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15th Jul '16 12:37:03 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981'' was a film for families and young children; ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010'' was a movie for teenage boys and college students for the remake (as a way to emulate the success of violent action films such as ''Film/ThreeHundred'').

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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981'' was a film for families and young children; ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010'' was a movie for teenage boys and college students for the remake (as a way to emulate the success of violent action films such as ''Film/ThreeHundred'').
15th Jul '16 12:36:26 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' went from being a film for families and young children with the original to being a movie for teenage boys and college students for the remake (as a way to emulate the success of violent action films such as ''Film/ThreeHundred'').

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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' went from being ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981'' was a film for families and young children with the original to being children; ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010'' was a movie for teenage boys and college students for the remake (as a way to emulate the success of violent action films such as ''Film/ThreeHundred'').
7th Jul '16 10:31:07 AM KatanaCat
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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' was originally designed for college students, but over time its primary demographic has shifted younger and younger until now, it's mainly aimed at little kids. This can lead to WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids when they stumble upon some of the remnants of its early days. However, a ''second'' audience shift that balanced its focus to both kids and adults started around 2012 when older players came back, culminating in the sight being acquired from Viacom/Nickelodeon by VideoGame/JumpStart ''specifically'' because its audience skewed older.

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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' was originally designed for college students, but over time its primary demographic has shifted younger and younger until now, it's mainly aimed at little kids. This can lead to WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids when they stumble upon some of the remnants of its early days. However, a ''second'' audience shift that balanced its focus to both kids and adults started around 2012 when older players came back, culminating in the sight site being acquired from Viacom/Nickelodeon by VideoGame/JumpStart ''specifically'' because its audience skewed older.
25th Jun '16 9:19:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/OsomatsuKun'' was family friendly. ''Anime/OsomatsuKun'' takes place ten years afterwards and portrays the characters as much more flawed than before. The boys grew up to be {{NEET}}s and the humor is geared towards older audiences.

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* ''Anime/OsomatsuKun'' ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'' was family friendly. ''Anime/OsomatsuKun'' ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' takes place ten years afterwards and portrays the characters as much more flawed than before. The boys grew up to be {{NEET}}s and the humor is geared towards older audiences.
25th Jun '16 9:18:30 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/OsomatsuKun'' was family friendly. ''Anime/OsomatsuKun'' takes place ten years afterwards and portrays the characters as much more flawed than before. The boys grew up to be {{NEET}}s and the humor is geared towards older audiences.
29th May '16 4:41:25 PM SockstheCat2000
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* Creator/{{Toonami}}, originally aired during the daytime with programs aimed at kids and pre-teens. When it was UnCanceled, it received a new placement after the {{watershed}} on Creator/AdultSwim. It's still aimed at the exact same group of people, who have simply aged since watching Toonami as kids, meaning the block simply grew with its audience. For those expecting Toonami to not have an audience shift, having it on Adult Swim was [[JustifiedTrope a necessary evil]]. In this day and age, Western action oriented cartoons aired during kid-friendly hours get dropped like a bad habit ''especially'' on Cartoon Network (case in point, Creator/DCNation) and less of them are being made than in the 1990s-early 200s. As for the anime side of things, it can feel as if almost every potentially suitable for Cartoon Network anime dub outside of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and certain MerchandiseDriven shows has content that would have been easier to air back when Toonami was first airing than it is now due to ValuesDissonance between what's acceptable for American kids and Japanese kids. It was probably deemed easier to air the revived block later than argue with angry parents and Cartoon Network's Standards & Practices department.

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* Creator/{{Toonami}}, originally aired during the daytime with programs aimed at kids and pre-teens. When it was UnCanceled, it received a new placement after the {{watershed}} on Creator/AdultSwim. It's still aimed at the exact same group of people, who have simply aged since watching Toonami as kids, meaning the block simply grew with its audience. For those expecting Toonami to not have an audience shift, having it on Adult Swim was [[JustifiedTrope a necessary evil]]. In this day and age, Western action oriented cartoons aired during kid-friendly hours get dropped like a bad habit ''especially'' on Cartoon Network (case in point, Creator/DCNation) and less of them are being made than in the 1990s-early 200s.2000s. As for the anime side of things, it can feel as if almost every potentially suitable for Cartoon Network anime dub outside of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and certain MerchandiseDriven shows has content that would have been easier to air back when Toonami was first airing than it is now due to ValuesDissonance between what's acceptable for American kids and Japanese kids. It was probably deemed easier to air the revived block later than argue with angry parents and Cartoon Network's Standards & Practices department.
27th May '16 9:08:39 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the 2010s the Easy Bake Oven changed its marketing strategy to be aimed at girls ''and'' boys instead of only girls.

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* In the 2010s the Easy Bake Oven changed its marketing strategy to be aimed at girls ''and'' boys instead of only girls.
girls. In 2012 Hasbro decided to redesign the oven to be gender neutral, in response to people whose son's wanted to bake but didn't enjoy the pink and purple colors of the toy.
27th May '16 8:58:38 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' is an odd case, being a [[{{Seinen}} fanboy]] DatingSim spin-off. It mutated into a MagicalGirl show, of which (wholesome) versions are ''usually'' targeted to young girls. However, its philosophy and treatment of the main character was very different than shoujo usual plays, which ended up ''attracting'' the usual fans who wanted something different. This group is big enough that some countries that licensed it cut out the {{Fanservice}} and ended up marketing directly to this younger age group.

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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' is an odd case, being a [[{{Seinen}} fanboy]] DatingSim spin-off. It mutated into a MagicalGirl show, of which (wholesome) versions are ''usually'' targeted to young girls. However, its philosophy and treatment of the main character was very different than shoujo usual plays, which ended up ''attracting'' the usual fans who wanted something different. This group is big enough that some countries that licensed it cut out the {{Fanservice}} and ended up marketing directly to this younger age group.



* In the 2010s the Easy Bake Oven changed its marketing strategy to be aimed at girls ''and'' boys instead o only girls.

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* In the 2010s the Easy Bake Oven changed its marketing strategy to be aimed at girls ''and'' boys instead o of only girls.
27th May '16 8:55:57 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Shugo Chara Party!'', the third anime season of ''ShugoChara'' was aimed at the preschool/early elementary crowd, while the previous seasons were aimed at older children. It unsurprisingly bombed, and [[FranchiseKiller pretty much killed off the franchise in Japan]].

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* ''Shugo Chara Party!'', the third anime season of ''ShugoChara'' ''Manga/ShugoChara'' was aimed at the preschool/early elementary crowd, while the previous seasons were aimed at older children. It unsurprisingly bombed, and [[FranchiseKiller pretty much killed off the franchise in Japan]].




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* Due to ValuesDissonance many anime and manga are aimed at older audiences in dubs and translations. This causes fans [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids to mistake them]] for being aimed at older audiences than they really are. For example ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is aimed at elementary and middle schoolers in Japan even in its uncut incarnation with the gore, sexuality, and cursing. In the English dub the "family friendly" version censors some of that stuff while the "uncut" version is aimed at teenagers and adults.



* Archie Comics will occasionally feature a story in which the characters are involved in dangerous or hostage situation, usually featuring a villain with some sort of firearm. At some point Archie Comics decided it needed to be more "kid friendly" and edited out said guns when stories are reprinted. The results were usually odd; Archie and friends would be extremely intimidated by people who were simply pointing at them and unarmed people are depicted walking or running as if they were holding an invisible rifle.
** In addition to the above, there were a few rare comics that seemingly have stopped being reprinted presumably due to subject matter. One involved Betty and Veronica discussing about Archie (and explicitly calling him "sexy"). An early comic of Cheryl Blossom featured her attempting to go topless at a beach, while her brother disguised a beer can as a soda can. The second comic can be found in a "Best of Archie Comics" release, but otherwise neither of them have been reprinted in over a decade (despite the company's tendency to frequently reprint comics from well over 20 years ago).

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'':
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Archie Comics will occasionally feature a story in which the characters are involved in dangerous or hostage situation, usually featuring a villain with some sort of firearm. At some point Archie Comics decided it needed to be more "kid friendly" and edited out said guns when stories are reprinted. The results were usually odd; Archie and friends would be extremely intimidated by people who were simply pointing at them and unarmed people are depicted walking or running as if they were holding an invisible rifle.
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rifle. In addition to the above, addition, there were a few rare comics that seemingly have stopped being reprinted presumably due to subject matter. One involved Betty and Veronica discussing about Archie (and explicitly calling him "sexy"). An early comic of Cheryl Blossom featured her attempting to go topless at a beach, while her brother disguised a beer can as a soda can. The second comic can be found in a "Best of Archie Comics" release, but otherwise neither of them have been reprinted in over a decade (despite the company's tendency to frequently reprint comics from well over 20 years ago).
** In the 2010s Archie began expanding their horizon with more DarkerAndEdgier spinoffs such as ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'' or ''ComicBook/ArchieVsPredator''. This is turn caused the ContinuityReboot ''ComicBook/ArchieComics2015'' to be aimed at slightly older audiences than their original demographic, though they're still pretty family friendly.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' cartoon was aimed at girls twelve and under. The ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' comic reboot is aimed at an older audience, though not much is actually above PG rating aside from mild swearing and slight sexuality.







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* In the 2010s the Easy Bake Oven changed its marketing strategy to be aimed at girls ''and'' boys instead o only girls.



* The toyline for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is aimed at a toddler to mid elementary demographic; ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' is aimed at a more late elementary to middle school aged demographic, somewhere between 9 and 13.
* A mild example with newer episodes of ''TheSimpsons'' which add more pop-culture references and sight gags (as well as more edgy humour) in order to try and appeal to young viewers.

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'':
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The toyline for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is aimed at a toddler to mid elementary demographic; demographic. The spinoff ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' is aimed at a more late elementary to middle school aged demographic, somewhere between 9 and 13.
** The toys were originally meant to be aimed at unisex audiences but Creator/{{Hasbro}} enforced a GirlinessUpgrade early into G1 and made it exclusively aimed at girls. ''Friendship Is Magic'' is aimed at unisex audiences according to WordOfGod and is supposed to be something that both little girls and their family members can find enjoyable.
* A mild example with newer episodes of ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' which add more pop-culture references and sight gags (as well as more edgy humour) in order to try and appeal to young viewers.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was not aimed at only girls. It was aimed at a unisex audience, though merchandise was mainly female aimed. The [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls reboot]] seems to be aimed much more at girls than the original.
* Originally ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' was aimed at general audiences and many shorts were even aimed specifically at adults. Over time the AnimationAgeGhetto became a thing and ''Looney Tunes'' became associated with being a children's cartoon, causing a lot of ValuesDissonance and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids awkwardness]] with certain shorts. Almost any modern take on the characters such as ''Film/SpaceJam'' or ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' will be aimed at younger audiences.
4th May '16 4:01:59 AM BulletproofLlama
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* The anime version of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is apparently designed for a male audience, moreso than the manga was. Not everyone was happy about this though and many fans of the manga were outraged that the anime had downplayed the original storyline in favor of over-the-top fanservice. Thankfully, the anime only lasted two seasons.

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* The anime version of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is apparently designed for a male audience, moreso than the manga was. Not everyone was happy about this though and many fans of the manga were outraged that the anime had downplayed the original storyline in favor of over-the-top fanservice. Thankfully, the anime only lasted two seasons.



* The ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise was initially conceived as and is most known for being a children's franchise, but dwindling sales of franchise media among children have caused Bandai Namco and Toei Animation to shift their focus towards older teens and adults. This is reflected in the video games having ''much'' darker plots than before and the ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'' anime featuring the original cast during high school.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise was initially conceived as and is most known for being a children's franchise, but dwindling sales of franchise media among children have caused Bandai Namco and Toei Animation to shift their focus towards older teens teenagers and adults.adults, especially those who grew up with the original series. This is reflected in the video games having ''much'' darker plots than before and the ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'' anime featuring the original cast during high school.
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