Biggest Cash Cows of All Time

Cartoonfan202
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

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 Call of Duty

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

4 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

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 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.
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 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, ...read more.
9 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.
10 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

The Newcomers

? Sesame Street Sesame Street Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series, produced by Sesame Workshop and created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.

The Contenders

11 Batman Batman Batman 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

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 Alvin and the Chipmunks
14 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). ...read 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

15 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.
16 Hannah Montana Hannah Montana Hannah Montana, also known as Hannah Montana Forever for the fourth and final season, is an American musical comedy series created by Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, and Barry O'Brien which focused on Miley Stewart, a teenager living a double life as an average schoolgirl by day and a famous recording ...read more.
17 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 ...read 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

18 Paris Hilton Paris Hilton Paris Whitney Hilton is an American businesswoman, socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author .
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

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