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02:05:23 AM Jan 4th 2014
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I have been talking with Tom Ruegger about what work he considered his masterpiece and the one he chose was Animaniacs: https://www.facebook.com/tom.ruegger.7/posts/10152179810312354?comment_id=31733670&offset=0&total_comments=1&ref=notif¬if_t=feed_comment

There has been quite a debate as to what is Warner Bros' magnum opus and one that I think people would agree on is Looney Tunes/Merry Melodies since not only has the franchise left a lasting impression/impact on the animation industry but has entertained many people for many decades long after the original creators' deaths.

But then we reach the 1990s where there have been quite a few contenders from Warner Bros. Animation (collaborations between WB and Steven Spielberg or just WBA) like Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Tiny Toon Adventures and even Freakazoid.
08:39:08 AM Oct 28th 2012
Do you think The Man in the High Castle is worth mentioning as a contender for Philip K. Dick's magnum opus?
07:05:52 PM Jun 27th 2012
Maybe we should add a page that somewhat invertes this trope, unless it's there.
08:37:42 AM Oct 28th 2011
harry botter and the methods of rationality by less wrong, the most reviewed fanfic on the entirety of fanfic.net and is a 77 chapter masterpiece of entertainment.
12:36:05 PM Oct 5th 2011
edited by Korodzik
(sigh) So, someone recently added a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic example. How surprising. Personally, I'd disagree with such a hasty assessment; we should wait a few years at least, especially since Lauren Faust still has a couple of future projects.

Personally, I believe that a work warrants listing on this page only if it's clear that 1) it will have a lasting impact and 2) the creator isn't likely to create anything more magnificent any time soon (usually becuase they're dead or retired.) If the creator specifically has some ambitious projects for the future, it's even more of a reason to hold your horses when it comes to picking their timeless masterpiece.
08:43:21 PM Sep 17th 2011
edited by Eddy1215
Does anyone think Butch Hartman's Danny Phantom should count?
10:58:37 PM Aug 23rd 2011
Shouldn't this be a YMMV trope?
12:05:54 PM Jun 3rd 2011
Should an item qualify for 'Magnum Opus' status if it's pretty much the only thing they've done? J K Rowling and Harry Potter for instance (unless she's since written something new I haven't heard of, and I would imagine anything she writes would be promoted pretty heavily).
10:26:20 AM Dec 29th 2011
Fully agree with this.
04:39:36 AM Dec 25th 2010

Is this necessary? And really this hotly debated? Much as I do like Mario.
05:40:10 PM Feb 18th 2011
Even on the 2D front there is some debate over whether Super Mario Bros. 3 or Super Mario World is the superior game. Miyamoto himself has gone on record in saying "World" is the best Mario game he made.
11:29:26 AM Jul 6th 2010
We've got two Hayao Miyazaki examples. I expect it'll cause a flame war should I delete one and not the other, so I'll leave it to his fans.
07:30:48 PM Dec 1st 2010
edited by batfan
Most examples actually have at least two options, which is in itself helps prevent flame wars by acknowledging that there is often debate about these things. Any dissent, flaming, or picking one over the other I usually either delete outright or send over to the Troper Tales page, which I created for the expressed purpose of offering a proper forum for such debates.
10:22:43 PM Jul 2nd 2010
I'd like to start getting this trope back to the original deffinition of "great work" and away from what I'm afraid it's gotten Flanderized into, which is "greatest work of any given creator" (I deserve some of the blame for this). The music section in particular is very long, and I'd like to make sure that all the examples there and on the rest of the page are actually considered masterpieces, as apposed to "my favorite band's best album." Considering I'm not familiar with most of the examples there, could I get some confirmation as to exactly how good and/or critically acclaimed some of the albums are, and some help weeding out any examples that don't meet the cut? I know music is very subjective, and a masterpiece to one person may just be loud noise to another, but there has to be some kind of standard for the examples listed on this page.
08:22:20 AM Jun 17th 2010
Wouldn't Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel paintings qualify over David?
10:27:54 PM Jul 2nd 2010
edited by batfan
Possibly, but Michaelangelo's David is specifically mentioned on The Other Wiki's "Masterpiece" page, along with Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Beethoven's Ninth. Part of the barrometer I try to use for this trope is public recognition and consensus, and when most people think of Michaelangelo (when they aren't thinking of the Ninja Turtle), the next thing they tend to think of is David. I know I do at least.
06:26:45 PM Apr 11th 2010
I'm deleting that One-Hit Wonder remark about Melville because it's just not true. Before Melville wrote Moby-Dick he also wrote Typee and Omoo, which were really popular when they came out. Not to mention Billy Budd (which has an article on this wiki), Bartleby the Scrivener (bartleby.com is named after it) and The Confidence Man (again, also has an article). You see where I'm going with this.
05:56:38 AM Apr 19th 2010
Thanks, Nobody. That comment was a carry-over from the YKTTW discussion, when this trope was still being confused for One-Hit Wonder.
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