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'''Quentin Tarantutino:''' Yeah! Maybe it's an immersive smartphone app! Or... a 21st-century approach to 360 degree media envelopment!\\

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'''Quentin Tarantutino:''' Tarantulino:''' Yeah! Maybe it's an immersive smartphone app! Or... a 21st-century approach to 360 degree media envelopment!\\



'''Quentin Tarantutino:''' We've got work to do!

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'''Quentin Tarantutino:''' Tarantulino:''' We've got work to do!

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' was originally conceived as a single-setting stage play called "Hinamizawa Bus Stop." Although the main elements of the sound novels' plot are still present (the dam conflict, the curse of Oyashiro-sama, and the HatePlague having a scientific origin; the play also hints at the GroundhogDayLoop present in the games), most of the franchise's major characters had not been created at this point. The play would be scrapped and expanded into the sound novels, although adaptations of the original script would appear in both manga and sound novel format.
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* ''Film/CoolWorld'' was originally intended to be a horror film but ExecutiveMeddling demanded a more family-friendly plot and rewrote it. This explains the resultant tonal inconsistency.



* ''Film/CoolWorld'' was originally intended to be a horror film but ExecutiveMeddling demanded a more family-friendly plot and rewrote it. This explains the resultant tonal inconsistency.


* ''Manga/YuGiOh'' was originally intended to be a straight-up horror manga, before transitioning to the game/card battle series it's recognized as.

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* ''Manga/YuGiOh'' was originally intended to be a straight-up horror dark fantasy manga, before transitioning to the game/card battle series it's recognized as.


* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' was originally conceived as a dramatic, [[UsefulNotes/TheRennaisanceAgeOfAnimation 90s-esque]] musical film rather than a lighthearted comedy with only one or two songs. And [[BigBad Yzma]] was originally going to have [[VillainSong her own song]].

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* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' was originally conceived as a dramatic, [[UsefulNotes/TheRennaisanceAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation 90s-esque]] musical film rather than a lighthearted comedy with only one or two songs. And [[BigBad Yzma]] was originally going to have [[VillainSong her own song]].


* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' was originally conceived as a dark musical film rather than a lighthearted comedy with only one or two songs. And [[BigBad Yzma]] was originally going to have [[VillainSong her own song]].

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* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' was originally conceived as a dark dramatic, [[UsefulNotes/TheRennaisanceAgeOfAnimation 90s-esque]] musical film rather than a lighthearted comedy with only one or two songs. And [[BigBad Yzma]] was originally going to have [[VillainSong her own song]].

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* ''Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse'' was originally conceived as a 3d platformer and SpiritualSuccessor to the ''VideoGame/DisneysMagicalQuest'' games when it was announced at Nintendo Space World 2001. For some reason, Creator/{{Capcom}}, at some point between Space World 2001 and E3 2002, decided to retool the game into a Point-And-Click Adventure game. On a ''console'' no less.


* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' was originally intended to be a straight MagicalGirl series, but ended up somewhat closer to HumongousMecha show with cute girls once it was released because the GiantPoofySleeves on the main character's outfit made her look like a Franchise/{{Gundam}}.

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' was originally intended to be a straight MagicalGirl series, but ended up somewhat closer to HumongousMecha show with cute girls once it was released because someone on the production team noticed that the GiantPoofySleeves on the main character's outfit made her look like a Franchise/{{Gundam}}.


* When Creator/{{id}} first described their concept for ''VideoGame/{{Quake I}}'', it was a MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame (before ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' made the genre mainstream) with characters taking control of Norse-inspired warriors armed with hammers. At some point they scaled their ambition way down to just producing another FirstPersonShooter.

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* When Creator/{{id}} Creator/IdSoftware first described their concept for ''VideoGame/{{Quake I}}'', it was a MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame (before ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' made the genre mainstream) with characters taking control of Norse-inspired warriors armed with hammers. At some point they scaled their ambition way down to just producing another FirstPersonShooter.


* Music/JohannesBrahms's Piano Concerto in D minor, Op. 15, was originally sketched as a sonata for two pianos.

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* Music/JohannesBrahms's Creator/JohannesBrahms's Piano Concerto in D minor, Op. 15, was originally sketched as a sonata for two pianos.



* ''{{Theatre/Wicked}}'' was originally supposed to be an ''Theatre/{{Aida|JohnRice}}''-esque romance, the core of the story being the relationship between Fiyero and Elphaba, with Glinda essentially a supporting character. The finished story instead focused on the RomanticTwoGirlFriendship, making Fiyero more of a SatelliteLoveInterest.

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* ''{{Theatre/Wicked}}'' ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' was originally supposed to be an ''Theatre/{{Aida|JohnRice}}''-esque romance, the core of the story being the relationship between Fiyero and Elphaba, with Glinda essentially a supporting character. The finished story instead focused on the RomanticTwoGirlFriendship, making Fiyero more of a SatelliteLoveInterest.


* ''Film/ShockTreatment'' was supposed to be a parody of horror films like it's predecessor, ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' but due to the director thinking it was too similar to the first movie, it was rewritten into a comedy.

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* ''Film/ShockTreatment'' was supposed to be a parody of horror films like it's its predecessor, ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' but due to the director thinking it was too similar to the first movie, it was rewritten into a comedy.


* ''Film/SuicideSquad'' was meant to remain in the DarkerAndEdgier footsteps of previous Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse movies. Then some audiences showing more interest in the "fun and edgy" parts of the trailers, expecting something along the lines of the recently released ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', leading the studio to add more comedy scenes and even hire additional editors (the end credits list five!). As a result, the tone is inconsistent as hell.

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* ''Film/SuicideSquad'' ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' was meant to remain in the DarkerAndEdgier footsteps of previous Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse movies. Then some audiences showing more interest in the "fun and edgy" parts of the trailers, expecting something along the lines of the recently released ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', leading the studio to add more comedy scenes and even hire additional editors (the end credits list five!). As a result, the tone is inconsistent as hell.


* ''Film/AlienResurrection'' was written as a {{Camp}} parody of the ''{{Franchise/Alien}}'' films. Director Jean Pierre Jeunet decided to play it straight.

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* ''Film/AlienResurrection'' was written as a {{Camp}} parody of the ''{{Franchise/Alien}}'' films. Director Jean Pierre Jeunet Creator/JeanPierreJeunet decided to play it straight.



* ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie'' was written as a musical with Leslie Bricusse-Music/HenryMancini songs, but the producers decided that genre wouldn't sell in the mid-1980s (this was just after ''Film/Annie1982'' had underperformed against its massive budget). Several of those songs do appear as background/diegetic music in the finished film, but so do some pop songs by other hands, and Bricusse was ''really'' bitter about this. The film didn't do well at the box office in any case.

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* ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie'' was written as a musical with Leslie Bricusse-Music/HenryMancini Music/LeslieBricusse-Music/HenryMancini songs, but the producers decided that genre wouldn't sell in the mid-1980s (this was just after ''Film/Annie1982'' had underperformed against its massive budget). Several of those songs do appear as background/diegetic music in the finished film, but so do some pop songs by other hands, and Bricusse was ''really'' bitter about this. The film didn't do well at the box office in any case.


** ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' was originally just another generic kiddie platformer before they retooled it into the rude, crude, offensively over-the-top game everyone knows and loves. This was ''after'' the tie-in Game Boy game, which really was as saccharine as Conker was intended to be, had been released as well.

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** ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' was originally just another generic kiddie platformer before they retooled it into the rude, crude, offensively over-the-top game everyone knows and loves.loves in order to make it stand out from other Creator/{{Rare}} and UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 games. This was ''after'' the tie-in Game Boy game, which really was as saccharine as Conker was intended to be, had been released as well.

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* ''Film/TheMask'' was also conceived as a gory horror movie with black comedy elements, true to the source material's tone, even bringing on horror veteran Chuck Russell as director. However, no matter what was tried with the script, the film's think tank realized it was audience-alienating and niche (especially since the budget needed would be significant enough to require a big box office haul to recoup). It was finally reworked into an out-and-out comedy, with several darker scenes not making the final cut, and nabbed Jim Carrey on the cusp of breaking out as a mega-star. The result was one of the biggest hits of 1994.

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