!![[Series/{{Animorphs}} The TV series]]:

* DawsonCasting: A mild example, as the age of the book characters had not yet been revealed when Ani-TV went into production.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Shawn Ashmore (Jake) is [[{{Film/X-Men}} Iceman.]] And a meteor freak on ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' (where his twin brother was Jimmy Olsen).
** Visser Three's human form is [[Series/{{Arrow}} Alexi Leonov.]]
** He and Christopher Ralph (Tobias) are also both series regulars of ''In a Heartbeat''.
** Who knew that [[{{Film/ResidentEvil}} the Umbrella Corporation]] got its start as an anti-Yeerk movement?
* NoBudget
* RecursiveAdaptation: ''Meet the Stars of Animorphs'', a companion book released shortly after Ani-TV started airing.
* TheOtherDarrin: Tom Barnett replaces Eugene Lipinski as Visser Three in Season 2.
** Given that this is a series where people can change into anything alive (within reason), it is more easily explained then other examples of the trope

!![[Literature/{{Animorphs}} The books]]:

* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: The ghostwritten era began so K.A. could work on ''{{Everworld}}'', although she seems pretty frustrated that it had to happen.
* AuthorAppeal: K.A's favorite things - Star Trek, the Rolling Stones, Dr. Pepper, Mustangs, etc - are all prominently featured. Similarly, her personal views creep often into her work.
* AuthorTract: A handful of the books exist for no other reason than to promote the views of K.A. (and later, her ghostwriters). #04 ''The Message'' (whales are sentient), #09 ''The Secret'' (logging is bad), and #28 ''The Experiment'' (eating meat is ''very'' bad) are the worst offenders. A more mild offender is #16 ''The Warning'' (the internet is weird), which is redeemed by strong characterization and a truly [[CreepyAwesome awesome]] villain.
* BigNameFan: NeilCicierega, who sometimes references the series in his videos.
* {{Blooper}}: There were quite a few in early books as K.A. established a series continuity, leading to the FanNickname of 'KASU' (K.A. Screws Up, for the uninitiated).
* CreatorCouple: Creator/KAApplegate and her husband MichaelGrant. Though it never came out until after the series ended, the pair pretty much wrote the entirety of Animorphs jointly. Grant has [[Literature/{{Gone}} since distinguished himself]] [[Literature/{{BZRK}} as a writer in his own right.]]
* DearNegativeReader: Infamously [[http://web.archive.org/web/20010807200502/www.morphz.com/posts/1061001.htm gave one]] to the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' fan-base who criticized the BolivianArmyEnding.
* {{Jossed}}: Every now and then K.A's come to answer a few questions and joss a few [[EpilepticTrees theories]].
* NamesTheSame: New readers of ''{{Everworld}}'' must have been surprised to see K.A. named the main hero of that series after the SixthRangerTraitor of this one.
* PromotedFanboy: Erek King, the fan who won a contest to have a character named after himself. The Erek King character ended up becoming one of the most important secondary characters in the series.
** Although after what Erek did in the second to last book, you really have to feel sorry for the real Erek King.
** Why? Erek is amazing.
* [[HeAlsoDid She Also Did...]]: One of the ghostwriters for the series was Malinda Metz, who later went on to write ''RoswellHigh'', the basis for the TV show ''Series/{{Roswell}}''.
* TorchTheFranchiseAndRun: Never confirmed, but K.A has admitted Scholastic owns the full rights to Animorphs (much to her frustration), and it'd go a long way to explaining that BolivianArmyEnding.

!![[{{Animorphs}} The games]]:

* AdaptedOut: All the non-Yeerk villains.
* AntiClimaxBoss: There's only one boss in ''Shattered Reality'' - [[BigBad Visser Three]], fighting in a kind of {{Golem}} morph. He's not very hard.
** CowardlyBoss: He'll spend more time shielding himself from your attacks than actually attacking.
** PlatformBattle: You're more likely to die from falling off the moving platforms than you are from combat with the visser.
** PivotalBoss
* ButtonMashing: The combat sections of ''Know the Secret'' basically amount to this. There's a kind of {{Combo}} system to it, but it's very rudimentary.
* FillerVillain: Mostly seen in ''Shattered Reality''. In addition to renditions of the baddie aliens, new enemies were created, some of which make more sense than others. The crowning moment of absurdity comes when you end up fighting ''pterodactyls'' in the Gardens level.
** On the other hand, the new 'Kaa' alien was pretty cool. [[http://assets1.ignimgs.com/1999/05/19/KAA1-107553_640w.jpg See for yourself]].
* GameMusic: It must be said, the music in the Animorphs games is [[AwesomeMusic truly excellent]]. ''Shattered Reality'' is worth owning for the soundtrack alone.
* GameplayRoulette: Hoo boy, yes.
** ''Animorphs: Shattered Reality'' ([[{{Playstation}} PSX]]) - Straightforward 2D PlatformGame.
** ''Animorphs'' ([[GameBoyColor GBC]]) - RolePlayingGame
** ''Animorphs: Know the Secret'' ({{PC}}) - 3D ActionAdventure game.
* {{Narm}}: All three games give generous helpings. ''Shattered Reality'' and ''Know the Secret'' have truly narmalicious voice acting.
* ObviousBeta: The GameBoyColor Animorphs game.
** BlindIdiotTranslation
** GameBreakingBug: There are a couple places where you can walk into but not get out of, causing you to have to restart the game.
** ShoddyKnockoffProduct: This game was basically a poor man's ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' with the Animorphs property tacked on.
* PolygonCeiling: In ''Know the Secret''. It gives the game a really dated look, which is a shame, because it's quite serviceable in other respects.
* {{Shovelware}}: All three games were labeled with this title and quickly forgotten. The only game that really deserves it is the [[TheScrappy GBC one]].
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames
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