History DemotedToExtra / WesternAnimation

20th Apr '18 6:36:33 AM TangyMango
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** Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner get to do less in the ''Looney Tunes'' segments. They have their own shorts, however.

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** Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner get to do less in the ''Looney Tunes'' segments. They do [[ADayInTheLimelight have their own shorts, shorts]], however.
24th Mar '18 2:11:51 PM KeylonRocks7356
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': Too many characters to count sans Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Lola, Tina, Speedy, Granny, Yosemite Sam, Gossamer, and Hazel.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': Too many characters to count sans Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Lola, Tina, Speedy, Granny, Yosemite Sam, Gossamer, and Hazel.Hazel, but we do have a few examples:
24th Mar '18 2:10:42 PM KeylonRocks7356
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'':''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': Too many characters to count sans Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Lola, Tina, Speedy, Granny, Yosemite Sam, Gossamer, and Hazel.



** Sylvester and Tweety.

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** Sylvester and Tweety. Averted with Taz in "Ridiculous Journey" thanks to ADayInTheLimelight.
** Taz as well. Averted with Sylvester and Tweety in "Ridiculous Journey" thanks to ADayInTheLimelight.
** Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner get to do less in the ''Looney Tunes'' segments. They have their own shorts, however.
19th Mar '18 10:08:21 AM nombretomado
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** As far as the series itself goes, pretty much every character that isn't SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, or Plankton.

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** As far as the series itself goes, pretty much every character that isn't SpongeBob, [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, or Plankton.
7th Mar '18 12:28:08 AM RisefromYourGrave
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** [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Lilo Pelekai]] in any material outside the ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' movies and ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''. Stitch is the regular moneymaker, while Lilo hardly, barely or never gets a mention. Even ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' omitted her from their movie-themed level (though to be fair, that was a prequel), she only gets a cameo in the ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' anime showing that she now has a similar-looking daughter of her own, and is only shown in flashbacks in the Chinese animated series ''Animation/StitchAndAi''.

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** [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Lilo Pelekai]] in any material outside the ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' movies and ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''. Stitch is the regular moneymaker, while Lilo hardly, barely or never gets a mention. Even ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' omitted her from their movie-themed level (though to be fair, that was a prequel), she only gets a cameo in the ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' anime showing that she now has a similar-looking daughter of her own, and is only shown in flashbacks in the Chinese animated series ''Animation/StitchAndAi''. Even worse, the men behind ''Lilo & Stitch: The Series'' do not wish for the franchise to continue with Lilo because "[her] story is done",[[note]]They did give her [[WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch a finale]], and they want to keep it that way.[[/note]] that they do not want to "ruin" fans' memories of the now-adult Creator/DaveighChase as the voice of Lilo, and that they find the idea of a series set in the older life of a once-young character (akin to shows like ''Series/FullerHouse'', ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', and ''Series/RavensHome'') to be "cliché".
19th Feb '18 2:06:46 AM RacattackForce
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** [[ThoseTwoGuys Alfonso and Ferguson]] were the classmates of Star and Marco that you generally saw the most of in season one, and had major roles in a few episodes. In the second season, they only appear in the background and never speak. Near the end of the season, [[LampshadeHanging Star commented that she hadn't talked to the two all year]]. Marco's karate teacher [[AscendedExtra essentially took over their role]] as Marco's [[IntergenerationalFriendship friend]] who wasn't Star, while Janna was usually the {{Muggle|s}} who wasn't Star that sometimes joined Star's adventures. Tellingly, they were both [[EvolvingCredits taken out of the last shot of the opening credits]].

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** [[ThoseTwoGuys Alfonso and Ferguson]] were the classmates of Star and Marco that you generally saw the most of in season one, and had major roles in a few episodes. In the second season, they only appear in the background and never speak. Near the end of the season, [[LampshadeHanging Star commented that she hadn't talked to the two all year]]. year]], with [[AllInTheManual the comics having her explain]] that she stopped interacting with them because of their immaturity and tendency to break her privacy. Marco's karate teacher [[AscendedExtra essentially took over their role]] as Marco's [[IntergenerationalFriendship friend]] who wasn't Star, while Janna was usually similarly gained an increased role as the only {{Muggle|s}} who wasn't Star that sometimes joined other than Marco to play an active part Star's adventures. Tellingly, they were both [[EvolvingCredits taken out of the last shot of the opening credits]].credits in Season 2]].
24th Jan '18 1:07:16 PM KagSwirby
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** When the show began to phase out it's political angle around the end of the fourth season/beginning of the fifth, Hayley Smith suffered from this pretty badly. This was due to the show becoming more plot/character driven and her personality initially wasn't developed much beyond strawman liberal. It got to the point where starting in the sixth season there'd be at least one episode per season where she was completely absent. This has been subverted as of the TBS seasons where the show seems to be putting more of an emphasis on her presence to the point of the first TBS season having her play some sort of important role in seven of it's fifteen episodes.

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** When the show began to phase out it's political angle around the end of the fourth season/beginning of the fifth, Hayley Smith suffered from this pretty badly. This was due to the show becoming more plot/character driven and her personality initially wasn't developed much beyond strawman liberal. It got to the point where starting in the sixth season there'd be at least one episode per season where she was completely absent. This has been subverted as of the TBS seasons where the show seems to be putting more of an emphasis on her presence to the point of the first TBS season having her play some sort of important role in seven of it's its fifteen episodes.
24th Jan '18 9:18:26 AM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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* Most, if not all of the supporting characters from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' have fallen victim to this at some point, mainly when the show began phasing out it's political edge around the end of the fourth season/beginning of the fifth:
** Fellow neighbors Linda Memari and Chuck White were quickly phased out resulting in said characters not having any relevance or speaking parts since 2009. It could be argued that this was probably for the best as these characters weren't developed all that well beyond having one or two identifiable traits (Linda having [[BiTheWay a crush on Francine]] and Chuck being Stan's [[TheRival arch rival]] with an annoying habit of [[VerbalTic ending all of his sentences with a "Ha, ha!" no matter what mood he's in]]).
** Greg Corbin & Terry Bates were probably the only recurring characters from the show's early days to still keep appearing regularly after the show's political angle was all but removed. But even they eventually found themselves falling victim to this, which was after the show moved from FOX to TBS when Mike Barker (voice of Terry, co-creator and former showrunner) left the series allegedly due to creative differences. Because of this, Terry was eventually PutOnABus (but not before temporarily becoming TheVoiceless) while Greg's appearances have severely diminished and are often very brief.

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* Most, if not all of the supporting characters from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' have fallen victim to this at some point, mainly when ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** When
the show began phasing to phase out it's political edge angle around the end of the fourth season/beginning of the fifth:
fifth, Hayley Smith suffered from this pretty badly. This was due to the show becoming more plot/character driven and her personality initially wasn't developed much beyond strawman liberal. It got to the point where starting in the sixth season there'd be at least one episode per season where she was completely absent. This has been subverted as of the TBS seasons where the show seems to be putting more of an emphasis on her presence to the point of the first TBS season having her play some sort of important role in seven of it's fifteen episodes.
** Most, if not all of the supporting characters have fallen victim to this at some point:
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Fellow neighbors Linda Memari and Chuck White were quickly phased out resulting in said characters not having any relevance or speaking parts since 2009. It could be argued that this was probably for the best as these characters weren't developed all that well beyond having one or two identifiable traits (Linda having [[BiTheWay a crush on Francine]] and Chuck being Stan's [[TheRival arch rival]] with an annoying habit of [[VerbalTic ending all of his sentences with a "Ha, ha!" no matter what mood he's in]]).
** *** Greg Corbin & Terry Bates were probably the only recurring characters from the show's early days to still keep appearing regularly after the show's political angle was all but removed. But even they eventually found themselves falling victim to this, which was after the show moved from FOX to TBS when Mike Barker (voice of Terry, co-creator and former showrunner) left the series allegedly due to creative differences. Because of this, Terry was eventually PutOnABus (but not before temporarily becoming TheVoiceless) while Greg's appearances have severely diminished and are often very brief.
21st Jan '18 2:47:52 PM Psi001
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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' series and holiday specials throughout the 80s and 90s, Kanga and Roo made only sporadic appearances, with Owl and Gopher more liable to play supporting characters. The Disneytoon Studios films and featurettes of the 2000s reversed this, with Owl and Gopher sparsely appearing and Kanga and Roo promoted to main characters. [[Disney/WinnieThePooh The 2011 movie]] found a balance for the most of them, though Gopher is still absent.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' series and holiday specials throughout the 80s and 90s, Kanga and Roo made only sporadic appearances, with Owl and Gopher more liable to play supporting characters. The Disneytoon Studios ''Pooh'' films and featurettes of the 2000s reversed this, with Owl and Gopher sparsely appearing and Kanga and Roo promoted to main characters. [[Disney/WinnieThePooh The 2011 movie]] found a balance for the most of them, though Gopher is still absent.
21st Jan '18 2:46:31 PM Psi001
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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' series and holiday specials throughout the 80s and 90s, Kanga and Roo made only sporadic appearances, with Owl and Gopher more liable to play supporting characters. The Disneytoon Studios films and featurettes of the 2000s reversed this, with Owl and Gopher sparsely appearing and Kanga and Roo promoted to main characters. [[Disney/WinnieThePooh The 2011 movie]] found a balance for the most of them, though Gopher is still absent.
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