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  • Samurai Jack plays with this. On the one hand, he's still on Earth, but on the other, he's on a far-future sci-fi Earth world populated by countless alien races, and magic and the supernatural aren't uncommon.
  • Dungeons & Dragons: One weird rollercoaster ride later, and the kids are in a world resembling a D&D campaign setting.
  • Captain N: The Game Master involved the main character Kevin Keene being sucked into "Videoland", a world where Nintendo games were real (and often very misrepresented in comparison to their actual video game counterparts). Strangely Kevin seems to have no interest in going back to the real world and very rarely, if ever, expresses a desire to go home. What must his mother think...
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  • In King Arthur & the Knights of Justice, Merlin needs replacements for King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, who have been captured by the series' Big Bad. His odd solution is to bring a contemporary American high school football team (whose quarterback happens to be named Arthur King) to Dark Age Europe to become Camelot's new defenders.
  • The Jumanji cartoon is a spin-off of the original film. Unlike the film, where players Peter and Judy free Alan from the board game's imprisonment in the middle of the plot, the cartoon has them travel to and from the game's world in hopes of helping him escape.
  • Kidd Video: A teen rock band is abducted by the evil Master Blaster and transported to a cartoon fantasy world. They are rescued by a fairy, and spend each episode trying to find their way home.
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  • The Super Mario Bros Super Show!, where Mario and Luigi are from Brooklyn, but were transported to the Mushroom Kingdom through a warp pipe.
  • Fry from Futurama gets frozen in 1999 and wakes up 1000 years later. Somewhat subverted, in that even with the robots, aliens, mutants, and new technology, The Future isn't really all that different.
  • Goliath and the remains of his clan in Gargoyles are trapped in stone for 1000 years, thus arriving in 1994 New York from 994 Scotland.
  • An episode of Adventure Time had Finn get transported to another world made entirely out of pillows. (The landscape, the wildlife, the people, etc.) He ended up spending the rest of his life there, forming a family and dying of old age, then somehow got sent back to his world a few minutes after his disappearance, with no memory of his time there. It's left ambiguous as to whether or not this actually happened.
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  • Over the Garden Wall is about teenage Wirt and his young brother Greg being trapped in a world called The Unknown.
  • The parents of the eponymous Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero are experienced heroes that are currently trapped in an extremely dangerous dimension and can only communicate with their son via the MUHU, a small hologram-projecting device that Penn keeps with him at all times.
  • Kaeloo: At the end of Episode 70, Mr. Cat manages to get all the Alternate Universe counterparts back through the Portal Door and then smashes the door so they can't come back. As it turns out, he got rid of the wrong Kaeloo; now he is stuck with Alternate Universe!Kaeloo and the Alternate Universe main four are stuck with Kaeloo.
  • In Here Comes the Grump, Terry Dexter comes from Earth. We never learn how he got trapped in the Magical Land, though.
    • Inverted in The Movie - the Grump's girlfriend Mary is banished to Earth as punishment for helping him and becomes Terry's grandmother.
  • Blackstar is about astronaut John Blackstar getting "swept through a black hole into an ancient, alien universe" where magic and science coexist. Filmation had earlier produced a very faithful adaptation of Flash Gordon, itself an example of this trope, and it's clearly an influence on Blackstar.
  • In Shazzan, Chuck and Nancy are transported to an Arabian Nights-esque world, and will only be sent home once they find Shazzan's true owner.
  • In Amphibia, Anne Boonchuy finds herself trapped in a world inhabited by Frog Men after she opens a mysterious musical box on a dare from her friends. She later learns that both her friends where transported there as well, with Sasha and Marcy having landed into an military base full of toads and the newt-dominated capital city, respectively.
  • In The Owl House, Luz Noceda ends up in a world called the Boiling Isles, a land inhabited by magical beings and mythical creatures. Unlike most examples, however, she doesn't stay stuck there for long; she's get a way to leave by the end of the first episode, but chooses to stay there for her summer vacation in order to learn magic. At least until the season one finale, where she personally destroys the portal back to Earth so Emperor Belos can't use it, leaving her actually stranded.
  • In Animalia, Alex and Zoe enter a mysterious portal in the town library and find themselves in Animalia, a World of Funny Animals. They're not too preoccupied about finding a way home, however.
  • In Infinity Train, the titular train is an Epiphanic Prison that picks up anyone who is having issues in their lives and keeps them there with the idea that running through the infinite pocket universes within its cars will eventually help them solve their problems. Progress is conveniently displayed to them via a number on their hand. Improve, and your number gets to zero and you can go home. Do everything possible not to solve your issues, and you can end up with a number so large that no amount of self-reflections and epiphanies will get you off the train before old age (or the train cars themselves) claims you.


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