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Old 04-26-2009, 04:22 PM
Skald the Rhymer Skald the Rhymer is offline
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Change a kids' entertainment property to an adult one (or vice versa)

One brief note: When I write "adult," I mean "aimed at persons over the age of 18," not "pornographic."

Now that that's out of the way, on to the thread question. What would, say, Kim Possible be like if it had been marketed to grown-ups more than incidentally? How would Angel be different if it were meant for Disney? And so forth. You needn't confine yourselves to tv shows; books, movies, and so forth are all fair game. But you should try to the basic premise intact.

Anyone? Bueller?
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Old 04-26-2009, 04:26 PM
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I think you could do the children's book Harriet the Spy with someone like Linda Tripp playing the lead.

101 Dalmatians could be a serious animal rights drama.
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:59 PM
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If Popeye was a gritty crime drama. (Strong language)

If Watchmen was a Saturday morning cartoon.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:36 PM
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I once saw a 230+ page, professional-quality graphic novel, in no small part featuring secret government assassination programs, fiendish bioengineering, intense and heartwrenching interpersonal conflict, (technical) onscreen nudity, and deaths.

It was a Disney's Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers story.


Aside from "Yow," I really don't know what to say about that one, except that it was really quite good.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:41 PM
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"Sesame Street" as directed by Martin Scorsese (NSFW language).
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:23 PM
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My wife and I have a long-running joke that Rocky Horror would make a great kid's animated cartoon. After all, it worked for Beetlejuice.

Just strip out all the overt sex and perversion and make it about Frank-N- Furter's crazy adventures in mad science. You could make all the characters kids like they did with A Pup Named Scooby Doo.

Frank has been sent to Earth to invade it, but all he cares about is doing wacky science experiments and having fun. Riff Raff and Magenta are his long-suffering servants who always have to clean up the messes he makes. Columbia, Eddie, Brad and Janet are the Earth kids who keep getting caught up in Frank's insane schemes. Columbia and Eddie are naturally kind of wild and always ready for some trouble, but Brad and Janet are goodie-goodies who get dragged along reluctantly. Rocky is the result of one of Frank's first experiments. He's sweet, but gullible. The kids are all in Dr. Scott's 3rd grade class and they're always worried he's going to find out about their hi-jinks and throw them in detention.

It could TOTALLY work. If I'm ever a millionaire I'll fund the pilot myself!
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:48 PM
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I once saw a 230+ page, professional-quality graphic novel, in no small part featuring secret government assassination programs, fiendish bioengineering, intense and heartwrenching interpersonal conflict, (technical) onscreen nudity, and deaths.

It was a Disney's Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers story.
Was the nudity Gadget?

I mean, just out of idle curiosity, you know, it's not like I have any prurient reasons for asking.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:00 PM
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How would Angel be different if it were meant for Disney?
Smile Time?
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:31 PM
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Was the nudity Gadget?

I mean, just out of idle curiosity, you know, it's not like I have any prurient reasons for asking.
Good sir, I wouldn't dare imagine otherwise! This is a gentlemanly discussion of works on their artistic and literary merits—only a cad would suggest otherwise!

And...yep.

Well...in a few scenes, and only as detailed as you could see, realistically, given the established art style. But I doubt that really matters.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:36 PM
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Was the nudity Gadget?

I mean, just out of idle curiosity, you know, it's not like I have any prurient reasons for asking.
I suspect he means that there were a lot of characters walking around sans trousers.
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:17 PM
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"Sesame Street" as directed by Martin Scorsese (NSFW language).
Grover: "Today's episode is sponsored by the letters 'F' and 'U'."

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My wife and I have a long-running joke that Rocky Horror would make a great kid's animated cartoon. . . . Rocky is the result of one of Frank's first experiments. He's sweet, but gullible.
I presume he will wear trousers?
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:52 PM
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I'm not sure if "saccharine family-friendly comedy" counts as "kids' entertainment", but the movie Click with Adam Sandler (in which he gets a remote control which can pause/rewind/fast forward real life) would have been vastly better as any of the following 3 options:
(1) an unapologetic American Pie style comedy with lots of nudity
(2) a hard sci fi movie about what you would really do if you found such a device
(3) a crazy mindfuck from the people who brought you Being John Malkovich
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