The Abridged Series as a Critical and Interpretive Tool

Abridged series – a style of parody in which a preexisting show is summarized by new actors dubbing over the original show’s animation – have become increasingly popular, and as they have done so have evolved from simple comedy sketches to works that can be as focused on drama and complex characters. The writer should investigate a number of popular Abridged Series, comparing and contrasting them with their source material and noting any differences in tone, characterization, or storytelling style.

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