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->''"There's no better way to make a decent creation look stupid than to make a real guy dress like it!"''
-->-- '''The [[StupidBoss Head Executive]] of Website/PlatypusComix''', ''Webcomic/ScrambledEggs''

In the West, many animated series have to run against the AnimationAgeGhetto; one way to get around this and attract a wider audience is to do a live-action version of something originally animated. Even if it utilizes CG and special effects, this will sometimes strip the show of its perceived "cartoonishness". This is also a common device when a live-action ''movie'' adaptation is made, which will already be accused of leeching ideas from an older show.

Depending on how the adaptation is done, it may be successful. However, some suffer from ConspicuousCG and end up the film equivalent of a PortingDisaster.

A noticeable example is the SuperHero genre, where the outlandish, colorful nature of the genre seems most fitted for animated form. Yet despite animation gaining a bit more respect nowadays, most theatrical adaptations of superheroes are live-action, with varying levels of success.

One thing that has dramatically changed since the CGI creation of dinosaurs in ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' is the ability to visualize things that would have only been realistically possible in animation, such as HumongousMecha.

Contrast AnimatedAdaptation.



[[folder:Adapted from Anime & Manga]]
* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' pulled off the adaptation quite successfully, though it's somewhat inspired by the more odd ''Sailor Myu'' theater musicals performed since the original show ended and had a vastly different plot from the anime and the manga.
** [[WesternAnimation/ToonMakersSailorMoon The American version of the show]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was originally going to be]] [[RogerRabbitEffect a live-action and animated hybrid where the live-action girls transform into animated heroines]]. They then decided that this was too expensive to do, and that dubbing the anime was cheaper than simply just remaking it. [[http://www.moonsisters.org/moonsisters/ToonMakerS/ToonmakersSailormoon.htm Here's a page entailing what the show would have been like.]]
** A live-action [[CulturalTranslation Hollywood adaptation]] languished in DevelopmentHell for years, with many different people suggested to be a part of the project. The earliest project supposedly would have starred Geena Davis as Queen Beryl, and the most recent rumor suggested Lindsay Lohan as Sailor Moon herself. None of these ever came to pass (and how real any of these actually were was often questioned despite their prevalence in the rumor mills).
* ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'', which had a fairly 'normal' setting. It only lasted nine episodes, but short Japanese dramas are fairly common and this length does not mean that the show failed.
* ''Manga/CityHunter''
** Jackie Chan starred in a 1992 live-action version, which includes the famous ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' fight scene.
** Two other unofficial adaptations were made in 1991 and 1996, the 1996 version despite changing a lot of names, is commonly considered as the most faithful to the original.
** A Korean TV adaptation, titled ''Series/TheCityHunter'', aired in 2011, lasting 20 episodes.
** The sequel manga, ''Manga/AngelHeart'', also got a live-action TV adaptation in 2015 which aired for 9 episodes.
* AVD Films and Creator/WETA worked on one for ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' in 2003, but after languishing in DevelopmentHell for years upon years, chances of it actually manifesting became even more slim in 2011 when Creator/{{Gainax}} quietly withdrew AVD's rights to adapt the material. The only actual trace of the project was concept art by WETA workshop, but that was it.
* Zac Efron expressed interest in producing an adaptation of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic!'', drawing a lot of hate from [[NeverLiveItDown those who only knew him from]] ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' and didn't know or care that [[OneOfUs he loves the series himself]]. Eventually he said "it's more than likely not going to happen," which is unfortunate since ''FMP'' is a franchise which could ''actually work'' as a Hollywood movie.
* ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'', about a school teacher who is the daughter of a {{yakuza}} boss.
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' has two 13-episode live-action adaptations, one in 1998, the other in 2012.
* ''Anime/CuteyHoney''
** The live film adaptation -- the live-action directorial debut of ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'''s Hideaki Anno -- was actually pretty good, although it had always been a bit deliberately campy.
** Followed by a live-action television series; the same can be said for it.
* ''Anime/MaisonIkkoku''
* ''Manga/{{Saikano}}'' was given a live-action film in 2006.
* ''Manga/HanaYoriDango''. Also available in Mandarin and [[Series/BoysBeforeFlowers South Korean]].
* ''Anime/WickedCity'' had a live-action version produced in Hong Kong that uses little from the original aside from the VaginaDentata scene.
* ''Manga/{{Nana}}'' had a live-action version before the 2006 {{anime}} version. It's also been a feature film and a manga series... and was #1 in Japan for all three simultaneously.
* A live action stage production of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' led to the line "Live-Action is no substitute for the real thing" in a fan-made music video.
* ''Manga/DeathNote''
** It was adapted into [[Film/DeathNote two successful movies]] before the anime went into production. [[Film/LChangeTheWorld A third movie]] was released that focused on L. A fourth movie called ''Film/DeathNoteLightUpTheNewWorld'', not based on any existing source material and set years after the original series, was released in 2016. The movies are in a radically different AlternateContinuity from the manga and anime.
** There is also a Japanese [[Series/DeathNote TV show]] in its own continuity.
** An [[Film/DeathNote2017 American film adaptation]] has been confirmed, and began filming in 2016, directed by Adam Wingard.
** It has even been adapted into a musical, with music written by Broadway composers Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy. This adapts the first four volumes of the series, but comes up with a new ending out of the other volumes.
* Creator/JamesCameron is currently working on a [[Film/AlitaBattleAngel partially live-action version]] of ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel]]''. Though the majority of the actors will be live, Gally/Alita will be CG (possibly other cyborg characters as well).
* A [[http://www.twitchfilm.net/archives/009767.html live action version]] of ''Manga/SukebanDeka'' hit theaters in Japan in September 2006 (and was imported to the United States under the title ''Yo-yo Girl Cop''). There are also three live-action ''Sukeban Deka'' TV series, and a MadeForTVMovie.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has a 13-episode live-action series (2011) and four stand-alone specials (2006, 2007, 2011, and 2012) that feature the teenage Shin'ichi solving cases. The series and the 2006 specials take place pre-manga and the 2007 special involves Conan temporarily returning to Shin'ichi form.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' got one [[http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/negima-drama/ in 2007]]. Its quality is still up in the air.
* ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'' starred in two live-action films before he even had his first anime. The first one was released in 1973, where he was played by Ken Takakura, which was followed by a 1977 sequel titled ''Golgo 13: The Kowloon Assignment'', which replaced Takakura with Sonny Chiba.
* ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'' had a live-action series in 2007.
* ''Manga/VideoGirlAi'' adapted into a Hong Kong film (which used a laser disk instead).
* ''Film/LupinIII'': The first movie (''Film/StrangePsychokineticStrategy'') is available on DVD in region 1 from Creator/DiscotekMedia. A second film is planned to be released in 2014, for the 40 year anniversary of the first film.
* A live-action ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' movie has supposedly been in the works. [[DevelopmentHell Nothing's substantial come out of it so far, though.]]
* The live-action version of ''Manga/NodameCantabile'' was about as popular as the (later) anime.
* ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', a project that languished in DevelopmentHell for years before finally being released in 2009. Fan reaction was pretty much "No, really, you shouldn't have." It somehow made enough money to justify a sequel (yet considering the backlash, it seems highly unlikely). There are also two much older and obscure unofficial films: the Taiwanese ''Film/DragonBallTheMagicBegins'', based on the movie ''Curse of the Blood Rubies'', and the more faithful Korean ''Film/DragonBallFightForVictorySonGoku''.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has a live-action adaptation, covering the first chapter of the game/anime. (Demoned Away chapter / Keiichi's chapter). The second movie comes out soon; it covers the answer arc to that arc, which is the ''last'' arc of the first season. (Atonement chapter / Rena's chapter) Sound novel/anime-wise it's the second in the second season (Kai).
** It was adapted again into an hour long TV drama.
* In the weirdest example of MultinationalShows, ''Manga/HanaKimi'' received two almost simultaneously live-action adaptations series in Japan and Taiwan.
* Speaking of Taiwan, this country has seen releases of drama series based in manga, being the most notorious the ones who adapted:
** ''Manga/AkumaDeSourou''
** ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy''
** ''Manga/HanaYoriDango''
** There was a Hong Kong adaptation of ''Manga/InitialD'' as well.
** Ditto for ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss''.
** Also ''Manga/{{Mars}}''.
** ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', starring a Taiwanese actor and a Korean actress as the counterparts of Hayate and Nagi.
* There are also several manga that were remade into Korean live-action series: ''Series/BoysBeforeFlowers'', ''[[Series/TheCityHunter City Hunter]]'' (both had Lee Min Ho as lead), ''Dr. Jin'', and ''Series/PlayfulKiss'' (which also had a Japanese and a Taiwanese version). ''Manga/HanaKimi'' will have one starting in August 2012.
* ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' got an extremely trippy [[Film/SpeedRacer live-action adaption]] in 2008, courtesy of the [[Film/TheMatrix The Wachowskis]]. Despite a massive ad campaign banking on the popularity of the show and attempts by the film to pull in both the American and Japanese fanbases (right down to including clips of both the Japanese ''and'' American themes), it became a huge disaster at the box office, putting the brakes on yet another potential franchise revival.
* Two other Creator/TatsunokoProduction shows saw Japanese film adaptations -- ''Anime/NeoHumanCasshern'' and ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}''. ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' was set to get one as well, but had languished in development hell for years while Imagi's CGI version was announced. After the CGI film plans fell through, Nikkatsu's live action version went into production in late 2012 and was released in 2013.
* ''Manga/HoneyAndClover'' has been adapted into a movie and two TV dramas (in Japan and then Taiwan).
* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' has a live-action movie. Different from most in that it does not try to stand on its own, but rather is only there to show how much more ridiculous the entire thing would look in live-action.
* ''La Blue Girl'' has one, proving nothing is off-limits.... It's all of three episodes long, and not ''exactly'' similar to the anime (which also came from a lesser-known manga). Exhibit A: Yaku is almost indistinguishable from the other girls.
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''
** It got an [[CulturalTranslation Americanized]] [[Film/FistOfTheNorthStar live-action debut]] starring Gary Daniels as Kenshiro and Costas Mandylor as Shin. The film was [[RecursiveImport dubbed in Japanese]] with Creator/AkiraKamiya and Creator/ToshioFurukawa reprising their respective roles from the anime series.
** There were also a few unlicensed live-action versions made in Taiwan and Korea. They make the American version look passable by comparison.
* ''Manga/SlamDunk'', retitled as ''Kungfu Dunk''. The only thing in common is the sport.
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' got a live-action film in 2006.
* ''Manga/DetroitMetalCity'' features Kenichi Matsuyama, previously in the Manga/DeathNote movie mentioned above. It also features [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons.]]
* ''Manga/CryingFreeman'', which had both American and Hong Kong feature film adaptations.
* ''The Manga/{{Guyver}}'' has had two. The first one had Creator/MarkHamill in a supporting role and the second with David "[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Solid Snake]]" Hayter as Sean Barker (a stage name he almost used in ''MGS'').
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' had one. It was a far-future UC title called ''G-Savior''. It was made in Canada. Needless to say, it wasn't that good. [[CreatorDisownedAdaptation Even Tomino officially denounced it.]] It doesn't help that it was funded in Yen (Canadian dollar is worth a lot more), featured unknown Canadian actors to be dubbed in Japanese, was [[LargeHam ham-tastic]] in terms of acting, and the tech looked on par with that of nearly two-hundred years prior. Not to mention that it was TOO realistic.
* The anime of ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom'' confused many American fans who had no idea that it was actually the sequel to a live-action film adaptation of a series of light novels. Of course even after viewing the film or reading the novels, the show still tends to make little sense...
* ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'', despite never airing in English and being virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, had an English-language film made anyway... by the French. Most fans like to forget it ever existed. It was actually made a year before the anime debuted, so it didn't even have a fanbase in the west that could have saved that clunker from sinking like a stone.
* ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'' was turned into a live-action movie trilogy that is among the most expensive (and successful) Japanese film projects to date. However, it has been said that it is difficult to follow if you haven't read the original manga, as the films try very hard to be faithful to it, which means trying to cram 24 volumes into three (albeit long) movies.
* ''Manga/HotaruNoHikari'' has a "drama" adaptation.
* ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}'' has one with [[Manga/DeathNote Live-Action Light]] as the title protagonist.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** The show had, in America, anyway, a stage adaptation of the anime simply called ''Theatre/PokemonLive''. Team Rocket is more treacherous, and Mrs. Ketchum at one point lets slip out that she had a fling with [[BigBad Giovanni of Team Rocket]]. CanonDiscontinuity through and through, but the "Who is Ash's father?" EpilepticTrees only had richer soil to grow in.
** An unofficial fanmade trailer, titled ''WebVideo/PokemonApokelypse'', has received much attention and was even purported to be real at some point. However, it has [[http://shogungamer.com/news/live-action-pokemon-movie-full-hd-trailer-and-interview-its-creators since been proven to be a fan project]]. While there are no plans for an actual fan film, the producers had stated that the possibility is not entirely ruled out.
* ''Anime/HellGirl'' got a Live-Action Adaptation that was set within the timeline of the first anime season, retaining the anthology format while notably averting the anime storyline. [[CompressedAdaptation At a mere 12 episodes, there wasn't much room for them anyway.]]
* ''Literature/{{Paprika}}'' is getting the live-action treatment from Creator/WolfgangPetersen; this shouldn't be too difficult since A) all of Satoshi Kon's movies are shot as if they are live-action and B) we've already seen that [[strike: American]] film audiences can handle [[Film/TheMatrix trippy]] [[Film/{{Inception}} dream]] plots.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' is also going to have a live-action movie around the same time (~2012-13 ...[[DevelopmentHell or not]]). While it doesn't deal with trippy dream plots, aliens, or time travel it might have a problem with looking too much like ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' (or is it the other way around...?).
* Little known (in the West) manga series ''Manga/KyouKaraOreWa'' (''Today, It's My Turn!!'') somehow managed to get a film version after a six-episode OVA series proved to be somewhat popular. The main characters' defining traits (their ''yankee'' hairstyles, blonde perm for one and HUGE spikes for the second) were carried over as well as the makeup budget would allow, and the comic violence remained, though toned down somewhat to allow for real world physics.
* A [[Film/SpaceBattleshipYamato big-budget live-action adaptation]] of ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' hit the big screen in Japan back in December 2010.
* Warner Brothers have secured the rights to make one out of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
* It was recently announced that ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' would be getting a Hollywood adaption. Little is known about it, but they're apparently going to try to make it more realistic. A lot of fans are worried about how that is going to work out.
* A ''Anime/LastExile'' film [[DevelopmentHell may or may not be happening]]; an as-of-yet unnamed producer from New Line Cinema has been eyeing the series [[http://patrickmacias.blogs.com/er/2005/02/free_soul_wada_.html since at least 2005,]] and there was a piece of concept art that was leaked onto the Internet before it was removed, so there may be hope yet.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' got the live-action drama treatment in July 2011. The fandom pretty much exploded [[{{Squee}} in glee.]]
* ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' was made into a two-part affair, released in 2010-11. Kenichi Matsuyama count: 3.
* ''Manga/ArakawaUnderTheBridge'' got a live-action TV series and film.
* ''Manga/OnePoundGospel''
* ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' has been put into production for a TV series with Starz Network.
* ''Manga/{{Kochikame}}'' has a live-action TV series. Basically a live-action cartoon.
* In early December 2011, ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' got the live-action treatment, with Yui Aragaki playing Akane Tendō, Kenta Kaku and Natsuna playing male/female Ranma, Kento Nagayama playing Kunō, Maki Nishiyama playing Nabiki, Kyōko Hasegawa playing Kasumi, and Yuta Kanai playing Gosunguki among others ([[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-10-06/live-action-ranma-special-cast-further-revealed full list here]]). Sadly, early reports from translators suggest that it rates at best a 2 on the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification.
* ''IS: Otoko Demo Onna Demo nai Sei'' has had a TV drama adaptation.
* ''Manga/{{Life}}'' by Keiko Suenobu has a live-action drama, that for some reason [[AdaptationDecay she cuts her hair]] instead of [[SelfHarm arms]].
* A live action version of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' premiered in Japan on August 2012, to rave reviews and box office success (grossing over $36 million). The film was subsequently released in 60 other countries, where it went on to earn more than $60 million worldwide. Many fans and critics have hailed it as one of the best live-action adaptations of a manga/anime series ever made. High praise was given for its fantastic action sequences and stellar cast (particularly [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Takeru Sato]] as Kenshin). You can watch [[http://youtu.be/lc_JmcRxdx8 the trailer here on YouTube]].
** Because of the success of the [[Film/RurouniKenshin film]], two sequels were released in 2014. They are Film/RurouniKenshinKyotoInferno and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, both adapting the manga's most famous storyline, The Kyoto Arc.
* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' had a successful film adaptation in 2015, which got a sequel titled ''Assassination Classroom: Graduation'' the following year.
* {{Josei}} manga in general are much more likely to be adaptated into live-action than anime, considering their target audience might not be that much into cartoons. Most 20+ volume series, like ''Waru'', ''Galboy!'' and ''Keirinyarou'', were adapted into live-action shows.
* The ''Manga/LiarGame'' manga got a live-action adaptation that has run as a two-season drama and two full-length movies so far.
* A live-action movie of ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'', with Tomohisa Yamashita as Joe Yabuki, was released in 2011.
* ''Anime/{{Gigantor}}'' has a 2005 live-action movie.
* ''Manga/TeamMedicalDragon'' had a two-season Live Action Adaptation.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'' is having a live-action movie, tragically, the only character from the series that will be present is Sebastian; the main character being a descendant of Ciel.
* After four years of TroubledProduction, including creative differences, the director quitting, and the movie being split into two parts, the Japanese ''Film/AttackOnTitan'' movie premiered in 2015 - the first part in August, the second one in September.
* A live action ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'' movie being released in December of 2014, starring Masaki Suda from ''Series/KamenRiderDouble''.
* There is talk of a live action ''{{Manga/Cyborg 009}}'' [[http://www.archaia.com/archaia-titles/cyborg-009/ movie in the works]], with F.J. DeSanto (who is also writing the modern adaptation of the series) producing it.
* In Japan, there are sometimes live shows for children done using costumes that look like the actual anime characters called "kigurumi" or "animegao" that are usually 30 minutes in length. ''Anime/{{Anpanman}}'', ''Shimajiro'', ''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''Anime/YumeNoCrayonOukoku'', ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan'', ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' and ''Anime/PrettyCure'' are just a few of the shows to get this treatment.
* ''Film/MidnightSun'' was adaptated into a film in 2006.
* ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' had a live-action movie released the same year as the anime adaptation.
* ''Manga/KinKyoriRennai'' has one, which was well-known for having ticket sales outnumbering the ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' movie on its opening weekend.
* ''Manga/{{Orange}}'' will have a movie adaptation on December 2014.
* ''Anime/AnoHana'' got a live action adaptation in 2015.
* Spoofed in-universe in the 77th episode of ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'', where Jibanyan says that Next Harmeowny is making a Sailor Pears film of this type.
* ''Anime/{{Kite}}'' was adapted in 2014, starring India Eisley from ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' as Sawa and Creator/SamuelLJackson as [[AdaptationNameChange Detective Karl Aker]], Sawa's legal guardian.
* An adaptation of ''Manga/GhostInTheShell'' was [[Film/GhostInTheShell2017 released in 2017]], starring Creator/ScarlettJohansson as Major Kusanagi, Creator/PilouAsbaek as Batou and Creator/TakeshiKitano as Chief Aramaki.
* A live-action adaptation for ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' was announced on June 17th, 2016. WordOfGod reports that his HypotheticalCasting for the protagonist became reality.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Parodied (but of course!) at the end of episode 293. [[DarthWiki/RuinedForever The platoon's reaction is what seals it.]]
** Keroro also says George (or Johji) Nakata—in reality the voice of Giroro—is rumored to be starring in the live action Captain Geroro movie in a much earlier episode.
*** Finally, there are in fact, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnrIng84KQA actual live-action adaptations by this point]]. Some of them are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnzTfAtxwCs&NR=1 quite strange.]]
*** A roadshow and an appearance at a wrestling match don't actually count, but it's worth noting that 1. [[AuthorAppeal Mine Yoshizaki would definitely approve of hot chicks in a Keroro roadshow]], and 2. [[CastingGag Keroro's voice actor is a wrestling fan.]]
* A live-action ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' movie has been talked about since 2006, but lawsuits over the franchise rights blockaded it from happening. It's seen some steady progress since then, with the most recent rumor as of November 2016 being that Creator/{{Universal}} had inherited the ''Voltron'' film rights from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation and that Creator/DavidHayter was being tapped to write the movie.
* [[CueTheFlyingPigs Hell froze over]] when it was [[https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/07/one-piece-getting-a-live-action-tv-adaptation/ announced]] that, of all things, ''Manga/OnePiece'' would be getting a western-produced live-action TV series adaptation.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has [[Film/FullmetalAlchemist2017 a film adaptation]] directed by Fumihiko Sori released in December 2017.
* ''Manga/{{Is}}'' and ''Manga/VideoGirlAi'', both of them mangas by Masakazu Katsura, will both be receiving a live-action TV adaptation in 2018.
* ''Anime/ThrillerRestaurant'' got one in 2010. Oddly though it was one part regular animated before the second half went live action.
* ''Manga/ScreamingLessons'' got one despite never really having an anime.

[[folder:Adapted from Board Games]]
* You know Hollywood is running out of ideas when they're developing movies based on '''BoardGames''': ''TabletopGame/{{Risk}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'' both have movies in development.
* ''Film/{{Battleship}}''
* ''Film/{{Clue}}'' -- actually a pretty good movie.
** There was even a ''GameShow adaptation'' in the UK, under its original name ''Cluedo''.
** And now a [[Series/{{Clue}} Hub Network miniseries]] featuring teenage versions of the suspects hunting down a killer who is none of them.
* ''Film/{{Ouija}}'', which got a prequel called ''Film/OuijaOriginOfEvil''.

[[folder:Adapted from Comic Books]]
* The ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' series of comic books were adapted into a live-action film that shares its name of the second book in the series, ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''. Despite being a failure at the box-office (thank you, ''Film/TheExpendables'') it was well-received by critics.
* ''Series/{{The Tick|2001}}'' had a short-lived prime-time live-action adaptation on Creator/{{Fox}} in the early 2000s. [[ExecutiveMeddling It had some problems]]. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork The problems weren't with the show]].
* The ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' franchise has had many live action incarnations dating all the way back to the late forties and early fifties. Among the more famous ones are George Reeves's ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'', Creator/ChristopherReeve's ''Film/{{Superman}}'' movie series, and Creator/ChristopherNolan's ''Film/ManOfSteel'' reboot.
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' is much the same way as ''Superman''. There is rarely a few years that go by without some new incarnation.
* ''Film/GreenLantern'' and ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' can now be added to the list of DC comics that got a live-action adaptation.
* ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} also managed to receive a [[Film/{{Catwoman}} movie adaptation in 2004]], although [[{{Understatement}} it wasn't exactly well-received]] and the character was an original one only tangentially related to ''Batman'''s Catwoman.
* Before developing their own film company, Creator/MarvelComics licensed out their characters to other studios, and still do for some of their properties. Notable versions include the film adaptations of ''Film/SpiderMan1'', ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', ''[[Film/FantasticFour Fantastic]] [[Film/FantasticFour2015 Four]]'' and ''Film/{{Deadpool}}''.
** Of course, there's the ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie that ties in four years worth of [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel superhero motion pictures]] and brings together the heroes of ''The Incredible Hulk'', ''Iron Man'', ''Thor'', and ''Captain America'' for the culmination of one of the most ambitious superhero movie projects to date.
* The ''Film/SinCity'' movie is one of the most faithful comic-to-film adaptations made with an almost complete recreation of three stories from the comic. It was even co-written and co-directed by Creator/FrankMiller. Its sequel, on the other hand, didn't fare so well. Not because it was any less faithful, but because of an inexplicable SequelGap.
* There have been four live-action adaptations of ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': ''Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar'' (based mostly on ''Asterix The Gaul'', with elements of several other albums); ''Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra'' (based on ''Asterix and Cleopatra''), ''Asterix at the Olympic Games'' (based on ''Asterix at the Olympic Games'') and ''Asterix In Britain'' (based on ''Asterix in Britain'').
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' has had [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles three live-action films]], as well as the live-action television series ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'', all of which were produced during the 1990s. The 2007 movie, however, is straight-up CGI animation.
** And now a [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014 fourth]] in the form of a [[ContinuityReboot Continuity Reboot]], with the Brothers and Splinter as [[SerkisFolk Serkis Folk]].
* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'':
** The series typically sticks to cartoon adaptations, however in the early 90s they tried out a live-action MadeForTV movie called ''Film/ArchieToRiverdaleAndBackAgain''.
** There is also the series on Creator/TheCW named ''Series/{{Riverdale}}''.
** There has been talk of a movie adaptation of ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie''.
* Franchise/TheSmurfs got their own [[Film/TheSmurfs live action movie]], with the eponymous Smurfs being CG. The first of a planned trilogy, with the [[Film/TheSmurfs2 second film]] released in 2013. Unfortunately, the performance of ''The Smurfs 2'' has caused Sony to cancel plans for the third movie in the trilogy, instead opting for an all-CGI ContinuityReboot with their [[WesternAnimation/SmurfsTheLostVillage next movie]] in 2017.
* ''Film/MenInBlack'', [[AdaptationDisplacement believe it or not]], is [[InNameOnly loosely]] based of a [[ComicBook/MenInBlack comic of the same name]].
* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' is a film adaptation of the 6-issue ''ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' comic book series.
* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' based off of ''ComicBook/TheSecretService''.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' has been adapted to live-action twice: ''Film/JudgeDredd'' in 1995 (with Creator/SylvesterStallone as Joe Dredd) and ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' in 2012 (with Creator/KarlUrban as Joe Dredd).
* ''Film/AtomicBlonde'', adapted from the graphic novel ''The Coldest City'' by Antony Johnston.
* ''Franchise/TheCrow'' has had four movies and a TV series.
* ''Film/TankGirl'' (which is mostly live-action, [[ArtShift with some animated sequences]]).
* FrancoBelgianComics: In addition to the ComicBook/{{Asterix}} movies mentioned above, there's been an rapid increase in Francophone live-action adaptations of comic books, both classics like ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}} (2005), ComicBook/{{Marsupilami}} (2012), ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio (2018), as well as contemporary humor comics like ComicBook/{{Lou}} (2014), ''L'Élève Ducobu'' (2011, sequel in 2012), ''Les Profs'' (2013, sequel in 2015), and ''Tamara'' (2016)

[[folder:Adapted from Comic Strips]]
* The TropeMaker is probably the 1906 film ''Film/DreamOfARarebitFiend'', adapted from Creator/WinsorMcCay's newspaper comic ''Dream of the Rarebit Fiend''.
* ''Film/{{Skippy}}'' was a 1931 film starring child star Jackie Cooper, based on a comic strip about a mischievous boy. It remains to this day the only film based on a comic strip, comic book, or graphic novel to receive an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Picture.
* ''Film/{{Garfield}}'', going into the "how Jon got his pets" story that the comic and cartoon never touched on. The sequel, meanwhile, was straight-up PrinceAndPauper. The live-action film made Jon much less of a dork than he is in the comics and even had him successfully wooing Liz. The comic strip accordingly hooked the two of them up around the same time, though movie Jon married her while comic Jon has yet to get that far. Curiously, Creator/BillMurray played Garfield, who had previously been played by the late Lorenzo Music in [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends the popular 80s cartoon series]]. Lorenzo Music previously played Peter Venkman, Bill Murray's character in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', in the cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''.
** In fact, the TV movie about ''ComicBook/GarfieldHis9Lives'' showed how Jon got Garfield, and the comic showed Odie was previously owned by [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome a man named Lyman]].
* ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'' has been adapted in several media, most prominently in a series of live action films from 1938 to 1950. They made 28 movies!
* ''Film/{{Popeye}}'', starring Creator/RobinWilliams and Shelley Duvall.
* ITV actually made a live-action ''ComicStrip/AndyCapp'' sitcom in 1988. [[BritishBrevity It only lasted for six episodes.]]
* Sweden has a very long tradition of turning humor comic strips and comic books into live-action movies, with the 1940s and 1950s being the golden age. Swedish comics that have been made into live-action movies more than once include ''91:an Karlsson, Kronblom, 47:an Löken, Åsa-Nisse'', and ''Biffen Och Bananen''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhpilPSA1hM There's a live-action parody of]] ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' about Black Friday, which is more of a [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue "where are they now"]] sort of deal rather than being about the actual holiday.

[[folder:Adapted from Fan Fiction]]
* The infamous Harry Potter Fan Fic, ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' has been loosely adapted into an ongoing [[WebVideo/MyImmortalTheWebSeries Web Series]].

[[folder:Adapted from Films]]
* A ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' movie was adapted from the original animated film, which did well enough for a sequel and a new cartoon series.
* Disney again with Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Alice in Wonderland|2010}}'' in 2010 (although it's actually a sequel to either the novel or the 1951 animated film). It kicked off a [[CashCowFranchise very lucrative]] [[FollowTheLeader trend]] for Live-Action Adaptations of Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon films, which [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast already]] [[Disney/TheLionKing have]] [[Film/MaryPoppins a number of]] [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid live stage]] [[Disney/{{Tarzan}} productions]], not to mention ''Disney on Ice''.
** ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'', a POVSequel to ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is the first example of this becoming a trend.
** ''Film/{{Cinderella|2015}}'' (2015).
** ''Film/{{The Jungle Book|2016}}'' (2016).
** ''Film/AliceThroughTheLookingGlass'' (2016), sequel to Tim Burton's ''Alice in Wonderland''.
** ''Film/{{Beauty and the Beast|2017}}'' (2017).
** ''Dumbo'' (2019).
** ''Aladdin'' (2019).
** ''Mulan'' (2019).
* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'', though it should be mentioned that the anime was itself an adaptation of a well-known novel from the 1960s.
* ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' was going to get one. [[CulturalTranslation It was going to be set in (Neo-)Manhattan]] and get a giant RaceLift to boot, before Creator/GeorgeTakei boycotted it and the director flounced from the project in a flurry of bad publicity. However, there are still talks pertaining to the film's production.

[[folder:Adapted from Puppet Shows]]
* Although the [[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} original]] was not, strictly speaking, animated, the live-action film adaptation of ''Film/{{Thunderbirds}}'' is very much in the same spirit. Though confusingly, ''The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction'' refers to the original as an animated puppet series, apparently defining ''animation'' broadly as ''giving the illusion of life'' rather than the usual definition.

[[folder:Adapted from Theme Parks]]
* Films based on Ride/DisneyThemeParks rides: ''Film/TheHauntedMansion'', ''Film/TheCountryBears'' (based on the now-defunct -- at least at Disneyland -- Country Bear Jamboree), ''Film/MissionToMars'' (which got a ride of its own with EPCOT's "Mission: Space"), and ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' (the only really successful one so far, although ''The Haunted Mansion'' is going to get ContinuityReboot thanks to Creator/GuillermoDelToro). A film based on the Magic Kingdom by Jon Favreau is in the works as well.

[[folder:Adapted from Toys]]
* ''Film/{{Bratz}}'', though it was based on dolls anyway. Fortunately for the fate of the universe as we know it, nobody bothered to go see it.
* ''Toys/MonsterHigh'' was ''[[DevelopmentHell supposed]]'' to get one in 2012.
** It is now 2017. As of the time of writing, there's still no sign of it.
* The 2000s ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movies, [[FanNickname also known as]] Bayformers thanks to the director, Creator/MichaelBay. The production of which gave us the former TropeNamer for SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced via the inclusion of Creator/PeterCullen.
* ''Franchise/GIJoe: [[Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra The Rise of Cobra]]'', which had aims to start a franchise along the lines of Bayformers. It also had a sequel in the form of 2012's ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''.
* A ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse'' live-action movie was released in 1987. It bombed at the box office, and plans for a sequel fell through.[[note]]Sets and costumes had already been built, they ended up in the Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme movie ''Film/{{Cyborg 1989}}''[[/note]] A new ''Masters'' movie has been in DevelopmentHell for the past several years, though recent news suggests that casting might be starting soon.
* While a ''Toys/{{Gormiti}}'' movie is in the works, in 2008 there was a musical with Creator/CirqueDuSoleil choreography.
* And then there's even a live-action ''{{Franchise/Barbie}}'' movie in the works.
* The ''Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection'' also had a share of live-action films released to mixed or positive reception, starting with a MadeForTVMovie based on Samantha Parkington's stories in 2004, and was followed by ''Felicity: An American Girl Adventure'' (2005), ''Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front'' (2006) and the 2008 theatrically released film ''Kit Kittredge: An American Girl'', as well as films based on Girl of the Year characters like ''Chrissa Stands Strong'' (2009). ''[=McKenna=] Shoots For The Stars'' (2012) and ''Saige Paints the Sky'' (2013).
* A ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} Jem and the Holograms]]'' movie was released in 2015 and bombed, ending up with the worst opening of the year.

[[folder:Adapted from Video Games]]

* ''Film/MortalKombat'' as well as a second ''Mortal Kombat Annihilation'' which covers the third game in the series.
* ''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': It's an original story instead of a straight adaptation and it's notable for being one of the few examples of this trope that takes place in the same continuity as the games.
* ''Film/SilentHill'' adapted from a video game of the same name. There is also a sequel that follows the daughter of the previous lead as she becomes an older teen. Essentially an adaptation of the third game.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
** The [[VideoGameMoviesSuck much-dismissed]] ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' film. It was bad enough for Creator/{{Nintendo}} to [[ScrewedByTheLawyers declare that film adaptations based off their video game franchises were to be rejected]][[note]]Anime adaptations, such as ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Animal Crossing'', being exceptions.[[/note]].
** ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' used live-action wrap around segments, though the main segments were animated.
** The webseries ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl''.
** ''The Super Mario Bros Ice Capades''. The one where the bros defeat enemies with what look to be semi realistic bazookas.
** ''King Koopa's Kool Kartoons'', to the most limited degree possible, featuring Pat Pinney, who would later do live-action segments for WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}}, in its second season. Well, it was [[BigBad Bowser]] in live action anyway, just no one else.
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' had two official live-action adaptations:
** The [[Film/StreetFighter 1994 movie]] starring Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme and Creator/RaulJulia is the first and better known of the two, having come out at the peak of the franchise's popularity shortly after the release of ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Super Street Fighter II Turbo]]'' and features its entire roster minus Fei-Long and Akuma. It was criticized for taking creative liberties with the established canon of the games at that point, mostly due to the filmmakers ignoring the tournament plot of the games in favor of having the movie revolve around Guile leading an international task force against M. Bison and Shadaloo. It has since developed a bit of a cult following throughout the years.
** ''[[Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi The Legend of Chun-Li]]'' released in 2009 starring Kristin Kreuk, was released to tie-in with the console ports of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''. [[InNameOnly It barely had much to do with the games outside the names of the characters.]]
** A few fan-films had also been made such as ''WebVideo/StreetFighterTheLaterYears'', ''WebVideo/StreetFighterHigh (and The Musical)'', and the officially endorsed ''Street Fighter Legacy'' and ''Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' led by Wrestling/DwayneJohnson.
* ''Film/{{Tekken}}'' and a direct to video sequel.
* ''Film/DOADeadOrAlive''
* Live-Action ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' Trailer.
* Creator/UweBoll's ''Film/HouseOfTheDead''.
* ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. A surprisingly ''Disney'' backed adaptation.
* In seemingly perpetual DevelopmentHell for the 2010s: ''Franchise/MassEffect'', ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'', ''VideoGame/TheSims'' and ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' (again).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcNriiII9zo A YouTube video of a live-action adaption]] of ''Hotel Mario''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfX643fzzZw These are the Live-Action]] ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Faces of Evil]]''!
* ''Film/WingCommander''
* ''Film/DoubleDragon''
* Creator/TakashiMiike did the live-action adaptation of ''Ryu Ga Gotoku'', also known as ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' in the west. It was an adaptation in name only, focusing on a minor character and original characters as well as dumbing down any important plot elements from the game. Still was an entertaining film, just an adaptation in name only.
* A movie based loosely on ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors'' is currently in production, and although it isn't confirmed to be live-action yet, the previews seem to be pointing that way. [[http://www.slashfilm.com/horrorcomedy-zombies-ate-neighbors-development-based-90s-video-game/ Here's the info.]]
* ''VideoGame/TraumaTeam'' by Creator/{{Atlus}} was going to be made into a live-action television show, by the same man behind the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' adaption, but it ended up being cancelled, though a single "work-in-progress" pilot episode was later unofficially released.
* ''WebVideo/TheLegendOfNeil''
* ''[[VideoGame/KunioKun Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun]]'' got a live-action TV drama, with the pilot episode screened at the Shitamachi Comedy Film Festival on September 14, 2013.
* Two ''Film/DungeonSiege'' movies. By Creator/UweBoll, of course. At least, the first one had a few well-known actors (Creator/JasonStatham, Creator/RonPerlman, RayLiotta, Creator/BurtReynolds).
* Creator/{{Paramount}} is producing a hybrid live-action/CGI film adaptation based on ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' for a 2019 release.
* In April 2016, [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/pokemon-movie-rights-bidding-war-884207 reports]] of an auction for the live-action film rights to ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' began circulating. The reports were confirmed several months later when Creator/LegendaryPictures and Creator/{{Universal}} confirmed they would produce a live-action ''Pokémon'' movie for a potential cinematic universe. However, rather than base the first film off the main games or anime, the companies instead made ''Film/DetectivePikachu'' based on the spin-off game ''VideoGame/DetectivePikachu'', focusing entirely on the Pokémon of that name, with potential "main" entries being held off for now.
* The music video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://youtu.be/0f_hewSrAH4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWHzZPRsc95iVv4mAEagYJh War]]" adapts a few scenes from ''Videogame/AlanWake,'' featuring Ilkka Villi, Alan's model and live-action performer, fighting [[TheHeartless Taken]] played by the band members, while the vocalist also plays a solitary camper singing the lyrics.
* ''Film/WarCraft2016'', although it's heavy on CGI.
* While the planned ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' theatrical film (which was supposed to be [[Film/{{District9}} Neil Blomkamp's]] first movie) never got off the ground, Creator/ThreeFourThreeIndustries did manage to release two live-action webseries (''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn'' and ''Film/HaloNightfall''), both of which are original stories set in the games' continuity.
* The ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' movie franchise, spanning six films.

[[folder:Adapted from Visual Novels]]
* Japanese film director Creator/TakashiMiike (of ''Manga/IchiTheKiller'' fame) released a live-action version of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' in 2012. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Umyms8JVYWg Trailer.]] [[Film/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney The movie]], despite darker and more serious tones compared to the game (which deals with murder cases on a day to day basis, but still) was received warmly and achieved modest success from audiences and reviewers. It helps that the Narumiya/Saitou pair (Naruhodo or Phoenix/Mitsurugi or Miles) wasn't too hard on the eyes, and that Miike wasn't shy in having fun with the gravity defying hair as well as the special effects.

[[folder:Adapted from Web Comics]]
* A live-action adaptation of the Krakow Studios comic ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' has progressed far enough to post trailers on Website/YouTube.

[[folder:Adapted from Western Animation]]
* ''Film/ScoobyDoo'', the first film which heavily parodied the original and featured the title character (and TheScrappy himself) as CGI creations. A theatrical sequel (''Monsters Unleashed'') and two direct-to-video prequels (''The Mystery Begins'' and ''Curse of the Lake Monster'') followed. A spin-off starring Daphne and Velma is due for 2018.
* ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'', which features the characters from the show as CGI creations. It's basically the cartoon in live-action, unlike other adaptations that take the InNameOnly approach.
* ''Film/TheFlintstones'' has two live-action films, one featuring a star-studded cast of John Goodman as Fred, Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma, Creator/RickMoranis as Barney, Rosie O'Donnell as Betty, Creator/ElizabethTaylor as Wilma's mother and even saw Creator/HalleBerry in a small role before she was truly famous. While poorly reviewed, it was a financial success and seemed destined to spawn a franchise... except that the eventual sequel languished in DevelopmentHell so long that the entire cast moved on. [[Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas The later prequel]], trying to tell how Fred and Wilma fell in love, came out six years later and became a BoxOfficeBomb despite receiving better critical reviews.
* The ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' show spawned several live-action films from its numerous segments.
** ''Boris and Natasha'' was a made-for-television film (though it eventually got a theatrical release) that had little to do with the show thanks to rights issues, but starred the titular spies. Instead of Rocky and Bullwinkle, the duo had to contend with Agent Moose and Agent Squirrel.
** ''The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle'' eventually got made almost entirely because Universal had the film rights and needed to make the film. It had languished in DevelopmentHell for years beforehand. Since the resulting film had NoFourthWall, it made hay out of this as the plot begins when FBI Agent Karen Sympathy has to climb a lighthouse and literally greenlight the entire film herself.
** ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'' put Brendan Fraser in the title role, not long after he had just donned a loincloth to play ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'', another Jay Ward creation. Unlike the latter film, this one tanked.
** The horrible performance of both the ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' film and ''Dudley Do-Right'' killed production on a live-action ''Peabody and Sherman'' film. The project was revived as a CGI film at Creator/{{Dreamworks}} instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' had two live-action films, one with Brendan Fraser that was a massive success for Disney and one that went straight to DVD. As both films operated on the principle of NoFourthWall, the second film engaged in LampshadeHanging over the cast change.
* ''Film/InspectorGadget'' starred Matthew Broderick. Though the film was a critical disaster and despised by fans, it made enough money to spawn a direct-to-DVD sequel... starring French Stewart. Ironically, the latter was more faithful to the cartoon show that spawned it.
* ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats'' moved into ''Series/CharliesAngels''-esque ActionGirl-style.
* ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'', starring Keenan Thompson as the lead character and used a plot in which a depressed teenage girl ends up summoning the characters from the cartoon into the real world.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' got an Creator/MNightShyamalan adaptation in 2010 -- ''Film/TheLastAirbender''. (The name was changed because of trademark conflicts with James Cameron's ''Film/{{Avatar}}''; they decided not to fight it even though ''Avatar: The Last Airbender'' came first.) They condensed the first season into a movie, hoping to make another two movies based on the other two seasons. However, the film was a disaster (largely because of the original creators not being involved as well as changing a number of things around) dashing any hope for more movies despite the film ending on a SequelHook.
* ''Film/Ben10RaceAgainstTime'', with [[Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan Lee Majors]] as Max Tennyson and [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Sab Shimono]] and [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Robert]] [[Series/StargateAtlantis Picardo]] in supporting roles. The second movie, ''Film/Ben10AlienSwarm'' was based off the sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''
* ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' got one with CGI chipmunks in 2007, and had a sequel in 2009, a third in 2011, and a fourth in December 2015.
* A made-for-TV movie based on ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' is on its way. Of course, the non-human characters will be CGI, since the original series had a cast of animate objects and {{funny animal}}s.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' -- ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner''. Starring [[Series/DrakeandJosh Drake Bell]] as a twenty-three-year-old Timmy Turner still in the [[FridgeLogic fifth grade]]; he still has his fairies due to acting like a kid [[LoopholeAbuse since if he does, he gets to keep them]]. However, [[spoiler:Timmy winds up falling in love with a beautiful, twenty-three-year-old Tootie, who threatens to break them apart, since it's a rather adult thing that fairies aren't needed for.]]
** The movie was so popular that it got two sequels--one about Christmas summer vacation and the other about summer vacation , except [[spoiler:it ends up with Timmy becoming a fairy at the end. This was yet another in a ''long'' line of attempts to bring an end to the series.]]
* WordOfGod states that the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' [[TheMovie movie]] ''So the Drama'' was originally supposed to be like this. However, due to the flop of the movie version of ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet'', the movie was instead made to be a Disney Channel Original Movie, which is a shame because unlike others, this one [[WhatCouldHaveBeen could've had potential]], especially if they had Christy Carlson Romano and Creator/WillFriedle [[ActorAllusion playing their actual roles]].
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has had countless theater adaptations all over the world, the most well-known ones being ''Winx Power'' and ''Winx on Ice''. No live-action movies, yet.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' was adapted into a live-action(/3D) sequel series, ''Series/CodeLyokoEvolution'', released in early 2013.
* Series/TheElectricCompany1971 is probably the UrExample for this trope relative to WesternAnimation, as it occasionally remade its own animated sequences into live-action skits, sometimes {{Lampshading}} and [[TheParody Parodying]] the original. Either way, HilarityEnsues.
* Creator/RobertRodriguez and Sony are currently making Creator/RalphBakshi and Creator/FrankFrazetta's ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'' into one.
* While ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' contain live-action sequences, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'' is a rather strange example of this. Only the last 20 minutes and part of the beginning could be considered this trope, despite [[TrailersAlwaysLie the trailers saying otherwise.]]