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  • Published: 12 August 2019
  • This is the greatest video essay of All Time
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  • penguinz0
    penguinz0   1 weeks back

    Animation by https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZj7QQVYbWAVeQdCLBXZiyw

    • Samson5erb Rocks
      Samson5erb Rocks  2 days back

      Very intense animated emotions. It's take a but to get used to but I like it.

    • PetRock151
      PetRock151  2 days back

      Do more of these

    • Guarr
      Guarr  3 days back

      Bro ur gatekeeping literally everyone knows what blockbuster is

    • kobra6660
      kobra6660  3 days back

      Not buying Netflix is just a big question on why they didnt get bought out and they could have changed things if they started the redbox

    • HentaiHistorian
      HentaiHistorian  4 days back

      I miss video rental stores...

  • Druscilla Morlan
    Druscilla Morlan  52 minutes back

    U should do this animation more often

    • ( ͡°ᴥ ͡° ʋ) Marian.
      ( ͡°ᴥ ͡° ʋ) Marian.  54 minutes back

      I remember riding my 10 speed down to the Blockbuster to rent Alien 3. I was 13 years old.

      • Mitsu00
        Mitsu00  1 hours back

        At least Oregon got recognized for something

        • Elijah
          Elijah  1 hours back

          It didn't fail. Blockbuster was extremely successful.

          • The Janitor
            The Janitor  1 hours back

            6:02
            Oh my God, it's Paul Finch..

            • Unknown Psyco
              Unknown Psyco  3 hours back

              When people give this video a dislike its cause they lost their jobs when blockbuster went bankrupt. Kind of sad

              • John Fite
                John Fite  3 hours back

                This was an awesome video, Charlie. Please post more like these.

                • MrSweetiebear95
                  MrSweetiebear95  4 hours back

                  If only CBD was around then. It's the only thing Family Video sells now.

                  • Bl00dyCh33rry
                    Bl00dyCh33rry  4 hours back

                    I unfortunately wasn't able to witness the downfall of Blockbuster cuz I was in Germany during that time (mum got stationed at an air base). The only thing we could rely on for movie rentals was Netflix, so, yeah. Hit me hard going back to the U.S. and finding out Blockbuster was dead thanks in part to Netflix lol.

                    • HERP derp
                      HERP derp  6 hours back

                      When was the last time anyone has even SEEN a BlockBuster? The absolute last time I saw one was all the way back in 2004.
                      Speaking of companies that were popular in the '90s and early 2000s, you ought to cover Sears, Toys R Us, Hollywood Home Video, and Circuit City next.

                      • FuckFuckmcgee69 Fuckfuckmcgee96

                        You’re bald under that hat, aren’t you?

                        • WellBeSerious12
                          WellBeSerious12  8 hours back

                          Blockbuster?! More like WALLERbuster!

                          • Excali BirB
                            Excali BirB  9 hours back

                            *Company* *man* *wants* *to* *know* *your* *location*

                            • Edward Yanes
                              Edward Yanes  10 hours back

                              The only thing keeping that last blockbuster afloat is the hipsters who watch vhs in portland

                              • Oluwatobi fadeyi
                                Oluwatobi fadeyi  10 hours back

                                Check out a podcast called Business Wars. They had a whole 6 episode series about Blockbuster vs. Netflix.

                                • Official Oldssoal
                                  Official Oldssoal  11 hours back

                                  I remember going to blockbuster when I was young. I still have sum blockbuster movies

                                  • Lasky Labs
                                    Lasky Labs  11 hours back

                                    Oh man... When did they have 1 store left? I thought it was 12... Now I'm sad.

                                    • ShowYaFriends
                                      ShowYaFriends  11 hours back

                                      Take a shot every time he says a variation of “they knew change was coming, they just underestimated how fast it would be”

                                      • Remdey Fox
                                        Remdey Fox  13 hours back

                                        physical > digital

                                        • bobkin611
                                          bobkin611  13 hours back

                                          Simple answer. They didn't adapt. Should have went online.

                                          • Durga Syn
                                            Durga Syn  18 hours back

                                            I worked for one of the last Blockbusters in Oregon for a few years until they closed down. It was a great place to work right up until Dish Network brought them out before closing and the whole focus went from trying to talk to people about movies to trying to sell them TV while they're there for something completely different. Sad times, but yeah a lack of foresight really killed them in the end. Also, thank you for pronouncing Oregon correctly.

                                            • David Couture
                                              David Couture  19 hours back

                                              Didnt they have Blockbuster On Demand kiosks outside of other retailers? I remember there was a war between them and Redbox which I always thought killed Blockbuster for good. There was just more Redboxes and now thats all we have for renting purposes anymore.

                                              • CTSSTC
                                                CTSSTC  19 hours back

                                                WHO WAS THIS VIDEO SPONSORED BY?!!!?!

                                                • CTSSTC
                                                  CTSSTC  19 hours back

                                                  10:37 Oh you're not going to animate this part Mr Animator 🔥🐐🍩

                                                  • CTSSTC
                                                    CTSSTC  19 hours back

                                                    7:16 TMW just the tip is weird lookin

                                                    • CTSSTC
                                                      CTSSTC  19 hours back

                                                      Thanks for putting us on the map fam™
                                                      -- Bend, OR

                                                      • Droskee 214
                                                        Droskee 214  20 hours back

                                                        big rips to enron

                                                        • ThinkerOnTheBus
                                                          ThinkerOnTheBus  20 hours back

                                                          Fuck Blockbuster!!!
                                                          They would refuse to rent certain movies at all. I don't take lightly to censorship! Rumor had it that Blockbuster would edit some of the movies they had on their shelves. This simply was not true. However, they would receive special cuts of movies from the studios . . . basically, pre-edited versions for all of the "family-friendly" stores, and to make that bullshit even worse, nowhere was there any kind of notification that their version of the movie had been altered from the original theatrical release! I firmly believe one should spend their money in local businesses whenever possible. Spending your money locally, rather than handing it over to some big corporation, will ensure that more of your money stays within your community. Keeping more of your money within your community benefits not only yourself, but everyone else in the community. Even though you may no longer have that money, having spent it locally means somebody else in your community has more money now to spend. Eventually, this money will come back to you. One can think of it as a method to avoid creating a trade deficit, and all of the problems associated with it. When it comes to renting physical copies of movies, I always preferred the local businesses . . . no matter which city I was residing in at that moment. Many of the businesses had free popcorn to snack upon while perusing their selection. Most of these businesses also had unique decors or even themes which were much more stimulating and comforting than the plain, dull industrial look of Blockbuster! I recall one store which had refrigerators from the 1950s which were utilized to display some of the movies. All of these local, indie businesses had a much better (not always larger) selection than Blockbuster, some of them even specialized in specific genres of film. Fuck Blockbuster, they got exactly what they deserved!!!

                                                          • super not best friends dont play

                                                            Enron did some illegal shit

                                                            • super not best friends dont play

                                                              They partnered with Enron heh my accounting class gave me a heads up with were this is going

                                                              • CmdrRyker05 Gaming
                                                                CmdrRyker05 Gaming  21 hours back

                                                                Only thing is, physical game’s install faster somehow.

                                                                • ThinkerOnTheBus
                                                                  ThinkerOnTheBus  21 hours back

                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTN1TcD0Mqk

                                                                  • Keen star Killer
                                                                    Keen star Killer  21 hours back

                                                                    Charlie: has random dream about blockbuster

                                                                    Also Charlie: *need to tell the world why they failed and I need to do it now*

                                                                    • KoleXJericho4eva
                                                                      KoleXJericho4eva  21 hours back

                                                                      Lets play a game!

                                                                      What did your local Blockbuster corpse get turned into? Mine's a mattress store.

                                                                    • Pumpy Bai
                                                                      Pumpy Bai  21 hours back

                                                                      brine

                                                                      • thicc
                                                                        thicc  22 hours back

                                                                        fun video

                                                                        • Kal Sizzle
                                                                          Kal Sizzle  22 hours back

                                                                          I miss renting games

                                                                          • Ambrose Magat
                                                                            Ambrose Magat  22 hours back

                                                                            Were you the one who animated this

                                                                            • GOD'S SINNER
                                                                              GOD'S SINNER  23 hours back

                                                                              Netflix happened it doesn't take a genius to figure that out. What a stupid video

                                                                              • domosRAGE
                                                                                domosRAGE  23 hours back

                                                                                I participated in both blockbuster AND netflix

                                                                                • SexySenpai UwU
                                                                                  SexySenpai UwU  24 hours back

                                                                                  Blockbuster should've done this: rent a movie on the DVD subscription and if you return the DVD to a local blockbuster you can rent two movies free. So that way you get more customers in your stores and on your subscription. Plus double the late fee income :)

                                                                                  • nachosNapples
                                                                                    nachosNapples  24 hours back

                                                                                    fuckin family video sells cbd products

                                                                                    • Tyler Odell
                                                                                      Tyler Odell  1 days back

                                                                                      I remember renting n64 games from blockbuster. Fuck

                                                                                      • o0s4eed0o
                                                                                        o0s4eed0o  1 days back

                                                                                        best part of this video 14:47

                                                                                        • Phantom Alpha
                                                                                          Phantom Alpha  1 days back

                                                                                          This will be GameStop I’m 5-10 years. 😞

                                                                                          • Phantom Alpha
                                                                                            Phantom Alpha  1 days back

                                                                                            I’m at the ripe old age of 36 and can remember when Blockbuster exploded into the Midwest, in particular Metro Detroit because everything was all Mom and Pop places (which were just as good). I remember feeling like Blockbuster was the Kmart of movies, so much bigger with so many copies of the new movies you wanted and Family Video still exists by me and even sell CBD oil which is pretty odd but if that’s what it take’s for them to stay in business then have at it. Go and support your video stores if u have any!! They’re like noble Monks preserving a interactive time capsule and they need your $$$!!!

                                                                                            • Noah McKinley
                                                                                              Noah McKinley  1 days back

                                                                                              what's with grade a animations