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This entry is trivia, which is cool and all, but not a trope. On a work, it goes on the Trivia tab. Christmas Rushed is the practice of rushing a product's development in order to coincide with a major holiday shopping rush like Christmasnaturally. It often happens to highly hyped products, products made by big-name developers, or products that are part of a Cash Cow Franchise or tie into something already currently successful.
It can also apply to any product that is rushed for release by a certain date, or in time for a certain event such as the deadline for an award nomination or convention appearance.
Whatever the case, the fact that the product was rushed often leads to a poorly made product. Worse are those products that do manage to be released on time, since it's often obvious that they're rush jobs.
On the other hand, if the work is an Ashcan Copyliterally everything is subordinate to getting the thing out quickly and cheaply in order to retain the rights. Compare and contrast the Dump Months.
Sometimes leads to movies being released Direct-to-Video. Community Showcase More. Follow TV Tropes. You need to login to do this. Get Known if you don't have an account. A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad. Anime and Manga. In this modern age of easily-downloadable bootleg fandubs, many American anime licensees will compete with the pirates Holiday (Sonic Piracy Radio Mix) - Candy - Holiday rushing out a quick-and-dirty sub-only streaming version on either their own web site or sites like Hulu or Crunchyroll to give fans an official version to watch while they wait for a full-featured, English-dubbed DVD release or TV showing.
Depending on just how much of a rush they're in, the streaming version may include translation errors, typos, or Adaptation Induced Plot Holes that are corrected in later releases. Because of this, we often got situations such as the incredibly rushed finale for the Sinnoh League, where, to prevent Ash from winning, the writers made him fight a trainer who used exclusively legendaries.
They did eventually release a version with a very well-regarded English dub some time later. Chapter of My Hero Academia was a rush order before Golden Week ofwhich didn't give time for Kohei Horikoshi and his assistants to do touch up on the artwork.
So when it was released, a few of the panels were still in their sketch phases. Typically a series will have a development time of ten or more months. And it showed, to the point that the series eventually got cancelled and the remaining arcs were adapted as OVAs.
Then somebody at HarperCollins had the idea to release it on the same day as The Sightthe first book in the upcoming new arc. The artist was only a third of the way done, so since he was unable to finish it in that amount of time, it ended up being split into three shorter volumes with the first one being released on that day. Later manga in the series followed suit by splitting the story into three parts as well.
Comic Books. The weird-looking Yoda in Marvel's adaptation of The Empire Strikes Backwhich had to be pencilled before the puppet's look Metropolitan Culture - Melmono - One been finalized. The trade paperback redid the panels to make him closer to the Yoda in the film, but he was still clearly too big.
The final part to the Knightfall storyline, KnightsEndwas being released almost on the tails of Zero Hour! Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem was timed to be released in on Christmas Day, and had an appropriately-themed marketing campaign "This Christmas, there will be no peace on earth. In addition, the film was Not Screened for Criticsand debuted to negative reviews and box office apathy.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind : Steven Spielberg had expected the film to be released in the Summer of Holiday (Sonic Piracy Radio Mix) - Candy - Holiday , but a debt-laden Columbia Pictures insisted he have it ready for Christmas Holiday (Sonic Piracy Radio Mix) - Candy - Holiday film was a success, but Spielberg was unhappy with the way it turned out because of its rushed production.
He was given the chance to re-edit the film years later. Cloverfield had to be rushed into production which started in August to be ready in time for its stone-set date of January 18th, the trailer, which was released a month earlier, came out while the film was still in pre-production. The Fly had an August release date locked in by 20th Century Fox; principal photography didn't begin until December The visual effects team thus had Daniel Caesar - Get You (File) create makeups, animatronics, etc.
Luckily, David Cronenberg 's Production Posse had years of experience working together by this point, and the actors and visual effects artists attached to the project were there because they really wanted to be there, so everyone pulled together and pulled it off. The rush may or may not have helped its box office prospects because meeting the rush allowed it to take advantage of the wake left by Holiday (Sonic Piracy Radio Mix) - Candy - Holiday biggest release for Summer '86, Alienswhich appealed to a similar demographic.
The Fleischer Studios adaptation of Gulliver's Travels was given less than two years of development, starting May and with the deadline being Christmas The result was an enjoyable film that did well at the box office, but it had an obviously rushed, unpolished feel to the animation as a result.
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers was rushed through quickly to be released in time for Halloween the Valu - Various - Eesti Pop VI after Halloween 4.
As a result, shooting started without a completed script, and numerous re-writes, cuts, and changes were made on the fly during production. A Hard Day's Night : Rushed to capitalize on what was assumed to be a passing fad. It was filmed quickly and on the cheap, but has aged surprisingly well and is considered a classic in its own right. Last Action Hero was rushed to open for the big summer movie season, to the point that post-production on the film was only finished a few weeks before its initial release because early test screenings went much worse than expected.
To make matters worse, Columbia Pictures execs refused to change the release date when it became clear that Universal's Jurassic Park was scheduled to open the weekend before their film, figuring that the latest Arnold Schwarzenegger movie could easily draw audiences away from it in its second weekend.
Instead, Jurassic Park proved too big to dethrone that soon. Mentioned in The Last Starfightera movie about an alien race who recruits pilots through video Holiday (Sonic Piracy Radio Mix) - Candy - Holiday Rylan Bursar : "Return the money, Centauri.
Centauri : "Return the money! Are you delirious? Do you know how long it took to invent the games? To merchandise them? To get them in the stores by Christmas? Live-Action TV. Doctor Who : The animated reconstruction of The Power of the Daleks was rushed so that it could be released for the original's 50th anniversary.
As a result, Power's animation is noticeably more basic than any other Doctor Who animation. However, High - The Cure - U.S.A. 1992 is commonly thought of as one of their best works. The title of Beatles for Sale mockingly hints Holiday (Sonic Piracy Radio Mix) - Candy - Holiday the fact that it was rushed, to the point that the band had to fall back on a few covers after the all-original A Hard Day's Night.
Something which is lampshaded in the liner notes. Wright was frustrated at the decision, presumably gave Waters a hard time about it, and Waters decided to tell the band and management that either Wright would be fired or Waters would leave, taking The Wall with him. Caribou by Elton John was rushed into production in six days in an experimental mountaintop studio of the same name in Colorado owned by Chicago svengali James William Guercio, in a very brief window of time off between tours.
As Tantrums And Tiaras pointed out, though, when Elton's much younger future husband David Furnish was invited to Elton's mansion as a first date, he broke the ice with the singer by telling him he grew up listening to Caribou!
This happens often with reality show winners. However, Guy Sebastiana winner of the first ever Australian Idolrecorded an originals album in just six and a half days. Beach Boys' Party! Their label, Capitol Recordshad requested from the band that they release something for the holiday season and this was the result.
While the album did very well in sales and spawned a hit in "Barbara Ann", modern fans tend to dismiss it as quickly-tossed filler made to buy time to finish Pet Sounds.
Innuendo by Queen was originally supposed to be this for the Christmas season of but instead got pushed back to the February of due to issues Freddie Mercury 's health, despite the famous story behind the one-take vocals for "The Show Must Go On" on that album. The original Amiga version of Pinball Fantasies was rushed to avoid missing the Christmas shopping season, and ended up with numerous bugs as a result.
Tabletop Games. The latter is big date, because it starts Christmas shopping season in Europe, and a game not in Essen has little chance of making it big in Christmas sales. The core math was overhauled repeatedly with each new Monster Manual, and then rebooted completely after two years with the "Essentials" series.
When 4e was finally abandoned, it had pages of errata for published and printed material. The Pathfinder Advanced Class Guide was very obviously GenCon rushed, with references to class abilities that don't exist, incredibly poor balance between classes, feedback from the playtest phase ignored, and most tellingly, a Tyop on the Cover. Exalted second edition was mostly written at a stage where making Holiday (Sonic Piracy Radio Mix) - Candy - Holiday ship date was a really high priority and making the content not suck wasn'tleading to many, many miscommunications, inconsistent fluff, and terrible mechanics.
Since the passing of the torch after Return of the Scarlet Empress it has gone quite far the other way. Inthe chief of the Soviet Strategic Rocket Forces demanded that the new missile prototype is to be launched by November Holiday (Sonic Piracy Radio Mix) - Candy - Holiday the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. He died in the explosion along with at least seventy three other peopleLove Me (Like You Do) (Radio Edit) - Various - CD Dance JM Vol.8 the missile wasn't ready until a year later.
A famous Aversion was the Holiday (Sonic Piracy Radio Mix) - Candy - Holiday Wars Early Bird Certificatewhich was basically a cardboard display and a ticket with the promise of getting Star Wars action figures. Surprisingly, this worked —it allowed time to develop quality action figures, and Star Beauty Around Us - Gabrielle* - Celtic Christmas was so blindingly popular that no one seemed to mind.
Video Games. The result was a game so bad it is often cited as the worst to ever be released, and it became one factor behind The Great Video Game Crash of Star Wars Battlefront was rushed to release in order for it to tie-in with the The Force Awakenswhich is evident from its lack of content. Likewise, Star Wars Battlefront II was rushed to be released to tie into The Last Jediand soon became infamous for its heavy use of microtransaction loot boxes.
The Atari version of Pac-Man suffered the same problem; the programmer was only given six weeks to write the game. At the end of those six weeks, all he had to offer was an unfinished alpha -- and they released it as it was.
It is presumed that this is why Natsume's translation of Harvest Moon 64 was released at the end of November, with so many on-screen typos in the in-game English-language text. Batman: Arkham Origins had a very tight schedule, and the game Holiday (Sonic Piracy Radio Mix) - Candy - Holiday released only 8 months after it's announcement.
Even though it re-used the engine, gameplay, props and even a portion of the map from Arkham City, it was very glitchy when it was released. Although it did receive multiple patches, and is generally considered to be a bit better now, it didn't help that the developers outright stated that they would stop patching minor bugs in favor of developing the story DLC.
Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords suffered this fate, with a horrible ending that tied up very few loose ends capping off a game that could have been Legendary Good. LucasArts just needed it to be out by Christmas, and damn the Zombie Dong For Ada Wong - Jill Sandwich - To Die Is To Live satisfaction with the game.
Obsidian has stated that they were under the impression that they were to be given more time by Lucas Arts but unfortunately they didn't get it in writing and still had to release the game by the end of which led to even more rushing, and even with the rush, it didn't reach Europe until February. And the worst part about this example is that LucasArts then specifically told Obsidian they couldn't restore the cut content in a patch.
After years of effort in pulling the unused audio and video files and rendering their own gameplay and animation to fill in the gaps, some fan groups have finally created their own mods so that a "complete" game can be played on the PC version, at least.
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