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4th Jul '16 11:23:50 AM philipnova798
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* Happened between [[Film/{{Transformers]] the first Transformers movie]] and [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen its first sequel]], which allowed for bigger action scenes and more complexity on the robots. Inverted a bit with ''[[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Dark of the Moon]]'', as while it ''was'' more expensive than the first film ($195 million to the $150 million of the first). It still manged to be less expensive[[note]] by about $5 million[[/note]] than ''Revenge of the Fallen'', yet look like a film '''''twice''''' its size.

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* Happened between [[Film/{{Transformers]] [[Film/{{Transformers}} the first Transformers movie]] and [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen its first sequel]], which allowed for bigger action scenes and more complexity on the robots. Inverted a bit with ''[[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Dark of the Moon]]'', as while it ''was'' more expensive than the first film ($195 million to the $150 million of the first). It still manged to be less expensive[[note]] by about $5 million[[/note]] than ''Revenge of the Fallen'', yet look like a film '''''twice''''' its size.
4th Jul '16 11:23:35 AM philipnova798
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* Happened between [[Film/{{Transformers]] the first Transformers movie]] and [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen its first sequel]], which allowed for bigger action scenes and more complexity on the robots. Inverted a bit with ''[[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Dark of the Moon]]'', as while it ''was'' more expensive than the first film ($195 million to the $150 million of the first). It still manged to be less expensive[[note]] by about $5 million[[/note]] than ''Revenge of the Fallen'', yet look like a film '''''twice''''' its size.
4th Jul '16 11:17:39 AM philipnova798
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* Episodes of ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' that were animated by Creator/TMSEntertainment cost more to produced than most of the other studios Creator/WarnerBros was using at the time.

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* Episodes of ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' that were animated by Creator/TMSEntertainment cost more to produced use than most of the other studios Creator/WarnerBros was using at the time.


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** [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater The second film]] upped this further with the use of even more MediumBlending, including StopMotion and photorealistic CGI.
4th Jul '16 11:14:53 AM philipnova798
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** Episodes from Creator/SpectrumAnimation and {{Creator/Startoons}} also tended to cost more to produce. The latter being being demestic-based rather then Asian meant a higher cost than its counterparts in [[{{Creator/Akom}} South]] [[Creator/KokoEnterprises Korea]], [[Creator/WangFilmProductions Taiwan]] or [[Creator/StudioJuino Japan]].

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** Episodes from Creator/SpectrumAnimation and {{Creator/Startoons}} also tended to cost more to produce. The latter being being demestic-based rather then Asian meant a higher cost than its counterparts in [[{{Creator/Akom}} South]] [[Creator/KokoEnterprises Korea]], [[Creator/WangFilmProductions Taiwan]] or [[Creator/StudioJuino [[Creator/StudioJunio Japan]].
4th Jul '16 11:14:33 AM philipnova798
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** Episodes from Creator/SpectrumAnimation and {{Creator/Startoons}} also cost more to produced too, the later being that the studio was local rather then Asian meaning that pay is higher then that of Asian studios such as that of [[{{Creator/Akom}} South]] [[Creator/KokoEnterprises Korea]] and [[Creator/WangFilmProductions Taiwan]].
* Disney's television output from TMS and [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits their now closed units in Japan and Australia]] costed more to produced then that of what Disney will use later on in it's output.
** Japan and Australia were so expensive that they were cut off from television animation by the late 90s and were reserved on DirectToVideo movies (and in Japan's case Pooh features) until they were closed down.

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** Episodes from Creator/SpectrumAnimation and {{Creator/Startoons}} also tended to cost more to produced too, the later produce. The latter being that the studio was local being demestic-based rather then Asian meaning that pay is meant a higher then that of Asian studios such as that of cost than its counterparts in [[{{Creator/Akom}} South]] [[Creator/KokoEnterprises Korea]] and Korea]], [[Creator/WangFilmProductions Taiwan]].
Taiwan]] or [[Creator/StudioJuino Japan]].
* Disney's television output from TMS and [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits their now closed (now closed) units in Japan and Australia]] costed usually looked ''much'' more to produced then that of what Disney will use later on in it's output.
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** Japan and Australia were so expensive that they were cut off from television animation by the late 90s and were reserved on DirectToVideo movies (and in Japan's case case, Pooh features) until they were closed down.
10th Mar '16 3:30:13 AM erforce
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* ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' had this in spades. In the ultimate fanboy "Franchise/{{Godzilla}} versus Everyone" film, Big G plows through almost all his classic opponents, easily dispatching monsters that formerly fought him for an entire movie. In fact, at one point he takes down ''three'' at once in a fight that lasts about a minute (ironically, those three monsters are the only ones Godzilla doesn't kill).
** The [[{{Film/Godzilla2014}} 2014 Godzilla reboot]] features Godzilla in his biggest incarnation yet, bigger than every other incarnation of the character in terms of both height and length.

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''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' had this in spades. In the ultimate fanboy "Franchise/{{Godzilla}} "Godzilla versus Everyone" film, Big G plows through almost all his classic opponents, easily dispatching monsters that formerly fought him for an entire movie. In fact, at one point he takes down ''three'' at once in a fight that lasts about a minute (ironically, those three monsters are the only ones Godzilla doesn't kill).
** The [[{{Film/Godzilla2014}} [[Film/{{Godzilla 2014}} 2014 Godzilla reboot]] features Godzilla in his biggest incarnation yet, bigger than every other incarnation of the character in terms of both height and length.



** The franchise makes occasional references to genetic augments, who were so powerful that they caused the Federation to outlaw the process. In the television shows, they've never come across as more than a fit human. Come StarTrekIntoDarkness, and one of them finally lives up to the hype.

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** The franchise makes occasional references to genetic augments, who were so powerful that they caused the Federation to outlaw the process. In the television shows, they've never come across as more than a fit human. Come StarTrekIntoDarkness, ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', and one of them finally lives up to the hype.



* The second Franchise/{{Gamera}} film ''Film/GameraVsBarugon'' has noticeably scaled up, well, everything. Bigger sets, better monster suits, better music, better actors, and a more solid over directing style.

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* The second Franchise/{{Gamera}} ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' film ''Film/GameraVsBarugon'' has noticeably scaled up, well, everything. Bigger sets, better monster suits, better music, better actors, and a more solid over directing style.
22nd Feb '16 1:59:51 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* ''{{Franchise/Terminator}} 2'': Not only did the then-record $100 million budget allowed for a SpecialEffectsEvolution, but the story's scope is bigger, the CGI-animated liquid metal Terminator is far harder to kill, and the heroes fight more than just a Terminator, with one major scene revolving around a clash with an army of police when they invade Cyberdyne.
* The second ''{{Gamera}}'' film Gamera vs. Barugon has noticeably scaled up, well, everything. Bigger sets, better monster suits, better music, better actors, and a more solid over directing style.

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* ''{{Franchise/Terminator}} 2'': ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': Not only did the then-record $100 million budget allowed for a SpecialEffectsEvolution, but the story's scope is bigger, the CGI-animated liquid metal Terminator is far harder to kill, and the heroes fight more than just a Terminator, with one major scene revolving around a clash with an army of police when they invade Cyberdyne.
* The second ''{{Gamera}}'' Franchise/{{Gamera}} film Gamera vs. Barugon ''Film/GameraVsBarugon'' has noticeably scaled up, well, everything. Bigger sets, better monster suits, better music, better actors, and a more solid over directing style.



* ''PowerRangers'' occasionally had the bad guys animate a whole bunch of monsters at once, only for them to fall to this trope.

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* ''PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' occasionally had the bad guys animate a whole bunch of monsters at once, only for them to fall to this trope.



* Episodes of ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' that were animated by Creator/TMSEntertainment cost more to produced then most of the other studios Creator/WarnerBros was using at the time.

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* Episodes of ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' that were animated by Creator/TMSEntertainment cost more to produced then than most of the other studios Creator/WarnerBros was using at the time.



* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' had a major shift from the first season to the second season. Compare the Ryloth campaign from season one to the Geonosis Campaign of season two. And then compare THAT to the Kamino battle of season three, and then Umbara from season four.
* Despite being {{Nickelodeon}}'s most popular and successful show, ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has always hid its modest budget with [[LimitedAnimation sparse movement]] made up of strong drawings. When it came time to make TheMovie, the crew went all-out with Creator/JohnKricfalusi-[[DerangedAnimation inspired animation]], expansive use of [[RogerRabbitEffect mixed-media]] and a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome lush orchestral score]] in place of the series' library of stock music.
* ''ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' recreated the series' model train set at double the size on a Toronto sound stage. [[UncannyValley Still couldn't make the faces to move, though]].

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* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' had a major shift from the first season to the second season. Compare the Ryloth campaign from season one to the Geonosis Campaign of season two. And then compare THAT to the Kamino battle of season three, and then Umbara from season four.
* Despite being {{Nickelodeon}}'s Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s most popular and successful show, ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has always hid its modest budget with [[LimitedAnimation sparse movement]] made up of strong drawings. When it came time to make TheMovie, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'', the crew went all-out with Creator/JohnKricfalusi-[[DerangedAnimation inspired animation]], expansive use of [[RogerRabbitEffect mixed-media]] and a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome lush orchestral score]] in place of the series' library of stock music.
* ''ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' recreated the series' model train set at double the size on a Toronto sound stage. [[UncannyValley Still couldn't make the faces to move, though]].
6th Feb '16 1:57:51 PM drbreakfast
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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' has a tendency to make characters ''much'' more powerful than they're supposed to be during key moments. The four short films which lead into the first season were lavishly-produced and released months apart and featured ''massive'' action scenes with the main characters effortlessly mowing down dozens of enemies and pulling off incredibly complex fighting moves. When the series proper started and the animators needed to have an episode out each week, the fights instantly became much smaller, with those same characters now struggling to overcome a handful of those same enemies and relying on simpler techniques. However, sometimes during season premieres, season finales, and mid-season finales, everyone temporarily [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] courtesy of the more generous budget and scheduling allotted to those special episodes.

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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' has a tendency to make characters ''much'' more powerful than they're supposed to be during key moments. The four short films which lead into the first season were lavishly-produced and released months apart apart, and they featured ''massive'' action scenes with the main characters effortlessly mowing down dozens of enemies and pulling off incredibly complex fighting moves. When the series proper started and the animators needed to have an episode out each week, the fights instantly became much smaller, with those same characters now struggling to overcome a handful of those same enemies and relying on simpler techniques. However, sometimes during season premieres, season finales, and mid-season finales, everyone temporarily [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] courtesy of the more generous budget and scheduling allotted to those special episodes.
6th Feb '16 1:56:51 PM drbreakfast
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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' has a tendency to make characters ''much'' more powerful than they're supposed to be during key moments. The four short films which lead into the first season were lavishly-produced and released months apart and featured ''massive'' action scenes with the main characters effortlessly mowing down dozens of enemies and pulling off incredibly complex fighting moves. When the series proper started and the animators needed to have an episode out each week, the fights instantly became much smaller, with those same characters now struggling to overcome a handful of those same enemies and relying on simpler techniques. However, sometimes during season premieres, season finales, and mid-season finales, everyone temporarily [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] courtesy of the more generous budget and scheduling allotted to those special episodes.

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