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* ''3 Dev Adam'' (''Film/ThreeBigMen'') is an InNameOnly 1973 Turkish film featuring three famous (and extremely unauthorized) superhero characters: ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, SpiderMan, and Wrestling/ElSanto. [[AdaptationalVillainy Spidey, of all people, is actually the sadistic ''villain'' of the piece.]]

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* ''3 Dev Adam'' (''Film/ThreeBigMen'') is an InNameOnly 1973 Turkish film featuring three famous (and extremely unauthorized) superhero characters: ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, SpiderMan, ComicBook/SpiderMan, and Wrestling/ElSanto. [[AdaptationalVillainy Spidey, of all people, is actually the sadistic ''villain'' of the piece.]]


* Capcom's ''VideoGame/CodenameViper'' was a blatant ripoff of Namco's ''VideoGame/RollingThunder''.

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* Capcom's ''VideoGame/CodenameViper'' was a blatant ripoff of Namco's ''VideoGame/RollingThunder''.''VideoGame/RollingThunder'', ironically developed by an uncredited Arc System Works, who produced the NES port of the latter game.


* The Tumblr "Imagine Your OTP" lists romantic scenarios for [[{{shipping}} shippers]] to insert their favorite pairings into. Similarly to the above example, a simple typo reversing two letters gets you to the parody blog. "Imagine Y'''''uo'''''r" OTP lists twisted, overly violent, or just plain bizarre situations that only a {{troll}} shipper would want to imagine. The blog still manages to get asks from users who confused it with the original and wonder why a romantic shipping blog would post such creepy scenarios.

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* The Tumblr "Imagine Your OTP" lists romantic scenarios for [[{{shipping}} shippers]] to insert their favorite pairings into. Similarly to the above example, a simple typo reversing two a letters gets you to the parody blog. "Imagine Y'''''uo'''''r" OTP lists twisted, overly violent, or just plain bizarre situations that only a {{troll}} shipper would want to imagine. The blog still manages to get asks from users who confused it with the original and wonder why a romantic shipping blog would post such creepy scenarios.


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* ''VideoGame/RaceAmerica'' was this for ''VideoGame/RadRacer'', which itself was a clone of Sega's ''VideoGame/OutRun''.
* Capcom's ''VideoGame/CodenameViper'' was a blatant ripoff of Namco's ''VideoGame/RollingThunder''.

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* In Germany, the direct-to-video film ''Film/TheLittleUnicorn'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Unicorn]] is known as ''Das letzte Einhorn kehrt zurück'' (''Film/TheLastUnicorn returns'')


The rare cases of mockbusters that might actually try to do something "artistic" are those adapting [[PublicDomainCharacter Out of Copyright]] works, though again, generally only if a more "popular" story adapting the same work came out recently. This phenomenon sometimes applies to live theater as well with regards to public domain works ([[FairyTale Pixie Stories]], ''[[ThePhantomOfTheOpera The Theater Spirit]]'') that have had a more popular version created that smaller theater companies could never produce on their own. Alternately, sometimes a degree of artistic merit comes in when the cast/crew [[HamAndCheese Ham Up The Cheesy Movie]].

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The rare cases of mockbusters that might actually try to do something "artistic" are those adapting [[PublicDomainCharacter Out of Copyright]] works, though again, generally only if a more "popular" story adapting the same work came out recently. This phenomenon sometimes applies to live theater as well with regards to public domain works ([[FairyTale Pixie Stories]], ''[[ThePhantomOfTheOpera ''[[Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera The Theater Spirit]]'') that have had a more popular version created that smaller theater companies could never produce on their own. Alternately, sometimes a degree of artistic merit comes in when the cast/crew [[HamAndCheese Ham Up The Cheesy Movie]].


** Actually, the so-called "Man With No Name" is named in each film, only it's different each time (Joe, Manco and Blondie, in order). justifying edit


* Similarly, a few stage musical versions of ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' appeared around 1996, perhaps hoping to compete with a ScreenToStageAdaptation of the Disney movie, which was considered likely in the wake of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. Disney's version had a successful theatrical adaptation in Germany in 1999 but has not been staged elsewhere.

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* Similarly, a few stage musical versions of ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' appeared around 1996, perhaps hoping to compete with a ScreenToStageAdaptation of the Disney movie, which was considered likely in the wake of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. Disney's version had a successful theatrical adaptation in Germany in 1999 but has had not been staged elsewhere.elsewhere until 2014.


** ''[[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Little and Big Monsters]]''

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** ''[[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc ''[[WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens Little and Big Monsters]]''


* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0419704/ Donkey Xote]]'' is a blatant Mockbuster of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', even admitting on its front cover that it's "from the people who saw Shrek".

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* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0419704/ Donkey Xote]]'' is a blatant Mockbuster of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', even admitting on its front cover that it's "from the people producers who saw Shrek".



** ''Film/AvengersGrimm'' (it was released around the same time as ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' and, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, it's meant to be a mockbuster of both that and ''Series/OnceUponATime'').

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** ''Film/AvengersGrimm'' (it was released around the same time as ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' and, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, it's meant to be a mockbuster of both that and ''Series/OnceUponATime''). It even spawned a sequel, titled ''[[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Sinister Squad]]''.



** ''[[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Sinister Squad]]''



%% ** Actually, the so-called "Man With No Name" is named in each film, only it's different each time (Joe, Manco and Blondie, in order). justifying edit

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%% ** Actually, the so-called "Man With No Name" is named in each film, only it's different each time (Joe, Manco and Blondie, in order). justifying edit



* ''Film/TheManWhoSavesTheWorld'' and many other Turkish ripoffs of then-popular movies.

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* ''Film/TheManWhoSavesTheWorld'' and many other Turkish ripoffs of then-popular movies. The Man Who Saves the World is often called "Turkish Star Wars", because it ''steals footage directly from Star Wars''.



* ''3 Dev Adam'' (''Film/ThreeBigMen'') is a notorious 1973 Turkish film featuring three famous (and extremely unauthorized) superhero characters: ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, SpiderMan, and Wrestling/ElSanto. Spidey, of all people, is actually the sadistic ''villain'' of the piece.

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* ''3 Dev Adam'' (''Film/ThreeBigMen'') is a notorious an InNameOnly 1973 Turkish film featuring three famous (and extremely unauthorized) superhero characters: ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, SpiderMan, and Wrestling/ElSanto. [[AdaptationalVillainy Spidey, of all people, is actually the sadistic ''villain'' of the piece.]]

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* The same thing happened with ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''; even before [[Theatre/{{Frozen2018}} the actual musical adaptation]] officially reached Broadway, there were at least a few unlicensed musical adaptations making the tour circuit across North America for a few years. ''Frozen In Time'' is one such example, though it's more of a revue than a straight adaptation.


* ''Hedgehogs,'' a Chinese animated film whose main character and [[StrangledByTheRedString obligatory love interest]] resemble VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog and Amy Rose. Said main character starts as a [[MascotWithAttitude Sonic expy]], but then [[EasyAmnesia loses his memory]] and the film becomes a RandomEventsPlot with elements that rip off ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' and ''Disney/BigHero6''. The voice case includes [[WebVideo/{{Smosh}} Anthony Padilla]] and... ''Creator/PatrickSeitz''?! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btJfFljUnmE Saberspark takes a look at it here]].

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* ''Hedgehogs,'' a Chinese animated film whose main character and [[StrangledByTheRedString obligatory love interest]] resemble VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog and Amy Rose. Said main character starts as a [[MascotWithAttitude Sonic expy]], but then [[EasyAmnesia loses his memory]] and the film becomes a RandomEventsPlot with elements that rip off ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' and ''Disney/BigHero6''. The voice case includes [[WebVideo/{{Smosh}} Anthony Padilla]] and... ''Creator/PatrickSeitz''?! ''Creator/PatrickSeitz''?![[note]]What makes this funny is that Sietz had already done voicework for the ACTUAL Sonic games two years before this film came out, having voiced Lyric in the ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'' games![[/note]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btJfFljUnmE Saberspark takes a look at it here]].


* ''[[Disney/TheLionKing Simba the King Lion]]'' was a 1996 animated series created by the Italian studio Mondo TV, by the director of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic'', and animated in North Korea. At first it just seems like a ''Lion King''/''Disney/TheJungleBook''/''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' mashup typical of these mockbusters, but then [[ShockingSwerve the sun gives Simba the ability to "see through time" and shoot lasers out of his paws]]. The two SequelSeries, ''Simba Jr. to the World Cup'' and ''Winner and the Golden Child'', only get stranger, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids featuring]] FamilyUnfriendlyViolence, alcohol, [[{{Squick}} a relationship between a lion cub and an adult dog portrayed positively]], a human child being TheChosenOne to save a land of dinosaurs, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking gratuitous soccer]]. Saberspark [[https://youtu.be/Ce6TAu6b4ek suffers through it so you don't have to]].
** The same creators also made a series starring Disney/{{Pocahontas}} that shares many of the same elements, such as FamilyUnfriendlyViolence, [[FreakinLaserBeams gratuitous lasers]], and one hell of a GainaxEnding that make [[HollywoodHistory the inspiration]] look like a primary source, mixed with [[ShownTheirWork surprisingly well-researched attempts]] at {{Edutainment}} about the lifestyles and cultures of various Native American tribes. [[https://youtu.be/qB9rfBSexTc Saberspark also covered this one.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/SimbaENatoUnRe'' is an Italian series heavily inspired by three different Disney films: ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'', ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing''. It ripoffs off its plot and character designs from all three.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SimbaENatoUnRe'' is an Italian series heavily inspired by three different Disney films: ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'', ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing''. It ripoffs rips off its plot and character designs from all three.three.
** The same creators also made a series starring Disney/{{Pocahontas}} that shares many of the same elements, such as FamilyUnfriendlyViolence, [[FreakinLaserBeams gratuitous lasers]], and one hell of a GainaxEnding that make [[HollywoodHistory the inspiration]] look like a primary source, mixed with [[ShownTheirWork surprisingly well-researched attempts]] at {{Edutainment}} about the lifestyles and cultures of various Native American tribes. [[https://youtu.be/qB9rfBSexTc Saberspark also covered this one.]]

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* ''[[Disney/TheLionKing Simba the King Lion]]'' was a 1996 animated series created by the Italian studio Mondo TV, by the director of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic'', and animated in North Korea. At first it just seems like a ''Lion King''/''Disney/TheJungleBook''/''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' mashup typical of these mockbusters, but then [[ShockingSwerve the sun gives Simba the ability to "see through time" and shoot lasers out of his paws]]. The two SequelSeries, ''Simba Jr. to the World Cup'' and ''Winner and the Golden Child'', only get stranger, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids featuring]] FamilyUnfriendlyViolence, alcohol, [[{{Squick}} a relationship between a lion cub and an adult dog portrayed positively]], a human child being TheChosenOne to save a land of dinosaurs, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking gratuitous soccer]]. Saberspark [[https://youtu.be/Ce6TAu6b4ek suffers through it so you don't have to]].
** The same creators also made a series starring Disney/{{Pocahontas}} that shares many of the same elements, such as FamilyUnfriendlyViolence, [[FreakinLaserBeams gratuitous lasers]], and one hell of a GainaxEnding that make [[HollywoodHistory the inspiration]] look like a primary source, mixed with [[ShownTheirWork surprisingly well-researched attempts]] at {{Edutainment}} about the lifestyles and cultures of various Native American tribes. [[https://youtu.be/qB9rfBSexTc Saberspark also covered this one.]]


* ''VideoGame/LeftAlive'' is a critically-panned ''Franchise/MetalGear'' knockoff, with characters ironically designed by ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' artist Creator/YojiShinkawa.

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* ''VideoGame/LeftAlive'' (no relation to ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'') is a critically-panned ''Franchise/MetalGear'' knockoff, with characters ironically designed by ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' artist Creator/YojiShinkawa.

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* ''VideoGame/LeftAlive'' is a critically-panned ''Franchise/MetalGear'' knockoff, with characters ironically designed by ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' artist Creator/YojiShinkawa.

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