History Main / Retool

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.
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).
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