History WhatCouldHaveBeen / WesternAnimation

4th May '16 7:24:59 AM Homemaderat
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** A whole second round of Superstars 10 films, only two of which ever came to be, ''WesternAnimation/JonnysGoldenQuest'' and The ''WesternAnimation/FlintstonesChristmasCarol''. Others included: another western (but this time with Quick Draw as the main character), a Magilla Gorilla movie with him going to the opera, the Jetsons and the Flintstones meeting again but this time ending up in Rome ([[WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays where another HB family lived]]), another Top Cat movie and a movie where Yogi is shipped off to Russia and meets his Russian twin Yaki Bear.

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** A whole second round of Superstars 10 films, only two of which ever came to be, ''WesternAnimation/JonnysGoldenQuest'' and The ''WesternAnimation/FlintstonesChristmasCarol''.''http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/AFlintstonesChristmasCarol''. Others included: another western (but this time with Quick Draw as the main character), a Magilla Gorilla movie with him going to the opera, the Jetsons and the Flintstones meeting again but this time ending up in Rome ([[WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays where another HB family lived]]), another Top Cat movie and a movie where Yogi is shipped off to Russia and meets his Russian twin Yaki Bear.
4th May '16 7:23:11 AM Homemaderat
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** A whole second round of Superstars 10 films, only two of which ever came to be, ''WesternAnimation/JonnysGoldenQuest'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstonesChristmasCarol''. Others included: another western (but this time with Quick Draw as the main character), a Magilla Gorilla movie with him going to the opera, the Jetsons and the Flintstones meeting again but this time ending up in Rome ([[WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays where another HB family lived]]), another Top Cat movie and a movie where Yogi is shipped off to Russia and meets his Russian twin Yaki Bear.

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** A whole second round of Superstars 10 films, only two of which ever came to be, ''WesternAnimation/JonnysGoldenQuest'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstonesChristmasCarol''.The ''WesternAnimation/FlintstonesChristmasCarol''. Others included: another western (but this time with Quick Draw as the main character), a Magilla Gorilla movie with him going to the opera, the Jetsons and the Flintstones meeting again but this time ending up in Rome ([[WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays where another HB family lived]]), another Top Cat movie and a movie where Yogi is shipped off to Russia and meets his Russian twin Yaki Bear.
4th May '16 7:21:10 AM Homemaderat
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* Hanna-Barbera had been in the market for a "Gruesomes" show for a long time. Originally with hopes The J Evil Scientist family from Snooper and Blabber could be a 7-minute short. When that failed The Gruesomes were added to the Flintstones which didn't take. From there the idea of "The Gruesomes and the Twosomes" for a modern take. The Gruesome part of that got recycled as the Creeplies on the Laff-a-lympics (The Scientists and Gruesomes too lovable to be bad guys at that point) and what probably was the remains of a twosome couple had a BackDoorPilot in an episode of Wait TIll Your Father Gets Home.

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* Hanna-Barbera had been in the market for a "Gruesomes" show for a long time. Originally with hopes The J Evil Scientist family from Snooper and Blabber could be a 7-minute short. When that failed The Gruesomes were added to the Flintstones which didn't take. From there the idea of "The Gruesomes and the Twosomes" for a modern take. The Gruesome part of that got recycled as the Creeplies on the Laff-a-lympics (The Scientists and Gruesomes too lovable to be bad guys at that point) and what probably was the remains of a twosome couple had a BackDoorPilot in an episode of Wait TIll Till Your Father Gets Home.



* Likewise interviews later stated the character Fumbo Jumbo that took over some spotlight in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'' was a show that had not sold yet and his inclusion in that episode was aimed to sell the show as a PoorlyDisguisedPilot.



** A whole second round of Superstars 10 films, only two of which ever came to be, Jonny's Golden Quest and The Flintstones Christmas Carol. Others included: another western (but this time with Quick Draw as the main character), a Magilla Gorilla movie with him going to the opera, the Jetsons and the Flintstones meeting again but this time ending up in Rome ([[WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays where another HB family lived]]), and a movie where Yogi is shipped off to Russia and meets his Russian twin Yaki Bear.

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** A whole second round of Superstars 10 films, only two of which ever came to be, Jonny's Golden Quest ''WesternAnimation/JonnysGoldenQuest'' and The Flintstones Christmas Carol. ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstonesChristmasCarol''. Others included: another western (but this time with Quick Draw as the main character), a Magilla Gorilla movie with him going to the opera, the Jetsons and the Flintstones meeting again but this time ending up in Rome ([[WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays where another HB family lived]]), another Top Cat movie and a movie where Yogi is shipped off to Russia and meets his Russian twin Yaki Bear.
26th Apr '16 1:07:35 AM aye_amber
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*** "Stark Raving Dad" [[note]](the season 3 episode where Homer is put in a mental hospital and meets a big, bald mental patient who thinks he's Music/MichaelJackson)[[/note]] was originally supposed to have a sequel where the same big, bald mental patient returns and now thinks he's {{Prince}} and encourages everyone in town to be open and free with their sexual sides. While the premise of Springfield being free and open with their lives (with disastrous results) would be visited on the season five episode "Bart's Inner Child" (only it would be changed to everyone acting like Bart, and the man who encourages them is a motivational speaker named Brad Goodman, voiced by Albert Brooks) and, to some extent, also visited in the season 23 finale "Lisa Goes Gaga" (which has a famous pop singer whose clothes and music are considered offbeat and highly sexual trying to change Springfield), the original episode with Prince was written, but never made, due to one of two reasons: either Prince turned down the chance to do voicework or the producers gave Prince the chance to write the script himself and rejected the results (which were too weird and sexual for primetime TV at the time). Bill Oakley remembers it being the second reason, and that Prince and the producers could not reach a compromise, as Prince wanted his version on TV while the showrunners preferred their tamer script.

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*** "Stark Raving Dad" [[note]](the season 3 episode where Homer is put in a mental hospital and meets a big, bald mental patient who thinks he's Music/MichaelJackson)[[/note]] was originally supposed to have a sequel where the same big, bald mental patient returns and now thinks he's {{Prince}} Music/{{Prince}} and encourages everyone in town to be open and free with their sexual sides. While the premise of Springfield being free and open with their lives (with disastrous results) would be visited on the season five episode "Bart's Inner Child" (only it would be changed to everyone acting like Bart, and the man who encourages them is a motivational speaker named Brad Goodman, voiced by Albert Brooks) and, to some extent, also visited in the season 23 finale "Lisa Goes Gaga" (which has a famous pop singer whose clothes and music are considered offbeat and highly sexual trying to change Springfield), the original episode with Prince was written, but never made, due to one of two reasons: either Prince turned down the chance to do voicework or the producers gave Prince the chance to write the script himself and rejected the results (which were too weird and sexual for primetime TV at the time). Bill Oakley remembers it being the second reason, and that Prince and the producers could not reach a compromise, as Prince wanted his version on TV while the showrunners preferred their tamer script.
24th Apr '16 5:01:30 PM WJTaylor4
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** Creator/TimCurry auditioned for the role of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, but his performance was deemed "too creepy". Too creepy for the Joker. Think about that. Although according to Creator/PaulDini, Curry was recast due to the strain the voice put on his throat. Others have stated that the Fox Executives felt the voice he used was too similar to the voice he was using for ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'' which was also on at that time.

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** Creator/TimCurry auditioned for the role of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, but his performance was deemed "too creepy". Too creepy for the Joker. Think about that. Although according to Creator/PaulDini, Curry was recast due to the strain the voice put on his throat. Others have stated that the Fox Executives felt the voice he used was too similar to the voice he was using for ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'' which was also on at that time. It has also been said that Curry simply wasn't available to voice the character regularly, which led to the casting of MarkHamill, who has shown more than once that he can be ''very'' creepy in the role.
10th Apr '16 1:42:37 PM Wkenneth334
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Numbuh 3 was originally going to speak Japanese (with English subtitles) and Numbuh 5 was originally [[TheSpeechless not going to speak at all.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has a few of these examples:
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Numbuh 3 was originally going to speak Japanese (with English subtitles) and Numbuh 5 was originally [[TheSpeechless not going to speak at all.]]



** The Adventure Time Wiki describes several never-produced episodes, a couple of which ended up being cannibalised for later actual episodes.

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** The Adventure Time Wiki describes several never-produced episodes, a couple of which ended up being cannibalised cannibali- I mean "recycled" for later actual episodes.



* WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse was originally going to be named Mortimer Mouse, after Disney's pet mouse. However, a number of people, including his wife, convinced him that children wouldn't want to watch a character named Mortimer. That was when Disney's wife suggested the name be changed to Mickey. A character named Mortimer Mouse was later introduced as a rival for Mickey, in an animated short and in ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''.
** Mickey Mouse was only created because Disney was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed by the Studio]] on the earlier WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit shorts he made at Universal. If not for that, who knows how long Walt Disney may have stayed at Universal working on Oswald cartoons.

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* WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse was originally going to be named Mortimer Mouse, after Disney's pet mouse. However, a number of people, including his wife, convinced him that children wouldn't want to watch a character named Mortimer. That was when Disney's wife suggested the name be changed to Mickey. A character named Mortimer Mouse was later introduced as a rival for Mickey, in an animated short and in ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''.
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''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''. In fact, Mickey Mouse was only created because Disney was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed by the Studio]] on the earlier WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit shorts he made at Universal. If not for that, who knows how long Walt Disney may have stayed at Universal working on Oswald cartoons.



* The original pitch for ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' was very different. 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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* The original pitch for ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' was very different. different:
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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.



* ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' was meant as a direct sequel to ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', where Donald returned from the Navy and Scrooge, realizing that Donald would inherit his business one day, returns his nephews to him to teach him some responsibility. Considering the amount of negative press the finished product got, maybe the original idea would have worked better.

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* ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' was meant as a direct sequel to ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', where Donald returned from the Navy and Scrooge, realizing that Donald would inherit his business one day, returns his nephews to him to teach him some responsibility. Considering the amount of negative press the finished product got, and how it became the killers of ''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon'', maybe the original idea would have worked better.



** Shego was meant to suffer a DisneyDeath at the end of ''So The Drama''. The test audience hated it so it was changed for her to survive.

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** Shego was meant to suffer a DisneyDeath at the end of ''So The Drama''. The test audience hated it so ''so much'' that it was changed for her to survive.



* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': Originally meant to be about a traveling band that solved mysteries. However, Scooby Doo wasn't going to be the main character, and he was originally going to be a sheepdog named Too Much. The studio rejected the initial proposal because the Archie Show (on CBS) already had a sheepdog named Hot Dog. CBS rejected the presentation art for the show (first called "Who's Scared?" and "Mysteries Five"). During a plane ride, producer and then-Creator/{{CBS}} executive Fred Silverman was inspired by a Frank Sinatra song, where the titular singer ad-libbed a line by singing "dooby-dooby-doo". Silverman liked the sound of that line so much that he changed Too Much's to Scooby and decided to make him the main character of the series after he was changed to a Great Dane (inspired by a staffer at H-B who raised Great Danes as a hobby).

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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': Originally ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' also has a few never-used ideas, right down to the concept of the series:
** It was originally
meant to be about a traveling band that solved mysteries. However, Scooby Doo wasn't going to be the main character, and he was originally going to be a sheepdog named Too Much. The studio rejected the initial proposal because the Archie Show (on CBS) already had a sheepdog named Hot Dog. CBS rejected the presentation art for the show (first called "Who's Scared?" and "Mysteries Five"). During a plane ride, producer and then-Creator/{{CBS}} executive Fred Silverman was inspired by a Frank Sinatra song, where the titular singer ad-libbed a line by singing "dooby-dooby-doo". Silverman liked the sound of that line so much that he changed Too Much's to Scooby and decided to make him the main character of the series after he was changed to a Great Dane (inspired by a staffer at H-B who raised Great Danes as a hobby).



* The last episode of ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey'' pitched three new shows, only one took. We never saw Honcho or the Mystery Maverick again.

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* The last episode of ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey'' pitched three new shows, but only one took. We never saw Honcho or the Mystery Maverick again.
27th Mar '16 10:36:04 PM spectertv
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* Star Wars Detours. Made by the same people that created WesternAnimation/RobotChicken, the show was meant to be a parody of Star Wars. But due to {{Creator/Disney}} buying the franchise, they decided to scrap the idea. However Creator/SethGreen has stated that 39 episodes were made just not released.
25th Mar '16 8:31:57 AM DerangedEscargot
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* ''WesternAnimaiton/TUFFPuppy''

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* ''WesternAnimaiton/TUFFPuppy''''WesternAnimaiton/TUFFPuppy'':
19th Mar '16 12:08:43 PM Mario1995
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** An angry letter from Creator/{{Disney}} led to Hasbro renaming the character Aurora Glimmer to Starlight Glimmer.

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** An angry letter from Creator/{{Disney}} led to Hasbro renaming the character Aurora [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] Glimmer to Starlight Glimmer.
19th Mar '16 12:08:22 PM Mario1995
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*** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' had an entire subplot removed, which also lead to an AlternateEnding, in which Sunset Shimmer, getting homesick, begins thinking about wanting to return to Equestria. It would have lead to a duet between her and Human!Twilight and Pony!Twilight appearing to help Sunset sort her feelings out. [[spoiler:At the end, the Human!Twilight would have returned to Crystal Prep with [[TookALevelInKindness her now much friendlier classmates]] and Sunset would have decided to stay in the human world, though opted for occasional visits to Equestria now and then.]]

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*** ** An angry letter from Creator/{{Disney}} led to Hasbro renaming the character Aurora Glimmer to Starlight Glimmer.
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''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' had an entire subplot removed, which also lead to an AlternateEnding, in which Sunset Shimmer, getting homesick, begins thinking about wanting to return to Equestria. It would have lead to a duet between her and Human!Twilight and Pony!Twilight appearing to help Sunset sort her feelings out. [[spoiler:At the end, the Human!Twilight would have returned to Crystal Prep with [[TookALevelInKindness her now much friendlier classmates]] and Sunset would have decided to stay in the human world, though opted for occasional visits to Equestria now and then.]]
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