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NOTE: These issues may or may not be caused by its fanbase which was known to make grounded videos.


Vyond
Vyond logo 2018.png
Why think, create, or animate when you can just drag and drop and make the same five videos punishing characters that you hate?
Language: English
Created by: Alvin Hung
Owner: GoAnimate, Inc.
Date of launch: November 1, 2007
Status: Active

Vyond (pronounced as "Ve-yond" ), formerly known as GoAnimate (2013-2018) and Go!Animate (before 2013), is an "animation" site, which is used for drag-n-drop animation which is similar in fashion to PowerPoint. It was founded in 2007, and the website later launched in 2008. It was founded by Alvin Hung to create entertainment for his family.

Why It's Rotten

Note: Most of those reasons focus on its userbase, although some still focus on the site itself.

  1. Poor and rushed-looking stock animation.
  2. Mediocre-to-bad lip-syncing.
  3. It can hardly be considered animating since all you do is drag and drop in an almost PowerPoint style.
  4. The site has generic, barely natural-sounding text-to-speech voices from providers like Amazon Polly (formerly Ivona), Acapela, VoiceForge, Oddcast (A.K.A. Vocalware), etc. While doing your voicework is possible, the TTS voices are overused to the point that videos with actual voicework are very rare.
  5. For most videos, Comedy World (one of the website's themes) is overused. There are a few things Comedy World has over themes like Business Friendly in the eyes of users. These include having detailed outlines and decent body proportions, plus the ability to move and scale parts of the head to make more accurate characters. That said, Comedy World suffers from limited character actions and choices for the body. With these limitations, the theme is notorious for stuff like characters pointing to grab or hit something, fighting or tantrums being represented by the character dancing while angry or crying, and "dead" people just being asleep with a smile on their face.
  6. The site's community and fandom can range from mediocre to downright terrible.
  7. The site is mostly infamous for extremely repetitive and uncreative videos, which have taken over the site.
    • The oldest and most infamous kind of videos are, of course, "Grounded Videos", which revolve around characters, usually ones that the uploader hates, doing something bad and getting grounded for an absurd amount of time for it. Similar "genres" include "Behavior Card Day (or Dead Meat)" videos, where characters get punished for getting a bad card from their teacher at school; Character elimination videos, where characters compete to win a game show by competing in challenges; and "Held Back" videos, where characters get held back through all school grades and then expelled. This trend dates back to 2011, starting with Adamkleinschmidt2003's video Brian Gets In Trouble At School, which would later spawn numerous grounded videos in later years.
      • In some videos, characters get grounded or expelled from school for no reason or even unfair reasons. In the worst cases, characters can get executed or get life in prison just for existing.
    • When it comes to giving variety to Grounded-esque videos or trying something different, most users just steal and rip off scenes and elements from other shows and films.
  8. There have been many trolls that were invading the site between 2011 to 2017, such as "BobbyIsPoopy", who is downright disgusting.
  9. Speaking of which, the trolls even started the trend of many infamous cartoon police groups and anti-versions of them, which all of them have since been shut down by YouTube and Google+ or just left inactive.
  10. The majority of Vyond users can’t take criticism.
  11. Some movies made by users from the site are mediocre to downright terrible such as the 2013 feature film based on the site, and the worst film made from the site was the 2016 film Hero Factory: The Movie: The Tale of Two Dimensions, an Alvin Hung hate movie that ruined both the site and the discontinued Hero Factory franchise from Lego.
  12. Most members of the GoAnimate community love to hate children's shows, notably Caillou and Dora the Explorer. Characters from these shows are often used in the grounded videos mentioned above. While older children and teens have reasons to dislike certain shows, there are people on Vyond whose (often blind) hate extends to good children's shows, such as Arthur and Sesame Street, just because they are children's shows. This is a very stupid reason to hate them since it shows bias towards quality products in the form of a refusal to accept the views of others.
  13. They are just like Antoons, they put some characters in their videos that are not even related to the franchise(s), such as Henry Danger grounds Dora The Explorer. Which makes it cringeworthy.
  14. Building on that, the users like to make rants and salutes on stuff and people they like/dislike. Similar to grounded videos, these rants often have a single, repetitive formula and can even give bad reasons to why users like or hate certain things.
  15. Some users have uncreative and overused usernames. Popular formulas include "(Good show)FTW(Bad show)FTL", "(Good show)Yes(Bad show)No", and "(Good show) Fanatic Est. (Birth year)". They also tend to include abbreviations for groups in their usernames, like UTTP, AUTTP, VGCP, IGUA, EDCP, POE, and more, similar to MGTOW men.
  16. Bratty GoAnimators hated/still hate the site's founder, Alvin Hung, just because things were removed from GoAnimate in 2015-16. They also blame him for ruining the site, when in reality, he left the company before the changes took place, which could be done by other site admins. These people would often make bad videos out of him, and some even go as far as to issue death threats.
  17. The site has completely lost its charm since 2015 and is nothing like how it was back in 2008-2013.
  18. The fanbase gives actual autistic people a bad name. They use it as an excuse for their immature behavior and written terrible grammar and spelling which mostly applies to dyslexia and intellectual disability. While not specifically proven or confirmed, the fanbase likely originated from the younger generation of the Roblox/Minecraft fandom.
  19. Some of the fanbases will also witch-hunt users who call out the fanbase with grounded threats and so forth.
  20. The site's fandom & hatedom have gone too far.
  21. A update for Vyond makes old accounts to pretend that the password is wrong, you can't even reset it ether without making it say it is wrong.

List of Updates that caused Alvin Hung to be hated for

  1. They removed the GoPlus ability, a cheaper option for hobbyists. Ironically, a former slogan claimed it offers things for non-expense. This is no longer true with GoPlus's removal. There's speculation that GoPlus was underbought compared to GoPremium/GoTeam.
  2. Removed voices twice (the first time was in 2015 and the second time was in March 2016 without notice). Rumor has it that they decided not to renew certain voices and move on to new ones.
  3. Discreetly upgraded to HTML5 in January 2016, when in reality it was only the player that was HTML5. The HTML5 update came nearly 2 years too late in December 2017 with the announcement of the new video maker.
  4. Closed down GA4S (GoAnimate 4Schools) for no valid reason (they said it was due to Flash but they refused to upgrade GA4S for HTML5 despite ironically giving them the HTML5 player).
  5. Turned the website into a business site also in 2015, he removed fun features and turned the website into a business one for no good reason when he could've had one side of GoAnimate for hobbyists and the other one for professionals, and for them to block the users that made grounded videos.
  6. Since it was turned into Vyond, the art style now looks even more unappealing and crappy.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Some Vyond videos are decent.
  2. Some great users.
  3. Some videos can even be funny, though not always in the way the author intended.
  4. They were somewhat decent from 2008 to 2014, due to the fact that grounded videos and other bad videos killed the purpose of the site.
  5. Many users have later stopped making Grounded videos, Behavior Card Day (aka Dead Meat Videos), GoAnimate-styled rants and salutes, Cartoon Police Groups, Alvin Hung hate videos, Expelled For Nothing Videos, and Held Back Videos as of 2016.
  6. Speaking of which, the toxic Alvin Hung hatebase has been dying down as of 2016.
  7. Business Friendly, Whiteboard Animation, Cartoon Classics (as well as its sub-themes Holiday & Seasonal and Monster Mayhem), Lil' Peepz, Space Peepz, Video Infographics, Common Craft (a collaborative theme with an instructional video company of the same name), and the new theme Contemporary are/were actually pretty good themes, since they have/had more character actions and they are/were more original than Comedy World.
  8. The Character Creator is actually kinda fun to use, especially that of Lil' Peepz, which has the largest variety of character customization options.
  9. Great music, even though most of it is low quality or MIDI.
    • This also applies to previously licensed songs:
      1. "Dogs Dogs Dogs Dogs"v jm by Porpoise (off their album III) (Cartoon Classics theme-exclusive)
      2. "Peace on Earth (Same Place)"v jm by Andrew Vavrek of Tryad (off their album Public Domain)
      3. Roy's "Recipe for Riches"v jm (off their album Haters Eat Hay) and "We Own Christmas"v jm (Holiday & Seasonal theme-exclusive)
      4. "Smell Isn't Everything"v jm by Sinkhole (off their third album Core Sample)
      5. "Tibetan Monks Playing Fuzzy Bass Tablas"v jm by The Orientalist (off his only album 1000 Sounds Lotus)
      6. Walter Well's "Salient"v jm and "Swimming"v jm (off his album Exploration)
  10. There are some good GoAnimate videos that are not "grounded videos" related like Caillou Gets a Dog which was really heartwarming, and the 5-part series "The Bikini Proposal" by David Arandle/The Extraordinary Tourist (etourist).
  11. Some people have made GoAnimate parodies which make fun of Grounded videos, Held Back videos, etc. These parody videos are often funnier and more creative than what they're making fun of.

Videos

Comments


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RoboticJeffy

11 months ago
Score 5
I hate Vyond.
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Spidey McFly

5 months ago
Score 1
Speak for yourself. Me and my friends love GoAnimate. (No, I will NOT call it “Vyond”, cause that name is shit.) Hasn’t been the same though since Comedy World was removed. I respect your opinion tho.
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Knowyourmemeboi

one month ago
Score 1
Vycringe
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Zombieguy2006

11 months ago
Score 5
Besides the whole grounded video stuff. I really like the site.
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Stephenfisher2001

10 months ago
Score 1
At least I survived the updates.
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IAmEiji

9 months ago
Score 1
I am angry about the new rules. - Malinda Kathleen Reese
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Orangeyboi

9 months ago
Score 3
Bring back comedy world!
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Spidey McFly

5 months ago
Score 1
Agreed! Business Friendly sucks!
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Portrock1566

9 months ago
Score 3
FUCK VYOND!
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RoboticJeffy

9 months ago
Score 2
Agreedǃ
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Knowyourmemeboi

17 days ago
Score 1
More Like Vycringe
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LoudHouseFan777

9 months ago
Score 1
I saw the Vyond Office at San Mateo, close to Talbots Toyland. When I first saw it as I was heading somewhere for a family dinner, I was like this: https://teno...-gif-7737496
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JDM4678

one month ago
Score 1
Agreed
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MagnumFederal2

8 months ago
Score 7
Vyond sucks! It sucks because of the infamous grounded, held back, dead meat, assaulting and punishment day videos in my opinion.
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Nintendofan

2 months ago
Score 1
Tottaly agree! And they also make these types of videos on my favourite Mario characters!
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MCpillager

one month ago
Score 1
Agreed
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IAmEiji

8 months ago
Score 1
The first video from this website I've ever watched was called "Eric gets banned from Miiverse and gets grounded".
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InfinityDestroyer

7 months ago
Score 4
Comedy World is not a ripoff of Family Guy. Just because it looks similar doesn't mean it's a ripoff. I hate when people say this sort of stuff.
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IAmEiji

6 months ago
Score 1
Exactly
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Knep

one month ago
Score 2
Yet he originally called it "Family Guy".
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ElectricMarioTheMiraheze

7 months ago
Score 4
I Used to be Use Vyond but Now I Quit and Started to hate!
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MCpillager

one month ago
Score 1
yea, i used to watch these shitty grounded vids back in 2016 but they suck now.
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Maddox121

7 months ago
Score 1
Same as Electric Mario
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Nihirichan

7 months ago
Score 1
That was the shit imo. However, this was back when I was a toxic bitch. So when I refer Vyond as "the shit" I mean literally and nostalgically.
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IAmEiji

6 months ago
Score 1
Even though Comedy World has only one dance per character model, I still find the dances better than Business Friendly's dances. Business Friendly's dances are AWFUL!
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Awegamer2015

6 months ago
Score 1
Despite me leaving the site for good, I don’t know where to continue with my journey. But coming back now, I can see how messed up this site has gotten. People decided to flood this site with grounded videos and ended up ruining the site altogether because Alvin hung and the staff were forced to update it to hide its bad legacy. I hope one day things can be better.
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IAmEiji

5 months ago
Score 2
I find those grounded videos so bad, they're hilarious.
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MemesLolipopsToHeavens

5 months ago
Score 2
Vyond sucks shitty cox
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Greenzo6

5 months ago
Score 1
i used to like grounded vidoes back as a tot. nowadays i dont like em anymore. it's heartbreaking..... the abuse..... calling the police...... spamming the word grounded........ the years that they given........ oh god.....
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NoUsername

4 months ago
Score 1
Name something more cliché than behaviour card day. If you don't, you're grounded for 817483858393738374649264036492649264929473026493 years.
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JDM4678

3 months ago
Score 4
This channel needs to be grounded
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Nintendofan

2 months ago
Score 1
Lol I agree
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MJ2009

2 months ago
Score 3
I hate this website so freaking much!
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Thagure2010

one month ago
Score 1
One of the only OK "movies" I saw were a bunch of characters teaming up to stop the "King of Goanimate" (not Alvin Hung) from shutting down GoAnimate
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ResonanceCascade

one month ago
Score 1
I used to be one of these guys. I remember making a GoAnimate video called "Super Mario Chior OS" in 2016, which was themed around rhat due to my obsession with Super Mario 64 Mods, especially "Super Mario Chior 64". When i made this, i begin to try to find out how to get "Comedy World" due to everyone else having it, and then i wasn't able to do it. Damn, now this community is like a panic basket.
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GinaGiovanniello2001

28 days ago
Score -1
Shut up!
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IAmEiji

28 days ago
Score 1
Who needs to shut up?
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SoboKim

21 days ago
Score 2
I used to have Vyond, now i am no longer using it since i am focusing on K-Pop, if i see BTS gets grounded videos, then i press the dislike button.
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SquadHater2002Miraheze

18 days ago
Score 2
this website is fine
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SoboKim

17 days ago
Score 3

Here is example of a Vyond rant:

BTS? More like STS! Oh my god! This band sucks! This should be the new One Direction because it is also a boy band! The members are worse! RM, the leader is too crappy and scary! Jin is also crappy! Suga is also a horrible rapper just like RM! J-Hope? More like N-Hope! I hate him also! Jimin is also creepy! V is also creepy and scary! Jungkook? More like Hellkook! He is worse than other members! Metallica is 1000000 times better than BTS.
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SoboKim

17 days ago
Score 1
I censored some words btw
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SoboKim

17 days ago
Score 2
Alvin Hung might be Chinese decent, i think.
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ThisIsMorgan2

17 days ago
Score 1
PSA: Alvin Hung is a great guy.
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Knowyourmemeboi

11 days ago
Score 1
Vyond sucks
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Gucci Rsbbit

10 days ago
Score 1

GoFag: OH OH OH OH OH OH HOW DARE YOU ADD VYOND ON ROTTEN WEBSITES WIKI YOU ARE GROUNDED GROUNGED GROUNDED GROUNDED FOR 39340494308943943943903492349034209423 YEARS GO TO BED RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vyond fanboys in a nutshell. XD
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Knowyourmemeboi

7 days ago
Score 1
What GRRRRRRRRRRRRR-Vyond
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Gucci Rsbbit

8 days ago
Score 1
People should use Adobe Animate CC 2019 instead.
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Rarity

7 days ago
Score 1
I hate Business Friendly!
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Rarity

7 days ago
Score 2

GoF*g: You just added Vyond on the Rotten Websites Wiki oh (x42)! That's it! You are grounded (x9) for 914 years! Go to your room right now!

Vyond Fanboys and Fangirls in a nutshell LOL!
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1Sam30

5 days ago
Score 3

This is a example of (user) says yes to (things) and gets grounded.

Healthy User: Yes Rotten Websites Wiki! GoKid: NO ROTTEN WEBSITES WIKI, THIS WIKI GOT TO BE GROUNDED! THAT'S IT! YOU'RE GROUNDED UNTIL 2 MONTHS! GO TO BED RIGHT NOW!

A toxic Vyonders in a nutshell. So, I'm really don't deserves to be grounded for this.
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Nihirichan

3 days ago
Score 0
I think Comedy World is overused because some edgy kids want to be like Family Guy or some generic adult cartoon.

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