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22nd May '17 12:35:40 PM NOYB
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** Ironically there are a couple Disney sequels that have gotten theatrical runs: ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'', ''Disney/PeterPan: Disney/ReturnToNeverLand'', and ''Film/JungleBook 2''. This was meant to continue with ''Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch'' and ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'' (hence why they have higher production values) but due to the disappointment of the previous two films, they followed the Direct-to-DVD tread.

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** Ironically there are a couple Disney sequels that have gotten theatrical runs: ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'', ''Disney/PeterPan: Disney/ReturnToNeverLand'', and ''Film/JungleBook ''Disney/JungleBook 2''. This was meant to continue with ''Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch'' and ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'' (hence why they have higher production values) but due to the disappointment of the previous two films, they followed the Direct-to-DVD tread.
3rd May '17 11:30:06 PM bombadil211
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Internationally, many films that had a theatrical release may be released Direct-to-Video in other countries [[note]]''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' movie for example, after its flop in the U.S., was converted to direct to video for the European market (although it did get a British cinema release).[[/note]]. This may be due to several factors: it might be a sign that the film was a complete failure in its home country, or it might be because [[AudienceAlienatingPremise the subject matter]] [[WidgetSeries or style]] limit its appeal in a particular foreign market.

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Internationally, many films that had a theatrical release may be released Direct-to-Video in other countries [[note]]''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' movie for example, after its flop in the U.S., was converted to direct to video for the European market (although it did get a British cinema release).[[/note]]. This may be due to several factors: it might be a sign that the film was a complete failure in its home country, or it might be because [[AudienceAlienatingPremise the subject matter]] [[WidgetSeries or style]] limit its appeal in a particular foreign market.
market. Other times, the opposite may happen with a project being released Direct-to-Video in its home market while given a theatrical release in foreign markets because international audiences are more readily accepting of films with minimal plot but plenty of action[=/=]sex[=/=]horror[=/=]etc.
29th Apr '17 7:06:08 PM nombretomado
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* In 2006, WarnerBros made a brand specifically devoted to DirectToVideo films entitled Warner Premiere. These consisted of sequels to their live action output, animated films for ''Main/ScoobyDoo'', ''Main/TomAndJerry'', and the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies (mentioned below), and a few original titles here and there (like the [[TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment delayed]] ''Film/TrickRTreat''). Due to the growing decline of the DVD market and other economic setbacks, Warner Bros. pulled the plug on the label in 2013. The studio still makes direct to video films, but those are under the regular Warner Home Video banner.

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* In 2006, WarnerBros made a brand specifically devoted to DirectToVideo films entitled Warner Premiere. These consisted of sequels to their live action output, animated films for ''Main/ScoobyDoo'', ''Main/TomAndJerry'', ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', and the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies (mentioned below), and a few original titles here and there (like the [[TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment delayed]] ''Film/TrickRTreat''). Due to the growing decline of the DVD market and other economic setbacks, Warner Bros. pulled the plug on the label in 2013. The studio still makes direct to video films, but those are under the regular Warner Home Video banner.
26th Apr '17 12:17:47 PM Golondrina
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** Fox released two of these: one contained ShirleyTemple songs, and the other was themed around ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''.

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** Fox released two of these: one contained ShirleyTemple Creator/ShirleyTemple songs, and the other was themed around ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''.
17th Apr '17 7:28:16 AM mimitchi33
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* The CGI ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' movies ''Garfield Gets Real'', ''Garfield's Fun Fest'' and ''Garfield's Pet Force'' were all released this way. However, the Regal Free Family Film Festival did show Fun Fest and Pet Force a few years after their release.

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* The CGI ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' movies ''Garfield Gets Real'', ''Garfield's Fun Fest'' and ''Garfield's Pet Force'' were all released this way. However, the Regal Free Family Film Festival did show Fun Fest and Pet Force a few years after their release.the latter two films in the summer of 2009.
17th Apr '17 7:27:35 AM mimitchi33
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* The CGI ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' movies ''Garfield Gets Real'', ''Garfield's Fun Fest'' and ''Garfield's Pet Force'' were all released this way. However, the Regal Free Family Film Festival did show Fun Fest a few years after its release.

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* The CGI ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' movies ''Garfield Gets Real'', ''Garfield's Fun Fest'' and ''Garfield's Pet Force'' were all released this way. However, the Regal Free Family Film Festival did show Fun Fest and Pet Force a few years after its their release.
17th Apr '17 7:26:32 AM mimitchi33
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* The Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' was released straight to DVD, with the theatrical release being the original English version of the film with subtitles.
4th Mar '17 10:21:58 PM mlsmithca
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* DC now has a whole series of direct-to-DVD animated films, from Warner Premiere. The fact that they are DirectToVideo has absolutely no bearing on their [[SoCoolItsAwesome quality]].

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* DC now has a whole series of direct-to-DVD animated films, from Warner Premiere. The fact that they are DirectToVideo has absolutely no bearing on their [[SoCoolItsAwesome quality]].quality.
3rd Mar '17 3:11:40 AM SamMax
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* Most of the ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'' franchise.

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* Most of the ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'' franchise.franchise, starting with ''Open Season 2'', and going from there.
3rd Mar '17 3:10:34 AM SamMax
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* ''WesternAnimation/NormOfTheNorth'' was originally intended to be this, but for unknown reasons, the film averted this and it was put into theaters. Most would agree that the final product still feels like it was ''supposed'' to bea direct to video film. There were plans to release sequels in this manner, but [[StillbornFranchise nothing has been heard from them since the initial announcement]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/NormOfTheNorth'' was originally intended to be this, but for unknown reasons, the film averted this and it was put into theaters. Most would agree that the final product still feels like it was ''supposed'' to bea be a direct to video film. There were plans to release sequels in this manner, but [[StillbornFranchise nothing has been heard from them since the initial announcement]].
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