These 24 Beloved Franchises DID NOT Catch On At First

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There are movies, shows, songs, and even games that are widely considered beloved classics. Amazingly, some of those pop culture staples were absolutely despised when they debuted.

And it wasn't just the grandpa types who hate anything new. These were otherwise normal audiences and industry types, who legitimately didn't recognize an absolute treasure that was right in front of their eyes.

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