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25th May '18 6:23:11 PM BreadBull
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* A sillier example of this involves Literature/TheBerenstainBears. Rather large numbers of people distinctly remember seeing this name spelt as Berenstein as children and a fair number of people even remember seeing it as adults. [[https://www.vice.com/en_us/read/the-berensteain-bears-conspiracy-theory-that-has-convinced-the-internet-there-are-parallel-universes?utm_source=vicefbus This is obviously proof of time travel or parallel universes or some other phenomenon]].
21st May '18 4:00:59 PM comicwriter
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* In the original airing of the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Apokolips...Now! (Part 2)," Creator/StanLee, Comicbook/SpiderMan, the Comicbook/FantasticFour and Comicbook/NickFury could all be seen at Dan Turpin's funeral, with the cameos meant as an homage to the deceased Creator/JackKirby. For legal reasons, the cameos were all removed from the DVD release and subsequent airings.

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* In the original airing of the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Apokolips...Now! (Part 2)," Creator/StanLee, Comicbook/SpiderMan, the Comicbook/FantasticFour and Comicbook/NickFury could all be seen at Dan Turpin's funeral, with the cameos meant as an homage to the deceased Creator/JackKirby. For legal reasons, the cameos were all removed from for the DVD release and subsequent airings.
21st May '18 4:00:45 PM comicwriter
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* When Marvel began reprinting old horror and sci-fi tales in the 70's, they sometimes altered details to make the stories better fit the then-current Franchise/MarvelUniverse continuity. For instance, a reprint of a 60's ''Strange Tales'' story had a generic scientist {{Retcon}}ned into being [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]], while a reprint of a 50's ''Menace'' issue had a nondescript foreign spy changed to an agent of Comicbook/{{Hydra}}.

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* When Marvel began reprinting old horror and sci-fi tales in the 70's, 70s, they sometimes altered details to make the stories better fit the then-current Franchise/MarvelUniverse continuity. For instance, a reprint of a 60's 60s ''Strange Tales'' story had a generic scientist {{Retcon}}ned into being a young [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]], while a reprint of a 50's 50s ''Menace'' issue had a nondescript foreign spy changed to an agent of Comicbook/{{Hydra}}.



** Another miscommunication lead to [[spoiler:Ra's al Ghul]] being revealed as the mystery villain in ''All-Star Batman''. Collected editions edited it out.

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** Another miscommunication lead led to [[spoiler:Ra's al Ghul]] being revealed as the mystery villain in ''All-Star Batman''. Collected editions edited it out.
21st May '18 3:47:16 PM comicwriter
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* In the original airing of the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Apokolips...Now! (Part 2)," Creator/StanLee, Comicbook/SpiderMan, the Comicbook/FantasticFour and Comicbook/NickFury could all be seen at Dan Turpin's funeral, with the cameos meant as an homage to the deceased Creator/JackKirby. For legal reasons, the cameos were all removed from the DVD release and subsequent airings.
5th May '18 6:14:55 PM nombretomado
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* The Japanese home video release of the 1986 ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' theatrical movie changed the ending of the final battle so that Kenshiro's final battle with Raoh ends in a stalemate rather than losing like in the original theatrical version. Even though the theatrical ending was used for all the international releases, it didn't get to be featured in any of the Japanese home video releases until the DVD release in 2008 and even then it was only available as a bonus feature in first-print editions of the DVD.

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* The Japanese home video release of the 1986 ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' ''Anime/FistOfTheNorthStar'' theatrical movie changed the ending of the final battle so that Kenshiro's final battle with Raoh ends in a stalemate rather than losing like in the original theatrical version. Even though the theatrical ending was used for all the international releases, it didn't get to be featured in any of the Japanese home video releases until the DVD release in 2008 and even then it was only available as a bonus feature in first-print editions of the DVD.
29th Apr '18 11:18:15 PM jormis29
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* R. A. Salvatore changed some details of Drizzt's backstory in later drafts of ''Literature/TheIcewindDaleTrilogy'' so as to better fit his expanded conception of the character's origins in ''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy''. Specifically, the line "Two hundred years of living many miles below ground had not been erased by five years on the sunlit surface. To this day, sunlight drained and dizzied him." The prequel trilogy's timeline established that Drizzt was only in his mid-forties or so.

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* R. A. Salvatore Creator/RASalvatore changed some details of Drizzt's backstory in later drafts of ''Literature/TheIcewindDaleTrilogy'' so as to better fit his expanded conception of the character's origins in ''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy''. Specifically, the line "Two hundred years of living many miles below ground had not been erased by five years on the sunlit surface. To this day, sunlight drained and dizzied him." The prequel trilogy's timeline established that Drizzt was only in his mid-forties or so.
28th Apr '18 12:20:05 PM nombretomado
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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]].

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* In the original cut of the 1933 Disney short, ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'', ''WesternAnimation/TheThreeLittlePigs'', 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]].
13th Apr '18 7:58:17 PM crazysamaritan
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* Creator/ArthurCClarke rewrote the first chapter of ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd'' to avoid TheGreatPoliticsMessup. However, he does also include the original first chapter in some editions.

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* Creator/ArthurCClarke Creator/ArthurCClarke:
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rewrote the first chapter of ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd'' to avoid TheGreatPoliticsMessup. However, he does also include the original first chapter in some editions.editions.
** In-Verse example: In ''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.



* 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.


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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/TalesOfTheBlackWidowers'' contains an introduction where he admits that he's rewritten several of the stories compared to their original printing, mostly due to the way the stories sound redundant when describing characters the same way in short succession.
26th Mar '18 10:21:49 AM philfredobob
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove a reference to Dan [=DeCarlo=].

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall fourth-wall breaking line to remove a reference to Dan [=DeCarlo=].
16th Mar '18 8:20:27 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' book ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', the climactic battle between [[spoiler:Kaladin]] and [[spoiler:Szeth]] was rewritten: after [[spoiler:Szeth learns that his terrible crimes were AllForNothing]], the original hardcover has the former kill the latter, while the paperback release has [[spoiler:Szeth choose to fall to his death in the Highstorm]]. In both editions, [[spoiler:he's brought BackFromTheDead anyway]].
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