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13th May '17 7:56:09 PM RacattackForce
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Any cartoon made before the 90s. Shows like ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' only properly credited the main actors, and Creator/MelBlanc was the only voice actor credited in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons, fueling the misconception that Blanc did ''all'' the original Looney Tunes voices. Before this, it wasn't standard practice at all for voice actors to be credited.

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Any As stated above, any cartoon made before the 90s. Shows like ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' only properly credited the main actors, and Creator/MelBlanc 1990s. A major example is Creator/MelBlanc, who was the only voice actor credited in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons, fueling the misconception that Blanc did ''all'' the original Looney Tunes voices. Before this, it wasn't standard practice at voices.[[note]]Him being the sole voice actor credited in the original theatrical shorts was part of his contract, as a compromise for when the studio refused to give him a pay raise for his extensive work.[[/note]] Shows like ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' would later properly credit all the main actors, but prior to Mel Blanc, it was rare for voice actors to be credited. credited ''at all''.
13th May '17 7:46:29 PM RacattackForce
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Common in {{Anime}} and WesternAnimation. This is the former standard in Western Animation in the U.S. (other countries have different standards for this) where voice actors are lumped into a simple list under the heading "Voice Talent." This makes viewers who recognize an actor's name have to [[TheOtherWiki do a search]] to determine which character they were, which can be problematic especially if they used an alias for this production (or if [[ManOfAThousandVoices someone has a very large vocal range]]).

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Common in {{Anime}} and WesternAnimation. This is Prior to the former 1990s, this was the standard in Western Animation in the U.S. (other countries have different standards for this) where voice actors are lumped into a simple list under the heading "Voice Talent." Characterization", or something similar. This makes viewers who recognize an actor's name have to [[TheOtherWiki do a search]] to determine which character they were, which can be especially problematic especially if they used an alias for this production (or if [[ManOfAThousandVoices someone has a very large vocal range]]).



This trope is becoming less common as voice actors are slowly gaining more recognition in and outside the industry. It has all-but completely vanished from American cartoons, who now credit the actors proper.

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This trope is becoming less common as voice actors are slowly gaining more recognition and respect in and outside the industry. It has all-but completely vanished from American cartoons, who now credit the actors proper.
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23rd Apr '17 5:17:01 PM nombretomado
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* With the exception of ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Symphonia]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia Phantasia]]'' (the latter being dubbed in Japan where unions aren't an issue), the majority of games in the ''Franchise/{{Tales|Series}}'' series are non-union and thus don't list the English voice actors.

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* With the exception of ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Symphonia]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia Phantasia]]'' (the latter being dubbed in Japan where unions aren't an issue), the majority of games in the ''Franchise/{{Tales|Series}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tales|Series}}'' series are non-union and thus don't list the English voice actors.
6th Apr '17 11:01:03 PM dsneybuf
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* All animated Disney films up to ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' did this. See below for the sole exception to this.
** Not only that, nearly all Disney ''TV series'' from the '80s and throughout the '90s didn't list who played what characters. ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' was a notable exception.

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* All animated Disney films up from ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'' to ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' did this. See this, with movies before ''Caballeros'' not even showing the actors' names at all. (See below for the sole exception to this.
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this.) Not only that, nearly all Disney ''TV series'' from the '80s and throughout the '90s didn't list who played what characters. ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' was a notable exception.
20th Mar '17 6:40:21 PM TropesForever
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* Unlike the various [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppet]] movies, most of the TV shows credit the Muppet performers, but not the characters they portray. An exception to this rule is the short-lived ''Series/TheJimHensonHour''.
** On ''Series/SesameStreet'', Caroll Spinney frequently received special credit for performing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, while the other performers would usually be listed under the category "Jim Henson's Muppets."

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* Unlike the various [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppet]] movies, most of the TV shows credit the Muppet performers, but not the characters they portray. An exception to this rule is the short-lived ''Series/TheJimHensonHour''.
** On ''Series/SesameStreet'', Caroll Spinney frequently received special credit for performing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, while the other performers would usually be listed under the category "Jim Henson's Muppets."
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* ''Series/TheUntouchables'' is a rare Live Action example... and it's an {{Inver|tedTrope}}sion at that: During the Opening Credits, the actors playing the principle characters of the episode are shown. However, when the cast list is read in the closing credits, the only one of them that is specifically paired with his character is Robert Stack ([[TheLeader Elliot Ness]]). The co-stars and special guest stars are listed but their characters are not named in the credits, even though they were the principles; being standard text credits, the pictures are not shown either. This is followed by the listing of the rest of the episode's actors paired with their characters, first the {{Recurring Character}}s then the one-shots.


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* Franchise/TheMuppets:
** Unlike the various movies, most of the TV shows credit the Muppet performers, but not the characters they portray. An exception to this rule is the short-lived ''Series/TheJimHensonHour''.
** On ''Series/SesameStreet'', Caroll Spinney frequently received special credit for performing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, while the other performers would usually be listed under the category "Jim Henson's Muppets."
* ''Series/TheUntouchables'' is a rare Live Action example... and it's an {{Inver|tedTrope}}sion at that: During the Opening Credits, the actors playing the principle characters of the episode are shown. However, when the cast list is read in the closing credits, the only one of them that is specifically paired with his character is Robert Stack ([[TheLeader Elliot Ness]]). The co-stars and special guest stars are listed but their characters are not named in the credits, even though they were the principles; being standard text credits, the pictures are not shown either. This is followed by the listing of the rest of the episode's actors paired with their characters, first the {{Recurring Character}}s then the one-shots.
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20th Mar '17 6:37:38 PM TropesForever
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** Zig-zagged by ''Film/FollowThatBird'': first it lists Caroll Spinney, Creator/JimHenson and Creator/FrankOz with their characters, but then Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen and Jerry Nelson are listed under the generic heading of "Principal Muppet Performers". All the other actors after this, both live-action and Muppeteers, are listed along with their characters.
20th Mar '17 6:29:43 PM TropesForever
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* Unlike the various ''[[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppet]]'' movies, most of the TV shows credit the Muppet performers, but not the characters they portray. An exception to this rule is the short-lived ''Series/TheJimHensonHour''.
** Caroll Spinney frequently received special credit for performing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, while the other performers would usually be listed under the category "Jim Henson's Muppets."

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* Unlike the various ''[[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppet]]'' [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppet]] movies, most of the TV shows credit the Muppet performers, but not the characters they portray. An exception to this rule is the short-lived ''Series/TheJimHensonHour''.
** On ''Series/SesameStreet'', Caroll Spinney frequently received special credit for performing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, while the other performers would usually be listed under the category "Jim Henson's Muppets."
11th Mar '17 9:30:29 AM nombretomado
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* The [[http://www.uploadimages4free.com/upload/big/fillmoreswedishcredits-33109.jpg Swedish]], [[http://www.uploadimages4free.com/upload/big/fillmorenorwegiancredits-33110.jpg Norwegian]] and [[http://www.uploadimages4free.com/upload/big/fillmoredanishcredits-33111.jpg Danish]] credits of {{Fillmore}} on Scandinavian Disney Channel really didn't list who played who. Also, ''Fillmore!'' was second to-the-last new TV show on Nordic Disney Channel that received the Swedish-Norwegian-Danish-Arabic combo credits (at the time the show debuted in Scandinavian Disney Channel (August 2005), this channel aired live-action shows in subbed version.).

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* The [[http://www.uploadimages4free.com/upload/big/fillmoreswedishcredits-33109.jpg Swedish]], [[http://www.uploadimages4free.com/upload/big/fillmorenorwegiancredits-33110.jpg Norwegian]] and [[http://www.uploadimages4free.com/upload/big/fillmoredanishcredits-33111.jpg Danish]] credits of {{Fillmore}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' on Scandinavian Disney Channel really didn't list who played who. Also, ''Fillmore!'' was second to-the-last new TV show on Nordic Disney Channel that received the Swedish-Norwegian-Danish-Arabic combo credits (at the time the show debuted in Scandinavian Disney Channel (August 2005), this channel aired live-action shows in subbed version.).
8th Feb '17 4:47:15 PM superslinger2007
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* ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' has a block of names credits... that lumps the actual voice cast and the {{Fake Shemp}}s - which the game has a good amount of - together, giving the unaware the impression that Creator/HaroldRamis, Creator/WilliamHartnell and Music/JohnnyCash all rose from the grave together and joined up with a Creator/ChristopherEccleston who somehow got over his CreatorBacklash of ''Series/DoctorWho'' to do voiceovers alongside Troy Baker and Creator/GaryOldman among others. (Cash is credited for the usage of archival audio of his guest spot in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E9ElViajeMisteriosoDeNuestroJomer El Viaje Misterioso De Nuestro Jomer]]", by the way.)

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* ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' has a block of names name credits... that lumps the actual voice cast and the {{Fake Shemp}}s - which the game has a good amount of - together, giving the unaware the impression that Creator/HaroldRamis, Creator/WilliamHartnell and Music/JohnnyCash all rose from the grave together and joined up with a Creator/ChristopherEccleston who somehow got over his CreatorBacklash of ''Series/DoctorWho'' to do voiceovers alongside Troy Baker and Creator/GaryOldman among others. (Cash is credited for the usage of archival audio of his guest spot in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E9ElViajeMisteriosoDeNuestroJomer El Viaje Misterioso De Nuestro Jomer]]", by the way.))
* ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'' also has a block of name credits in each of the three games, with the separate credit of "and Creator/AnthonyDaniels [[AndStarring as C-3PO]]" in ''3.0 Edition''.
31st Jan '17 6:42:19 PM cartoonfan945
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* ''VideoGame/DreamWeb'' credits the actors, but never states who voiced whom. The only one people would know is Martin Sherman as Ryan, since his voice is similar to his work on Thomas and Friends.

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* The PC version of ''VideoGame/DreamWeb'' credits the actors, actors who voiced the dialouge, but never states who voiced whom. which character. The only one people would know guess is that Ryan is voiced by Martin Sherman Sherman, as Ryan, since he is top billed and his voice is similar reminiscence to his work on Thomas and Friends.Thomas, a character he voiced many years later.



* The PC version of ''VideoGame/DreamWeb'' credits the actors who voiced the dialouge, but never states who voiced which character. The only guess is that Ryan is voiced by Martin Sherman, as he is top billed and his voice is reminiscence to Thomas, a character he voiced many years later.

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* The PC version of ''VideoGame/DreamWeb'' credits the actors who voiced the dialouge, but never states who voiced which character. The only guess is that Ryan is voiced by Martin Sherman, as he is top billed and his voice is reminiscence to Thomas, a character he voiced many years later.
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