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28th Jul '16 9:02:17 PM billybobfred
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** The very first ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon|Red And Blue}}'' game went through a number of title options due to trademark issues and was rejected several times by Creator/{{Nintendo}} who didn't understand the concept. It took some help from Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto to get Nintendo on board. It was also Miyamoto's idea to [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo split the cartridges]] to aid in the trading aspect of the game. They were initially announced in an early form in 1990, and didn't come out until 1996.

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** The very first ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon|Red And Blue}}'' game went through a number of title options due to trademark issues and was rejected several times by Creator/{{Nintendo}} who didn't understand the concept. It took some help from Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto to get Nintendo on board. It was also Miyamoto's idea to [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo split the cartridges]] to aid in the trading aspect of the game. They were initially announced in an early form in 1990, and didn't come out until 1996. The six-year development period resulted in the source code being a total mess, which [[HereWeGoAgain forced the localization team to completely reprogram the game from scratch just to translate it]] -- as a result, the US release was two and a half years later, in 1998.
27th Jul '16 11:29:32 AM Kakai
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* ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' was languishing on Brandon Sanderson's shelf as a piece of literature for ten-odd years, always awaiting a rewrite, before Dynamite came along and asked if there's something Sanderson has that they could turn into a graphic novel.
25th Jul '16 3:56:02 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The survival horror series ''VideoGame/ObsCure'' had two games released in 2004 and 2006, with the second game ending on a cliffhanger revealing the existence of a GreaterScopeVillain. The sequel went through [[WhatCouldHaveBeen multiple incarnations]] before its developer, Hydravision Entertainment, went bankrupt in 2012. Ex-Hydravision employees reformed the company as Mighty Rocket Studios and released the game in 2013, by which time it had become a [[DivorcedInstallment non-canon spinoff]][=/=]ContinuityReboot called ''Final Exam''.
25th Jul '16 3:42:20 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdgeCatalyst'' was released in 2016, eight years after [[VideoGame/MirrorsEdge the original game]]. The first ''Mirror's Edge'' was intended as the first part of a planned trilogy, and less than a year after its release, Creator/ElectronicArts confirmed that the sequel was in full production. After that, various announcements popped up online every few months, usually with one or more EA executives or developer staff members saying that, yes, the game was being worked on. More than one prototype for the game was scrapped by the publisher, and despite the dev industry generally knowing that the game was in development at DICE, there was no announcement for months as to the overall status of the game. In the end, ''Catalyst'' was pushed back for a next-gen release on the Frostbite 2 engine after DICE finished ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'', serving as a ContinuityReboot for the StillbornFranchise.
11th Jul '16 5:04:40 PM troperwithoutaname
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* ''Wildflower,'' the follow up to Australian plunderphonics collective Music/TheAvalanches' debut album ''Music/SinceILeftYou'', was released in July 2016, nearly ''sixteen years'' after their critically lauded debut. Every so often, a member of the band claimed it was done and they were just clearing the samples (this being important, since they're a plunderphonics group that means almost ''all'' of their music is samples), but then nothing was heard for a few years. Up to the release of ''Wildflower'', the group even {{lampshaded}} the album's perpetual development with a trailer for a (pseudo) documentary entitled ''Since They Left Us'' that featured several artists that [[SpecialGuest would end up being featured]] on ''Wildflower'', including Music/DannyBrown, Ariel Pink, and Father John Misty. Fans and critics generally agree that ''Wildflower'' was worth the wait.
11th Jul '16 3:58:51 PM PF
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* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' was originally announced in 2006 as a CGI FracturedFairytale named "''Rapunzel Unbraided''" about a girl and a pizza delivery boy who were transported into the world of ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'', where the actual Rapunzel and her prince had been [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into animals]]. This concept was abandoned rather quickly and it was turned into a more faithful adaptation. Originally it was meant to look like a watercolor painting (similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Paperman}}'') however the animation was too expensive and difficult to use, thus it was swapped for a more traditional AllCGICartoon. The original plot was a DarkerAndEdgier GenreThrowback to early ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'' films starring Rapunzel alongside a GentleGiant thief named Bastion however it was lightened up considerably when directors changed. Due to how tasking animating Rapunzel's hair was, and the multiple story changes, the movie didn't end up coming out until 2010. Take into account Creator/WaltDisney's aborted attempts at adapting ''Rapunzel'', and the road to the premiere seems even longer.
* Since about 2003, there had been talks of doing another ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' film known tentatively as "The Jungle Movie" which would find Arnold discovering what really happened to his parents and resolving things with Helga. After the box office failure of ''Hey Arnold! The Movie'' this was put on the backburner and became a case of WhatCouldHaveBeen. Now, after 14 years, it was announced that the movie will finally be made (as a pair of TV movies) with Creator/CraigBartlett at the helm, scheduled for release in 2017.

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* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' was originally announced in 2006 as a CGI FracturedFairytale named "''Rapunzel Unbraided''" about a girl and a pizza delivery boy who were transported into the world of ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'', where the actual Rapunzel and her prince had been [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into animals]]. This concept was abandoned rather quickly and it was turned into a more faithful adaptation. Originally it was meant to look like a watercolor painting (similar painting.[[note]]Similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Paperman}}'') however ''WesternAnimation/{{Paperman}}''[[/note]]. However, the animation was too expensive and difficult to use, thus it was swapped for a more traditional AllCGICartoon. The original plot was a DarkerAndEdgier GenreThrowback to early ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'' films starring Rapunzel alongside a GentleGiant thief named Bastion however Bastion. However, it was lightened up considerably when directors changed. Due to how tasking animating Rapunzel's hair was, and the multiple story changes, the movie didn't end up coming out until 2010. Take into account Creator/WaltDisney's aborted attempts at adapting ''Rapunzel'', and the road to the premiere seems even longer.
* Since about 2003, there had been talks of doing another ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' film known tentatively as "The "''The Jungle Movie" Movie''" which would find Arnold discovering what really happened to his parents and resolving things with Helga. After the box office failure of ''Hey Arnold! The Movie'' Movie'', this was put on the backburner and became a case of WhatCouldHaveBeen. Now, after 14 years, In 2016, it was announced that the movie will finally be made (as a pair of TV movies) with Creator/CraigBartlett at the helm, helm. It scheduled for release in 2017.
11th Jul '16 12:31:05 PM dsneybuf
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* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' was originally announced in 2006 as a CGI FracturedFairytale named "''Rapunzel Unbraided''" about a girl and a pizza delivery boy who were transported into the world of ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'', where the actual Rapunzel and her prince had been [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into animals]]. This concept was abandoned rather quickly and it was turned into a more faithful adaptation. Originally it was meant to look like a watercolor painting (similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Paperman}}'') however the animation was too expensive and difficult to use, thus it was swapped for a more traditional AllCGICartoon. The original plot was a DarkerAndEdgier GenreThrowback to early ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'' films starring Rapunzel alongside a GentleGiant thief named Bastion however it was lightened up considerably when directors changed. Due to how tasking animating Rapunzel's hair was, and the multiple story changes, the movie didn't end up coming out until 2010.

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* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' was originally announced in 2006 as a CGI FracturedFairytale named "''Rapunzel Unbraided''" about a girl and a pizza delivery boy who were transported into the world of ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'', where the actual Rapunzel and her prince had been [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into animals]]. This concept was abandoned rather quickly and it was turned into a more faithful adaptation. Originally it was meant to look like a watercolor painting (similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Paperman}}'') however the animation was too expensive and difficult to use, thus it was swapped for a more traditional AllCGICartoon. The original plot was a DarkerAndEdgier GenreThrowback to early ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'' films starring Rapunzel alongside a GentleGiant thief named Bastion however it was lightened up considerably when directors changed. Due to how tasking animating Rapunzel's hair was, and the multiple story changes, the movie didn't end up coming out until 2010. Take into account Creator/WaltDisney's aborted attempts at adapting ''Rapunzel'', and the road to the premiere seems even longer.
11th Jul '16 6:05:08 AM Sammettik
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* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' [[RunningGag the]] AnimatedAdaptation!
9th Jul '16 9:57:51 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'':
** The third movie took a really, ''really'' long time. It was released on November 17, 2012, more than ''three years'' after the previous movie. [[spoiler: And the end product had nothing to do with the material from the trailer at the end of 2.22. This is all because the original script was scraped mid-production, having already reached storyboarding.]]

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* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'':
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''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'': The third movie took a really, ''really'' long time. It was released on November 17, 2012, more than ''three years'' after the previous movie. [[spoiler: And the The end product [[NeverTrustATrailer had nothing to do with the material from the trailer at the end of 2.22. This is all 22]] because the original script was scraped mid-production, having already reached storyboarding.]]
8th Jul '16 12:37:28 PM MisterBeeg
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* ''CAGE!'', a comic book mini-series by Creator/GenndyTartakovsky, was originally announced in 2007. It didn't get released until 2016, nine years later.
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