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  • Kids Incorporated (1983) / Alvin and the Chipmunks (1983)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: The adventures of a group of pre-teen characters who perform covers of popular songs.
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    • Implementation: Most episodes of Kids Incorporated focused on a group of pre-teens who hung out at a place called "The P*LACE" and dealt with typical issues children that age faced, while the episodes of Alvin were varied, with some being Slice of Life stories and others being Whole Plot References to popular movies and shows from the 80's.



  • Sailor Moon (1992) / Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders (1995)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Magical Girl series in which a blonde-haired girl, aided by a Talking Animal, is tasked to save her world from evil forces with the help of a group of girls by transforming into a superheroine.
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    • Implementation: This duel concerns the North American release of Sailor Moon, which was released the same year Princess Gwenevere debuted.

  • Salty's Lighthouse (1997) / The Noddy Shop (1998)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Shows that try to copy the format of Shining Time Station by having British children's shows framed by segments related to the theme of the original show.
    • Implementation: While Salty's Lighthouse was an animated show, The Noddy Shop was a live-action show that also featured puppets. Despite this, the shows also have similarities to each other. First, both shows feature a crustacean character, have adult characters who have jobs related to the ocean and both had episodes about a character thinking they were being ignored because of their age and a Big Blackout.






  • Crash & Bernstein (2012) / The Loud House (2016)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Shows about a kid who is tired of being the only boy in his family and looks for new ways to cope with it.
    • Implementation: In Crash & Bernstein, Wyatt Bernstein is the only boy out of four children, but he befriends a purple puppet named Crash. Lincoln Loud of The Loud House doesn't get a new male friend in the house, and has to deal with ten sisters. Outside the house, our heroes spend most of their time hanging out with a geeky best friend who has a huge crush on their oldest sister, who is a blonde phoneaholic.



  • Teen Titans Go!! (2013) / Yo Kai Watch (2015)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Shows about kids/teens who have supernatural powers that have a huge emphasis on comedy, are adaptations of something else and are adored by the channels they air on.
    • Implementation: While Teen Titans Go! is based on the Teen Titans comics and the 2004 TV show, Yo-Kai Watch is based on a video game, and due to originating in Japan, the show aired one year earlier in said country.

  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (2013) / Frozen (2013)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Family-friendly material released in 2013 who's main villains exploit their supposed love interests for their selfish ambition, and plot against the families of said love interest.
    • Implementation: Thieves in Time stars a trio of adopted brothers who reunite over a disaster, while Frozen is about two sisters estranged after a disaster. Both have a morally ambitious female character disappear on her own terms, with locating her a major goalresult 

  • Yo Kai Watch (2015) / Abby Hatcher (2019)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: An elementary school child helps solve other people's problems with the help of creatures that only they can see.
    • Implementation: Yo-Kai Watch is an adaptation of a Video Game, while Abby Hatcher is Spin Master's attempt at a Distaff Counterpart of PAW Patrol. It's worth noting that at the time Abby Hatcher premiered, the English dub of Yo-Kai Watch was up to the episodes of the series that mainly focused on a new female protagonist.

  • Stuck in the Middle (2016) / The Loud House (2016)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: A tween tells the audience how he survives being the middle child of a large family with lots of siblings.
    • Implementation: Both series are about being the middle child in a big family, and they even have an episode each where the main character tries to claim the best seat in the family car. To be fair, The Loud House has been in development and production longer than Stuck in the Middle.

  • Gods of Egypt (2016) / Assassin's Creed Origins (2017)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Ancient Egyptian mythology-themed epic stories with mortal humans as the main protagonists.
    • Implementation: Gods of Egypt is more of a fantasy action movie about the conflict between Horus and Set while AC Origins by contrast is an RPG game that is mostly grounded in reality since it's set during the final years of Ptolemaic Egypt and The Roman Republic though the gods themselves are constantly referenced by major and minor characters or appear in the flesh outside of the base game.


  • Final Space (2018) / Lost in Space (2018)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Series that take place in outer space.
    • Implementation: Final Space is about a person who is protecting a planet destroyer from the claws of an evil alien, Lost in Space on the other hand is about a family who want to get out of a certain planet while surviving in the process


  • Ryan's Mystery Playdate (2019) / Blue's Clues & You! (2019)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Shows based on popular properties that both involve the main character finding three clues to solve a mystery with the help of cartoon animal characters.
    • Implementation: Blue's Clues and You is a reboot of the original Blue's Clues series, while Ryan's Mystery Playdate is based on the popular YouTube toy channel Ryan ToysReview. Also, both shows are slated to air on Nick Jr. at the same time.

  • Doomsday Clock (2017-2019) / Watchmen (2019) (2019)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Works and sequels based on Watchmen.
    • Implementation: Doomsday Clock is the follow-up to The Reveal in the original DC Rebirth one-shot that Dr. Manhattan, not Barry Allen and Pandora, is responsible for the New 52 DC Universe, while the HBO Watchmen series is a stand-alone story that also takes place after the events of the comic. Both also feature rather different outcomes to Rorschach sending his journal to The New Frontiersman and the idea foreshadowed in the end of Robert Redford as President of the United States, both feature more focus on one of the Minutemen, and both ended in December 2019 within days of each other with both endings featuring the death of Dr. Manhattan and the imprisonment of Ozymandias for his crimes in the original story.

  • The Hunt (2020) / Most Dangerous Game (2020)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Modernized riffs on the Hunting the Most Dangerous Game premise released in spring 2020.
    • Implementation: The Hunt is a theatrical film loosely adapting "The Most Dangerous Game", only with a political twist as the hunters are rich liberal elites while the hunted are conservative "deplorables". Most Dangerous Game, despite the name, is not officially based on the short story; it is a Quibi short-form video series in which the "game" is a desperate man sought out by a mysterious organization with a lucrative cash offer for his participation. Rather than one man seeking out multiple quarry on an isolated island, it's several hunters seeking out one quarry in the middle of Detroit.

  • Just Mercy (2019) / For Life (2020-2021)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Early 2020 Based on a True Story legal dramas focused on a wrongly convicted black man fighting to overturn his conviction on appeal.
    • Implementation: Just Mercy is a Warner Bros. film starring Jamie Foxx as the wrongly convicted Walter McMillan and Michael B. Jordan as his lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, released in the heat of awards season. For Life is an ABC primetime drama series produced by (and featuring a cameo role from) 50 Cent, in which the main character becomes a lawyer himself in prison and defends others while working to overturn his conviction; unlike Just Mercy, it is a much looser adaptation of its true story.

  • Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (2020) / Vikings: Valhalla (2021)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Action-oriented Historical Fiction dramas set during The Viking Age which serve as sequels to a popular work of an otherwise well-known franchise focusing on Viking clans who relocate from their original home of Scandinavia to a brand new location and the Norse invasions of England.
    • Implementation: AC Valhalla is set in 873 AD with Eivor and her kin moving to a small English town known as Ravensthorpe to set up shop amidst the chaos and turmoil of Dark Age Europe whereas Vikings: Valhalla has two distinct storylines: Harald Hadrada and William the Conqueror leading their own expeditions into the British Isles and Leif Erikson and his family setting in Greenland as the spread of Christianity back home will lead to the end of the Vikings as we know it a century after the events of the original series.

  • Genius: Aretha (2021) / Respect (2021)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Comprehensive biopics of the life of Aretha Franklin, from her childhood as a gospel singer to her reign as the Queen of Soul.
    • Implementation: Genius: Aretha is the third season of the National Geographic Channel series chronicling the lives of titular "geniuses" of history; Cynthia Erivo portrayed the singer. Respect is a theatrical film from MGM that stars Jennifer Hudson as Aretha. Both the series and the film were severely delayed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Franklin herself was actually involved with Respect prior to her death, while Genius: Aretha was fast-tracked after her passing. Shortly before the release of Respect, Genius: Aretha (which had fully aired months earlier) sponsored a category on Jeopardy! to promote its Hulu availability, solidifying the "dueling" status.

  • Women of the Movement (2022) / Till (2022)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Two 2022 fictions about a black American woman, Mamie Till-Mobley, and her pursuit of justice after the lynching of her 14-year-old son, Emmett Louis Till, in 1955, which contributed to spawning the Civil Rights Movement. Both had a major star contributing to the production (Will Smith for Women of the Movement, Whoopi Goldberg for Till).
    • Implementation: The first is a Mini Series, the second is a theatrical film.

  • The Offer (2022) / Francis & The Godfather (TBA)

  • GameStop: Rise of the Players (2022) / Gaming Wall Street (2022)
    • Capsule Pitch Description: Documentaries chronicling the 2021 GameStop Short Squeeze incident.
    • Implementation: GameStop: Rise of the Players is a documentary film tells the incident from the perspective of the original perpetrators whose actions would lead to the short squeeze, while Gaming Wall Street is a two-part HBO Max docuseries that tells the short squeeze from the perspective of the people who have been on the r/wallstreetbets subreddit before the incident. The former also focuses solely on the GameStop short squeeze incident, while the latter focuses on both the incident and the dark side of Wall Street hedge funds.
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