GoAnimate is an animation website where users can make videos out of selected-animations. These are mostly used for entertainment, businesses and schools.
Background and History Edit
Grounding Videos/Subculture/Formulas Edit
Around 99.9% of the videos uploaded onto YouTube from GoAnimate are known as "grounding videos". "Grounding videos" usually involve characters from shows for little kids such as Caillou, Dora the Explorer, Little Bill and Peppa Pig misbehaving causing them to get grounded for absurdly long periods such as 20,000 centuries. The "grounding videos" are done in several different formulas listed below:
Formula 1-A: Misbehaves at *Insert Place Here* Edit
This formula involves the set-character going to a restaurant such as McDonald's and ordering food along with a drink and some type of milkshake. However, the restaurant is currently out of the type of ice cream shake the character wants, causing the person to "cuss-out" their parents and proceed to destroy the restaurant. The parent yells at them and they get grounded. An example of a video using this formula is listed here.
Formula 1-B: Destroys *Insert Place Here* Edit
This formula is similar to 1-A, involving a restaurant or play-place. The character arrives at a set-place they really want to go to, but the place (usually Chuck-E-Cheese's) is closed for some reason (usually repairs). The parents offer their condolences and offer to take the character to a different play-place. But the child refuses and destroys the place. The ending of the video is usually the same as in Formula 1-A. Formula 1-B usually involves Caillou. An example of a video using this formula is listed here.
Formula 2: Punishment Days Edit
Punishment days are used on characters for extreme misbehaviors either earlier in the video or off-camera altogether. The types of punishments used are usually down-right abusive and absurd, such as shitting on the person being punished, really loud music, or drinking out of the toilet. Punishments are sometimes followed by groundings. An example of a video using this formula is listed here.
Formula 3: Behavior Card Days Edit
Behavior Card days take place at the character's school. Usually the "baby-show character" gets the black or red car meaning "dead-meat and expulsion". The behavior cards can vary from five years off of school to "dead meat". The character who gets dead meat goes to the principal's office to show the principal their card, usually followed by an expulsion and being told to "go home". The character is then grounded. An example of a video using this formula is listed here.
Formula 4: Skips or Ruins *Insert Event Here* Edit
This formula involves a character being forced to go to a place or event (such as school, church, a movie or school play) that they do not want to go to. During the event, the character asks to go to the bathroom, and either escapes home, goes to a restaurant (usually Chuck-E-Cheese's), goes on stage ruining the event/play, or destroys the building altogether. The parents somehow find out where the child is, take him home, and ground him. An example of a video using this formula is listed here.
Formula 5: Behaves at *Insert Place Here*/Un-grounded Edit
This formula is a reversal of Formula 1-A, where the character accepts that they are out of a certain milkshake flavor and decides to buy the alternative. The parent is thrilled and decides to "un-ground" the child when they get home. An example of a video using this formula is listed here.