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5th Apr '18 11:57:13 AM Pichu-kun
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* Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', once stated that the ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga most resembles the world that he was trying to convey. It's a long outdated quote though, and very likely does not hold true post Generation II (because Tajiri isn't even in charge of the franchise past then, Junichi Masuda is).

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* Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', once stated that the ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga most resembles the world that he was trying to convey. It's a long outdated quote though, and very likely does not hold true post Generation II (because Tajiri isn't even in charge of the franchise past then, Junichi Masuda is).
26th Mar '18 6:30:48 PM Snet1939
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': Author David Mitchell was highly impressed by the film, citing it as an example of a PragmaticAdaptation done right, plot changes and all. He was particularly blown away by the AllStarCast as well.
20th Mar '18 8:25:48 PM costanton11
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* ''Film/TheIncredibleMeltingMan'' was intended as a parody of horror movies by the director, but ExecutiveMeddling intervened and saw to it that the film become pretty much they type of movie it was intended to spoof, much to the director's dismay. A couple decades later, ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S07E04TheIncredibleMeltingMan riffed on the movie]] and unintentionally restored the parody element, resulting in the director vocally approving of the ''MST3K'' episode (unlike several others). (It helped that the episode was filled with [[TakeThat shots at]] ExecutiveMeddling and Hollywood in general, as a way of therapy for Best Brains after the horrors they endured making ''Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000TheMovie''.)

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* ''Film/TheIncredibleMeltingMan'' was intended as a parody of horror movies by the director, but ExecutiveMeddling intervened and saw to it that the film become pretty much they type of movie it was intended to spoof, much to the director's dismay. A couple decades later, ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S07E04TheIncredibleMeltingMan riffed on the movie]] and unintentionally restored the parody element, resulting in the director vocally approving of the ''MST3K'' ''[=MST3K=]'' episode (unlike several others). (It helped that the episode was filled with [[TakeThat shots at]] ExecutiveMeddling and Hollywood in general, as a way of therapy for Best Brains after the horrors they endured making ''Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000TheMovie''.)
14th Mar '18 8:39:29 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* It's been said that Creator/HideakiAnno prefers some of the performances in the English dub of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' to the Japanese version, though Anno tends to be nebulous about such things.
** Ditto with a select few other dubs, such as ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' and ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest''.

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* Some anime directors prefer the dub of their work over the original audio.
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It's been said that Creator/HideakiAnno prefers some of the performances in the English dub of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' to the Japanese version, though Anno tends to be nebulous about such things.
** Ditto with a select few other dubs, such as ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' and ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld''
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''Manga/YoureUnderArrest''.



* Ironically, while there were [[BrokenBase many fans who hated]] the ending to [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime adaptation]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Creator/HiromuArakawa not only enjoyed the changes and approved them, but had requested that the anime come up with a different ending to begin with, not wanting to just tell the same exact story in both media.
* For the exact same reason as Arakawa, Tsugumi Ohba and Takashi Obata actually enjoyed the [[Film/DeathNote2017 American live-action Netflix film version of]] ''Manga/DeathNote''.

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* Ironically, while there were [[BrokenBase many fans who hated]] ** Akinori Nagaoka and Mami Watanabe, the ending to [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist respective director and writer of the 2003 anime adaptation]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Creator/HiromuArakawa not only enjoyed ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' {{OVA}}, said they prefer the changes and approved them, but had requested that English dub over the anime come up with a different ending to begin with, not wanting to just tell the same exact story in both media.
* For the exact same reason as Arakawa, Tsugumi Ohba and Takashi Obata actually enjoyed the [[Film/DeathNote2017 American live-action Netflix film version of]] ''Manga/DeathNote''.
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* Despite it being [[BrokenBase rather divisive among fans]], Akinori Nagaoka and Mami Watanabe, the respective director and writer of the ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' {{OVA}}, said they prefer the English dub over the original Japanese.



* Allegedly, Creator/YuuWatase really liked a [[AdaptationExpansion slight addition]] that the ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' anime pulled on a very emotional scene: [[spoiler:Suzuno and Tatara's deaths, where their souls are reunited and go to the afterlife together]].



* ''Batman'' co-creator Bob Kane loved the idea of ComicBook/TheJoker being the killer of Bruce Wayne's parents in the 1989 [[Film/{{Batman}} film adaptation]] and wished he would've done it had he introduced the Joker at the same time as Batman. He also believed that Creator/ValKilmer was the best film version of Batman.

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* ''Batman'' co-creator Bob Kane loved the idea of ComicBook/TheJoker being the killer of Bruce Wayne's parents in the 1989 [[Film/{{Batman}} film adaptation]] and wished he would've done it had he introduced the Joker at the same time as Batman. He also believed that Creator/ValKilmer was the best film version of Batman.



* The [[Film/LeftBehind2014 2014 adaptation]] of ''Literature/LeftBehind'' was highly praised by the books' authors, Tim [=LaHaye=] and Jerry B. Jenkins, who had [[DisownedAdaptation hated]] [[Film/LeftBehind2000 the Cloud Ten films]].



* David Morrell, the writer of ''Literature/FirstBlood'' preferred the ending of [[Film/FirstBlood its film adaptation]] as [[spoiler:Rambo doesn't die]]... thus allowing for sequels that ended up making him millions.



* Maybe not preferred, but Creator/RidleyScott has said that while it plays fast and loose with the original vision he had for the creatures, he likes ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' enough to consider it canon, whereas everything else besides the original ''Film/{{Alien}}'' and the prequel ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' are considered CanonDiscontinuity.



* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in that he didn't really state any preference, but Creator/RichardMatheson genuinely liked [[Film/StirOfEchoes a film adaptation]] of his novel ''A Stir of Echoes'' despite screenwriters changing location, period and ending. For a man known for [[DisownedAdaptation disowning adaptations of his works]] for deviating from the original, that's probably as close to this trope as it gets.



* Music/DollyParton loved Music/WhitneyHouston's cover of her song "I Will Always Love You" and was grateful that it brought the song to a wider audience.



* Creator/ArthurMiller thought Creator/DustinHoffman's performance as Willy Loman in ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'' was the definitive portrayal of the character, surpassing even Miller's original Willy, Lee J. Cobb.



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* Covered in some detail in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20287_5-movies-that-improved-book-according-to-author.html this]] ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' article. In addition to the Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, Anne Rice, and Philip K. Dick examples above, it also mentions how Creator/AgathaChristie frequently rewrote the endings to her stories when adapting them into plays.
* And followed up in another article on the same website, [[http://www.cracked.com/article_23672_6-authors-who-prefer-adaptations-over-their-own-books.html "6 Adaptations That Fixed The Book (According To The Author)"]], which mentions the ''Walking Dead'', ''Game of Thrones'', ''Cujo'', ''About a Boy'', ''Attack on Titan'', and ''Fahrenheit 451'' examples listed above.
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13th Mar '18 11:56:12 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* It's widely believed that Trent Reznor of Music/NineInchNails disowned his version of "Hurt" in favor of Music/JohnnyCash's cover, saying the song wasn't his anymore. He was actually giving artistic ownership of the ''cover'' to Cash, whom he felt brought so much new creativity to the cover that he had created an original song.

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* It's widely believed that Trent Reznor of Music/NineInchNails disowned his version of "Hurt" in favor of Music/JohnnyCash's cover, saying the song wasn't his anymore. He was actually giving artistic ownership of the ''cover'' to Cash, whom he felt brought so much new creativity to the cover that he Cash had created made an original song.
12th Mar '18 2:46:30 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Trent Reznor from Music/NineInchNails, describing hearing Music/JohnnyCash's cover of "Hurt", stated that "that song isn't mine anymore."

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* It's widely believed that Trent Reznor from Music/NineInchNails, describing hearing of Music/NineInchNails disowned his version of "Hurt" in favor of Music/JohnnyCash's cover, saying the song wasn't his anymore. He was actually giving artistic ownership of the ''cover'' to Cash, whom he felt brought so much new creativity to the cover of "Hurt", stated that "that song isn't mine anymore."he had created an original song.
6th Feb '18 4:29:34 PM themisterfree
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* ''Film/TheIncredibleMeltingMan'' was intended as a parody of horror movies by the director, but ExecutiveMeddling intervened and saw to it that the film become pretty much they type of movie it was intended to spoof, much to the director's dismay. A couple decades later, ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S07E04TheIncredibleMeltingMan riffed on the movie]] and unintentionally restored the parody element, resulting in the director vocally approving of the ''MST3K'' episode (unlike several others). (It helped that the episode was filled with [[TakeThat shots at]] ExecutiveMeddling and Hollywood in general, as a way of therapy for Best Brains after the horrors they endured making ''Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000TheMovie''.)
25th Jan '18 3:50:53 PM DaibhidC
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* René Goscinny commented that a pun added to the English translation of ''Recap/AsterixInBritain'', to replace one that didn't work in English, would also have worked in French (as a parody of Britishisms) and he wished he'd thought of it. [[note]]It's the bit where the chap responds to an angry fruitseller saying "So this melons's bad, is it?" with "Rather old fruit" -- the French joke was that Obelix later observes the complainer is now wearing the melon on his head, because ''chapeau melon'' is French for a DashinglyDapperDerby.[[/note]]
20th Jan '18 2:52:49 PM kquinn0830
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* Dav Pilkey of the ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' series [[http://i.imgur.com/PsE4sZn.png has stated]] that he loved ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'', especially how it gave Mr. Krupp slightly more depth as a character.

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* Dav Pilkey of the ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' series [[http://i.imgur.com/PsE4sZn.png has stated]] that one of the things he loved ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'', especially most about ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' was how it gave Mr. Krupp slightly more depth as a character.character, something he wished he'd done.
10th Dec '17 8:20:44 PM johnnye
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* Creator/NeilGaiman prefers his {{novelization}} of ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}''. Although he wrote the TV show, The BBC wouldn't let him make all the decisions he wanted to, prompting him to write the novel.
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