Dorkimax has got to turn it around in the next segment, he's coming across as an annoying idiot.
Well that transcript seems why tooo close to Real Life. Some really bad channels out there.
Definitely reads as an aggravating conversation to listen through, so big success on that front.
To quote the ever-on-point Lindsay Ellis: "Thanks, I hate it!"
It's so on the nose of that mid-00s
garbageexperimentation I can't picture these two clowns in anything other than cardboard+foil armour and terrible makeup worthy of season 1 of MST3K (yeah, the season even most fans haven't seen!).
I legitimately rolled my eyes at a lot of the jokes there. Exactly what I'd expect from the early-mid 2000's. Hopefully these guys get better as they will go on.
Bet these guys parents are reccuring characters, ones wo show up on occasion to scold them for whatever.
I am going to be upfront here: I tried to read the transcript, but my self-preservation instincts kicked in, and I scrolled away. It was like if Red Letter Media's "Nerd Crew" bit was cranked up to 11.
Thank you all for your kind words! You bring a tear to my eye.Dorkimax has got to turn it around in the next segment, he's coming across as an annoying idiot.
I've been pretty borderline Nerdicus myself at times. I based them in part on those obnoxious geek fanboy channels and in part on the "Afternoon Zoo" radio DJ duos that laugh at their own jokes and try to be as obnoxious as possible.I for one absolutely loved this post and LOL a few times while reading it. I will not lie honestly this could easily be me and one of my obnoxious friends at 16 years old in '06 ITTL. If you may I will gladly take on the Nerdicus role and will help out with any future segments they may show up in. Just shoot me a PM please and let me know if you had any ideas for a future post.
A shame that Turner's own cartoon channel didn't adopt the Cartoon Network title TTL! It rolls off the tongue much better than Cartoon TV, that's for sure! But at the same time, I imagine the CN title doesn't make as much sense when you're lacking some of the foundationary cartoons the channel was built on OTL, the cartoons now shoring up TTL!Nickelodeon. Rankin-Bass becoming a part of it is a nice bonus for them.
Hanna-Barbera and Filmation ending up under the same roof just feels rather fitting though, I'll be honest! DIC ending up under the thumb of Hollywood Studios was an unexpected twist though, though in this case it is a bit of OTL leaking into TTL. Eisner's ambitions may result in them not regaining their independence though, haha!
So we have Warner!Nick, Cartoon TV, and Hollywood!DIC alongside Disney in the space of TV, exciting! I am a bit sad that, due to Warner owning Nick TTL, Games Productions Inc. is in effect butterflied, unless Viacom independently decides to come up with it, for whatever reason (do they even have any channels for children's content strictly at the moment?). I imagine folks like Vanessa Coffey will be floating around, and may end up getting scooped up elsewhere.
The Cartoon TV logo is essentially rendered something like CarTvoon where the "TV" descends diagonally through the "Car-oon". I can't really do it justice with the text here. It's got the full stable of H-B titles to jumpstart it while WB is able to use its titles to keep Nick running, Boop and Popeye are part of a "shotgun" approach of throwing out a load of titles and seeing what connects with audiences. Popeye will have a modest run while Betty Boop will gain a big Japanese audience since she's borderline kawaii as it is.Would it still be called "Kimba" if it's Disney doing the North American distribution instead of NBC? I suppose it would be if you're just putting it there for the lulz. Clearly memes spite nails!
I'm most surprised at the relaunch of shows like Popeye and Betty Boop! The demise of DIC is sad, I'm sure their final Littles movie is a good watch.
I think I found another reason for Hollywood Pictures to buy Universal (beyond their Universal Studios theme park), before 2006 Universal owned Oswald the Lucky Rabbit OTL so I wouldn't put past Eisner to buy Universal to get the rights to Oswald as a screw you to Disney.
I can imagine it, but it still feels comparatively less cool than the Cartoon Network, but alas, that's how the cookie crumbles.The Cartoon TV logo is essentially rendered something like CarTvoon where the "TV" descends diagonally through the "Car-oon". I can't really do it justice with the text here. It's got the full stable of H-B titles to jumpstart it while WB is able to use its titles to keep Nick running.
As per "Buyouts, Mergers, and Heroes (oh my!)", both Nick and MTV were retained by Warner, and since the OTL MTV Networks also included VH1, the Movie Channel and something now-defunct known as the Radio Television Station, presumably. So that idea is a no-go, I imagine.OK. So now that Nick won't be going to Viacom, do MTV and VH1 still go there? If so I have a proposal., MTV Kids. It's an idea I've presented before in the past, but basically, since MTV was always about that animation as well as their music, it would make sense for them to adapt that for the younger GenXers. Also, I def see Nickelodeon launching TTL's answer to Toonami now that Warner has it still.
I can imagine it, but it still feels comparatively less cool than the Cartoon Network, but alas, that's how the cookie crumbles.
As per "Buyouts, Mergers, and Heroes (oh my!)", both Nick and MTV were retained by Warner, and since the OTL MTV Networks also included VH1, the Movie Channel and something now-defunct known as the Radio Television Station, presumably. So that idea is a no-go, I imagine.
However, something Viacom does own is Showtime. If Viacom was really interested in going through with the idea of expanding into children's entertainment, they could go through with the idea of Showtime Kids, or alternatively just a brand new channel. They would still have the downside that a lot of the folks that helped form early Nick (and MTV too) are still with Nick TTL, such as Geraldine Laybourne, Bob Pittman, Fred Seibert and Alan Goodman, with the processes that eventually made it as OTL beginning in 1984, some three years before the OTL sale to Viacom. Of course, butterflies be flutterin', but something like the rebooted Popeye, Betty Boop and Mighty Mouse just seems fitting in this sort of transitional period for the channel.
Interestingly, however, if Warner began reairing its old content on Nick circa '86/'87, likely to the approval of Laybourne, then Bakshi's OTL pitch for an animated series, Tattertown, wouldn't be as appealing anymore (again, butterflies not withstanding, given TTL's Bat-Shit Productions and their productions on Howard the Duck and Fear and Loathing). There wouldn't be a need to get something going to give the network's execs the confidence needed to get the animation department going, since, you know, they already were part of Warner! Laybourne probably would've just set out the rules for the network's cartoons from the outset. This does also butterfly Nick's second attempt at original animation OTL, which brought in Vanessa Coffey as an independent contractor. If Coffey TTL instead decides to approach Showtime, in hopes of getting original animation going, and they get a successful special going, that just might inspire something...
Likely no TV Land, given that emerged in the 90s, but Nick at Nite debuted in 1985 before the Viacom purchase, so it is still probably around unless Geekhis says otherwise!Well, this means no Nick-at-Night or TV Land, and the only recognizable late Eighties afternoon and evening Nickelodeon shows carrying over from OTL to TTL being Turkey Television and You Can't Do That on Television. We are looking at virgin territory.
Maybe, but the environment is also rather different, since some of Nick's OTL building blocks are still present. It could possibly end up a very-OTL!Nick flavored version of those channels, depending on how things go.So the idea is that Nick ITTL could easily become something akin to Kids WB and Fox Kids?
Likely no TV Land, given that emerged in the 90s, but Nick at Nite debuted in 1985 before the Viacom purchase, so it is still probably around unless Geekhis says otherwise!
The low cost of the old programs made for the majority of programming on small market non-affiliated TV channels.Nick-at-Night happened starting in 1988, out of the brainstorming of the geniuses at Viacom. TV Land happened ten years later, through the experiences of AMC and Turner Classic Movies, as a 24 hour version of Nick-at-Night.
If they do end up investing in reality television, I hope they don't invest TOO much and TOO often! Remember, this is The DISNEY Channel, not MTV!Will Super Disney be able to hold off the ravaging horde of Reality TV in this TL or will Big Brother housemates Kermit and Mickey join the darkside?
Stay Tuned! Same Bat Channel etc etc
|Release date||Title||Studio label||Co-production with|
|January 18, 1985||Pinocchio (re-release) [w/ Short A Day in the Park]||Walt Disney Productions|
|February 20, 1985||The Valley of the Wind||Toei Company||Distributed by Buena Vista under the Fantasia Films label|
|March 22, 1985||Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend||Fantasia films||Silver Screen Partners II|
|April 12, 1985||The Three Caballeros [w/ classic Short The Three Caballeros]||Walt Disney Productions||Silver Screen Partners II|
|May 3, 1985||101 Dalmatians (re-release) [w/ Short Gonzo & Goofy’s Galactic Golf]||Walt Disney Productions|
|June 7, 1985||The Ballad of Edward Ford||Hyperion Pictures||Silver Screen Partners II|
|June 21, 1985||Return to Oz||Fantasia Films||Silver Screen Partners II|
|August 30, 1985||Spies Like Us||Hyperion Pictures||Silver Screen Partners II|
|September 27, 1985||The Journey of Natty Gann [w/ Short Man’s Best Friend with Mickey & Pluto]||Walt Disney Productions||Silver Screen Partners II|
|October 4, 1985||Dreamchild||Fantasia Films||EMI Productions|
|November 22, 1985||Elementary! [w/ Short First Contact]||Walt Disney Productions||Silver Screen Partners II|
|December 18, 1985||The Bureau||Fantasia Films||HandMade Films, Silver Screen Partners II|
|January 31, 1986||The Best of Times||King’s Road Productions||Distributed by Buena Vista under the Hyperion Pictures label|
|March 7, 1986||Sleeping Beauty (re-release) [w/ Short The Bunny Picnic]||Walt Disney Productions|
|May 9, 1986||Short Circuit||Fantasia Films||Tri-Star Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II|
|May 23, 1986||Where the Wild Things Are [w/ Short Little Luxi]||Walt Disney Productions||Silver Screen Partners II|
|June 27, 1986||Labyrinth||Fantasia Films||Silver Screen Partners II|
|July 9, 1986||The Neverending Story: The Next Chapter||Fantasia Films||Constantin Films AG, Silver Screen Partners II|
|July 26, 1986||Flight of the Navigator [w/ Short A Wish for Whales]||Walt Disney Productions||Silver Screen Partners II|
|August 6, 1986||Transformers, the Movie||Marvel Productions||Sunbow Entertainment (Distributed by Buena Vista under the Marvel name due to contractual obligations)|
|August 13, 1986||Rhapsody||Hyperion Pictures||Silver Screen Partners II|
|September 26, 1986||Lady and the Tramp (re-release) [w/ Short Foo Foo’s Big Adventure]||Walt Disney Productions||Silver Screen Partners II|
|October 10, 1986||Clockwise||Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment||Distributed by Buena Vista under the Fantasia Films label|
|November 12, 1986||Castle in the Sky||Studio Ghibli||Distributed by Buena Vista under the Fantasia Films label|
|November 21, 1986||Song of the South (modernization) [w/ Short By the Bayou (from Musicana)]||Walt Disney Productions||Silver Screen Partners II|
|December 19, 1986||Little Shop of Horrors||Fantasia Films||Silver Screen Partners II|