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25th Mar '17 10:30:47 PM Luc
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One thing important to remember is that '''not ''all'' products visible in television, or film, are the result of product placement'''; sometimes background logos are unavoidable, or producers choose a product for other reasons, and there's no exchange of money with the manufacturer. (One notable example, TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey, used Product Placement for a rather specific reason: To make the future presented much more plausible to audiences in 1968.) Even so, some viewers find product placement to be more offensive than sex, violence or the SevenDirtyWords, to the point where parental movie review websites often make a point of singling out films with excessive (or, sometimes, simply any) recognizable brands or products.

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One thing important to remember is that '''not ''all'' products visible in television, or film, are the result of product placement'''; sometimes background logos are unavoidable, or producers choose a product for other reasons, and there's no exchange of money with the manufacturer. (One notable example, TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey, Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey, used Product Placement for a rather specific reason: To make the future presented much more plausible to audiences in 1968.) Even so, some viewers find product placement to be more offensive than sex, violence or the SevenDirtyWords, to the point where parental movie review websites often make a point of singling out films with excessive (or, sometimes, simply any) recognizable brands or products.
24th Mar '17 11:56:45 AM Luc
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One thing important to remember is that '''not ''all'' products visible in television, or film, are the result of product placement'''; sometimes background logos are unavoidable, or producers choose a product for other reasons, and there's no exchange of money with the manufacturer. Even so, some viewers find product placement to be more offensive than sex, violence or the SevenDirtyWords, to the point where parental movie review websites often make a point of singling out films with excessive (or, sometimes, simply any) recognizable brands or products.

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One thing important to remember is that '''not ''all'' products visible in television, or film, are the result of product placement'''; sometimes background logos are unavoidable, or producers choose a product for other reasons, and there's no exchange of money with the manufacturer. (One notable example, TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey, used Product Placement for a rather specific reason: To make the future presented much more plausible to audiences in 1968.) Even so, some viewers find product placement to be more offensive than sex, violence or the SevenDirtyWords, to the point where parental movie review websites often make a point of singling out films with excessive (or, sometimes, simply any) recognizable brands or products.
23rd Mar '17 11:28:41 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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With reruns, DVD and downloads, this can be the gift that keeps on giving for advertisers. After all, the commercials that aired on the original broadcast aren't retained in any of these. Product placement is, at least most of the time, though there have been instances of company logos being digitally blurred out for things such as television broadcasts of movies, if the sponsoring company didn't pay for the additional product placement in these broadcasts. It can also backfire in the case of a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture production that happens to feature a product or brand that in real life ceased to exist by the time the production was set (a prime example being Pan Am airlines, featured prominently in the 1968 film ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', which ceased to exist by the time the real 2001 rolled around).

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With reruns, DVD and downloads, this can be the gift that keeps on giving for advertisers. After all, the commercials that aired on the original broadcast aren't retained in any of these. Product placement is, at least most of the time, though there have been instances of company logos being digitally blurred out for things such as television broadcasts of movies, if the sponsoring company didn't pay for the additional product placement in these broadcasts. It can also backfire in the case of a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture production that happens to feature a product or brand that in real life ceased to exist by the time the production was set (a prime example being Pan Am airlines, Am, an airline featured prominently in the 1968 film ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', which ceased to exist by the time the real 2001 rolled around).
around. [[note]]Although the brand was resurrected by several short-lived airlines, one of which was active in 2001, and a railway, the original world-famous airline went bankrupt in 1991.[[/note]])
1st Mar '17 4:03:17 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieVideoGameHero'', besides the movie being about Barbie herself, she rewrites the final level of the game as a ''VideoGame/JustDance'' game.
13th Feb '17 1:46:24 AM 4444jdm
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* Near the end of ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'' Beth can be seen using a Sony Ericsson cellphone.

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* Near the end of ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'' Beth can be seen using a Sony Creator/{{Sony}} Ericsson cellphone.



* Hilariously taken to the extreme in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNtYlocqVMc T.M. Revolutions "Resonance" music video]] where scenes are interspersed onto Sony products, which everybody seems to own and use.

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* Hilariously taken to the extreme in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNtYlocqVMc T.M. Revolutions "Resonance" music video]] where scenes are interspersed onto Sony Creator/{{Sony}} products, which everybody seems to own and use.
18th Jan '17 7:08:01 PM rjd1922
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* ''WesternAnimation/FoodFight'' is riddled with this, with the plot featuring established characters/mascots fighting against generic {{Bland Name Product}}s in a supermarket after-hours.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FoodFight'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' is riddled with this, with the plot featuring established characters/mascots fighting against generic {{Bland Name Product}}s in a supermarket after-hours.
10th Jan '17 6:48:08 PM nombretomado
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* Due to ''Main/LoadingReadyRun's'' recent deal with game company WizardsOfTheCoast, several of their recent videos have contained prominent product placement, including "The Secret Life of Board Games", the ''WebVideo/FeedDump'' episode "Soldiers of Fortune", and the ''WebVideo/CommodoreHustle'' episode "Roll For Treats". It should be noted, though, that they were giving total freedom as to the method by which they placed the products, and the resulting sketches are no less funny for it.

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* Due to ''Main/LoadingReadyRun's'' ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun's'' recent deal with game company WizardsOfTheCoast, several of their recent videos have contained prominent product placement, including "The Secret Life of Board Games", the ''WebVideo/FeedDump'' episode "Soldiers of Fortune", and the ''WebVideo/CommodoreHustle'' episode "Roll For Treats". It should be noted, though, that they were giving total freedom as to the method by which they placed the products, and the resulting sketches are no less funny for it.
2nd Dec '16 3:27:36 AM Morgenthaler
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** In one episode, the favored cigarettes of notorious {{badass}} Brock Sampson is revealed to be Marlboro cigarettes -- which in the Venture Bros.-verse are called "Manboro".

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** In one episode, the favored cigarettes of notorious {{badass}} badass Brock Sampson is revealed to be Marlboro cigarettes -- which in the Venture Bros.-verse are called "Manboro".
21st Nov '16 3:08:09 PM mk097
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode [[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS3E39TheMoney "The Money"]], Gumball's refusal to sell out to Joyful Burger has the rest of the Wattersons resort to increasingly less subtle means of Joyful Burger product placement to convince him.
12th Nov '16 9:54:41 PM Idek618
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** Best of all, Creator/{{Mattel}} didn't let Creator/{{Pixar}} use Franchise/{{Barbie}} in the first movie, thinking it would flop. Four years later, Barbie featured prominently in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and became one of the main characters in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', along with male counterpart Ken. The fact that sales of Mr. Potato Head went way up after the toy was featured in the first film gave Mattel a change of heart and they were more then happy to have Barbie in the sequels. Speaking of Mattel, in the first film, Rex literally mentions he's from Mattel and Mr. Potato Head mentions he's from Playskool.

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** Best of all, Creator/{{Mattel}} didn't let Creator/{{Pixar}} use Franchise/{{Barbie}} in the first movie, thinking it would flop. Four years later, Barbie featured prominently in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and became one of the main characters in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', along with male counterpart Ken. The fact that sales of Mr. Potato Head went way up after the toy was featured in the first film gave Mattel a change of heart and they were more then than happy to have Barbie in the sequels. Speaking of Mattel, in the first film, Rex literally mentions he's from Mattel and Mr. Potato Head mentions he's from Playskool.
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