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19th Sep '17 5:22:31 AM Doug86
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* The ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' episode "Misplaced" as an adaptation of the ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA: A World Without Grown-Ups]]'' mini-series, while "Coldhearted" was an adaptation of the first few issues of the Wally West ''[[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]'' series.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' episode "Misplaced" as an adaptation of the ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA: A World Without Grown-Ups]]'' mini-series, while "Coldhearted" was an adaptation of the first few issues of the Wally West ''[[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]'' series.
18th Sep '17 6:15:47 PM Phred
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* 9 Episodes of the first season of ''WesternAnimation/KulipariAnArmyOfFrogs'' is based on the first book of the Kulipari Trilogy, "An Army of Frogs". Unfortunately this leaves only two episodes each to cover the other two books "The Rainbow Serpent" and "Amphibian's End".

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* 9 Episodes of the first season of ''WesternAnimation/KulipariAnArmyOfFrogs'' is based on the first book of the Kulipari Trilogy, "An Army of Frogs". Unfortunately this leaves only two episodes each to cover the other two books "The Rainbow Serpent" and "Amphibian's End". The way this affects the pacing of the story is extremely noticeable.
30th Aug '17 6:19:45 AM CosmicFerret
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* The ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' episode "Misplaced" as an adaptation of the ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA: A World Without Grown-Ups]]'' mini-series, while "Coldhearted" was an adaptation of the first few issues of the Wally West ''[[TheFlash Flash]]'' series.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' episode "Misplaced" as an adaptation of the ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA: A World Without Grown-Ups]]'' mini-series, while "Coldhearted" was an adaptation of the first few issues of the Wally West ''[[TheFlash ''[[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]'' series.
25th Aug '17 1:08:02 PM Pamina
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* Most 19th C. operas based on then-popular novels and/or plays skipped a lot. For example, in Verdi's ''[[Theatre/LaTraviata]]'', the libretto makes a handful of vague indications that Violetta is sick throughout, but doesn't specify that she has TB until near the end -- because in the original audience everyone knew the play or the novel. ''Tosca'', ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' and the various versions of ''Manon'' were similarly compressed.

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* Most 19th C. operas based on then-popular novels and/or plays skipped a lot. For example, in Verdi's ''[[Theatre/LaTraviata]]'', ''Theatre/LaTraviata'', the libretto makes a handful of vague indications that Violetta is sick throughout, but doesn't specify that she has TB until near the end -- because in the original audience everyone knew the play or the novel. ''Tosca'', ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' and the various versions of ''Manon'' were similarly compressed.
20th Aug '17 11:57:52 PM Pamina
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%%* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''.

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%%* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''.* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' eliminates or [[CompositeCharacter combines]] various characters, [[AdaptationDistillation distills]] the action to fit within a two-act musical, makes the entire piece {{Lighter and Softer}}, and shortens the timeline to cover fewer years.



* Most 19th C. operas based on then-popular novels and/or plays skipped a lot. For example, in Verdi's ''Traviata'', there is nothing in the script that indicated that Violetta has TB until the end--because in the original audientce everyone knew the play or the novel. ''Tosca'' ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' and the various versions of ''Manon'' were similarly compressed.
* ''Theatre/LaBoheme'''s method of compression was similar to that of ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls''. Henri Murger's ''Scènes de la vie de bohème'' is more of a {{picaresque}} collection of stories about Bohemian life with recurring major characters. The opera takes these characters and combines a few of the events from the stories to create a shorter single plot, with some differences from the novel. Mimì's personality became more [[InnocentFlowerGirl pure]], and [[ThoseTwoGuys Schaunard and Colline]]'s girlfriends were written out... In fact, some of the most memorable events of ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' are taken from the story "Francine's Muff", the only chapter of the novel that has nothing to do with any of the four main characters.

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* Most 19th C. operas based on then-popular novels and/or plays skipped a lot. For example, in Verdi's ''Traviata'', there is nothing in ''[[Theatre/LaTraviata]]'', the script that indicated libretto makes a handful of vague indications that Violetta is sick throughout, but doesn't specify that she has TB until near the end--because end -- because in the original audientce audience everyone knew the play or the novel. ''Tosca'' ''Tosca'', ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' and the various versions of ''Manon'' were similarly compressed.
* ''Theatre/LaBoheme'''s method of compression was similar to that of ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls''. Henri Murger's ''Scènes de la vie de bohème'' is more of a {{picaresque}} collection of stories about Bohemian life with recurring major characters. The opera takes these characters and combines a few of the events from the stories to create a shorter single plot, with some differences from the novel. Mimì's personality became more [[InnocentFlowerGirl pure]], and [[ThoseTwoGuys Schaunard and Colline]]'s girlfriends were written out... In fact, some of the most memorable events of ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' are taken from the story "Francine's Muff", the only chapter of the novel that has nothing to do with any of the four main characters.characters, with romantic moments that were originally Jacques and Francine's given to Rodolfo and Mimí instead.
15th Aug '17 10:00:08 PM Michael_McManus
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* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' had an OVA series that not only adapted just Part 3 of the story, but started in the middle of the arc. The second OVA series is a prequel which jumped back to the beginning of the arc, recapped it up to where the first one started, then jumped back to after the first one ended. The 2012 TV anime managed to compress five volumes into ''nine'' episodes.

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* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' had an OVA series that not only adapted just Part 3 of the story, but started in the middle of the arc. The second OVA series is a prequel which jumped back to the beginning of the arc, recapped it up to where the first one started, then jumped back to after the first one ended. The 2012 TV anime managed to compress five volumes into ''nine'' episodes.
23rd Jul '17 10:50:08 PM JMQwilleran
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* The ''Literature/KingdomHeartsII'' novel is both this and AdaptationExpansion at the same time. The book cuts out a lot of the visits to various Disney worlds and zooms in on the main plot first involving Roxa's story and later the machinations of Organization XII. While the second volume has yet to be released, it appears that the Beast's Castle, Land of Dragons, Disney Castle, Timeless River, Halloween Town/Christmas Town, Atlantica, Pride Lands and Winnie the Pooh storybook worlds have all been excised from the story. On the other hand, the story delves much deeper into some stuff not explored in the game, presenting many scenes involving Axel, Naminé, Mickey Mouse and Riku, including for the first time depicting the show in which Riku makes Mickey promise not to reveal to Sora and the others what happened to him.
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1st Jun '17 9:54:44 PM justanid
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* The ''Manga/BlackCat'' anime removes whole arcs, completely rearranges the start of the series, and cuts a lot of character development for all but two characters (or [[AdaptationDistillation distills]] in very awkward ways). Which is strange considering that the anime is also an example of AdaptationExpansion.
28th May '17 2:59:53 PM WillKeaton
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* Par for the course in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', as most of the seasons have a different episode count than their Sentai counterpart (for example, most Sentai ran up to about 50 episodes while Power Rangers managed to hit an average of 32-45), but it [[ExaggeratedTrope takes the cake]] with ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''. How? It took two [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger different]] [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger seasons]] and spread the footage out through forty episodes, with half of them being of one season and another half being of another season. As if they couldn't exaggerate it enough, they managed to compress the adaptation ''within'' the adaptation as they take six episodes from the former season and cram them all into ''two episodes''.

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* Par for the course in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', as most of the seasons have a different episode count than their Sentai counterpart (for counterpart. (For example, most Sentai ran up to about 50 episodes while Power Rangers managed to hit an average of 32-45), but 32-45,) However it [[ExaggeratedTrope takes the cake]] with ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''. How? It took two [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger different]] [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger seasons]] and spread the footage out through forty episodes, with half of them being of one season and another half being of another season. As if they couldn't exaggerate it enough, they managed to compress the adaptation ''within'' the adaptation as they take six episodes from the former season and cram them all into ''two episodes''.
28th May '17 2:58:41 PM WillKeaton
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* There exists a comic book adaptation to ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy''. Some scans from the first three issues of the first book, ''Heir to the Empire'', are [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1095271.html here]]. Despite somewhat odd art for this particular book, it's not terrible. Converting a Timothy Zahn novel into six comic issues means leaving out a ''lot'', but Mike Baron was apparently afraid to alter the book, so while details and a lot of dialogue get left out, most of the rest stays in. It's a very ''dense'' set of comics, stridently averting [[DecompressedComic decompression]] and sometimes using a WallOfText or two.

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* There exists a comic book adaptation to ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy''. Some scans from the first three issues of the first book, ''Heir to the Empire'', are [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1095271.html here]]. here.]] Despite somewhat odd art for this particular book, it's not terrible. Converting a Timothy Zahn novel into six comic issues means leaving out a ''lot'', but Mike Baron was apparently afraid to alter the book, so while details and a lot of dialogue get left out, most of the rest stays in. It's a very ''dense'' set of comics, stridently averting [[DecompressedComic decompression]] and sometimes using a WallOfText or two.
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