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Post by peachcake21 on Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:36 am

.... what happens after Craig does his 80 eps of Dinosaur train or if any writer does the amounts of eps the company wants?

I mean like Disney and Nick are like always commanding their shows to do atleast 80 eps but the limit is 100. Why? What if the show still has pottential? I mean how many shows have had more that 100? ... I dunno? But really, what does happen and why 80-100!?!

Well I don't get exactly Hey Arnold's ending. It had 100 eps and it ended but we are making simple ideas for the show.

So here are my questions
1. What happens after Craig/any writer finishes the amount of eps requierd?
2.Why do many shows end after the 80th or 100th ep?
3.How exactly did Hey Arnold! end even though it still has pottentiol of more episodes just like the ones we are doing?

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Post by Pie01 on Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:42 am

Did Craig already finished all the eps for Dinosaur train? I though he was still working on it...
I'm not a specialist but I'll try to answer =)

1. As I said I thought he was still working on PBS for Dinosaur train so I dunno.
2. I guess that animation's company are afraid that with more eps, the audience will get bored of it, but they couldn't demand less than 80/100 eps otherwise it is way too short: the show needs to last a minimum or it would be ridiculous for the channel.
3. Actually Nick wanted to do TJM (which would have been the real end of HA!) but they wanted Craig to sign a contract that would bind him to them (exclusive rights, stuff like that, I didn't really get that part) and as he refused and had already started to work on another project with Cartoon Network... TJM kind of collapsed.

It's been almost ten years since the last time HA! was aired, and from an interview I read, Craig kinda give up on HA!... That really sad, I really wish he could at least write TJM as a novel, something like that or maybe he would be nostalgic in few years. I don't think someone that creates characters and gave his best to make them live could ever totally give up on them... at least that's impossible from my personal experience. I really wish it would be his case too.
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Post by tendra91 on Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:54 pm

There's a pretty good article called The Rise & Fall of Hey Arnold (http://comicscoolartgames.com/arnold.htm) if you want to read up on how HA got cancelled.

I'm not too such about the 80-100 episode thing. I actually consider that pretty long lol because I usually see episodes last 60-70 episodes long. I'm guessing it's all about what the producers want, how long you can stretch out the story without making it slow and dull, the interest that the audience has, ect. It really is variable. Not exactly narrowed down to 80-100 eps.

So leading that to your Dinosaur Train question: After Craig finishes his reguired number of eps in his contract (which I don't know what that is), it all depends on whether or not kids still have interest in it and if PBS wants to continue the show, really.
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Post by funnybones021 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:13 pm

I've actually been asked this 100 episode question before from a few people on youtube, and here's what I found out.

The 100th episode is sometimes considered to be a benchmark for a TV network's ability to syndicate the show (in this case, syndication means selling the broadcast rights of the show to other networks, while the original network still holds all other rights). Many networks won't be interested in buying syndication rights if it's under 100 eps. because it probably wouldn't be profitable enough for them.

Despite all that, there's nothing that says a show has to be 80-100 episodes. In fact, it's pretty common for shows to have ~10 episodes during the first season, so that the network producing the show can decide whether or not it's worth it to continue with a 2nd season...or if they should just pull the plug before they invest in a full-length season.
So, like Tendra said, it ultimately depends on what the producers want, and what the network wants (which mostly depends on what advertisers want...although it works a little differently over at PBS).

lol, the TV business seems like a really shaky line of work, and contracts aren't always completely solid (e.g. look at what happened to Conan O'Brien a couple weeks ago).
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Post by Helga4ever on Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:59 pm

When I have enough money (Which will probably be in the after life) to buy the Hey Arnold! character from Viacom and Nickelodeon I will bring HA! Back to life! (a girl can dream can't she?)
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Post by peachcake21 on Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:47 pm

Sure she can Smile
I'll bet it's gonna be like a million bucks!

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Post by Helga4ever on Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:56 pm

Only? I can afford that! (My family's rich)
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Post by peachcake21 on Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:06 am

Rich!?!?! I can only dream =P
I'll just make a report that shows Nick that putting Hey Arnold back would cause more puplicity! Hope it works. =P

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Post by Helga4ever on Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:04 pm

I'll just wait a few more years then I'll buy the HA! Characters. You just wait and see! Wink
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Post by peachcake21 on Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:36 pm

Don't be too sure!
You have too (i think) buy 'em of Craig B. also.
Maybe. But How much longer? -P

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Post by Helga4ever on Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:24 pm

I don't know, But I'm writing a book so then after I publish it I will have plenty of money! And I won't give Hey Arnold! Back to nickelodeon I might give it to cartoon network to show how evil I am.
MWAHAHAHA!
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