Expanded Storylines Of Movies and TV Shows You Probably Didn't Know About

Expanded Storylines Of Movies and TV Shows You Probably Didn't Know About

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Many times we wish we could see what happens to our favorite characters after the credits roll. We are so fond of the story we really don't want it to end! Sometimes, however, we get this opportunity to continue on. Here are a few of some movies and TV shows you probably didn't know about that continue the tale of some of your favorite childhood stories!

Back to the Future: The Animated Series

I did not see this one coming! This series ran for two seasons from 1991-1993 and it follows the story right after the events of Back to the Future III. The series features all the characters from the original movies, as well as Doc and Clara's kids (Jules and Verne), Doc's dog Einstein, and a few versions of Biff Tannen from different time periods (much like in the movies).

Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F. Wilson voiced the same characters they played in the movies (Clara Clayton and Biff Tannen, respectively). Christopher Lloyd, who portrayed Doc in the movies, does a live-action segment at the beginning and end of each episode, and in some of the episodes he and Bill Nye actually made science experiments based on the episode - which lead to Bill Nye getting his own show! Bill Nye the Science Guy + Doctor Brown = Science Awesomeness!

Episode Spotlight: Season 2, episode 21, "A Verne by Any Other Name"


Stitch!

This one hit home. This anime series released in Disney Channel Japan in 2008 (but don't worry - there's an English-dubbed version). The series ran for three entire seasons and it follows the events of the last movie in the Lilo and Stitch franchise, Leroy & Stitch.

The series background is that a few years after the events of Leroy & Stitch, Lilo leaves for college (cue the tears) and Stitch, saddened by this, leaves Hawaii. Jumba and Pleakley follow him and they crash-land in Okinawa. Here, they meet a young girl named Yuna and a new "ohana" and new adventures form.

The series is actually very good and resembles in some aspects the original Lilo & Stitch: The Series on Disney Channel. Gantu, Experiment 625 (Reuben), Dr. Jacques Von Hämsterviel, and many of the other experiments also return frequently in this series.

*Disclaimer: If you're a fan of the franchise, the episode below will make you feel all the feels.

Episode Spotlight: Season 3, Episode 23, "Lilo"


Disney's The Incredibles: The Animated Series

While obviously not a series, it does fit well into this category. Many people want to see what happened after The Underminer arises at the end of The Incredibles movie, and the family awesomely put their masks on suggesting an a great fight scene - but we were left with just that.

This is a video game sequel to the movie because the game picks up right were the movie left off, with the movie's final scene. Frozone also joins in the fight. The storyline states that the Underminer and his army of robots try to tear up the city. While Elastigirl, Violet, and Dash fight the robots, Frozone and Mr. Incredible fight the Underminer. Facing near-defeat, the Underminer escapes underground, where Frozone and Mr. incredible follow him. They undercover the villain's plot to turn the world into an artificial underground and awesomely defeat him and save the world. The storyline in the game is actually pretty interesting.



Honorable Mentions

Rugrats: All Grown Up!

The series follows the events of the movie Rugrats: All Growed Up! where the babies "go to the future" where they are teenagers. In the series, the Rugrats face all the problems most teenagers and young adults face, making it a more relatable series.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels

The first series takes place between Star Wars: Episode II (Attack of the Clones) and Episode III (Revenge of the Sith). It follows Anakin and his new padawan Asoka, as well as countless other characters in the franchise.The second series takes place 14 years after Episode III and 5 years before Star Wars Episode IV (A New Hope). It follows rogue rebels fighting the growing Galactic Empire, which is under the leadership of Darth Vader and The Emperor. The series nostalgically revisits many other classic Star Wars characters, as well.


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Percy Jackson and the Olympians and the Heroes of Olympus are both series which helped shape my life. I want to share my love for them here, with you.

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Two days before I moved from New Jersey to California, I had a late night at a friend's house. Just a few miles outside of my small town of Morris Plains, his house was out of the way and a safe haven for myself and my mother during a harrowing and strenuous move. My father had been across the country already for almost two months trying to hold down his new job and prove himself. His absence was trying on me (at the tender young age of nine years old) and my mother, and we often spent time at my friend's home, as our mothers got along well.

That night came the time to say goodbye for the very last time, and as our mothers were tearfully embracing at the door, he ran up to me and shoved a book in my hands. Bewildered and confused, I tried to give him my thanks but he was already gone - running away in a childish fit that expressed his hurt at my leaving more than any words he could've said. I looked down at the book in my hands. It was a battered copy of Rick Riordan's "The Lightning Thief," with its binding bulging slightly out in a strange fashion, the cover slightly torn and bent, and quite a few pages dog-eared. The book wasn't in good condition, but I took the time to read it. I was ensnared and enchanted by the lurid descriptions of mythology, of the lovable characters of Percy, Annabeth, and Grover, and the upside-down world they lived in. Over the course of the move and our eventual settling into our new California home, I devoured the series adamantly, reading "The Battle of the Labyrinth" almost five times in the fifth grade and eventually finishing out with "The Last Olympian." The series accompanied me through a difficult move and a whirlwhind of early puberty; by that time, Percy and friends I knew intimately as my own companions. When the series ended, I happily parted with it, and began other literary conquests (namely in the realm of classics).

After an almost year-long break, I re-discovered the series in sixth grade. I hadn't realized that there was a companion series to the first, in fact, a continuation - The Heroes of Olympus. I lapped up "The Lost Hero" and "The Son of Neptune" with greed, and eagerly awaited the arrival of "The Mark of Athena" the following year.

One of my most vivid memories of middle school was sneaking downstairs the morning of the Kindle release of "The Mark of Athena", sneaking past my parents' bedroom as stealthily as I could in the wee hours of the morning to get my kindle and immerse myself in the world. I believe I finished it in about two days. For the next two books in the series, I followed the same pattern: get up early, read it as fast as I could get my hands on it. "The Blood of Olympus", the last book in the series, came out in my freshman year of high school. After finishing the second series, I shelved my much-loved paperbacks for good, and turned myself to other literary pursuits. I eventually relocated to Virginia, and went to college. Percy and friends were almost forgotten until my first year at the University of Virginia.

I was devastatingly alone my first semester at university. I didn't know what to do with myself, entombed by my loneliness. However, at the bottom of my suitcase, I found my old Kindle Paperwhite, with both of Percy's series neatly installed for me. I made a resolution with myself: I would reread both series, reading only at mealtimes where I sat alone. By the time I was finished, I wanted to see where I was compared to when I started.

Re-reading the series was like coming home. It was nostalgia, sadness, and ecstasy wrapped into one. I delighted in revisiting Percy's old haunts, his friends, his challenges. However, it was sad, knowing I had grown up and left them behind while they had stayed the same. It was a riveting memory train which made me look forward to meals, and eased my loneliness at school. Gradually, as the semester progressed, I was reading on Percy's tales less and less, as I found my friends, clubs, and organizations that gradually took up more and more time.

I still haven't finished my re-read, and am about halfway through "The Blood of Olympus". I've come a long way in the almost decade since I first received that tattered copy of "The Lightning Thief", and I still have some ways to go. So thanks, Percy, Annabeth, Grover, Jason, Piper, Reyna, Nico, Frank, Hazel, Leo. Thank you for growing up with me. I'll never forget you.

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