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Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby Savarin » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:39 pm UTC

So, I've seen a lot of good anime parodies out there; ranging from voice overs and fake dubs to full on flash parodies.

One of the more famous examples I can think of is the Juggernaut example that actually made it into the 3rd X-Men movie.

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So, do you have any good ones to share?
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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby Jorpho » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:46 pm UTC

There seem to be several other "Abridged" series mentioned in TV Tropes. (I won't link to it, because that is unsafe.)

I was going to mention Excel Saga, but I guess that's not what you had in mind. (Not for everyone, Excel Saga, but I can definitely say I've never seen anything else quite like it.)

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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby smw543 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:55 am UTC

Jorpho wrote:There seem to be several other "Abridged" series mentioned in TV Tropes. (I won't link to it, because that is unsafe.)
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As a former Metal Gear junkie (I was forced to move on after those bastards made MGS 4 exclusive to the PS3,) I really enjoyed the Metal Gear Awesome series. Not an anime parody, but then the OP mentioned the Juggernaut one, so I guess there's some leeway.
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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby Savarin » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:12 pm UTC

Well, it does say Cartoon in the thread title. I do find it strange how there definitely seem to be more anime parodies then American cartoons.

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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby hideki101 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:12 pm UTC

Savarin wrote:Well, it does say Cartoon in the thread title. I do find it strange how there definitely seem to be more anime parodies then American cartoons.

That's probably because Anime is so much easier to make fun of because it tends to take itself more seriously. Most American cartoons are really one-shot gags (i.e. Loony Tunes) or make fun of other things (The Simpsons, Family Guy). It's a lot more fun to parody something that takes itself seriously than to parody something that doesn't.
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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby Jorpho » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:20 pm UTC

I could point you to some redubs, but I really didn't much care for the ones I've seen in the past. Suffice it to say, "redub" is the keyword you should be searching for.

Certainly, that Thundercats one done with the original cast qualifies as a "classic".


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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby Zohar » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:28 pm UTC

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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby Savarin » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:07 am UTC

Well, there is the other fact that it seems most American cartoons actually synch up to English. Whereas there's the stereotype that when someone is talking in a Japanese animation, it's never going to match english. Perhaps that aids in the parodies.

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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby TheAmazingRando » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:38 am UTC

I really like Saturday Morning Watchmen. Not anime, but good.

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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:54 am UTC

The cartoon Dexter's Laboratory did some parodies of a couple classic cartoons, and even one classic anime.

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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby capawe » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:43 am UTC

TFS Dragon Ball Z TAS is one of the best redubs/abridge series I have seen.

Also worth mentioning is the Venture Brothers. It is a cartoon parodying those old adventure cartoons where the father is a super scientist and his sons go on crazy adventures.

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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:53 pm UTC

capawe wrote:Also worth mentioning is the Venture Brothers. It is a cartoon parodying those old adventure cartoons where the father is a super scientist and his sons go on crazy adventures.


As is Sealab 2021, which shows the cast of Sealab 2020 a year later, doing anything but what they were originally assigned to do.

One I just remembered today while at the store was the Fairly Oddparents movie, "Channel Chasers", which did parodies of Johnny Quest, Scooby Doo, Speed Racer, Dragonball Z, a few classic Christmas specials, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tom and Jerry, Sesame Street, not to mention a show from their parent channel, Nickelodeon, Blue's Clues.

Speaking of Tom and Jerry, I had forgotten until just now that Dexter's Lab also did a parody of Tom and Jerry called Mom and Jerry.

There was another episode of Fairly Oddparents where Timmy's grandfather comes to visit, and complains about how things are in present times, and talks about the good ol' days. Timmy then wishes for them to go back to the good ol' days, and the entire cartoon became an homage and parody of the old black-and-white short cartoons of the 1930s. At one point an intersection of two streets is shown, "Ub" and "Iwerks", referring to one of the earliest cartoonists to work for Disney, and the original creator of Mickey Mouse, Ub Iwerks.

Also worth mentioning is the cartoon-within-a-cartoon, "Itchy and Scratchy" from The Simpsons, which is a parody of the Tom and Jerry cartoons, although a bit more violent. The story of their creation mirrors that of the creation of Mickey Mouse and the entire Disney animation studio.
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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby capawe » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:46 am UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:As is Sealab 2021, which shows the cast of Sealab 2020 a year later, doing anything but what they were originally assigned to do.

Oh yes, Sealab 2021 is a very funny show, one of my favourite adult swim series. I should also mention Harvey Birdman:Attorney at law another adult swim series which is a show about the old Hanna-Barbera cartoon charactes getting in trouble with the law and having to ask Harvey Birdman to help them out .

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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby Internetmeme » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:16 pm UTC

Robot Chicken. If it ever bugged you or thought about it, it probably will be in there eventually. Last night they had a war between the Smurfs and Snorks. The Snorks had suicide bombers.
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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby Jorpho » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:56 pm UTC

Speaking of which, I see there's a Robot Chicken Star Wars II out on DVD. Was that ever -- or still -- available legally online?

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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:31 am UTC

There was also the Wayans Brothers' movie, Little Man, which is basically an extended and modernized version of the Bugs Bunny cartoon, Baby Buggy Bunny.
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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby leonorax » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:25 am UTC

What is the name of that cartoon where the villains ride a oversized flying mushroom? The main character (protagonist) is a blond man with a regal outfit. The enemies are troll-like talking creatures that ride a oversized flying mushroom. They sit on top of the mushroom. If I remember correctly, the base/stem of the mushroom puffed black smoke. What's that cartoon called? I don't think it's American or British.
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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby modularblues » Tue May 04, 2010 5:31 pm UTC

Narutrix. It was actually rather clever. And of course, Animaniacs is a giant parody.

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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby Amarantha » Wed May 05, 2010 4:48 am UTC

Drawn Together parodies 8 different cartoon styles and Big Brother.

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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby Sartorius » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:14 am UTC

I find the English dub of Ghost Stories to be rather hilarious. They keep enough the same so the plot makes sense, but often make a lot of U.S.-centric jokes.
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Re: Good Anime/Cartoon Parodies

Postby Sarr » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:17 pm UTC

G Gundam is almost a parody all by itself. I've also seen a quite good parody of one of the Gundam Wing movies called "Not Another Gundam Anime", but it was at a con and doesn't seem to have much of an internet presence.
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