Creator: Video Brinquedo
Video Brinquedo (translates as "Toy Video" or "Video Toy") is a 3D animation studio from Brazil that can probably best be described as the CGI movie equivalent of The Asylum: their claim to fame is creating movies that are suspiciously similar to big name box office busters. Said films are never of comparable quality. They are known in the United States as Toyland Video, and in the United Kingdom as Brightspark.They've used to have their own channel on YouTube to showcase their B-cartoons, but now, funnily enough, it's been eliminated by YouTube admins themselves due to "multiple copyright infringements". Not that it has stopped Video Brinquedo from creating another one.See also Spark Plug Entertainment for their American counterpart, and Dingo Pictures for their Limited Animation counterpart.They distribute Sonic X, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, and Little Lulu in Brazil.
Notable Movies (and the films they are allegedly based on)
- The Frog Prince (The Princess and the Frog)
- Gladiformers (Transformers)
- Little & Big Monsters (Monsters vs. Aliens)
- Little Bee (Bee Movie)
- The Little Cars (Cars)
- The Little Panda Fighter (Kung Fu Panda)
- Little Princess School (Disney Princess franchise)
- Ratatoing (Ratatouille)
- Tiny Robots (WALL•E and Robots)
- What's Up?: Balloon To The Rescue (Up)
- Mega Powers (Power Rangers, Super Sentai)
Tropes in these movies include:
- Artistic License – Physics: In The Little Cars, a race car is stopped by a piece of gum stuck to the track. Furthermore, Wrangler (the car that spit the gum onto the track in the first place), is apparently able to spit gum several hundred feet given he was behind Cruise at the time and they were both going full speed down the track.
- Behind the Black: Twice in Tiny Robots. The first instance involves Trank telling his grandfather about a dream he had, only for the camera to pan out revealing that he's gone. The second instance is when Trank sees the ghost of his creator, then the camera angle changes, revealing he's right behind them.Taylor Wyatt: They couldn't tell because the camera was facing the other direction!
- Butt Monkey: Iria in Little Princess School. The other princesses are pretty mean to her when she gets turned into a toad. Hime even outs herself as a fantastic racist.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Pixar, DreamWorks, and Disney characters.
- In Tiny Robots, the leader looks suspiciously like Darth Vader.
- Catch Phrase: "Precisely!"
- Clark Kenting: Taken Up to Eleven in Little Panda Fighter. Polaris the polar bear manages to hide his identity by putting on a leotard and a bandit mask, and when his disguise shrinks instead of being exposed everyone thinks he's Pancada the panda, even though they look completely different.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: Often.
- Disproportionate Retribution: In Ratatoing (see that film's page for more details).
- Everybody Laughs Ending: Often.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: In The Little Cars, the five-time Great Race champion is called only 'Champion' throughout the whole movie. Lampshaded by the antagonist, who insists "That's not his name!"'
- In Tiny Robots, the leader is only ever referred to as "Leader".
- Follow the Leader
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Sometimes creating straight-up innuendo:Carol: Hey my handsome friend, are you ready for more food adventures tonight?
Marcel: I'm always ready because I know how to keep my equipment prepared.
- Idiot Ball: In an episode of Little Princess School, the princesses found the spinning wheel from Sleeping Beauty. One by one, their reaction to it is "Hey what's this?" and poking themselves on the spindle, even after seeing the others fall asleep. One of the adults even pokes herself on the spindle just because. The only one who isn't carrying the Idiot Ball is, for some reason, Cindy.
- Inconsistent Dub: The characters in the English dub of the first Little Cars video were given localized names. After that, they simply stuck with the original Brazilian names.
- Informed Ability: Hime in Little Princess School is supposed to be a really good swordfighter, but we never see her fight.
- The Mockbuster: The company specializes in these.
- The Musical: They've turned The Little Cars into a musical live show.
- No Flow in CGI
- One Dialogue, Two Conversations: In Little Panda Fighter a bunch of people come up to Pancada and commend him on what they thought were his fighting skills and he thinks they're talking about his dancing audition, even though they were clearly not there watching. This is soon followed by another one between Pancada and Polaris, which is even more poorly constructed.
- Palette Swap: Many examples in The Little Cars.
- Punny Name: Many.
- Real Song Theme Tune: "Window to Nowhere" by Angra is used as the theme for Gladiformers.
- Slasher Smile: Their 2-D animation is prone to making characters look malevolent when they should just look annoyed.
- Shout-Out to Shakespeare: "My kingdom for a snack!" in one episode of Little Princess School.
- Video Brinquedo Physics: Unintentional.
- YouTube Poop: Not a major source, but Video Brinquedo movies have been making some Youtube Poop appearances in recent times. Walrusguy, a major figure in YouTube Poop lore, seemed to enjoy using ''Ratatoing'' material and was eventually convinced by his fans to poop ''Little Cars'' and ''Little Bee''.