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Old June 7 2012, 04:20 PM   #23
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Re: The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes cartoon cancelled

Agent Richard07 wrote: View Post
What economics prevent an animated series from lasting very long?
The syndication package doesn't accrue much extra value beyond 65 episodes. Plus, it's very difficult to actually turn a profit from animated series directly these days, so the toy companies are more in control now than ever before (and they've been in the driver's seat for a long time), and they make more money from bringing out new lines of toys based on new shows or rebranded shows rather than continuing existing lines based on a single long-running show.
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