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26th Nov '16 9:05:01 AM StFan
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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 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'', and the DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies 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.
5th Oct '16 10:31:21 PM DavidDelony
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In short, while "direct-to-video" means "too bad for theaters" in the West, OVA means "too good for a TV series" in the East. This might be changing with the rise of {{Creator/Netflix}}'s original programming. Netflix originals are technically "direct-to-video" but have high production values on par with cable series, so the stigma against direct-to-video might fade.

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In short, while "direct-to-video" means "too bad for theaters" in the West, OVA means "too good for a TV series" in the East. This might be changing with the rise of {{Creator/Netflix}}'s original programming. Netflix originals are technically "direct-to-video" but have high production values and A-list talent on par with cable series, so the stigma against direct-to-video might fade.
5th Oct '16 12:34:37 PM Prinzenick
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** In-universe, the episodes ''[[Recap/FamilyGuyS6E4And5StewieKillsLoisAndLoisKillsStewie Lois Kills Stewie]]'' and ''Foreign Affairs'' parody Disney's infamous direct-to-video sequels with cutaway skits that poke fun at just how pointless the sequels stories are. In the former, Stewie invokes his presidential power to ban Disney from producing further sequels, including films like ''JustForFun/AladdinIVJafarMayNeedGlasses'' ([[OverlyLongGag which is just a 38 second clip of Jafar getting an eye exam]]). In the latter, Peter and co. are watching Aladdin V: Jafar Answers the Census on the Disney Channel.
4th Oct '16 5:23:52 AM C2
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* After Sony cancelled the theatrical release of ''Film/TheInterview'' in late 2014, it released the film to WebSite/YouTube and then to Creator/{{Netflix}}.

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* After Sony cancelled the wide theatrical release of ''Film/TheInterview'' in late 2014, it released the film to WebSite/YouTube at the same time as a limited release and then to Creator/{{Netflix}}.
4th Oct '16 5:20:16 AM C2
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* DC now has a whole series of direct-to-DVD animated films, from Warner Premier. 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 Premier.Premiere. The fact that they are DirectToVideo has absolutely no bearing on their [[SoCoolItsAwesome quality]].
3rd Oct '16 7:01:39 AM mimitchi33
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* Any [[EdutainmentVideo edutainment special]] about potty-training will be released straight to video. Some examples include the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Once Upon A Potty'', ''It's Potty Time!'' [[note]]A video about a little boy learning about potty training at his friend's birthday party[[/note]], "I Gotta Go!" [[note]] Not to be confused with the Robert Munsch book, this is a series of music videos about potty training.[[/note]] ''Potty Power''[[note]] A ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues''-esque video about toilet training[[/note]], ''No More Diapers'' [[note]] A video about a bear who learns to give up diapers done in a similar style to the ''WesternAnimation/KatieAndOrbie'' series[[/note]] and ''[[Series/SesameStreet Elmo's Potty Time]]''. However, this was averted for ''WesternAnimation/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'''s potty-training video, which was shown on TV as a special in March of 1999, and was part of the regular episode line-up.

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* Any [[EdutainmentVideo edutainment special]] about potty-training will be released straight to video. Some examples include the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Once Upon A Potty'', ''It's Potty Time!'' [[note]]A video about a little boy learning about how to use the bathroom potty training at his friend's birthday party[[/note]], "I Gotta Go!" [[note]] Not to be confused with the Robert Munsch book, this is a series of music videos about potty training.[[/note]] ''Potty Power''[[note]] A ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues''-esque video about toilet training[[/note]], ''No More Diapers'' [[note]] A video about a bear who learns to give up diapers done in a similar style to the ''WesternAnimation/KatieAndOrbie'' series[[/note]] and ''[[Series/SesameStreet Elmo's Potty Time]]''. However, this was averted for ''WesternAnimation/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'''s potty-training video, which was shown on TV as a special in March of 1999, and was 1999 as part of the regular episode line-up.


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** The Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' was released this way, with the theatrical version being subtitled and shown as a limited release.
27th Sep '16 8:07:56 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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Simply put, this is the practice of skipping theaters/[[MadeForTVMovie television]] and just going straight to home video as the first release. This is generally not a good sign in terms of quality (especially if it ''was'' originally going to be released theatrically, but was consigned to video)--the term "direct-to-video" or "straight-to-video" often gets used as slang for [[TheyJustDidntCare "cheaply made, rushed, low quality"]], and in extreme cases, "complete bucket of crap."

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Simply put, this is the practice of skipping theaters/[[MadeForTVMovie television]] and just going straight to home video as the first release. This is generally not a good sign in terms of quality (especially if it ''was'' originally going to be released theatrically, but was consigned to video)--the term "direct-to-video" or "straight-to-video" often gets used as slang for [[TheyJustDidntCare "cheaply made, rushed, low quality"]], quality", and in extreme cases, "complete bucket of crap."
24th Sep '16 5:19:13 PM DavidDelony
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In short, while "direct-to-video" means "too bad for theaters" in the West, OVA means "too good for a TV series" in the East.

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In short, while "direct-to-video" means "too bad for theaters" in the West, OVA means "too good for a TV series" in the East.
East. This might be changing with the rise of {{Creator/Netflix}}'s original programming. Netflix originals are technically "direct-to-video" but have high production values on par with cable series, so the stigma against direct-to-video might fade.
27th Aug '16 5:17:09 PM nombretomado
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** "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" made its US debut on the DVD ''The Fast and the Phineas'', over two months before its US TV premiere on DisneyChannel.

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** "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" made its US debut on the DVD ''The Fast and the Phineas'', over two months before its US TV premiere on DisneyChannel.Creator/DisneyChannel.



** "The Doof Side of the Moon" made its US debut on the DVD ''A Very Perry Christmas'', three days before its US TV premiere on DisneyChannel.

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** "The Doof Side of the Moon" made its US debut on the DVD ''A Very Perry Christmas'', three days before its US TV premiere on DisneyChannel.Creator/DisneyChannel.
28th Jul '16 2:07:43 PM darkchiefy
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* All {{Nollywood}} movies are like this.

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* All {{Nollywood}} {{UsefulNotes/Nollywood}} movies are like this.
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