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* ''WesternAnimaiton/TUFFPuppy'':
** Eric Bauza was originally supposed to voice Dudley Puppy, but the producers felt that Bauza wasn't right for the character, so they chose Jerry Trainor instead.

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* ''WesternAnimaiton/TUFFPuppy'':
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''WesternAnimaiton/TUFFPuppy'': Eric Bauza was originally supposed to voice Dudley Puppy, but the producers felt that Bauza wasn't right for the character, so they chose Jerry Trainor instead.instead.
* Here's a little bit of trivia for you: ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' got his name because the name the creators ''actually'' wanted to use for the character, [=SpongeBoy=], was a trademarked mop brand.
25th Jun '16 4:41:27 PM merotoker
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** ComicBook/BlackCanary was originally going to be in a BTAS episode (a team-up with Catwoman that saw the usual Batfamily appear only near the end), but at the time ExecutiveMeddling dictated that Robin had to be prominent in every episode, so the episode was scrapped.

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** ComicBook/BlackCanary was originally going to be in a BTAS episode (a team-up with Catwoman ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} that saw the usual Batfamily appear only near the end), but at the time ExecutiveMeddling dictated that Robin had to be prominent in every episode, so the episode was scrapped.



** 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.

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** Creator/TimCurry auditioned for the role of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/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, Creator/MarkHamill, who has shown more than once that he can be ''very'' creepy in the role.



** The writer's bible for BTAS reveals that Two-Face's origin was originally to be a little closer to his comic one, with Harvey Dent winding up scarred by acid thrown in his face. Renee Montoya was also slated to be a widowed cop and against Batman, which would have made things much different. Catwoman had a much different design reminiscent of the '60s Adam West series, but it was retooled so she'd have her head covered (and her hair was changed to blonde, [[{{Retcanon}} to match up with]] Michelle Pfeiffer's portrayal in ''Film/BatmanReturns'').
** [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] was originally going to appear in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', but both the infamous problems about his name (IAmNotShazam) and trouble trying to figure out how to put him in ''without'' having to create a Justice League delayed his DCAU integration until Justice League Unlimited. Even then, they were only able to have him in one episode and name-check him in another.

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** The writer's bible for BTAS reveals that Two-Face's ComicBook/TwoFace's origin was originally to be a little closer to his comic one, with Harvey Dent winding up scarred by acid thrown in his face. Renee Montoya was also slated to be a widowed cop and against Batman, which would have made things much different. Catwoman had a much different design reminiscent of the '60s Adam West series, but it was retooled so she'd have her head covered (and her hair was changed to blonde, [[{{Retcanon}} to match up with]] Michelle Pfeiffer's portrayal in ''Film/BatmanReturns'').
** [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] was originally going to appear in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', but both the infamous problems about his name (IAmNotShazam) and trouble trying to figure out how to put him in ''without'' having to create a Justice League delayed his DCAU integration until Justice ''Justice League Unlimited.Unlimited''. Even then, they were only able to have him in one episode and name-check him in another.



*** Actor Sherman Howard had played Luthor in The Adventures of Superboy and apparently gave a great audition when the DCAU team was looking for their Lex. They were very interested in offering him the role until they heard Clancy Brown. Howard was subsequently cast as The Preserver in two episodes of Superman, and later Derek Powers on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.

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*** Actor Sherman Howard had played Luthor in The ''The Adventures of Superboy Superboy'' and apparently gave a great audition when the DCAU team was looking for their Lex. They were very interested in offering him the role until they heard Clancy Brown. Howard was subsequently cast as The Preserver in two episodes of Superman, ''Superman'', and later Derek Powers on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.



* In 2006, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn74McRwEg0 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 hopes to "pull an WesternAnimation/AdventureTime"). It pulled an ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', being aired as a series of shorts on the ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' block.

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* In 2006, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn74McRwEg0 [[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 hopes to "pull an WesternAnimation/AdventureTime"). It pulled an ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', being aired as a series of shorts on the ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' block.



* JackKirby's ''Devil Dinosaur'' comic book was originally developed as a pitch for an animated series. However, the development deal failed to turn into a production deal, and the comic itself ended up getting cancelled soon after.

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* JackKirby's Creator/JackKirby's ''Devil Dinosaur'' comic book was originally developed as a pitch for an animated series. However, the development deal failed to turn into a production deal, and the comic itself ended up getting cancelled soon after.



** The aborted fifth season, some of the elements were foreshadowed in the BittersweetEnding to the series:

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** The Some elements of the aborted fifth season, some of the elements season were foreshadowed in the BittersweetEnding to the series:



** Apparently, this original idea was scrapped because a) it had too many similarities to ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' and ''Film/ThePolarExpress'' and b) it's kinda difficult to talk about kids "accepting death" in a child's cartoon.

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** Apparently, this original idea was scrapped because a) it had too many similarities to ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' and ''Film/ThePolarExpress'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'' and b) it's kinda difficult to talk about kids "accepting death" in a child's cartoon.



** The animators tried to do this again for a segment in ''Fantasia 2000'' where Mickey Mouse would conduct an orchestra of Disney characters performing "Pomp and Circumstance" to an amphitheater audience of all the characters. It was canned because they felt that it felt more like a showoff gimmick and that they would constantly have to cut away from Mickey to see another section of characters. The music piece however, would end up being used in a segment based on ''Noah's Ark'' and starring Donald Duck.

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** The animators tried to do this again for a segment in ''Fantasia 2000'' ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'' where Mickey Mouse would conduct an orchestra of Disney characters performing "Pomp and Circumstance" to an amphitheater audience of all the characters. It was canned because they felt that it felt more like a showoff gimmick and that they would constantly have to cut away from Mickey to see another section of characters. The music piece however, would end up being used in a segment based on ''Noah's Ark'' and starring Donald Duck.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFonzAndTheHappyDaysGang''. A animated RecycledInSpace version of Series/HappyDays that came about when Hanna-Barbera couldn't get the rights to another live action show that they'd wanted to make. And what was that other show? The BBC's ''Series/DoctorWho''! While never confirmed Cupcake's ship interior resembles the TARDIS

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFonzAndTheHappyDaysGang''. A An animated RecycledInSpace version of Series/HappyDays ''Series/HappyDays'' that came about when Hanna-Barbera couldn't get the rights to another live action show that they'd wanted to make. And what was that other show? The BBC's ''Series/DoctorWho''! While never confirmed Cupcake's ship interior resembles the TARDIS



** A '90s revival of the series, "Jonny Quest's Extraordinary Adventures", was planned to be released in 1995 with an order of 65 episodes. Delays on the series led to the original writer and art director being fired after the first 26 stories. The new creative team started work on a separate series, titled "The New Jonny Quest", which itself only lasted 26 episodes. Due to ExecutiveMeddling, both series were combined and aired as one show: [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest]].

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** A '90s revival of the series, "Jonny Quest's Extraordinary Adventures", was planned to be released in 1995 with an order of 65 episodes. Delays on the series led to the original writer and art director being fired after the first 26 stories. The new creative team started work on a separate series, titled "The New Jonny Quest", which itself only lasted 26 episodes. Due to ExecutiveMeddling, both series were combined and aired as one show: [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures ''[[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest]].Quest]]''.



** There were several spin-offs planned, including a live-action Troy [=McLure=] movie (presumably starring PhilHartman), a series of vignettes on the people of Springfield (inspired by the episode "22 Short Films About Springfield"), the adventures of young Homer, a feature length film parody of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', and a live-action Krusty the Clown sitcom starring Creator/DanCastellaneta, where he hosts a talk show in LA. The Krusty sitcom came the closest to being made. Whether it would have branched continuity or Krusty would have dramatically left Springfield like Cleveland is unknown, though it would have had Krusty's house be on wooden stilts slowly being eaten by beavers. When Groening was told that trained or animatronic beavers would have been prohibitively expensive, he decided to abandon the idea instead of compromise, and ended up making ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}''.

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** There were several spin-offs planned, including a live-action Troy [=McLure=] movie (presumably starring PhilHartman), Creator/PhilHartman), a series of vignettes on the people of Springfield (inspired by the episode "22 Short Films About Springfield"), the adventures of young Homer, a feature length film parody of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', and a live-action Krusty the Clown sitcom starring Creator/DanCastellaneta, where he hosts a talk show in LA. The Krusty sitcom came the closest to being made. Whether it would have branched continuity or Krusty would have dramatically left Springfield like Cleveland is unknown, though it would have had Krusty's house be on wooden stilts slowly being eaten by beavers. When Groening was told that trained or animatronic beavers would have been prohibitively expensive, he decided to abandon the idea instead of compromise, and ended up making ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}''.



** James Earl Jones was originally going to voice Sideshow Bob, but the producers chose Creator/KelseyGrammer instead.

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** James Earl Jones Creator/JamesEarlJones was originally going to voice Sideshow Bob, but the producers chose Creator/KelseyGrammer instead.



** Aang was originally going to be voiced by Mitchel Musso, yeah ''that'' [[Series/HannahMontana Mitchel Musso]]

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** Aang was originally going to be voiced by Mitchel Musso, yeah ''that'' [[Series/HannahMontana Mitchel Musso]]Musso]].



** Steve Marmel, the former head writer for ''Danny Phantom'' (and former writer of Butch Hartman's ''Fairly Oddparents'') has also stated his vision for Season Three would have been gravely different than what we have now.

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** Steve Marmel, the former head writer for ''Danny Phantom'' (and former writer of Butch Hartman's ''Fairly Oddparents'') [=OddParents=]'') has also stated his vision for Season Three would have been gravely different than what we have now.



* Back in TheNoughties, when Nick adored ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', there was meant to be several spinoffs. Alas only three of them made the light of day: ''Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Adventure'', ''Tales From The Crib'' and ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''. There was originally going to be a spinoff where Susie and her family moved to Georgia to live with her family called ''The Carmichaels'' but it never saw the light of day. ''Tommy And Chuckie's The Adventures of William Shakespeare'' was similar to ''Tales From The Crib'' but set in high school and involving the two imagining the Rugrats characters in Creator/WilliamShakespeare roles.

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* Back in TheNoughties, [[TurnOfTheMillennium The Noughties]], when Nick adored {{adored|ByTheNetwork}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', there was meant to be several spinoffs. Alas only three of them made the light of day: ''Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Adventure'', ''Tales From The Crib'' and ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''. There was originally going to be a spinoff where Susie and her family moved to Georgia to live with her family called ''The Carmichaels'' but it never saw the light of day. ''Tommy And Chuckie's The Adventures of William Shakespeare'' was similar to ''Tales From The Crib'' but set in high school and involving the two imagining the Rugrats characters in Creator/WilliamShakespeare roles.



* 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 ''Spongebob Squarepants'', none of them can reach the bar set by such past shows as ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', or even ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!''. In comparison, 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 ''WhatACartoon Show'' 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'', 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'', [=OddParents=]'', and some of the older episodes of ''Spongebob Squarepants'', ''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, 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 ''WhatACartoon Show'' 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.



* 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.

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* ''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Detours Star Wars Detours. Detours]]. Made by the same people that created WesternAnimation/RobotChicken, ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', the show was meant to be a parody of Star Wars.''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.



* In the early 1990s, Creator/FoxKids wanted a ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' spinoff due to the success of the original show, so WB made pilot episodes for them. The first was "Elmyra's Family", but Fox rejected it. It was inverted, however, with the second pilot, ''ThePluckyDuckShow'', which had only the first episode be an original story, and the other episodes were [[CompilationMovie compilation shows of previous Plucky Duck shorts on Tiny Toons]], and it just started to air in other countries as of September 30, 2012.

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* In the early 1990s, Creator/FoxKids wanted a ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' spinoff due to the success of the original show, so WB made pilot episodes for them. The first was "Elmyra's Family", but Fox rejected it. It was inverted, however, with the second pilot, ''ThePluckyDuckShow'', ''[[http://tinytoons.wikia.com/wiki/The_Plucky_Duck_Show The Plucky Duck Show]]'', which had only the first episode be an original story, and the other episodes were [[CompilationMovie compilation shows of previous Plucky Duck shorts on Tiny Toons]], shorts]], and it just started to air in other countries as of September 30, 2012.



* The writers for ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' had some [[http://www.joeheadquarters.com/interviews_dixon.shtml intriguing plans]] that never materialized, mostly due to ExecutiveMeddling -- some of it understandable, some of it not. The most notable is probably the original movie idea, "The Most Dangerous Man in the World", which would have offered a very different spin on Cobra's origins.

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* The writers for ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' had some [[http://www.joeheadquarters.com/interviews_dixon.shtml intriguing plans]] plans that never materialized, mostly due to ExecutiveMeddling -- some of it understandable, some of it not. The most notable is probably the original movie idea, "The Most Dangerous Man in the World", which would have offered a very different spin on Cobra's origins.



* [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan The original Mega Man cartoon]] would apparently have had a third season, rumors circulate that in the third season, Proto Man would finally switch sides, given that episode quality and story quality was increasing at the time, it looked like it was going to be great... [[MerchandiseDriven But the toys weren't selling]], despite good ratings, the show was canceled, gipping everybody of what would have probably been one of the best seasons on the show, even with all the inaccuracies.

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* [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan The original Mega Man cartoon]] would apparently have had a third season, rumors season. Rumors circulate that in the third season, Proto Man would finally switch sides, sides; given that episode quality and story quality was increasing at the time, it looked like it was going to be great... [[MerchandiseDriven But the toys weren't selling]], despite good ratings, the show was canceled, gipping everybody of what would have probably been one of the best seasons on the show, even with all the inaccuracies.



** In "Wacky Molestation Adventure", Cartman was originally going to block out the sun. However, after learning that ItsBeenDone by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', they scrapped the idea. Their frustration made its way into creating the episode "The Simpsons Did It."
** "A Million Little Fibers" was originally going to be about Towlie on ''Intervention''. However, they couldn't fit it in right, so they ended up revamping it. The original idea was later used in "Cripple Summer".
** "Pinewood Derby" was going to be an hour long special where Randy finds out that dinosaurs had killed themselves off after inventing guns, and convinces everyone to do away with them. After this, an alien would have arrived and [[TakeOverTheWorld taken over the world]] with a handgun, with no one able to stop him. The entire plot was torpedoed by, once again, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[TheSimpsonsDidIt have done it earlier]] in two different Treehouse of Horror vignettes.

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** In "Wacky Molestation Adventure", Cartman was originally going to block out the sun. However, after learning that ItsBeenDone by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', they scrapped the idea. Their frustration made its way into creating the episode "The Simpsons "Simpsons Already Did It."
** "A Million Little Fibers" was originally going to be about Towlie on ''Intervention''. However, they couldn't fit it in right, so they ended up revamping it. The original idea was later used in "Cripple "Crippled Summer".
** "Pinewood Derby" was going to be an hour long special where Randy finds out that dinosaurs had killed themselves off after inventing guns, and convinces everyone to do away with them. After this, an alien would have arrived and [[TakeOverTheWorld taken over the world]] with a handgun, with no one able to stop him. The entire plot was torpedoed by, once again, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[TheSimpsonsDidIt have [[ItsBeenDone having done it earlier]] in two different Treehouse ''Treehouse of Horror Horror'' vignettes.



** "Quintuplets 2000" had its plot heavily reworked: Originally titled "Rosie O'Donnell Eats Children", it would have involved the quintuplets moving to South Park and becoming a media frenzy due to Rosie O'Donnell promoting them. Kenny's mother would then wind up jealous of their fame and attempt to get pregnant with multiples, while Cartman would have a crush on one of the Quints. The Quints were also originally to be American, and the original broadcast promo for the episode featured them with different voices. After the Elian Gonzalez case happened, the ''entire'' episode was quickly reworked from the ground up to parody the story. Kenny and the Quints were also to be exchanged and return to their homes safely, but Parker and Stone decided it'd be funnier if it ended with Kenny dead and the Quints deciding to become celebrities. Other scrapped plot points from earlier drafts included Timmy making an appearance, and the Quints displaying the ability to multiply themselves.

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** "Quintuplets 2000" had its plot heavily reworked: Originally titled "Rosie O'Donnell Eats Children", it would have involved the quintuplets moving to South Park and becoming a media frenzy due to Rosie O'Donnell promoting them. Kenny's mother would then wind up jealous of their fame and attempt to get pregnant with multiples, while Cartman would have a crush on one of the Quints. The Quints were also originally to be American, and the original broadcast promo for the episode featured them with different voices. After the Elian Gonzalez case happened, the ''entire'' episode was [[RippedFromTheHeadlines quickly reworked from the ground up to parody the story.story]]. Kenny and the Quints were also to be exchanged and return to their homes safely, but Parker and Stone decided it'd be funnier if it ended with Kenny dead and the Quints deciding to become celebrities. Other scrapped plot points from earlier drafts included Timmy making an appearance, and the Quints displaying the ability to multiply themselves.



** Lauren Faust revealed a synopsis for [[http://comments.deviantart.com/4/1603670/2371989638 an episode]] [[ExecutiveMeddling that was turned down]], which would have centered around [[EnsembleDarkhorse Big Macintosh]], taking on a mediator role between his family, highlighted by his usual laconic style of speech as compared to his more verbose relatives. The concept generated an overwhelmingly positive response from [[FandomNickname bronies]], wishing the episode had been made.

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** Lauren Faust revealed a synopsis for [[http://comments.deviantart.com/4/1603670/2371989638 an episode]] [[ExecutiveMeddling that was turned down]], which would have centered around [[EnsembleDarkhorse Big Macintosh]], taking on a mediator role between his family, highlighted by his usual laconic style of speech as compared to his more verbose relatives. The concept generated an overwhelmingly positive response from [[FandomNickname [[FanNickname bronies]], wishing the episode had been made.
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* What do ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', ''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'', ''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 ''Spongebob Squarepants'', none of them can reach the bar set by such past shows as ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', or even ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!''. In comparison, 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 ''WhatACartoon Show'' 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/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'', 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 ''Spongebob Squarepants'', none of them can reach the bar set by such past shows as ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', or even ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!''. In comparison, 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 ''WhatACartoon Show'' 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.
14th Jun '16 4:45:56 PM comicwriter
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* 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 is pretty much the premise of the much later ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' TV series.

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* 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 is pretty much the premise of the much later ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' TV series.
14th Jun '16 4:42:40 PM comicwriter
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* 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]] .

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* 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]] .Namor]].
14th Jun '16 4:41:40 PM comicwriter
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* 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/{{Namor}}.

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* 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/{{Namor}}.[[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]] .
14th Jun '16 4:39:16 PM comicwriter
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* In the 1980's, Creator/{{ABC}} picked up a series starring Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} and a guide dog named Lightning the Super-Dog. The project was dropped due to a verbal altercation between a Marvel employee an an ABC exec.

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* In the 1980's, Creator/{{ABC}} picked up a series starring Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} and a guide dog named Lightning the Super-Dog. The project was dropped due to a verbal altercation between a Marvel employee an and an ABC exec.
14th Jun '16 3:16:21 PM comicwriter
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* In the 1980's, Creator/{{ABC}} picked up a series starring Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} and a guide dog named Lightning the Super-Dog. The project was dropped due to a verbal altercation between a Marvel employee an an ABC exec.



* 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/{{Namor}}.



*** Danielle Moonstar would have met the X-Men, as foreshadowed in Kitty's dream in the antepenultimate episode of the series

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*** Danielle Moonstar would have met the X-Men, as foreshadowed in Kitty's dream in the antepenultimate penultimate episode of the seriesseries.
9th Jun '16 3:55:31 PM fruitstripegum
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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}} 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 would have been DarkerAndEdgier than similar shows of the time) and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.
5th Jun '16 4:58:29 PM CRE040295
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** A whole second round of Superstars 10 films, only two of which ever came to be, ''WesternAnimation/JonnysGoldenQuest'' and ''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.

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** A whole second round of Superstars 10 films, only two of which ever came to be, ''WesternAnimation/JonnysGoldenQuest'' and ''http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/AFlintstonesChristmasCarol''.''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.
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