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21st May '17 3:36:15 PM nombretomado
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* The various "Wayne's World" sketches on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' were about a public access cable TV show put on by a couple of teenage boys. So, naturally, the ''WaynesWorld'' movie is about underdogs overcoming [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt network executives]] and saving the world.

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* The various "Wayne's World" sketches on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' were about a public access cable TV show put on by a couple of teenage boys. So, naturally, the ''WaynesWorld'' ''Film/WaynesWorld'' movie is about underdogs overcoming [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt network executives]] and saving the world.
8th May '17 9:36:09 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' took a show where the villains would mostly steal energy sources in order to TakeOverTheWorld into a galaxy-spanning epic involving [[AnyoneCanDie the deaths of virtually the entire main cast of the previous series]] and the protagonists facing a powerful entity intent on wiping them out entirely. This has since rolled back into the franchise, and now "save the universe and everything in it" is a rather common ''Transformers'' series plot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' took a show where the villains would mostly steal energy sources in order to TakeOverTheWorld into a galaxy-spanning epic involving [[AnyoneCanDie the deaths of virtually the entire main cast of the previous series]] and the protagonists facing a powerful entity intent on wiping them out entirely. This has since rolled back into the franchise, and now "save the universe and everything in it" is a rather common ''Transformers'' series plot.
8th May '17 9:04:32 AM StFan
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* The ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'' manga had Duke Togo traveling the world and working for and against the world's superpower nations while [[HistoricalInJoke changing the course of history]]. Still, the original movie (''The Professional'') had the father of one of his targets angry and powerful enough to send the combined forces of {{Eagleland}} - the FBI, the CIA, the U.S. Military, and a CarnivalOfKillers - against the lone wolf AntiHero.

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* The ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'' ''Manga/Golgo13'' manga had Duke Togo traveling the world and working for and against the world's superpower nations while [[HistoricalInJoke changing the course of history]]. Still, the original movie (''The Professional'') had the father of one of his targets angry and powerful enough to send the combined forces of {{Eagleland}} - -- the FBI, the CIA, the U.S. Military, and a CarnivalOfKillers - -- against the lone wolf AntiHero.



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* The 1986 HipHop documentary ''Film/BigFunInTheBigTown'' mentions the word [[BiggerIsBetter "big" twice in its title]]. The big fun implied here are the HipHop acts. The big town is UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Seeing that this documentary was made by Dutch-Belgian people it makes sense that to them the city is "big".

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[[folder:Documentary films]]
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* The 1986 HipHop documentary ''Film/BigFunInTheBigTown'' mentions the word [[BiggerIsBetter "big" twice in its title]]. The big fun implied here There are the HipHop acts. The big town is UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Seeing that this documentary was no less then ''[[UpToEleven seven]]'' [[ScriptFic fanfic]] ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' films -- two trilogies made by Dutch-Belgian people it makes sense that to two authors (who are friends), with a final TrilogyCreep movie tying them together (and starting Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}}). Each one is an ActionizedSequel to the original strip.
** Swing123's trilogy includes ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheMovie'', ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIILostAtSea'', and ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIIIDoubleTrouble''.
** garfieldodie's trilogy includes ''Fanfic/CanYouImagineThat'', ''Fanfic/AttackOfTheTeacherCreature'', and ''Fanfic/TroubleIsland''.
** Finally, there's the CrossOver ''Fanfic/RetroChill''.
** A lot of RecursiveFanfiction takes this format, like ''Fanfic/ThePezDispenserAndTheReignOfTerror''
* The movie version of ''{{ComicStrip/Garfield}}'' has Garfield going into
the city to save Odie from a mean TV show host. The sequel has him traveling to England and [[PrinceAndPauper switching places with a pampered cat who looks like him.]]
** Some of GarfieldSpecials are a bit more dramatic than the comic strip. For example, "Here Comes Garfield" has Garfield saving Odie from the pound, "Garfield on the Town" has Garfield reuniting with his family in the alleys, and "Garfield in the Rough" has Garfield fighting a ''panther''. And then there's ''ComicBook/GarfieldHis9Lives''.
* ''The Ottifants''
is "big". a German newspaper comic that got a ShortRunner TV series in the 90's, which itself was adapted into a Big Damn Movie in the early 2000's.



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* The 1986 HipHop documentary ''Film/BigFunInTheBigTown'' mentions the word [[BiggerIsBetter "big" twice in its title]]. The big fun implied here are the HipHop acts. The big town is UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Seeing that this documentary was made by Dutch-Belgian people it makes sense that to them the city is "big".
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* Possibly parodied in ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen's Apocalypse'', in which characters have to save the show itself. [[spoiler:Not only do they fail, but they accidentally [[AuthorExistenceFailure kill nearly all of the creators.]]]]

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* Possibly parodied in ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen's ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen's Apocalypse'', in which characters have to save the show itself. [[spoiler:Not only do they fail, but they accidentally [[AuthorExistenceFailure kill nearly all of the creators.]]]]



* [[Film/TheMuppets The 2011 Muppet 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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* There are no less then ''[[UpToEleven seven]]'' [[ScriptFic fanfic]] ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' films - two trilogies made by two authors (who are friends), with a final TrilogyCreep movie tying them together (and starting Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}}). Each one is an ActionizedSequel to the original strip.
** Swing123's trilogy includes ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheMovie'', ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIILostAtSea'', and ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIIIDoubleTrouble''.
** garfieldodie's trilogy includes ''Fanfic/CanYouImagineThat'', ''Fanfic/AttackOfTheTeacherCreature'', and ''Fanfic/TroubleIsland''.
** Finally, there's the CrossOver ''Fanfic/RetroChill''.
** A lot of RecursiveFanfiction takes this format, like ''Fanfic/ThePezDispenserAndTheReignOfTerror''
* The movie version of ''{{ComicStrip/Garfield}}'' has Garfield going into the city to save Odie from a mean TV show host. The sequel has him traveling to England and [[PrinceAndPauper switching places with a pampered cat who looks like him.]]
** Some of GarfieldSpecials are a bit more dramatic than the comic strip. For example, "Here Comes Garfield" has Garfield saving Odie from the pound, "Garfield on the Town" has Garfield reuniting with his family in the alleys, and "Garfield in the Rough" has Garfield fighting a ''panther''. And then there's ''ComicBook/GarfieldHis9Lives''.
* ''The Ottifants'' is a German newspaper comic that got a ShortRunner TV series in the 90's, which itself was adapted into a Big Damn Movie in the early 2000's.

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* There are no less then ''[[UpToEleven seven]]'' [[ScriptFic fanfic]] ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' films - two trilogies made by two authors (who are friends), with a final TrilogyCreep ''Film/TheMuppets'': The 2011 movie tying them together (and starting Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}}). Each one is an ActionizedSequel to the original strip.
** Swing123's trilogy includes ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheMovie'', ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIILostAtSea'', and ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIIIDoubleTrouble''.
** garfieldodie's trilogy includes ''Fanfic/CanYouImagineThat'', ''Fanfic/AttackOfTheTeacherCreature'', and ''Fanfic/TroubleIsland''.
** Finally, there's the CrossOver ''Fanfic/RetroChill''.
** A lot of RecursiveFanfiction takes this format, like ''Fanfic/ThePezDispenserAndTheReignOfTerror''
* The movie version of ''{{ComicStrip/Garfield}}'' has Garfield going into the city to save Odie from a mean TV show host. The sequel has him traveling to England and [[PrinceAndPauper switching places with a pampered cat who looks like him.]]
** Some of GarfieldSpecials are a bit more dramatic than the comic strip. For example, "Here Comes Garfield" has Garfield
about saving Odie the studio from the pound, "Garfield on the Town" has Garfield reuniting with his family in the alleys, and "Garfield in the Rough" has Garfield fighting demolition by a ''panther''. And then there's ''ComicBook/GarfieldHis9Lives''.
greedy oil tycoon.
* The follow-up to ''The Ottifants'' is Muppets'' was ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'', about Kermit (while on a German newspaper comic that got a ShortRunner TV series in European tour with the 90's, which itself was adapted into a Big Damn Movie in rest of the early 2000's.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.



* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnpTcrtsN3U Dora the Explorer: The Search for the Infinity Orb]]'' (Unfortunately, this isn't real, it's just a fake trailer, albeit a really well done one, with Creator/ArielWinter as [[WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer Dora]].)
** They've made a real miniseries now, due to the amount of fans commenting on the Website/YouTube video DEMANDING they make one: [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6874662/dora-the-explorer-and-the-destiny-medallion-part-1 watch it here]].

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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnpTcrtsN3U Dora the Explorer: The Search for the Infinity Orb]]'' (Unfortunately, this isn't real, it's just a fake trailer, albeit a really well done one, with Creator/ArielWinter as [[WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer Dora]].)
**
) They've made a real miniseries now, due to the amount of fans commenting on the Website/YouTube video DEMANDING they make one: [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6874662/dora-the-explorer-and-the-destiny-medallion-part-1 watch it here]].
18th Apr '17 5:31:15 PM nombretomado
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* Pictured: One episode of ''Series/SoRandom'' makes fun of the concept by having the first sketch be a [[RealTrailerFakeMovie trailer to a fake movie]] about a StrawberryShortcake [[{{Expy}} copycat]] saving her land from an alien invasion.

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* Pictured: One episode of ''Series/SoRandom'' makes fun of the concept by having the first sketch be a [[RealTrailerFakeMovie trailer to a fake movie]] about a StrawberryShortcake WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake [[{{Expy}} copycat]] saving her land from an alien invasion.
6th Apr '17 1:22:01 PM totoofze47
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Even though the Strawhats do usually end up having to save entire nations and islands in the main series, a few of the movies still follow this trope. In ''[[Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld Strong World]]'' the entire East Blue is a stake, and in ''[[Anime/OnePieceFilmZ Z]]'' the VillainAntagonist plans to [[spoiler: completely destroy the New World and everyone in it]]. The marketing reflected this: [[DistinctionWithoutADifference these two were titled 'One Piece Film', whereas the others used 'One Piece The Movie']].

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Even though the Strawhats Straw Hats do usually end up having to save entire nations and islands in the main series, a few of the movies still follow this trope. In ''[[Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld Strong World]]'' the entire East Blue is a stake, and in ''[[Anime/OnePieceFilmZ Z]]'' the VillainAntagonist plans to [[spoiler: completely destroy the New World and everyone in it]]. The marketing reflected this: [[DistinctionWithoutADifference these two were titled 'One Piece Film', whereas the others used 'One Piece The Movie']].
11th Mar '17 1:18:32 PM twilicorn
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* Spoofed with an ad often seen in theatres which appears to depict the ''Advertising/MAndMs'' characters in a [[RealTrailerFakeMovie movie trailer]] for a Big Damn Movie involving espionage, acrobatics, and bomb diffusion. Then someone's cell phone goes off, revealing the trailer to actually be a PSA about turning off your cell phone while watching the movie. Red storms away in disgust at the realization that there's not really going to be a movie.

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* Spoofed with an ad often seen in theatres which appears to depict the ''Advertising/MAndMs'' characters in a [[RealTrailerFakeMovie movie trailer]] for a Big Damn Movie involving espionage, acrobatics, and bomb diffusion. Then someone's cell phone goes off, revealing the trailer to actually be a PSA about turning off your cell phone while watching the movie.NoTalkingOrPhonesWarning. Red storms away in disgust at the realization that there's not really going to be a movie.
26th Feb '17 9:16:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''HannahMontana: TheMovie'' has the title character saving her hometown in Tennessee from a [[DesignatedVillain land developer]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor seeking to build a mall]]. Moreso it's about Miley slowly becoming attached to said hometown and questioning whether or not it's worth it to continue being Hannah.

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* ''HannahMontana: ''Series/HannahMontana: TheMovie'' has the title character saving her hometown in Tennessee from a [[DesignatedVillain land developer]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor seeking to build a mall]]. Moreso it's about Miley slowly becoming attached to said hometown and questioning whether or not it's worth it to continue being Hannah.
21st Feb '17 1:44:07 AM LondonKdS
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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.
16th Feb '17 6:25:31 PM lalalei2001
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' is even bigger than the previous movies, since it's meant to re-conclusively end [[Anime/YuGiOh the second series]].

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' is even bigger than the previous movies, since it's meant to re-conclusively end [[Anime/YuGiOh the second series]].manga/anime's story.
13th Feb '17 10:13:32 AM mattthelurker
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** Slated to be played straight by ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017 My Little Pony: The Movie]]''.
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