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12th Nov '17 3:23:44 PM WoodyAlien3rd
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* The first season of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', which aired in 2010, had a typical GainaxEnding plus SequelHook. Despite Creator/StudioGainax releasing promotional images for season 2, it was cancelled due to most of the show's staff (director Hiroyuki Imaishi) leaving to form Creator/StudioTrigger. Gainax has however teased in late 2016 that [[https://mobile.twitter.com/GAINAX_WEST/status/802074752122654720 they may have something new for the show in the works after all]].

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* The first season of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', which aired in 2010, had a typical GainaxEnding plus SequelHook. Despite Creator/StudioGainax releasing promotional images for season 2, it was cancelled due to most of the show's staff (director Hiroyuki Imaishi) leaving to form Creator/StudioTrigger. Gainax has however teased in late 2016 that [[https://mobile.twitter.com/GAINAX_WEST/status/802074752122654720 they may have something new for the show in the works after all]].all]]... Sadly, it turned out to be merely a [[http://psgcafe.com/ temporary themed café]] and a bunch of merchandising items.



* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' is certainly taking its sweet time. The quadrilogy of films was supposed to be completed in 2009; it's 2016 at the time of this writing and there's still not even the slightest hint on ''Evangelion 4.0''. Sure, there was the trailer at the end of 3.0, but given that the trailer for 3.0 at the end of the previous film ended up totally unrelated to the actual film's contents, it might as well not even exist. It's assumed that Hideki Anno was just busy directing ''Film/ShinGodzilla'', but that film has been released, and the fourth ''Rebuild'' movie is still stuck in hell. In July of 2016, Anno apologized and insisted he had gotten back to working on it, and the film series' aniimation director stated in November of that year that the film's production was in progress.

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* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' is certainly taking its sweet time. The quadrilogy of films was supposed to be completed in 2009; it's 2016 at the time of this writing and there's still not even the slightest hint on ''Evangelion 4.0''. Sure, there was the trailer at the end of 3.0, but given that the trailer for 3.0 at the end of the previous film ended up totally unrelated to the actual film's contents, it might as well not even exist. It's assumed that Hideki Hideaki Anno was just busy directing ''Film/ShinGodzilla'', but that film has been released, and the fourth ''Rebuild'' movie is still stuck in hell. In July of 2016, Anno apologized and insisted he had gotten back to working on it, and the film series' aniimation director stated in November of that year that the film's production was in progress.
6th Nov '17 4:58:59 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/{{Argo}}'', this is the supposed fate of the ''Argo'' film project, after the U.S. embassy personnel are rescued from Iran. ("It's in turnaround.")
* ''Film/TheLastOfSheila'': This is why Tom the screenwriter hates {{Jerkass}} movie producer Clinton Greene. Clinton bought the option to Tom's dream script some years ago, and refuses to make it, and also refuses to let go of the option.
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3rd Nov '17 6:15:52 AM sayaleviathan
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* Back in September 2016, there was an announcement on a basketball sports anime called ''Barangay 143'' which would be set in the Philippines and would be produced by Creator/TVAsahi and the Philippine-based studio Synergy 88. However, the official site and their Facebook page had not been updated since December 2016 and their Twitter page was gone. Despite that the release would be Spring 2017, there was no information on the cast and staff, including an animated trailer. It turns out that the supposed "anime" project became [[http://www.taragis.com/2017/08/barangay-143-street-league-app/ a mobile video game app instead]].

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* Back in September 2016, there was an announcement on a basketball sports anime called ''Barangay 143'' which would be set in the Philippines and would be produced by Creator/TVAsahi and the Philippine-based studio Synergy 88. However, the official site and their Facebook page had not been updated since December 2016 and their Twitter page Initially, it was gone. Despite that the release would be Spring 2017, there was no information on the cast and staff, including an animated trailer. It turns out that the supposed "anime" to be released on Spring 2017; however, the project became is delayed due to lack of manpower. A [[http://www.taragis.com/2017/08/barangay-143-street-league-app/ dageeks.com/games/synergy88-talks-about-barangay-143-game-and-upcoming-anime-during-esgs-2017/ a mobile video game app instead]]. app]] was released instead which is sort of a prologue to the upcoming anime. However, the anime has no definite release date as of this writing.
30th Oct '17 10:24:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* * ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magic_7 The Magic 7]]'', which apparently was a fantasy TV special with [[GreenAesop environmental messages]], begun production in 1990, was first announced for a release in 1997, but hasn't seen the light of day ever since. Two of the actors who had recorded lines (John Candy and Madeline Kahn) even died ever since the project started.

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* * ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magic_7 The Magic 7]]'', which apparently was a fantasy TV special with [[GreenAesop environmental messages]], begun production in 1990, was first announced for a release in 1997, but hasn't seen the light of day ever since. Two of the actors who had recorded lines (John Candy and Madeline Kahn) even died ever since the project started.
30th Oct '17 10:21:53 PM Pichu-kun
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** In the early 1990s Disney announced several films however none ended up being made: ''Theatre/SwanLake'', ''Literature/SinbadTheSailor'', ''[[Literature/TheOdyssey Homer's Odyssey]]'', ''Song Of The Sea'', and ''Silly Hillbillies On Mars''. The ''Swan Lake'' adaptation is the only one that has been discussed since. It was cancelled due to being too similar to ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
** ''Gigantic'' was announced as ''Giants'' in 2013 with a 2016 release date. Its release was delayed to 2018 in 2016, then to 2020 in mid 2017, then indefinitely later that same year Unsurprisingly, the plot changed dramatically from the initial announcement to the cancellation. Inma was changed from a side-character human to a protagonist GiantWoman, most of the characters were presumably scrapped, and the tone completely shifted. One of the troubles of the film being in development hell was that the girls meant to play Inma either kept on aging out of the roles or would out by the time voice acting began.

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** In the early 1990s Disney announced several films however none ended up being made: ''Theatre/SwanLake'', ''Literature/SinbadTheSailor'', ''[[Literature/TheOdyssey Homer's Odyssey]]'', ''Song Of The Sea'', and ''Silly Hillbillies On Mars''. The ''Swan Lake'' adaptation is the only one that has been discussed since. It was cancelled due to being too similar to ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. \n A Disney-esque film called ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' was later made by a competitor, killing off any future attempts at a ''Swan Lake'' adaptation.
** ''Gigantic'' was announced as ''Giants'' in 2013 with a 2016 release date. Its release was delayed to 2018 in 2016, then to 2020 in mid 2017, then indefinitely later that same year year. Unsurprisingly, the plot changed dramatically from the initial announcement to the cancellation. Inma was changed from a side-character human to a protagonist GiantWoman, [[GiantWoman Giant Girl]], most of the characters were presumably scrapped, and the tone completely shifted. One of the troubles of the film being in development hell was that the girls meant to play Inma either kept on aging out of the roles or would age out by the time voice acting began.



** Disney has announced plans for several films in the past, however they weren't specified as either live action or animated (though signs point towards the latter): adaptations of ''Literature/DonQuixote'', ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', ''Literature/SinbadTheSailor'', ''Literature/TheNightingale'', a film set in Africa called ''The Song of Sundiata'', a film about birds called ''The Last Songbird'', and a film about apes helping British soldiers during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII called ''Scruffy''.

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** Disney has announced plans for several films in the past, however they weren't specified as either live action or animated (though signs point towards the latter): adaptations an adaptation of ''Literature/DonQuixote'', ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', ''Literature/SinbadTheSailor'', an adaptation of ''Literature/TheNightingale'', a film set in Africa called ''The Song of Sundiata'', a film about birds called ''The Last Songbird'', and a film about apes helping British soldiers during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII called ''Scruffy''.
30th Oct '17 10:16:00 PM Pichu-kun
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** ''Disney/{{Gigantic|2020}}'' was announced as ''Giants'' in 2013 with a 2016 release date. Its release was delayed to 2018 in 2016, then to 2020 in mid 2017, then indefinitely later that same year Unsurprisingly, the plot changed dramatically from the initial announcement to the cancellation. Inma was changed from a side-character human to a protagonist GiantWoman, most of the characters were presumably scrapped, and the tone completely shifted. One of the troubles of the film being in development hell was that the girls meant to play Inma either kept on aging out of the roles or would out by the time voice acting began.

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** ''Disney/{{Gigantic|2020}}'' ''Gigantic'' was announced as ''Giants'' in 2013 with a 2016 release date. Its release was delayed to 2018 in 2016, then to 2020 in mid 2017, then indefinitely later that same year Unsurprisingly, the plot changed dramatically from the initial announcement to the cancellation. Inma was changed from a side-character human to a protagonist GiantWoman, most of the characters were presumably scrapped, and the tone completely shifted. One of the troubles of the film being in development hell was that the girls meant to play Inma either kept on aging out of the roles or would out by the time voice acting began.began.
** Disney has toyed around with a film featuring all their animated film characters for years, to no avail. One attempt was a film called ''The Search for Mickey Mouse'' where Mickey Mouse disappears and Basil of Baker Street must find him. It was cancelled because the writer's couldn't figure out how to make all the cameos into anything more than quick-paced fanservice.
** Disney almost adapted ''Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre''. The film would have featured traditionally animated characters upon CGI backgrounds.
** In the mid-2000s, a film called ''Fraidy Cat'' was shown off at events. It was ultimately canned because it was thought that children wouldn't get, or understand, the plot. It starred a cat in London and spoofed Creator/AlfredHitchcock films.
** A FracturedFairytale based off ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'' named ''Little Red's Wolf'' was in production during the late 1990s/early 2000s. It was shelved due to being too similar to the then-upcoming film ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''.
** Disney has announced plans for several films in the past, however they weren't specified as either live action or animated (though signs point towards the latter): adaptations of ''Literature/DonQuixote'', ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', ''Literature/SinbadTheSailor'', ''Literature/TheNightingale'', a film set in Africa called ''The Song of Sundiata'', a film about birds called ''The Last Songbird'', and a film about apes helping British soldiers during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII called ''Scruffy''.
** A film alternatively titled ''My Peoples'', ''Angel and Her No Good Sister'', and ''A Few Good Ghosts'' was in development in the 2000s. It would have been set to a bluegrass score and featured the voices of Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin. The plot would have been about a family of ghosts possessing various wooden figures, and it would have employed MediumBlending: the physical characters would be traditionally-animated while the wooden figures would have been in CGI. Unfortunately, Disney's decision to abandon traditional animation causes the project to be cancelled in November 2003, shortly before the Florida studio that was making the film closed in January 2004.
30th Oct '17 2:55:14 AM jormis29
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** It seemed to pick up a bit after the CGI WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars started doing well, but has been put on hold because they couldn't figure out how to do Star Wars on a TV show budget. The title has been announced to be ''Star Wars: Underworld''.

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** It seemed to pick up a bit after the CGI WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars started doing well, but has been put on hold because they couldn't figure out how to do Star Wars on a TV show budget. The title has been announced to be ''Star Wars: Underworld''.''Series/StarWarsUnderworld''.
29th Oct '17 2:42:11 AM Vukdrazic
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* The second season of the ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats|2011}}'' remake had not been renewed and remained on indefinite hiatus. It was eventually canceled, ending the series on a cliffhanger, finishing only half of its planned run.

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* The second season of the ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats|2011}}'' remake remake, that was going to last 39 episodes, had not been renewed and remained on indefinite hiatus. It was eventually canceled, ending the series on a cliffhanger, finishing only half of its planned run.
27th Oct '17 11:24:25 AM Twentington
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* In the UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} suburb of Bloomfield Hills, construction began on an outdoor mall called Bloomfield Park, but was halted in 2008 due to the recession. The half-finished buildings sat vacant until spring 2017, when demolition began on all but a parking deck. The property was also renamed Village at Bloomfield, and new stores were announced for it.
24th Oct '17 11:17:46 PM Pichu-kun
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** ''Disney/Gigantic2020'' was announced as ''Giants'' in 2013 with a 2016 release date. Its release was delayed to 2018 in 2016, then to 2020 in 2017, then indefinitely that same year. That means ''Gigantic'' has one of the biggest announcement-to-release gaps of any 2000s-2010s Disney film (''Tangled'' also had a lengthy developmental period). Unsurprisingly, the plot changed dramatically from the initial announcement. Inma was made from a side-character human to a protagonist GiantWoman, most of the characters were presumably scrapped, and the tone completely shifted.

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** ''Disney/Gigantic2020'' ''Disney/{{Gigantic|2020}}'' was announced as ''Giants'' in 2013 with a 2016 release date. Its release was delayed to 2018 in 2016, then to 2020 in mid 2017, then indefinitely later that same year. That means ''Gigantic'' has one of the biggest announcement-to-release gaps of any 2000s-2010s Disney film (''Tangled'' also had a lengthy developmental period). year Unsurprisingly, the plot changed dramatically from the initial announcement. announcement to the cancellation. Inma was made changed from a side-character human to a protagonist GiantWoman, most of the characters were presumably scrapped, and the tone completely shifted.shifted. One of the troubles of the film being in development hell was that the girls meant to play Inma either kept on aging out of the roles or would out by the time voice acting began.
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