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25th Apr '18 4:26:22 AM StFan
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* This has somewhat occurred with hand-drawn animation in general. Other than TV, the medium has rarely had a shot in theaters since the mid-2000s and any attempts otherwise (like with ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' or ''WesternAnimation/WinnieThePooh'') have largely failed. With the rise of internet streaming and the GKIDS release of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' however, hand-drawn features have seen a revival in the indie and underground markets which[[note]]of course[[/note]] [[PeripheryDemographic are made up of adults and animation enthusiasts alike regardless of the film's intended audience]].

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* This has somewhat occurred with hand-drawn animation in general. Other than TV, the medium has rarely had a shot in theaters since the mid-2000s and any attempts otherwise (like with ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' or ''WesternAnimation/WinnieThePooh'') ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'') have largely failed. With the rise of internet streaming and the GKIDS release of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' however, hand-drawn features have seen a revival in the indie and underground markets which[[note]]of course[[/note]] [[PeripheryDemographic are made up of adults and animation enthusiasts alike regardless of the film's intended audience]].
25th Apr '18 4:22:30 AM StFan
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* This has somewhat occurred with hand-drawn animation in general. Other than TV, the medium has rarely had a shot in theaters since the mid 2000s and any [[WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheFrog attempts]] [[WesternAnimation/WinnieThePooh otherwise]] have largely failed. With the rise of internet streaming and the GKIDS release of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' however, hand-drawn features have seen a revival in the indie and underground markets which[[note]]of course[[/note]] [[PeripheryDemographic are made up of adults and animation enthusiasts alike regardless of the film's intended audience]].

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* This has somewhat occurred with hand-drawn animation in general. Other than TV, the medium has rarely had a shot in theaters since the mid 2000s mid-2000s and any [[WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheFrog attempts]] [[WesternAnimation/WinnieThePooh otherwise]] attempts otherwise (like with ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' or ''WesternAnimation/WinnieThePooh'') have largely failed. With the rise of internet streaming and the GKIDS release of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' however, hand-drawn features have seen a revival in the indie and underground markets which[[note]]of course[[/note]] [[PeripheryDemographic are made up of adults and animation enthusiasts alike regardless of the film's intended audience]].



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** The toyline for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is aimed at a toddler to mid elementary demographic. The spinoff ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' is aimed at a more late elementary to middle school aged demographic, somewhere between 9 and 13.

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** The toyline for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is aimed at a toddler to mid elementary mid-elementary demographic. The spinoff ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' is aimed at a more late elementary to middle school aged demographic, somewhere between 9 and 13.
22nd Apr '18 8:03:51 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' is aimed at [[{{Seinen}} men]] in Japan. Its English translation is aimed at teenagers in general.
21st Apr '18 10:06:18 AM Chasem
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* ''Sailor Moon''[='s=] contemporary ''Franchise/DragonBall'' also fell into this, but [[ValuesDissonance mostly in]] [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore North America]]. Starting when ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' ended its run on children's networks and was later [[ChannelHop relocated to]] Creator/AdultSwim's Creator/{{Toonami}}, the franchise has been primarily marketed to teenagers and adults in America despite the fact that it was conceived as a {{shonen}} series for young boys (and was marketed as such for most of its life worldwide). ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', despite having toned-down violence from previous series, exclusively airs on Toonami with a faithful, uncensored dub aimed towards teenagers and adults.
24th Feb '18 9:52:27 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ''[[Wrestling/WWERAw Raw]]'' is basically a three-hour variety show, or a commercial for a national tourist board. Everyone's goofy and having fun, smiling and laughing, making jokes, nobody is being serious about the fact that they're supposedly fighters trying to settle feuds and obtain championships. This is amplified by the commentary team consisting of three salesmen constantly trying to pitch you something (which isn't even being presented at the moment). ''Come to the WWE... We have entertainments.''

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* ''[[Wrestling/WWERAw Raw]]'' is basically a three-hour variety show, or a commercial for a national tourist board. Everyone's goofy and having fun, smiling and laughing, making jokes, nobody is being serious about the fact that they're supposedly fighters trying to settle feuds and obtain championships.championship belts. This is amplified by the commentary team consisting of three salesmen constantly trying to pitch you something (which isn't even being presented at the moment). ''Come to the WWE... We have entertainments.''
24th Feb '18 9:47:28 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In the 2000s, Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling switched from the strong style it had pioneered to a mixture of worked pro wrestling matches and mix martial arts fights. Mixed style matches had technically been a thing since the 1970s but out and out MMA feds were not a thing until Shooto, Pancrase, Pride Fighting Championships and the like, New Japan clearly playing FollowTheLeader, to [[AccidentalPuns mixed]] results. While "[[Wrestling/AntonioInoki Inokism]]" as this then new approach to booking was called wasn't a total failure, producing a few financial successes, New Japan's fan base and revenues gradually declined as the neither the pro wrestler nor the mixed martial arts were seen as that quality and the MMA in fact hurt the pro wrestling booking as wrestlers who had no business doing it were put in fights to keep New Japan's promises to fans and MMA promotions and then buried for losing. Several popular wrestlers who weren't destroyed simply left or refused play along if they stayed, resulting in some successful mixed martial artists winning pro wrestling title belts even though they were far from the best pro wrestlers NJPW had(Wrestling/BobSapp), a famous case of NJPW hiring [[Wrestling/NaoyaOgawa an Olympic silver medalist Judoka]] to beat [[Wrestling/ShinyaHashimoto one of its top stars]] into retirement for refusing to put pro wrestlers perceived as sub par over and another case of a [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar supposed foreign prospect]] essentially holding the company hostage by choosing to sit out his contract and then leaving with the IWGP Heavyweight Title belt rather than job to [[Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura another wrestler]] who proved successful in mixed marital arts fights. Eventually NJPW decided it was doing better with strong style, even traditional "puroresu", even the super junior athletics and abandoned "Inokism", though it continued to be displayed in IGF.

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* In the 2000s, Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling switched from the strong style it had pioneered to a mixture of worked pro wrestling matches and mix martial arts fights. Mixed style matches had technically been a thing since the 1970s but out and out MMA feds were not a thing until Shooto, Pancrase, Pride Fighting Championships and the like, New Japan clearly playing FollowTheLeader, to [[AccidentalPuns [[AccidentalPun mixed]] results. While "[[Wrestling/AntonioInoki Inokism]]" as this then new approach to booking was called wasn't a total failure, producing a few financial successes, New Japan's fan base and revenues gradually declined as the neither the pro wrestler nor the mixed martial arts were seen as that quality and the MMA in fact hurt the pro wrestling booking as wrestlers who had no business doing it were put in fights to keep New Japan's promises to fans and MMA promotions and then buried for losing. Several popular wrestlers who weren't destroyed simply left or refused play along if they stayed, resulting in some successful mixed martial artists winning pro wrestling title belts even though they were far from the best pro wrestlers NJPW had(Wrestling/BobSapp), a famous case of NJPW hiring [[Wrestling/NaoyaOgawa an Olympic silver medalist Judoka]] to beat [[Wrestling/ShinyaHashimoto one of its top stars]] into retirement for refusing to put pro wrestlers perceived as sub par over and another case of a [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar supposed foreign prospect]] essentially holding the company hostage by choosing to sit out his contract and then leaving with the IWGP Heavyweight Title belt rather than job to [[Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura another wrestler]] who proved successful in mixed marital arts fights. Eventually NJPW decided it was doing better with strong style, even traditional "puroresu", even the super junior athletics and abandoned "Inokism", though it continued to be displayed in IGF.
24th Feb '18 9:46:37 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling initially catered to a general audiences when WWWA came through Japan and women's wrestling became something of a fad, though didn't find mainstream stars until the 1970s with The Beauty Pair. In the 1980s, it started catering very heavily to little girls, who especially loved The Crush Gals Wrestling/LionessAsuka and Chigusa Nagayo. AJW became one of the most successful promotions in the world largely because of those two but it was still behind many other Japanese promotions, at least as far as gates go, so in the 1990s it made a heavy effort to bring male fans to the shows. This would be its last hurrah, as the little girls no longer catered to as heavily largely stopped showing up and the men, well, they may have liked Wrestling/ManamiToyota, Akira Hokuto and the like but they weren't going to become the next generation of women's wrestlers as the women they were watching, many of whom had attended as little girls, had. About five years into the 2000s AJW and its largest rival GAEA collapsed and women's wrestling hasn't been as popular with any audience since.



* In the 1990s, Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling was the place to watch if what you wanted to see was serious, straightforward pro wrestling focused on work rate over gimmicks. In the 2000s, most of All Japan's roster packed up for Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa's Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, which continued to give them the same style for the most part with an added bonus of a Junior Heavyweight TagTeam division, a concept popularized by Wrestling/GenichiroTenryu's WAR. This meant that even with WAR's roster coming in to replace the lost All Japan wrestlers, NOAH was still doing everything they were already known for doing, leading to the much lighter, softer and stranger Puroresu Love period, designed to attract new fans(and more importantly, new sponsors) to pro wrestling. When Nobuo Shiraishi took over these 'new' fans would turn to Wrestle-1, were most of the All Japan wrestlers he ran off ran too, leading to All Japan switching its focus back to fans of traditional, straight forward pro wrestling again in 2014.

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* In the 1990s, Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling was the place to watch if what you wanted to see was serious, straightforward pro wrestling focused on work rate over gimmicks. In the 2000s, most of All Japan's roster packed up for Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa's Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, which continued to give them the same style for the most part with an added bonus of a Junior Heavyweight TagTeam division, a concept popularized by Wrestling/GenichiroTenryu's WAR. This meant that even with WAR's roster coming in to replace the lost All Japan wrestlers, NOAH was still doing everything they were already known for doing, leading to the much lighter, softer and stranger Puroresu Love period, designed to attract new fans(and more importantly, new sponsors) to pro wrestling. When Nobuo Shiraishi took over these 'new' fans would turn to Wrestle-1, were where most of the All Japan wrestlers he ran off ran too, to, leading to All Japan switching its focus back to fans of traditional, straight forward pro wrestling again in 2014.2014.
* Ladies Legend Pro Wrestling started as a shooting style pro wrestling fed akin to the Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation, in fact was considered part of the "U System", and was started in opposition to the theatrics of JWP. After the rising tide of mixed martial started to sink shoot style pro wrestling and especially after MMA's own boom died down with the death of Pride Fighting Championships LLPW only survived by restructuring into LLPW-X, which more actively works with pro wrestling promotions of other styles more than it promotes its own title belts, promotions that include JWP and its SpiritualSuccessor Pure J.
* IWA Japan was initially a {{garbage|wrestler}} promotion spun off from and competing directly with the most garbage of the garbage feds [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]]. But when company founder Victor Quinones left IWA Japan only survived thanks to the founding of a restaurant owner who couldn't give them the budget and wouldn't have the know how even if he did, to compete with FMW. So IWA Japan transitioned into being a comedy based fed that rarely bothered trying to run it's old venues, with the fans who wanted big production garbage going back to FMW or being out of luck unless they could tolerate Big Japan.




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* In the 2000s, Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling switched from the strong style it had pioneered to a mixture of worked pro wrestling matches and mix martial arts fights. Mixed style matches had technically been a thing since the 1970s but out and out MMA feds were not a thing until Shooto, Pancrase, Pride Fighting Championships and the like, New Japan clearly playing FollowTheLeader, to [[AccidentalPuns mixed]] results. While "[[Wrestling/AntonioInoki Inokism]]" as this then new approach to booking was called wasn't a total failure, producing a few financial successes, New Japan's fan base and revenues gradually declined as the neither the pro wrestler nor the mixed martial arts were seen as that quality and the MMA in fact hurt the pro wrestling booking as wrestlers who had no business doing it were put in fights to keep New Japan's promises to fans and MMA promotions and then buried for losing. Several popular wrestlers who weren't destroyed simply left or refused play along if they stayed, resulting in some successful mixed martial artists winning pro wrestling title belts even though they were far from the best pro wrestlers NJPW had(Wrestling/BobSapp), a famous case of NJPW hiring [[Wrestling/NaoyaOgawa an Olympic silver medalist Judoka]] to beat [[Wrestling/ShinyaHashimoto one of its top stars]] into retirement for refusing to put pro wrestlers perceived as sub par over and another case of a [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar supposed foreign prospect]] essentially holding the company hostage by choosing to sit out his contract and then leaving with the IWGP Heavyweight Title belt rather than job to [[Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura another wrestler]] who proved successful in mixed marital arts fights. Eventually NJPW decided it was doing better with strong style, even traditional "puroresu", even the super junior athletics and abandoned "Inokism", though it continued to be displayed in IGF.



19th Jan '18 4:50:36 PM Midna
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Sometimes, this is a result of a long-since-discontinued series being revived years after the fact. Technically, it's aimed at the same demographic as before--they're just older and can handle more adult things now. Of course, remember that TropesAreTools; it can be hard for less experienced writers to work more mature material into the aforementioned series without coming off as pandering.

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Sometimes, this is a result of a long-since-discontinued series being revived years after the fact. Technically, it's aimed at the same demographic as before--they're just older and can handle more adult things now. Of course, remember that TropesAreTools; it can be hard for less experienced writers to work more mature material into the aforementioned series without coming off as pandering.
pandering, and even if the transition is handled relatively well, it can still be disconcerting to see characters the audience has treasured since childhood suddenly start making sex jokes.
5th Jan '18 11:14:36 AM ElSquibbonator
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* Creator/{{Toonami}}, originally aired during the daytime on Creator/CartoonNetwork with programs aimed at kids and pre-teens. When it was UnCanceled, it received a new placement after the {{watershed}} on Creator/AdultSwim. Though in a odd twist, at least half of what the midnight block airs is still content that would be suitable for a preteen audience on Cartoon Network (albeit with slight editing for American-Japan ValuesDissonance), if not for the fact that action/adventure animation became deemed a dead genre by children' television networks during TheNewTens.

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* Creator/{{Toonami}}, originally aired during the daytime on Creator/CartoonNetwork with programs aimed at kids and pre-teens. When it was UnCanceled, it received a new placement after the {{watershed}} on Creator/AdultSwim. Though in a odd twist, at least half of what the midnight block airs is still content that would be suitable for a preteen audience on Cartoon Network (albeit with slight editing for American-Japan ValuesDissonance), if not for the fact that action/adventure animation became deemed a dead genre by was largely phased out in favor of comedy series children' television networks during TheNewTens.
3rd Jan '18 3:41:01 AM jormis29
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren & Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon]]'', due to ExecutiveMeddling, went all-out with all the grossness, violence and HoYay that could only be hinted at in the original show. Many claim that this was the show's downfall, as it took too far what was already borderline UpToEleven in the first place.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren & Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon]]'', ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpyAdultPartyCartoon'', due to ExecutiveMeddling, went all-out with all the grossness, violence and HoYay that could only be hinted at in the original show. Many claim that this was the show's downfall, as it took too far what was already borderline UpToEleven in the first place.
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