Ever wonder what would happen if someone took Pooh's Adventures and did it with Ed, Edd n Eddy and Loads and Loads of Characters from other fandoms and tried to make a shared universe of it? Well you don't have to. Because it already exists. Ironically, it has nothing to do with the Pooh's Adventures beyond the similar formula.
Created originally on YouTube by Movieman MDG and B-Master Productions before moving to it's own website, The Ultimate Ed-Chronicles is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Basically the three title characters of Ed, Edd n Eddy go on all sorts of adventures in varying movies, ranging from The Black Cauldron, Iron Man and many more that the creator has planned. The series has all the Continuity Snarl you'd think something like this have plus a whole lot other strange scenarios that in the end don't really impact the main plot. Nonetheless it still has it's fans though for probably the wrong reasons.
The official site can be found here. Also contains a list of future crossovers. There's also another spinoff in development (yes a rare spinoff of a spinoff), featuring characters from The Loud House, Gravity Falls and Final Fantasy called "The Loud Ghostbusters" with the first crossover being..well, Ghostbusters (2016). One can only imagine how much of a Broken Base this one will be. It now even has a reddit page dedicated to it.
Tropes that apply to The Ultimate Ed-Chronicles:
- Abhorrent Admirer: Eddy to Letty in The Fast and the Furious crossover. It thankfully doesn't last long.
- An Aesop: Starting with Legend of the Black Cauldron, they started having these. The worst offender is Ed's and the Iron Man where apparently the lesson was that True Heroism Comes From the Heart.
- Big Bad: Changes from film to film, though it seems the Decepticons are the most consistent.
- Book-Ends: The second saga begins and ends with a Little Mermaid movie (the former being a fusion of The Little Mermaid and Transformers: Age of Extinction and the latter a fusion of The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea and The Avengers (2012)).
- Bowdlerise: Unlike the majority of the Pooh's Adventures videos, this is a mix between downplayed, Censored for Comedy and Played for Laughs (probably due to the Rule of Funny and Denser and Wackier nature of the Ed, Edd 'N Eddy universe and the show being aimed at all ages). Sometimes the "inappropriate content" will be censored, but other times it won't.
- Framing Device: The Thumbelina crossover is told as a bedtime story to Johnny 2x4 by the Eds.
- Hypocritical Humor: In the Mulan/Kung Fu Panda mashup, Eddy points out that, while they're abandoning Mulan for being female, the Chinese Army already has female members (Tigress and Viper).
- Informed Attribute: They'll often say that two characters are friends without actually showing us. For example: Double D in Transformers: Legend of the Black Cauldron says that Gurgi coming back for them is a sign of the bond they've made as friends, even though we don't see how they've gotten to that point. Doesn't help that the group have outright hated Gurgi before then.
- Kudzu Plot: A few characters and plotlines are introduced but never go anywhere or are completely forgotten. The other kids from the original Ed, Edd n Eddy show up in the first film, The Rise of Maleficent...only to disappear afterwards and never show up again or even be mentioned (until Battle for China, when Eddy compares their fellow army recruits to them).note
- Loads and Loads of Characters: To the point where it makes the cast size for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World look like The Hateful Eight.
- Mood Whiplash: It'll switch from comedy to drama, sometimes in the same scene, with very little warning.
- Reference Overdosed: It seems all the Ninja turtles exist for in these crossovers to reference both past and present culture. The other characters don't fair any better.
- Shout-Out: In the first film, when trying to deduce the identity of the stranger that Aurora's met, Eddy's first assumption is a handsome vampire.
- Steampunk: According to Word of God, it's set in a world "where modern technology and fantasy have together". Of course, that just raises whole new questions since the tech is usually never consistent movie to movie. One person flat out suggested that this version of Earth has one side that posses modern tech and another side that doesn't.
- Where the Hell Is Springfield?: Where is Prydain if this is set on Earth? Because apparently the Jordanian Air Force can there easily even though it resembles typical fantasy scenery. Also the pyramids decided to pack up and leave Egypt cause they show up prominently.