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* DarkerAndEdgier: In contrast to the [[{{Camp}} campy]] portrayal in the musical, the novelisation depicted Annie in a [[Creator/CharlesDickens Dickensian]] manner, touting it as a 20th-century, [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] ''Literature/OliverTwist'', complete with child labour, abuse and other such mature references, not to mention a few mild profanities thrown in. Then again, series creator Harold Gray is no stranger to putting the orphan in such a scenario anyway.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: In contrast to the [[{{Camp}} campy]] portrayal in the musical, the 1980 novelisation depicted depicts Annie in a [[Creator/CharlesDickens Dickensian]] manner, touting it as a 20th-century, [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] ''Literature/OliverTwist'', complete with child labour, abuse and other such mature references, not to mention a few mild profanities thrown in. Then again, series creator Harold Gray is no stranger to putting the orphan in such a scenario anyway.



* NotAllowedToGrowUp: The recycling of Annies and orphans was usually matched with the onset of puberty.

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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: The In the Broadway and touring productions, the recycling of Annies and orphans was usually matched with the onset of puberty.puberty, as is usually the case with child actors in long-running shows.
* {{Novelization}}: One from 1980 for the stage version, written by the script's author Thomas Meehan himself, and one for the 1982 film version by Leonore Fleischer. Both feature a fair amount of AdaptationExpansion. The 2014 film also has a junior novelization.


''Film/{{Annie 2014}}'' is another movie adaptation of this musical, released Christmas 2014. It contains some new songs by Music/JayZ and stars Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/RoseByrne and Creator/JamieFoxx.

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''Film/{{Annie 2014}}'' is another movie adaptation of this musical, released Christmas 2014. It contains some new songs by Music/JayZ and Music/{{Sia}} and stars Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/RoseByrne and Creator/JamieFoxx.


* AscendedFanboy: Annie becomes this when she gets to meet FDR whom she looked up to, her optimism inspiring the president to come up with the New Deal.



* AdaptationalHeroism: UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt. While he isn't [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade any more or less heroic than most media adaptations portray him as here]] his heroism here is hugely ironic given the source material. ''Little Orphan Annie''[='s=] creator, Harold Gray, '''loathed''' FDR and the New Deal, and often went out of his way to let readers know this. Anything in the original strip that might remind readers of FDR, his administration, or the New Deal would always be portrayed in the most negative light possible (FDR's theme song, "Happy Days Are Here Again" would be sung exclusively by the villains in the strip). When FDR was re-elected for a fourth term in 1944, Gray got so depressed, he had Daddy Warbucks KilledOffForReal, dying in despair. When FDR died in 1945, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing Gray was so overjoyed]] he had Daddy brought BackFromTheDead. To have FDR depicted as an old, dear friend of Daddy Warbuck's in the musical is hilarious to anyone aware of all this.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt. While he isn't [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade any more or less heroic than most media adaptations portray him as here]] his heroism here is hugely ironic given the source material. ''Little Orphan Annie''[='s=] creator, Harold Gray, '''loathed''' FDR and the New Deal, and often went out of his way to let readers know this. Anything in the original strip that might remind readers of FDR, his administration, or the New Deal would always be portrayed in the most negative light possible (FDR's theme song, "Happy Days Are Here Again" would be sung exclusively by the villains in the strip). When FDR was re-elected for a fourth term in 1944, Gray got so depressed, he had Daddy Warbucks KilledOffForReal, dying in despair. When FDR died in 1945, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing Gray was so overjoyed]] he had Daddy brought BackFromTheDead. To have FDR depicted as an old, dear friend of Daddy Warbuck's Warbucks' in the musical is hilarious to anyone aware of all this.


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* BeenThereShapedHistory: As mentioned above, Annie, Warbucks and co. crossed paths with a number of notable real-world people, especially [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDelanoRoosevelt FDR]]. The girl's cheerful demeanour and optimism was depicted to be the inspiration for President Roosevelt to enact the New Deal, aiming to bring the United States out of the Great Depression.

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* AlternateContinuity: Annie and Warbucks are here, but everything else is wholly different from the comics.


* DarkerAndEdgier: In contrast to the [[{{Camp}} campy]] portrayal in the musical, the novelisation depicted Annie in a [[Creator/CharlesDickens Dickensian]] manner, touting it as a 20th-century, [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] ''Literature/OliverTwist'', complete with child labour, abuse and other such mature references. Then again, series creator Harold Gray is no stranger to putting the orphan in such a scenario anyway.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: In contrast to the [[{{Camp}} campy]] portrayal in the musical, the novelisation depicted Annie in a [[Creator/CharlesDickens Dickensian]] manner, touting it as a 20th-century, [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] ''Literature/OliverTwist'', complete with child labour, abuse and other such mature references.references, not to mention a few mild profanities thrown in. Then again, series creator Harold Gray is no stranger to putting the orphan in such a scenario anyway.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: In contrast to the [[{{Camp}} campy]] portrayal in the musical, the novelisation depicted Annie in a [[Creator/CharlesDickens Dickensian]] manner, touting it as a 20th-century, [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] ''Literature/OliverTwist'', complete with child labour, abuse and other such mature references. Then again, series creator Harold Gray is no stranger to putting the orphan in such a scenario anyway.

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* AdaptedOut: Warbucks' bodyguards in the comic strips, Punjab and the Asp, do not appear in the musical, although they ''are'' included in the 1982 film. There was also a ''Mrs.'' Warbucks in the comics, who is completely absent here.
* AgeLift: Unlike her elderly comic strip counterpart Miss Asthma, Hannigan is usually depicted as being middle-aged at the most.


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* CanonForeigner: Grace Farrell, Rooster Hannigan, Lily St. Regis, and Annie's orphan friends never appeared in the original comic strips.


* EvilOrphanageLady: Miss Hannigan runs the orphanage where Annie lives. She drinks and mistreats the girls under her charge, telling them not to sing, and even having a whole song about how she hates little girls. Later she [[spoiler:helps organize a plot to kidnap Annie for money. (Although in the 1982 film she has a HeelFaceTurn when Annie's life is in danger.)]]

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* EvilOrphanageLady: Miss Hannigan runs the orphanage where Annie lives. She drinks and mistreats the girls under her charge, telling them not to sing, and even having a whole song about how she hates little girls. Later she [[spoiler:helps organize a plot to kidnap Annie for money. (Although in the 1982 film she has a HeelFaceTurn when Annie's life is in danger.)]]money]].


* EvilOrphanageLady: Miss Hannigan runs the orphanage where Annie lives. She drinks and mistreats the girls under her charge, telling them not to sing, and even having a whole song about how she hates little girls. Later she [[spoiler:helps organize a plot to kidnap Annie for money. (At least before her HeelFaceTurn when Annie's life is in danger.)]]

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* EvilOrphanageLady: Miss Hannigan runs the orphanage where Annie lives. She drinks and mistreats the girls under her charge, telling them not to sing, and even having a whole song about how she hates little girls. Later she [[spoiler:helps organize a plot to kidnap Annie for money. (At least before her (Although in the 1982 film she has a HeelFaceTurn when Annie's life is in danger.)]]


** The orphans Pepper and Duffy, assuming those aren't their actual names.
** July has a variant. WordOfGod says that her parents left her at Miss Hannigan's as a baby with a note that said, "Please take care of our July." Presumably they meant "Julie" and misspelled it, but July--the spelling and pronunciation--stuck. WordOfGod goes on to say July claims Independence Day as her birthday.

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** The orphans Pepper and Duffy, assuming those aren't their actual names.
names (Pepper is sometimes used as a real-world given name, but rarely, while Duffy is an Irish [[TomboyishName boys']] name).
** July has a variant. WordOfGod The novelization of the 1982 film says that her parents left her at Miss Hannigan's as a baby with a note that said, "Please take care of "This iz our dotter July." Presumably they meant "Julie" and misspelled it, but July--the spelling and pronunciation--stuck. WordOfGod The novelization goes on to say July claims Independence Day as her birthday.


* TwoHalvesMakeAPlot: Annie's OrphansPlotTrinket is a half-locket left by her parents, who she assumes have the other half, so they can claim her when they find her again.



* WriterOnBoard: The musical takes the time to glorify FDR and the New Deal, which was the opposite of Harold Gray's free-market politics. All film versions have eliminated the two most overtly political songs, "We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover" and "A New Deal for Christmas". The 1999 version cuts out the political content entirely. The 2014 version drops the Depression setting, making this a non-issue.



* TwoHalvesMakeAPlot: Annie's OrphansPlotTrinket is a half-locket left by her parents, who she assumes have the other half, so they can claim her when they find her again.
* WriterOnBoard: The musical takes the time to glorify FDR and the New Deal, which was the opposite of Harold Gray's free-market politics. All film versions have eliminated the two most overtly political songs, "We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover" and "A New Deal for Christmas". The 1999 version cuts out the political content entirely. The 2014 version drops the Depression setting, making this a non-issue.

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* TwoHalvesMakeAPlot: Annie's OrphansPlotTrinket is a half-locket left by her parents, who she assumes have the other half, so they can claim her when they find her again.
* WriterOnBoard: The musical takes the time to glorify FDR and the New Deal, which was the opposite of Harold Gray's free-market politics. All film versions have eliminated the two most overtly political songs, "We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover" and "A New Deal for Christmas". The 1999 version cuts out the political content entirely. The 2014 version drops the Depression setting, making this a non-issue.

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* BigApplesauce: Detailed in Warbucks' song, "NYC".

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**And, of course, "Leapin' Lizards!"

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* EvilOrphanageLady: Miss Hannigan runs the orphanage where Annie lives. She drinks and mistreats the girls under her charge, telling them not to sing, and even having a whole song about how she hates little girls. Later she [[spoiler:helps organize a plot to kidnap Annie for money. (At least before her HeelFaceTurn when Annie's life is in danger.)]]





* AdaptationalHeroism: UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt. While he isn't [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade any more or less heroic than most media adaptations portray him as here]] his heroism here is hugely ironic given the source material. [[LittleOrphanAnnie Little Orphan Annie's]] creator, Harold Gray, '''loathed''' FDR and the New Deal, and often went out of his way to let readers know this. Anything in the original strip that might remind readers of FDR, his administration, or the New Deal would always be portrayed in the most negative light possible (FDR's theme song, "Happy Days Are Here Again" would be sung exclusively by the villains in the strip). When FDR was re-elected for a fourth term in 1944, Gray got so depressed, he had Daddy Warbucks KilledOffForReal, dying in despair. When FDR died in 1945, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing Gray was so overjoyed]] he had Daddy brought BackFromTheDead. To have FDR depicted as an old, dear friend of Daddy Warbuck's in the musical is hilarious to anyone aware of all this.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt. While he isn't [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade any more or less heroic than most media adaptations portray him as here]] his heroism here is hugely ironic given the source material. [[LittleOrphanAnnie Little ''Little Orphan Annie's]] Annie''[='s=] creator, Harold Gray, '''loathed''' FDR and the New Deal, and often went out of his way to let readers know this. Anything in the original strip that might remind readers of FDR, his administration, or the New Deal would always be portrayed in the most negative light possible (FDR's theme song, "Happy Days Are Here Again" would be sung exclusively by the villains in the strip). When FDR was re-elected for a fourth term in 1944, Gray got so depressed, he had Daddy Warbucks KilledOffForReal, dying in despair. When FDR died in 1945, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing Gray was so overjoyed]] he had Daddy brought BackFromTheDead. To have FDR depicted as an old, dear friend of Daddy Warbuck's in the musical is hilarious to anyone aware of all this.

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