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* ''The Kentucky Fried Movie'' cost only $650,000 to make and made $20 million at the box office.

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* ''The Kentucky Fried Movie'' ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' cost only $650,000 to make and made $20 million at the box office.


* ''Anime/KemonoFriends'' had a staff of only 10 people working over 500 days with a budget that was extremely limited and had to make [[ConspicuousCG extensive use of CGI]], and even the director had no clue how it gained [[SleeperHit the kind of popularity that it did]] despite all of this.

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* ''Anime/KemonoFriends'' had a staff of only 10 people working over 500 days with a budget that was extremely limited and had to make [[ConspicuousCG extensive use of CGI]], CGI, and even the director had no clue how it gained [[SleeperHit the kind of popularity that it did]] despite all of this.



* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' didn't fare too well with its [[DerangedAnimation ugly-looking animation]] [[SpecialEffectFailure and early]] [[ConspicuousCG CG effects]], along with its terrible sound mixing [[DullSurprise and voice acting]]. It should come as no surprise that the film [[InvisibleAdvertising barely had any exposure]] when it finally came over to the states.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' didn't fare too well with its [[DerangedAnimation ugly-looking animation]] [[SpecialEffectFailure and early]] [[ConspicuousCG early CG effects]], along with its terrible sound mixing [[DullSurprise and voice acting]]. It should come as no surprise that the film [[InvisibleAdvertising barely had any exposure]] when it finally came over to the states.

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* ''Series/TwentyFiveWordsOrLess'': Runner-up contestants receive a $200 debit card for playing. Complete the BonusRound, and you win $10,000. Otherwise, you win a vacation.


* ''WebAnimation/BattleForDreamIsland'': The series is full of this.

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* ''WebAnimation/BattleForDreamIsland'': The In-Universe, the series is full of this.


* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' didn't fare too well with its [[DerangedAnimation ugly-looking animation]] [[SpecialEffectFailure and early]] [[ConspicuousCG CG effects]], [[LullDestruction along with its terrible sound mixing]] [[DullSurprise and voice acting]]. It should come as no surprise that the film [[InvisibleAdvertising barely had any exposure]] when it finally came over to the states.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' didn't fare too well with its [[DerangedAnimation ugly-looking animation]] [[SpecialEffectFailure and early]] [[ConspicuousCG CG effects]], [[LullDestruction along with its terrible sound mixing]] mixing [[DullSurprise and voice acting]]. It should come as no surprise that the film [[InvisibleAdvertising barely had any exposure]] when it finally came over to the states.


[[caption-width-right:270:Sorry, we can't afford a page image ([[WebAnimation/BattleForDreamIsland budget cuts]]). Even this caption was just borrowed from a friend in exchange for a walk-on.]]

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[[caption-width-right:270:Sorry, we can't afford a page image ([[WebAnimation/BattleForDreamIsland budget cuts]]).image. Even this caption was just borrowed from a friend in exchange for a walk-on.]]


* The ''Ben [=McYellow=]'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37r2XHm4cIo&list=PL9fGHMcRLx6gU9ZLieogw3HJTU9C53HAA series]] is this, [[NotHyperbole literally.]] No equipment of any kind was purchased for the production, and everything was filmed around the writer/star's house with his brother and ''two'' high school friends, which forced them to make the best, or rather, the [[StylisticSuck worst]] of what they had.

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* The ''Ben [=McYellow=]'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37r2XHm4cIo&list=PL9fGHMcRLx6gU9ZLieogw3HJTU9C53HAA series]] is this, [[NotHyperbole literally.]] literally]] has no budget. No equipment of any kind was purchased for the production, and everything was filmed around the writer/star's house with his brother and ''two'' high school friends, which forced them to make the best, or rather, the [[StylisticSuck worst]] of what they had.



* Most animated TV {{pilot}}s fall into this trope; the reason being that there sole intent is to get the creator's idea across to executives in hope that they invest into the show's production. This is why most pilots are never released to the public outside of test screenings [[note]] often becoming [[MissingEpisode lost]] in the process[[/note]], as they were never produced for general audiences to begin with.

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* Most animated TV {{pilot}}s fall into this trope; the reason being that there their sole intent is to get the creator's idea across to executives in hope that they invest into the show's production. This is why most pilots are never released to the public outside of test screenings [[note]] often becoming [[MissingEpisode lost]] in the process[[/note]], as they were never produced for general audiences to begin with.



* Take away the licensing fees for the music video segments and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' would definitely be this. LimitedAnimation, grade schooler-level backdrops that look to have been made with crayon and colored pencil, and [[TalkingToHimself almost everyone is voiced by]] creator Creator/MikeJudge. Which perfectly fits the [[IdiotPlot wonderfully crude idiocy]] of the show.
* Any films by Creator/BillPlympton is this. Plympton maintains that his budget is about $1,000 per minute of animation, which is very low by the industry standards. In addition to doing most of the work himself (with only a small number of crew helping out), he [[LimitedAnimation animates in threes]], giving his animation a choppy look that became his signature style.

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* Take away the licensing fees for the music video segments and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' would definitely be this. is left with LimitedAnimation, grade schooler-level backdrops that look to have been made with crayon and colored pencil, and [[TalkingToHimself almost everyone is voiced by]] creator Creator/MikeJudge. Which perfectly fits the [[IdiotPlot wonderfully crude idiocy]] of the show.
* Any films by Creator/BillPlympton is this. Plympton Creator/BillPlympton, who maintains that his budget is about $1,000 per minute of animation, which is very low by the industry standards. In addition to doing most of the work himself (with only a small number of crew helping out), he [[LimitedAnimation animates in threes]], giving his animation a choppy look that became his signature style.



* Every cartoon Don Hertzfelt created is this, especially considering that he animates [[UpToEleven stick figures]]. However he makes up for this with his humorous and [[note]][[GrowingTheBeard in later years]] [[/note]] existential writing along with the [[DerangedAnimation bizarre nature of his works]]. It also helps that he later began [[AnimationBump utilizing computers]] in his later later shorts.
* Joe Oriolo's made-for-TV WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat cartoons (the 1959-1961 Trans-Lux series) were made on very tight, shoestring budgets. The entire series only had a budget of $1,750,000 [[note]] which, despite what one would think, is '''NOT''' big money for a 260 episode animated series [[/note]] with $6,700 per episode, hence why there were rare instances of fully animated walk cycles and why many shots are background pans with stock music cues; there were even parts where they would slide the cels across the screen without any animation at all! To further limit costs, Jack Mercer [[TalkingToHimself had to voice every character in one take]] while enunciating his lines slowly to put less strain on the animators. Worse, they had to turn out three completed episodes per week with [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants mere hours to write the scripts for each one]]. [[note]] One animator was cranking out 150 feet--or close to two minutes worth of animation each week just to get the episodes done! [[/note]] John Canemaker's Felix book summed up just how frugal Joe Oriolo was forced to be on the show;

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* Every cartoon Don Hertzfelt created is this, created, especially considering that he animates [[UpToEleven stick figures]]. However he makes up for this with his humorous and [[note]][[GrowingTheBeard in later years]] [[/note]] existential writing along with the [[DerangedAnimation bizarre nature of his works]]. It also helps that he later began [[AnimationBump utilizing using computers]] in his later later shorts.
* Joe Oriolo's made-for-TV WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat cartoons (the 1959-1961 Trans-Lux series) were made on very tight, shoestring budgets. The entire series only had a budget of $1,750,000 [[note]] which, despite what one would think, is '''NOT''' '''not''' big money for a 260 episode animated series [[/note]] with $6,700 per episode, hence why there were rare instances of fully animated walk cycles and why many shots are background pans with stock music cues; there were even parts where they would slide the cels across the screen without any animation at all! To further limit costs, Jack Mercer [[TalkingToHimself had to voice every character in one take]] while enunciating his lines slowly to put less strain on the animators. Worse, they had to turn out three completed episodes per week with [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants mere hours to write the scripts for each one]]. [[note]] One animator was cranking out 150 feet--or close to two minutes worth of animation each week just to get the episodes done! [[/note]] John Canemaker's Felix book summed up just how frugal Joe Oriolo was forced to be on the show;


[[caption-width-right:270:Sorry, we can't afford a page image. Even this caption was just borrowed from a friend in exchange for a walk-on.]]

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[[caption-width-right:270:Sorry, we can't afford a page image.image ([[WebAnimation/BattleForDreamIsland budget cuts]]). Even this caption was just borrowed from a friend in exchange for a walk-on.]]


*** the first season of the Creator/JonPertwee era, when the BBC had been stretched by the contemporary updating all of its equipment to the new colour broadcasting standard;

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*** the first season of the Creator/JonPertwee era, when the BBC had been stretched by the contemporary updating all of its equipment to the new colour broadcasting standard;standard. That's a reason why the series had The Doctor being in exile on Earth for some time with his TARDIS disabled;


* ''[[http://www.exigencymovie.com/we The Exigency]]'' was produced for 12 years by Cody Vibbart, who single handedly animated the film using cheap CG programs like [[https://www.posersoftware.com/ Poser]] on a $50,000 budget he raised out of pocket.

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* ''[[http://www.exigencymovie.com/we ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wR-gcV_rSU The Exigency]]'' was produced for 12 years by Cody Vibbart, who single handedly animated the film using cheap CG programs like [[https://www.posersoftware.com/ Poser]] on a $50,000 budget he raised out of pocket.


* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' didn't fare too well with its [[DerangedAnimation ugly-looking animation]] [[SpecialEffectFailure and early]] [[ConspicuousCG CG effects]], [[HellIsThatNoise along with its terrible sound]] [[DullSurprise and voice acting]]. It should come as no surprise that the film [[InvisibleAdvertising barely had any exposure]] when it finally came over to the states.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' didn't fare too well with its [[DerangedAnimation ugly-looking animation]] [[SpecialEffectFailure and early]] [[ConspicuousCG CG effects]], [[HellIsThatNoise [[LullDestruction along with its terrible sound]] sound mixing]] [[DullSurprise and voice acting]]. It should come as no surprise that the film [[InvisibleAdvertising barely had any exposure]] when it finally came over to the states.


-->-- ''WebAnimation/BattleForDreamIsland'' "Gardening Hero"

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-->-- ''WebAnimation/BattleForDreamIsland'' ''WebAnimation/BattleForDreamIsland'', "Gardening Hero"


* While ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' was a bit rough around the edges, it was still a solid game that sold very well. However, the infamous voice acting came from the dev team running out of money during development and had to resort to hiring random people to do the voice acting. The voice actress for Jill was still in high school at the time of the game's development.


* ''Anime/PopeeThePerformer'' clearly had little in the way of a budget considering the bare-basic backgrounds and character designs along with it's robotic animation and low quality sound mixing, take a look for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJUP-UVvgLY yourself]].
* ''[[Manga/MrArashisAmazingFreakShow Chika Gentō Gekiga: Shōjo Tsubaki]]'', [[note]] which translates to ''Underground Projected Drama: Camellia Girl'' [[/note]] was [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder solely developed]] by Hiroshi Harada over the course of 5 years after numerous anime studios turned down the project [[ViolenceIsDisturbing due to the extremely graphic]] [[NightmareFuel and disturbing nature of the manga it's based on]]. The final cut that made it to theaters was unpolished and very limited in terms of animation, along with characters' mouths either being obscured or failing to move at all when they talked. Regardless, the film became highly popular in the underground market [[LostEpisode with copies of the unedited cut being the most sought after]]. [[note]] [[NotSafeForWork WARNING! This film, and the manga it's based on, are both extremely graphic and should be avoided at all cost by anyone who is faint of heart]]. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment It's best NOT to link this film on the website]]. [[/note]]

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* ''Anime/PopeeThePerformer'' clearly had little in the way of a budget considering the bare-basic backgrounds and character designs along with it's its robotic animation and low quality sound mixing, take a look for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJUP-UVvgLY yourself]].
* ''[[Manga/MrArashisAmazingFreakShow Chika Gentō Gekiga: Shōjo Tsubaki]]'', [[note]] which translates to ''Underground Projected Drama: Camellia Girl'' [[/note]] was [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder solely developed]] by Hiroshi Harada over the course of 5 years after numerous anime studios turned down the project [[ViolenceIsDisturbing due to the extremely graphic]] [[NightmareFuel and disturbing nature of the manga it's based on]]. The final cut that made it to theaters was unpolished and very limited in terms of animation, along with characters' mouths either being obscured or failing to move at all when they talked. Regardless, the film became highly popular in the underground market [[LostEpisode with copies of the unedited cut being the most sought after]]. [[note]] [[NotSafeForWork WARNING! This film, and the manga it's based on, are both extremely graphic and should be avoided at all cost by anyone who is faint of heart]]. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment It's best NOT to link this film on the website]]. [[/note]]



* Even by independent circuit standards Emi Sakura's Ice Ribbon stood out in this regard as it didn't even have a ring. Shows consisted of children straight from it's "dojo" wrestling on mats. With that said, the company has grown immensely from its humble origins to become one of the more recognizable women's feds since the fall of [[Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling Zenjo]] and GAEA, pioneering internet streaming, bringing pro wrestling to dead venues across Asia and attracting various big name talents, not just from pro wrestling and mixed martial arts but even the unexpected addition of actress Hikaru Shida, who proved to be very good in the ring once they could afford to maintain one.

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* Even by independent circuit standards Emi Sakura's Ice Ribbon stood out in this regard as it didn't even have a ring. Shows consisted of children straight from it's its "dojo" wrestling on mats. With that said, the company has grown immensely from its humble origins to become one of the more recognizable women's feds since the fall of [[Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling Zenjo]] and GAEA, pioneering internet streaming, bringing pro wrestling to dead venues across Asia and attracting various big name talents, not just from pro wrestling and mixed martial arts but even the unexpected addition of actress Hikaru Shida, who proved to be very good in the ring once they could afford to maintain one.



* The [[http://www.v48hours.co.nz/2011/ V 48 Hours short film competition.]]



* As for video recording, many cameras today can record in HD, even your cellphone (if it's recent enough) can do 16x9 HD in landscape mode. As above, talent is the thing to find, as well as ingenuity to compensate for the lack of budget.

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* As for video recording, many cameras today can record in HD, HD; even your cellphone (if it's recent enough) can likely do 16x9 HD in landscape mode. As above, talent is the thing to find, as well as ingenuity to compensate for the lack of budget.



* {{ASMRVideo}} can have this - the use of household items or just narration over StockFootage as a trigger.

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* {{ASMRVideo}} ASMRVideo can have this - the use of household items or just narration over StockFootage as a trigger.

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