Biggest Cash Cows of All Time

This is going to be one of my last two lists before I go on a hiatus from making lists.

The Top Ten

1 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

It's the anime that most kids are familiar with, and it has exploded into decades of video games, trading cards, and an anime lasting over 700 episodes. I hope Nintendo is enjoying raking in the dough that this franchise made for them, as well as their other stuff, such as Mario, Zelda, etc. Those are also big cash cows, and they will be added to the list as well. - Cartoonfan202

Yep, they do everything to meet their user's quality standards. That's why they are one of the best franchises in the world. - Neonco31

Makes sense though.

2 Apple Apple Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

Want Proof that they are Cash Cows they sold a Pencil for $100 and people still bought it - christangrant

3 Frozen

It's literally everywhere. You can't escape from it. It has everything: toys, books, clothes, jewelry, coloring books, makeup, fruit snacks, and who knows what else. I used to get annoyed whenever I saw a Frozen related item in the store, but now whenever I go to the store, I just accept that a Frozen related item is obviously going to be there and that there is no escaping from this franchise. No wonder it's the highest grossing animated film ever. - Cartoonfan202

4 Call of Duty

I'm sorry, this has to be the most milked to death one on this list. - mattstat716

5 Minions

Why is Frozen above? No one pays attention to Frozen compared to Minions. They even made a 2 hour long commercial and put it on theaters. At least Frozen isn't a bad movie, but this movie is terrible. Call of duty eh, Apple makes devices, and obviously electronic devices are expensive. And Pokemon is well-known and it's addicting, so Nintendo and Game Freak have to satisfy their users - Ohno

Basically Merchandise the Movie - cjWriter1997

I know, right? It's the Frozen of Illumination. - Cartoonfan202

Even worse than Frozen

6 Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Studios is the video game production wing for Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Games for Windows, Steam, Windows Store, and Windows Phone platforms.

Microsoft is enough said.

7 Monopoly

This is probably Hasbro's most famous board game. It has many variants, electronic versions, and even a promotion at McDonald's at one point. It's also sold in 101 countries. - Cartoonfan202

8 Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry James Potter is the title character of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The majority of the books' plot covers seven years in the life of the orphan Potter, who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard.

JK Rowling has already moved on to other things, but this franchise isn't going anywhere. The books are always New York Times bestsellers, the author has become a billionaire due to the series, it has several successful movies, and we also have Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. - Cartoonfan202

9 Michael Bay Michael Bay Michael Benjamin Bay is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depiction of explosions.
10 Batman Batman Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27.

That one character that is milked to death! (even though he is my favorite Dc Character.) Basically the Meryl Streep of Dc! If you know what I'm saying!

Batman is a major cash cow along with with Superman, Spiderman, etc. Batman has raked in the dough for DC by having countless toys, video games, comics, video games, T.V. shows, and who knows how many films. This franchise may never die and probably won't for the next decade. - Cartoonfan202

The Contenders

11 Garfield Garfield Garfield is a comic strip cat, created by Jim Davis in 1978. Garfield is well-known in many countries and has appeared in over 2.500 newspapers. He has also had 2 live-action movies, 3 CGI-movies and two animated TV shows, Garfield and Friends (1988-1994) and The Garfield Show (2008-2014). more.

Garfield is probably a bigger cash cow than Peanuts. Garfield has comic strips, tons of merchandise, a movie, and several animated T.V. shows and specials. - Cartoonfan202

12 Shrek

Before Shrek, Dreamworks was known for making movies that almost no one remembers and were only made to capitalize on the success of it's competitor, Disney. However, everything changed with Shrek. It received critical acclaim and even won the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Ever since then, Dreamworks has been more popular and the Shrek franchise is extremely popular, with tons of sequels, a spinoff, food chain promotions, and is one of the most revered internet memes ever. - Cartoonfan202

13 Disney Disney The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
14 Donald Trump Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, more.
15 Star Wars

This is only 32? - DCfnaf

16 Doctor Who Doctor Who The Doctor a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, he travels around in his time machine called The TARDIS which stands for time and relative dimensions in space. The show was first broadcast on 23rd November 1963 one day after JFK was assassinated! The show has since more.

"The BBC has Doctor Who over in its home country, the UK, as well. Let's see... an original Long Runner series (including a T.V. Movie) with an equally massive Doctor Who Expanded Universe and two non-canon movies. And since the 2005 revival with the new series, the Expanded Universe expanded even more (with material for both the classic and new series), bringing along two successful spin-off series of their own ( Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures). And the merchandising, of course."-T.V. Tropes - Cartoonfan202

17 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 11th season. The show more.
18 Alvin and the Chipmunks
19 Shopkins Shopkins

Similar to Frozen, you can't escape from Shopkins. Every time I go into the store, there are Shopkins everything: from clothes to books to makeup to accessories to home, decor, and party, and of course, legions and legions of toys and sporting goods. The list goes on. There's also a web series that was made available on Netflix for streaming, and a direct-to-dvd movie. However, I'm somehow not annoyed by seeing Shopkins merchandise in the store all the time, because I'm okay with Shopkins. However, that is NOT the case with the extremely overrated cashgrab known as Paw Patrol. - Cartoonfan202

20 Pop Music
21 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

Michael Jackson was always mass-marketed. He had a T.V. special, clothing, a cartoon show, music videos, tons and tons of merchandise, the best-selling album ever, Pepsi commercials, and his sales skyrocketed after his death. There are also two Cirque du Soleil shows based around his work. - Cartoonfan202

22 DC Comics DC Comics
23 Mario Mario Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros. Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super more.
24 K.C. Undercover K.C. Undercover K.C. Undercover is an American sitcom developed for Disney Channel, created by Corinne Marshall and executive produced by Rob Lotterstein.

It's the teen titans go of Disney channel. - Trollsfan536

It is also a ripoff of Kim possible. - Trollsfan536

It's the Dora of Disney Sitcoms. - Jay12

After Hannah Montana ended, Jessie was basically like Disney Channel's "TTG". But now that's over, so now the only cash cow for their channel is Descendants, which I see merch for it EVERYWHERE. - Cartoonfan202

25 Paw Patrol Paw Patrol PAW Patrol is an Canadian animated television series created by Keith Chapman. It is produced by Spin Master Entertainment with animation provided by Guru Studio. In Canada, the series is primarily broadcast on TVOKids, which first ran previews of the show in August 2013. The series first aired on Nickelodeon more.

Barely any Nick Jr show is good nowadays. Even the best Paw Patrol episode is just a terrible as some of the worst Spongebob episodes - Neonco31

This should go higher on the list. I can't even go into the store anymore without seeing a crappy Paw Patrol related item.
Nickelodeon needs to stop overmerchandising this show. - Cartoonfan202

26 Sony Sony Sony Corporation, commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

I swear, if they sell as much merchandise as Frozen's for the emoji movie. - Ohno

Can they make one good movie anymore?

Rough Night and Spiderman: Homecoming might be good or bad! But Sony isn't going anywhere with the Emoji movie!

Rough Night flopped, The Emoji Movie is definitely going to flop, and Jumanji looks like rubbish!

27 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching more.

Her last album sold over a million copies - christangrant

28 Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Lawrence began her career in television, playing her first major role as a main cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.
29 Suicide Squad
30 Cars

While Cars isn't the biggest Pixar movie out there, it has been very successful in merchandising. From toys to video games and possibly much more, it has made over 10 billion dollars in merchandise sales revenue. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

31 Minecraft

The only good part is the game itself (I mostly play PE)

32 Beyblade
33 Hello Kitty Hello Kitty

Miffy is one of my childhood books by Dutch legend Dick Bruna. RIP. This stupid awful Japanese franchise completely ruined Miffy and got more famous. Screw you guys. - 445956

34 Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

The Cash Train For It Is Too Much, I Just Want This Franchise To Stop, I Liked It But It Went Downhill In 2015, Nexo Knights Better Not Be Selled-Out, - VideoGamefan5

35 The Fast and the Furious

There's Too Much Movies, - VideoGamefan5

36 Ice Age

1 and 3 are good, 2 Is ok but overrated, The rest are crap - VideoGamefan5

37 Jurassic Park
38 Marvel Comics Marvel Comics Marvel Comics is the common name and primary imprint of Marvel Worldwide Inc., formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc.
39 Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman. The daughter of Greek actor John Aniston and American actress Nancy Dow, Aniston gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the popular television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, more.
40 Paris Hilton Paris Hilton Paris Whitney Hilton is an American businesswoman, socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author .
41 PJ Masks PJ Masks PJ Masks is an animated children's television series produced by Entertainment One, Frog Box, and TeamTO.

This is the TTG of Disney junior. It doesn't teach ANYTHING, and is just a major cash cow. When you think about it, it is only made to sell toys. If you go to stores like Walmart, toys r us, etc., you will see the huge merchandise. It teaches kids how to sneak out at night and run away from your problems. The animation is horrible and looks like it was made by a scientist. 010 watch marvel and DC instead. - Trollsfan536

Every time I go to Walmart, I see toys for it everywhere. It almost has as many toys as Paw Patrol.
Every channel has a Cash Cow, whether it's good or bad
Nick: Spongebob
CN: Teen Titans Go
Disney: Hannah Montana then Jessie now Descendants
Sprout; Ruff Ruff, Tweet, and Dave
Disney Jr: 4-way tie between Sofia the First, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, PJ Masks, and Doc McStuffins
PBS Kids: Sesame Street
Nick Jr: Dora, now PAW Patrol
FOX: The Simpsons and Family Guy
Adult Swim: Rick and Morty
Comedy Central: South Park

and those are the only ones I can think of for now - Cartoonfan202

42 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
43 Hannah Montana: The Movie

Not just this, but the Hannah Montana franchise in general. It was spammed everywhere from 2006 to 2011. - Cartoonfan202

44 Zootopia

Basically just like Frozen its Everywhere - christangrant

45 George Lucas George Lucas George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.
46 Kim Kardashian Kim Kardashian Kimberly Noel "Kim" Kardashian West is an American reality television personality, actress, socialite, businesswoman and model.
47 Harley Quinn Harley Quinn Harley Quinn is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as a sidekick of the Joker.
48 The Lion King

It was Disney's most popular movie before Frozen and Zootopia. - Cartoonfan202

49 Aladdin
50 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.
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Top Remixes

1. Frozen
2. Pokemon
3. Monopoly
1. Frozen
2. Apple
3. Disney
1. Call of Duty
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3. Microsoft


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