How did Nelvana get the FOP distribution rights to Latin America and some European countries? What stopped Nick from having full ownership?

How did Nelvana get the FOP distribution rights to Latin America and some European countries? What stopped Nick from having full ownership?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they thought the show will be not successful in latam, that's why the dub was in miami, tecnically the cheapest one

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ironically the show is or was pretty popular in latam

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This plus Disney had the good seasons. Nick only broadcasted the shit ones here.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Here in brazil, FOP have a top tier dub.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        do you have only one dub, am I a right?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        is there as much of a fanbase towards dubbing in there as there is here in spanish speaking countries?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, people remember Voice actors' names and stuff, say "you dubbed my favorite character" and the VA be like "i don't remember, but ok, cool"

          Nowadays, dubs are getting more elaborated by mescling the Rio cast with the São Paulo cast of VA, which is great in my opinion, because mainly the rio cast dubs cinema movies and tv series, while the são paulo cast dubs more tv programs and anime.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was pretty popular in latam, we still do fop memes every other day here. Pretty quotable actually.
      >nick literally has the downfall seasons

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Never fails to make me kek. Disney just finally stopped airing the show and it was just before Disney XD itself died.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How the hell did Disney XD broadcast FOP?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      Anon that's literally what this entire thread is about

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is what prevents Timmy from being in Nick All-Star Brawl.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      I never undesrtood this shit. That didn't stop them from adding FOP characters in previous crossovers games. Why is it an issue now?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In the countries where Nick didn't own FoP the titles of the games had to be changed as to not imply that Nick owns FoP in those countries.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Really? What were they called?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

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            Nicktoons Unite became "SpongeBob SquarePants and Friends Unite"

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

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              Actually, looking further into it, the "Nicktoons" games basically became "SpongeBob and Friends".

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

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              Actually, looking further into it, the "Nicktoons" games basically became "SpongeBob and Friends".

              Holy kek.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

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              https://i.4cdn.org/co/1655168648114.jpg

              Actually, looking further into it, the "Nicktoons" games basically became "SpongeBob and Friends".

              >European release gets rid of the "Nicktoons" title to avoid copyright issues
              >Nickelodeon's big ass logo is still present within the game

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

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          Nicktoons Unite became "SpongeBob SquarePants and Friends Unite"

          https://i.4cdn.org/co/1655168648114.jpg

          Actually, looking further into it, the "Nicktoons" games basically became "SpongeBob and Friends".

          Holy shit, I never knew this was a thing. That's hilarious.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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        >Spongebob's name bigger than the Nicktoons title in that one last game

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          notice only the second game has them all as the same size but by the next game it's back to SpongeBob being larger than the rest of them.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

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            Just like the Spider-Man and friends series

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      I never undesrtood this shit. That didn't stop them from adding FOP characters in previous crossovers games. Why is it an issue now?

      Funnily enough the game dev team is located in Sweden, one of the countries Disney/Nelvana has the show's rights.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Viacom has always been this incompetent.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Now explain why they have acknowledge Shout Factory for Danny Phantom specifically

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Zim and FoP premiered on the same day. Zim had a whole advertisement campaign leading up to it that started with an Irken logo and the text "The invasion begins this fall", then a commercial with some fuzzy footage of Dib screaming about how they're coming, then finally a video from Zim assuring Earth that there's no upcoming invasion and they should carry on with their miserable Earth business (and GIR sings the doom song). This whole thing happened over the course of a few months.

    Meanwhile, all FOP got was a video of Butch Hartman giving an elevator pitch for the show. It was pretty obvious which of the two Nick expected to be their next flagship series and which was a lower priority series. The toy rights were also being sat on by some company until recently because Nick license them out cheap and didn't give a fuck.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Remember there was some fuck that blamed him killing someone on an episode of Invader Zim. That shit kills a show fast.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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        >Nick officially has three shows that inspired killings.
        What a world we live in. I wonder which ine will be next.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Danny Phantom
          >Invader Zim
          what's the other one?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Jimmy Neutron

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            My life as a teenage robot

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It didn’t kill Beavis & Butt-Head, although the show suffered for it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I always thought Nick hated Zim due to its dark and violent premise.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They don't. The show was just too expensive to produce.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We only have the Zim crew's side of the story, but if you read between the lines it's pretty obvious that Zim wasn't what they had a problem with. It was Jhonen Vasquez doing his best to refuse every request they made of him, no matter how reasonable (like the infamous incident where he wanted to have a bloody image of GIR jumpscare in the middle of the theme song, Nick told him that he couldn't put bloody GIR in the show, so Jhonen started hiding it in random episodes to spite them). Combine that with the fact that they were constantly behind schedule and over-budget and Nick finally just got fed up.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It wasn't Bloody GIR that irritated Nick (they didn't even know about it). It was Jhonen constantly including cameos from his comics, even after Nick told him to knock it off for legal reasons.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          with the amount of merchandise the show sold almost since it ended I'm surprised they didn't consider a revival much earlier

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They did. Many times. Jhonen just turned them down every time. In the mid-10s, it just so happened Jhonen was getting burnt out with his indie creator thing and wanted to do something people would actually give a fuck about. Nick just happened to call him with yet another offer for a Zim revival around that time, so he just went "fuck it, I'm game". That's how the new comic happened. The movie revival happened because he spent four years pitching Very Important House to various networks and streaming services before going "fuck it, more animated Zim".

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Damn, I really wish we got his take on TMNT instead.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Some mad christian moms probably called in like clockwork to complain about everything on nick, not just Zim.
        Zim was easy to drop as soon as the CGI space battle bills started piling up and deadlines weren't getting met, and the merch sales were completely negligible until after the show ended and hot topic got a hold of Gir.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would also like to say that Zim had an initial 13 episode order then extended to a 20 episode first season. It was then given a full on 20 episode second season (one ultimately though reduced to seven episodes).

      Meanwhile, OddParents was only initially given a mere six episode order just like SpongeBob was initially. It was then only given a fourteen episode second season as the first season was wrapping up production-wise (explaining the extensive hiatus between the two season).

      I think part of this different treatment was that Zim was being planned as a show designed to recapture an older tween demographic that had moved towards Cartoon Network while OddParents not only didn't meet a very specific demographic the network was struggling with but it was a self-contained spinoff of OYC, a show itself not well treated at all by the network.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was more of a testing ground curated by an outsider

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nick clearly wanted a new ren & stimpy but they didnt expect kids and/or adukt feaking the hell out that much for the new show

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What stopped Nick from having full ownership?
    Sometimes studios sell off certain rights in other countries to help produce a movie or a TV show for X amount of years. I'm not sure about Nick's deal, but prehaps they said "you can have this show for this many years, do whatever you want in this amount of time, and we'll make more episodes. If it does good, we'll renegotiate when your deal is almost up."

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It aired on Disney Channel in Spain too

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What stopped Nick from having full ownership?
    Nickelodeon had and continues to have a decent relationship with Nelvana and the deal pawning off FOP distribution rights to Nelvana was part of a bigger one that also did stuff like also pawned off Taina's international distribution to Nelvana and renewed Nelvana-produced Nick shows.

    As this thread has pointed out, Nick didn't have much faith in OddParents so the whole thing comes off as letting Nelvana internationally deal with something they thought would only last a short while. As we all knew, the show blew up and Nick somehow was able to get full international rights to all then-future episodes sometime in the mid 2000s (right at the tail end of the show's initial run).

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It is hilarious that said “later” episodes were after Channel Chasers, considered the unofficial ending by many and the last episodes of the good seasons.

      I remember other show being pawned to Nelvana being Caitlyn’s Way.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always wondered that as a kid.
    Jetix/Disney XD broadcasted early FoP (I think before the Poof movie) and Nick had the newer shit, but I never saw the older shit on Nick.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Nickelodeon has licensed the international distribution rights to the Nick series, THE FAIRLY ODD PARENTS to Nelvana. In addition, Nick has renewed Nelvana-produced shows, MAGGIE AND THE FEROCIOUS BEAST and PELSWICK. In addition, Nickelodeon has agreed to co-produce a minimum of one new series with Nelvana. THE FAIRLY ODD PARENTS follows Timmy Turner and his two bungling fairy godparents. Michael Hirsh, co-chief executive officer of Nelvana, said, "Nickelodeon's programming has terrific youth appeal around the world. We believe Nelvana's international television and home video clients will welcome these two unique series when we debut them at MIPCOM in October."

    Considering that Maggie and the Ferocious Beast was a pretty big part of their Nick, Jr lineup, I'm inclined to think distribution rights to FOP were something that Nick didn't think all that important and threw in to sweeten the deal.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nelvana and Nick have a very long-term relationship, as do their parent companies. When the Canadian government gives up on preventing foreign ownership of media companies, expect Viacom to buy out Corus Entertainment (and Nelvana with it).

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