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* In 1998, Disney had plans to do an animated Creator/OneSaturdayMorning program of the Music/SpiceGirls, however it failed to materialize when Geri Halliwell left the group.

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* In 1998, Disney had has plans to do with an animated Creator/OneSaturdayMorning program of the Music/SpiceGirls, however it failed to materialize materialise when Geri Halliwell left the group.


* Anime has a recent trend of creating fictional bands - both IdolSinger style, and rock band style, as well as various other types - played by popular voice actors. They release singles accompanied by drama cds, and often also have a rhythm game. If they're popular, they'll get an anime. Examples include ''Music/{{Tsukipro}}'''s 10+ units, ''Music/MarginalNumber4'', and others.

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* Anime has In TheNewTens, Japan had a recent trend of creating fictional bands - both IdolSinger style, and rock band style, as well as various other types - played by popular voice actors. They would release singles accompanied by drama cds, [=CDs=], and often also have a rhythm game. If they're popular, they'll even get an anime. Examples include ''Music/{{Tsukipro}}'''s 10+ units, ''Music/MarginalNumber4'', and others.


* In 1998, Disney had plans to do an animated DirectToVideo movie, TV movie, or Creator/OneSaturdayMorning program of the Music/SpiceGirls, however it failed to materialize when Geri Halliwell left the group.

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* In 1998, Disney had plans to do an animated DirectToVideo movie, TV movie, or Creator/OneSaturdayMorning program of the Music/SpiceGirls, however it failed to materialize when Geri Halliwell left the group.


* Folk rock trio The Roches made a guest appearance on the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "New Character Day". that followed this trope: The segment focused on a band, who were played by the Roche sisters themselves, drawn to look like their real life counterparts and given the same names... The twist was they were depicted as [[VisualPun cockroaches]] trying to put on a show in Hampton's kitchen.

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* Folk rock trio The Roches made a guest appearance on the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "New Character Day". that followed this trope: The segment focused on a band, who were played by the Roche sisters themselves, drawn to look like their real life counterparts and given the same names...names, and were at one point depicted performing their song "We"... The twist was they were depicted as [[VisualPun cockroaches]] trying to put on a show in Hampton's kitchen. The group had a cult fandom and had been performing for 20 years at that point, but the toon was largely ParentalBonus, as the target audience probably wouldn't have heard of them.



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* Folk rock trio The Roches made a guest appearance on the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "New Character Day". that followed this trope: The segment focused on a band, who were played by the Roche sisters themselves, drawn to look like their real life counterparts and given the same names... The twist was they were depicted as [[VisualPun cockroaches]] trying to put on a show in Hampton's kitchen.



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* ''WesternAnimation/FreshBeatBandOfSpies''


* Anime has a recent trend of creating fictional bands - both IdolSinger style, and rock band style, as well as various other types - played by popular voice actors. They release singles accompanied by drama cds, and often also have a rhythm game. If they're popular, they'll get an anime. Examples include ''Franchise/{{Tsukipro}}'''s 10+ units, ''Music/MarginalNumber4'', and others.

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* Anime has a recent trend of creating fictional bands - both IdolSinger style, and rock band style, as well as various other types - played by popular voice actors. They release singles accompanied by drama cds, and often also have a rhythm game. If they're popular, they'll get an anime. Examples include ''Franchise/{{Tsukipro}}'''s ''Music/{{Tsukipro}}'''s 10+ units, ''Music/MarginalNumber4'', and others.


* ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' is an edge case - this "band" [[VirtualCelebrity exists only on records and in animation]], but the records came first.

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* ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' is an edge case - this "band" [[VirtualCelebrity exists only on records and in animation]], but [[Music/AlvinAndTheChipmunks the records records]] came first.


Note that shows using this format need not be based on an existing real-life band. Shows such as ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats,'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}},'' or ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}'' all fall into this category. Also note that occasionally a song from such a "fictional" band will be a break out hit, such as "Sugar Sugar" by [[Franchise/ArchieComics The Archies.]] And that's all without mentioning live action series like ''Music/TheMonkees.''

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Note that shows using this format need not be based on an existing real-life band. Shows such as ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats,'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}},'' or ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}'' all fall into this category. Also note that occasionally a song from such a "fictional" band will be a break out hit, such as "Sugar Sugar" by [[Franchise/ArchieComics The Archies.]] And that's all without mentioning live action live-action series like ''Music/TheMonkees.''



* Music/{{ABC}} in the video for "How To Be A Millionaire".

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* Music/{{ABC}} in the video for "How To Be A to be a Millionaire".



* ''[[KidNPlay Kid 'n Play]]''

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* ''[[KidNPlay ''[[WesternAnimation/KidNPlay Kid 'n Play]]''



* ''[[WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi Puffy Ami Yumi]]''. A bit of a subversion in that the show wasn't made in response to the band's popularity, but as an attempt to establish them as stars in the US. The group and the show were only moderately successful. In Japan, where Puffy are pop legends, the show is a more conventional example of this trope.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi Puffy Ami Yumi]]''. A bit of a subversion in that ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi''. Unusually, the show wasn't made in response to the band's popularity, but as an attempt to establish them as stars in the US. The group and the show were only moderately successful. In Japan, where Puffy are pop legends, the show is a more conventional example of this trope.



* ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'', a live action/animated WidgetSeries featuring aforementioned superhero rock band Music/TheAquabats, from the fine people that brought you ''Series/YoGabbaGabba''. Subversion in that The Aquabats have been trying to get the show off the ground [[DevelopmentHell since 1997]] (and it serves as the closest brush with fame they've had since that year as well).

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* ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'', a live action/animated live-action/animated WidgetSeries featuring aforementioned superhero rock band Music/TheAquabats, from the fine people that brought you ''Series/YoGabbaGabba''. Subversion in that The Aquabats have been trying to get the show off the ground [[DevelopmentHell since 1997]] (and it serves as the closest brush with fame they've had since that year as well).


* ''Music/TheOsmonds'' - The show featured only the brothers; the omission of Marie was never explained.
** Marie had not yet made into the music scene when the Osmonds cartoon was made (1972--she would record her first song, "Paper Roses," in 1973).

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* Anime has a recent trend of creating fictional bands - both IdolSinger style, and rock band style, as well as various other types - played by popular voice actors. They release singles accompanied by drama cds, and often also have a rhythm game. If they're popular, they'll get an anime. Examples include ''Franchise/{{Tsukipro}}'''s 10+ units, ''Music/MarginalNumber4'', and others.
* ''Music/TheOsmonds'' - The show featured only the brothers; the omission of Marie was never explained.
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Marie had not yet made into the music scene when the Osmonds cartoon was made (1972--she would record her first song, "Paper Roses," in 1973).


* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}} Jabberjaw]] is this trope [[RecycledInSpace UNDERWATER... IN THE FUTURE!]]''

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}} Jabberjaw]] ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}'' is this trope [[RecycledInSpace UNDERWATER... IN THE FUTURE!]]''FUTURE!]]



* And, of course, {{Music/Gorillaz}}. Their cartoons are a couple of music videos and internet shorts.

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* And, of course, {{Music/Gorillaz}}. Their cartoons are a couple of music videos and internet shorts.


* ''TVFunhouse'' parodied the trope with a cartoon based on Music/BlackSabbath. (This was years before ''Series/TheOsbournes''.)

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* ''TVFunhouse'' ''Series/TVFunhouse'' parodied the trope with a cartoon based on Music/BlackSabbath. (This was years before ''Series/TheOsbournes''.)



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* ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' and ''Film/{{Help}}'' in which Music/TheBeatles play themselves, or at least the public perception of them.


* ''WesternAnimation/KiddVideo'' - One example of a band being made specifically for the purpose of the series. Other examples include WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats, [[Franchise/ArchieComics The Archies]], Fire Bomber (of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' fame) and TheMonkees

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* ''WesternAnimation/KiddVideo'' - One example of a band being made specifically for the purpose of the series. Other examples include WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats, [[Franchise/ArchieComics The Archies]], Fire Bomber (of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' ''Anime/Macross7'' fame) and TheMonkees Music/TheMonkees.



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* ''Series/TheDoodlebops'' is an inversion. The eponymous band was originally only made for the show, but got popular enough to warrant a few concert performances in real life.

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