What is Bootleg Animation?

There are multiple examples of bootleg animation nowadays. These are Parodies, Mock busters, and Rip-offs. You can find a lot of these works in websites like Youtube, and some websites that stream this kind of content. These examples can really confuse a viewer if what they’re watching is the real thing or if it’s a bootleg version of it. How can bootleg animation affect the person watching them? That’s what we’re here to find out.


A mockbuster (also known as knockbuster or a drafting opportunity) is a movie created with the intention of exploiting the publicity of another major motion picture with a similar title and/or subject. Mockbusters are often made with a low budget and quick production to maximize profit.


A parody  is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work—its subject, author, style, or some other target by means of satiric or ironic imitation. Parody may be found in art or culture, including literature, music (although “parody” in music has an earlier, somewhat different meaning than for other art forms), animation, gaming, and film.


A rip-off (or rip-off) is a bad financial transaction. Usually it refers to an incident in which a person is overcharged for something, or receives goods or services not of the standard expected for the price. A rip-off is usually distinguished from a scam in that a scam involves wrongdoing such as fraud; a rip-off may be considered excessive, but not illegal.

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