Most brazen copies of animated films
The world of animation has become one of the most competitive, because although the original ideas are always the best, the style of drawings, computer animation, special effects, increasingly ostentatious soundtracks and dubbing actors international carving have turned this circus into an authentic factory of works of art. For this reason, a new genre called "mockbuster" has always proposed to make cheap versions on the same dates of the original or very close premiere. Of course, they only stay halfway, being more the object of laughter than of worship. Here we show you cases that are just like that!
The successful story that narrates the meteoric rise of a cook, thanks to his alliance with a rat with an excellent gift for the kitchen, became one of the best bets of Disney Pixar. Winner and deserving of an Oscar, the film managed to combine a story of improvement with a message for youth in a funny comedy, without losing the classic values of Disney. Of course, the idea was liked by the critic so much that it did not take long for a copy to appear. You will not be able to stop laughing with all the details of the limitations in this version.
While the original 2005 version was set in a French restaurant, the copy is based on a local in Rio de Janeiro. On this occasion, a rat named Marcel Toing lives in a world of talking rats that work in parallel to the human. Although this time the argument revolves more about how they get the food than how to prepare it. That is why the claim is based on the title, despite the fact that the company has gained some fame thanks to this same system.
Kung Fu Panda
The story of the funniest panda bear in the world, Po, tells another comical career to the success of how a flabby cook's assistant manages to reach the goal of being named the dragon warrior. The way to represent a clumsy antihero who happens to become an almost perfect combatant gave rise to one of the most acclaimed works of art. Of course, this one could not stay without his mockbuster either.
Little Panda Fighter
Again the same animation company, Video Brinquedo, wanted to make his own version of the film, only that his attempt was the most painful of the company. In this case, the story revolved around a panda called Pancada, whose dreams were linked to becoming a professional dancer. Although really only the central animal, the title and the theme are similar, it is clear that both the quality of the drawing and the story itself are light years away from the Dreamworks version.
Cars, they managed to create a world in which the cars were directly its inhabitants. And among them was Lightning McQueen, a racing car that competes to achieve the Piston Cup and ends up learning a good lesson in humility due to the vicissitudes of his passage through a remote village. The success was so huge that a version on airplanes was created, besides several sequels of the same one. Again Video Brinquedo wanted to show us that EVERYTHING can be copied.
The Little Cars in "The Great Race"
Again the same company saw business in this production, releasing directly cheap copy with bad PC game quality to the DVD market. "The Little Cars in The Great Race" shows us the lives of three friendly cars that try to see the race that the same car has been winning for the last 8 years. Although it is not the worst as the one Brinquedo Video has released, this time it has reached certain not-so-negative reviews since young children love it.
At the moment when "Antz" saw the light, Dreamworks was just a newly created house of animation. In spite of it, the product that they obtained achieved a very good acceptance, serving as the base for the different cinematographic bets that followed them. Surely it served as a base also to develop the dream of another company that already begins to sound in our heads. It did not get rid of its parodic copy, although on this occasion by Sterling Entertainment. Even though the producer is different, the quality is still much lower.
An Ant's Life
A life of an ant is the best by a title copied on the life of several insects, although in this occasion, it revolves around a group of ants that try to help a young queen to form his own colony. Far from becoming a quality drawing, its animation is possibly one of the worst on the list, because although later the company has been integrated into renowned producers, at that time they did not have the software or the necessary experience.
Kimba, the White Lion
Originally drawn in the 60s, this story tells the story of an albino lion who lost his father and was raised far from his pack by humans. Once he understood the benefits of living like this, he tried to return to the jungle to teach them how to live in peace with the rest of the animals of the jungle, growing both physically and morally on his return to the wildlife. Maybe this story of animal overcoming sounds like something since it is one of the most famous tapes of a certain drawings company.
The lion king
Although the main story of "The Lion King" is based on the play "Hamlet" by Shakespeare, you cannot help but look at the famous anime Kimba and feel that there is plagiarism. In fact, although there was no demand, popular culture was filled with references to this fact, coming to appear in a chapter of "The Simpsons" in which Mufasa says that Lisa must save her son Kimba, and then correct with "Simba". Still, it does not overshadow the artistic quality of one of Disney's greatest creations.
It is not the first time that Disney is accused of plagiarism since the acclaimed film "Coco" has also incurred the same problem as the previous one with another version that made another, Reel FX Creative Studios, called "The book of life." Although for some it may be unclear, the main theme of the film is the same, which deals with the famous "Day of the Dead of Mexico".
Time of adventures
This popular program about Finn and his magic dog, Jake, has been very successful since its first broadcast in 2010. Only 5 years later a show called "The Legend of Lucky Pie" was released in China. The similarities are extremely shameless since the story focuses on a small boy and his horse with powers; the friends go everywhere helping and saving the "Princess Siren" and the inhabitants to solve their problems.
"Gravity Falls" is an American animated television series, produced by Disney Channel, which focuses on the story of twins who spend their summer vacation with their uncle, while many paranormal situations occur around them. This time it was a company from Tatarstan (part of Russia), who copied this famous show. This program shows a child whose grandmother gives him a book and with this, help monsters and other extraordinary beings.
We all know the great success of "The Simpsons," so the plagiarism of this popular program was inevitable. In Brazil, comics were created based entirely on the series and very shamelessly similar. This magazine is called "The Stevenson," and the names are Homer/Humberto, Marge/Margarita, Bart/Bert, Lisa/Luisa, and Maggie/Magaly. In addition to using the same colors and many similarities in these characters, they made a terrible design, which certainly did not have a good response.
The Disney Pixar film of 2004, was a great blockbuster, in fact, soon the sequel to this popular movie will be released. Thanks to this fame, they had their cheap copies, which without a doubt did not obtain the results they wanted. This program focuses on an African-American family where they also have a pet with powers, so it has a small difference. However, the drawings are very similar.