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22nd Apr '17 7:49:30 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** The literature adaptations are bad for this. ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'' is all about Michael Caine's Scrooge, although Kermit and Gonzo get major roles as Bob Cratchit and Dickens. In ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'', the main focus is on Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver, played by Creator/TimCurry. Originally [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the "Jim Hawkins" part was going to be played by Rizzo and Gonzo]] (being named Jim and Hawkins as two characters), before it was decided to make it into a ComingOfAgeStory with an actual human kid as Jim. And in ''Film/TheMuppetsWizardOfOz'' Ashanti's amount of focus makes The Muppets themselves feel like an afterthought. In this case all three are based on stories where the main characters were humans, and the trope is just a side-effect of staying faithful to the story.

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** The literature adaptations are bad for this. ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'' is all about Michael Caine's Scrooge, although Kermit and Gonzo get major roles as Bob Cratchit and Dickens.Charles Dickens respectively. In ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'', the main focus is on Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver, played by Creator/TimCurry. Originally [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the "Jim Hawkins" part was going to be played by Rizzo and Gonzo]] (being named Jim and Hawkins as two characters), before it was decided to make it into a ComingOfAgeStory with an actual human kid as Jim. And in ''Film/TheMuppetsWizardOfOz'' Ashanti's amount of focus makes The Muppets themselves feel like an afterthought. In this case all three are based on stories where the main characters were humans, and the trope is just a side-effect of staying faithful to the story.
15th Apr '17 1:11:06 PM gophergiggles
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* Similarily, ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' puts nearly all it's focus on the human cast and their battle with the [=MUTOs=], leaving the titular King of the Monsters with roughly 8 minutes of screentime. Those 8 minutes will [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome blow you clear across the room]] and the rest of the movie itself ''is'' very well done and entertaining, but was a major letdown to a large portion of fans who [[JustHereForGodzilla were really hoping for it to be about Godzilla]].



** This was one of the earlier ideas bussed around for the 2017 feature film. Take the ''Smurfs'' movie, do a find-and-replace on all names and key terms from that franchise, and you have basically what Creator/{{Sony}} wanted to make. Fortunately, it appears someone realized this idea would not go over well at all with the show's notoriously vocal fanbase, and this concept was nipped in the bud.

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** This was one of the earlier ideas bussed around for the 2017 feature film. Take the ''Smurfs'' movie, do a find-and-replace on all names and key terms from that franchise, and you have basically what Creator/{{Sony}} wanted to make. [[https://derpibooru.org/1394132 No, really]]. Fortunately, it appears someone either realized this idea would not go over well at all with the show's notoriously vocal fanbase, or they themselves had the misfortune of having to sit through the ''Smurfs'' movie, and this concept was nipped in the bud.
9th Mar '17 12:55:53 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* The ''VideoGame/NekoAtsume'' games focus entirely on the cat, with the only human being the implied human player. The ''Film/NekoAtsume'' is set to be about an alienated Millennial office worker who finds peace and romance through serving the cats that visit his garden.

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* The ''VideoGame/NekoAtsume'' games game focus entirely on the cat, cats, with the only human being the implied human player. The ''Film/NekoAtsume'' live-action film based on the game is set to be about an alienated Millennial office worker who finds peace and romance through serving the cats that visit his garden.
30th Jan '17 8:19:28 AM cdrood
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** This is actually true to the comic, especially in the early days. Since the 80's Asgard has gotten more focus, but there still tend to be switches between earth based arcs and Asgard based ones. However, the Earth based supporting cast tends to get changed a lot DependingOnTheWriter.
23rd Jan '17 6:49:31 AM pinkdalek
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23rd Jan '17 6:49:29 AM pinkdalek
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* The ''VideoGame/NekoAtsume'' games focus entirely on the cat, with the only human being the implied human player. The ''Film/NekoAtsume'' is set to be about an alienated Millennial office worker who finds peace and romance through serving the cats that visit his garden.
29th Nov '16 10:16:48 AM comicwriter
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* Bruce Banner usually gets the majority of the screentime in all the live-action adaptations of ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'', including the classic [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk 70's TV show]] and his feature film appearances[[note]]''Film/{{Hulk}}'', ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''[[/note]]. Beyond narrative reasons like trying to give the audience a character to get invested in, the practical reasons are very similar to the ones mentioned in the ''Transformers'' films. It'd be expensive to have a CGI monster onscreen for the entire movie, so having Banner breaks things up and prevents the budget from skyrocketing.
24th Nov '16 9:27:24 PM DustSnitch
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Related to AdaptationDecay, MostWritersAreHuman, DevelopingDoomedCharacters, RomanticPlotTumour, JustHereForGodzilla, SpotlightStealingSquad, DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut

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Related to AdaptationDecay, MostWritersAreHuman, DevelopingDoomedCharacters, RomanticPlotTumour, JustHereForGodzilla, SpotlightStealingSquad, DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut
AdaptedOut.
23rd Nov '16 5:57:21 PM theLibrarian
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* ''Film/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014}}'' still centers around the turtles but there's a heavy emphasis on April.

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* ''Film/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014}}'' still centers around the turtles but there's a heavy emphasis on April. Apparently its sequel is better about this.
17th Nov '16 3:10:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* A fully animated example is the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'', whose title characters take a backseat to a little orphan girl, in a plot that seems like they were trying to remake ''Disney/TheRescuers'' as a musical with Tom and Jerry thrown in as an afterthought. Averted with the DirectToVideo ''Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz'' where they and other MGM animated characters are OffToSeeTheWizard.
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* A fully animated example is the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'', whose title characters take a backseat to a little orphan girl, in a plot that seems like they were trying to remake ''Disney/TheRescuers'' as a musical with Tom and Jerry thrown in as an afterthought. Averted with the DirectToVideo ''Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz'' where they and other MGM animated characters are OffToSeeTheWizard.
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