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25th Sep '17 7:21:57 AM Pichu-kun
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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: -->''The Bratz are back and more creative than ever before! The Bratz believe in thinking for themselves, creating the things they dream of, and making every day an absolute adventure.''

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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: quote:
-->''The Bratz are back and more creative than ever before! The Bratz believe in thinking for themselves, creating the things they dream of, and making every day an absolute adventure.''
25th Sep '17 7:21:17 AM Pichu-kun
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** ''ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycats'' began as a comic called 'She's Josie' (shortly afterward it was called simply 'Josie'). It was basically a DistaffCounterpart of [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie]]. When Hanna-Barbera asked the Archie company for another group to mimic the success of "[[WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow The Archies]]" (and, more importantly, the success of the hit song from said cartoon "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar,_Sugar Sugar, Sugar]]), Josie suddenly shifted into being defined by her existence in a band. Best friend Pepper was dropped, BlackBestFriend Valerie was added, and the focus of the feature became "traveling band" instead of a regular teens in high school. All for make the upcoming [[WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats cartoon]] more "accessible".

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** ''ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycats'' began as a comic called 'She's Josie' ''She's Josie''' (shortly afterward it was called simply 'Josie'). It was basically a DistaffCounterpart of [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie]]. ''[[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie]]''. When Hanna-Barbera asked the Archie company for another group to mimic the success of "[[WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow ''[[WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow The Archies]]" Archies]]'' (and, more importantly, the success of the hit song from said cartoon "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar,_Sugar Sugar, Sugar]]), Josie suddenly shifted into being defined by her existence in a band. Best friend Pepper was dropped, BlackBestFriend Valerie was added, and the focus of the feature became "traveling band" instead of a regular teens in high school. All for make the upcoming [[WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats cartoon]] more "accessible".


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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: -->''The Bratz are back and more creative than ever before! The Bratz believe in thinking for themselves, creating the things they dream of, and making every day an absolute adventure.''
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20th Sep '17 7:52:10 AM JamesAustin
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* Retool/LiveActionTelevision has its own page due to the sheer number of examples.

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* Retool/LiveActionTelevision Retool/LiveActionTV has its own page due to the sheer number of examples.
17th Sep '17 8:41:36 AM mimitchi33
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* The third season of ''WesternAnimation/NinaNeedsToGo'' had its' focus changed from potty-training to how to behave in certain situations after complaints from parents over the original format of the show teaching a bad lesson to kids.
17th Aug '17 7:59:23 PM JoeMerl
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' went through a lot of trouble, [[ToughActToFollow living in the shadow]] of the above-mentioned show. The first two seasons focused on Batman's tensions with the police, and had Ellen Yin, a cop based on minor comic character Ellen Yindel, as the {{Deuteragonist}}. She proved a BaseBreakerCharacter, so she [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome vanished]] after that, save one mention. Seasons 3-4 had Commissioner Gordon take over the police and added Batgirl and then Robin to the cast. Then a second retool came at the end of season four, introducing other superheroes to the setting, so that season five often had Batman teaming up with another superhero to fight a member of that hero's RoguesGallery. (WordOfGod calls that their "Justice League season.")
3rd Aug '17 8:30:23 PM Daedalis
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* Creator/GailSimone got her hands on ComicBook/RedSonja under Dynamite's control and promptly jettisoned most of the character's backstory. This scrapped the most problematic sexual elements of Sonja's past and set her free to wander the earth as an errant swordfighter.
31st May '17 11:31:56 PM ImpudentInfidel
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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.
29th May '17 12:19:46 PM Kingler
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* Likewise, there was once an 80s strip called ''[[RobotmanAndMonty Robotman]]''. The title character was an alien robot living with a typical middle-class family. Eventually it was retooled into ''Robotman and Monty''; the little robot now lived with a dorky bachelor, Monty Montahue. Then Robotman himself [[PutOnABus left]]. Since then, the strip has been ''Monty'', and revolves around the geek and his weird friends.
19th May '17 11:39:04 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 Creator/JoelSchumacher, ValKilmer and Elliot Goldenthal respectively.

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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 Creator/JoelSchumacher, ValKilmer Creator/ValKilmer and Elliot Goldenthal respectively.
30th Apr '17 2:41:55 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 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 unfortunatly 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 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 ToonDisney.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 unfortunatly 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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