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"From The Creator Of" Promotion
Work B is promoted based on its connection to Work A
(permanent link) added: 2013-04-09 10:39:14 sponsor: CrankyStorming edited by: lakingsif (last reply: 2014-12-23 22:33:32)

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A Coming Attractions trope. When a creator is maybe not prominent enough to carry a title on their own, but their work is popular and/or widely loved enough to mean something, the promoters of their latest project will highlight their track record to sell this new thing to people. Sometimes it does give the audience some clues as to what they might expect — a signature line, a Creator Cameo, other tropes said creator is known to utilize.

Can sometimes be used as a way to Polish The Turd.

May take the form of:
  • From the writer/director/creator of...
  • From the studio that brought you...
  • From the producer of... - Some people take this as a sign that they had nothing else to sell the audience on.
  • From the Award Winning creator of... - For when they really want to highlight the creator's prestige.
  • From the maker/s of... - They did something important on that film, had a little involvement with this one.

Compare In Case You Forgot Who Wrote It, He Also Did.


Creator of

Studio that brought you
  • Battleship was proudly declared as coming "From Hasbro, the company that brought you Transformers", in spite of neither film being actually made by the same studio (note:Hasbro's film division just develops the concepts for other studios. Also, they didn't create the original Battleship game, they just bought out the owners).
  • The packaging of the first wave of Hero Factory sets had a label boasting "From the makers of BIONICLE!"
  • Ads for Pixar movies tend to reference previous Pixar films in this manner.
  • Funimation uses the "from the studio" variant in quite a few of its trailers.

Producer of

  • The Screen Junkines Honest Trailers will frequently lampoon this, such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy as "From the director of the King Kong Universal Studios ride", or Prometheus as "From the director of all those Russell Crowe movies you never saw, and the writer of LOST's unsatisfying final episode".
  • The first paragraph of Super Paper Mario X starts with a "Creator of" example, like a trailer for a movie, but a Record Needle Scratch occurs halfway through, with the author assuring that "this is not a movie."
  • The Futurama episode "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?" parodies this by having its opening caption read "From the Network that Brought You The Simpsons." (They could have made a big deal out of Matt Groening's name being on the cover of both shows, but they offer their then-shared home on Fox as the key similarity instead.)
  • Parodied in Family Guy, in an unaired cutaway gag from season 9, "Road to the North Pole".
    Stewie: (to Brian) You tried to trick me! Like those commercials for upcoming movies.
    (cut to Stewie watching TV in the living room)
    Announcer: This summer, from the guys who brought you Superbad comes a hilarious new comedy.
    Stewie: Uh, I hate when they do that. Which guy? You know it could be the writers or the guys in the wardrobe department, they don't specify.
    (Stewie changes the channel)
    Announcer: From the studio that brought you Wedding Crashers.
    Stewie: Uh, who cares? It's sure a broad association.
    (Stewie changes the channel)
    Announcer: From the species that brought you Talladega Nights.
    Stewie: Oh what, humans? Who else is making movies?
    Announcer: From the same molecular elements that brought you Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
    Stewie: What?
    Announcer: ...and air!
    Stewie: Fuck off!
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