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mouser - 2015-01-14

Effin ridiculous.

Bort - 2015-01-14

Period of exploration
You are required to summon your allies
We will travel to the remote places

Killer Joe - 2015-01-14

Ma is the horse.
Ren is the Citizen of His Country (His Country is the Strongest, the White (skeletons) are his enemy).
Obedience Till Death.
Period of exploration.

Maggot Brain - 2015-01-14

Should have been called "Study Time."

misterbuns - 2015-01-14


para ti

blase - 2015-01-14

They also seem to have "borrowed" from Gumby and Pokey.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2015-01-14

The Eddie Murphy version would've made for a better rip-off.

blase - 2015-01-14

There's also a Chinese knockoff of South Park out there (South Park style faces and animation, but as Chinese teenagers with spiky hair). Unfortunately I haven't found a clip of it yet.

Gmork - 2015-01-14

Any country that doesn't respect intellectual property rights can rightly go fuck itself.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2015-01-14

* Disney sweeps several "coincidental" movies under a pile of campaign donations to extend copyright into eternity while Kimba the White Lion sheds a tear. *

blue vein steel - 2015-01-14

although this is obviously a straight up, unashamed rip-off, i'll paraphrase Roger Meyer Jr. from The Simpsons

the honeymooners? flintstones
sgt. bilko? top cat
huckleberry hound, chief wiggam, yogi bear?
andy griffith, edward g. robinson, art carny

EvilHomer - 2015-01-14

God, Gmork, you are such a dumb Republican. "Intellectual property" cannot fulfill even the most basic requirements of the word "property". The postmodern American conception of IP is nothing more than a blatantly manipulative legal fiction, haphazardly cobbled together over the past half-century or so in order to, first, colonize the creative landscape in favour of our richest corporate monopolies, to the detriment of all else (including not just the spirit of free competition but even, ironically enough, creator's rights), and second, to prop up dying industries whose business models are (at least at the executive levels) no longer sustainable in the face of advancing technology. Hey, it's OK when robots replace factory workers, but heaven help us all if an RIAA mogul loses one of his eight mansions on account of TPB!

Maybe China doesn't care about your precious intellectual property rights because they know these rights are a crock of shit, and they know you can't do a damn thing to stop them anyway.

bongoprophet - 2015-01-15


Maggot Brain - 2015-01-14

I got to admit I do love "Nun Princess's" look.

Binro the Heretic - 2015-01-14

Are you sure this is a rip-off and not just the makers of "Adventure Time" dicking around?

infinite zest - 2015-01-14

Here's a little article about it. Down below in the update it gives links to both this and the Gumball ones' wikis and some other cool information.


It looks like it's just a half dozen of very young animators who want to bring some life into what they describe as 'tacky' and 'trite' mainstream Chinese animation, working on a shoestring budget. Honestly, if it wasn't for the title of the video and the opening sequence, I wouldn't have necessarily made the comparison.

infinite zest - 2015-01-14

What's also interesting is w/r/t the Gumball one, the article says that although the show is new, some of those characters have been "in existence for some time." I don't know if that means pre-2012, or whenever Gumball came out, but I always thought that Gumball and Darwin looked.. well.. "Eastern" but not necessarily Japanese. Wouldn't it be weird (and cool) if Gumball drew inspiration from Chinese ad art?

Nominal - 2015-01-14

I'll never understand why a country that doesn't give two fucks about intellectual property laws even bothers making knockoffs.

fluffy - 2015-01-14

Because the country itself doesn't make this stuff, individuals do, and they want to make things but don't necessarily have the wherewithal to make something completely new.

I don't think this is a complete ripoff; it's just "heavily inspired" by Adventure Time. But AT is heavily inspired by lots of things too. Where's the line between homage and ripoff?

infinite zest - 2015-01-15

Ya. It's not like this is the first time anyway.. Mighty Orbots, Gobots, Power Rangers, all the same show as Voltron really, which was originally two different shows, I think..

Old_Zircon - 2015-01-15

Wasn't Voltron kind of a Tranzor Z ripoff, too? I've never actually seen it, and only seen one or two episodes of Tranzor Z a decade ago but that was the impression I got.

chumbucket - 2015-01-15

It seems like it would be a hell of a lot more effort to replicate a show like Adventure Time then just come up with your own zany make believe buddy cartoon.

Meerkat - 2015-01-14

LUCKY PIE originally developed as acceptance therapy for harelip

Spaceman Africa - 2015-01-14

Better than an actual Adventure Time episode

infinite zest - 2015-01-15

I pretty much agree at this point. I loved the show at first, but the new ones I've seen have really become this self-aware hip bullshit. Kinda like after your mom saw Juno and started quoting Ellen Page, it just wasn't cool anymore. Sorry mom, I still love you. :)

dairyqueenlatifah - 2015-01-14

Damn, some of those frames in the intro are literally traced over, recycled frames from Adventure Time.

gmol - 2015-01-14

To everyone here accusing China of not respecting "intellectual property ". Examine the premise of your position. Do you have any idea how much derivitization is responsible for the ideas you think are original? Are you in any way aware of how American media companies operate in terms of original ideas?

chumbucket - 2015-01-15

Sure there's derivative everywhere but outright cut and paste? That's just plain stealing.

gmol - 2015-01-15

But it isn't cut and paste. Those two look nothing like jake and finn.

blase - 2015-01-15

True that. Look at the current crop of popular animated shows - many seem to have been heavily inspired by Asian anime and manga. (Even "Adventure Time".) ...Oh, and need I mention American animation cannibalizing itself ever since Felix the Cat? + any other medium in the pop culture and fashion world. Pop will eat itself.

cognitivedissonance - 2015-01-15

Hey, they have to make up for all that back end in pasta, fireworks, gunpowder, tea and paper somehow.

bopeton - 2015-01-14

For some reason I keep getting distracted by how terrible the kid's microphone is.

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