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13th Apr '17 11:28:59 PM JackWhitehead
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** The series first experienced a massive shift after the very first arc. The first storyline was a comedic adventure with episodic stories and more of an ensemble cast. After the first summoning of Shenlong the story switches gears, becoming a more straightforward action story with the focus being almost entirely on Goku, a format the series stuck with until the very end. Looking back it's almost hard to believe Bulma, Oolong and Yamcha were major characters.
8th Apr '17 10:39:24 AM nombretomado
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* The British magazine ''heat'' launched as an entertainment-focused, hipper alternative to the {{RadioTimes}}. Although this was well-received, it didn't do well commercially. A series of quick makeovers saw it repositioned as a more downmarket, gossip and soap/reality-celebrity focused publication aimed mainly at women, and it's now one of the UK's biggest-selling magazines.

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* The British magazine ''heat'' launched as an entertainment-focused, hipper alternative to the {{RadioTimes}}.''Magazine/RadioTimes''. Although this was well-received, it didn't do well commercially. A series of quick makeovers saw it repositioned as a more downmarket, gossip and soap/reality-celebrity focused publication aimed mainly at women, and it's now one of the UK's biggest-selling magazines.
5th Apr '17 1:10:58 PM PDL
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** Major Retooling for the anime began 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. The Hoenn saga would also introduce a secondary plot where Ash's female companion who's also a player character in the games would compete in competitions that are different from Ash's usual badge quest.

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** Major Retooling retooling for the anime began 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. The Hoenn saga would also introduce a secondary plot where Ash's female companion who's also a player character in the games would compete in competitions that are different from Ash's usual badge quest.



** In addition, they made Team Rocket far more threatening than in previous sagas where they were everyone's {{Butt Monkey}}s. Although this didn't really stick for later sagas and they're back to being comic relief characters. Similar to Ash, their Pokémon apart from Meowth (and Wobbuffet from X and Y onwards) are also deposited at the Team Rocket headquarters to free up space for new Pokémon.
** ''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.

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** In addition, they made Team Rocket far more threatening than in previous sagas where they were everyone's {{Butt Monkey}}s. Although this didn't really stick for later sagas and they're back to being comic relief characters. Similar to Ash, their Pokémon apart from Meowth (and Wobbuffet from X ''X and Y Y'' onwards) are also deposited at the Team Rocket headquarters to free up space for new Pokémon.
** ''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 Ash attends a Pokémon School with several classmates.classmates and he is also competing in the Island Challenges that's unique to ''Sun and Moon''.
5th Apr '17 1:04:44 PM PDL
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** Retooling for the anime 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. The Hoenn saga would also introduce a secondary plot where Ash's female companion who's also a player character in the games would compete in competitions that are different from Ash's usual badge quest.

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** Major Retooling for the anime 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. The Hoenn saga would also introduce a secondary plot where Ash's female companion who's also a player character in the games would compete in competitions that are different from Ash's usual badge quest.



** In addition, they made Team Rocket far more threatening than in previous sagas where they were everyone's {{Butt Monkey}}s. Although this didn't really stick for later sagas.

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** In addition, they made Team Rocket far more threatening than in previous sagas where they were everyone's {{Butt Monkey}}s. Although this didn't really stick for later sagas.sagas and they're back to being comic relief characters. Similar to Ash, their Pokémon apart from Meowth (and Wobbuffet from X and Y onwards) are also deposited at the Team Rocket headquarters to free up space for new Pokémon.
20th Mar '17 5:00:10 PM nombretomado
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* When ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' [[ChannelHop moved from]] {{Nickelodeon}} to Creator/{{ABC}}, many characters and locations were redesigned, and the show was renamed ''Disney's Brand Spanking New Doug''. [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore There were in-show reasons given for most of the changes.]]

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* When ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' [[ChannelHop moved from]] {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} to Creator/{{ABC}}, many characters and locations were redesigned, and the show was renamed ''Disney's Brand Spanking New Doug''. [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore There were in-show reasons given for most of the changes.]]
12th Mar '17 11:50:42 AM Glowsquid
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* Production of the 2nd season of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'' was moved from Creator/SunbowEntertainment to Graz Entertainment and many changes were done to the show: the live-action cold openings were replaced by PreviouslyOn recaps, the theme song was changed to be much shorter and less "extreme", continuity between episodes was stronger, the musical insert sequences were removed, the MechaMooks were dropped, Balistics was renamed "Eagle Eye" (the result of a new law banning firearm-themed names on children shows) and slightly redesigned and the existing SKAR henchmen were sidelined (Inferno [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome didn't appear at all]], Wreckage was only in one episode, and Rampage was PutOnABus for most of the season).
5th Mar '17 10:11:06 AM nombretomado
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* By 1970, ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' was an unpopular series that was reduced to reprinting old material. 5 years later, after getting a [[Creator/LenWein new writer]], putting most of the old team [[PutOnABus on a bus]] (temporarily) in favor of other [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} characters]], and dedicating as much time to CharacterDevelopment as fights, the series picked up a great many new fans.

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* By 1970, ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' was an unpopular series that was reduced to reprinting old material. 5 years later, after getting a [[Creator/LenWein new writer]], putting most of the old team [[PutOnABus on a bus]] (temporarily) in favor of other [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} characters]], and dedicating as much time to CharacterDevelopment as fights, the series picked up a great many new fans.



* The MarvelComics series ''Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' has always fundamentally had the same premise (a super hero team (that term used loosely) comprised of villains). However, the exact nature of the team has been changed several times, amazingly with the series lasting over 150+ issues only once being canceled and relaunched once.

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* The MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics series ''Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' has always fundamentally had the same premise (a super hero team (that term used loosely) comprised of villains). However, the exact nature of the team has been changed several times, amazingly with the series lasting over 150+ issues only once being canceled and relaunched once.
23rd Feb '17 12:12:06 PM PDL
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** Retooling for the anime 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. The Hoenn saga would also introduce a secondary plot where Ash's female companion who's also a player character in the games) would compete in competitions that are different from Ash's usual badge quest. May and Dawn competed in Pokémon Contests (which were in the games) and Serena competed in the anime-exclusive Pokémon Showcase.

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** Retooling for the anime 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. The Hoenn saga would also introduce a secondary plot where Ash's female companion who's also a player character in the games) games would compete in competitions that are different from Ash's usual badge quest. May and Dawn competed in Pokémon Contests (which were in the games) and Serena competed in the anime-exclusive Pokémon Showcase.quest.
23rd Feb '17 12:08:08 PM PDL
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** Retooling for the anime 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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** Retooling for the anime 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. The Hoenn saga would also introduce a secondary plot where Ash's female companion who's also a player character in the games) would compete in competitions that are different from Ash's usual badge quest. May and Dawn competed in Pokémon Contests (which were in the games) and Serena competed in the anime-exclusive Pokémon Showcase.



** In addition, they made Team Rocket far more threatening than in previous sagas where they were everyone's {{Butt Monkey}}s.
** ''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, it's too early to tell how Ash will attempt the Island Challenges that ''Sun and Moon'' have in place of Gyms.

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** In addition, they made Team Rocket far more threatening than in previous sagas where they were everyone's {{Butt Monkey}}s.
Monkey}}s. Although this didn't really stick for later sagas.
** ''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, it's too early to tell how Ash will attempt the Island Challenges that ''Sun and Moon'' have in place of Gyms.
19th Feb '17 5:45:43 PM bt8257
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Everything can be changed! Done for a variety of reasons, ranging from poor UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot someone leaving the show]] to [[ExecutiveMeddling network fiat]], but basically means everything (premise, casting, setting, tone, writing, general emphasis) can be "tweaked" to take the show in a different direction, which can result in some EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. Not everything changes; some retools are subtle, some not so much. Drastic retooling runs the risk of alienating the current viewership ("[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks change is bad!]]"), if any.

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Everything can be changed! Done for a variety of many reasons, ranging from poor UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot someone leaving the show]] to [[ExecutiveMeddling network fiat]], but basically means everything (premise, casting, setting, tone, writing, general emphasis) can be "tweaked" to take the show in a different direction, which can result in some EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. Not everything changes; some retools are subtle, some not so much. Drastic retooling runs the risk of alienating the current viewership ("[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks change is bad!]]"), if any.
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