Make three paper airplanes, each one small enough to fit in an envelope.
Send one to Hulu and one to Netflix requesting that they acquire Girl Meets World and produce new episodes. Then send one more to Disney Channel asking them to please sell the rights if someone offers.
Decorate the outside of the airplane and write your message inside. Be as creative or as bare bones as you like, and remember: there is nothing wrong with a simple airplane made out of notebook paper.
Mail your airplanes on the Monday after the finale, January 23, or at any point that week. The aim is to have most of our planes “land” at Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Channel the Friday after the finale or around then. Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t ready on Monday January 23rd, because you can still mail in your airplanes the next day, or even the day after that…but let’s all aim to mail them on the 23rd. To fans outside the U.S.A.: if your post takes a while to reach California, please feel free to put your airplanes in the mail early.
If you can only afford to send one or two airplanes, that’s okay too! Just choose between Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Channel. Please don’t feel like you can’t participate at all just because you can’t do all three.
Before we mail them in, share your airplanes and the messages inside on social media using #planes4gmw. If you’re on Instagram/Twitter, tag @planes4gmw in the photo! And don’t forget to follow this Tumblr for updates. Follow the campaign on Twitter and Instagram too!
Santa Monica, CA 90404
100 Winchester Cir.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Attn: Gary Marsh, President
3800 W. Alameda Ave
Burbank, CA 91505
Check out this sample from twitter user @astral_tali (and then keep scrolling for more info!):
It’s relatively easy to tweet, sign an online petition, write a comment, send an email, or even just make a phone call. While those actions are key, deploying an old-school tactic like this one takes the #SaveGMW campaign to the next level. Adding a physical component demonstrates just how dedicated and serious we are about trying to save our show. Some of the most successful “save our show” campaigns have integrated a physical component, like when thousands of Friday Night Lights fans sent lightbulbs to NBC.
We chose the paper airplanes idea (submitted by a no longer anonymous fan) because it’s simple, cheap, representative of both shows, and most importantly: easy for even the youngest Girl Meets World fans to participate in, which is important because while GMW has a big grown-up fanbase, young fans are the heart of it all. All you’ll need is some paper, three envelopes, and postage. (You may also need markers and crayons and stickers, depending on how artistic you want to be).
What to Say:
To all three companies:
A sincere personal reason for why you love Girl Meets World so much you’re willing to fight for it.
Your age and location.
To Netflix and Hulu:
If you or your parents are already subscribers, let them know. If you’re not, tell them you’ll subscribe (or beg your parents to do so) if they save our show.
Talk about how Girl Meets World fits in with their business models and goals. If your whole family watches together, mention that. If you’re an international fan who isn’t able to watch live, mention that (particularly to Netflix). If you’re a cord cutter who watches the show the day after on Amazon/iTunes but not live, mention that.
To Disney Channel:
I know we’re all angry at them right now and a lot of us have probably made that known already, but be polite. If you don’t feel like you can be polite, maybe skip this one.
If you (or your parents) plan on unsubscribing from premium cable
packages which include Disney Channel (or have already) due to the show’s cancellation, say so. If your family plans to stop watching the network due to GMW’s cancellation, say so, especially if you have family members in their primary demographic.
Appeal to their bottom line, aka their pocketbooks. Say that you understand Disney Channel has their reasons for the decision they made, but suggest that perhaps they can make some money they otherwise wouldn’t have off of selling the rights. Mention also that selling the rights so the show can continue elsewhere would garner goodwill towards their company.
How to Help Spread the Word:
Use the hashtag #planes4gmw on social media. Reblog this post! Share the link to this post as well as the Twitter and Instagram: @planes4gmw. We will also attempt to get this campaign trending on social media during the finale as well as the day after.
If you can make graphics/digital fliers to promote the #planes4gmw campaign, please do so. If you can make printable decorated airplanes for others to print out, write on, and mail, do that! (And please send them in to be shared here). Any talent you can contribute is appreciated.
Share your planes and (if you choose) the messages inside on social media before mailing day! Use #planes4gmw, as well as the other campaign hashtags, and if you’re sharing on Instagram/Twitter tag @planes4gmw in the photo.
Tell your friends! Maybe even get together to make your airplanes. If you watch the show with your family, ask them to join you too.
If you are bilingual in English and something else, please translate this post or at least the most important parts of it, then send in the link so we can add it here.
While we’re all hoping our combined efforts result in the rescue of Girl Meets World, there are no guarantees. However, we definitely have a shot here. More and more cancelled shows these days are getting second lives elsewhere. If Disney Channel is willing to play ball, we may have a real chance at seeing Girl Meets World grow up. It’s worth a try.
It’s a long shot, but it’s still a shot. So don’t throw it away. Know that it’s good to fight for something you truly believe in, even if you might fail. Hope. Dream. Try. Do Good.
Let’s fly thousands of airplanes through this window of opportunity while it’s still open.
(For other actions you can take to save Girl Meets World, go to savegirlmeetsworld.com/act-now.)
I know i haven’t talked too much about this so Here i go:
Girl meets world it’s one of the best shows there is, and Disney fucked up.
For the ones who don’t know (probably nobody) the show has been cancelled , that’s why we’re doing this.
We can’t just stay here with nothing to Say, waiting for a miracle,WE HAVE to BE the MIRACLE.
We can make a new season happen or more than one, this is how;
-Talk to Netflix, either calling or sending mesages, they already notice us and all they need is encouragement.(other stuff too but that’s all we can do)
(Not my pictures, credits: ??)
LET’S DO THIS!! 💞🎊🎉
Can you give us some ideas of what to tweet tomorrow?
Sure! Tweet about what GMW has done for you, the lessons it has taught you, why it makes a difference, why the show matters. Talk about how Rileytown taught you to stand up for yourself, or how STEM made you want to do better in science. Tell them how Her Monster made you respect and understand your mother a little more, or how TFP helped you figure out how to forgive. Just talk about it, talk about why losing it is a really big deal not just to you, but to the next generation of Americans. ESPECIALLY in these scary times.
Talk about anything, but just DON’T talk about ships/ship wars. I mean I suppose you can say whatever you like regardless but, my best advice is ship wars won’t get us anywhere.
Sigh ... gmw has been cancelled. I guess we won't get to see how Riley and Farkle's story plays out. This fills me with tremendous sadness :(
Well we still have a last ditch effort with Netflix and Hulu! But it does make me sad that we won’t get to see this story come to the completion that it desperately deserved.
I usually am not big into a show, but Girl Meets World is different. And I think that is large in part due to this fandom. Either way, I was so looking forward to season four! Hopefully we can convince netflix or Hulu. I’m not going to hold my breath, but I think if there’s a will there’s a way!
Ok but have we gotten the fanfiction fandom on board with this or what ? A lot of them don’t have tumblrs which is the headquarters of this battle and many others don’t have other social media either.
Someone who’s popular in the fandom on ff.net and ao3 should definitely get them up to date. If someone can contact Tiramisuspice that would be good too.
The problem with ff.net is that it doesn’t allow links but we need to get that part of the fandom to copy paste them so the numbers increase.
The petitions and the plans to live tweet should also circulate around Insta and Twitter some more and @bmwwritinggmw how about making specific ‘official’ pages for each social media site so all the plans reach all parts of the fandom at the same time ? Similarly we could have two specific ‘official fics’ on ff.net and ao3 both which keeps that part of the fandom up to date on what’s being planned. Anything we organize can be informed to the fans via pages. And for youtube veepecu or others more familiar with that part of the fandom can work something out in the form of videos ?
This way all the info will reach all parts of the fandom at the same time rather than a day or two later and the noise will be louder.
so here’s where i’m totally open about myself. my name is rachel, i’m 27 and i was recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (the DSM,official handbook, used to say Asperger’s Syndrome but now it’s all under the umbrella of ASD).
I have NEVER seen a girl with autism on TV.
That’s why GMW was so important to me. Why Ceci’s character of Isadora Smackle meant so much to me (even though she was exaggerated for viewers). Because she was on screen. Because she has trouble getting hugged/touched sometimes (me too). Because she blurts what she’s thinking out loud (me too).
And… it’s why I hope GMW will continue on another network, or if not…other writers/shows will take note of showing female-identifying people with Autism Spectrum Disorder on screen, both television & film.
I know some of you watch this show, some of you don’t. But I am a huge fan of this show, Girl Meets World, and it just got cancelled, so the fandom is strongly pushing it on Netflix who is actually listening, and I just would really really like it if you guys could help. I would do it for any one of you, so please help me, and the GMW fandom. It is such a great show and can truly meet its true potential on a network that allows it to grow. So please, watch this, follow the link. Please. Thank you❤️
DONT FORGET HULU! If Netflix can't get the rights maybe they can.
Also side note, don’t try to spam and spam and spam them; message them here and now, comment on how much you lie the show and why you want a season 4 and why you think they’ll benefit from the having the show.
If we share our passion hopefully they’ll pick that up🙂
Guys can I just say I am SO impressed with our fandom and I feel so lucky to be a part of something like this. This fandom has been split since day one because of the ships but these last few days have been so refreshingly different. I am so proud of the way we have all banded together to to help save what is so important to us all, Girl Meets World. Keep fighting guys, because what we’re doing is working