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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.
28th Oct '17 3:13:13 AM RedScharlach
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* After five years of success, ''Manga/DragonBall'' was completely retooled in 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 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''

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* After five years of success, ''Manga/DragonBall'' was completely retooled in 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 and Piccolo Jr. are both aliens. It's not surprising that these changes in the manga were what lead led to the anime being renamed ''Anime/DragonBallZ''



** ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' radically redesigned the Borg in many ways. The most obvious one is cosmetic, they looked like they were being rotted out from the inside whereas their prior makeup was pale guys in armored suits. They then established the idea of the [[HiveQueen Borg Queen]] because without a leader they are really just slightly more difficult zombies. Then it showed that they assimilate ''people'' en mass as well as technology, whereas in the TNG "Best Of Both Worlds" it was suggested that Picard was a one time deal. And lastly, partially because of the existence of the Queen, they are shown to have a much greater sense of tactics and strategy to even attempt the TimeTravel plot, before they were just overconfident in their malevolence. But there is a reason ''First Contact'' is considered the best ''TNG'' movie.

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** ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' radically redesigned the Borg in many ways. The most obvious one is cosmetic, they looked like they were being rotted out from the inside whereas their prior makeup was pale guys in armored suits. They then established the idea of the [[HiveQueen Borg Queen]] Queen]], because without a leader they are really just slightly more difficult zombies. Then it showed that they assimilate ''people'' en mass masse as well as technology, whereas in the TNG "Best Of Both Worlds" it was suggested that Picard was a one time one-time deal. And lastly, partially because of the existence of the Queen, they are shown to have a much greater sense of tactics and strategy that allow them to even attempt the TimeTravel plot, before they were just becoming overconfident in their malevolence. But there is a reason ''First Contact'' is considered the best ''TNG'' movie.



* After Wrestling/{{AAA}} broke away from EMLL and put Lucha Libre Internacional out of business, EMLL changed it's name to Wrestling/{{CMLL}} (basically from Mexican Enterprises to World Counsel), crowned it's world champions(independent of the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA, whose belts it still borrowed despite no longer being an official member) and sought more international partnerships.
* Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling's equally infamous "Puroresu Love" era(2002-12), in which the "real sport" presentation of promotion of the Japanese majors, largely losing ground on that front to Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, took on a more "sports entertainment" approach to its shows in an attempt to win advertisement spots, sponsors and [[MerchandiseDriven push merchandise]]. Unlike WEW, which took FMW from it's highest to it's lowest, "Puroresu Love" actually saved All Japan, despite being as equally derided by the promotion's fans. Nobuo Shiraishi's acquisition of AJPW from Wrestling/TheGreatMuta would see yet another downturn that necessitated Jun Akiyama's hostile takeover and ''another'' retool in 2014, also shooting to return AJPW to its Giant Baba roots.

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* After Wrestling/{{AAA}} broke away from EMLL and put Lucha Libre Internacional out of business, EMLL changed it's its name to Wrestling/{{CMLL}} (basically from Mexican Enterprises to World Counsel), crowned it's its own world champions(independent champions (independent of the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA, whose belts it still borrowed despite no longer being an official member) and sought more international partnerships.
* Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling's equally infamous "Puroresu Love" era(2002-12), in which the "real sport" presentation of promotion of the Japanese majors, largely losing ground on that front to Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, took on a more "sports entertainment" approach to its shows in an attempt to win advertisement spots, sponsors and [[MerchandiseDriven push merchandise]]. Unlike WEW, which took FMW from it's its highest to it's its lowest, "Puroresu Love" actually saved All Japan, despite being as equally derided by the promotion's fans. Nobuo Shiraishi's acquisition of AJPW from Wrestling/TheGreatMuta would see yet another downturn that necessitated Jun Akiyama's hostile takeover and ''another'' retool in 2014, also shooting to return AJPW to its Giant Baba roots.



** 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 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 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 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.



* 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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* 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 Ballistic was renamed "Eagle Eye" (the result of a new law banning firearm-themed names on children children's 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).
23rd Oct '17 9:25:45 PM StrixObscuro
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* ''ComicBook/{{Batwing}}'' started off as a series about the exploits of the Batman of Africa. After 18 issues, it suddenly got retooled into a series about the adventures of the son of longtime Batman ally Lucius Fox.
13th Oct '17 4:57:37 PM elenaisabel722
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* Starting in season 3, ''WesternAnimation/MilesFromTomorrowland'' changes its name to Mission Force One, and the plot is changed from Miles and Loretta connecting the universe with their family to Miles and Loretta forming Mission Force One with Mirandos, Blodger, and Haruna, and protecting the universe.
11th Oct '17 5:24:04 AM jimi13
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* The third season of WesternAnimation/TheTransformers picks up where the [[TheTransformersTheMovie movie]] left of, meaning a good chunk of the original cast is now dead and new characters having taken their places. The series also became much more space focused, with very few episodes taking place on earth and with an noticeably [[OffModel lower budget]] in the animation department.
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