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16th Jul '16 1:48:00 PM DaibhidC
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** Episodes 13, 5, and 7 have two versions: the original, in which Kenji Ushio plays Hedder, and the other in which he has been replaced by Masashi Ishibashi.
* Even the fans have complained about ''Series/{{Glee}}'' changing facts to fit the episode.

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** Episodes 13, 5, and 7 have two versions: the original, in which Kenji Ushio plays Hedder, and the other in which he has been replaced by Masashi Ishibashi.
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Even the fans have complained about ''Series/{{Glee}}'' changing facts to fit the episode.
11th Jul '16 10:37:56 AM MobRules
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* The original PiratesOfTheCaribbean ride at Ride/DisneyThemeParks was refurbished to include characters from the film adaptations, and even rerecorded dialogue for several of the ride's original characters referencing Jack Sparrow. [[BrokenBase Fan reaction was mixed]].

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* The original PiratesOfTheCaribbean ride at Ride/DisneyThemeParks was refurbished to include characters from the film adaptations, and even rerecorded dialogue for several of the ride's original characters referencing Jack Sparrow. [[BrokenBase Fan reaction was mixed]]. Many years prior to the movie, the ride was altered to give all the women being chased by the pirates plates full of food -- to tone down the implications of the scene by attempting to provide a G-rated motive for the pursuit (they're just trying to steal the food! And the women are trying to prevent them from stealing the food! that's all.)
28th Jun '16 7:05:00 PM jormis29
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* The Creator/ESPN ''30 for 30'' documentary ''Believeland'', which focused on the city of Cleveland's 50 plus year sports championship drought, was updated in 2016 to include the Cleveland Cavaliers ending the streak with their first NBA Championship.

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* The Creator/ESPN Creator/{{ESPN}} ''30 for 30'' documentary ''Believeland'', which focused on the city of Cleveland's 50 plus year sports championship drought, was updated in 2016 to include the Cleveland Cavaliers ending the streak with their first NBA Championship.
28th Jun '16 6:04:15 PM kquinn0830
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* The Creator/ESPN ''30 for 30'' documentary ''Believeland'', which focused on the city of Cleveland's 50 plus year sports championship drought, was updated in 2016 to include the Cleveland Cavaliers ending the streak with their first NBA Championship.
28th Jun '16 4:52:51 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Film]]
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' Special Editions included, along with updated special effects, various edits to connect it to the prequel trilogy. Then there was [[TheDogShotFirst Greedo firing at Han Solo]], which may have been done to maintain the film's PG rating. Later reissues further changed it to them [[TakeAThirdOption both going for their weapons at the same time]], [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases full article about the changes]].
* Director Creator/MichaelMann suppressed copies of the original theatrical cut of ''Film/LastOfTheMohicans'' after some fans expressed displeasure at removal of scenes and music from the [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition director's cut]] which Mann decided he didn't like ten years later. Various character-driven scenes were excised and action scenes added; complicating things, choice bits of dialogue were edited in, but the overall length of the film didn't change due to the volume of cuts. Altered sound design consisted of recycled bits of soundtrack, with the volume turned down. To this day, the theatrical cut is [[NoExportForYou only available in Europe]].
* The original showings of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' had dialogue describing the VGER cloud as being "Over 82 A.U.s in diameter." Subsequent prints and the DVD release edited the dialogue slightly so now it is described as being "Over 2 A.U.s in diameter," which better fits with the established canon for how fast the Enterprise travels under impulse power over the timeframe of the movie. (Earlier video releases, such as the widescreen UsefulNotes/LaserDisc of the theatrical cut and the 4:3 extended TV cut, do retain the 82.)
* The phone number in ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' was not originally an example of the FiveFiveFive trope; Creator/{{Universal}} digitally altered all releases after the original theatrical print because the original number turned out to actually belong to people in various area codes. Even more confusingly, although the English audio track was overdubbed to match the new number, the French dub on the UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} ''wasn't'', no doubt leaving many Francophones confused as to why the number on screen didn't match the one read out by Bruce.
* The extended edition film of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Return of the King'' changed the time of day for Pippin finding Merry on Pelennor Fields from the theatre version to the DVD version, showing that Pippin had been searching for Merry for several hours rather than the few minutes implied by the theatrical version. Note that both editions have always been available on DVD.
** The commentary track reveals that the time of day in this scene depended on whether the Houses of Healing scene was included or not, since Merry doesn't appear in it.[[note]]In the book he is in that scene, though.[[/note]] And indeed, it was cut from the theatrical version but restored in the extended edition.

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[[folder:Film]]
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' Special Editions included, along with updated special effects, various edits to connect it to the prequel trilogy. Then there was [[TheDogShotFirst Greedo firing at Han Solo]], which may have been done to maintain the film's PG rating. Later reissues further changed it to them [[TakeAThirdOption both going for their weapons at the same time]], [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases full article about the changes]].
* Director Creator/MichaelMann suppressed copies of the original theatrical cut of ''Film/LastOfTheMohicans'' after some fans expressed displeasure at removal of scenes and music from the [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition director's cut]] which Mann decided he didn't like ten years later. Various character-driven scenes were excised and action scenes added; complicating things, choice bits of dialogue were edited in, but the overall length of the film didn't change due to the volume of cuts. Altered sound design consisted of recycled bits of soundtrack, with the volume turned down. To this day, the theatrical cut is [[NoExportForYou only available in Europe]].
* The original showings of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' had dialogue describing the VGER cloud as being "Over 82 A.U.s in diameter." Subsequent prints and the DVD release edited the dialogue slightly so now it is described as being "Over 2 A.U.s in diameter," which better fits with the established canon for how fast the Enterprise travels under impulse power over the timeframe of the movie. (Earlier video releases, such as the widescreen UsefulNotes/LaserDisc of the theatrical cut and the 4:3 extended TV cut, do retain the 82.)
* The phone number in ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' was not originally an example of the FiveFiveFive trope; Creator/{{Universal}} digitally altered all releases after the original theatrical print because the original number turned out to actually belong to people in various area codes. Even more confusingly, although the English audio track was overdubbed to match the new number, the French dub on the UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} ''wasn't'', no doubt leaving many Francophones confused as to why the number on screen didn't match the one read out by Bruce.
* The extended edition film of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Return of the King'' changed the time of day for Pippin finding Merry on Pelennor Fields from the theatre version to the DVD version, showing that Pippin had been searching for Merry for several hours rather than the few minutes implied by the theatrical version. Note that both editions have always been available on DVD.
** The commentary track reveals that the time of day in this scene depended on whether the Houses of Healing scene was included or not, since Merry doesn't appear in it.[[note]]In the book he is in that scene, though.[[/note]] And indeed, it was cut from the theatrical version but restored in the extended edition.
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* In the original release of ''Film/{{Traffic}}'', the drug czar's daughter, a teenage drug addict, attends Cincinnati Country Day School, a private prep school in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Amid [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1112349.stm protests from school administrators who objected to the association of the school with drug use]], the reference to the school was scrubbed from the DVD release and TV broadcasts.
* Original releases of ''Film/TheCrush'' have the teenage StalkerWithACrush named Darien, after a real woman the writer knew. When the real woman sued him and won, subsequent releases dubbed in the name Adrienne, with varying degrees of success.
* The theatrical release of ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania2'' contained a joke spoken by Kakie the Cake Monster, "the scariest monster of all is diabetes!" However, parents and groups reacted quite negatively about the line's implications, so Sony Pictures quietly replaced the line with laughter by Kakie for all future releases of the film.


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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' Special Editions included, along with updated special effects, various edits to connect it to the prequel trilogy. Then there was [[TheDogShotFirst Greedo firing at Han Solo]], which may have been done to maintain the film's PG rating. Later reissues further changed it to them [[TakeAThirdOption both going for their weapons at the same time]], [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases full article about the changes]].
* Director Creator/MichaelMann suppressed copies of the original theatrical cut of ''Film/LastOfTheMohicans'' after some fans expressed displeasure at removal of scenes and music from the [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition director's cut]] which Mann decided he didn't like ten years later. Various character-driven scenes were excised and action scenes added; complicating things, choice bits of dialogue were edited in, but the overall length of the film didn't change due to the volume of cuts. Altered sound design consisted of recycled bits of soundtrack, with the volume turned down. To this day, the theatrical cut is [[NoExportForYou only available in Europe]].
* The original showings of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' had dialogue describing the VGER cloud as being "Over 82 A.U.s in diameter." Subsequent prints and the DVD release edited the dialogue slightly so now it is described as being "Over 2 A.U.s in diameter," which better fits with the established canon for how fast the Enterprise travels under impulse power over the timeframe of the movie. (Earlier video releases, such as the widescreen UsefulNotes/LaserDisc of the theatrical cut and the 4:3 extended TV cut, do retain the 82.)
* The phone number in ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' was not originally an example of the FiveFiveFive trope; Creator/{{Universal}} digitally altered all releases after the original theatrical print because the original number turned out to actually belong to people in various area codes. Even more confusingly, although the English audio track was overdubbed to match the new number, the French dub on the UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} ''wasn't'', no doubt leaving many Francophones confused as to why the number on screen didn't match the one read out by Bruce.
* The extended edition film of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Return of the King'' changed the time of day for Pippin finding Merry on Pelennor Fields from the theatre version to the DVD version, showing that Pippin had been searching for Merry for several hours rather than the few minutes implied by the theatrical version. Note that both editions have always been available on DVD.
** The commentary track reveals that the time of day in this scene depended on whether the Houses of Healing scene was included or not, since Merry doesn't appear in it.[[note]]In the book he is in that scene, though.[[/note]] And indeed, it was cut from the theatrical version but restored in the extended edition.
* In the original release of ''Film/{{Traffic}}'', the drug czar's daughter, a teenage drug addict, attends Cincinnati Country Day School, a private prep school in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Amid [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1112349.stm protests from school administrators who objected to the association of the school with drug use]], the reference to the school was scrubbed from the DVD release and TV broadcasts.
* Original releases of ''Film/TheCrush'' have the teenage StalkerWithACrush named Darien, after a real woman the writer knew. When the real woman sued him and won, subsequent releases dubbed in the name Adrienne, with varying degrees of success.
* The theatrical release of ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania2'' contained a joke spoken by Kakie the Cake Monster, "the scariest monster of all is diabetes!" However, parents and groups reacted quite negatively about the line's implications, so Sony Pictures quietly replaced the line with laughter by Kakie for all future releases of the film.
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28th Jun '16 3:45:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/ArthurCClarke rewrote the first chapter of ''ChildhoodsEnd'' to avoid TheGreatPoliticsMessup. However, he does also include the original first chapter in some editions.

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* Creator/ArthurCClarke rewrote the first chapter of ''ChildhoodsEnd'' ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd'' to avoid TheGreatPoliticsMessup. However, he does also include the original first chapter in some editions.
24th Jun '16 8:45:00 PM nombretomado
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* A minor one in Creator/VizMedia's English edition of the ''OnePiece'' manga involves a particular character being called "Zoro" in early printings of the first few volumes, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS later being changed to "Zolo"]] to match FourKidsEntertainment's dub of the TV series. However, Zolo stuck for Viz even when Creator/FUNimation later changed his name back to Zoro in their own dub.

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* A minor one in Creator/VizMedia's English edition of the ''OnePiece'' manga involves a particular character being called "Zoro" in early printings of the first few volumes, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS later being changed to "Zolo"]] to match FourKidsEntertainment's Creator/FourKidsEntertainment's dub of the TV series. However, Zolo stuck for Viz even when Creator/FUNimation later changed his name back to Zoro in their own dub.
24th Jun '16 11:36:01 AM drbreakfast
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* The original version of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' uses the "new look" Batman costume with the yellow oval behind the bat insignia, which Batman was still wearing in the main comics in 1988. When ''The Killing Joke'' was digitally recolored in 2008, the yellow oval was removed from every single panel, leaving just the bat, because in 2008 Batman no longer had the oval. This change is baffling since no other attempts were made to modernize the story, which is still canonically set when Batman still had the oval.

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* The original version of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' uses the "new look" Batman costume with the yellow oval behind the bat insignia, which Batman was still wearing in the main comics in 1988. When ''The Killing Joke'' was digitally recolored in 2008, the yellow oval was removed [[http://comicsalliance.com/files/2010/09/batmanbolland.jpg removed]] from every single panel, leaving just the bat, because in 2008 Batman no longer had the oval. This change is baffling since no other attempts were made to modernize the story, which is still canonically set when Batman still had the oval.
24th Jun '16 11:34:40 AM drbreakfast
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* The original version of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' uses the "new look" Batman costume with the yellow oval behind the bat insignia, which Batman was still wearing in the main comics in 1988. When ''The Killing Joke'' was digitally recolored in 2008, the yellow oval was removed from every single panel, leaving just the bat, because in 2008 Batman no longer had the oval. This change is baffling since no other attempts were made to modernize the story, which is still canonically set when Batman still had the oval.
9th Jun '16 6:03:31 AM akaun6899
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* Creator/{{Nintendo}} and Creator/GameFreak received criticism over Jynx's design in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise over her similarity to the blackface stereotype. (This was not intentional--but what Jynx is ''really'' based on is controversial itself.) They resolved this issue by changing Jynx's face from black to purple, including for remakes of old games, as well as promptly replacing any images of Jynx with a black face with new artwork where her face is purple wherever possible and recoloring the episode of [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime]] that started up the whole debate. This proved futile with the English dub, though (See Anime & Manga section above).

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* Creator/{{Nintendo}} and Creator/GameFreak received criticism over Jynx's design in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise over her similarity to the blackface stereotype. (This was not intentional--but what Jynx is ''really'' based on is controversial itself.) They resolved this issue by changing Jynx's face from black to purple, including for remakes of old games, as well as promptly replacing any images of Jynx with a black face with new artwork where her face is purple wherever possible and recoloring the episode of [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime]] that started up the whole debate. This proved futile with the English dub, though (See (see Anime & Manga section above).
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