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1!!Franchise-wide trivia:* FandomLifeCycle: When ''Bratz'' was first introduced in 2001, its popularity skyrocketed to Stage 4; in 2004 it managed to outsell ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' in the UK, by 2006 it held 40% of the fashion doll market and ''Bratz'' merchandise was everywhere. Things slowed down following the lawsuit with Mattel (which briefly saw the line discontinued) and despite MGA ultimately winning the case ''Bratz'' never quite recovered, greatly declining in popularity by the early 2010s; the failure of the [[Film/{{Bratz}} live-action movie]] didn't help. MGA made comeback attempts but struggled to compete with other brands like ''Toys/MonsterHigh''; some of their rebranding also proved unpopular with fans. Nowadays, ''Bratz'' is widely seen as a relic of the 2000s, mostly sitting at Stage 6b. However, the [[WesternAnimation/{{Bratz}} CGI cartoon series]] may be headed for Stage 6a on account of nostalgia [[note]] by the 2020s many children who grew up with the show were now adults [[/note]] and the opportunity for [[WatchItForTheMeme memes]]. !!Trivia about [[Toys/{{Bratz}} the dolls]]:* FollowTheLeader: ** Started out as a FollowTheLeader to {{Franchise/Barbie}}, but soon became more popular. That didn't last.** ''Bratzillaz'' is trying its best to cash in on ''Monster High'', trying so hard they're copying even the marketing. Judging by the low view counts of the webisodes though, it's not exactly edging in on ''MH'' quite yet... *** In an all too common case of FollowTheLeader backfiring, Bratzillaz was scrapped only two years after its creation, mostly likely due to low sales or lack of interest. Despite MGA's attempts to bring back Bratz, they seem to have abandoned Bratzillaz all together.* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The courts found the toy line was being worked on by Mattel before the creator left the company, so Mattel won a suit to discontinue the line. According to some fans, this is evidence that Barbie is [[YoureJustJealous jealous]] of the Bratz. Speaking to those fans--Judge Alex Kozinski, who granted [=MGA=] the appeal, seemed to agree that there was some "jealousy" involved in the case, saying, "America thrives on competition; Barbie, the all‐American girl, will too."[[ (See here)]] and [[ (here).]]* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: The ''Fashion Pixies'' dolls have a much cuter and "prettier" style than their edgy designs in the movie they appear in. This is said because the original colors were deemed "too scary" for children.* TheWikiRule: [[ The Bratz Wiki]].* WriteWhatYouKnow: The character Yasmin is based on Creator/MGAEntertainment's CEO Isaac Larian's daughter. Interestingly while the person she is based on is Iranian-American, Yasmin is Hispanic in many adaptations.!!Trivia about [[WesternAnimation/{{Bratz}} the cartoon]]:* CastingGag: It's ''probably'' not a coincidence that Kaycee is voiced by Creator/KellySheridan, {{Toys/Barbie}}'s longest-running voice actor.* DuelingShows: With ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'', which toyline flopped and show only lasted a single season.* TheOtherDarrin: Cinégroupe produced the first direct-to-video movie, ''Starrin' and Stylin''', which featured a different (uncredited) cast from the TV series which was produced by Mike Young Productions (now Splash Entertainment). Beginning with the direct-to-video movie ''Bratz: Fashion Pixiez'' (produced in-between the first and second seasons), recording moved from California to Vancouver, which replaced the entire cast.* UncreditedRole: The entire cast of ''Starrin' and Stylin''' are uncredited. Contrary to what's posted on websites such as [=IMDb=], the majority of the characters were not voiced by their actors from the CGI series.!!Trivia about [[Film/{{Bratz}} the movie]]:* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget: $20 million. Box office: $10 million (domestic), $26 million (plus worldwide).* TheCameo: [=NLT=], Creator/KevinMcHale's former boy band, make a brief cameo.* CreatorKiller: Sean [=McNamara=] didn't direct another movie until the PlayingAgainstType film ''Film/SoulSurfer'' in 2011.* DawsonCasting: ** Cloe's actress (Skyler Shaye) was 21 at the time the movie was released, playing a senior high school girl. Also Anneliese van der Pol, who was 23 years old when she played Avery.** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with then 15-year-old Nathalie Ramos playing senior Yasmin (unless she's so smart she jumped three grades).* FranchiseKiller: {{Downplayed}}. The film bombing is often believed to be the main cause of the toyline fading into relative obscurity.* GenreKiller: This movie basically killed off the idea of theatrical films based off dolls, with any further films based on them going direct-to-video. This may also have been why cinemas were wary about showing ''Film/KitKittredgeAnAmericanGirl'' the next year, even though it got good reviews from critics. The release and moderate success of the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017 film based on]] [[Franchise/MyLittlePonyGeneration4 2010's era of My Little Pony]] has a hint of reviving the genre, though only time can tell.* HeAlsoDid: Adam de la Pena, [[PlayingAgainstType better known for his infamous animated series]] ''WesternAnimation/{{Minoriteam}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'', was one of the minds behind the story. As he explained in [[ an interview]], he came onboard to help an unidentified friend of his; she was fired, but they inexplicably kept him. * MoneyDearBoy: The reason for Jon Voight's participation.* NotScreenedForCritics: Averted. Despite what people may expect, this movie '''was''' screened for critics. It went about as well as you'd imagine.* UnderminedByReality: Bratz is a brand that loves to promote unbridled materialism, thus reducing people to mostly their looks and fashion, but the movie has [[{{Anvilicious}} a heavy handed lesson]] [[BeYourself about being yourself.]]


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