- Informal sequel
An informal sequel, also called an unauthorized sequel or unofficial sequel, is a
sequelto 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 fictionwritings on the internet.
Producing informal sequels to works that have passed into the
public domainis common, as the former copyright holders of the original work cannot bring legal action regarding copyright infringementagainst 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 Ceresaas a sequel to Victor Hugo's " Les Miserables".
*"", created by
Arikaand Chunsoftas a sequel to " Tower of Druaga", which was created by Namco.
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