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8th Feb '18 7:17:38 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 Creator/DisneyChannel shows began airing.

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* Disney's OneSaturdayMorning Creator/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 Creator/DisneyChannel shows began airing.
24th Jan '18 10:01:56 PM comicwriter
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* The Detroit-era ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''. Basically, ''Justice League'' wasn't as popular as it'd been in its heyday, so Gerry Conway got rid of most of the heavy hitters like Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}} and 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.

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* The Detroit-era ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''. Basically, ''Justice League'' wasn't as popular as it'd been in its heyday, so Gerry Conway got rid of most of the heavy hitters like Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}} and 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 led to a more successful ReTool: ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational''. The series was an action-comedy starring a new League with a more international purview, and consisted mostly of B and C-list characters like Black Canary, [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Guy Gardner]], Comicbook/BlueBeetle and Comicbook/BoosterGold, with Batman and Martian Manhunter as the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' revamp.sole holdovers from the original team.
23rd Jan '18 10:22:03 PM comicwriter
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* ''Marvel Legends'' was launched by [=ToyBiz=] with a wide variety of Comicbook/MarvelComics heroes and villains, often mixing in characters from various franchises like the ''Comicbook/XMen'', ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' and the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' in each wave. The line was almost exclusively based on the comics, with only a select few movies (''Film/{{Daredevil}}'', ''Film/{{Blade II}}'' and ''Film/ThePunisher2005'') getting figures. Once Comicbook/{{Hasbro}} took over ''Marvel Legends'', they added characters from ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' and the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', but otherwise stuck with the original premise established by [=ToyBiz=]. When the line faltered and went on hiatus for several years, Hasbro decided to shake things up by capitalizing on the success of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Starting with ''Film/IronMan3'', ''Marvel Legends'' began doing themed waves based around each successive MCU film (and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''), as well as individual comic-based waves for the specific franchises (''Spider-Man Legends'', ''X-Men Legends'', ect.) that used to be mixed together under [=ToyBiz=]. The movie waves are also used as a Trojan horse to include tangentially-related comic figures, such as Comicbook/IronFist and [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Nico Minoru]] appearing in the ''Film/DoctorStrange'' wave, or [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]] and [[Comicbook/TheInhumans Black Bolt]] appearing in the ''Film/BlackPanther'' wave.

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* ''Marvel Legends'' was launched by [=ToyBiz=] with a wide variety of Comicbook/MarvelComics heroes and villains, often mixing in characters from various franchises like the ''Comicbook/XMen'', ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' and the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' in each wave. The line was almost exclusively based on the comics, with only a select few movies (''Film/{{Daredevil}}'', ''Film/{{Blade II}}'' and ''Film/ThePunisher2005'') ''Film/ThePunisher2004'') getting figures. Once Comicbook/{{Hasbro}} took over ''Marvel Legends'', they added characters from ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' and the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', but otherwise stuck with the original premise established by [=ToyBiz=]. When the line faltered and went on hiatus for several years, Hasbro decided to shake things up by capitalizing on the success of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Starting with ''Film/IronMan3'', ''Marvel Legends'' began doing themed waves based around each successive MCU film (and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''), as well as individual comic-based waves for the specific franchises (''Spider-Man Legends'', ''X-Men Legends'', ect.) that used to be mixed together under [=ToyBiz=]. The movie waves are also used as a Trojan horse to include tangentially-related comic figures, such as Comicbook/IronFist and [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Nico Minoru]] appearing in the ''Film/DoctorStrange'' wave, or [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]] and [[Comicbook/TheInhumans Black Bolt]] appearing in the ''Film/BlackPanther'' wave.
23rd Jan '18 10:21:31 PM comicwriter
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* In the 2010s, the ''Franchise/{{Bratz}}'' line tried to rebrand itself. It was originally themed around "cool" fashionable teenage dolls and was a HotterAndSexier alternative to ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}''. After years of being critisized for that, it was decided to tone that down and focus less on fashion and more on creativity. To quote:

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* In the 2010s, the ''Franchise/{{Bratz}}'' line tried to rebrand itself. It was originally themed around "cool" fashionable teenage dolls and was a HotterAndSexier alternative to ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}''. After years of being critisized criticized for that, it was decided to tone that down and focus less on fashion and more on creativity. To quote:


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* ''Marvel Legends'' was launched by [=ToyBiz=] with a wide variety of Comicbook/MarvelComics heroes and villains, often mixing in characters from various franchises like the ''Comicbook/XMen'', ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' and the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' in each wave. The line was almost exclusively based on the comics, with only a select few movies (''Film/{{Daredevil}}'', ''Film/{{Blade II}}'' and ''Film/ThePunisher2005'') getting figures. Once Comicbook/{{Hasbro}} took over ''Marvel Legends'', they added characters from ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' and the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', but otherwise stuck with the original premise established by [=ToyBiz=]. When the line faltered and went on hiatus for several years, Hasbro decided to shake things up by capitalizing on the success of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Starting with ''Film/IronMan3'', ''Marvel Legends'' began doing themed waves based around each successive MCU film (and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''), as well as individual comic-based waves for the specific franchises (''Spider-Man Legends'', ''X-Men Legends'', ect.) that used to be mixed together under [=ToyBiz=]. The movie waves are also used as a Trojan horse to include tangentially-related comic figures, such as Comicbook/IronFist and [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Nico Minoru]] appearing in the ''Film/DoctorStrange'' wave, or [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]] and [[Comicbook/TheInhumans Black Bolt]] appearing in the ''Film/BlackPanther'' wave.
14th Jan '18 2:02:41 AM Anddrix
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* Briefly with ''WebVideo/{{Projector}}''. Starting with ''Film/TheImitationGame'' and ''[[Film/SeventyOne '71]]'', Mathew Buck switched from covering one film per episode to a pair, sometimes with a similar theme, with single reviews are being used for special episodes instead. However around February 2016 he switched back to doing single reviews only.
7th Jan '18 2:00:59 PM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/RatQueens'' was hit by heavy fan backlash during its darker third arc. The creator put the book on hold for a year. He then came back with a retool that ignored the controversial material, with the arc's conflict cleanly resolved offscreen and everyone back in Palisade.
5th Jan '18 8:26:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the wake of [[spoiler: Johnny Storm's death]] the ComicBook/FantasticFour has undergone a (probably) temporary change with them becoming the Future Foundation. This has involved them donning black and white uniforms, adding {{Spider-Man}} to the team [[spoiler: to replace Johnny, who had specifically named his old pal Spidey for the position in his will]], bringing [[spoiler: Doctor Doom and Mister Fantastic's time traveling father]] along for the ride and becoming a sort of superhero think tank. Thus far the new series has been well received.

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* In the wake of [[spoiler: Johnny Storm's death]] the ComicBook/FantasticFour has undergone a (probably) temporary change with them becoming the Future Foundation. This has involved them donning black and white uniforms, adding {{Spider-Man}} Franchise/SpiderMan to the team [[spoiler: to replace Johnny, who had specifically named his old pal Spidey for the position in his will]], bringing [[spoiler: Doctor Doom and Mister Fantastic's time traveling father]] along for the ride and becoming a sort of superhero think tank. Thus far the new series has been well received.
28th Dec '17 2:22:51 PM nombretomado
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** The block was then retooled and rebranded into ABC Kids in September 2002, the same day Disney's purchase of the FoxKids assets following their buyout of Fox Family (into Creator/ABCFamily) which was included with the sale. The new motif was that the on-air bumpers had each show's characters interacting in a stadium setting. Due to the retool, every show on One Saturday Morning that ''weren't'' repeats of Disney Channel shows were quickly cancelled, with the remaining episodes of ''Teacher's Pet'', ''The Weekenders'', ''Lloyd in Space'', and ''Teamo Supremo'' would be dumped off on Creator/ToonDisney. The only show to survive the block switch was ''Recess'' (Which was in reruns), due to high demand (It was the highest-rated ABC animated show, highest-rated Saturday morning cartoon, and third highest rated animated series in the late 1990s) and ABC wanting to renew the show for another season to add to the [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon initial sixty-five episodes]]...which unfortunately never happened. The only new shows to premiere on the block were ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' and various ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series following the purchase of the franchise. Everything else on the block were repeats of Disney Channel shows, and by the time the block came to an end in 2011, the entire lineup was made up of nothing but Disney Channel reruns.

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** The block was then retooled and rebranded into ABC Kids in September 2002, the same day Disney's purchase of the FoxKids Creator/FoxKids assets following their buyout of Fox Family (into Creator/ABCFamily) which was included with the sale. The new motif was that the on-air bumpers had each show's characters interacting in a stadium setting. Due to the retool, every show on One Saturday Morning that ''weren't'' repeats of Disney Channel shows were quickly cancelled, with the remaining episodes of ''Teacher's Pet'', ''The Weekenders'', ''Lloyd in Space'', and ''Teamo Supremo'' would be dumped off on Creator/ToonDisney. The only show to survive the block switch was ''Recess'' (Which was in reruns), due to high demand (It was the highest-rated ABC animated show, highest-rated Saturday morning cartoon, and third highest rated animated series in the late 1990s) and ABC wanting to renew the show for another season to add to the [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon initial sixty-five episodes]]...which unfortunately never happened. The only new shows to premiere on the block were ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' and various ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series following the purchase of the franchise. Everything else on the block were repeats of Disney Channel shows, and by the time the block came to an end in 2011, the entire lineup was made up of nothing but Disney Channel reruns.
31st Oct '17 12:57:24 AM superkeijikun
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* Jim Sterling's show ''{{WebVideo/Jimquisition}}'' for years had the central gimmick of a SmallNameBigEgo would-be fascist barking out his decrees about video games from behind his podium covered in toys. When for various reasons he didn't think that was inherently funny anymore he shifted it to a "carnival showman presenting the games industry freak show" style.

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Jim Sterling's show ''{{WebVideo/Jimquisition}}'' for years Sterling had the central gimmick of a SmallNameBigEgo would-be fascist barking out his decrees about video games from behind his podium covered in toys. When for various reasons he didn't think that was inherently funny anymore he shifted it to a "carnival showman presenting the games industry freak show" style.style.
** In 2017, Jim announced that he would [[http://www.thejimquisition.com/changing-criticism-or-fuck-game-reviews/ no longer write reviews for video games]], having grown jaded of professional reviews essentially working on a FourPointScale (along with a few instances of [[FanDumb overly rabid fans DDOS'ing his website when his reviews were not favorable enough for them]]). Instead, his "Jimpressions" videos would feature more in-depth analysis and critiques for games.
29th Oct '17 10:58:03 AM mimitchi33
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* Beginning in 2016, the purpose of the ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'' franchise was changed. Instead of being about helping girls live out their own princess fantasies by buying TheMerch, it was given a slogan, "Dream Big, Princess", which means that the girls the franchise is aimed at will be inspired by the choices the princesses make to achieve their dreams in their respective films. This slogan now appears at the end of several commercials for merchandise, and a video explaining the retooled franchise is shown before airings of ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' and ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'' on Disney Channel.
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