host by the name of [[CartoonCreature McZee]], who explains how everything works. An add-on featuring characters, props, and settings from ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' was released, [[NoExportForYou but only in Japan]] (though it was later brought over to the states). In 1996, a SpinOff featuring elements from then-popular Creator/{{Nicktoons}} (WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife, WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow, and WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters). [[NickInTheAfternoon Stick Stickly]] hosted the program.

Since you can make pretty much anything with it, [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]], [[RomanceEnsues romance]], or [[RealityEnsues reality]] will ensue. But most people prefer [[RuleOfFunny hilarity]].

Although the series hasn't been continued for nearly 20 years, it still has a [[http://3dmm.com/ very active modding community]]. Most of the mods require the v3DMM expansion.
!!This series provides examples of:
* ActionFigureSpeech: The program was too primitive to move the lips of any of the characters, so more often than not they end up MilkingTheGiantCow just to talk. Only partially averted with characters from the ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' expansion (the characters' mouths could move, though they weren't synced to any lines and they still gesticulated wildly).
* CartoonCreature: [=McZee=]
* CloudCuckooland: Imaginopolis, the main setting of the game.
* CloudCuckoolander: [=McZee=] is a mild case of this.
** You can make any actor one if you so choose.
* CrossDressingVoices: You can do this yourself by using female voice clips on male actors or vice versa.
* {{Crossover}}: Thanks to the ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' pack, you can have anime characters going on adventures with random people.
** Someone also made an unofficial add-on that ads all the {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} stuff to the base game. Now [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Stimpy]] and Anime/{{Doraemon}} can finally square off in an all-out cat fight!
** There are various [[GameMod Game Mods]] that add characters and props from just about darn near everything, such as ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', and WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants.
* DolledUpInstallment: The {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} version is mostly the same as the original, only with [[CaptainObvious Nicktoons stuff]], different aesthetics, and less content.
* EmoteAnimation: Overacted ones, to be precise.
* EyeScream: [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Rocko]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren]] have this action in the Nick version.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: One of the actresses has their face reprinted on the backside of her head that is covered up by her hair.
* FanTranslation: Someone released a mod to translate the Japanese text from the Anime/{{Doraemon}} expansion pack (which the English game displays as a long string of question marks) to English.
* GameMod: Mods can be created by directors to add new textures/models/background using the v3DMM tool.
* ItsPronouncedTroPay: Stick Stickly isn't sure if the Chooseometer is pronounced Choose-O-Meter or Choose-ometer (like thermometer).
* LimitedWardrobe: Averted. Every human actor has four different costumes.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: There are tons of actors to choose from. Even more when mods are added.
* MadScientist: Willy.
* MouthFlaps: Averted. None of the actors (save for the ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' characters) have animations for moving their lips.
** Though you can at least change the expressions of the Nicktoon characters, including mouths, playing this straight.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: EVERYONE.
* NoExportForYou: The Anime/{{Doraemon}} expansion pack was never officially released outside of Japan. However, somebody got their hands on it and brought it to the states, making it an aversion.
* SpiritualSuccessor: VideoGame/GarrysMod, in a way.
** In 2004, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} released a similar program called "Toon Twister 3D".
* SpritePolygonMix: Bitmap backgrounds with a built in depth map are used so that you can place the 3D actors and objects anywhere in the scene and have them appear properly occluded by foreground objects.
* TalkingToHimself: Only three people are credited for voice talent.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: When you're limited only by your imagination (and the stuff they give you), even allowing you to record your own voice, which means you can make all kinds of vulgar, violent stuff, much like the stuff that is made with ''[[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girls Premiere]]''. There's also no word blacklist, you can write rude things with the 3D word tool. See ''WebVideo/GrandTheftAutoEscanaba'', ''WebVideo/GrandTheftAutoNickSeries'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGJKeESLBpQ Grandpa Found the Car Keys]]'' for examples.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Blue Skin]]: Willy.