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  • Disney Channel's fourth season rule is getting on my nerve cause some shows deserve a season 5,6,7,8,9,10, or etc....  I'M GETTING SICK AND TIRED OF THE 4 SEASON RULES! LOT OF CHANNEL GO PASS FOURTH BUT THE ONLY CHANNEL I KNOW OF THAT DOESN'T GO BEYOND THE FOURTH SEASON IS DISNEY CHANNEL! DISNEY CHANNEL STOP WITH THE FOURTH SEASON RULE! 

    DO YOU THINK DISNEY CHANNEL NEEDS STOP THE FOURTH SEASON RULE?

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    • I do i think that rule is stupid it should be based off of how many views it gets and if the viewers want more

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    • Agreed. If I created a show for Disney Channel, I'd want it to have a nine season run!

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    • Butterfly2015 wrote:
      Disney Channel's fourth season rule is getting on my nerve cause some shows deserve a season 5,6,7,8,9,10, or etc....  I'M GETTING SICK AND TIRED OF THE 4 SEASON RULES! LOT OF CHANNEL GO PASS FOURTH BUT THE ONLY CHANNEL I KNOW OF THAT DOESN'T GO BEYOND THE FOURTH SEASON IS DISNEY CHANNEL! DISNEY CHANNEL STOP WITH THE FOURTH SEASON RULE! 

      DO YOU THINK DISNEY CHANNEL NEEDS STOP THE FOURTH SEASON RULE?

      I hope the DuckTales reboot (on Disney XD) runs beyond 4 seasons! Hopefully 10 seasons!

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    • I was mad at Disney Channel for Girl Meets World

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    • disney needs to stop with this i mean even the cartoons. i mean look at nick with there cartoons they last as long as the want 

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    • Theorodore12345 wrote: disney needs to stop with this i mean even the cartoons. i mean look at nick with there cartoons they last as long as the want 

      Yea be like spongebob it been running since 1999 and it’s still running! Even the creators don’t want it to end! They keep on saying “we will end it 2015,16,17 now it’s nearly 2018, Be like spongebob.

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    • Disney needs to stop using their 4 season rule. My favorite cartoon, Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil, has confirmed season 4. The 4 season rule would mean that SVTFOE would end at season 4. Even Daron Nefcy, Adam McArthur, Eden Sher, and Robert Iger can agree with me on this: SVTFOE deserves more than 4 seasons, given its overall popularity. Speaking of that, imagine all the people who would be affected by SVTFOE’s end. Just look at PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, etc. Some, if not, all of their cartoons have lasted for more than 4 seasons. Disney is the only channel I have heard of that has a 4 season limit. I just don’t see a point in having a 4 season limit to a cartoon that deserves many more seasons. Please reconsider the 4 season rule.

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    • StarcoShipper436 wrote:
      Disney needs to stop using their 4 season rule. My favorite cartoon, Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil, has confirmed season 4. The 4 season rule would mean that SVTFOE would end at season 4. Even Daron Nefcy, Adam McArthur, Eden Sher, and Robert Iger can agree with me on this: SVTFOE deserves more than 4 seasons, given its overall popularity. Speaking of that, imagine all the people who would be affected by SVTFOE’s end. Just look at PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, etc. Some, if not, all of their cartoons have lasted for more than 4 seasons. Disney is the only channel I have heard of that has a 4 season limit. I just don’t see a point in having a 4 season limit to a cartoon that deserves many more seasons. Please reconsider the 4 season rule.

      I agree disney shows no mercy even for the cartoons

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    • Mickey Mouse broke the four season limit. Season 5!!

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    • DisneyChannelStar14 wrote:
      Mickey Mouse broke the four season limit. Season 5!!

      Really wasome 

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    • I just wish hat lab rats kapt going :(((

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    • The new Mickey Mouse series is getting a fifth season!

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    • StarcoShipper436 wrote: Disney needs to stop using their 4 season rule. My favorite cartoon, Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil, has confirmed season 4. The 4 season rule would mean that SVTFOE would end at season 4. Even Daron Nefcy, Adam McArthur, Eden Sher, and Robert Iger can agree with me on this: SVTFOE deserves more than 4 seasons, given its overall popularity. Speaking of that, imagine all the people who would be affected by SVTFOE’s end. Just look at PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, etc. Some, if not, all of their cartoons have lasted for more than 4 seasons. Disney is the only channel I have heard of that has a 4 season limit. I just don’t see a point in having a 4 season limit to a cartoon that deserves many more seasons. Please reconsider the 4 season rule.

      I guess Disney heard me...

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    • Lab Rats is awesome

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    • Doc McStuffins broke the streak with a renewal for season 5. Why Disney has the 4 season rule is anyone's guess. I'd say that Disney as a company is more concerned with their animated movies than their tv shows, hence why they usually put a limit as to how long a show can run.

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    • Sofiaelena1120 wrote: Doc McStuffins broke the streak with a renewal for season 5. Why Disney has the 4 season rule is anyone's guess. I'd say that Disney as a company is more concerned with their animated movies than their tv shows, hence why they usually put a limit as to how long a show can run.

      Disney Junior was the first, then Disney XD, now Disney Channel.

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    • the 4th season policy is better than the 65th episode policy

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    • It is but I think Disney Channel should change the 4th season rule to a fifth season rule.

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    • It was lifted in 2004, read the page

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    • Right now the fourth season rule was broken by that Mickey Mouse cartoon.

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    • That's because it's not a full length series. It's only a short series which is acceptable. Still it was still broken. A full length Disney Channel show still needs to break the fourth season limit and I think this could be done by Andi Mack or Raven's Home.

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    • DisneyChannelStar14 wrote: That's because it's not a full length series. It's only a short series which is acceptable. Still it was still broken. A full length Disney Channel show still needs to break the fourth season limit and I think this could be done by Andi Mack and/or Raven's Home.

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    • 3 to 7 seasons I'd let it depend on who the main characters are plus the rate of the stars in each series. It is Mickey Mouse who has had the most TV series and that does show something quite unfair to other fun cartoons including animated shows. 



      I agree with the team that wants the fourth season rule to end.

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    • DisneyChannelStar14 wrote:
      That's because it's not a full length series. It's only a short series which is acceptable. Still it was still broken. A full length Disney Channel show still needs to break the fourth season limit and I think this could be done by Andi Mack or Raven's Home.

      Hopefully those two, AND the Ducktales reboot.

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    • Doc McStuffins broke the rule!

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    • Happy2432 wrote: Doc McStuffins broke the rule!

      We're talking about a Disney Channel Original Series. That's a Disney Junior Original Series.

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    • I just hope that Andi Mack gets a 4th season!

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    • Cronedan1 wrote:
      I just hope that Andi Mack gets a 4th season!

      and a 5th too!

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    • Carebearheart wrote:
      Cronedan1 wrote:
      I just hope that Andi Mack gets a 4th season!
      and a 5th too!

      I love the show so much I think it should go on for waaaaaaay more than 3 seasons. It's literally that good.

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    • DisneyChannelStar14 wrote:

      Happy2432 wrote: Doc McStuffins broke the rule!

      We're talking about a Disney Channel Original Series. That's a Disney Junior Original Series.

      doc mcstuffins is disney >:( 

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    • Kitty5327 wrote:
      DisneyChannelStar14 wrote:

      Happy2432 wrote: Doc McStuffins broke the rule!

      We're talking about a Disney Channel Original Series. That's a Disney Junior Original Series.
      doc mcstuffins is disney >:( just because it's on disney jr doesn't make it an original disney show,cause it's STILL disney!
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    • Pepper Ann lasted five seasons.

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    • I think they should keep the four season rule, but shows with exceptionaly high ratings and massive fan bases should be allowed to bend the rules. 

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    • Brenden4000 wrote:
      I think they should keep the four season rule, but shows with exceptionaly high ratings and massive fan bases should be allowed to bend the rules. 

      nuh-uh, that would too selective and cruel

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    • I agree with Carebearheart here about not keeping the four season rule, especially since even with such a rule some show don't get the rating they actually deserve because of confusion of the shows' messages / themes / or even song phrases not clear to everyone, plus those who don't see the bright side of a strong character who might not be strong physically but strong in wisdom or stuff such as determination, or strong loyalty which is frequently misunderstood. 



      The need of good rating would  have its difficulties increase keeping this four season rule forever. without this four season rule I'd do five to seven seasons letting rumors of the show help with the decision of the number of seasons as well as letting fans' advice of how to change the show help with future video even if it requires a combination of stuff. I'd read both blogs and websites if I ever created motion picture details myself. Even not being a creator of videos I already have fine creativity for my favorite characters no matter what film they're in, and I show my creativity both ways fan art done at home and writing on fanon wikis to share imagination, plus writing on blogs for my top favorites who I frequently day dream about. The four season rule isn't necessary, especially when you think of money results for Disney's company.

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    • I pray and predict that Big Hero 6: The Series deserves to last 5 seasons.

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    • With Andi Mack ending, I say we should pray that the new Ducktales, Big Hero 6: the Series, and the upcoming Amphibia all last five seasons.

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    • Carebearheart wrote: With Andi Mack ending, I say we should pray that the new Ducktales, Big Hero 6: the Series, and the upcoming Amphibia all last five seasons.

      Same

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    • new idea!, I bet Disney Channel now can do more than 4 seasons in their ANIMATED SHOWS!

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    • Yes Indeed, it's animated shows that get more attention especially if you include the number of people who form DVDs of animted TV shows but leave the shows with real people alone much longer. Shows with real people aren't even spoken about as frequently as animated shows are. And animated motion picture are the videos I like better. 



      Plus the advantages such as several of the animated shows share their main messages much clearer than shows with real people. So I agree animated shows really should be allowed to have more than 4 seasons.

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    • The Mickey Mouse shorts broke that rule (prob because its one of their most succesful show).

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    • MeadowFalls wrote:

      Theorodore12345 wrote: disney needs to stop with this i mean even the cartoons. i mean look at nick with there cartoons they last as long as the want 

      Yea be like spongebob it been running since 1999 and it’s still running! Even the creators don’t want it to end! They keep on saying “we will end it 2015,16,17 now it’s nearly 2018, Be like spongebob.

      I think the reason Disney has this rule is because they don’t want their cartoons to end up like Spongebob or The Simpsons.

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    • He still doesn't need to keep such a rule of just 4 Seasons I mean admit the length of time the shows like Tom and Jerry continue, same thing with Disney's own numerous social princess series on his channel. Doing Disney Princess motion picture on the TV screen non-stop.

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    • They had the 4th season rule to avoid seasonal rot and not to have poor reception to most of their show episodes. Just look at The Simpsons and Spongebob. These shows are long running, but their later seasons have received mixed to a overwhelmingly hostile reception from critics, audiences, and fans alike due to mostly repeative storytelling and newer episodes feeling unoriginal or being rehashes of older episodes. Fans want both of these shows to be cancelled sooner than later due to the severe drop in quality compared to earlier seasons. I'm saying that most shows, if they run long, then the quality will be severely drop from little to massive and their are more fillers then ever. Just look at Cartoon Network. They do a much better job managing their long-running shows because the new employees which join the show during its run are trained under the original employees' guidance. This ensures that their shows have a low chance of having seasonal rot and that they still entice the fanbase with less repetitive and more original storytelling. Some of their shows have more episodes due to them being 11-minutes unpaired and are produced separately.

      The conversation is still going on! Post your comments now!

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    • Seasonal rot doesn't always happen after season 4. that depends on the writers.

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    • I could think of 3 seasons worth of terrible scumbob episodes, with one of the recent ones being Ink Lemonade in season 11. Spongebob is slowly improving, but its still terrible nevertheless, even a bigger problem following Hillenburg's death in 2018.

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    • wrong wiki

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    • Carebearheart wrote: Seasonal rot doesn't always happen after season 4. that depends on the writers.

      Correction: Seasonal rot only happens in later seasons(in which were produced without the original crew members involvement) or if they get revived (without the creator's permission).(eg, Spongebob and Family Guy, not to be confused with reboots like TTG, PPG 2016, Ben 10 2017, and Thundercats Roar)

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    • I heard that Disney only makes up to 5 seasons of each of their shows.

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    • Paige EM wrote:
      I heard that Disney only makes up to 5 seasons of each of their shows.

      they did that once, Recess!

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    • Paige EM wrote: I heard that Disney only makes up to 5 seasons of each of their shows.

      "Nothing is official", says Pixar. Was it from Gamespot or the Animation Guild, cause they have been known to get things wrong in the past.

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    • Despite the efforts from fans, people have moved on after years due to a lack of response or a lack of interest from Disney. Likely case scenario; fall into a Hey Arnold! situation as explained by The Roundtable, where we don't get a revival in years, maybe there will be similar petitions to revive the franchise, and the revival is eventually released with some loving it, while others found the overall style outdated due to the long time gap between the last episode and the revival, unless they change the animation style, crew members, and other aspects, which would be quite controversial.

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    • Trying for fans who never worked for these companies and have little evidence to convince them to make changes is much harder than when crew members who work for these companies and have a lot of experience working with them convince them to make changes. The efforts of crew members convincing the companies they worked with to make changes resulted in Filburt and Dr. Hutchison getting married in Rocko's Modern Life despite Nick not allowing lore at the time, Paramount greenlighting the first Spongebob Movie from one out of many rejected offers, and Cartoon Network greenlighting Adventure Time after Nick rejected it twice.

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