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1st Aug '17 8:46:12 PM SailorPtah
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** Another race incident happened after one of the a-racial human characters ''[[MushroomSamba hallucinated]]'' being explicitly Caucasian, to the alarm of another character. This was initially done deliberately by the writer [[LampshadeHanging to poke fun at the issue]], only for the event to [[FanDumb draw a bunch of controversy]], forcing him to rewrite the line as "[[{{Pun}} peachy]]" and losing the impact.

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** Another race incident happened after one of the a-racial a-racial, DeliberatelyMonochrome human characters ''[[MushroomSamba hallucinated]]'' being explicitly Caucasian, to the alarm of another character. got a "ridiculous game powerup" that involved a wacky palette, including peach-toned skin...and described it as feeling "Caucasian." This was initially done deliberately by the writer [[LampshadeHanging to poke fun at the issue]], only but some readers took it as an excuse for the event to [[FanDumb draw a bunch of controversy]], forcing harassment, leading him to rewrite the line as "[[{{Pun}} peachy]]" peachy]]".
-->'''Andrew Hussie:''' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20130114104615/http://mspandrew.tumblr.com/post/40461873904/more-so-i-just-dialed-down-the-joke-on-page ...what motivates me more to revise it is noticing more than a few unsavory individuals using it as justification to harass [=POCs=] or anyone who, reasonably, wanted to voice their concerns.]] On reflection Iíd rather not have my decisions serve as fodder for the arguments of such people. They donít speak for me. As a humorist,
and losing the impact.someone who writes a provocative and unpredictable story, there are many types of unpleasant responses to my stuff I can easily accept. But some types...maybe not so much.
21st Jul '17 10:34:15 AM Sharlee
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* In-Verse example: In Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''Ghost From The Grand Banks'', one of the main characters made his fortune performing Orwellian Retcons on old classic movies, digitally erasing the EverybodySmokes trope by replacing such films' omnipresent cigarettes and pipes with lollipops, chewed pencils, etc.
20th Jul '17 11:12:58 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Prime source of AdaptationDisplacement for more [[FleetingDemographicRule recent fans]]. May lead to a LimitedSpecialDirectorsUltimateEdition. Possibly may lead to a BrokenBase. See also CreatorBacklash, especially if the original version is taken off the shelves.

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Prime source of AdaptationDisplacement for more [[FleetingDemographicRule recent fans]]. May lead to a LimitedSpecialDirectorsUltimateEdition.LimitedSpecialDirectorsUltimateEdition and/or GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion. Possibly may lead to a BrokenBase. See also CreatorBacklash, especially if the original version is taken off the shelves.



** ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
** One song from the stage version, "Morning Report", was added to certain home editions and to the 2002 IMAX release, but wasn't included in the 3D re-release from 2011.
*** In one scene in the original [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS]] and UsefulNotes/LaserDisc releases, a dust cloud kicked up by Simba seems to form the word "SEX." Although the animators claimed that it actually said "SFX" (special effects), the scene still got edited in later editions.

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** ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
** One song from the stage version, "Morning Report", was added to certain home editions and to the 2002 IMAX release, but wasn't included in the 3D re-release from 2011.
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In one scene in the original [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS]] and UsefulNotes/LaserDisc releases, releases of ''Disney/TheLionKing'', a dust cloud kicked up by Simba seems to form the word "SEX." Although the animators claimed that it actually said "SFX" (special effects), the scene still got edited in later editions.



*** The opening song describes [[ArabianNightsDays Agrabah]] as a "barbaric" locale "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face." After some viewers became upset about the UnfortunateImplications of that line, it was changed in later editions to, "Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense."[[note]]Though this was evidently not changed in some foreign dubs of the movie. For instance, the Norwegian dub for this (and the next line, "It's barbaraic, but hey! it's home") is "Om barbarene misliker fjeset ditt kan de barbere bort øra - med kniv!" (lit. "Should the barbarians not like your face, they might shave off your ears - with a knife!")[[/note]]

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*** The opening song describes [[ArabianNightsDays Agrabah]] as a "barbaric" locale "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face." After some viewers became upset about the UnfortunateImplications of that line, it was changed in later editions to, "Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense."[[note]]Though this was evidently not changed in some foreign dubs of the movie. For instance, the Norwegian dub for this (and the next line, "It's barbaraic, barbaric, but hey! hey, it's home") is "Om barbarene misliker fjeset ditt kan de barbere bort øra - med kniv!" (lit. "Should the barbarians not like your face, they might shave off your ears - with a knife!")[[/note]]
8th Jul '17 7:50:19 PM billybobfred
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* In the original cut of the 1933 Disney short, ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'', TheBigBadWolf attempts to trick the pigs into letting him into the brick house by disguising himself as a stereotypical immigrant Jewish peddler, complete with skullcap, beard and exaggeratedly big nose. In 1948, the studio reanimated the scene so that the wolf was now disguised as a Fuller brush salesman. However, he still had a Yiddish accent. In subsequent prints, especially for TV, the audio was overdubbed to give him a generic "dumb guy" voice.

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* In the original cut of the 1933 Disney short, ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'', TheBigBadWolf attempts to trick the pigs into letting him into the brick house by disguising himself as a stereotypical immigrant Jewish peddler, complete with skullcap, beard and exaggeratedly big nose. In 1948, the studio reanimated the scene so that the wolf was now disguised as a Fuller brush salesman. However, he still had a Yiddish accent. In subsequent prints, especially for TV, the audio was overdubbed to give him a [[SimpletonVoice generic "dumb guy" voice.voice]].
27th Jun '17 8:12:13 PM GamerFromJump2
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26th Jun '17 9:13:25 AM nightkiller
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* Creator/AgathaChristie's book ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' was originally called ''Ten Little Niggers''. Then it was ''Ten Little Indians'' before that term for Native Americans fell out of politically correct language, resulting in its current title. In the novel, the rhyme was changed from ''Ten Little Niggers'' to ''Ten Little Indians'' to ''Ten Little Soldier Boys'', and the name of the island from ''Nigger Island'' to ''Indian Island'' then to ''Soldier Island''.

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* Creator/AgathaChristie's book ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' was originally called ''Ten Little Niggers''.Niggers'' in the UK. Then it was ''Ten Little Indians'' before that term for Native Americans fell out of politically correct language, resulting in its current title. In the novel, the rhyme was changed from ''Ten Little Niggers'' to ''Ten Little Indians'' to ''Ten Little Soldier Boys'', and the name of the island from ''Nigger Island'' to ''Indian Island'' then to ''Soldier Island''. The U.S. edition has always used the title "And Then There Were None".
15th Jun '17 5:40:37 PM RoseAndHeather
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* In one of the more famous examples in literature -- at least among Trekkers -- Della von Hise's ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' novel ''Killing Time'' was released and then almost immediately recalled when it was discovered that the author was a former K/S SlashFic writer, and that this comes through blatantly in the original text of the novel. The next edition had the worst of the subtext edited out, but original copies can still be found on eBay and in used bookstores, and many K/S fans actively hunt them out.

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* In one of the more famous examples in literature -- literature, at least among Trekkers -- Trekkers, Della von van Hise's ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' novel ''Killing Time'' was released and then almost immediately recalled when it was discovered that the author was a former K/S SlashFic writer, and that this comes through blatantly in the original text of the novel.novel[[note]]no, the originally published manuscript wasn't ''explicitly'' K/S, but the subtext was considerably heavier[[/note]]. The next edition had the worst of the subtext edited out, but original copies can still be found on eBay and in used bookstores, and many K/S fans actively hunt them out.
13th Jun '17 8:04:15 AM comicwriter
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* In the anime adaptation of ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', Yuri Sakazaki was originally voiced by a young, [[RetroactiveRecognition pre-fame]] Music/AyumiHamasaki, who also appeared in a series of live-action promos for ''Art of Fighting 2'' in Japan. When the anime was re-released on DVD in Japan, all of Ayumi's dialogue were dubbed over by Kaori Horie, Yuri's actual voice actress in the games, since Hamasaki (who had become a huge JPop star in the intervening years) wanted a great share of the royalties for the use of her voice.

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* In the anime adaptation of ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', Yuri Sakazaki was originally voiced by a young, [[RetroactiveRecognition pre-fame]] not-yet-famous]] Music/AyumiHamasaki, who also appeared in a series of live-action promos for ''Art of Fighting 2'' in Japan. When the anime was re-released on DVD in Japan, all of Ayumi's dialogue were dubbed over by Kaori Horie, Yuri's actual voice actress in the games, since Hamasaki (who had become a huge JPop star in the intervening years) wanted a great share of the royalties for the use of her voice.
13th Jun '17 8:03:42 AM comicwriter
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* In the anime adaptation of ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', Yuri Sakazaki was originally voiced by Japanese pop singer Music/AyumiHamasaki, who also appeared in a series of live-action promos for ''Art of Fighting 2'' in Japan. When the anime was re-released on DVD in Japan, all of Ayumi's dialogue were dubbed over by Kaori Horie, Yuri's actual voice actress in the games, since Hamasaki (who had since become a big star) wanted a great share of the royalties for the use of her voice.

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* In the anime adaptation of ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', Yuri Sakazaki was originally voiced by Japanese pop singer a young, [[RetroactiveRecognition pre-fame]] Music/AyumiHamasaki, who also appeared in a series of live-action promos for ''Art of Fighting 2'' in Japan. When the anime was re-released on DVD in Japan, all of Ayumi's dialogue were dubbed over by Kaori Horie, Yuri's actual voice actress in the games, since Hamasaki (who had since become a big star) huge JPop star in the intervening years) wanted a great share of the royalties for the use of her voice.
13th Jun '17 8:01:36 AM comicwriter
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* In the anime adaptation of ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', Yuri Sakazaki was originally voiced by Japanese pop singer Music/AyumiHamasaki, who also appeared in a series of live-action promos for ''Art of Fighting 2'' in Japan. When the anime was re-released on DVD in Japan, all of Ayumi's dialogue were dubbed over by Kaori Horie, Yuri's actual voice actress in the games, since Hamasaki wanted a great share of the royalties for the use of her voice.

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* In the anime adaptation of ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', Yuri Sakazaki was originally voiced by Japanese pop singer Music/AyumiHamasaki, who also appeared in a series of live-action promos for ''Art of Fighting 2'' in Japan. When the anime was re-released on DVD in Japan, all of Ayumi's dialogue were dubbed over by Kaori Horie, Yuri's actual voice actress in the games, since Hamasaki (who had since become a big star) wanted a great share of the royalties for the use of her voice.
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