History Series / Animorphs

3rd Sep '17 10:21:40 PM GroLor
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* ItsAWonderfulPlot: In ''Not My Problem'', Jake wishes he could be a normal human again.

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* ItsAWonderfulPlot: In ''Not My Problem'', Jake wishes he could be a normal human again. The episode notably predated the fourth ''Megamorphs'' book, which had the same premise.
24th Aug '17 2:13:06 PM dsneybuf
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The popularity of the ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' book series eventually led to a live action television series. This was initially met with a ''lot'' of resistance within the fanbase, due to feelings that this would eventually cheapen the great book series, and that the books would translate more easily to an animated adaptation due to their truly alien aliens and the premise of morphing. But even in the midst of the backlash, Scholastic went ahead with production and the series premiered September 15, 1998 on {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}. The series didn't gain the same popularity as the books, and only lasted 26 episodes. Reruns currently air on {{Qubo}}. The series is also now available on Netflix.

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The popularity of the ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' book series eventually led to a live action television series. This was initially met with a ''lot'' of resistance within the fanbase, due to feelings that this would eventually cheapen the great book series, and that the books would translate more easily to an animated adaptation due to their truly alien aliens and the premise of morphing. But even in the midst of the backlash, Scholastic went ahead with production and the series premiered September 15, 1998 on {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}. The series didn't gain the same popularity as the books, and only lasted 26 episodes. Reruns currently air on {{Qubo}}. The series is also now available on Netflix.
19th Mar '17 12:17:05 PM nombretomado
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The popularity of the ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' book series eventually led to a live action television series. This was initially met with a ''lot'' of resistance within the fanbase, due to feelings that this would eventually cheapen the great book series, and that the books would translate more easily to an animated adaptation due to their truly alien aliens and the premise of morphing. But even in the midst of the backlash, Scholastic went ahead with production and the series premiered September 15, 1998 on {{Nickelodeon}}. The series didn't gain the same popularity as the books, and only lasted 26 episodes. Reruns currently air on {{Qubo}}. The series is also now available on Netflix.

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The popularity of the ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' book series eventually led to a live action television series. This was initially met with a ''lot'' of resistance within the fanbase, due to feelings that this would eventually cheapen the great book series, and that the books would translate more easily to an animated adaptation due to their truly alien aliens and the premise of morphing. But even in the midst of the backlash, Scholastic went ahead with production and the series premiered September 15, 1998 on {{Nickelodeon}}.{{Creator/Nickelodeon}}. The series didn't gain the same popularity as the books, and only lasted 26 episodes. Reruns currently air on {{Qubo}}. The series is also now available on Netflix.
27th Oct '16 4:06:49 PM themisterfree
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Added DiffLines:

* OpeningNarration: Delivered by Jake, which replaces the kickass vocal theme in the middle of season 1.
11th Aug '16 4:54:41 PM drac0blade
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* [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Show]]: David. There was a teaser at the end of ''The Threat'' which implied he might show up in Ani-TV, but he never did and to add insult to injury, his lion morph was taken by his archnemesis Rachel.
* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: This series covers the whole gamut. Some episodes are very faithful adapations of the source material (such as ''The Alien''), whereas others [[InNameOnly borrowed the title and not much else]] (such as ''The Reaction'').
* StatusQuoIsGod: In ''Changes'' Ax builds himself a spaceship out of spare parts, pre-empting [[MemeticMutation Tony Stark]] by a decade. Though this was the series finale, Ax's spaceship still failed to get off the ground, presumably because he was never able to leave Earth in the books.

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* [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Show]]: David. There was a teaser at the end of ''The Threat'' which implied he might show up in Ani-TV, but he never did and to add insult to injury, his lion morph was taken by his archnemesis arch-nemesis Rachel.
* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: This series covers the whole gamut. Some episodes are very faithful adapations adaptations of the source material (such as ''The Alien''), whereas others [[InNameOnly borrowed the title and not much else]] (such as ''The Reaction'').
* StatusQuoIsGod: In ''Changes'' Ax builds himself a spaceship out of spare parts, pre-empting preempting [[MemeticMutation Tony Stark]] by a decade. Though this was the series finale, Ax's spaceship still failed to get off the ground, presumably because he was never able to leave left Earth in the books.



* ThemeTune: "It's All In Your Hands", which is admittedly pretty good.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Compared to their book counterparts? Pretty much all of them.

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* ThemeTune: "It's All In Your Hands", Hands," which is admittedly pretty good.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Compared to their book counterparts? Pretty much all of them.everyone.
11th Aug '16 4:51:45 PM drac0blade
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* ShoutOut: Rachel's dialog in the television adaptation of "The Stranger." After the Ellimist shows the kids what the future of Earth will be like if they continue to fight, Rachel asks a familiar question: [[Literature/AChristmasCarol "What you showed us...is it the definite future or just a possible one"]]?

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* ShoutOut: Rachel's dialog in the television adaptation of "The Stranger." After the Ellimist shows the kids what the future of Earth will be like if they continue to fight, Rachel asks a familiar question: [[Literature/AChristmasCarol "What you showed us...is it the definite future or just a possible one"]]?one?"]]
11th Aug '16 4:50:45 PM drac0blade
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* RefugeInAudacity: Used the heroes and villains alike. The Animorphs at one point memorably defeat the Yeerks with ''water balloons'', and the Yeerk plots in season two range from 'sell people cell phones with Yeerks inside them' to 'air an awful sitcom that will brainwash people'.

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* RefugeInAudacity: Used the heroes and villains alike. The Animorphs at one point memorably defeat the Yeerks with ''water balloons'', and the Yeerk plots in season two range from 'sell people cell phones with Yeerks inside them' to 'air an awful sitcom that will brainwash people'.people.'



* ShoutOut: Rachel's dialog in the television adaptation of "The Stranger". After the Ellimist shows the kids what the future of Earth will be like if they continue to fight, Rachel asks a familiar question: [[Literature/AChristmasCarol "What you showed us...is it the definite future or just a possible one"]]?

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* ShoutOut: Rachel's dialog in the television adaptation of "The Stranger". Stranger." After the Ellimist shows the kids what the future of Earth will be like if they continue to fight, Rachel asks a familiar question: [[Literature/AChristmasCarol "What you showed us...is it the definite future or just a possible one"]]?



* TheBadGuyWins: In "Not My Problem". Too bad for the Yeerks it's just an ItsAWonderfulPlot episode.

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* TheBadGuyWins: In "Not My Problem". Problem." Too bad for the Yeerks it's just an ItsAWonderfulPlot episode.
11th Aug '16 4:46:57 PM drac0blade
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* CanonForeigner: Several, though the most memorable are [[RebelLeader Hugo]], [[MagicalNegro Fred]], [[CrazySurvivalist Mr. Perkins]] and the [[VoiceOfTheResistance unnamed kid]] played by Shawn Roberts, who is credited as "Skater Dude". [[MacGuffin Elfangor's disk]] is a non-character example.

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* CanonForeigner: Several, though the most memorable are [[RebelLeader Hugo]], [[MagicalNegro Fred]], [[CrazySurvivalist Mr. Perkins]] and the [[VoiceOfTheResistance unnamed kid]] played by Shawn Roberts, who is credited as "Skater Dude". Dude." [[MacGuffin Elfangor's disk]] is a non-character example.



* NoNameGiven: The resistance fighter played by Shawn Roberts is credited simply as "Skater Dude". Which is strange, seeing as how he is [[InformedAttribute never seen skating]].

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* NoNameGiven: The resistance fighter played by Shawn Roberts is credited simply as "Skater Dude". Dude." Which is strange, seeing as how he is [[InformedAttribute never seen skating]].
20th Apr '16 2:28:36 PM Fangusu
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* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: In the books, Marco is a cynical, but sympathetic, JerkWithAHeartOfGold. His television counterpart, on the other hand, is an all-round sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad things happen to him until he finally breaks down and cries.

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* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: In the books, Marco is a cynical, but sympathetic, JerkWithAHeartOfGold.SnarkKnight. His television counterpart, on the other hand, is an all-round sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad things happen to him until he finally breaks down and cries.



** Visser Three counts as well. In the books, he is a legitimate threat. In the show, though, he doesn't actually accomplish much in his plans, and what he ''does'' accomplish is more due to the Animorphs' incompetence than his own efforts.



* BigBad: Visser Three, theoretically. He doesn't actually accomplish much, though, and what he ''does'' accomplish is more due to the Animorphs's incompetence than his own efforts.

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* BigBad: Visser Three, theoretically. He doesn't actually accomplish much, though, and what he ''does'' accomplish is more due to the Animorphs's incompetence than his own efforts.Three.
10th Mar '16 10:18:41 AM Fangusu
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* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: In the books, Marco is a cynical, but sympathetic, JerkWithAHeartOfGold. His television counterpart, on the other hand, is an all-round sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad things happen to him until he finally breaks down and cries.



* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: In the books, Marco is a sympathetic JerkWithAHeartOfGold. His television counterpart, on the flip side, is an all-round sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad things happen to him until he finally breaks down and cries.
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