10 Popular Cartoon Rip Offs That Actually Exist


The world's most popular cartoons are ripped-off on a fairly regular basis. In some cases, the resulting rip-offs are nothing more than cheap, inferior imitations of the originals, but occasionally they can end up being just as popular (if not even more so) than the ones they're imitating. In this video, we're going to take you through some examples of both (there'll be examples of how copying should be done and how it really shouldn't be done). The examples we'll be including are as follows; the fact that Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy clearly copies (or at least parodies) Matt Groening's long-running The Simpsons, the fact that the awful Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island! blatanly copies SpongeBob SquarePants, the fact that Yo-Kai Watch totally steals the entire concept of Pokemon (with supernatural beings instead of animal-esque creatures), the fact that Samurai Pizza Cats, Kung Fu Dino Posse and Street Sharks all took the idea of anthropomorphic animals fighting evil from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the fact that Johnny Test was essentially just Dexter's Laboratory with some gender-swapping, the fact that the 1978 Run, Wonder Princess! movie was an utterly shameless rip-off of DC's iconic Wonder Woman character, the fact that Pixie Pinkie was obviously imitating The Fairly OddParents, and the fact that even the great 1980s classic ThunderCats was just taking the Masters of the Universe template and making a few tweaks. We hope you enjoy it! Make sure you let us know your thoughts in the comments section below the video.