The Dramatic Decay Of DanPlan - End Of An Animated Era | TRO

The Right Opinion: The Dramatic Decay Of DanPlan - End Of An Animated Era | TRO
0:00 - Intro
7:32 - Actually
15:31 - Sharing Is Caring
25:33 - Ownership
37:07 - The Response
48:14 - Dissonance
1:00:20 - Small Change
1:11:47 - The Animators
1:28:05 - Unanswered Questions
1:36:05 - The Answers
Now, when someone reached out to me about this situation, I will admit, I was not familiar with DanPlan, and in spite of their approximately 2 million strong fanbase, many of my friends were not familiar with their content either, so I sat down and watched a lot of DanPlan. Now I think I have a decent grasp, I will briefly summarise their origins and content, just so people have a grip on how they created such a significant following.
DanPlan as a channel was established in July 2014 by their titular creators: Daniel, and his friend Hosuh, with the first upload coming soon after.
This was the first instalment of their “By the way” series, the video consisted of a slightly crudely drawn character discussing a story told by his youth pastor. Now, the audio could be better, and this video only appears to include Dan himself, but you can definitely see the origins of a great channel in the making, a lot of Hosuh’s creative illustrations enhance Dan’s stories on a comedic basis, and Dan’s outgoing nature makes him an effective storyteller, there was definitely potential here.
However, this series didn’t receive much attention following its initial upload. Animation was in a bit of a lull at that point, and thus it was probably not worth putting too many eggs in that basket. After this DanPlan spent just under a couple years dedicated to gaming content, which was much more popular at the time. These gaming videos weren’t the most unique, though they were often presented more like highlight reels, and used character heads to represent different people talking. Dan was the consistent host of these videos, gaming with a varying roster of guests, such as Anna, Billy, Jay, and of course, Hosuh. However, there was one more character to introduce to this story, that person goes by the name of Stephen.
Stephen was introduced on the 5th of September, 2015, in the upload “Yamete, Titan Senpai”, in which he, and of course, Dan, and Hosuh, played the Attack On Titan tribute game. Like Hosuh, and many of their other friends, they were acquainted through school and college, and for these comrades, this was just a regular gaming session which happened to be uploaded onto DE-visions. Stephen was not one of the original members, but he quickly became a recurring guest on the channel as other individuals began to appear less. However, these gaming videos, although enjoyable for those who participated, didn’t set the channel on fire, gaining DanPlan only 50 subscribers. So come May 2016, the “By The Way” series was resumed, but this time, with a slightly different format. ..
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  • *CREDITS BELOW* Interesting video this one, not sure how I feel but hope you guys enjoy. I had some audio issues (crackling) around time of recording but I think I've sorted them now. I must also apologise to Ann for calling her Anna. They are not the same and I'm sorry for only noticing it now. (Also thanks to anyone who pointed out a rendering error at 1:33:56, I have since edited it out though it may take a bit to process) With special thanks to: Antwan: Daft Pina: EDITING CREDITS/REFERENCES BELOW: Check out the editors: - MajorLeagueGinger: - Onion: - Jako: - Mr Dubz: - Nate: - Logan: - Chloe: - Peter Day: - Kringeh: - Rasmus T: Post-Editing: - Logan: Artist Credits (if your art appears here please email me): - Special thanks to my Patrons: a vdl, Low60, Mac Maunder, Jade Rose, ColossalKiwi, Ash Black, Darren (Barcrest Plays), Light, Marc, RistrettoEva, WilliamThatch, Adam VIllareal, Ashley Butts, Adam Goetz, Bryan Langley, cloudfruit, Connor, Divinireigns, Miru Kado, Neo, Brandon, Emily Yoder, Megan McCallion, Mikey K, Miru Kado, Neo, Nipple Man, Ristretto Eva, Michael, Shane Reese, Mama Fujo, Yuliya Terekh, Spoonie The Rogue, Natasha Gray, Bruhreallysnapped, Darren Barcrest Plays, Ellie, Nassim J, Spoonie the Rogue, Gravidea, Lena Zhivun, Valerie B, Shelby Schulze, Kie, Austin Clothier, Bob Jazzypoo, Emily Jane Willems, Philip Wesolowski, Neuwwington, MuglyfuglyThug, Nico Mendoza, Sydney Plasky, puking dog, Isabelle Pond, Jacob Matthews, saberfang, Casual User, Ella Elric, Jennifer Stachuska, Maria Diamantoukos, Seth, YarnWitch, York, Paulina Joensen, Julia Fesst, Ammene, Leslie Miller, Ambros, Emma Hinniger, Hillary Dryer, Kathryn M Sorroche, Mirthe, triangulous, darkestweb, Letichia, Sarcastalshisss, SnowFreak, Casey Dickinson, Christian Lincoln, Rinnie, K., Linkin, Logan, Psycho Alchemist, Emily Ward, CaptainBunnincula, Megan Erwin, Jonas Picinich, Ryanna, Mireli, Floral, Margrethe, 10$+ Patrons: Ashley Butts, Elizabeth Looby, orkfighta, The Derbinator, Eduardo Pedrero, unknown_hat, dr_snuff, Jenn Sulana, Ella Daniels, Chris F, Adam Granger, Poofy, Tepi, ジュリアン, Hunter, Amanda, Mattias Kronsten Nygren, Bénédict Knecht, ayro grego, Jessica Silansky, Kasi, Kezzstar24, naoh123, Fayrith, David Alejandro Moreno, Heisenberg White, Kaiser, MuglyfuglyThug, lordpikachu96, Emma Hinnige, True Joker, Shiro Chigo, Mark Sanschargrin, Kazza Jackson, B_More_Cool_J Special Thanks to My 50 Dollar Patreons: somehulabaloo, Caroline, Hypercube, Amanda Very special thanks to my 100 dollar Patreons: Brandon, Christopher Karas, Yesenia Ramirez Twitter: Facebook: Discord: Instagram: References:

    The Right OpinionThe Right OpinionVor Monat
    • Those are a lot of words

      The Blue Phoenix: Captain GamerThe Blue Phoenix: Captain GamerVor 2 Tage
    • @ketsukozapdos I'm also looking for them, the only one I know is 34:26 , it's "G O A T - bad bunny type beat" from juanko beats

      111111Vor 3 Tage
    • where can I find the music used?

      111111Vor 3 Tage
    • Wait... Belle Delphine is back?

      Mike DempseyMike DempseyVor 3 Tage
    • Wait Husah left for military?! This innocent small harmless bean or is he? Im sorry if im just hadn't watch lately but im just concerned. What If Something Happens?! Sorry im just Worried because of what happening, first stephep quits, and jay ,then Husah goes to Milatary?! WHAT IS HAPPENING!!!!??

      Nature HacksNature HacksVor 5 Tage
  • i cant even watch their old vids and be entertained anymore :(((

    Salad_Gold KetsizSalad_Gold KetsizVor Stunde
  • Arhat was literally my favorite channel and it shook me when they broke up

    Mayeryn CartyMayeryn CartyVor Stunde
  • W-w-w-wait. Just bc Stephen quit doesn’t mean you can’t post the video. Like why????

    backward31backward31Vor 2 Stunden
  • Nothing in this crazy rule bent world is flat out right or wrong. Seriously I don’t like what happened, but clearly this didn’t happen purely bc of Dan or Stephen, and outside causes did contribute, though neither is completely right or wrong. Like I said, this sad world has a very blurry line between right and wrong, and rarely anything is completely black or white.

    backward31backward31Vor 2 Stunden
  • This snazzel character is really annoying. I don’t like what Dan is doing, but nothing, and I say nothing in this crazy world is that black and white. Please don’t say that, I hate it.

    backward31backward31Vor 2 Stunden
  • Everyone tries their best, and I believe that. Circumstances and special cases and coincidences and a whole lot of luck is how this happened. That’s my opinion

    backward31backward31Vor 2 Stunden
  • Employees are employees, but they still need to be paid a reasonable amount right?

    backward31backward31Vor 3 Stunden
  • TRO speaks in cursive

    GibbyBreeGibbyBreeVor 3 Stunden
  • putting ads at amazing spots like inbetween parts of a video almost makes me watch them just because of that, its a small thing but adds so much detail

    CrypticCrypticVor 4 Stunden
  • Whoa didnt expect that i hadnt watched the channel for a while and all that happened , it kinda makes me sad

    Vincent PeyVincent PeyVor 7 Stunden
  • holy shit this mr dubs guy is terrible at editing. i cant believe u paid the guy for this

    MoleculeMoleculeVor 8 Stunden
  • Danplan has fallen apart, it's lost its charm and everything that made it unique, special and entertaining to watch. It had such great concepts and characters... Now it's just.. A shadow of what it used to be. It's rubbish

    KannedeenKannedeenVor 12 Stunden
  • With DanPlan, I feel like this was always coming. I loved their videos, but there was this underlying sadness in some, like a calm before a storm.

    Corvid.MonarchyCorvid.MonarchyVor 12 Stunden
  • 31:10 why is the contract/paper in polish? Are you polish? Anyways, great vid.

    bumble beebumble beeVor 13 Stunden
  • Bruh you gotta see there new vids there trying to pull off a animation/real life

    Thats DeepThats DeepVor 17 Stunden
  • I’m crying

    Subscribe to me for no reason plz lolSubscribe to me for no reason plz lolVor 20 Stunden
  • im on dan's side, im not saying stephen's wrong tho

    Mr. ClockmanMr. ClockmanVor 23 Stunden
    • Interesting. Many of his partners spoke out and confirmed eachothers stories yet you’re still on his side. Why is that?

      Aglet KnightAglet KnightVor 2 Stunden
  • I can’t be the only one who was actively confused to see “The decay of DanPlan” when you hadn’t w at chef them and thought everything was all good! (Haven’t finished the video yet)

    Patrick WebbPatrick WebbVor Tag
  • Idk. Dan for sure is a shady, manipulative dude, BUT...I mean...did they actually make any agreements? That's what it ultimately comes down to for me. If someone gets screwed in a settlement they agreed to, then yes, it sucks that they got taken advantage of, but they just need to take it as a lesson learned and move forward because they made a shitty decision and now they have to live with it (unless it's illegal). When you make business decisions, you need to be smart and know that business in and out or get someone who does before you commit to a price, point, blank, period. What it sounds like to me is that Dan is saying they made *verbal* agreements, which is always messy as hell because you can always argue that a verbal doesn't count and it's a dispute nobody wins. If that's the case, Dan knew EXACTLY what he was doing to these naive young animators and they took the bait so he preyed on them like a damn vulture. If money is involved, get that shit in writing, I don't care HOW good the person with the money supposedly is to you. It sounds to me like *everybody* in this hot mess is a fool just arguing in circles.

    WylonaWylonaVor Tag
  • the receipts dan showed paying the animators was about $500-600 hardly great wages so it annoys me this is used as a point that’s a poor point in my opinion

    Leon CunninghamLeon CunninghamVor Tag
  • I don't get why bussiness underpay people cause if you overpay you get the best of the best plus you get a good name and get alot of good will

    W.T.C 1990W.T.C 1990Vor Tag
  • You know I really like channels this because they put effort into the pieces and do tons of research. But the ones getting more views are the ones that say the first thing that comes to their head. Although I do like the montage vids better I really appreciate the work you do for your channel. Keep up the good work.

    TheGreat PapyrusTheGreat PapyrusVor Tag
  • I personally can see/be in a middle ground especially after this video. I loved danplan, it was something that had inspired me to continue drawing in a hard time. I as usual play neutral because I've always been indecisive and I easily put myself into the shoes of both people. In the other hand my older brother refused to watch Dan's side and just took Stephen and Jay's side. I understand my brother's point if view, especially when considering his personality of being sure of himself and quick tempered, and that we both bonded and got closer as siblings the Stephen character. I hope the best for both parties but I especially hope both parties can understand what they have done wrong and can use this experience to better themselves in future interactions.

    Chloe CarlesChloe CarlesVor Tag
  • i had a few suspicions about daniel’s video ngl, after watching this video, i have some confidence to say this and i hope this doesn’t bother the person reading this: i wont lie, daniel had some high IQ ways to back him up in his apology video, i’ve been thinking of that for some time but ive never really told anyone because i thought it was a mean opinion, after the drama cooled down, daniel started making videos and after watching them, the videos seemed pretty ironic considering the drama, but i didn’t want to see it like that so i ignored it, after watching his other uploads, i had this view of daniel that was really bad: i thought that daniel was a mentally broken person who has been through a lot of mental problems and when he overreacted a lot(that’s what i thought of him when he was acting overconfident and cocky(?) in his vlogs on danplan) i felt like deep down he really needs help, maybe sometimes he’s a broken person and sometimes he’s overconfident, why? because i’m pretty sure that’s how i was(minus half the mental problems?) during a time of my life where i was really dramatic. i feel like i should forgive him but part of me cant even tho the drama was over. i hate the fact i referenced daniel as myself

    k-llewenk-llewenVor Tag
  • by the way are you crying tears

    alastair midencealastair midenceVor Tag
  • this was so sad i realy realy do want it to be a prank but i know its not

    alastair midencealastair midenceVor Tag
  • Ah, now i understand why they stopped animating, huh okay dan is a god damn idiot why in the hell would pay a dude 220 dollars per year jesus.... Steven was a good person and enjoyable character i hate that dan did this but i can't say anything about it because my opinion won't matter but i will say something that is an idiot.

    zarazaraVor Tag
  • Steven: you took everything from me! Dan: I don't even know who you are.

    SamuraiNinja7000SamuraiNinja7000Vor Tag
  • 57:20 this whole point smells like those stories of rich parents that are never around but claim to care bc of the expensive gifts

    Mint YgMint YgVor Tag
  • In my opinion Dan is the most replaceable and doesn't bring much

    Just double BJust double BVor Tag
  • 0:57 i didn't know britain is part of asia

    Guuuy1Guuuy1Vor Tag
  • I literally found out about DanPlan a couple days ago, and since then I watched like the entire By The Way series in the course of a few days, but I still don't know a whole lot about them. Now I'm a kid who really doesn't have confidence in the inner workings of her brain, so I'm sure whatever comes out of my mouth (or fingers since I'm typing this) is probably wrong or doesn't make sense or whatever, but I feel like I had to say something. I got hooked on the channel right away because I loved the friendship those guys seemed to have. They always seemed (to me) to have so much fun in the videos, and love each other. Seeing a friendship break up like that is kind of heartbreaking because I can tell how close they were. I'm going to say this flat out, I want them to fix this. I want them to make up, acknowledge their mistakes and work to fix them, and become friends again. That is the child innocence talking and I know it's probably not going to happen, but that's just how I feel. I don't even know why I'm making this comment, it's way too long and nobody's gonna care about it, lol.

    Nia CNia CVor Tag
  • i really hate shit like this bc then i see their older videos in recommended and i get sad because it was so good

    resident simonresident simonVor Tag
  • "Mo' Money,Mo' Problems".

    Justin ThomasJustin ThomasVor Tag
  • That’s such a shame because Steven really was the only reason I watched danplan so oof

    Chihuahua backpackChihuahua backpackVor Tag
  • During dans apology vid the slow deliberate way he was talking made me annoyed but thats probably just me

    EmilyGrace2020EmilyGrace2020Vor Tag
  • Why does dan think he’s the best does he know he’s like the least popular character

    Dino man thing? SansDino man thing? SansVor Tag
  • That drama actually ruined my love for the three of them, I just sub to their channel, didn't even have the appetite to watch Dan's and Stephen's videos anymore. Stephen's streams and Daniel's film style videos have good quality but I can't convince myself to watch them

    Dark MeguminDark MeguminVor 2 Tage
  • It's sad because Stephen/Steven was my favorite out of all of them. It sounds to me that daniel was corrupted by greed and steven was treated poorly. I wish steven the best.

    MemeMeisterMemeMeisterVor 2 Tage
  • Love that someone covers these things it’s really interesting to learn in depth the rise and fall of different channels, people, company’s, etc. the only thing I’d personally prefer for times when I don’t have 2 hours to watch these but still want to know what happened would be a tldr somewhere, and if there is one where is it?

    Jelly DoughnutJelly DoughnutVor 2 Tage
  • He doesn’t even animate anymore

    Marie TapiaMarie TapiaVor 2 Tage
  • What the song at 26:38

    cv62houy 78cv62houy 78Vor 2 Tage
  • *The people that make the channel as it is are not important to the channel.* Makes sense

    CoolgamesCoolgamesVor 2 Tage
  • Imagine editing the audio for this video.

    MongoliumMongoliumVor 2 Tage
  • That's the danger of DE-visions. People who aren't ready to run a business get handed a business, and it's all downhill from there. Really sad this had to happen to one of my favorite channels

    Yakko WarnerYakko WarnerVor 2 Tage
  • "Erotic" work hours... Sounds sexy. Erratic..? Work hours.

    Blade KickBlade KickVor 2 Tage
  • I've been watching them for quite a long time now (since when are u a psychopath came out) and seeing this happen was very very sad for me, to see one of my favourite channels fall apart and finally realizing how blind I was to not see how much Stephen was trying and hurting until he said that he was leaving danplan. I just feel so bad for hosuh

    jjiackiejjiackieVor 2 Tage
  • I hope he is still friends with Hosuh, I always found those two work so well together!

    kamillenkamillenVor 2 Tage
  • Lol now there on 1.8 mill they lost 300k in one day

    PotatoePotatoeVor 2 Tage
  • What if it was all just a dream?..

    BICHI gamerBICHI gamerVor 2 Tage
  • If only they split it 33 to all 3

    Mike JazowskiMike JazowskiVor 2 Tage
  • The fact that steven’s art has him splattered with blood is a great sign

    Fif GallagFif GallagVor 2 Tage
  • When stephen said "i've quited danplan"... at this moment danplan died , why it died ? You're probaly asking me ... stephen was the heart of the Channel without him danplan is nothing but a industry full of employes where the laughs are meaningless and fake.

    clara miranda alexandreclara miranda alexandreVor 2 Tage
    • Exactly, but I don't think they are really meaningless and fake, because they still get along as 'friends', however, Stephen added another layer to the videos, a nice contrast to the humour of the other (Jay too. Since he works together with Stephen so well). Without him, the charm of dark humour is gone, and there is no contrast anymore, barely any good jokes to go off of, since he always kept it going. Now that he's missing, it's just kinda flat, if you know what I mean. I hope I brought my point across well-

      kamillenkamillenVor 2 Tage
  • By the way, can you like this comment?

    A Random CatA Random CatVor 2 Tage
  • Dan didn't pay his employees, finished.

    Tara NolteTara NolteVor 2 Tage
  • Now that I thought about it. Danplan was just like eddsworld.

    Dead bananaDead bananaVor 2 Tage
  • Your avatar make a me cringe

    Daniel HopkinsDaniel HopkinsVor 2 Tage
  • My life was significantly lit up when I discovered DanPlan back in September. I genuinely laughed every single video and I felt more connected to them than like any other DE-visionsrs. I almost cried when I saw that notification. I wasn’t even in my own country. I was on holiday, I was supposed to be having a good time. I went to bed the night before saying “Tomorrow’s Sunday, DanPlan’s uploading, I’m excited.” DanPlan inspired me to take drawing and art more seriously and I’m grateful. I picked Stephen’s side first because he was my favourite character but then afterwards I just went completely neutral and moved on.

    Kni’s KneesKni’s KneesVor 2 Tage
  • Remove the hat and the change the hair black and your character looks oddly simlar to my gta character

    The skeleton under you bedThe skeleton under you bedVor 2 Tage
  • 25:39 that one editor

    AndersonAndersonVor 2 Tage
  • I feel very sad. 2020 keeps surprising me with one slap after another.

    Degenerate LuifasDegenerate LuifasVor 2 Tage
  • 1:00:00 Don't mind me just a bookmark

    The Blue Phoenix: Captain GamerThe Blue Phoenix: Captain GamerVor 2 Tage
  • i was going through time when i watched them they helped my depression and its a shame they are gone i am truly sad rip danplan

    tremer908tremer908Vor 2 Tage
    • Maaaan I can kinda relate

      The Blue Phoenix: Captain GamerThe Blue Phoenix: Captain GamerVor 2 Tage
  • Good to see that everyone only looks at what stephen says like danplan doesnt have the right to respond, like i dont trust shit in half he saies, it literraly sounds like he just makes things up to get everyone against dan, like he did say "while X" and doesnt show him in any positive light like a cyber bully, i will never trust stephen ever because he sounds like the biggest lier ever

    Victoria TalVictoria TalVor 2 Tage
    • Wait which one are you taking about?

      The Blue Phoenix: Captain GamerThe Blue Phoenix: Captain GamerVor 2 Tage
  • Dan seems like a robot and stephen seems like he has an ego problem lol

    trolrtkorjkhgjdntrolrtkorjkhgjdnVor 3 Tage
  • haha slave workers amiright

    come into my vancome into my vanVor 3 Tage
  • Stephen: HEY I entertain ppl I should get paid Animators: well we make the ALL the animations in the video. Dan: well I'm the owner so I get all the money

    vibe checkervibe checkerVor 3 Tage
  • I haven't watched DanPlan after Stephen left so I'm not really sure what's happening with them right now

    Orchid UOOrchid UOVor 3 Tage
  • rip old Danplan :(

    hello nopehello nopeVor 3 Tage
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