I hope you can butterfly JFK's assassination and Vietnam...
You hit the idea on the head with Hanna and Barbera running the studio and making changes. It will happen, makes the most sense plus they both lived quite a long time so they could easily run the studios up until the 80s and 90s.Yeah, Koko is the best pick for that, honestly speaking.
On that regard, could we see Warner Bros. become the first company to dub anime? I mean, yes, they did dub anime here and there during their Seven Arts days, but if we're going to have a constant stream of oneupmanship, why not have WB get in touch with Osamu Tezuka or Fujiko F. Fujio?
Why not have Hanna and Barbera run the studio with some changes? Fleischer Studios can be renamed as DreamWorks Pictures, Hanna-Barbera Productions can be retitled as DreamWorks Television, and when the gaming industry comes to the States, the combined elements of DreamWorks would be perfect for numerous genres of gaming history.
Finally, I was thinking we could have porcelain figures of the Disney characters for the bigger spenders in the world, as well as some sort of annual sweepstakes contest during the summer months where one Saturday in July is taken over by Walt Disney Television and Marceline Animation on CBS's televised lineup from 7 A.M. to 8 in the evening. I'm talking like a variety of animated shows and movies from the past few years, ranging from The Oswald and Mickey Revue to Walt Disney Presents to Fantasia. If it's animated from the Walt Disney Company for theaters or TV, chances are that it will be part of the annual takeover/telethon/sweepstakes.
Sort of like this...
The grand prize would be a family pack of tickets to Disneyland, but there are also lesser prizes like free Disney movies for a year from your local theaterhouse, or a Davy Crockett hat. That is, if Disney still makes the Davy Crockett series.
Oh, and one more thing, the takeover sweepstakes would be capped off by a special 90-minute episode of WDP that gives you sneak peeks of what's going to happen on television from good old Uncle Walt. Basically combining the video I just sent with From All of Us to All of You and the classic Saturday Morning preview specials from the OTL 80s and 90s.
What do you think of all this?
I stand by not making this political though how viable that is its yet to be seen considering we are about 10/20 years away from president Disney but I will say this. This is trying to be a better world which means JFK will not be assassinated. Id also like to think he's more of a decent person here but that remains to be seen. Vietnam is an odd one, its a bad thing as we know but it shaped a lot of culture in the 60s. Though it also made LBJ unlikely to ever be considered a great president so it has its wins and losses. SO JFK lives but Vietnam I am unsure of. Open to thoughts about Vietnam.I hope you can butterfly JFK's assassination and Vietnam...
Thanks! My first idea for a successor was having Seymour Kneitel run the studio, but he died in 1964. So that's a bust.You hit the idea on the head with Hanna and Barbera running the studio and making changes. It will happen, makes the most sense plus they both lived quite a long time so they could easily run the studios up until the 80s and 90s.
Your idea works and makes sense. One up FS and get the merch ball rolling. Davy Crockett is up in the air because of an earlier film they did but its feasible it could still exist. Wrapping it up with a, what's coming this fall also keeps the hype up. I feel like there is a lot of golden chances for merch here. And I think Disney needs to be less uptight with there former catalogue. Never begun the Disney Vault idea at all and keep releases for films going. I will use your idea come the mid sixties around the time of Disney world. And I like the idea that warner brothers does the anime first so not to give everything to the other two. Anyone hoping for in-depth anime sections though will find themselves wanting because its something I know nothing about.
On that note it Also gives me the idea of CBS doing a charity event each year, like children in need here in England. That way all the Hollywood companies can come together to try one up each other in raising money for charity. Since I am not aware which country you are from. I will put this here; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_in_Need.
Now and as I grew up. Roger Rabbit was always a film that was re-watchable no matter what. Giveing him an extended role like the others is a perfect idea. Can preserve his film too and even have a resson to make the planned but never made sequels, Roger Rabbit deserved more but somethings I wonder if that film was a bit to adult for Disney. The Lack of WB is due to the fact I was trying not to over complicate this with focus on three studios but since FS is about to get a ton of universal properties. I am sure we can spare a look at warner brothers at some point, make them the anime powerhouse as well.Thanks! My first idea for a successor was having Seymour Kneitel run the studio, but he died in 1964. So that's a bust.
Cool for Davy Crockett's legacy potentially still existing as is. Although, I did grow up with the Disney Vault promotions and saw nothing wrong with it as a kid. But that might be my Disney bias talking here. Plus, in WB's favor, they are kinda lacking in news coverage ITTL, so making them the anime powerhouses of "ye olden dayes" in the 60s would be a surprising shift in the world of animation.
I'm actually from the United States of America. And I do know about the Children in Need thing. Honestly, the ability to see all the big heavy-hitters in Hollywood promoting themselves for a good cause is too good not to pay both attention and money to.
Heck, why not have Roger Rabbit exist ITTL, but as the mascot for this American version of the charity event? I mean, have you seen the amount of cameos in that movie? Making him the mascot of this whole endeavor would be the icing on the cake.
Though the next FS chapter will be the 1960s, it will also cover there earlier 1950 TV shows when it talks about the heavy hitters of the 1960s. You know I had never heard of Ralph Bakshi till now but you just made a connection to FS. In this timeline they will make LOTR in animated form and since Ralph Bakshi worked on that OTL he can fit right in with them. I will have to read though his wiki page to understand more but so far its making sense to include him. Thanks for bringing him to my attention.Since there's no mention of Hanna-Barbera's television work (which at the end of the 50s would consist of Ruff and Reddy, Huckleberry Hound, and Quick Draw McGraw), I assume that it will be covered in a chapter focusing on television of the 1950s.
Also, since Fleischer seems intent on making animated features for adults, I feel this is a good point to bring up Ralph Bakshi. At this point, he is a minor animator at Terrytoons, but eventually he will go off on his own and create animated movies with darker and more mature themes than anything else at the time. My guess is that the success of Fritz the Cat (his directorial debut and, in our world, the highest-grossing independent animated movie) is what puts him on Fleischer's radar, and from there who knows what could happen?
According to some historical sources, JFK wasn't eager to draw US support to Vietnam; apparently, he was hoping to withdraw US support (what little there was; military advisers and non-combatant helicopter pilots, mainly) completely by the end of 1963-early 1964.SO JFK lives but Vietnam I am unsure of. Open to thoughts about Vietnam.
Perfect then. More Easier then expected. We do kinda need to butterfly away many of the big problems to save a few Disney projects. One I have not yet mentioned is 9/11. Somehow some way the twin towers will feature in this timeline. Those buildings where never the most nicest looking of buildings but by god they made the new York skyline stand out. So if you or anyone here has any way we can utilize the world trade centre without blowing it up. I would be greatly thankful. Then maybe the pop century resort and twa can both survive.According to some historical sources, JFK wasn't eager to draw US support to Vietnam; apparently, he was hoping to withdraw US support (what little there was; military advisers and non-combatant helicopter pilots, mainly) completely by the end of 1963-early 1964.
So yeah, no assassination, no Vietnam.
That way, the Roger we know IOTL that hangs out with classic cartoon characters can be shown in the CBS charity event. Genius!My idea for TTL's Roger Rabbit is something closer to the book (I'd recommend listening to this audiobook version by Son of Herodotus here); I figured it could release in 1984-1985, and star Paul Reubens as Roger, Peter Renaday as Eddie, and Russi Taylor as Jessica. Directed by a then-pair of up-and-coming brothers called the Coens.
My idea for TTL's Roger Rabbit is something closer to the book (I'd recommend listening to this audiobook version by Son of Herodotus here); I figured it could release in 1984-1985, and star Paul Reubens as Roger, Peter Renaday as Eddie, and Russi Taylor as Jessica. Directed by a then-pair of up-and-coming brothers called the Coens.
Anyway to Preserve Roger and allow him to be a charity icon. I will listen to that at some point soon. Also that casting is perfect. Russi Taylor deserves more recognition.That way, the Roger we know IOTL that hangs out with classic cartoon characters can be shown in the CBS charity event. Genius!
1) Perhaps his second imprisonment goes far more pear-shaped, resulting in a longer sentence?: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Manson#Second_imprisonment (it's better than what I was gonna suggest initially, which was having Manson targeting Dennis Wilson and killing him, Brian, and Carl)That being Sharon Tate and her murder at the hands of the Manson family. Well on that subject, how do we also deal with Roman Polanski.
Firstly, that happens in a hearts of iron four mod tbf. The Manson family kill the beach boys. But a longer imprisonment works, anything to save her life.1) Perhaps his second imprisonment goes far more pear-shaped, resulting in a longer sentence?: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Manson#Second_imprisonment (it's better than what I was gonna suggest initially, which was having Manson targeting Dennis Wilson and killing him, Brian, and Carl)
2) ...Good question.
Maybe; perhaps some signs are noticed earlier, and Polanski voluntarily commits himself to a mental institution to get help?Secondly: is he redeemable is the question. If Polanski is deemed saveable then I will look into doing that otherwise there's only one other option.
Will have to look up his earlier life. Could easily let him bet killed in Poland as a child. That did nearly happen. https://www.crimeintime.com/2017/02/scene-of-crime.htmlMaybe; perhaps some signs are noticed earlier, and Polanski voluntarily commits himself to a mental institution to get help?
Its a shame your Timeline is not around anymore would of loved to read it. The Superman success is only the start, wait till we hit the live action movies.I'd imagine the purchase of Nintendo turned a few heads in the States, and made some heads roll in Japan. Nevertheless, I look forward to seeing this come to fruition.
On the flipside, seeing the Super Pets/Superman Hour be so successful for Disney is sweet.
On an even better note, a Disney movie being the first time two men kissed onscreen is quite an achievement, especially since it came out in Walt's era.
However, I do feel sad that Uncle Walt isn't that enthusiastic about changing how animation is created, given his abhorrent hatred for the Xerox method. Maybe if he saw what it could do for Marceline Animation, he could change his mind. But I digress.
One more thing to note is that my first timeline on this website had its POD come about by having Disney bring Nintendo's cards to the States at Disneyland. Now, even though that timeline is not around anymore, it makes me happy to see that I'm not alone in seeing that happen.