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* ''TheCompletelyMentalMisadventuresOfEdGrimley'', a short-lived late-1980s Creator/{{NBC}} cartoon series based off Martin Short's Ed Grimley character from ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' and ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. Lives on as, aside from a ''Coneheads'' special that was never picked up as a series and a David S. Pumpkins special, the only animated adaptation of an ''SNL'' recurring character that most people remember (Ed Grimley was considered to be tame to be shown for kids. Can you imagine if they made an animated adaptation of Creator/ChristopherWalken's Continental character [[note]]I mean, besides in the form of WesternAnimation/PepeLePew or [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Glenn Quagmire]] [[/note]] or Bill Hader's Stefon character [[note]]which probably would be okay for an adult audience, but not a kids' one[[/note]]?)

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* ''TheCompletelyMentalMisadventuresOfEdGrimley'', ''WesternAnimation/TheCompletelyMentalMisadventuresOfEdGrimley'', a short-lived late-1980s Creator/{{NBC}} cartoon series based off Martin Short's Ed Grimley character from ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' and ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. Lives on as, aside from a ''Coneheads'' special that was never picked up as a series and a David S. Pumpkins special, the only animated adaptation of an ''SNL'' recurring character that most people remember (Ed Grimley was considered to be tame to be shown for kids. Can you imagine if they made an animated adaptation of Creator/ChristopherWalken's Continental character [[note]]I mean, besides in the form of WesternAnimation/PepeLePew or [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Glenn Quagmire]] [[/note]] or Bill Hader's Stefon character [[note]]which probably would be okay for an adult audience, but not a kids' one[[/note]]?)

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* The Creator/{{Teletoon}} series ''WesternAnimation/AnimalCrackers'' was based on the long-running comic strip of the same name.


* You might think that the animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' had something to do with the movies. It did but not much, it was instead about an entirely different team with the same name... a team of super-powered anthropomorphic ducks who fight aliens with hockey-themed gadgets. This all came about because of the first [[Film/TheMightyDucks film]] being very successful which led to {{Creator/Disney}} ''creating'' the Anaheim Ducks ice hockey team and then making an animated series tenuously related to the team. In that order.

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* You might think that the animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' had something to do with the movies. It did but not much, it was instead about an entirely different team with the same name... a team of super-powered anthropomorphic ducks who fight aliens with hockey-themed gadgets. This all came about because of the first [[Film/TheMightyDucks film]] being very successful which led to {{Creator/Disney}} ''creating'' the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Ducks (now the Anaheim Ducks) ice hockey team and then making an animated series tenuously related to the team. In that order.


* Another Jim Henson example: ''Series/FraggleRock''. It started the same year the original puppet version ended.

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* Another Jim Henson example: ''Series/FraggleRock''. ''Fraggle Rock''. It started the same year the original [[Series/FraggleRock puppet version version]] ended.


** ''Jim Henson's WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies''

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** ''Jim Henson's WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies''[[WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies1984 Muppet Babies]]'' (and its [[WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018 reboot]])

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* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' was adapted by Creator/{{Dreamworks}} from [[ComicStrip/OverTheHedge the comic strip of the same name]].

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* A short anthology film based on ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' called ''Gary Larson's Tales from the Far Side'' was produced in 1994. It received a sequel in 1997 called ''Tales From the Far Side II'' and an altered version in 1999. They've aired on CBS, BBC, and Adult Swim.


* ''Tintin'' has had two Animated Adaptations.

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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' has had two Animated Adaptations.
** The first one, originally broadcast in French and produced in the 1960s, keeping almost none of the plots from the comics and [[{{Bowdlerise}} completely removing all references to alcohol or drugs]].
** The second, Canadian-French co-production (producing English and French versions) from the 1990s was a far better AdaptationDistillation, keeping all references to alcohol and drugs and adapting practically every book very faithfully. Although even here some changes were made ("Tintin In America" had so much stuff removed that it was one of the few stories to be a one-parter rather than two) and the English language version still leaves the street signs and other on-screen writing in French (most glaringly in "The Secret of the Unicorn" when Thompson and Thomson's "real" names -- Dupont and Dupondt -- are seen on passports!).

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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' ''Tintin'' has had two Animated Adaptations.
** The first one, originally broadcast in French and ones, produced in the 1960s, keeping 1950s-1960s by Belvision, kept almost none of the plots from the comics and [[{{Bowdlerise}} completely removing all references to alcohol or drugs]].
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** The second, Canadian-French co-production (producing English and French versions) ''Temple of the Sun'' is an amalgamation two albums from the 1990s was a far better AdaptationDistillation, keeping all references to alcohol same story arc, ''The Seven Crystal Balls'' and drugs and adapting practically every book very faithfully. Although even here some changes were made ("Tintin In America" had so much stuff removed that it was one ''Temple of the few stories to be a one-parter rather than two) Sun''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TintinAndTheLakeOfSharks'' is an original story.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin1991}}'' was TruerToTheText
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** ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin'',
the English language version still leaves 2011 CGI film directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg, amalgamates ''The Crab with the street signs and other on-screen writing in French (most glaringly in "The Golden Claws'', ''The Secret of the Unicorn" when Thompson Unicorn'' and Thomson's "real" names -- Dupont and Dupondt -- are seen on passports!).'' Red Rackham's Treasure''.



* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' has received quite a few animated movies based on the albums, as well as one with an original story, ''WesternAnimation/TheTwelveTasksOfAsterix''.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' has received quite a few animated movies based on the albums, as well as one several with an original story, ''WesternAnimation/TheTwelveTasksOfAsterix''.story.


* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has had five completely different TV series (While the others were in their own continuities, ''Sonic X'' specifically adapted the stories of the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' series):

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has had five completely different TV series (While the others were in their own continuities, ''Sonic X'' specifically adapted the stories of the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' series):series:


* Tarzan, as Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''Tarzan Lord of the Jungle''. Filmation later reran these ''Tarzan'' cartoons with new adaptations of ''Radio/TheLoneRanger'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfZorro1981 Zorro]]''.

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* Tarzan, as Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''Tarzan Lord of the Jungle''. Filmation later reran these ''Tarzan'' cartoons with new adaptations of ''Radio/TheLoneRanger'' ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLoneRanger1980 The Lone Ranger]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfZorro1981 Zorro]]''.





* The Creator/{{Netflix}} original series ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania}}'' is a DarkerAndEdgier adaptation of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse''.

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* The Creator/{{Netflix}} original series ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017'' is a DarkerAndEdgier adaptation of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse''.


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