History Anime / WorldMasterpieceTheater

21st Jun '17 7:51:26 PM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* FoodPorn: Almost every entries has a focus on fancy dishes. Some of them even presented how those foods are prepared.
17th Jun '17 6:43:14 PM GarrulousTiger
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** For example: 1987's ''Little Women'' changed the March family's live-in maid, Hannah, from Irish to African-American descent and introduced a runaway slave character named Jim, possibly to educate Japanese viewers about the plight of African-Americans in the 19th century. Also, the series opens with Amy's schoolteacher leaving to volunteer for the Union Army and the Battle of Gettysburg ravaging the countryside around the family's hometown.
17th Jun '17 6:42:36 PM GarrulousTiger
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** For example: 1987's ''Little Women'' changed the March family's live-in maid, Hannah, from Irish to African-American descent and introduced a runaway slave character named Jim, possibly to educate Japanese viewers about the plight of African-Americans in the 19th century. Also, the series opens with Amy's schoolteacher leaving to volunteer for the Union Army and the Battle of Gettysburg ravaging the countryside around the family's hometown.



** Also, longtime Miyazaki collaborator, the late YoshifumiKondo, was a character designer on ''Little Women''.

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** Also, longtime Miyazaki collaborator, the late YoshifumiKondo, Yoshifumi Kondo, who would go on to direct WhisperOfTheHeart, was a character designer on ''Anne of Green Gables'' and ''Little Women''.Women'' and worked as an animator on some of the other series.
** Yoshiharu Sato, character designer for ''MyNeighborTotoro'', worked in the same capacity on several WMT series including ''Pollyanna'' and ''Little Women II: Jo's Boys.''
** OhProduction also provided animation assistance for works by both Nippon Animation and Ghibli, resulting in much cross-pollination between the two studios.



* ChristmasEpisode: Some entries have their special episodes about the characters celebrating Christmas such as ''Little Women'' (Episode 47), ''My Daddy Long Legs'' (Episode 23) and ''Trapp Family Story'' (Episodes 23 and 24).

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* ChristmasEpisode: Some entries have their special episodes about the characters celebrating Christmas such as ''Little Women'' (Episode (Episodes 21-22 and 47), ''My Daddy Long Legs'' (Episode 23) and ''Trapp Family Story'' (Episodes 23 and 24).24). Episodes 21 and 22 of the English dub of ''Little Women'' were released on American VHS as ''Little Women's Christmas Story,'' in addition to being broadcast on HBO.
30th May '17 10:13:57 PM BoukenDutch
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* '''1997''' ''Anime/IeNakiKoRemi'' (Remi, Nobody's Girl or Homeless Girl Remi) after the novel ''SansFamille'' by French writer Hector Malot.

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* '''1997''' ''Anime/IeNakiKoRemi'' (Remi, Nobody's Girl or Homeless Girl Remi) after the novel ''SansFamille'' ''Literature/SansFamille'' by French writer Hector Malot.
4th Mar '17 11:10:15 AM nombretomado
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* '''1980''' ''Anime/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' (Tomu Sōyā no Bōken) after [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer the novel]] by American MarkTwain.

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* '''1980''' ''Anime/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' (Tomu Sōyā no Bōken) after [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer the novel]] by American MarkTwain.Creator/MarkTwain.
27th Nov '16 5:57:25 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* '''1993''' TaleOfYoungGrassNanAndMissJo (Wakakusa Monogatari: Nan to Jōsensei) after Louisa May Alcott's 1871 sequel ''{{Literature}}/LittleMen'' to her novel ''LittleWomen''.

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* '''1993''' TaleOfYoungGrassNanAndMissJo (Wakakusa Monogatari: Nan to Jōsensei) after Louisa May Alcott's 1871 sequel ''{{Literature}}/LittleMen'' ''Literature/LittleMen'' to her novel ''LittleWomen''.
27th Nov '16 5:57:02 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* '''1993''' TaleOfYoungGrassNanAndMissJo (Wakakusa Monogatari: Nan to Jōsensei) after Louisa May Alcott's 1871 sequel ''{{Literature}}/Little Men'' to her novel ''LittleWomen''.

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* '''1993''' TaleOfYoungGrassNanAndMissJo (Wakakusa Monogatari: Nan to Jōsensei) after Louisa May Alcott's 1871 sequel ''{{Literature}}/Little Men'' ''{{Literature}}/LittleMen'' to her novel ''LittleWomen''.
27th Nov '16 5:56:44 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* '''1993''' TaleOfYoungGrassNanAndMissJo (Wakakusa Monogatari: Nan to Jōsensei) after Louisa May Alcott's 1871 sequel ''Little Men'' to her novel ''LittleWomen''.

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* '''1993''' TaleOfYoungGrassNanAndMissJo (Wakakusa Monogatari: Nan to Jōsensei) after Louisa May Alcott's 1871 sequel ''Little ''{{Literature}}/Little Men'' to her novel ''LittleWomen''.
21st Jun '16 2:05:00 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* ParentalAbandonment: if the main protagonist isn't a HeartwarmingOrphan they are likely to be abandoned by their parents. Either the parents go missing, are forced to go away (i.e. the March sisters' father going off to fight in the Civil War in ''Little Women'', although their mother remains), or even actively sell their poor offspring into slavery.

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* ParentalAbandonment: if If the main protagonist isn't a HeartwarmingOrphan HeartwarmingOrphan, they are likely to be abandoned by their parents. Either the parents go missing, are forced to go away (i.e. the March sisters' father going off to fight in the Civil War in ''Little Women'', although their mother remains), or even actively sell their poor offspring into slavery.



* AnyoneCanDie: Besides the protagonist's parents, several supporting characters in the whole series are killed off for good. The most infamous is the death of [[spoiler: [[TheHeroDies Nelo and Patrasche]]]] in ''The Dog of Flanders''.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Besides the protagonist's parents, several supporting characters in the whole series are killed off for good. The most infamous is the death of [[spoiler: [[TheHeroDies Nelo Nello and Patrasche]]]] in ''The Dog of Flanders''.Flanders''.
* ChristmasEpisode: Some entries have their special episodes about the characters celebrating Christmas such as ''Little Women'' (Episode 47), ''My Daddy Long Legs'' (Episode 23) and ''Trapp Family Story'' (Episodes 23 and 24).
17th Jun '16 3:26:25 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* MarketBasedTitle: The official English title of the franchise is called "Classic Family Theater" series but most of the viewers are familiar with the title "World Masterpiece Theater".
** All of the entries have their own titles based on the foreign language they used.
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