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7th Dec '16 6:57:21 AM PDL
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' began doing this after the Johto saga, when Ash would leave most of the Pokémon he carried with him at Professor Oak's and travel to the new region with just Pikachu. This is meant to create room on his team for Pokémon from the latest generation of games.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
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began doing this after the Johto saga, when Ash would leave most of the Pokémon he carried with him at Professor Oak's and travel to the new region with just Pikachu. This is meant to create room on his team for Pokémon from the latest generation of games.


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** ''Sun and Moon'' has had the most drastic change to the anime. Due to gyms not existing in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', instead of traveling from town to town challenging gyms with 2 or 3 companions following his journey, instead he is attending a Pokémon School with several classmates. As of writing, its too early to tell if Ash will attempt the Island Challenges that ''Sun and Moon'' have in place of Gyms.
26th Nov '16 2:57:26 PM nombretomado
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* The Detroit-era ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''. Basically, ''Justice League'' wasn't as popular as it'd been in it's heyday, so the Gerry Conway got rid of most of the heavy hitters like {{Batman}}, {{Superman}} and WonderWoman in order to focus on a younger, more diverse team of new characters like Comicbook/{{Vixen}}, Gypsy and Comicbook/{{Vibe}}. He was hoping to ape the success of the ''New Comicbook/TeenTitans'' and the ''Comicbook/XMen'', but [[DorkAge it went over about as well as you'd expect]]. Thankfully, its failure did lead to the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' revamp.

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* The Detroit-era ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''. Basically, ''Justice League'' wasn't as popular as it'd been in it's heyday, so the Gerry Conway got rid of most of the heavy hitters like {{Batman}}, {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}} and WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman in order to focus on a younger, more diverse team of new characters like Comicbook/{{Vixen}}, Gypsy and Comicbook/{{Vibe}}. He was hoping to ape the success of the ''New Comicbook/TeenTitans'' and the ''Comicbook/XMen'', but [[DorkAge it went over about as well as you'd expect]]. Thankfully, its failure did lead to the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' revamp.
9th Nov '16 1:04:35 PM nombretomado
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** After ''Film/BatmanReturns'' came under fire from parents, watchdog groups, and merchandise-tie-in companies such as [=Mc=]Donald's for being considerably darker, more violent, sexual and disturbing than its 1989 predecessor (as well as not even getting remotely close to equaling its box office intake), director Creator/TimBurton as well as star Creator/MichaelKeaton and composer Creator/DannyElfman left the series. In their place for the LighterAndSofter (as well as brighter) third movie, ''Film/BatmanForever'' came JoelSchumacher, ValKilmer and Elliot Goldenthal respectively.
** And after this direction proved disastrous in the follow-up film, ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', the series lay dormant for eight years until a ContinuityReboot retooled the series again, putting as much distance as possible between the Batman franchise and the embarrassment that JoelSchumacher had turned it into, resulting in ''Creator/ChristopherNolan'''s darker, more realistic, and more grounded ''Film/BatmanBegins'', which became the first of a trilogy, ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', that is praised as a return to form for the series.

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** After ''Film/BatmanReturns'' came under fire from parents, watchdog groups, and merchandise-tie-in companies such as [=Mc=]Donald's for being considerably darker, more violent, sexual and disturbing than its 1989 predecessor (as well as not even getting remotely close to equaling its box office intake), director Creator/TimBurton as well as star Creator/MichaelKeaton and composer Creator/DannyElfman left the series. In their place for the LighterAndSofter (as well as brighter) third movie, ''Film/BatmanForever'' came JoelSchumacher, Creator/JoelSchumacher, ValKilmer and Elliot Goldenthal respectively.
** And after this direction proved disastrous in the follow-up film, ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', the series lay dormant for eight years until a ContinuityReboot retooled the series again, putting as much distance as possible between the Batman franchise and the embarrassment that JoelSchumacher Creator/JoelSchumacher had turned it into, resulting in ''Creator/ChristopherNolan'''s darker, more realistic, and more grounded ''Film/BatmanBegins'', which became the first of a trilogy, ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', that is praised as a return to form for the series.
5th Nov '16 12:50:32 PM bowserbros
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* After five years of success, ''Manga/DragonBall'' was completely retooled in the late '80s: The series became much more focused on fighting 24/7, several of the past characters had their roles reduced or were outright dropped, the series gave bigger spotlights to some of the current supporting characters while often shifting Goku to the background at times, and added a much more sci-fi feeling by revealing Goku was an alien. It's not surprising that these changes in the manga were what lead to the anime being renamed ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** Done subtle before that with the TimeSkip in the Piccolo Junior Saga. Everyone has a growth spurt or new look. Also the main characters make prominent use of Chi attacks during the World Martial Arts Tournament, while before only they were mostly last resort trump cards. Essentially, it was proto-''Dragon Ball Z''.

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* After five years of success, ''Manga/DragonBall'' was completely retooled in the late '80s: 1989: The series became much more focused on fighting 24/7, several of the past characters had their roles reduced or were outright dropped, the series gave bigger spotlights to some of the current supporting characters while often shifting Goku to the background at times, and added a much more sci-fi feeling by revealing that Goku was an alien.and Piccolo Jr. are both aliens. It's not surprising that these changes in the manga were what lead to the anime being renamed ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** Done subtle before that with the TimeSkip in the Piccolo Junior Saga. Everyone has a growth spurt or new look. Also the main characters make prominent use of Chi attacks KiAttacks during the World Martial Arts Tournament, while before only they were mostly last resort trump cards. Essentially, it was proto-''Dragon Ball Z''.Z''.
** Arguably, this shift began ''even earlier'' with the King Piccolo saga, with the story becoming far darker in tone, more focus being placed on defeating the main villain than gathering the Dragon Balls, and TheHero requiring a power-up to defeat said villain. In particular, this portion of the series heavily resembles the eventual Namek/Freeza saga, which is often considered ''the'' defining part of ''Dragon Ball Z'' (if only because of [[ArcFatigue how long it was]]).


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* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' underwent several, with ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Battle Tendency]]'' switching the series from a melodramatic action-horror manga to a self-aware action-based dramedy and ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'' changing the format from arc-based journeys to a MonsterOfTheWeek manga with overarching plots each arc, as well as better balancing out the comedic and dramatic portions.
30th Oct '16 4:46:26 PM nombretomado
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* Beginning with the ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' 2.0 line, LEGO retooled their "Constraction" building style drastically, dubbing it CCBS (standing for Character and Creature Building System). Most of the newer figures are built around a highly articulated base-skeleton with armor panels and many accessories attaching via ball-joints, pegs or clips (instead of the usual pins and rods). ''Toys/{{Bionicle 2015}}'' also utilized this system, though with a retool of its own: introducing a new type of mask connection and bringing back Technic-based builds and functions, but keeping the articulation and customizability of CCBS. The line's story is rebooted, however.
* ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' itself went through a retool in its final wave, when the Heroes were made into standard LEGO Minifigures that rode giant mechs and fought with huge monsters, which were actually standard-sized toys.

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* Beginning with the ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' ''Toys/HeroFactory'' 2.0 line, LEGO retooled their "Constraction" building style drastically, dubbing it CCBS (standing for Character and Creature Building System). Most of the newer figures are built around a highly articulated base-skeleton with armor panels and many accessories attaching via ball-joints, pegs or clips (instead of the usual pins and rods). ''Toys/{{Bionicle 2015}}'' also utilized this system, though with a retool of its own: introducing a new type of mask connection and bringing back Technic-based builds and functions, but keeping the articulation and customizability of CCBS. The line's story is rebooted, however.
* ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' ''Toys/HeroFactory'' itself went through a retool in its final wave, when the Heroes were made into standard LEGO Minifigures that rode giant mechs and fought with huge monsters, which were actually standard-sized toys.



* ''Franchise/HeroFactory'''s ''Invasion from Below'' episode showed shades of this. It ignored the previously set up {{Cliffhanger}}(s), [[TheOtherDarrin gave all the characters new voices]], [[ArtEvolution new designs]], disregarded some of their earlier character traits, and had a new intro and closing sequence. This coincided with the toy line experiencing a retool of its own, though it was canceled after that line, along with the animated specials.

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* ''Franchise/HeroFactory'''s ''Toys/HeroFactory'''s ''Invasion from Below'' episode showed shades of this. It ignored the previously set up {{Cliffhanger}}(s), [[TheOtherDarrin gave all the characters new voices]], [[ArtEvolution new designs]], disregarded some of their earlier character traits, and had a new intro and closing sequence. This coincided with the toy line experiencing a retool of its own, though it was canceled after that line, along with the animated specials.
20th Oct '16 9:14:52 PM Saurubiker
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* The original anime adaptation of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' originally lasted for eighteen episodes and aired on Fuji TV, but was canceled due to low ratings. The show's crew regrouped, gave the show a retool (most notably, the boys in Ranma's school now are completely oblivious to his transformation into a girl, whereas in the manga, they were fully aware) and relaunched it one month later as ''Ranma 1/2: Netto-hen", which proceeded to last for 143 episodes, two movies and a number of OVAs.

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* The original anime adaptation of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' originally lasted for eighteen episodes and aired on Fuji TV, but was canceled due to low ratings. The show's crew regrouped, gave the show a retool (most notably, the boys in Ranma's school now are completely oblivious to his transformation into a girl, whereas in the manga, they were fully aware) and relaunched it one month later as ''Ranma 1/2: Netto-hen", which proceeded to last for 143 episodes, two movies and a number of OVAs.[=OVA=]s.
13th Oct '16 12:18:06 AM stewyworks333
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** It happened much earlier with ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', after the financial disappointment of ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' which instead of having WonderTwinPowers, it was a five-girl (six in the sequel season ''[=GoGo!=]'') team in the vein of a SuperSentai series.
3rd Oct '16 10:02:30 PM comicwriter
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* The "Batgirl of Burnside" revamp for the {{New 52}} ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl|2011}}'' series. Long story short, a new creative team took over the book and instantly gave it a LighterAndSofter tone, with Barbara moving to a trendy new neighborhood and becoming a hipster. She was also redesigned to have a more practical costume, which went over big with female readers. The book's success inspired a lot of [[FollowTheLeader imitators]], with various other heroes suddenly getting similar makeovers and WereStillRelevantDammit plot elements.
3rd Oct '16 7:40:55 PM PaulA
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Retool/LiveActionTelevision has its own page due to the sheer number of examples.

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* Retool/LiveActionTelevision has its own page due to the sheer number of examples.
29th Aug '16 4:38:44 PM nombretomado
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* Disney's OneSaturdayMorning was retooled twice. In September 2000, the original hosting segments from 1997-2000 which took place inside the One Saturday Morning building with live action hosts on the virtual set were axed, along with all the shorts which aired in-between programs (Excluding ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'' which ran until 2001). The new on-air bumpers would feature live-action kids playing in a park (Along with the "1" logo, and in the opening, the cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' (2000-2002), ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet'', ''WesternAnimation/LloydInSpace'' (Beginning in 2001), and ''WesternAnimation/TeamoSupremo'' (2002; replacing ''The Weekenders''), which was also used for the new version of the theme song along with said characters. The new theme song was the same as the old one, but sung by a young girl and was shortened. In 2002, shortly before the switch to ABC Kids, repeats of DisneyChannel shows began airing.

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* Disney's OneSaturdayMorning was retooled twice. In September 2000, the original hosting segments from 1997-2000 which took place inside the One Saturday Morning building with live action hosts on the virtual set were axed, along with all the shorts which aired in-between programs (Excluding ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'' which ran until 2001). The new on-air bumpers would feature live-action kids playing in a park (Along with the "1" logo, and in the opening, the cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' (2000-2002), ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet'', ''WesternAnimation/LloydInSpace'' (Beginning in 2001), and ''WesternAnimation/TeamoSupremo'' (2002; replacing ''The Weekenders''), which was also used for the new version of the theme song along with said characters. The new theme song was the same as the old one, but sung by a young girl and was shortened. In 2002, shortly before the switch to ABC Kids, repeats of DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel shows began airing.
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