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20th Jul '16 1:07:18 PM bwayrose7
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* The stage version of ''Theatre/{{Anastasia}}'' uses the extra time of a stage show to fill in aspects of plot and character. In particular, Dmitry and Vlad's pasts are more fully fleshed out, and the context of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath become integral to the plot, rather than incidental or glossed over.
19th Jul '16 12:47:57 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Magic: the Gathering'' novels include details not present in the games or contradicting the game rules, which may be ignored or overwritten by more recent material.
* ''Nightfall'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov is an interesting example of adaptation expansion within a single medium. It was originally one of the most mind-bending short stories of early science fiction. He and Creator/RobertSilverberg later adapted the same story into a full length novel (for purely commercial reasons, reputedly). Most agree that the novel's only notable virtue is containing the original, in edited form, as a chapter.

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* ''Magic: the Gathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novels include details not present in the games or contradicting the game rules, which may be ignored or overwritten by more recent material.
* ''Nightfall'' ''Literature/{{Nightfall}}'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov is an interesting example of adaptation expansion within a single medium. It was originally one of the most mind-bending short stories of early science fiction. He and Creator/RobertSilverberg later adapted the same story into a full length novel (for purely commercial reasons, reputedly). Most agree that the novel's only notable virtue is containing the original, in edited form, as a chapter.


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* Another example of expansion within a medium: Creator/LewisCarroll expanded his short story "Bruno's Revenge" into the two-volume novel ''Literature/SylvieAndBruno'' - or rather, wrote the massive work around them, including a lengthy section where he met the title characters in their own world, prior to his first encounter with them in the real one.
18th Jul '16 9:11:21 PM CalvinBoyOfDestiny
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* The famed fanfic ''FanFic/AuroraFalls'' introduces many new concepts to the world of ''{{Videogame/Subnautica}}''.
14th Jul '16 1:58:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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It is well worth it to hunt around for Talbott's sequel book, ''Going Hollywood''. The story has Rex and pals go to Hollywood to have their life story made into a movie. Much TheyJustDidntCare-larity ensues. [[WriterRevolt One can't help but wonder...]]

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It is well worth it to hunt around for Talbott's sequel book, ''Going Hollywood''. The story has Rex and pals go to Hollywood to have their life story made into a movie. Much TheyJustDidntCare-larity hilarity ensues. [[WriterRevolt One can't help but wonder...]]
14th Jul '16 11:35:29 AM MrNickelodeon
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* ''[[Ride/HarryPotterAndTheEscapeFromGringotts Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts]]'' at Ride/UniversalStudios expands upon the trio's break-in and escape from Gringotts in Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows, showing the involvement that Bill Weasley, the bank's security trolls, as well as Bellatrix and Voldemort played in the whole thing.

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* At Ride/UniversalStudios:
** ''Ride/TheCatInTheHat'' ride adds on a few scenes not in the book, mostly just expanding on Thing 1 and Thing 2's run through the house, such as a scene inside a closet that has a tornado of clothes.
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''[[Ride/HarryPotterAndTheEscapeFromGringotts Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts]]'' at Ride/UniversalStudios expands upon the trio's break-in and escape from Gringotts in Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows, showing the involvement that Bill Weasley, the bank's security trolls, as well as Bellatrix and Voldemort played in the whole thing.
13th Jul '16 11:53:19 PM PaulA
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* The stage show of ''Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, P.S.: So Does May'' from the ''Literature/JunieBJones'' books includes material from ''Shipwrecked!'' presented in flashback form. It also includes a few other small additional scenes, such as a fantasy sequence of Junie B. imagining herself unwrapping and squeezing a giant a Squeez-a-Burp as her classmates and Mr. Scary cheer her on and AlsoSprachZarathustra plays.

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* The stage show of ''Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, P.S.: So Does May'' from the ''Literature/JunieBJones'' books includes material from ''Shipwrecked!'' presented in flashback form. It also includes a few other small additional scenes, such as a fantasy sequence of Junie B. imagining herself unwrapping and squeezing a giant a Squeez-a-Burp as her classmates and Mr. Scary cheer her on and AlsoSprachZarathustra Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra plays.
7th Jul '16 6:53:25 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' deviated from the manga on many points, but even the ones where it stayed the same had additional scenes. The Liore arc, one of the more faithfully adapted ones, goes on for two episodes instead of one chapter, has several added scenes expanding on Rose's backstory, and shows Father Cornello and his minions giving the Elric brothers more trouble than they did in the manga. Some minor plots are expanded upon, as in the anime, Ed has a TenMinuteRetirement after Nina's death, during which he encounters and helps arrest Barry the Chopper (whom the brothers don't meet in the manga until his soul is bound to a suit of armor).

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' deviated from the manga on many points, points due to a huge case of OvertookTheManga, but even the ones where it stayed the same had additional scenes. The Liore arc, one of the more faithfully adapted ones, goes on for two episodes instead of one chapter, has several added scenes expanding on Rose's backstory, and shows Father Cornello and his minions giving the Elric brothers more trouble than they did in the manga. Some minor plots are expanded upon, as in the anime, Ed has a TenMinuteRetirement after Nina's death, during which he encounters and helps arrest Barry the Chopper (whom the brothers don't meet in the manga until his soul is bound to a suit of armor).armor).
** The ''Brotherhood'' anime was more faithful to the manga itself but it also had some episodes dedicated to this trope. i.e. the first episode was full-on anime-only material, centered on a CanonForeigner named Isaac "Freezing Alchemist" [=McDougal=], who turns out to be [[spoiler: the second person to ever realize Father's plans to turn Amestris into a giant transmutation circle.]]
2nd Jul '16 1:27:30 PM Tuckerscreator
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* Creator/StevenSpielberg's ''Film/TheBFG'' lengthens the Creator/RoaldDahl by adding several subplots, such as [[spoiler:reveals about a boy the BFG had taken in before, Sophie getting returned to the orphanage and calling the BFG to come back]], and greater emphasis on the other giants bullying the BFG.
29th Jun '16 7:41:26 AM JoieDeCombat
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* The original ''Manga/SailorMoon'' anime expands manga arcs into entire seasons of 40+ episodes. Enemy generals ''really'' benefit from it, seeing their tenure extend over several MonsterOfTheWeek episodes and fleshing them out. (For example, the Four Phantom Sisters and the Amazon Trio were [[MonsterOfTheWeek MOTWs]] ''themselves.'' Instead, we get some of the best characters in the franchise out of them. Also, Jadeite was introduced in act one, commanded from behind the scenes in act two, and acted as the villain of the week and got reduced to a skeleton by one blast from the newly-minted Sailor Mars in act three. Animated Jadeite gets ''thirteen'' episodes and is a real threat.)

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* The original ''Manga/SailorMoon'' anime expands 12- and 13-chapter manga arcs into entire seasons of 40+ episodes. Enemy generals ''really'' benefit from it, seeing their tenure extend over several MonsterOfTheWeek episodes and fleshing them out. (For example, the Four Phantom Sisters and the Amazon Trio were [[MonsterOfTheWeek MOTWs]] ''themselves.'' Instead, we get some of the best characters in the franchise out of them. Also, Jadeite was introduced in act one, commanded from behind the scenes in act two, and acted as the villain of the week and got reduced to a skeleton by one blast from the newly-minted Sailor Mars in act three. Animated Jadeite gets ''thirteen'' episodes and is a real threat.)
28th Jun '16 10:01:42 PM MaxWest2
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* ''WesternAnimation/TubbyTheTuba1975'', based on the 1945 song of the same name, adds more scenes such asubby joining the circus and then visiting the Singing City.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TubbyTheTuba1975'', based on the 1945 song of the same name, adds more scenes such asubby as Tubby joining the circus and then visiting the Singing City.
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