Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Western Animation
- Disney owns all the characters it uses plus a whole network. The most recent example is House of Mouse, which has Mickey and Co. as hosts of a nightclub/theater, with the characters of the feature films as the audience.
- Many classic Hanna-Barbera characters have been used across the board, in shows like Laff-A-Lympics and Yogis Gang; this is still done, but with a more satirical bent (e.g., Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law). The largest gathering of characters, however, came with a Hanna-Barbera 50th anniversary special in 1989 as all the characters gather together to pay tribute. This doubles as Roger Rabbit Effect as they interact with Joe and Bill themselves, along with special hosts Tony Danza and Annie Potts.
- Nearly all recent Warner Bros. animated television series made references and overt cameos with one another.
- As stated above, the early-90s public service announcement Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue had characters like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Smurfs, Winnie the Pooh, the cast of Ducktales, and many others team up to teach a single kid about the dangers of drugs and save his sister from same. Although, if you can see Smurfs, there's a good chance you're tripping balls already.
- The '80s cartoon Defenders of the Earth starred King Features' most famous adventure-hero characters: Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake The Magician (along with his sidekick, the strongman Lothar).
- Much earlier, in 1972, the one-off animated special The Man Who Hated Laughter united all of King Features' popular characters — meaning not only Flash, the Phantom, Mandrake, and Lothar, but also the likes of Popeye, Blondie, Snuffy Smith, and Beetle Bailey.
- Captain N: The Game Master featured a mishmash of characters who appeared on the Nintendo Entertainment System done wrong. Most of the episodes took place in the neutral Videoland, with characters like Simon Belmont, Mega Man (Classic) and
Kid IcarusPit hanging around, even if In Name Only. Link and Zelda from The Legend of Zelda (more accurately, from the Zelda cartoon) appeared too.
- The Children in Need music video "Peter Kay's Animated All-Star Band", which features nearly every significant British Stop Motion characters with a few 2D British and American characters broadcast "live via satellite", including Roary The Racing Car, Fifi And The Flowertots, The Wombles, In The Night Garden, Angelina Ballerina, Scooby-Doo, Bagpuss, Bob the Builder, Ben 10, Thunderbirds, Postman Pat, Spongebob Squarepants, Fireman Sam, Camberwick Green, and Paddington amongst others.
- Done with advertising mascots in the short film Logorama. It won the 2009 Oscar for Best Animated Short.
- The Rosey And Buddy Show, a 1992 TV special produced by Nelvana, featured not only animated versions of Roseanne and Tom Arnold, but also the Care Bears, Beetlejuice, Tom&Jerry, Droopy and even Wile E Coyote's stunt double.
- Aardman Animations made a Google Chrome commercial for Christmas 2012 that featured Wallace & Gromit making a conference call with Ginger, Captain Cuddlepuss and Trixie, the robins, Shaun's flock, and Piella and Fluffles.
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