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Claudia Wells (top) as Jennifer Parker at the end of Back to the Future. The scene was re-shot for the beginning of Back to the Future Part II with replacement Elisabeth Shue (bottom).

"This is what my voice sounds like now. I don't care if it's jarring, get over it. And that voice changer ray had chronotons in it, so this is what I'm gonna sound like in flashbacks too. You got a problem with that? Then tough shit. It's called science."
Korvo, Solar Opposites

It's time for a Flashback to a previous installment, but wait! That installment was made before you switched to The Other Darrin. What do you do? Why, refilm the old scene with the new actor, of course!

Sister Trope to The Other Marty. Sub-Trope of Flashback and The Other Darrin. See also Backported Development wherein it's a character's personality in a flashback that is inconsistent with their portrayal in that previous installment, and Retraux Flashback wherein a previous era's visual style is used again when flashing back to it. If the flashback is not a scene from a previous installment, it's a variation of Backported Development.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Rukia's flashback with her days of training with Kaien Shiba in Bleach was first seen in Episode 49. Then Kaien comes back in another form nearly 100 episodes later, This is all fine and well in the Japanese version where Toshihiko Seki reprises his role as Kaien...but Kaien's original dub voice actor, Kim Strauss, had left the show at this point. As a result, Dave Mallow was given the role (Strauss' other role, Sajin Komamura, was also recast with J.B. Blanc) and when it came time for the flashbacks, Strauss' dialogue was dubbed over by Mallow.
  • In the English dub of Digimon Adventure, the episode "The Ultimate Clash" features a flashback to the first episode. In the brief clip, Koromon, who was voiced by MJ Lallo in the first episode, is instead voiced by Brianne Siddall, who took over the role later.
  • During the English dubbing of Excel♡Saga, Excel actress Jessica Calvello blew out her voice and had to be replaced for the show's second half. During an episode late in the series, we flash back to the first episode, but Larissa Wolcott has recorded over Calvello's lines.
  • An unusual example, partly combined with Orwellian Retcon, comes from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED CE.73: Stargazer. Mamoru Miyano was brought in to play Shams Couza for the third and final episode after Hiroshi Kamiya was injured in a car accident. The DVD release has Miyano playing Shams in all three episodes, having re-recorded Kamiya's dialog for the first two episodes as well.
  • In episode 343 of Naruto Shippuden, young Obito Uchiha's lines from the Kakashi Gaiden flashback episode are redubbed by Megumi Han, replacing Sosuke Komori as the character's voice. In addition, young Kakashi's lines are redubbed by Mutsumi Tamura.
  • Many anime which go through an Art Evolution will redraw the flashbacks to match the updated art. For example, Pokémon: The Series once flashbacks to a scene with Pikachu and Ash's Caterpie. When the scene was first drawn, Caterpie had a yellow mouth; however, the flashback redrew Caterpie with its now-accepted green mouth.
    • The entire English cast was replaced in season 9 when another company took over. Thus many flashbacks have redubbed lines.
    • Incidentally, in the much-hyped episode during the N arc of Black & White where Charizard rejoins, with the exceptions of Charizard (who used the Japanese voice both ways), Brock (who we already had for a while), and Damien (who lost his voice actress), most of the dialogue in the flashbacks were just short lines, if any. Granted, Koga retaining his original VA was nice, but between Misty just having exclamations and Jessie just yelling, the episode ended up being a Mandatory Line with the Other Darrin for some of the roles.
    • The trope also applied in the Japanese version of the above-referenced episode, due to the fact that the original episodes were in 4:3 resolution, whereas Black & White is in 16:9.
    • When Journeys reintroduces the Greninja that fought with Ash back in XY, its "Ash-Greninja" Super Mode is Ret Conned out of existence, down to a Flashback to the climactic battle of that season being redrawn to show it as a normal member of its species. This corresponds to Greninja's "Battle Bond" ability in the videogames being altered to provide a simple stat boost rather than a transformation.
  • Averted and played straight in the English dub of Ranma ½. There were two respective flashback episodes in Seasons 1 and 4. In the first, Female Ranma's English actress Brigetta Dau had only done her voice for the first six episodes and Venus Terzo had been voicing her since then, but any clips from the episode that took place in Episodes 1-6 kept Brigetta's dialogue. During the second one, Richard Ian Cox had recently taken over the role of Male Ranma from Sarah Strange, and this episode featured several flashbacks to Season 1, so Male Ranma's dialogue was notably redubbed with Cox.
  • The first episode of Tenchi Muyo!'s third OVA featured a flashback episode explaining events from the previous two OVAs. However, the voice actress for Ryoko had been replaced for the new series, so the flashback clips had been dubbed over with the new voice actress, Mona Marshall.
  • Knight Hunters: The actors remained the same, but because legal issues prevented Weiß Kreuz Glühen from using the original character designs, flashbacks to the previous series (and two photographs supposedly taken around that time) had to be redone with the new character designs.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!:
    • In Season 4 of the English dub, during the flashback to Season 1 when Mai Valentine giving Joey her Glory of the King's Hand card, she is voiced by Erica Schroeder, who took over for Megan Hollingshead after the latter moved out of New York.
    • In early episodes of the English dub, Monster Reborn is referred to by its OCG name, "Reborn the Monster". This is because its TCG counterpart hadn't been released yet. Flashbacks to those episodes have the dialogue dubbed over with "Monster Reborn".
  • Averted with Trunks in Dragon Ball Super. Alexis Tipton was taking over for Laura Bailey, but flashbacks to scenes in Dragon Ball Z Kai recycle Bailey's original dialogue.
    • Played straight in the Italian dub, with Claudio Moneta, Luigi Scribani and Federico Zanandrea doing Goku, Crillin and Freezer in flashbacks instead of recycling Paolo Torrisi, Marcella Silvestri and Gianfranco Gamba's lines.
    • Played straight in the flashbacks to the redrawn History of Trunks scenes, since they're both reanimated (to keep up the lie that Future Trunks has always had blue hair) and paced differently than the original version to be faster within the episode. The English dub has Kyle Hebert voice Future Gohan, who was originally voiced by Dameon Clarke in the dub of the special. Hebert has been voicing Future Gohan in the video games he appears in for years, so this was expected.
    • Also, like Kai, kid Goku is voiced by Colleen Clinkenbeard in the English dub, who'd taken over the role at the same time as she took over Gohan from Stephanie Nadolny, in the flashbacks to the original Dragon Ball series. This was done for practical reasons, since these scenes were also reanimated from the ground up.

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    Comic Strips 
  • In the Zits illustrated novel Zits: Chillax, a flashback shows Hector with his new character design, even though the scene takes place before the Posse gave him a makeover.

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The 7th Company: The scene where the three French protagonist soldiers help the 7th Company prisoners to flee under the nose of the Germans at the end of the first film was redone for the beginning of the sequel, with Henri Guybet as Tassin instead of Aldo Maccione.
  • In The Ghost of Frankenstein, there are flashbacks with footage from the original 1931 film with Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein, (even though the ghost of Henry is played by a different actor) yet, as Lon Chaney Jr. played the Monster in this film, new shots of Chaney were inserted into the old footage, replacing Boris Karloff.
  • Back to the Future:
    • The ending scene of the original Back to the Future is also the opening scene of Back to the Future Part II. Since Elisabeth Shue had replaced Claudia Wells as Jennifer, the scene was refilmed for the sequel. The re-shot version is nearly identical, with the only difference being that Doc Brown now hesitates momentarily before responding to Marty asking whether he and Jennifer end up as "assholes". Some footage was reused from the first movie, such as shots of the car and some shots where only Doc is on screen. You'll notice that Shue's and Wells's hairstyles don't match up. Marty's also looks a bit older as well. Sure, most people didn't notice at first because of the four-year lag in Real Life, but if you watch the two films back to back it can be pretty jarring.
    • Crispin Glover also didn't return, so in all refilmed 1955 scenes in Part II, George McFly is always seen from behind and/or is out of focus in the background (except a few shots of recycled/unused footage from the first film). The aforementioned opening simply reused the footage of Glover from the first movie for his one shot. Afterwards, Glover sued the producers, and this led to the Screen Actors Guild writing new rules about using stock footage of actors.
    • The Spear Carrier couple ("Who is that guy?" "That's George McFly..."), one of whom was played by Shirley MacLaine's daughter Sachi Parker, also get replaced in Part II's 1955 scenes, as do most of the other 1955 extras (aside from Strickland, Biff's gang, Lorraine's friend Babs, and all of the Starlighters).
    • Speaking of 1955 extras, the character Lester ("I think he took his wallet") was played by an unnamed extra in part one, who could be seen crouching over Biff. Obviously, as Lester became a marginally Ascended Extra thanks to Marty's interference in Part II, he was Other Darrin'd for the sequel.
  • Gidget Goes Hawaiian. The original Gidget featured Sandra Dee in the title role, but she was replaced by Deborah Walley in the sequel. Therefore, Gidget Goes Hawaiian recreated scenes from the first film with the redheaded Walley in place of the blonde Dee.
  • Both the events that concluded Evil Dead 2 and the actress playing Linda changed in the flashback in Army of Darkness. This also applies to the events that concluded the original The Evil Dead (1981) in the flashback at the beginning of 2.
  • The beginning of Desperado features a flashback to the end of El Mariachi, with Antonio Banderas replacing Carlos Gallardo as the mariachi. It's pretty convincing, unless you've just watched the original film and notice how much the guy playing the villain has aged.
  • The prologue to Darkman II: The Return of Durant. Technically it's the same footage as the first movie, but Liam Neeson has been replaced with Arnold Vosloo via trick photography.
  • Godzilla vs. Megaguirus does an interesting take on this. The beginning uses footage from the first film, Gojira, as part of the film's timeline history, but the original Godzilla is replaced with the modern suit. Justified in that Godzilla wasn't defeated by the Oxygen Destroyer in this timeline, so it is the same Godzilla in both 1954 and 2001. At least, not completely destroyed. While the opening newsreel implies that Godzilla just wandered off after attacking Tokyo, there's a line later on where a character says that "this time" they must make sure there's nothing left of Godzilla, that they can't make the same mistake again. So perhaps the idea was that he was nearly destroyed (or Oxygen Destroyed) and then regenerated.
  • The Phantasm sequels all begin by partially reprising the closing scene of the previous film. Between Phantasm II and Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead Michael Baldwin had reclaimed his role of Mike from James Legros, so some shots from Phantasm II were redone and edited into the existing footage.
  • In 2002 sequel Firestarter 2: Rekindled, Charlie McGee is played by Margeurite Moreau. When she has flashbacks to the experiments that The Shop forced her to do as a child, the scenes were specially-shot new scenes; instead of simply reusing footage of Drew Barrymore playing the 9-year-old Charlie in the original 1984 film Firestarter. There could be a couple of reasons for this - significantly better special effects in the intervening 18 years, or the higher picture quality of recording all-new scenes over reusing rather old footage. Or maybe it was cheaper to use a new actress than to pay Drew Barrymore for the reused footage.
  • In The Dark Knight Rises, Bruce has a picture of his lost love Rachel Dawes. The picture is of Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight) rather than Katie Holmes (Batman Begins).
  • The Fly II shows video footage of Martin Brundle's father, and his mother's voice is heard from offscreen. The footage is a deleted scene from the first movie with Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle, but the voice is Geena Davis' replacement Saffron Henderson.
  • Terminator Genisys has scenes that revisit The Terminator before Timey-Wimey Ball creates a new alternate timeline. Aside from Arnold Schwarzenegger (whose 1984 de-aged face is placed over a body double), everyone else is played by other actors — Emilia Clarke in place of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, and Jai Courtney in place of Michel Biehn for Kyle Reese, etc.
  • Howling II: Stirba: Werewolf Bitch: They don't even make Karen's on-air transformation remotely look like the scene from the first movie. Possibly lampshaded when Ben calls the footage he is shown fake and claims the Karen in the video looks nothing like his sister.
  • Doctor Sleep recreates some iconic moments from The Shining using recreated scenes with new actors, rather than using archive footage.
  • The sequel to Les Visiteurs, The Corridors of time, starts with a Previously on… sequence showing events of the first film, in which Valérie Lemercier played both Dame Frénégonde and Béatrice. Both are replaced by Muriel Robin in this sequence, since she played both characters in the sequel.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Daytime soaps, which recast regularly, often reshoot scenes with the new actors. Another method is to crop the flashback scenes to only show the consistent actors.
    • All My Children reshot several old scenes after Rebecca Budig was replaced by Sabine Singh as Greenlee (only to bring back Budig months later and have the same problem again.)
    • Hilariously and deliberately averted on One Life to Live with Blair. Initially played by Asian actress Mia Korf, she was soon recast with blonde, blue-eyed Kassie DePaiva. At the funeral of her ex-husband Asa, as she and his eight other wives flashed back to their respective weddings, she flashed back to when the Asian Blair exchanged vows with him. Cue a very confused present-day Blair whipping out a mirror to double-check what she looked like.
      • But played straight when Blair first returned to town. All of her flashbacks of her failed relationship with Max Holden were indeed played out with blond Blair instead of the Asian one.
    • Also very poignantly averted whenever the actor has died, often necessitating the death of the character. Numerous flashbacks clearly intended to celebrate both the character and the actor will feature other characters who have long since been recast.
  • Primetime soaps are not immune. In February 2015, EastEnders did a Whole Episode Flashback depicting the killing of Lucy Beale ten months earlier. Her half-brother Bobby had been recast in the meantime, and changed from blond to brunette. And he was a major part of the episode because he was the killer.
    • Also occurred on Dynasty (1981), in 1986, with the character of Fallon Carrington. The crew re-filmed a scene from a season 1 episode (originally featuring Pamela Sue Martin, the character's original actress) for a season 6 episode, which instead used Emma Samms (who replaced Martin, who left the show two years earlier), though still featured Wayne Northrop from the original episode.
  • The pilot movie of Alien Nation featured Matt (played by Gary Graham) recalling events of the 1988 movie which preceded the series. The flashback included footage from the film, intercut with shots of Graham as Matt, who was played by James Caan in the film.
  • The first time John Sheridan's wife Anna appeared on Babylon 5, she was played by Beth Toussaint. In future appearances, she was played by Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Boxleitner's actual wife; in a flashback scene to that original appearance, they reshot with Gilbert. J. Michael Straczynski suggested he'd wanted to edit the original episode, but never did.
  • In Baywatch Season 2, Mitch's brother Buzz was played by Tim Thomerson, but when Buzz reappeared in Season 4, he was now played by John Beck. A flashback to a nighttime conversation from Buzz's first appearance had Thomerson replaced with Beck, but thanks to the show's notoriously lazy production values, the new scene took place during the day.
  • Borderline example: In Farscape, D'Argo's appearance changed dramatically at the end of Season 1, but the makeup guys couldn't be bothered to recreate the original look for the flashbacks.
  • WKRP in Cincinnati did this in a flashback to the first episode, using the new actress for the station owner's mother. The characters also acted a bit differently to support the Retcon of Venus Flytrap's name being a mistake now, rather than the original intent.
  • Twitch City initially did this when Mark McKinney took Bruce McCulloch's role, only to later have the talk show host character refer to his "on-air cranium transplant".
  • Averted with Riding With Death, a TV movie edited from episodes of a failed 70's sci-fi series titled Gemini Man, which was later featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000. The first half of the "movie" features a flashback from the show's pilot in which Driscoll (the main character's boss) was played by Richard Dysart instead of William Sylvester (who played Driscoll in every other scene and in the series proper).
    • Also averted by MST3K itself in the The Hellcats episode, with Tom Servo (played by Kevin Murphy) having a flashback to an episode from the previous season (played by J. Elvis Weinstein). Even lampshaded by Servo, saying it was before his voice changed.
  • In Season 2 of The Tudors, Jane Seymour was played by Anita Briem. For Season 3 the role was recast with Annabelle Wallis, and most of the scenes with Jane from the recap of Season 2 were reshot.
  • Seinfeld refilmed an episode after Frank Costanza was recast. The effect was quite disconcerting considering the fact that the version of the character played by John Randolph was very different to the version played by Jerry Stiller.
    • Something similar happened with Newman. Originally The Voice, played by Larry David, the character later became an Ascended Extra played by Wayne Knight. In syndication the earlier episodes were redubbed by Knight due to him sounding nothing like David.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer flashed back to the events of The Movie, but with Sarah Michelle Gellar replacing Kristy Swanson and Richard Riehle replacing Donald Sutherland. The spinoff comic book used the TV likenesses of the characters for its adaptation, since the movie is not exactly canon.
  • When Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman's Colleen was recast in Season 3, they re-shot the opening titles (originally scenes from Season 1) with a shot-by-shot redo using the new actress. However, various flashback episodes cropped the original Colleen out of the scenes entirely.
  • The second and third installments of the Yang/Yin trilogy on Psych revolve around a picture of young Shawn with Yang. By the time the third episode of the trilogy was filmed, they had recast the "young Shawn" role due to the previous actor getting too old, so they retook the picture with the new actor for use in that episode.
  • When ER recast several roles (Benton's ex's new husband, Mark's daughter), the establishing flashbacks were re-filmed with the new actor.
  • The Six Million Dollar Man featured, inverted and ignored this trope.
    • After Martin Balsam refused to reprise the role of Dr. Rudy Wells after one appearance in the original pilot movie, Alan Oppenheimer was cast. For the opening credits of the second and third pilot films, one of Balsam's scenes was reshot for the flashback. Yet Balsam was still visible in surgery room footage.
    • Alan Oppenheimer quit after Season 2's introductory "The Bionic Woman" two-parter. Martin E. Brooks took over the role, requiring some flashbacks in "The Return of the Bionic Woman" at the start of the next season to be reshot.
    • However, the episode "The Bionic Criminal", another sequel to an earlier Oppenheimer episode, featured so many key flashbacks featuring Oppenheimer that, for one episode only, the actor replaced Brooks as the character.
    • For syndication the first pilot movie was reedited into a two-part story. Martin Balsam was brought back to record new voiceover dialogue, however footage of Martin E Brooks as Rudy was also featured and Brooks is still featured in the opening credits. Confused yet?
  • In Lost, Desmond's photograph of Penny. Originally, the photograph featured Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick) and who looked to be Lisa Fraser, but when Penny is introduced as a character to the show outside of the photograph, subsequent uses of the photograph have Penny's actress Sonya Walger Photoshopped in instead. The DVD version of the episode the original photograph was in, Orientation, has the photo digitally replaced with Sonya Walger's version.
  • The opening scene of the second season of Leonardo is the confrontation scene from the final episode of the first season but with James Clyde replacing Alistair McGowan as Piero de'Medici.
  • Arrowverse:
    • In Season 2 of Arrow, Sara Lance resurfaces with Caity Lotz replacing Jacqueline MacInnes Wood in the flashback set aboard the Gambit.
    • On Supergirl, Laura Benanti portrayed Alura Zor-El (and by extension, her twin sister Astra) for the first two seasons, but theatre commitments in New York prevented her from returning for the third year, and the role was recast with Erica Durance. Alura's new likeness is introduced via a dream sequence in the season premiere, and the second episode's B plot involves Kara being forced to relive the trauma of being deployed from Krypton, flashing back to moments from the pilot with new footage to accommodate Durance's casting.
  • A variation in Doctor Who concerning hairstyles rather than actors - the opening shot of "Robot" is a reprise of the cliffhanger at the end of "Planet of the Spiders", but it had to be rerecorded due to Elizabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney and Tom Baker all having drastically altered their hairstyles since "Planet of the Spiders" (Sladen and Courtney's hair was now noticeably longer and Baker had grown out the relaxed hair he'd been given to make him resemble Jon Pertwee in the regeneration shot, as it was decided his natural hair texture worked better for his take on the character). The shot of the regeneration itself is recycled, but Sarah and the Brig have long hair and the Doctor's hair immediately doubles in length and volume as he sits up, justified by showing him messing up his hair with his hand immediately and obscured as best as possible by cropping his hair out in the shot and some hot ironing.
  • In season two of Martial Law, The One was originally only heard via radio with the voice of Tim Curry. When The One decided to come to San Francisco to deal with Sammo Law personally His Hamminess was recast with the somewhat more calorie-counting Christopher Neame, and the "Previously On Martial Law" recaps that featured Curry's voice were redubbed with Neame's.
  • The original pilot of Gilligan's Island featured a different actor playing the Professor, a character named Ginger who bears no resemblance to the Ginger featured in the rest of the show and played by a different actor, and a character named Bunny in place of Mary-Ann. After re-casting/re-writing these roles, the producers decided that rather than re-shoot the pilot, they might as well just go on to episode two. In the first season's Christmas Special, the castaways remember their first days on the island, which uses footage from the pilot in scenes with just Gilligan, the Skipper, Mr. Howell and/or Mrs. Howell, but new footage for scenes with the Professor, Ginger, and Mary-Ann.
  • In The Thorn Birds midquel The Missing Years, Father Ralph flashes back to the one of the original series most iconic moments—Meggie's Grand Staircase Entrance at Mary Carson's birthday party. However, as every actor in the original film has been replaced for the new one, the scene does not feature Rachel Ward, but Amanda Donohoe.
  • The Waltons used a unique variant: using cuts from the made for TV movie The Homecoming, which featured the same child actors, but replacing the footage of the adults with new footage featuring the series actors.
  • In Neighbours, when Kim Taylor (now Kim Tanaka) was reintroduced after 32 years, her relationship with Scott Robinson was brought up when her son found yearbook photos of the two. The Scott pictured was Jason Donovan, who replaced Darius Perkins a year after Kim's departure.
  • Power Rangers Beast Morphers had an episode where the villains watch footage of villains from previous seasons of Power Rangers. For all of the clips, however, the audio was rerecorded with New Zealand voice actors rather than use the audio from the previous episodes. In some instances, such as with Koragg/Leanbow from Power Rangers Mystic Force, the characters were revoiced by their original actors.
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has a few scenes in which we see flashbacks, video recordings or hallucinations of Sarah from the era of the two original films, in which she is played by the show's Sarah Lena Headey rather than the films' Linda Hamilton.
  • In another hair-related example, Frasier spends his first two seasons sporting the same shaggy hairstyle he had throughout Cheers. Starting in season three he has a much shorter haircut that remains for the rest of the series. A later episode features flashbacks as Frasier reflects on his first day at KACL, which would've taken place very shortly before the start of the actual series. The flashbacks all feature his new hairstyle with no comment on it being different than it should've been.

    Puppet Shows 
  • Subverted — to fairly heartbreaking effect — in the Sesame Street song "Things That I Remember." The song, sung by Ernie (performed here by Steve Whitmire and formerly by the late Jim Henson) and Bert (then Frank Oz), features flashbacks to classic Ernie and Bert sketches with Henson and Oz as the duo.

    Video Games 
  • The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night: The intro cutscene is a retelling of A New Beginning's final battle and ending. Billy West redubs Sparx's lines, which were performed by David Spade in the original. Oddly enough, this is averted with Cynder, whose lines by Cree Summer are recycled instead of being recast by Mae Whitman.
  • Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones: Kaileena appeared previously in Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, looking a lot less Middle Eastern and showing a lot more cleavage. The intro of The Two Thrones takes up some clips from the ending scene of Warrior Within, but with the new Kaileena in it (who doesn't look like an exotic dancer this time).
  • Kingdom Hearts: This is somewhat common in the English dub:
  • The tutorial in the Season 2 of Sam & Max: Freelance Police is the opening scene of the first episode of Season 1. As Max's voice actor had changed since then, Max's voice clips were rerecorded with the new actor.
  • Mega Man Battle Network 5 manages to do this in a visual manner with a town. Lan's hometown of ACDC had been identical in the first three games of the series (the only major differences being which rooms and buildings were accessible), but the map changed in Battle Network 4. Flashbacks in Battle Network 5 from long before the events of the first game show the town exactly as it appears from Battle Network 4 onwards.
  • Metal Gear:
    • The flashbacks in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots were made up of about half-and-half dialogue from the PlayStation version of Metal Gear Solid, and the Nintendo GameCube remake (The Twin Snakes). The dialogue from The Twin Snakes was used for characters who had their accents changed (such as Naomi Hunter's Ivy League accent and Mei Ling's pseudo-Chinese accent being dropped for conventional American ones) and the recasting of Rob Paulsen as Gray Fox instead of the original's Greg Eagles. This was a non-issue in the Japanese version due to the lack of accents in the Japanese versions and the fact that The Twin Snakes never had a Japanese dub (the Japanese version featured subtitled English dialogue), meaning that all the voice clips from the original Metal Gear Solid used in the Japanese version of Metal Gear Solid 4 are purely from the original PlayStation version.
    • After this, it was odd when it was averted (after a fashion) in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes's "Déjà Vu" storyline, in which Kazuhira Miller's horrible impersonations are clearly based on the PlayStation voice cast. He affects Greg Eagles's distinctive accent and delivery when warning Snake about the mines, and performs Snake's line from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty in a clear imitation of David Hayter's voice (when Snake had been recast with Kiefer Sutherland in Ground Zeroes). He also performs Naomi and Psycho Mantis with the accents they had in the PS1 version which were removed in The Twin Snakes, and in the quiz at the end he performs Ocelot with the gravellier tone that he'd had in he original.
  • Happens a few times in Xenosaga Episode II, with both the voice cast and the character models.
  • Similarly, in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, all flashbacks to Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light use the new character models. It's particularly noticable with Caeda/Shiida, who gets a lot of them.
  • Voice actress example in Starcraft II: all of Kerrigan's lines in the Battle of Tarsonis cutscene from the original, as recorded by the salvaged Confederate AI, were re-recorded by Tricia Helfer, as opposed to Glynnis Campbell who had provided the original voice; the other characters have kept their actors (or died, in Duke's case), and don't need changing.
  • In the Syphon Filter series, in addition to Mara Aramov's appearance changing with her voice actors, her appearance also changed in the flashbacks of the third game.
  • Happens somewhat regularly in World of Warcraft, in terms of spoken dialogue, owing to the original voice actors from the RTSes not being hired to reprise their role in the MMO. The finest example of this is The Culling of Stratholme, a temporal flashback dungeon that recreates an earlier RTS mission. All of Arthas' lines were lifted directly from Warcraft III, but rerecorded by the new voice artist.
  • Space Channel 5: Part 2's intro shows several scenes from the original Space Channel 5. The dialogue in these scenes has been redone by the new voice cast. (Only applies to the English version, as the Japanese version used the same cast for both games.)
  • Any flashback of a scene previously depicted in [.hack//Roots], in the .hack//G.U. games, is a case of this; the anime was dubbed in Canada, while the games were dubbed in California.
  • Averted in Wesker's Report, a fictional documentary that served as an in-universe retrospective of the first three Resident Evil titles. The documentary is narrated by Richard Waugh, Wesker's voice actor from Code: Veronica, but the footage taken from the first game still has Wesker voiced by his original actor.
  • Played with in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years as flashbacks/events that take place before the game use the original Super Nintendo character models and sprites.
  • Combining with a Player Punch Wham Line, Mafia II sees one of its missions revisit the Downer Ending of the original Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven with the death of Tommy Angelo. In the original game, the Pre-Mortem One-Liner was voiced by Bill Buell. The thing that makes it a Player Punch Wham Line? The line in Mafia II was said by the Rick Pasqualone-voiced Vito Scarletta, who is the protagonist of that game, meaning this time around, the player's been playing as one of Tommy's killers all along! Mafia: Definitive Edition retroactively averts this by having Pasqualone voice the character, who now fully resembles Vito, providing full continuity between the games.
  • God of War (PS4) has a sequence where Kratos passes through Helheim and is confronted by visions of his past. Kratos' dialog in these scenes consists of lines from the older God of War games but newly recorded by Christopher Judge, as opposed to simply re-using old clips of his original actor TC Carson.
  • At the start of Dead Space 2, there was a glimpse of Isaac's dead girlfriend, Nicole, right before she commited suicide. Nicole's dialogue and appearance was changed based on her new actress, Tanya Clarke, instead of her previous actress, Iyari Limon.
  • Disney licensed games such as Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo, The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure and Atlantis: The Lost Empire use scenes from their original films as cutscenes but some of the dialogue is dubbed over by the voice actors of the game.
  • In Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, one terminal featured Sesa 'Refumee (the Heretic leader), who was voiced in this instance by an unknown actor. in Halo 2: Anniversary, the same terminal appears again, but this time Sesa has been redubbed by John DiMaggio, who voices him for several of the game's terminals.
  • A flashback in the Japanese version of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III to the events of the second game has Altina's new voice actress, Inori Minase, dub over a line done by Altina's previous actress, Risa Taneda. This is, naturally, a non-issue in the English version, as Xanthe Huynh voices Altina in all of her Cold Steel appearances.
  • In Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, Gellert Grindelwald's character design is based on the likeness of Mads Mikkelsen instead of on Johnny Depp, who originally played the character before being fired, even in scenes that take place in the film Depp starred in.
  • The final chapter of Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name shows the disbanding of Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance from Yakuza: Like a Dragon. The english dub changes the scene by replacing the lines previously voiced by Kiryu's and Daigo's original dub actors Darryl Kurylo and Roger Craig Smith, with newly recorded ones voiced by the new actors Yong Yea and Tim Friedlander respectively.
  • WarioWare: Move It!, the first WarioWare game released after Charles Martinet retired from voicing his characters in the series, features a recreation of The Princess's Secret Slide from Super Mario 64 DS as the boss microgame of 9-Volt's stage. It features new voice clips recorded by Mario's (and in the third difficulty level, Luigi's) current voice actor Kevin Afghani instead of reusing Martinet's voice clips from the original game.

    Web Animation 
  • Inverted in Eddsworld. In the episode "Eddsworld Zombeh Attack", most of Tord's lines are delivered by a stand-in, Alex L'Abbé. When the events of said episode are revisited via time travel in "WTFuture", Tord makes a cameo and his line is redubbed by his original voice actor Tord Larsson.
  • RWBY Chibi contains a flashback to Volume 2 of RWBY. Ren is voiced by his Volume 3 actor Neath Oum, who replaced his brother Monty Oum upon the latter's passing.

    Web Original 
  • The Angry Video Game Nerd, in terms of settings: in real life, James Rolfe presumably moved into a family house with his wife, so the room where he does his reviews switched from an apartment to a basement. in one episode, Kyle Justin guest stars, and there are flashbacks of him writing down parts of the AVGN's rants hiding behind the couch. The rants in question came from reviews filmed in the old apartment, but you can clearly see that it's the basement that Kyle is in.
  • Some Jerk with a Camera parodied the Back to the Future example once by re-recording his encounter with The Great Luke Ski, replacing the puppet with the same puppet, but wearing an Elisabeth Shue mask.

    Western Animation 
  • The Arthur clip show "Best Day Ever" features clips from older episodes dubbed with the show's then-current voice actors.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: Iroh's original voice actor Mako passed away following Book Two, so he is voiced by Greg Baldwin in Book Three. "The Western Air Temple" features two flashbacks set shortly after Zuko was banished, with Iroh voiced by Baldwin.
  • In the Ben 10: Omniverse episode "And Then There Was Ben", the scene from the original series where the 10-year old Ben found the Omnitrix is repeated. The major difference is that Heatblast is voiced by David Kaye (His Omniverse voice actor) rather than his original voice actor, Steve Blum. Even Ben's dialogue is rerecorded by his original voice actress Tara Strong, which is odd since for one, they had Steve Blum as Vilgax in literally the same episode and two, they could've just ripped the audio out of the original episode and used it with the new animation.
  • The Chaotic season finale episode before M'arrilion Invasion ended with a Cliffhanger where hero Tom is accused of cheating and flees to Perim before an investigation can be launched. M'arrilion Invasion sported a completely different art style, and the "Last Time on Chaotic" segment at the beginning was done in the new style. (No change in voice actors, though, which probably just made it more surreal.)
  • The Fairly OddParents!: In the Lower-Deck Episode "The Big Scoop", which is "A Wish Too Far" from Chester's and A.J.'s perspective, they had to reanimate some scenes with the two boys. This was because in "A Wish Too Far" the original voice actors were Frankie Muniz and Haneef Ibrahim, but by this point in the series run Jason Marsden was the now the voice of Chester and Gary Leroi Gray was the voice of A.J. If one compares the two episodes, the difference between the voices can be pretty jarring.
  • Averted and then some with Meg on Family Guy. Two episodes, "Back to the Pilot" and "Yug Ylimaf" revisited the show's first season, but not only did they continue to use Lacey Chabert's dialogue rather than Mila Kunis, but they even had Chabert return to record new dialogue as well. The latter episode even lampshades this. Subverted in the episode "Griffin Winter Games", as even though Meg claims she's been training for the Olympic Biathlon since she was voiced by Lacey Chabert, she was actually voiced by Mae Whitman, who plays the actual Lacey Chabert later in the episode.
  • Jackie Chan Adventures: Hak-Foo was voiced by Jim Cummings in his debut episode, but was replaced by John DiMaggio in all subsequent appearances, including the episode "Deja Vu" which has Jackie traveling back in time to his first encounter with Hak-Foo.
  • Men in Black: The Series has a flashback to the end of the first movie in the episode that features Edgar's brother Edwin. It'd be really awkward to flash back to a live-action movie in an animated series, so it was an animated version of it, with the series' voice actors. Although it's very heavily implied the movies as we know them are fictional accounts of the real events of the show. So this may or may not be a true example.
    • Although, ironically, Vincent D'Onofrio, who played Edgar in the movie, voiced all of Edgar's Bug relatives on the animated series.
  • Michelle, Fry's ex-girlfriend in Futurama was voiced by Kath Soucie in her first appearance. In later episodes she is voiced by Sarah Silverman. When Fry re-lives her scene from the first episode in a dream sequence in the episode "Game of Tones", her single line has been dubbed over by Silverman.
  • Happens in Beforel Orel, in which Joe Unger plays Arthur Puppington, while Dino Stamatopoulos played him in the Moral Orel episode "Passing." Dino actually redubbed his line so Arthur now has Unger's accent.
  • My Little Pony (G3): Near the end of its "run", Rainbow Dash had a voice swap (from Venus Terzo to Anna Cummer); and when "Rainbow Dash's Special Day", a Clip Show of the character with scenes from the previous movies, was released, Cummer redubbed all of Terzo's lines, thus making this Flashback with the Other Darrin: The Movie.
  • At least one Popeye Clip Show had the clips from the first few cartoons redubbed with the then-current actors.
  • The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder episode "Father Figures" features the scene from the episode "Love Thy Neighbor" of the original series, where Michael says "Hey everybody, it's flipper" is shown. But it's re-recorded to have EJ Johnson voice him instead of Phil LaMarr.
  • A flashback episode of The Raccoons showed scenes from Season 1, but replace any of Melissa Raccoon's speaking parts with her then-current voice actress, Susan Roman (Linda Feige was the first actress to portray Melissa on the series).
    • This is averted with Pig One in season 5's "The Evergreen Election!". Because most of the flashbacks were from season 4, Nick Nichols' speaking parts for him were used. (Keith Hampshire was Nichols' successor.)
  • Averted in ReBoot. During the Season 4 flashbacks, Bob has his Season 1 voice, while outside the flashbacks Bob has his Season 3 voice. This is because Bob's original voice actor became available again for Season 4 and the writers wanted a justifiable way to get him back in the role. The in-universe explanation for this is that the Web damaged Bob's voice.
  • Madelyn Spaulding was still voiced by her original actress when she made her second appearance in Static Shock, but had a different character design. A flashback to her original appearance had Static in his Season Two outfit, but a younger version of "new" Madelyn, rather than original Madelyn.
  • Zigzagged in the series finale of Samurai Jack: Aku's broadcast is a recreation of the original opening narration using the original audio of the late Mako Iwamatsu's performance, with Greg Baldwin seamlessly jumping in once those lines are finished. However, the final portion of the original battle in the past whence Jack returns to is recreated using Baldwin's voice for Aku.
  • Solar Opposites: As the top quote states, Korvo's new voice (provided by Dan Stevens) is used in flashbacks as his original actor, Justin Roiland, was fired.
  • Spider-Man: The Animated Series: The Season 4 episode "Partners" flashed back to the origin scene of the Scorpion, but with his second voice actor, Richard Moll, dubbing over Scorpion's original actor, Martin Landau.
  • Averted in the "Lessons in Love" episode of Sym-Bionic Titan, after Kimmy comes over to the Lunis house, there's a flashback to "Showdown at Sherman High." It's the first episode where Kimmy is voiced by Kari Wahlgren, but the flashback still has her voice as performed by Cassie Scerbo.
  • In Winnie The Pooh and Christmas Too!, Christopher Robin was voiced by Edan Gross. When the special was presented as a flashback in the Direct to Video movie A Very Merry Pooh Year, Christopher Robin's lines were redubbed by William Green. Oddly averted with Tigger, as Paul Winchell's Tigger lines from Christmas Too were not redubbed by Jim Cummings.
    • As part of getting kids interested in Pooh after the new film, Disney released some classic Pooh movie clips under the title "The Mini Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh." Most of the dialogue was redubbed by the current voice actors (except Kristen Anderson-Lopez for some reason). It's barely noticeable with Jim Cummings as Pooh and Travis Oates as Piglet, but very noticeable with the other voice actors. However, Roo kept his original voice in at least one clip from "The Tigger Movie." Christopher Robin kept Bruce Reitherman's singing voice (although all the speaking was still done by Jack Boultier) in one clip. Piglet and Rabbit also kept John Fiedler and Ken Sansom's voices in most clips from Piglet's Big Movie, and Gopher's voice hasn't been redubbed, which is odd because Gopher's previous actor, Michael Goughnote , is still alive and doing voice acting.
  • In The Amazing World of Gumball episode "The Name", when Gumball's Superpowered Evil Side attempts a Split-Personality Takeover, he starts Internal Retconning Gumball's memories. One of them is from the season 1 episode "The Curse", and the voice of Gumball's first VA Logan Grove is redubbed with that of his second VA Jacob Hopkins.
  • A Looney Tunes sing-along video features several old scenes with Billy West and Joe Alaskey dubbing over Mel Blanc's original dialogue.
  • The Thomas & Friends episode "Sidney Sings" uses a flashback from "The Missing Christmas Declarations" and redubbing both Percy's voices. The Japanese dub did this with Sidney's voice.
  • Averted in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) episode "Blast from the Past," which was a clip show flashing back to events of the first season. For the new material, Krang's regular voice actor Pat Fraley was unavailable and Townsend Coleman was filling in, but the clips used the original audio which included Fraley's dialogue as Krang.
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) episode "Lone Rat and Cubs" is a Whole Episode Flashback where the framing sequence takes place before the first episode. Seth Green still voices Leonardo in it rather than Jason Biggs or Dominic Catrambone (who filled in for Leo's voice actor for the rest of Season 2 after Biggs was fired), even though it takes place before the throat injury Leo receives that justified Green taking over as Leo's voice.
  • Averted and played straight in the Italian dub of a pair of Season 3 episodes of Teen Titans Go!: In the episodes "Garage Sale" and "Bottle Episode" the flashbacks featuring songs keep the original audio featuring Mino Caprio as Cyborg, while the non-singing ones are redubbed with Luigi Ferraro's voice.
  • In Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie, while Helga is searching through her video collection of Arnold's good deeds, a reanimated version of a scene from Hey Arnold! episode "Field Trip" appears, complete with Arnold's voice actor for the movie, Mason Vale Cotton.
  • The Flintstones TV movie Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby, about a grown-up and married Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm expecting kids of their own, features a reanimated flashback to when they first met in the episode "Little Bamm-Bamm". Only Jean Vanderpyl (Wilma) and Don Messick (baby Bamm-Bamm) reprise their roles in the flashback, with Henry Corden, Frank Welker, and B.J. Ward voicing Fred, Barney, and Betty, respectively. Russi Taylor also provides Pebbles' infant voice instead of Vanderpyl.
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