>They genuinely thought this will spawn a shit ton of sequels

>They genuinely thought this will spawn a shit ton of sequels
Were execs moronic or something? Did one of them just have a boner for Doug?

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  1. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Doug was huge in the early 90s and Disney bought it expressly because they wanted to capture that momentum. The thing is Doug had WAY more competition in the late 90s from other slice of life shows that basically did the same premise better, and the quirky early 90s culture that allowed Doug to take off at all was already pretty much dead. So in 1999 when this movie aired the popularity of the series was already almost completely dried up.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah 5 years was way too late to capitalize on the brand.

      Also, canonically Roger gave Patti the best fricking of her life.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Anyone have that screenshot where Doug/Jim meets Patti years later and ran into her husband which ended with a "Hey Funnie!"

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Just lighting in a bottle, then.
      I might be outing my lack of age here, but its hard for me to imagine Doug being being so popular. Even as a bullied kid, I always thought he was a pathetic whiny b***h.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        It was a completely different era where weird quirky stuff was very popular, it's a big reason alt rock exploded around then. Doug being kind of a weirdo loser protagonist fit in well with the period. Some stuff just ages very poorly as certain cultural eras come and go.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Kiddo I remember being like five years old and getting PUMPED from the football episode. You just had to be there.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Doug sucking made it feel cooler when he actually pulled off something cool, it was sort of the overarching premise of the show. And like

        It was a completely different era where weird quirky stuff was very popular, it's a big reason alt rock exploded around then. Doug being kind of a weirdo loser protagonist fit in well with the period. Some stuff just ages very poorly as certain cultural eras come and go.

        pointed out it aired during a time where sort of loser outcasts were seen as interesting.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Kiddo I remember being like five years old and getting PUMPED from the football episode. You just had to be there.

          I guess I should give it a fair shot then. I only really remember the camping episode and the rap video. Made me realize I wanted to jam my wiener into these girls

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            But anon that's rape! HONK HONK!

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      People forget just how huge Doug was in the early 90s.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        I think it's because it gets overshadowed by it's contemporaries. It came out the same night Rugrats and Ren & Stimpy did, both even bigger than Doug ever was.
        You always hear people go on how Rugrats was the biggest thing since sliced bread until Spongebob blew everything out of the water, and they also yabber on about how outrageous and boundary-pushing Ren & Stimpy was. Compared to those two, Doug doesn't seem all that special. The most you'd get is a joke about how this character was a closeted homosexual or pedophile, or Doug getting cucked.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          I completely agree that's why people forget just how huge Doug was. It simply doesn't stand out compared to Rugrats and Ren and Stimpy , That doesn't make it bad by a long shot, because it's certainly not bad, it's just not something that's immediately recognizable like it's contemporaries.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          I completely agree that's why people forget just how huge Doug was. It simply doesn't stand out compared to Rugrats and Ren and Stimpy , That doesn't make it bad by a long shot, because it's certainly not bad, it's just not something that's immediately recognizable like it's contemporaries.

          Yeah Doug's biggest novelty was how relatively down-to-earth but still quirky it was. That really didn't age well in the long-run when other Doug-inspired shows like Recess and Hey Arnold came out with way stronger characters and more interesting twists on that formula.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >The thing is Doug had WAY more competition in the late 90s from other slice of life shows that basically did the same premise better, a
      Keep in ind a good deal of those were /also/ Disney. I suspect the reason Disney even bought Doug was to retroactively claim they invented the concept of SoL cartoons.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        That's probably a big factor why they bought Doug, retroactive credit for a concept.

  2. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Too many green "people"

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Fricking greeners

  3. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >The last theatrical traditionally cel animated film by Disney
    >the last theatrical film to be in a 4:3 letterbox

  4. 6 days ago
    Anonymous
  5. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    As a millennial, I was surprised there was inside quailman jokes among the hot Filipino college students

  6. 6 days ago
    Anonymous
  7. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah Doug was HUGE because it was first. When other shit turned up shit was over for Doug.

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