Informal sequel

Informal sequel

An informal sequel, also called an unauthorized sequel or unofficial sequel, is a sequel to a film, movie, novel, television show, or video game that is produced without the consent of the creators or rights owners of the original material. Today, informal sequels have become a staple theme of fan fiction writings on the internet.

Producing informal sequels to works that have passed into the public domain is common, as the former copyright holders of the original work cannot bring legal action regarding copyright infringement against the creator(s) of the informal sequel. Many informal sequels to public domain works, such as H. G. Wells's 1895 novel "The Time Machine" and George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead", have been produced. Informal sequels to works still under copyright sometimes change the names of the characters and settings to avoid legal action.

Various informal sequels

*"Return to Oz", created by Disney as a sequel to MGM's "The Wizard of Oz" (meanwhile the original book also has sequel novels, some written by the original author; see also "Wicked").
*"Happily Ever After", created as a sequel to Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
*"The Wind Done Gone" by Alice Randall, created as a sequel to "Gone with the Wind".
*"Cosette or the Time of Illusions", created by Francois Ceresa as a sequel to Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables".
*"", created by Arika and Chunsoft as a sequel to "Tower of Druaga", which was created by Namco.

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