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 year
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      Malica_ MistyfaceMalica_ MistyfaceVor 15 Tage
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      Lord TLord TVor 27 Tage
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      Manuel GonzalezManuel GonzalezVor Monat
    • A proper fellow that reviews drama

      Austin HalleyAustin HalleyVor Monat
    • Me

      Rosa DVRosa DVVor Monat
  • 1:31:37 Everyone who watched the never ending nightmare of nikocado avocado will understand the refrence

    Owen FaulknerOwen FaulknerVor 3 Stunden
  • I want to see Steven side of the story

    Riley MerchantRiley MerchantVor 18 Stunden
  • Stephen was my favorite character in danplan, it killed me when I heard stephen was leaving and why

    Sebastiaan KittelSebastiaan KittelVor Tag
  • Okay but let's just appreciate the work of those multiple editors! The amount of excellence they have put into this video! Put royalty ✨👑

    Aleksandar VeljanoskiAleksandar VeljanoskiVor Tag
  • whats the backround music?

    Peter HalupkaPeter HalupkaVor 2 Tage
  • Something funny i saw about 4 days after Stephen left danplan, Dan got a 0% sub gain for 4 whole days.

    B R U H S T R I P EB R U H S T R I P EVor 2 Tage
  • I'm pretty sure the DanPlan logo used to have their colours in it, but now it's grey like in the video...

    Isha ChakrabortyIsha ChakrabortyVor 2 Tage
  • interesting story. A reminder how important people are over money

    Nataly LovelessNataly LovelessVor 2 Tage
  • Its like seeing The Pals break up all over again. Just as heart breaking and sad and crushing any hopes.

    MashGamingMashGamingVor 3 Tage
  • Look, i'm a really straight man, and I say this without sounding gay. I can listen to this dude for hours. lmfao

    Eyeless DashEyeless DashVor 3 Tage
  • What I'm getting from Dan at 1:23:15 to 1:23:25, is: "I can't show you evidence that would help make my side more believeable. Just trust me in this." He could always just censor out any sensitive information within screenshots of those messages, but the fact he chooses not to show anything that could help his side in this doesn't endear me to believe in him at all.

    SteenbergGamingSteenbergGamingVor 4 Tage
  • As a dan plan fan, I don’t want to take any sides but in all honesty the only reason why I use to watch Dan Plan’s videos was because of Hosuh’s animations and mainly because of Stephen’s character. There were many side characters that would appear on the by the way series but it was always Stephens character that won people’s heart. His sarcastic edgy yet funny personality is what made the by the way series fun. So honestly Stephen and Hosuh deserve more credit than Dan as Dan was just the narrator. It was Stephen and Housuh who carried the Chanel with them.

    Nanki SinghNanki SinghVor 5 Tage
  • wow 450 CAD is really laughable for a full-time job. in germany we have so called mini-jobs. you work around 48 hours a month (may vary depending on the exact wage per hour) and mostly get paid around 450€ a month (= ~535 USD or ~666 CAD). I don't know about other countries but in germany if you have a real company with real employees that would be illegal.

    AhzrukalAhzrukalVor 5 Tage
  • Okay, the live action, coloured cardboard cutout of James is definitely my favourite.

    Will MuncyWill MuncyVor 5 Tage
  • ngl tho, how they dramatized it so much, was kinda cringe

    FrancisIsNotFrancisIsNotVor 5 Tage
    • @jay peg well it was lmao, it was like they were reading a book in middle school and the teacher said “try and be little more dramatic” 😂

      FrancisIsNotFrancisIsNotVor 2 Tage
    • 🤦‍♂️

      jay pegjay pegVor 2 Tage
  • Oh dang is still here. b but hosa and Stephen aren't there...

    tutorials for peepstutorials for peepsVor 6 Tage
  • Dan got greedy

    BandosBandosVor 6 Tage
  • I still can't get over this after a year. This PERSON said Stephen is an employee and THAT'S THE POINT. Let's say Stephen is an employee alright then it means that HE HAS TO GET PAID because that's how it fucking works! You're not gonna work for free now, right? What the fu????? Look at Hosuh. He's been given 15% of the share. I understand they also have to pay their editors and stuff but that's still not a fair share. It was so sickening Dan saying "Hey, find a replacement" whenever a member left. It's like they have no value at all. To him, they are just 'employees'.

    Akira MaverickAkira MaverickVor 6 Tage
  • dang I only watched danplan because of Stephan

    ELIELIVor 7 Tage
  • i just checked and dan already replaced him. actual money grudgw

    deez nutzdeez nutzVor 7 Tage
  • Ew!! I don't like the way he's so obviously putting on an act to convince people with a stare and a broken voice. YUCK!

    Kristin JKristin JVor 8 Tage
  • I realised that after Stephen left they only got thousands of views instead of millions.

    Doge Hacker_PlayzDoge Hacker_PlayzVor 8 Tage
  • 😩💦

    I cupI cupVor 8 Tage
  • The ads tho

    None of your businessNone of your businessVor 9 Tage
  • Hi

    ChayoChayoVor 9 Tage
  • i remember being completely emotionally desstroyed after finding out about this drama, i couldn't take it, loved the channel so much.

    Betelgeuse romaneé ContíBetelgeuse romaneé ContíVor 9 Tage
  • honestly, stephen was a pretty enjoyable guy and he was the one that made my stay in their channel.

    howdyhowdyVor 11 Tage
  • RIP Danplan, they were fucking cool :(

    sandsandVor 12 Tage
  • I dunno but Daniel always gave David Dobrik vibes 🤷🏻‍♀️

    Vânia BorgesVânia BorgesVor 12 Tage
  • I was one of the people who unsubscribed to dan and i feel real bad about it

    dr animationdr animationVor 13 Tage
  • a 7 minute intro- I-

    SprinkelleSprinkelleVor 13 Tage
  • I stoped watching danplan around the scp vid. I left right befor sh@t went down

    ReachPlayerReachPlayerVor 13 Tage
  • please make the background music change more often

    daorange 1337nerdaorange 1337nerVor 14 Tage
  • funny because to me dans character was always the most easiest to replace. most of the time he was just the narrator with no real personality

    KNK TinkerbellKNK TinkerbellVor 14 Tage
  • One comment that stuck out for me is he saying basically that you can’t make money off of a hobby one I need for hobby doesn’t mean I can’t sell us unless I find it and get money off of it

    Megan GreenMegan GreenVor 14 Tage
  • This man's vocabulary consists of mainly big words Nevertheless, time to sub lmao

    Dr. IzutoDr. IzutoVor 14 Tage
  • I know it's over a year since this video has been posted, but I hope this gets to the entire crew of the The Right Opinion. PLEASE dont let yourselves crash like the crew in DanPlan, and Please dont let any other terrible thing split you guys up. I see a great channel here with a great community, and I dont think I could take this channel falling down like the rest of the big youtubers and groups that's been falling apart for the past few years. You guys always do a great job analyzing channels, and I dont want to be here to see a certain "The Dark Knight" quote apply here too.

    thatAC130thatAC130Vor 14 Tage
  • Yakuza says no.

    CheyneCheyneVor 14 Tage
  • Stephen was my favourite person on danplan and mostly the only reason i enjoyed it as much as i did

    bongo TMbongo TMVor 15 Tage
  • So THIS is what court feels like

    Jack of SpadesJack of SpadesVor 16 Tage
  • The moral if the story is: Money+Friends=Sketchy

    Szen MæytheSzen MæytheVor 16 Tage
  • Personally think that Stephen went like, 10 percent too nuclear and then at some point was like “Welp, burnt that bridge” and started being a bit of an ass about it

    Memes Nah geeMemes Nah geeVor 16 Tage
  • I wish it was just a giant prank but well that’s a far gone hope

    Redshift oneRedshift oneVor 16 Tage
  • i'm glad you took into account the feelings of either side, although it made it kinda complicated it feels like the right approach. People can be inconsistent cuz feelings are involved and you still stuck to the facts without leaving the spur of the moment emotions into consideration. That the kind of no BS but empathetic stance, i think is the best of both worlds. As an artist I don't like the sound of subcontractor if you seem like a part of a team that regularly works for a channel, it sounded like uber drivers. Both examples I find exploitative. I believe No artist would ever agree to that kind of wage if there weren't any caveats.

    JBPeonyJBPeonyVor 18 Tage
  • 15:51 starting to sound like a rapper there bud

    Mr. ManlyMr. ManlyVor 19 Tage
  • This reminds me of the THACTV debacle

    Poodle SpitPoodle SpitVor 19 Tage
  • The music in the background made it sound like a really long rap or something

    PocketcatPocketcatVor 19 Tage
  • Daniel in my eyes with what’s been said and with his words sounds like a real piece of shit

    Daniel HollandDaniel HollandVor 21 Tag
  • I want to know which side to side with, but this DOESNT help. I think I believe Jay and Stephen more cuz there’s two of them, but Daniel has visual proof. Hep

    JudasMahorn & friendsJudasMahorn & friendsVor 21 Tag
  • Im actually really sad about this one

    Skull BardicsSkull BardicsVor 22 Tage
  • oh man, i just found their old vids earlier tonight... ri p

    74 7674 76Vor 23 Tage
  • This all seems so staged their reading a script Wow describing how he treated their personal lives kind loving gentle etc my creepy meter just went off the charts 😂

    Kid KootenayKid KootenayVor 24 Tage
  • I can't stop binging this channel and I ended up watching the 4 hour episode of nikocado avocado

    SmiweySmiweyVor 24 Tage
  • For the love of god, he isn't animated!

    Heather FeatherHeather FeatherVor 25 Tage
  • Okay so I’m still confused on something so maybe someone can explain. So Dan and Hosuh were sharing 50/50 originally and paying animators around $400 for month of animations, and they adding Stephen into the mix making a trio. Stephen wanted 20% when Hosuh decided that he didn’t want the 50% and to give it to the channel but Dan decided to change the shares and have Dan get 85% and Hosuh 15% ??? When Hosuh didn’t want the channel money??? Why not take one solution and just give Stephen the 15% or even the 20% or even make it more equal for everyone???? That’s just confusing to me 🤨 (and even making it equal enough to invest money into the channel ) instead of saying “my channel my rules”? (Idk it’s just confusing)

    ꧁𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙶𝚒𝚛𝚕꧂꧁𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙶𝚒𝚛𝚕꧂Vor 25 Tage
  • This is such a tragedy...

    Sir MaerskeSir MaerskeVor 26 Tage
  • haha.

    Kitten PlaysKitten PlaysVor 28 Tage
  • Hosah is an angel

    zanekiller109zanekiller109Vor 28 Tage
  • Holy shit, how can anyone sit through Stephens angsty teenage melodrama?

    Jack BladesJack BladesVor 29 Tage
  • I wasnt an active viewer of DanPlan but I knew they existed, watched some of the videos like the psychopats ones and stuff, that was a while ago and until now I pretty much forgot of them, now to see this decay of that channel I used to watch years ago

    Sodium ChlorideSodium ChlorideVor 29 Tage
  • Subcontracting doesn`t mean you don`t pay for their time lol. It doesn`t mean you do either. But many or most contractors will be estimating their time, during the estimate phase and sending you a bill based on their time spent, in the invoicing phase - as long as their estimate wasn`t wildly off you`re going to be expected to pay that invoice if you want to keep working with the contractor and word will get around if you don`t.

    Navy BuffaloNavy BuffaloVor Monat
  • The way steven was lying and wrongly explaining things shows he is trying so hard to lie and undermine Dan's character. There is no "full time job" for contractors. They could be working 7 of these jobs at the same time. That's the point of being a contractor. If you don't know the hours the animators put in per week or months the whole animators underpaid argument falls flatter than a pancake. Also steven and his creative endeavors was acting like he spend whole nights working out some character for a show that happened only like 10 hours a month. As if that's comparable to dan running a company with 10+ employees/contractors and ALSO being a character on the show.

    jesperom[SF]jesperom[SF]Vor Monat
  • i feel really bad for Hosuh. he was draged into a drama with his friends and watched it all fall apart. thats fucked up and really sad.

    Maeve CallahanMaeve CallahanVor Monat
  • So I wasn't a fan of Danplan at all, I think I might have seen a video once or twice but nothing stuck yet I still find it rather unexpected/offputting that people are still commenting on the "By The Way" video posted by Dan, hoping that this was all still a prank, and/or that they patch things up and become friends again, returning the vagueties of olden times. It is certainly telling the psychological impact that DanPlan had on these people.

    Master ReaperMaster ReaperVor Monat
  • Ok but Daniel to me felt like "the main" character that isn't as like as the side characters.

    Cuckoo-Clock HeartCuckoo-Clock HeartVor Monat
  • tbh i think stephen was most of the views of the channel or i think that becuase he was my fav person there and i think he was most of the channel i loved all the vids that he was in i loved his killer ideas and everything and i though that it was going 25 for stephen and 25 for hosuh and dan has 50 becuase he is the owner of the show then stephen left and he said all of this and i stoped watching danplan(sorry for the rant lol)

    yes noyes noVor Monat
  • Dan legit lost his whole bag cuz he got too greedy

    Chill🥶Chill🥶Vor Monat
    • Did you watch the entire video he answered that question

      Alexander ErnstAlexander ErnstVor 21 Tag
  • stephen was the best part of danplan

    random guyrandom guyVor Monat
  • If you compare DanPlan to before and now, it is clear Hosuh and Stephen had a huge influence and honestly, I watched one of their videos recently and the new guy Nelly is great, but it doesn't have the same spark.

    Your Friendly Neighbourhood NewbYour Friendly Neighbourhood NewbVor Monat
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