A low-budget 'sequel' to a hit motion picture or some other popular media extravaganza. Its sole purpose is to reap the benefits of cashing in on the aforementioned successful franchise by luring idiots into dishing out their money expecting quality at least on par with the original, only to find out it was a cheap marketing tool.
Disney, under the direction of Michael Eisner and his board of cronies, is especially notorious for their excessive release of cheapquels to many of their classic animated features. It is not uncommon to find almost no trace of the original cast or crew in production of these shoddy money-makers.
by Exor February 23, 2005