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16th Jan '18 11:51:42 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/RecessSchoolsOut'': Regular show? The adventures of a HighSchoolHustler (ok, ''middle'' school hustler) and his group of friends when dealing with the weird "ecology" of their school's playground. The movie? The same hustler and his friends (and some of the school's adults) trying to stop a plan to create EndlessWinter ([[InsaneTrollLogic the plan's leader truly believes that this will help American kids become better students, you see -- and will make people elect him President]]) and the apocalyptic ecological devastation that will ensue.

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* ''Film/RecessSchoolsOut'': Regular show? The adventures of a HighSchoolHustler (ok, ''middle'' school hustler) and his group of friends when dealing with the weird societal "ecology" of their school's playground. The movie? The same hustler and his friends (and some of the school's adults) trying to stop a plan to create EndlessWinter ([[InsaneTrollLogic the plan's leader truly believes that this will help American kids become better students, you see -- and will make people elect him President]]) and the apocalyptic ecological devastation that will ensue.
16th Jan '18 11:50:39 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/RecessSchoolsOut'': Regular show? The adventures of a HighSchoolHustler (ok, ''middle'' school hustler) and his group of friends when dealing with the weird "ecology" of their school's playground. The movie? The same hustler and his friends (and some of the school's adults) trying to stop a plan to create EndlessWinter ([[InsaneTrollLogic the plan's leader truly believes that this will help American kids become better students, you see -- and will make people elect him President]]) and the apocalyptic ecological devastation that will ensue.
6th Jan '18 1:17:47 PM Random888
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* The 1990 movie of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' repurposes Mr. Spacely into a CorruptCorporateExecutive trying to [[GreenAesop mine an asteroid inhabited by cute aliens]]. He's given a mild redemption at the end, at least. There are also some '80s musical numbers.

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* The 1990 movie of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' ''WesternAnimation/JetsonsTheMovie'' repurposes Mr. Spacely into a CorruptCorporateExecutive trying to [[GreenAesop mine an asteroid inhabited by cute aliens]]. He's given a mild redemption at the end, at least. There are also some '80s musical numbers.
2nd Dec '17 10:52:37 AM fearlessnikki
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* The ''Literature/PaddingtonBear'' books are about Paddington comically misunderstanding everyday situations and muddling through regardless (although sometimes he has to give someone a Hard Stare). ''Film/{{Paddington}}'' is about him being pursued by a CruellaToAnimals taxidermist.

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* The ''Literature/PaddingtonBear'' books are about Paddington comically misunderstanding everyday situations and muddling through regardless (although sometimes he has to give someone a Hard Stare). ''Film/{{Paddington}}'' is about him being pursued by a CruellaToAnimals taxidermist. ''Film/Paddington2'' is somewhere in the middle - where it's more SliceOfLife but has a more action-packed climax.



* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh Go Hollywood'' . [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Exactly what you might expect happens.]] While in Hollywood, Drake and Josh get mixed up with a counterfeiter. Also, Josh wears an earring.
** And said criminals in this (TV) movie are some of the most wanted men in America; they even threaten at one point [[NeverSayDie to drown Drake and Josh.]] Er...this film's based off a... FAMILY show, right?

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* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh Go Hollywood'' . [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Exactly what you might expect happens.]] While in Hollywood, Drake and Josh get mixed up with a counterfeiter. Also, Josh wears an earring.
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earring. And said criminals in this (TV) movie are some of the most wanted men in America; they even threaten at one point [[NeverSayDie to drown Drake and Josh.]] Er...this film's based off a... FAMILY show, right?



* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' had two {{Made For TV Movie}}s - ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' and ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder''. Both had a more dramatic and serious tone than the FantasticSitcom they were based on. The former has Sabrina trying to uncover the mystery behind why one of her ancestors was trapped in a magical locket, while two mortals try to capture her using her powers on camera to sell a story. The latter features a GreenAesop about saving a mermaid colony in Australia.

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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' had two {{Made For TV Movie}}s - ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' and ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder''. Both had a more dramatic and serious tone than the FantasticSitcom FantasticComedy they were based on. The former has Sabrina trying to uncover the mystery behind why one of her ancestors was trapped in a magical locket, while two mortals try to capture her using her powers on camera to sell a story. The latter features a GreenAesop about saving a mermaid colony in Australia.



* Inverted by ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''. In a series that's already featured many high adventure episodes and multiple highly competent and dangerous villains, chasing a jealous former student of Princess Celestia's into a HighSchoolAU to retrieve a stolen crown is rather tame in comparison. [[spoiler:Even if said jealous former student transforms into a demon for the climax and brainwashes the school.]] It would normally qualify, as most episodes are slice-of-life, but this series always goes big for season premieres (and lately season finales.) It's the big damn movie compared to the one with [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Twilight worrying about a late assignment]] or the one with [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E12CallOfTheCutie Apple Bloom being the last in her class to get a cutie mark]], but being a longer story with a BigBad, it gets compared to the ''other'' longer stories with a BigBad. [[AlphaBitch Sunset Shimmer]] just isn't up to the [[MadGod Discord]] standard.
** Slated to be played straight by ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017 My Little Pony: The Movie]]''. Simply put, after an AttackOfTheTownFestival, Twilight Sparkle and the crew are forced to abandon Ponyville and go on a world-spanning friendship adventure to different worlds in order to defeat the latest BigBad the twisted Storm King, while his [[TheDragon dragon]] is consistently hunting them down, whilst encountering a [[TheMole treacherous]] conman and a disgraced sea captain as stowaways on her ship. Right off the bat a much different and bigger scale of adventure and stakes compared to the usual stuff.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Inverted by ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''. In a series that's already featured many high adventure episodes and multiple highly competent and dangerous villains, chasing a jealous former student of Princess Celestia's into a HighSchoolAU to retrieve a stolen crown is rather tame in comparison. [[spoiler:Even if said jealous former student transforms into a demon for the climax and brainwashes the school.]] It would normally qualify, as most episodes are slice-of-life, but this series always goes big for season premieres (and lately season finales.) It's the big damn movie compared to the one with [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Twilight worrying about a late assignment]] or the one with [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E12CallOfTheCutie Apple Bloom being the last in her class to get a cutie mark]], but being a longer story with a BigBad, it gets compared to the ''other'' longer stories with a BigBad. [[AlphaBitch Sunset Shimmer]] just isn't up to the [[MadGod Discord]] standard.
** Slated to be played Played straight by ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017 My Little Pony: The Movie]]''. Simply put, after an AttackOfTheTownFestival, Twilight Sparkle and the crew are forced to abandon Ponyville and go on a world-spanning friendship adventure to different worlds in order to defeat the latest BigBad the twisted Storm King, while his [[TheDragon dragon]] is consistently hunting them down, whilst encountering a [[TheMole treacherous]] conman and a disgraced sea captain as stowaways on her ship. Right off the bat a much different and bigger scale of adventure and stakes compared to the usual stuff.
1st Dec '17 11:42:46 AM thecarolinabull01
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** The show itself never features any of the characters saving anything other than their treehouse and usually deals with problems faced by individual characters. And yet when the movie rolled around, suddenly everything needs to be "bigger."[[note]]Featuring spy gadgets, kids infiltrating corporate buildings, a runaway bus, explosions, and a bulldozer army.[[/note]] The movie is such a notable example that this Trope use to be known as "Why is Arnold saving something?"
** Later on, the creative team planned another film that was supposed to be even bigger, involving no less than a trip to the jungle to find the titular character's [[ParentalAbandonment missing parents]], while facing a river pirate crew. It got ScrewedByTheNetwork only to be revived over a decade later.

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** The show itself never features any of the characters saving anything other than their treehouse and usually deals with problems faced by individual characters. And yet when [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheMovie the movie movie]] rolled around, suddenly everything needs to be "bigger."[[note]]Featuring spy gadgets, kids infiltrating corporate buildings, a runaway bus, explosions, and a bulldozer army.[[/note]] The movie is such a notable example that this Trope use to be known as "Why is Arnold saving something?"
** Later on, the creative team planned [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheJungleMovie another film film]] that was supposed to be even bigger, involving no less than a trip to the jungle to find the titular character's [[ParentalAbandonment missing parents]], while facing a river pirate crew. It got ScrewedByTheNetwork only to be revived over a decade later.
8th Nov '17 5:34:01 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* ''Series/CasteloRaTimBum'' had a movie that set aside the series's EdutainmentShow qualities in favor of a somewhat [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] plot.
28th Oct '17 3:26:59 PM Carrehz
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': planned but averted in the development of the TV episode "Something Big". As its title suggests, the episode was based around an attempt by a villain, which had been previously foreshadowed, to completely destroy the Candy Kingdom in some of the biggest and most serious battle scenes ever attempted in the show, which was originally intended as the plot for a cinema film. However, when the cinema project was put on hold, the same plot was used in much-abbreviated form for a TV episode, to avoid leaving the plot threads hanging.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': planned but averted in the development of the TV episode "Something Big". As its title suggests, the episode was based around an attempt by a villain, which had been previously foreshadowed, to completely destroy the Candy Kingdom in some of the biggest and most serious battle scenes ever attempted in the show, which was originally intended as part of the plot for a cinema film. 45 minute special. However, when the cinema project planned TV movie didn't work out, the opening of it was put on hold, the same plot was used in much-abbreviated form reused for a TV episode, to avoid leaving the plot threads hanging.hanging. Other plot elements from the cancelled TV movie were also used in the latter half of season 5, and season 6 (particularly in the episode "Orgalorg").
24th Sep '17 12:11:32 PM nombretomado
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* BigTimeRush's Big Time Movie involves the band fighting off MI6 to rescue a secret agent from a supervillain.

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* BigTimeRush's Series/BigTimeRush's Big Time Movie involves the band fighting off MI6 to rescue a secret agent from a supervillain.
17th Sep '17 7:06:33 AM DaibhidC
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* The ''Series/SesameStreet'' movie ''Follow That Bird'' involves the other characters tracking down and rescuing Big Bird from some seedy amusement park operators. Note that this is a film for a PBS educational TV series aimed at toddlers--it does not make for sweet dreams among its target demographic.
** There's also ''Film/TheAdventuresOfElmoInGrouchland'', where the title character goes down Oscar's trash can to retrieve his stolen blanket.
** And "Don't Eat The Pictures" had them helping the spirit of an Ancient Egyptian boy escape a demon and pass into the afterlife.
** In ''Big Bird in China'', Big Bird and Barkley [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin go to China]] [[VisualPun on a very slow boat]] - and encounter two shape-shifting Chinese gods once they get there.



* ''Film/TheMuppets'': The 2011 movie is about saving the studio from demolition by a greedy oil tycoon.
* The follow-up to ''The Muppets'' was ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'', about Kermit (while on a European tour with the rest of the Muppets) being temporarily replaced with an insane criminal who looks almost exactly like him (save for a shorter collar and a mole), and getting thrown in a gulag because of it.
* Some of the earlier ones were this to an extent as well (even ignoring the [[UniversalAdaptorCast book adaptations]]). ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'': Save Kermit from Doc Hopper! ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'': Save the Baseball Diamond from Nicky Holliday! ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'': Save Gonzo from TheMenInBlack! ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan'' is the only one that's just about a bunch of frogs and pigs and bears and things putting on a show, and even it amps up the epicness a bit.

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* ''Film/TheMuppets'': ''Franchise/TheMuppets'':
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The [[Film/TheMuppets 2011 movie movie]] is about saving the studio from demolition by a greedy oil tycoon.
* ** The follow-up to ''The Muppets'' was ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'', about Kermit (while on a European tour with the rest of the Muppets) being temporarily replaced with an insane criminal who looks almost exactly like him (save for a shorter collar and a mole), and getting thrown in a gulag because of it.
* ** Some of the earlier ones were this to an extent as well (even ignoring the [[UniversalAdaptorCast book adaptations]]). ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'': Save Kermit from Doc Hopper! ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'': Save the Baseball Diamond from Nicky Holliday! ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'': Save Gonzo from TheMenInBlack! ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan'' is the only one that's just about a bunch of frogs and pigs and bears and things putting on a show, and even it amps up the epicness a bit.bit.
* ''Series/SesameStreet''
** ''Follow That Bird'' involves the other characters tracking down and rescuing Big Bird from some seedy amusement park operators. Note that this is a film for a PBS educational TV series aimed at toddlers--it does not make for sweet dreams among its target demographic.
** There's also ''Film/TheAdventuresOfElmoInGrouchland'', where the title character goes down Oscar's trash can to retrieve his stolen blanket.
** And "Don't Eat The Pictures" had them helping the spirit of an Ancient Egyptian boy escape a demon and pass into the afterlife.
** In ''Big Bird in China'', Big Bird and Barkley [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin go to China]] [[VisualPun on a very slow boat]] - and encounter two shape-shifting Chinese gods once they get there.


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* ''The WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep Movie''. A typical episode of the TV show involved Shaun and the flock getting up to mild hijinks, and Blitzer trying to put a stop to it before the Farmer notices. In the movie, Shaun's hijinks lead to the Farmer ending up in the Big City with EasyAmnesia, and Blitzer and the flock have to go on a quest to retrieve him, falling afoul of a DiabolicalDogcatcher in the process.
14th Sep '17 3:21:28 PM GrammarNavi
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* The TV-movie for AreYouAfraidOfTheDark definitely counts. The TV series was simply a story every episode, where a member of the Midnight Society tells a scary story with made-up characters enduring the peril. The movie was about the Midnight Society ''themselves,'' beginning with the death of the main character's grandfather, leading into the group having to gather pieces of a broken record to find clues as to the location of a mysterious "Silver Sight," which turns out to be [[spoiler:a silver marble that has to power to erase people from existence]], and adds a creepy old man and a CreepyChild who are both a little ''too'' interested in the situation. Ladies and gentlemen, ''Tale of the Silver Sight.''

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* The TV-movie for AreYouAfraidOfTheDark ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' definitely counts. The TV series was simply a story every episode, where a member of the Midnight Society tells a scary story with made-up characters enduring the peril. The movie was about the Midnight Society ''themselves,'' beginning with the death of the main character's grandfather, leading into the group having to gather pieces of a broken record to find clues as to the location of a mysterious "Silver Sight," which turns out to be [[spoiler:a silver marble that has to power to erase people from existence]], and adds a creepy old man and a CreepyChild who are both a little ''too'' interested in the situation. Ladies and gentlemen, ''Tale of the Silver Sight.''
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