History ExecutiveMeddling / WesternAnimation

10th Jan '18 4:17:22 AM Cryoclaste
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* NBC adopted the Christian video series ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' to air on their former children's programming block {{Qubo}}, but not before {{bowdleri|se}}zing any and all references to Christ, God, the Bible, and Christianity. Public response eventually made them lighten up -- the Biblical discussions before and after each story were still cut, but religious references within the episode could stay.

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* NBC adopted the Christian video series ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' to air on their former children's programming block {{Qubo}}, Creator/{{Qubo}}, but not before {{bowdleri|se}}zing any and all references to Christ, God, the Bible, and Christianity. Public response eventually made them lighten up -- the Biblical discussions before and after each story were still cut, but religious references within the episode could stay.
31st Dec '17 2:32:44 PM GroovyAhma2010
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** Despite the Police Cadets ([=MacArthur=] and Sanders) winning "The Ridonculous Race" in Canada, the original final five of the season had a higher chance of another girl winning the season, with three unisex teams and two all-girl teams. However, at the last minute, the last all-boy team of the season (Geoff and Brody) returned near the end of the season, scrapping the original finale of the season. One of them included the battle between the Best Friends, The Sisters, and the Ice Dancers.
16th Dec '17 2:18:27 PM MrInitialMan
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* Sometimes the executives ''do'' know what they're talking about, as evidenced by the demanded rewrite of ''Disney/Zootopia'' The original version was a much darker story, where Zootopia was a hellish, racist dystopia that put shock collars on predators because they were "dangerous", even if that predator was a child. Even beyond the collars it was still heavily discriminatory against them. A Disney executive said that no one would want the city to survive the movie's conflict because it's an awful place and insisted the whole story and concept be reworked. The result: Disney's second-biggest hit of all time after ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''.

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* Sometimes the executives ''do'' know what they're talking about, as evidenced by the demanded rewrite of ''Disney/Zootopia'' ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' The original version was a much darker story, where Zootopia was a hellish, racist dystopia that put shock collars on predators because they were "dangerous", even if that predator was a child. Even beyond the collars it was still heavily discriminatory against them. A Disney executive said that no one would want the city to survive the movie's conflict because it's an awful place and insisted the whole story and concept be reworked. The result: Disney's second-biggest hit of all time after ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''.
16th Dec '17 2:17:39 PM MrInitialMan
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* Sometimes the executives ''do'' know what they're talking about, as evidenced by the demanded rewrite of ''Disney/Zootopia'' The original version was a much darker story, where Zootopia was a hellish, racist dystopia that put shock collars on predators because they were "dangerous", even if that predator was a child. Even beyond the collars it was still heavily discriminatory against them. A Disney executive said that no one would want the city to survive the movie's conflict because it's an awful place and insisted the whole story and concept be reworked. The result: Disney's second-biggest hit of all time after ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''.
14th Nov '17 11:06:43 AM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' series is a long-running example; After the success of ''Total Drama Island'', the show was sold by its parent studio to Cartoon Network prior to the debut of ''Total Drama Action'', leading to a series of changes that arguably contributed to the overall poor fanbase response towards that season. Also, in an interview with one of the show's co-producers, it was said that the decision to invoke the controversial love triangle between Duncan, Gwen, and Courtney during the events of ''Total Drama World Tour'' was an "executive request".

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' series is a long-running example; After the success of ''Total Drama Island'', the show was sold by its parent studio to Cartoon Network prior to the debut of ''Total Drama Action'', leading to a series of changes that arguably contributed to the overall poor fanbase response towards that season. Also, in an interview with one of the show's co-producers, it was said co-creator Tom [=McGillis=] has confirmed that the decision to invoke the controversial love triangle between Duncan, Gwen, and break-ups of Gwen & Trent, Duncan & Courtney during and Owen & Izzy were all due to the events of ''Total Drama World Tour'' was an "executive request". higher-ups wanting to teach kids that "First loves don't always last".
1st Nov '17 11:38:58 AM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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* This is the reason why the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Everyone Knows It's Bendy" is both notorious among fans of the show and a disappointment for people involved in it (especially the episode's writer, Creator/LaurenFaust). The episode was originally conceived as a regular 22 minute episode. However, Cartoon Network insisted that the show switch from half-hour episodes to quarter-hour episodes (which ultimately only happened three times in the show's entire run. Once in Season 1, and twice in Season 2). As a result, several key moments in the episode were left on the cutting room floor one of which was Bendy getting his much needed punishment for his actions instead of becoming the KarmaHoudini in the final product.
18th Sep '17 4:51:24 PM VictorDamazio
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** When Disney Channel executives heard the song "Gitchie Gitchie Goo", they asked the creators to make a song for each episode.

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** When Disney Channel executives heard the song "Gitchie Gitchie Goo", they asked the creators to make a song for each episode.episode, that idea could have failed hard, but it worked wondrously.
24th Aug '17 5:10:21 AM jormis29
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** [[SeasonalRot Season 3 was a cesspool of Executive Meddling]]; First off, the main writer for the first 2 seasons was fired, so Season Three resulted in heavy alterations that caused severe FanonDiscontinuity for some fans. Next, the schedule kept changing, moving the show's time slot to odd times in the middle of the day. Also, some of the episodes were played OutOfOrder (such as the heavily-promoted "Urban Jungle", which was the ''first'' episode of the season to air, despite taking place in the middle of the season), and given how plots built during this season (with several major events like Plasmius becoming mayor and Danny gaining ice powers) this made the season hard to follow. Also, Nickelodeon decided that they wanted this to be the last season, despite series creator Butch Hartman wanting to make new seasons and that there was no drop in the ratings. This meant that all of the plot lines had to be wrapped up quickly. [[AbortedArc Or not at all.]]

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** [[SeasonalRot Season 3 was a cesspool of Executive Meddling]]; First off, the main writer for the first 2 seasons was fired, so Season Three resulted in heavy alterations that caused severe FanonDiscontinuity for some fans. Next, the schedule kept changing, moving the show's time slot to odd times in the middle of the day. Also, some of the episodes were played OutOfOrder (such as the heavily-promoted "Urban Jungle", which was the ''first'' episode of the season to air, despite taking place in the middle of the season), and given how plots built during this season (with several major events like Plasmius becoming mayor and Danny gaining ice powers) this made the season hard to follow. Also, Nickelodeon decided that they wanted this to be the last season, despite series creator Butch Hartman Creator/ButchHartman wanting to make new seasons and that there was no drop in the ratings. This meant that all of the plot lines had to be wrapped up quickly. [[AbortedArc Or not at all.]]
13th Jul '17 3:35:39 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** The consultants wanted established roles for the four main characters. Egon was "The Brain", Ray was "The Hands", Peter was "The Mouth" and Winston was "The Driver". JMS and the writing team rightly called them out for the [[UnfortunateImplications racist implications]] of making the black guy a glorified means of transportation, as well as the sexism of making Janine a bland, "nurturing" character.

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** The consultants wanted established roles for the four main characters. Egon was "The Brain", Ray was "The Hands", Peter was "The Mouth" and Winston was "The Driver". JMS and the writing team rightly called them out for the [[UnfortunateImplications racist implications]] of making reducing the black guy team member to a glorified means of transportation, as well as the sexism of making Janine a bland, "nurturing" character.
3rd May '17 10:17:39 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* WordOfGod says that the ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' cartoon was made to boost video game sales and that Doug [=TenNapel=] wants nothing to do with the show (despite that it's considered one of the best cartoons of the 1990s).

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* WordOfGod says that the ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' cartoon was made to boost video game sales and that Doug [=TenNapel=] wants nothing to do with the show (despite that it's considered one of the best cartoons of the 1990s).it has a sizable cult following).
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