JanAnimations, popular fandom YouTube channel home to the Button Mash series, "Don't Mine at night" music video, and several other fan favorite animations received a cease and desist letter from Hasbro, ordering him to end usage of anything from the My Little Pony franchise.
On March 18, 2014, a counsel from Hasbro sent a private message to the JanAnimations YouTube account. The letter initially addresses concerns over the Button Mash series of videos, namely the the likeness of the crusaders themselves, Sweetie Belle, Applebloom, and Scootaloo, as well as the general likeness of the entire MLP universe. This goes on in to Hasbro requesting any and all of Jan's videos depicting said universe be removed. If not complied, we can only assume Hasbro would swiftly jam a lawsuit so far up Jan's ass FinalDraft would shutter in enjoyment.
This news was brought to us tonight by Vox, the extremely popular fan VA and voice of Button Mash himeself. He took the time to deal with 4chan's usual bullshit and answer the questions a lot were asking at the time. One important to note is the ability to claim parody against Hasbro and keep the property up. However, this would require both the funds and the time, so going through with it wouldn't be worth it.
With this thread came the influx of proof coming in about the circumstances of the C&D. Like twitter statuses from ShadyVox...
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Vague, we know. But a quick search for the Button Mash pilot reveals that, not only is the episode itself gone, but all JanAnimation videos at this time are gone.
Well it's official everyone. With the latest influx of C&D's from Hasbro, it's only safe to assume there's going to be a hell of a lot more in the future. Who would be next? FimFiction? EquestriaDaily? MLPchan? Everfr- oh who are we kidding no one would give a fuck about that one.
There's going to be an explanation video on the way, thanks ShadyVox. We'll keep you all posted as the story develops. Also here is a vocaroo of ShadyVox explaining in better detail of the upcoming video, why they're not fighting Hasbro, the future of Button, and more.
Oh ya and PinkiePony is being a cunt again, so you know. Do what you want, but I bet you she will claim she's the grand reason for the "evil patriarchy brony animator's" videos getting taken down
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We have started a "vault" to house all the links containing JanAnimation videos here. Please keep checking it for more videos as more sources are added.
Mktoon, the Vice President of development and scripted entertainment at Hasbro Studios, tweeted this, perhaps a hopeful sign about the future of fan works getting the boot.
Horse-News would like to remind you that this is the end, but at least we're not seeing Jonah Hill getting raped in the ass by big black demon cock