Button is happening (UPDATES) by


"Button is happening" according to ShadyVox - the voice of the fan-animated version of the in-show background character. Fans will remember how JanAnimations received a cease and desist order from Hasbro last March, effectively killing the promising Button Mash Adventures series.

By the sounds of it, Button may be coming back...somehow.

The screencap at the very top of the page was posted to /mlp/ shortly before the Livestream began, and it is very probable that it is fake. If it is not however, that creates some very interesting possibilities, as it implies a return of Button to the show in some capacity.


Jan has been in talks with Hasbro for quite some time, trying to work out some sort of deal with them. It is unclear what kind of arrangement is being made, whether it is some form of licensing agreement, or even a future return cameo in the show itself.



What IS known, is that an announcement is coming soon, as ShadyVox confirmed tonight on his LiveStream, that "Button is happening" and that things are "going well" in the dealings, whatever they are. 



Updates:

Well we pissed Jan right off by reposting what we labeled as a rumor, and attributed to ShadyVox's livestream.



Jan says they are "lies" so there is certainly no announcement coming. 


Comments (13)

  1. If they do let Jan do something with it, I can't help but wonder how fat the royalty will be.

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  2. The part I find hardest to take about Button Mash is how so many horse-fans think Button is Jan's own original creation, and post stuff about how mean Hasbro are. Like a white girl, I simply can't even.

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    1. he was a character that appeared once, for 2 seconds, in one of the least popular songs in one of the least popular episodes. Even Noi got more attention then he did before Jan came along.

      and if you are asking, "who is Noi"? The response is, "Exactly".

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    2. Actually I was gonna ask "How is Noi?" to avoid upsetting the feelings of Noi and Updog.

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  3. Eh, the first Button's Adventures episode was pretty meh. Unless there's a part in the next episodes where he has to fight Doom Guy, color me disinterested.

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    1. That would be a Big Fucking deal.

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  4. It would be really good news would it be not coming from the VA dude. Who is the single bad thing with the fanseries.

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    1. He co-wrote it too, didn't he?

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  5. So let me get this straight:
    1. Hasbro put out a cease and desist on Jan Animations because it used characters copyrighted by them. I take it that meansm obviously, Sweetie Belle.

    That is, it had nothing to do with Button and his Mom, who were original characters.


    2. Now Hasbro are - if this is true, but I doubt it - actually using the original characters as if THEY own the copyright?

    How, I ask you, Cap, is this fair???
    And does it not reveal their true intentions from the start???
    And aren't you all going to lap it up because MuhButton, regardless???
    If it's true?

    But if it

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    1. Button appeared in an official episode before Jan used him. Button's mom is the only OC.

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  6. Since Button already appeared in an official episode--however briefly--prior to the fan series, Hasbro already held assumed copyright. I'm not sure how this is a big deal, exactly.

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  7. It dosent suprise me that he got mad at the fake news, Jan has to deal with people constantly asking him about Button despite him already saying he would announce it on public if a bit of important information came up, and spreading this kind of stuff around only "adds fuel to the fire" as Jan said.

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