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4th Dec '16 12:38:47 PM bwburke94
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* Hunter Steele's novel ''Lord Hamlet's Castle'' does this to ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', chiefly by making it HotterAndSexier. For example, when Ophelia recounts how Hamlet visited her in her bedchamber, what she doesn't tell her father is that she and Hamlet had extremely explicit, rampant, steaming, highly physical sex ... which is ''why'' his stockings were "[[{{Understatement}} down-gyved to his ankle]]".

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* Hunter Steele's novel ''Lord Hamlet's Castle'' does this to ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', chiefly by making it HotterAndSexier. For example, when Ophelia recounts how Hamlet visited her in her bedchamber, what she doesn't tell her father is that she and Hamlet had extremely explicit, rampant, steaming, highly physical sex ... which is ''why'' his stockings were "[[{{Understatement}} down-gyved "down-gyved to his ankle]]".ankle".
27th Nov '16 3:06:06 PM EricW
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Intercom}}'', it's impossible to tell if it will turn out to be longer than the original work since print and film are entirely different mediums. However, the author has gone on record that she'll be using several InsideOut abandoned concepts in her story to give it more flavor as well as her own interpretations of things. These include Riley's relative size compared with her emotions (see Huge Schoolgirl below), how Riley got a new Hockey Island from a core memory made by Joy and Anger, or all the metaphysics connecting the mind world to the real world and what happens when a host comes in.
13th Nov '16 10:02:03 PM Pamina
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** ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'' expands the story beyond "Frosty is brought to life by a magic hat, plays with the kids, and then [[ButNowIMustGo leaves]]" to include his special friendship with little girl Karen, their attempts to travel to the North Pole where Frosty will be safe from melting, the villainous magician Professor Hinkle who originally owned the magic hat and wants it back, and Santa Claus's saving the day in the end.

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** ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'' expands the story beyond "Frosty is brought to life by a magic hat, plays with the kids, and then [[ButNowIMustGo leaves]]" to include his special friendship with little girl Karen, their attempts to travel to the North Pole where Frosty will be safe from melting, the villainous magician Professor Hinkle who originally owned the magic hat and wants it back, Frosty's {{Disney Death}} when Hinkle locks him in a greenhouse to melt, and Santa Claus's saving the day in the end.
12th Nov '16 7:08:01 PM Pamina
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** ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' expands the plot from "a reindeer is [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer bullied because of his shiny red nose, but then [[SavingChristmas saves Christmas]] by guiding Santa's sleigh" to "a reindeer is bullied because of his shiny red nose, runs away from home, teams up with Hermey the dentist-elf and Yukon Cornelius, visits the Island of Misfit Toys, faces the Abominable Snow Monster, and ''then'' saves Christmas by guiding Santa's sleigh.

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** ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' expands the plot from "a reindeer is [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer bullied because of his shiny red nose, nose,]] but then [[SavingChristmas saves Christmas]] by guiding Santa's sleigh" to "a reindeer is bullied because of his shiny red nose, runs away from home, teams up with Hermey the dentist-elf and Yukon Cornelius, visits the Island of Misfit Toys, faces the Abominable Snow Monster, and ''then'' saves Christmas by guiding Santa's sleigh."
12th Nov '16 7:06:58 PM Pamina
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12th Nov '16 7:04:59 PM Pamina
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* The basic plot of the original ''WesternAnimation/TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'' poem is that Santa doesn't feel like delivering presents this year, the kids gets whiny about it, but one kid named Iggy Thistlewhite (originally Heppelwhite) tells his classmates that Christmas is about giving, the kids take his word to heart and give presents to Santa, and that cheers him up and gets him to go on his annual trek. Rankin/Bass' version added in the subplots about people not caring about Christmas anymore, and Mrs. Claus sending Jingle and Jangle to look for Christmas cheer, and of course, the Miser Brothers. In fact, Iggy Thistlewhite is the only character in the special who originates from the poem (besides the standard Santa characters, of course).

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* The classic [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin/Bass]] Christmas specials based on preexisting songs and poems all feature this trope in spades:
** ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' expands the plot from "a reindeer is [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer bullied because of his shiny red nose, but then [[SavingChristmas saves Christmas]] by guiding Santa's sleigh" to "a reindeer is bullied because of his shiny red nose, runs away from home, teams up with Hermey the dentist-elf and Yukon Cornelius, visits the Island of Misfit Toys, faces the Abominable Snow Monster, and ''then'' saves Christmas by guiding Santa's sleigh.
** ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'' expands the story beyond "Frosty is brought to life by a magic hat, plays with the kids, and then [[ButNowIMustGo leaves]]" to include his special friendship with little girl Karen, their attempts to travel to the North Pole where Frosty will be safe from melting, the villainous magician Professor Hinkle who originally owned the magic hat and wants it back, and Santa Claus's saving the day in the end.
** The original song of ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleDrummerBoy'' just has a poor boy visiting the baby Jesus, having no gift to give him, playing his drum for him instead, and the baby smiling at him. All the other details found in the special (the boy's name being Aaron, his parents' murder and his resulting misanthropy, the details of how he arrives at the manger, all the other characters' roles, etc.) are new.
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The basic plot of the original ''WesternAnimation/TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'' poem is that Santa doesn't feel like delivering presents this year, the kids gets whiny about it, but one kid named Iggy Thistlewhite (originally Heppelwhite) tells his classmates that Christmas is about giving, the kids take his word to heart and give presents to Santa, and that cheers him up and gets him to go on his annual trek. Rankin/Bass' version added in the subplots about people not caring about Christmas anymore, and Mrs. Claus sending Jingle and Jangle to look for Christmas cheer, and of course, the Miser Brothers. In fact, Iggy Thistlewhite is the only character in the special who originates from the poem (besides the standard Santa characters, of course).
9th Nov '16 10:06:11 AM nombretomado
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* There is a Soviet cartoon called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpx4dxR01J0 Pif-Paf, Oi, Oi, Oi]], where an eight line children verse is adapted to five different theatre styles. As an interesting subversion, one of the adaptations is actually a CompressedAdaptation using the music from JesusChristSuperstar.

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* There is a Soviet cartoon called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpx4dxR01J0 Pif-Paf, Oi, Oi, Oi]], where an eight line children verse is adapted to five different theatre styles. As an interesting subversion, one of the adaptations is actually a CompressedAdaptation using the music from JesusChristSuperstar.Music/JesusChristSuperstar.
7th Nov '16 5:34:18 PM klausbaudelaire
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* Filipino CopShow ''Series/AngProbinsyano'' shared very much the same premise as the 1997 Creator/FernandoPoeJr [[Film/AngProbinsyano film]], i.e. a twin brother assumes the role of his fallen cop sibling who was betrayed and killed by corrupt police officers in a drug sting operation, but further expanded and modernised the plot, often incorprating ComicRelief, SliceOfLife and real-world references to locally-occuring crimes and other such incidents into the mix.

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* Filipino CopShow ''Series/AngProbinsyano'' (lit. ''The Man from the Province'') shared very much the same premise as the 1997 Creator/FernandoPoeJr [[Film/AngProbinsyano film]], i.e. a twin brother assumes the role of his fallen cop sibling who was betrayed and killed by corrupt police officers in a drug sting operation, but further expanded and modernised the plot, often incorprating ComicRelief, SliceOfLife and real-world references to locally-occuring crimes and other such incidents into the mix.
6th Nov '16 2:37:14 AM lalalei2001
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* ''Radio/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' expands upon the novella considerably while adding common tropes found in adaptations. In particular, Jekyll's childhood, glossed over in his confession in the novel, is focused on at the start of the series.
20th Oct '16 8:14:59 AM WaxingName
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* On the occasions the ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' anime has time to slow down the pace, it fleshes out various scenes which were only briefly mentioned or resolved quickly in the manga, such as Caesar's battle with Wamuu, Lisa Lisa's backstory, and the entire ''Battle Tendency'' epilogue. Stardust Crusaders has included some of this as well, such as Polnareff being interrogated by police after the battle with Devo, and Jotaro getting a replica of his uniform jacket and Anne getting on the plane back home after the Wheel of Fortune fight (both of which happened off-panel in the manga with a off-handed mention.)

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* On the occasions the ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' anime has time to slow down the pace, it fleshes out various scenes which were only briefly mentioned or resolved quickly in the manga, such as Caesar's battle with Wamuu, Lisa Lisa's backstory, and the entire ''Battle Tendency'' epilogue. Stardust Crusaders has included some of this as well, such as Polnareff being interrogated by police after the battle with Devo, and Jotaro getting a replica of his uniform jacket and Anne getting on the plane back home after the Wheel of Fortune fight (both of which happened off-panel in the manga with a off-handed mention.)
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