Biggest Cash Cows of All TimeThis is going to be one of my last two lists before I go on a hiatus from making lists.
The Top Ten
Want Proof that they are Cash Cows they sold a Pencil for $100 and people still bought it - christangrant
Yes, with all the IPhones going around. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001
The New iPhone for only 9999 USD - HaloFanboy
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.
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
The first ever anime I ever saw. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001
How is this above Apple? - MaxPapV 1 Comment
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.
Even worse than Frozen
I'm sorry, this has to be the most milked to death one on this list. - mattstat716
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.
Frozen.. My worst enemy... - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001
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.
Microsoft is enough said.
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.
He is not fictional! - Maddox121
This is only 32? - DCfnaf
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.
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.
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.
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.
The only good part is the game itself (I mostly play PE)
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
"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
Mario has a lot of stuff. Mario parties, Mario Karts, they even have Mario cards, and the movie, and the cartoons,and the costumes, and the consoles, and the board games, so yeah,Mario has very good selling.
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.
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.
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!
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.
1 and 3 are good, 2 Is ok but overrated, The rest are crap - VideoGamefan5
Her last album sold over a million copies - christangrant
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
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
There's Too Much Movies, - VideoGamefan5
This is the Teen Titans Go 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. 0/10 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
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
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