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  • Published on Aug 12, 2019
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  • penguinz0
    penguinz0  6 days ago +1644

    Animation by flash-player.org/CUZj7QQVYbWAVeQdCLBXZiyw.html

    • Samson5erb Rocks
      Samson5erb Rocks Day ago

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

    • PetRock151
      PetRock151 Day ago

      Do more of these

    • Guarr
      Guarr 2 days ago

      Bro ur gatekeeping literally everyone knows what blockbuster is

    • kobra6660
      kobra6660 2 days ago

      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 3 days ago

      I miss video rental stores...

  • Edward Yanes
    Edward Yanes 9 minutes ago

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

  • Oluwatobi fadeyi
    Oluwatobi fadeyi 14 minutes ago

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

  • Official Oldssoal
    Official Oldssoal 26 minutes ago

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

  • Lasky Labs
    Lasky Labs 54 minutes ago

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

  • ShowYaFriends
    ShowYaFriends Hour ago +4

    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 2 hours ago

    physical > digital

  • bobkin611
    bobkin611 2 hours ago

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

  • Durga Syn
    Durga Syn 7 hours ago

    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 8 hours ago

    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 8 hours ago

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

  • CTSSTC
    CTSSTC 9 hours ago

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

  • CTSSTC
    CTSSTC 9 hours ago

    7:16 TMW just the tip is weird lookin

  • CTSSTC
    CTSSTC 9 hours ago

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

  • Droskee 214
    Droskee 214 9 hours ago

    big rips to enron

  • ThinkerOnTheBus
    ThinkerOnTheBus 9 hours ago

    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 insure 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 10 hours ago

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

  • ThinkerOnTheBus
    ThinkerOnTheBus 10 hours ago

    flash-player.org/channel/bTN1TcD0Mqk-video.html

  • Keen star Killer
    Keen star Killer 10 hours ago

    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 10 hours ago

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

  • Pumpy Bai
    Pumpy Bai 11 hours ago +1

    brine

  • thicc
    thicc 11 hours ago

    fun video

  • Kal Sizzle
    Kal Sizzle 11 hours ago +1

    I miss renting games

  • Ambrose Magat
    Ambrose Magat 11 hours ago

    Were you the one who animated this

  • GOD'S SINNER
    GOD'S SINNER 12 hours ago

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

  • domosRAGE
    domosRAGE 13 hours ago

    I participated in both blockbuster AND netflix

  • SexySenpai UwU
    SexySenpai UwU 13 hours ago

    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 13 hours ago

    fuckin family video sells cbd products

  • Tyler Odell
    Tyler Odell 13 hours ago

    I remember renting n64 games from blockbuster. Fuck

  • o0s4eed0o
    o0s4eed0o 13 hours ago

    best part of this video 14:47

  • Phantom Alpha
    Phantom Alpha 14 hours ago

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

  • Phantom Alpha
    Phantom Alpha 14 hours ago

    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 14 hours ago

    what's with grade a animations

  • Extrime Land
    Extrime Land 14 hours ago

    The live action sences are like a damn 4 Kids dub.Its obviously edited

  • Alexander Forbes
    Alexander Forbes 15 hours ago

    Brick and mortar is better if you don't know what want to get or you want it now, for that reason I hope they stick around.

  • Danny Murdoc
    Danny Murdoc 15 hours ago

    Still got my laminated blockbuster card

  • Sean Rogerson
    Sean Rogerson 15 hours ago

    "They partnered with Enron." Ooof.

  • I'm Bored
    I'm Bored 16 hours ago

    3:06 Thats my exact birthday, what the hell?

  • Landon Renigar
    Landon Renigar 16 hours ago

    Ew, an animated youtube vid

  • CoolSmek
    CoolSmek 17 hours ago

    CHARLIE, you can't blame Blockbuster for their deal with *ENRON* failing. The people at Enron went to jail for the rest of their lives for what they did with the Enron business. No one could have made that partnership work. This was written like you don't know about the Enron scandal, I highly recommend you look that up. I guarantee you that was the real major tipping point for blockbuster failing, it was Enron's fault.

  • Hoodie Ramen
    Hoodie Ramen 18 hours ago

    It brings a tear to my eye to think of blocks buster

  • Jack Crooker
    Jack Crooker 19 hours ago

    You'd think they would just add movie delivery and pickup from those stores as a buffer between rental and streaming...they'd be able to bring you a movie and get it back without you having to wait for it to arrive in the mail.

  • TubaBoyTom
    TubaBoyTom 19 hours ago

    Family Video

  • Schism Bliss
    Schism Bliss 20 hours ago

    I want to hear Charlie tell more failing company/business stories o.o

  • Rabbi Herschel Lieberman-Bergblattstein

    There's a Family Video near my house that's only still in existence because they started selling CBD oil.

  • Gabriel626
    Gabriel626 21 hour ago

    I remember their was a blockbuster Redbox machine in the 99cent store was really awkward

  • septorex101
    septorex101 23 hours ago

    Cool use of animation!

  • hsvkidusa
    hsvkidusa 23 hours ago

    I still have my blockbuster "ticket" (had your account number on it)

  • Zach Laskowski
    Zach Laskowski Day ago

    Family Video gang where you at

  • TyTy on the WiFi
    TyTy on the WiFi Day ago +3

    I remember going to Blockbuster with the flu as a kid and I puked and shit my pants right before exiting the store. Can't do that on Netflix.

  • AlseThe2nd
    AlseThe2nd Day ago

    I remember when Netflix delivered. And then Prime delivered also.

  • springxdeerling pkmn

    I remember being a kid and being excited when a Netflix movie came in the mail, my dad would order them all the time. He would also rent from family video and get me sailo moon vhs tapes ❤️ we have a shit ton of burnt cds from all the movies he rented lol

  • Daeric
    Daeric Day ago

    john wick is at it again with them video essays

  • FadeZ
    FadeZ Day ago

    i loved blockbuster :(

  • Game Sparks
    Game Sparks Day ago

    There's a fortnite Blockbuster mythe

  • William Ramsfeldt

    Do something similar for toys r us

  • Sergio reyes ledesma

    Unfortunately blockbuster in the very distant future does not make money the future of blockbuster is destroyed

  • I Am Kyu!
    I Am Kyu! Day ago

    i remember a blockbuster in my town up into the early 2010s, then it got Thanos snapped one day and I have no idea what happened.

  • ImmaLittlePip
    ImmaLittlePip Day ago +3

    To this day I like to lie to zoomers about video rental stores
    I even made up a story about turf wars between video rental stores
    Never forget the Hollywood video vs block buster battle

  • Jay Waters
    Jay Waters Day ago

    Cut the hair pls man

  • TheWolfrider
    TheWolfrider Day ago

    well as sad as this is, on the bright side now i don't have to return my 3D edition of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

  • Random Uploader
    Random Uploader Day ago

    Is penguinz0 now a story time animator 🧐🤔

  • Gir
    Gir Day ago

    New plan on September 21st everyone has to raid the last Blockbuster

    • Luke Detering
      Luke Detering 19 hours ago

      September 20th: Raid Area 51
      September 21st: Raid Blockbuster
      September 22nd: Raid FLASH-PLAYER HQ to put Pewdiepie in FLASH-PLAYER rewind and make it not suck
      September 23rd: Raid Vegas for its Gambling Profits

  • SUB -ZERO
    SUB -ZERO Day ago

    LOL

  • Mr. Swar
    Mr. Swar Day ago

    I live near the last blockbuster

  • Bryan Bahle
    Bryan Bahle Day ago

    Ah yes...Blockbuster. Kids today will never understand how it was like to go out into the harsh cruel world on a Friday night to
    pick up a copy of a movie and a pizza and then drive back home. These days now its all made so simple with the click of a button or two and bam...there is your movie.
    : /

  • LoyallyWxld
    LoyallyWxld Day ago

    Cr1tikal: has a dream
    Also cr1tikal: vido

  • SlamBloodiGor
    SlamBloodiGor Day ago

    My old local Blockbuster was turned into a fucking Denny’s lmao

  • Lucid Memer
    Lucid Memer Day ago +1

    Oregon is truly mythical

  • Samson5erb Rocks
    Samson5erb Rocks Day ago +1

    As someone who just turned nineteen, were there no librarys to rent stuff at when Blockbuster was still in the large?

  • Rahbot
    Rahbot Day ago

    Thanks, Kanye. Very cool.

  • MLG MELON
    MLG MELON Day ago

    Did you guys know BLOCKBUSTER DIDNT DIE BECAUSE OF NOT UNDERSTANDING THE MARKET
    THEY DIED BECAUSE THEY UNDERESTIMATED THE SPEED AT WHICH IT WAS CHANGING

  • Greensabr200 | HCF & MineZ 2

    I remember renting games from blockbuster when I was young as shit. The days

  • diab3tic bear
    diab3tic bear Day ago

    Netflix is going to shit now isn't it?

  • Red Army Robin
    Red Army Robin Day ago

    I'm wondering if the one in Bend is gonna live on. Like, people will make trips there just to see it, but who knows how long the novelty would last. Eventually the three dudes who work there are gonna run outta money if people stop going there, else they make it a tourist trap with blockbuster branding and dvds + games you can buy.

  • dankery._.memes boi

    DO RADIO SHAACCKKKK

  • Calio
    Calio Day ago

    Fond memories of blockbusters growing up, the last time I ever went was when I collected my pre-order of GTA V 😥

  • Lara
    Lara Day ago

    love u blockbuster
    always and forever

  • Will Corbett
    Will Corbett Day ago

    Audio is out of sync

  • Chenquieh
    Chenquieh Day ago

    Lmao nice try Charlie, we all know yo u have a shrine dedicated to Blockbuster in your closet.

  • boofghost
    boofghost Day ago

    It’s high key Enrons fault, fucking lies on their finances

  • knights of jim
    knights of jim Day ago

    Netflix is kind of dying now too

  • Jennifer Grasso
    Jennifer Grasso Day ago

    What a well done video. I still drive by where my Blockbuster used to be and it really makes me sad. It was an event to go get a movie and snacks. 😒

  • John Shaffer
    John Shaffer Day ago

    Google maps says there are two operational Blockbusters, both in Oregon. One in Bend and one in Salem. The last two of their species.

  • Kyrix lolifier
    Kyrix lolifier Day ago

    their are actually 2 left the other is in australia

  • BeastlyMussel61
    BeastlyMussel61 Day ago

    My town had a Hollywood Video back in the day. I still remember how it looked inside and exactly where they put the PS2 games (this was how I played Sonic Riders), just walk in and it's on the left, 3 rows from the register. I also remember where they put Power Rangers, still on the left, middle row.

  • Savage Bob
    Savage Bob Day ago

    we lived in rural oklahoma in 06 through 08 and my parents loved netflix. it was awesome. guess i never realised they were silently murdering blockbuster... RIP

  • sherlockwatson101
    sherlockwatson101 Day ago +1

    Omg people actually don’t remember blockbuster ... dude it was the best 12 years of my childhood. Sleepovers when we’d rent two movies. Games I rented the minute I got a new console (or my brother finally allowed me to play one of his consoles) :(

  • Lee Roberts
    Lee Roberts Day ago

    good ol 2006-2008... renting my little pony movies like runaway rainbow and minty's Christmas and carebear movies to watch when at my dad's house. to play with my little pony dolls. To be 4 again.

  • 4321jirb
    4321jirb Day ago

    Family Video is still going strong.... I have like 3 in my area

  • Wolfie Tigre
    Wolfie Tigre Day ago

    I went to my friends house and we started Watch big tv and i picked up the remote it had Netflix sling and other things i see this very dusty button it said blockbuster I’m not even joking this is 100% true

  • flip Bakker
    flip Bakker Day ago +1

    look at Filmland in the netherlands, they changed from a blockbuster to netflix.

  • hotdoggrass
    hotdoggrass Day ago

    that last Blockbuster will revive the company, guaranteed

  • Dustin Paciorkowski

    Lol we learned this in business class

  • H Koizumi
    H Koizumi Day ago

    born in 82, consider myself child of 80s and 90s. Blockbuster were your weekend. The feeling when you step into the store was unlike anything today. It had that happiness vive which was hard to explain unless you were there yourself. Good times.

  • YouTuber
    YouTuber Day ago

    Anyone else look at the yugioh cards they always sold by the counter? That was my favorite part lol.

  • PosMatic
    PosMatic Day ago

    6:02 THAT'S FINCH!

  • Friaza
    Friaza Day ago

    SO QUIRKY AND RELATABLE