Why doesn't Nick Jr have their own toy-centered cartoon?

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  1. Mikurotoro92

    Mikurotoro92 Banned

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    Disney Junior has Doc McStuffins

    Sprout has Noddy the Toyland Detective

    Nick Jr is the ONLY pre-school channel without a show revolving around toys!

    Why is this?

    Sure they've had an underwater cartoon (Bubble Guppies) just like Disney Junior but I think that was more influenced by the success of SpongeBob than anything else
     
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    kanc Well-Known Member

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    There is Paw Patrol merchandise as I've seen some ads for it
     
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    I've also seen some Shimer and Shine merchandise merchandise as well.
     
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    I have seen some Shimer.
     
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    I don't think Mikurotoro92 is talking about merchandise I think he's referring to the fact that Nick Jr doesn't have it's own version of Doc McStuffins or Noddy the Toyland Detective where the main character helps toys when they need it and in turn the toys befriend and rely on the main character for help and even help the main character out when he/she needs it.
     
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    Nick Jr. did have Lalaloopsy, but that was a acquisition.

    Rusty Rivets is close, though.
     
  7. Mikurotoro92

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    Exactly

    I am a "she" BTW
     
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    My apologizes :oops:.
     
  9. Dudley

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    Why do you feel that they need to have one?


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    I know that a lot of parents (and their wallets) don't look too kindly on merchandise-driven cartoons, that's a big reason why they dropped off like flies at the end of the 80's/early 90's.

    Whoops! You ment cartoons FEATURING toy characters, sorry.
     
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    Red Arrow :D Proud Beneluxer

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    I don't understand what you mean. We still have lots of shows like that.
     
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    But they aren't nearly as prevalent as they were in the 80's. Transformers, Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, GI Joe, MASK, He-Man, etc. All shows designed to promote toylines. While many shows still have merch, the merch is made for show, rather than the show being made for the merch, usually.
     
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    In the '80s, a lot of American programming such as He Man, etc got heavily criticised in the UK because it's sole intention was to sell merchandise.
     
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    Anonymoususer2004 Excelsior!

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    PAW Patrol is centered around toys, it's nothing but a soulless cash grab, seriously. The creators even said they add new characters just to sell more toys.
     
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    Probably because it makes sense? Kids = toys = money. One show would suffice.
     
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    I get making cartoons that are based on toys, but why does OP want another cartoon where the characters live in a world with living toys? They're already two on other kids channels.


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  18. Mikurotoro92

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    Because it's currently the "in" thing with pre-school shows
     
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    AnotherRandomGuy The cat's in the cradle

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    That's not exactly fair to Paw Patrol, it's competently made and I never really get the feeling it's cynical about what it creates.

    The way characters are introduced aren't intrusive and while superfluous don't do anything ruin the show's integrity, heck they aren't even part of the main cast most of the time.
     

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