History WhatCouldHaveBeen / WesternAnimation

3rd Apr '18 8:21:56 PM Glowsquid
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* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' was going to have an animated series, ''Operation: Aliens'', tying into a Topps comic and Kenner ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' toyline. Another animated series, ''Aliens: War Games'', was planned as a series of short episodes similar to ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars''.

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* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' was going to have an animated series, ''Operation: Aliens'', tying into a Topps comic and Kenner ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' toyline. Another animated series, ''Aliens: War Games'', was planned as a series of short episodes similar to ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars''.
29th Mar '18 5:09:27 PM jormis29
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** The 1989 "Pryde of the X-Men" cartoon was developed as a pilot for a potential 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. (The original idea ffor the special would've involved the Sentinels, but that was dropped for Magneto and the Brotherhood [[MerchandiseDriven to pitch toys]].)

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** The 1989 "Pryde of the X-Men" ''WesternAnimation/PrydeOfTheXMen'' cartoon was developed as a pilot for a potential 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. (The original idea ffor the special would've involved the Sentinels, but that was dropped for Magneto and the Brotherhood [[MerchandiseDriven to pitch toys]].)
23rd Mar '18 7:13:49 AM Dghcrh
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* Jack Spicer from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' was originally going to pull a HeelFaceTurn at one point and become the dragon of metal. There is an episode where he temporarily joins the monks and there are two where he becomes good after he leaves his bad part behind in the Ying Yang World, as well as occasionally [[EnemyMine joining forces with them to stop a greater evil]], but he never pulls a permanent HeelFaceTurn in the actual show
21st Mar '18 7:12:55 AM narm00
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** Two other ideas had came up which would of had Superman and Batman allying with each other. The first idea would have involved the two heroes in a grim and gritty, ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''-like setting, but the creators realized that was ''too'' dark. The [[http://voicesfromkrypton.net/exclusive-supermanbatman-series-that-could-have-been/ other]] would of had an early-in-their-careers Superman and Batman getting together and living together: Clark Kent would still be a cub reporter who came to Gotham for a story, met and befriended Bruce Wayne, but their identities as Superman and Batman would have hated each other. They would have figured out their secret identities, realized they were on the same side, then partner up.

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** Two other ideas had came up which would of would've had Superman and Batman allying with each other. The first idea would have involved the two heroes in a grim and gritty, ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''-like setting, but the creators realized that was ''too'' dark. The [[http://voicesfromkrypton.net/exclusive-supermanbatman-series-that-could-have-been/ other]] would of would've had an early-in-their-careers Superman and Batman getting together and living together: Clark Kent would still be a cub reporter who came to Gotham for a story, met and befriended Bruce Wayne, but their identities as Superman and Batman would have hated each other. They would have figured out their secret identities, realized they were on the same side, then partner up.



** According to James Tucker in an [[http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=117 interview]] with ''World's Finest Online'', had the show continued with a third season, it would be planned to be the final season and revealed details about it:

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** According to James Tucker in an [[http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=117 interview]] with ''World's Finest Online'', had the show continued with a third season, it would be planned to be the final season season, and revealed details about it:



* Creator/GregWeisman originally wanted ComicBook/GreenArrow's sidekick Speedy as part of the core cast of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. Brandon Vietti argued against Speedy's inclusion, suggesting they have a female archer instead. Presumably, they bypassed Speedy II (Mia Dearden) and Arrowette (Cissie King-Jones) due to thinking they fit more as second-gen sidekicks like Tim Drake and Cassie Sandsmark. So they came up with Artemis Crock, the daughter of two Golden Age villains from The Injustice League. This led to Artemis becoming Green Arrow's protege while Speedy was given a slightly reduced (but still meaty) role as a supporting character.

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* Creator/GregWeisman originally wanted ComicBook/GreenArrow's sidekick Speedy as part of the core cast of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. Brandon Vietti argued against Speedy's inclusion, suggesting they have a female archer instead. Presumably, they bypassed Speedy II (Mia Dearden) and Arrowette (Cissie King-Jones) due to thinking they fit more as second-gen sidekicks like Tim Drake and Cassie Sandsmark. So they came up with Artemis Crock, the daughter of two Golden Age villains from The the Injustice League. This led to Artemis becoming Green Arrow's protege while Speedy was given a slightly reduced (but still meaty) role as a supporting character.



* Back in the early '90s, there were plans for a ''Franchise/WonderWoman''-centered animated series and toy line called "Wonder Woman and the Star Riders", the show and characters would have been more of a MagicalGirl show akin to ''WesternAnimation/SheRa'' or ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' than the comics. This idea only got as far as doll prototypes and a mini comic for a cereal before it was unceremoniously dumped. The designs, minus Wonder Woman, were re-purposed for ''WesternAnimation/TenkoAndTheGuardiansOfTheMagic''. [[http://web.archive.org/web/19991004205107/http://members.aol.com/sarahdyer/starriders/wwstar.htm This page]] showcases the disastrous idea.

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* Back in the early '90s, there were plans for a ''Franchise/WonderWoman''-centered animated series and toy line called "Wonder Woman and the Star Riders", Riders"; the show and characters would have been more of a MagicalGirl show akin to ''WesternAnimation/SheRa'' or ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' than the comics. This idea only got as far as doll prototypes and a mini comic for a cereal before it was unceremoniously dumped. The designs, minus Wonder Woman, were re-purposed for ''WesternAnimation/TenkoAndTheGuardiansOfTheMagic''. [[http://web.archive.org/web/19991004205107/http://members.aol.com/sarahdyer/starriders/wwstar.htm This page]] showcases the disastrous idea.
12th Mar '18 11:36:47 AM thelivingtoad
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** The network disagreed with Schulz's insistence that the Peanuts gang be voiced [[ChildrenVoicingChildren by actual children]] instead of professional adult voice actors.
11th Mar '18 9:27:09 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFonzAndTheHappyDaysGang''. An animated spinoff to ''Series/HappyDays'' was the subject of an UrbanLegendOfZelda about a What Could Have Been[[note]]Despite what you may have heard, it was NEVER going to be an AnimatedAdaptation of Series/DoctorWho[[/note]]
, but in the end really did have one of it's own. After a successful first season a second was ordered and a Laverne and Shirley animated series with an equally odd story choice debuted. For the third, the Fonz show was shelved to make room for a Mork and Mindy one but instead they chose to combine the other two into "Laverne and Shirley with the Fonz". But this segment was cut short when Cindy Williams quit the real life role. What exactly the future for animated Fonz world would have supposed to have gone from here, no one fully knows.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFonzAndTheHappyDaysGang''. An animated spinoff to ''Series/HappyDays'' was the subject of an UrbanLegendOfZelda about a What Could Have Been[[note]]Despite what you may have heard, it was NEVER going to be an AnimatedAdaptation of Series/DoctorWho[[/note]]
,
Series/DoctorWho[[/note]], but in the end really did have one of it's its own. After a successful first season a second was ordered and a Laverne and Shirley animated series with an equally odd story choice debuted. For the third, the Fonz show was shelved to make room for a Mork and Mindy one but instead they chose to combine the other two into "Laverne and Shirley with the Fonz". But this segment was cut short when Cindy Williams quit the real life role. What exactly the future for animated Fonz world would have supposed to have gone from here, no one fully knows.
9th Mar '18 8:38:44 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFonzAndTheHappyDaysGang''. An animated spinoff to ''Series/HappyDays'' was the subject of an UrbanLegendOfZelda about a What Could Have Been, but in the end really did have one of it's own. After a successful first season a second was ordered and a Laverne and Shirley animated series with an equally odd story choice debuted. For the third, the Fonz show was shelved to make room for a Mork and Mindy one but instead they chose to combine the other two into "Laverne and Shirley with the Fonz". But this segment was cut short when Cindy Williams quit the real life role. What exactly the future for animated Fonz world would have supposed to have gone from here, no one fully knows.
* Also there's art circulating showing Scooby and Animated Fonz together for a crossover that was never produced.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFonzAndTheHappyDaysGang''. An animated spinoff to ''Series/HappyDays'' was the subject of an UrbanLegendOfZelda about a What Could Have Been, Been[[note]]Despite what you may have heard, it was NEVER going to be an AnimatedAdaptation of Series/DoctorWho[[/note]]
,
but in the end really did have one of it's own. After a successful first season a second was ordered and a Laverne and Shirley animated series with an equally odd story choice debuted. For the third, the Fonz show was shelved to make room for a Mork and Mindy one but instead they chose to combine the other two into "Laverne and Shirley with the Fonz". But this segment was cut short when Cindy Williams quit the real life role. What exactly the future for animated Fonz world would have supposed to have gone from here, no one fully knows.
* ** Also there's art circulating showing Scooby and Animated Fonz together for a crossover that was never produced.



* The second season of ''WesternAnimation/2StupidDogs'' was originally going to feature new incarnations of other Hanna Barbera shows besides ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel'' but that didn't come to pass.

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* The second season of ''WesternAnimation/2StupidDogs'' ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' was originally going to feature new incarnations of other Hanna Barbera shows besides ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel'' but that didn't come to pass.
2nd Mar '18 7:20:07 PM captainpat
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** It ends on a similar coda to ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': After Spider-Man is influenced by the [[CanonForeigner Gaines]] [[PsychicPowers twins]] to mistakenly throw [[CanonForeigner In]][[HotScoop dy]] off of a building, putting her in a coma, New York comes to hate Spider-Man. After defeating the twins, Peter packs his Spider-Man suit into a briefcase, loads it with bricks, and throws it into the river. A second season was planned, where Peter retrieves his suit, and other villains emerge, such as the Vulture, but it was canned.

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** It ends on a similar coda to ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': After Spider-Man is influenced by the [[CanonForeigner Gaines]] [[PsychicPowers twins]] to mistakenly throw [[CanonForeigner In]][[HotScoop dy]] Indy]] off of a building, putting her in a coma, New York comes to hate Spider-Man. After defeating the twins, Peter packs his Spider-Man suit into a briefcase, loads it with bricks, and throws it into the river. A second season was planned, where Peter retrieves his suit, and other villains emerge, such as the Vulture, but it was canned.
13th Feb '18 1:43:12 AM CaptainTedium
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** Potential ideas for future episodes had ''Spider-Man: The Animated Series'' lasted longer.
*** The villains the Puma and the Beetle were considered to appear.
*** The Kingpin's son Richard Fisk would have assumed the identity of the Rose.
*** Because the Hulk's own cartoon had ended its run at the time, it would've been possible for him to finally make a guest appearance instead of just being mentioned.
3rd Feb '18 11:16:51 PM NESBoy
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* The 2018 reboot of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' was originally designed to feature a new sheep Muppet named "[[http://www.toughpigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/toughpigs-muppet-babies-bobbi-baba.jpg Bobbi Baba]]". She was eventually retooled into [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Summer the Penguin]], while retaining most of her character traits.
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