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** ''Rebels'' itself is the culmination of Filloni's original idea for ''The Clone Wars'' being about a small group of people on a ship.

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* The idea of the origins of the Avatar in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has been kicked around since book 2, but was eventually fitted into book 2 of the sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E12ImSpellingAsFastAsICan I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can]]" was going to have a LeadIn where Bart realises he wasted his summer and rushes all the activities he intended to do on the last day. It ended up being cut for time and used in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E21TheMonkeySuit The Monkey Suit]]" instead, three seasons later.
** The WorkingTitle for the season 10 finale, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E23ThirtyMinutesOverTokyo Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo]]", was "Fat Man And Little Boy", which later became the title of a season 16 episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** Many of Ralph [=McQuarrie=]'s designs were redesigned for the series:
*** The Kwazel Maw is based on his [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/b/b6/SwampSlug-McQuarrie.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20070806160522 concept art]] for swamp creatures on Dagobah.
*** Maridun's design stems from his concepts for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
*** Orto Plutonia is based on his concepts for Hoth.
*** The Courscant park seen in "Duchess of Mandalore" is based on multiple art concepts he made.
*** The Well of the Dark Side is based on a design for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' where Luke would've faced the Emperor in the lower levels of Coruscant.
*** Rako's new helmet in "Friends and Enemies" is based on his concepts for Boba Fett.
** The Eta-class shuttle is based on Joe Johnston's design for the Imperial shuttle in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
** The Jedi jumpspeeders in "Ghosts of Mortis" are based on a speeder bike concept from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
** The Zygerrian HH-87 Starhopper is based on an unused design for an Imperial shuttle in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
** The design of the Phoenix ship is based on an Imperial shuttle design.
** Rako Hardeen's helmet in "Deception" is based on a Rebel trooper design for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
** Derrown's design dates back to Ron Cobb's concepts for a cantina alien for ''Film/ANewHope''.
** The designs of the clone troopers' cold-weather gear is based on concept art associated with ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
** From Doug Chiang's designs:
*** The city of Cliffhold on Iego is based on his designs back in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.
*** Pre Vizsla's helmet in "A Friend in Need" is based on his design for a clone trooper helmet in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.
** From Iain [=McCaig=]'s designs:
*** Robonino's design comes from his unused Prequel Trilogy design for an alien Jedi.
*** Satine Kryze's look is based on a design for Queen Padmé Amidala in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', and her royal guards are also based on an unused Sith design from said film.
*** Mother Talzin's design is based on his concepts for a Sith Witch in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.
*** Krismo Sodi's design stems from his illustrations for Obi-Wan for ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.
*** Tiplee and Tiplar are based on his designs for a female Sith Lord for ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.
** Padmé's headdress in the PilotMovie (along with "Bombad Jedi") is based on an unused design for her in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.
** Tera Sinube's design based on an alien senator concept for ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.
** The clone barracks on Kamino are based on designs for ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.
** The Anoobas are based on Terryl Whitlatch's design for a hound creature in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.
** A Separatist starship seen in the Umbara arc is based on a starship design for ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
** Colonel Gascon is based on an early concept design for Jar Jar Binks for ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.
** Ringo Vinda is based on an concept design from ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
** Rig Nema's design is based on an [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/a/ab/UnknownDarkSiderAdept.JPG/revision/latest?cb=20150413041949 early concept design]] for Mace Windu.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** The ''Ghost''[='s=] cockpit was originally designed for a ship called the ''Silver Angel'' that was intended to appear in a sixth season of ''The Clone Wars'' that never happened due to the series' cancellation, with the showrunners deciding to recycle the design as they liked it and felt there wouldn't be another opportunity for it to be seen. However, the ''Angel'', with its original cockpit design, would eventually appear in the {{uncancelled}} [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWarsSeasonSeven seventh season]] of ''The Clone Wars'' that came out after the end of ''Rebels''.
** Zeb's design comes from unused concept art of Chewbacca from ''Film/ANewHope''.
** Fifth Brother is based on unused designs for the Knights of Ren from ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
** The outfit worn by the young Princess Leia is an unused costume Ralph [=McQuarrie=] designed for Leia in ''Film/ANewHope''.
** Chopper's design is based on concept art for R2-D2.
** The Bendu is based on the original concept for Yoda, back when the character was going to be a gigantic creature instead of the little green dude everyone knows and loves. His name also comes from the "Jedi-Bendu", Lucas' original name for the Jedi.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsResistance'':
** Flix's species, the Gozzo, is based off of concept art for the [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Ewoks]].
** [[{{Jerkass}} Jace Rucklin]] seems to be based off concept art for [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Kanan and Sabine]], both of whom were considered as [[DarkSkinnedBlonde Dark-Skinned Blondes]] in brown and grey clothing at points during production.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E5HitTheDiamond "Hit the Diamond"]] was going to have a scene where Steven gives nicknames to the Ruby Squad, but it ended up being cut. It took until "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E23BackToTheMoon Back to the Moon]]", the Squad's second appearance, for the nickname scene to happen.
** The show's fifth and final season had several major plot twist and ideas that had been considered since season one, including [[spoiler:Lars' [[BackFromTheDead death and revival]]]], Steven entering [[PersonOfHolding Pearl's gem]], and Steven [[spoiler:having his gem separated from his body]].
** [[spoiler:Ruby and Sapphire's wedding]] was something the crew originally wanted in season four, but [[ExecutiveMeddling network resistance]] ended up delaying it until season five.
* Bob Uecker was going to play a guest role in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'''s very first season. But because they couldn't find any way to fit him in, he wound up appearing in a season 5 episode instead.
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