History WhatCouldHaveBeen / WesternAnimation

20th Feb '17 9:48:13 PM Anddrix
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* The ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' animated series, set to air on the Sci Fi Channel from 1998-1999, including a five-part miniseries, 26 episode syndicated series, action figures and a Marvel tie-in comic.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'' animated series, set to air on the Sci Fi Channel from 1998-1999, including a five-part miniseries, 26 episode syndicated series, action figures and a Marvel tie-in comic.
20th Feb '17 2:01:51 PM BleuStar365
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* What do ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'',''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' have in common? They were all originally pitched to be Nicktoons on Nickelodeon. While there's no word on why Nickelodeon didn't pick ''The Proud Family'' or ''Pepper Ann'', ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' wasn't picked because Danny Antonnucci (the show creator) was afraid Nickelodeon was going to [[ExecutiveMeddling bombard his show with notes on how to tone down the content and make it more palatable for Nickelodeon's audience]][[note]]Nickelodeon these days isn't as adventurous as Creator/CartoonNetwork is when it comes to airing shows that shock the censors. While there are some in the current line-up that [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar love to get one over on the censors]] like ''Sanjay and Craig'', ''Fairly [=OddParents=]'', and some of the older episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', none of them can reach the bar set by such past shows as ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', or even ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!''. In comparison, Creator/CartoonNetwork is considered a child- and family-friendly network, but most of their programming outside of Creator/AdultSwim have become infamous for delighting young and old alike with its risque content, particularly these days when nearly all of their original programming carries a TV-PG rating[[/note]]. ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is an interesting case because its pilot was shown on Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'' rip-off ''Random Cartoons'' and, despite how popular the short was, the network rejected it twice before Cartoon Network claimed it -- and it couldn't have come at a better time for Cartoon Network, since it was in the midst of its 2004 to 2009 DorkAge, where all of its classic cartoons were sent to Boomerang, its Cartoon Cartoon era was over (ending with ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'''s finale movie and truncated final season), it was airing live-action shows and movies in a desperate and misguided bid to be like Nickelodeon (the infamous CN Real programming and its airing of such movies and syndicated shows as ''Goosebumps'', ''Dumb and Dumber'', ''Hellboy'', and ''The Mask''), and the few cartoons it had (like ''Chowder'', ''Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack'', ''Camp Lazlo'', and ''Class of 3000'') weren't favorably received or were getting ScrewedByTheNetwork, and it needed something -- anything -- to WinBackTheCrowd.

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* What do ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'',''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'', ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' have in common? They were all originally pitched to be Nicktoons on Nickelodeon. While there's no word on why Nickelodeon didn't pick ''The Proud Family'' or ''Pepper Ann'', ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' wasn't picked because Danny Antonnucci (the show creator) was afraid Nickelodeon was going to [[ExecutiveMeddling bombard his show with notes on how to tone down the content and make it more palatable for Nickelodeon's audience]][[note]]Nickelodeon these days isn't as adventurous as Creator/CartoonNetwork is when it comes to airing shows that shock the censors. While there are some in the current line-up that [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar love to get one over on the censors]] like ''Sanjay and Craig'', ''Fairly [=OddParents=]'', and some of the older episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', none of them can reach the bar set by such past shows as ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', or even ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!''. In comparison, Creator/CartoonNetwork is considered a child- and family-friendly network, but most of their programming outside of Creator/AdultSwim have become infamous for delighting young and old alike with its risque content, particularly these days when nearly all of their original programming carries a TV-PG rating[[/note]]. ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is an interesting case because its pilot was shown on Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'' rip-off ''Random Cartoons'' and, despite how popular the short was, the network rejected it twice before Cartoon Network claimed it -- and it couldn't have come at a better time for Cartoon Network, since it was in the midst of its 2004 to 2009 DorkAge, where all of its classic cartoons were sent to Boomerang, its Cartoon Cartoon era was over (ending with ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'''s finale movie and truncated final season), it was airing live-action shows and movies in a desperate and misguided bid to be like Nickelodeon (the infamous CN Real programming and its airing of such movies and syndicated shows as ''Goosebumps'', ''Dumb and Dumber'', ''Hellboy'', and ''The Mask''), and the few cartoons it had (like ''Chowder'', ''Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack'', ''Camp Lazlo'', and ''Class of 3000'') weren't favorably received or were getting ScrewedByTheNetwork, and it needed something -- anything -- to WinBackTheCrowd.
19th Feb '17 8:24:44 AM DaibhidC
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** It was originally going to be a James Bond spoof called Double-O Duck, with Drake Mallard as a globe-trotting spy working for SHUSH. All the villains were going to be agents of FOWL (Fiendish Organization of World Larceny) with Steelbeak overseeing them as the show's big bad.
** The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "The Masked Mallard" inspired the writers to think up some more episodes featuring Scrooge's heroic alter-ego. Eventually, they came up with so many episodes, they decided to create a new show starring a different character.

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** It was originally going to be a James Bond spoof called Double-O Duck, with Drake Mallard as a globe-trotting spy working for SHUSH. All the villains were going to be agents of FOWL (Fiendish Organization of World Larceny) with Steelbeak overseeing them as the show's big bad.
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bad. The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "The Masked Mallard" inspired the writers to think up some more episodes featuring Scrooge's heroic alter-ego. Eventually, they came up with so many episodes, they decided to create a new show starring a different character.
19th Feb '17 8:24:12 AM DaibhidC
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*** The writers came up with the idea of a spin-off set Twenty Minutes into the Future, featuring Gosalyn as either a teenager or young adult, and featuring her own superhero alter-ego, Quiverwing Quack (who had previously appeared on Darkwing, and was a Comicbook/GreenArrow parody, right down to the trick arrows). It never got past the planning stages.
*** There were also several episodes planned that never got produced, including the return of such baddies as Paddywhack and Taurus Bulba.
*** Taurus Bulba did in fact come back as a cyborg. It's just that after that episode, they never did anything with the plotline.
*** Also, Darkwing and Morgana were eventually going to get married and have kids together down the line if the show had continued.
*** There were plans for an episode where DW and Evil Twin Negaduck had to team up to defeat a somehow revived Manifest Dark Side Negaduck.

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*** ** The writers came up with the idea of a spin-off set Twenty Minutes into the Future, featuring Gosalyn as either a teenager or young adult, and featuring her own superhero alter-ego, Quiverwing Quack (who had previously appeared on Darkwing, and was a Comicbook/GreenArrow parody, right down to the trick arrows). It never got past the planning stages.
*** ** There were also several episodes planned that never got produced, including the return of such baddies as Paddywhack and Taurus Bulba.
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Bulba. Taurus Bulba did in fact come back as a cyborg. It's just that after that episode, they never did anything with the plotline.
*** ** Also, Darkwing and Morgana were eventually going to get married and have kids together down the line if the show had continued.
*** ** There were plans for an episode where DW and Evil Twin Negaduck had to team up to defeat a somehow revived Manifest Dark Side Negaduck.
19th Feb '17 8:20:48 AM DaibhidC
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** A new [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] show called ''Hulk: Gamma Corps'' was originally supposed to air to cash-in on ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. It never got off the ground, but elements of it were absorbed into ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.

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** * A new [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] show called ''Hulk: Gamma Corps'' was originally supposed to air to cash-in on ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. It never got off the ground, but elements of it were absorbed into ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.
19th Feb '17 7:43:17 AM DaibhidC
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* While the actual show only showcased Superman, there were design sketches for other characters for ''ComicBook/SuperBestFriendsForever''. Robin would have resembled his Dick Grayson incarnation and be just as skinny as Batgirl, Batman would have looked like a big, hulking brute almost reminiscent to his ''[[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns Dark Knight Returns]]'' incarnation and Wonder Woman would have had a majorly chiseled look to her.

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* While the actual show only showcased Superman, there were design sketches for other characters for ''ComicBook/SuperBestFriendsForever''.''WesternAnimation/SuperBestFriendsForever''. Robin would have resembled his Dick Grayson incarnation and be just as skinny as Batgirl, Batman would have looked like a big, hulking brute almost reminiscent to his ''[[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns Dark Knight Returns]]'' incarnation and Wonder Woman would have had a majorly chiseled look to her.
18th Feb '17 6:14:56 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* The fist ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short Stan Freberg recorded was titled "For He's A Jolly Good Fala" which was to have been directed by ''Creator/BobClampett'', it was about Franklin D. Roosevelt and his dog Fala, production ceased after the death of Roosevelt, it is unknown how much of the cartoon was completed, although it is said some footage was inserted into the ''Creator/ChuckJones'' cartoon "Fresh Airdale".

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* The fist ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short Stan Freberg recorded was titled "For He's A Jolly Good Fala" which was to have been directed by ''Creator/BobClampett'', Creator/BobClampett, it was about Franklin D. Roosevelt and his dog Fala, production ceased after the death of Roosevelt, it is unknown how much of the cartoon was completed, although it is said some footage was inserted into the ''Creator/ChuckJones'' Creator/ChuckJones cartoon "Fresh Airdale".
8th Feb '17 6:54:12 AM themisterfree
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** Early concept and pitch art shows a different line-up for the series. One piece had Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, the John Stewart Green Lantern (who would've worn a mask), Aquaman (with his classic design) and Orion. Another featured the same line-up, but with Orion gone, and the inclusion of Green Arrow, Black Canary and Hawkman, with Hawkgirl apparently planned to appear as well.
** ''Justice League'' was originally pitched as being a show about the JLA and their [[Comicbook/YoungJustice sidekicks]], being more aimed for the Saturday Morning Cartoon kids crowd. Thankfully, wiser decisions were made. A reel of test animation for the early concept shows Robin and Impulse to be the sidekicks, along with a teenage girl version of Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}, who ironically ended up becoming a CanonImmigrant.

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** Early concept and pitch art shows a different line-up for the series. One piece had Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, the John Stewart Green Lantern (who would've worn a mask), Aquaman (with his classic design) and Orion. Another featured the same line-up, but with Orion gone, and the inclusion of Green Arrow, Black Canary and Hawkman, with Hawkgirl apparently planned to appear as well.
well. [[http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/jl/backstage/modelsheets/misc1.jpg Yet another]] featured Aquaman as he appeared in ''S:TAS'', plus Green Lantern Hal Jordan.
** ''Justice League'' was originally pitched as being a show about the JLA and their [[Comicbook/YoungJustice sidekicks]], being more aimed for the Saturday Morning Cartoon kids crowd.crowd (having been pitched to Creator/KidsWB originally). Thankfully, wiser decisions were made. A reel of test animation for the early concept shows Robin and Impulse to be the sidekicks, along with a teenage girl version of Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}, who ironically ended up becoming a CanonImmigrant.



** The JLU episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E5ThisLittlePiggy This Little Piggy]]" would have contained perhaps the greatest moment of the entire animated DCU: The Joker would have been shown with Harley Quinn and his gang, laying out his plans for a wild and complex crime. He would have then spotted Batman walking by, carrying a pig dressed like Wonder Woman and talking to it. After a pause, the Joker would have thrown up his hands and called the scheme off, saying nothing he planned could possibly top that. Sadly, they couldn't find a way to fit this into the episode's time constraints.

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** The JLU episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E5ThisLittlePiggy This Little Piggy]]" would have contained perhaps the greatest moment of the entire animated DCU: DCAU: The Joker would have been shown with Harley Quinn and his gang, laying out his plans for a wild and complex crime. He would have then spotted Batman walking by, carrying a pig dressed like Wonder Woman and talking to it. After a pause, the Joker would have thrown up his hands and called the scheme off, saying nothing he planned could possibly top that. Sadly, they couldn't find a way to fit this into the episode's time constraints.



** Similarly, there have long been rumors for a DCAU WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes show, with LSH episode of JLU serving as something of a BackdoorPilot. However, the LSH show that was eventually produced was not a part of the DCAU, although it did borrow some characterizations and voice actors.

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** Similarly, there have long been rumors for a DCAU WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' show, with LSH episode of JLU serving as something of a BackdoorPilot. However, the LSH show that was eventually produced was not a part of the DCAU, although it did borrow some characterizations and voice actors.



** Hanna-Barbera was developing a Teen Titans series in the mid-70s, though it was rejected. Nothing has been said about the premise of the series, though concept art revealed the members: Robin, Lilith, Wonder Girl, Aqualad, Mal, and Kid Flash. A PoorlyDisguisedPilot was included as an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'', which revealed it to be more of the same, but with younger versions of the characters.
** In 1983, Hanna-Barbera tried once more and pitched an adaptation of "The New Teen Titans" to ABC. It almost happened, until the network executives decided that they wanted a show more in line with the Smurfs (which at the time had been very successful). Alan Burnett had developed the proposal, and the team would have included all of the members except Robin (due to him being used in ''Super Friends''). Wonder Girl was stated to be the leader instead, and the Titans would have fought Trigon and Blackfire. Some of the artwork shown at a HB exhibition reveals that Comicbook/{{Raven}} and Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} would have been given vehicles, for possible merchandise appeal. Cyborg would ride a motorcycle, while Raven would ride upon some sort of hoverboard. Not all ''was'' lost, though - the gathered team did show up... in an anti-drug commercial and Cyborg proved popular enough to appear in the final season of ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''.

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** Hanna-Barbera Creator/HannaBarbera was developing a Teen Titans series in the mid-70s, though it was rejected. Nothing has been said about the premise of the series, though concept art revealed the members: Robin, Lilith, Wonder Girl, Aqualad, Mal, and Kid Flash. A PoorlyDisguisedPilot was included as an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'', which revealed it to be more of the same, but with younger versions of the characters.
** In 1983, Hanna-Barbera tried once more and pitched an adaptation of "The New Teen Titans" to ABC.Creator/{{ABC}}. It almost happened, until the network executives decided that they wanted a show more in line with the Smurfs (which at the time had been very successful). Alan Burnett had developed the proposal, and the team would have included all of the members except Robin (due to him being used in ''Super Friends''). Wonder Girl was stated to be the leader instead, and the Titans would have fought Trigon and Blackfire. Some of the artwork shown at a HB exhibition reveals that Comicbook/{{Raven}} and Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} would have been given vehicles, for possible merchandise appeal. Cyborg would ride a motorcycle, while Raven would ride upon some sort of hoverboard. Not all ''was'' lost, though - the gathered team did show up... in an anti-drug commercial and Cyborg proved popular enough to appear in the final season of ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''.



* In 2006, [[http://sebastianvonbuchwald.com/blog/2011/08/18/plastic-man-tv-pilot/ a pilot of a new interpretation]] of ComicBook/PlasticMan was offered to Creator/CartoonNetwork. Sadly, it was never picked up, despite being impressively well animated, containing a lot of both visual and verbal fun and managing to gain quite the fandom (that still hoped it would "pull an WesternAnimation/AdventureTime"). It eventually did ''sort of'' "pull an ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''," being aired as a series of shorts on the ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' block.

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* In 2006, [[http://sebastianvonbuchwald.com/blog/2011/08/18/plastic-man-tv-pilot/ a pilot of a new interpretation]] of ComicBook/PlasticMan was offered to Creator/CartoonNetwork. Sadly, it was never picked up, despite being impressively well animated, containing a lot of both visual and verbal fun and managing to gain quite the fandom (that still hoped it would "pull an WesternAnimation/AdventureTime"). It eventually did ''sort of'' "pull an ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''," being aired as a series of shorts on the ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' block.block; the version of Plastic Man from the pilot also showed up in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' as a major recurring character.



** The oddest of the bunch for the heroes of that storyline was the Lizard. That was because originally, it was supposed to have been the Hulk. However, he had his own cartoon at the time and was replaced with She-Hulk. However, she ended up joining the Hulk in his series so the green-skinned character was replaced ''again'' with the Lizard.

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** The oddest of the bunch for the heroes of that storyline was the Lizard. That was because originally, it was supposed to have been the Hulk. However, he had his own cartoon on Creator/{{UPN}} at the time and was replaced with She-Hulk. However, she ended up joining the Hulk in his series so the green-skinned character was replaced ''again'' with the Lizard.



** At one point, there were plans for Fox to do a low budget adaptation of the first 26 issues of the original [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] comics, which would have extended the contract with Marvel long enough to allow the network to continue airing ''Spider-Man: The Animated Series''.

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** At one point, there were plans for Fox Creator/FoxKids to do a low budget adaptation of the first 26 issues of the original [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] comics, which would have extended the contract with Marvel long enough to allow the network to continue airing ''Spider-Man: The Animated Series''.



* Had ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' been renewed for third season, there were plans to adapt Sue's pregnancy arc. ComicBook/SheHulk and Medusa would also have appeared and joined the team.

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* Had ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' been renewed for a third season, there were plans to adapt Sue's pregnancy arc. ComicBook/SheHulk and Medusa would also have appeared and joined the team.team.
** ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' also had third season plans; dubbed "The Fall and Rise of Tony Stark", where Julia puts Tony into a downward spiral after a "put up or shut up" ultimatum, and Tony had to deal with his inner demons.



* At the time of Marvel's near-bankruptcy in the mid-1990s, they were planning solo shows based on two of their heroes: ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} (which would have been DarkerAndEdgier than similar shows of the time) and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.

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* At the time of Marvel's near-bankruptcy in the mid-1990s, they were planning solo shows based on two of their heroes: ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} (which heroes. First, another ''Daredevil'' series was pitched to Fox Kids in 1999, but it was pushed back to air alongside a live-action movie that ended up not being made. Concept art shows that the villains would've included Comicbook/TheKingpin, Comicbook/{{Elektra}}, Comicbook/ThePunisher and [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]]; It would have been DarkerAndEdgier than similar shows of the time) time.
** Secondly, a solo ComicBook/CaptainAmerica series- scripts, models
and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.a one-minute pitch film were in the can when the plug got pulled; the timeslot that would've gone to it on FK Saturdays instead went to ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretFilesOfTheSpyDogs''.



* Another ''Daredevil'' series was pitched to Fox Kids in 1999, but it was pushed back to air alongside a live-action movie that ended up not being made. Concept art shows that the villains would've included Comicbook/TheKingpin, Comicbook/{{Elektra}}, Comicbook/ThePunisher and [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]].



* There was to be an X-Men animated series in 1983 for NBC, but similar to the case of the ''Titans'' cartoon, it was scrapped in favor of having more cute and child-friendly shows to ape the success of the Smurfs. The lineup would have included Comicbook/{{Storm}}, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}, Comicbook/KittyPryde (using the codename "Ariel"), ComicBook/MsMarvel (renamed "Lady Lightning"), Thunderbird, and Videoman (who had previously appeared on ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends''). It would've been a HighSchoolAU of sorts, featuring the cast as teenagers attending a public high school. Ironically enough, that's pretty much the premise of the much later ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' TV series.
** The 1989 "Pryde of the X-Men" cartoon was developed as a pilot for a potential series, but Marvel ran into financial issues and nothing further got off the ground, including an idea for a second special detailing the history of Jean Grey and the Phoenix.

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* There was to be an X-Men animated series in 1983 for NBC, Creator/{{NBC}}, but similar to the case of the ''Titans'' cartoon, it was scrapped in favor of having more cute and child-friendly shows to ape the success of the Smurfs. The lineup would have included Comicbook/{{Storm}}, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}, Comicbook/KittyPryde (using the codename "Ariel"), ComicBook/MsMarvel (renamed "Lady Lightning"), Thunderbird, and Videoman (who had previously appeared on ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends''). It would've been a HighSchoolAU of sorts, featuring the cast as teenagers attending a public high school. Ironically enough, that's pretty much the premise of the much later ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' TV series.
** The 1989 "Pryde of the X-Men" cartoon was developed as a pilot for a potential series, series (again on NBC), but Marvel ran into financial issues and nothing further got off the ground, including an idea for a second special detailing the history of Jean Grey and the Phoenix.Phoenix. (The original idea ffor the special would've involved the Sentinels, but that was dropped for Magneto and the Brotherhood [[MerchandiseDriven to pitch toys]].)



** In a crazy case of this, the official website (no less) for the show has under Numbuh 5's entry: "Her big secret: She wears glasses." Which is the case in the pilot (and ''CARAMEL'', and her opposite-verse self in ''POOL''), but ''not'' the character as we know her.

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** In a crazy case of this, the official website (no less) for the show has under Numbuh 5's entry: "Her big secret: She wears glasses." Which is the case in the pilot (and ''CARAMEL'', and her opposite-verse self in ''POOL''), ''POOL''; the flash game ''Operation: STARTUP'' on the CN website can have her wear glasses briefly to reveal hidden objects), but ''not'' the character as we know her.



** If Sierra wasn't made, It would have been very likely for Beth to take her role as Cody's StalkerWithACrush.

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** If Sierra wasn't made, It it would have been very likely for Beth to take her role as Cody's StalkerWithACrush.
6th Feb '17 10:31:24 AM KrspaceT
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Agent Kallus's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zstnZrz_3M reveal trailer]] shows that at one point in development he was going to be a Chiss ([[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Thrawn's]] species).

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Agent Kallus's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zstnZrz_3M reveal trailer]] shows that at one point in development he was going to be a Chiss ([[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Thrawn's]] species). The Chiss were later represented in the show by Thrawn himself.
3rd Feb '17 4:59:11 AM Doug86
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** The original premise had Anakin and Obi-Wan in recurring roles, while the main characters would be a Twi’lek Jedi named Sendak (named after Creator/MauriceSendak) and his Togruta padawan Ashla (later becoming Ahsoka), who would team up with a smuggler pilot named Cad (later becoming Cad Bane), his mistress Lupe and their Gungan strongman Lunker. This premise would be [[RefittedForSequel reused]] for its sequel series ''StarWarsRebels'', though the characters would be changed: Sendak became human Jedi Knight Kanan Jarrus, Ashla became Kanan's male padawan Ezra Bridger, Cad became female Twi'lek smuggler pilot Hera Syndulla, Lupe became Mandalorian Sabine Wren and Lunker became Lasat strongman Zeb Orrelios.

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** The original premise had Anakin and Obi-Wan in recurring roles, while the main characters would be a Twi’lek Jedi named Sendak (named after Creator/MauriceSendak) and his Togruta padawan Ashla (later becoming Ahsoka), who would team up with a smuggler pilot named Cad (later becoming Cad Bane), his mistress Lupe and their Gungan strongman Lunker. This premise would be [[RefittedForSequel reused]] for its sequel series ''StarWarsRebels'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', though the characters would be changed: Sendak became human Jedi Knight Kanan Jarrus, Ashla became Kanan's male padawan Ezra Bridger, Cad became female Twi'lek smuggler pilot Hera Syndulla, Lupe became Mandalorian Sabine Wren and Lunker became Lasat strongman Zeb Orrelios.
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