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When a work is adapted into a different medium, there is a tendency to subtitle that work with the format of the new adaptation. For example, a TV show called ''[[AliceAndBob Bob And Alice]]'', when [[TheFilmOfTheSeries adapted into a movie]], will be called ''Bob and Alice: TheMovie''.

Because this is an uncreative and predictable method of naming something, it's a good sign that the adaptation is a cheap tie-in product knocked out to ride the coattails of a more popular work (this is especially true of things [[LicensedGame adapted into video games]]). [[TropesAreNotBad This is not necessarily true, however]], and just as frequently the system is simply used as a way to disambiguate different works in a franchise.

This is a fluid trope. Sometimes, if an adaptation becomes more popular than the original work, it'll drop the subtitle, while in other cases, if a new adaptation is produced, a show that didn't originally have a subtitle will have one added on. Many times, these are even added on by fans.

ColonCancer is a frequent result of this trope, especially if an adaptation of an adaptation is made. Take, for example, this gem: ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration: [[ComicBookAdaptation The Manga]]''.

Compare {{Trope 2000}}, SuperTitle64Advance. Contrast ElectricBoogaloo, TheOriginalSeries. See also TheForeignSubtitle.

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!!Examples (listed by medium):

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[[folder: Parodies: ]]

* ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy: The Movie: The Game''
* Parodied by ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' with ''Hee Haw The Next Generation''
* ''AMVHell 3: The Motion Picture''
** ''AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture II: AMV Hell 4: The Last One.''
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Colon Movie [[ShapedLikeItself Film for Theaters]]''
* Parodied in-film for ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'': TheMerch
** The characters also [[BreakingTheFourthWall refer to the movie]] as ''Spaceballs: The Movie'', even though it isn't an adaptation of anything.
* ''[[GUComics Lego Star Wars: The Movie]]''
* ''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Movie]]''.
** ''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yu-Gi-Oh! The Other Abridged Movie]]''.
* ''The WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether Movie: The Movie!''.
* ''PennyArcade'''s [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/2/25/ Dungeon Siege: The Movie]] (directed by Uwe Boll)
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Movie: The Game]]
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Game: The Movie]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' Act 6 has ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff: The Moive'' [sic]
** Also ''The Movovie'', ''The The Film'' and ''The Movle''.
* ''ComicBook/DamageControl: The Movie'', an in-universe example.

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[[folder: [[Animated Adaptation The Animated Series: ]]
]][[note]]Animated "The Series" go here too.[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' (on screen title was merely ''Star Trek'', used on video releases)
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' (well before this one came out, there had been several Superman cartoons that didn't get this treatment)
* ''{{Spider-Man The Animated Series}}''
** ''Spider-Man: The NEW Animated Series''
** ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan Animated Series'' - That's what it says in the title sequence.
* ''AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes: The Animated Series''
* ''WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture: The Animated Series''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheMask The Mask: The Animated Series]]''
* ''SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}: The Animated Series''
* ''Series/{{Alf}}: The Animated Series''
* ''RoboCopTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''Kong: The Animated Series''
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh: The Animation'' (Because Azuanime just doesn't sound right.)
* ''GodzillaTheSeries'' ("animated" is missing in this one)
* ''[[RagnarokOnline Ragnarok]] The Animation''
* ''PoliceAcademy: The Animated Series''
* ''[[Anime/{{Persona 4}} Persona 4: The Animation]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} The Animation'' (There's no colon)
* ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians: The Series''
* ''TransformersAnimated'' (More an AlternateContinuity than an adaptation)
* ''Kurokami: The Animation''
* ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}: The Animated Series''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMummy: The Animated Series''
* ''Evolution: The Animated Series'', better known as ''Alienators: Evolution Continues''
* ''[[{{Zeiram}} Iria: Zeiram The Animation]]'' (based on a Japanese live-action movie called "Zeiram")
* ''[[Series/ElChavoDelOcho El Chavo: La Serie Animada]]'' (or alternately, "El Chavo Animado")
* ''[[FraggleRock Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series]]''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} Beetlejuice: The Animated Series]]''
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' ([[ScriptFic which is actually a fan fic]])
* ''[[TheRealGhostbusters S.O.S. Fantômes: La Serie Animée]]''[[note]]Had the previous unrelated live-action series by {{Filmation}} not existed, the show likely would have invoked this trope in the U.S. as well.[[/note]]
* ''GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''[[Anime/{{Supernatural}} Supernatural: The Animation]]''
* ''Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile: The Musical'', an animated special created in 1987 for {{HBO}} based on the storybook ''The House on East 88th Street''[[note]]The title was originally taken from the book's sequel.[[/note]]
* ''[[PunkyBrewster Punky Brewster]]: The Animated Series'' (more commonly referred to as "It's Punky Brewster"; however, it was never called by this exact name onscreen)
* ''[[Series/TheMuppetShow Pigs in Space]]: The Animated Series'' (aired as part of the ''very'' short lived series ''LittleMuppetMonsters'')
* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa: The Animation''
* ''NyanpireTheAnimation''
* ''Anime/RODTheTV'', the SequelSeries to an {{OVA}}.

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[[folder: [[Comic Book Adaptation The Comic Book ]]
]] or [[/folder]]

[[folder: The Manga: ]]

* The aforementioned ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration - The Manga''.
** ''Likewise, Franchise/StarTrek - The Manga''
* ''{{Clerks}}: The Comic Book''
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=A's/StrikerS=] The Comics''
* ''ComicBook/PrinceOfPersiaTheGraphicNovel''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: [[Licensed Game The Game ]]
]] or [[/folder]]

[[folder: The Board Game: ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}: The Game''
* ''MiamiVice: The Game''
* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}: The Game''
* ''Series/HellsKitchen: The Video Game''
* ''HannahMontana: The Movie: The Game''
* ''Creator/PeterJackson's Film/KingKong: The Official Game of the Movie''
* ''Creator/JamesCameron's Film/{{Avatar}}: The Game''
* ''Series/{{Lost}}: The Game''[[note]]You just did[[/note]] and ''Lost: The Video Game'' (also known as ''Lost: Via Domus'' in North America)
* {{Lego Adaptation Game}}s ''Lego Franchise/StarWars: The Video Game'', ''Lego Franchise/{{Batman}}: The Video Game'', and ''Film/TheLegoMovie Videogame''
* ''[[Disney/{{Hercules}} Disney's Hercules]]: Action Game''
* ''[[Wiki/TVTropes TV Tropes]]: The Party Game. [[http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/6381161#6381161 No, really.]]''
* ''VideoGame/BlackRockShooter: The Game''
* ''Videogame/TheSimpsonsGame''

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[[folder: The Movie: (see also, The Film Of The Book) ]]

* ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''
* ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'' and ''Anime/{{Pokemon 3}}: The Movie''.
* ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' and ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie]]''.
* [[TransformersTheMovie The Transformers: The Movie]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''
* ''TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie''
* ''Film/{{Superman}} (1978)'' was also called ''Superman: The Movie''
* ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie'' (called that everywhere except in the opening credits)
* ''Film/BatmanTheMovie''
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha The Movie 1st''
* ''Film/{{Slugs}}: The Movie''
* Subversion: The live-action film adaptation of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' is simply called ''Film/StreetFighter''. However, the two video game versions that were released both carried the title of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterTheMovie''.
** The anime version on the other hand, ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'', plays this straight.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh: The Movie''
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}: The Movie'' (Two ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' films and one ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' film edited together)
* ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'' is {{retronym}}ed to have a ": The Movie" tag on its DVD case.
* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' ''the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa'' and ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist the Movie: The Sacred Star of Milos''
* ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' ''The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow''
** ''Naruto The Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel''
** ''Naruto The Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom''
** ''[[ColonCancer Naruto: Shippuden: the Movie]]''
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' ''The Movie: Memories of Nobody''
** ''Bleach The Movie 2: The [=DiamondDust=] Rebellion''
* ''Manga/OnePiece the Movie: Dead End no Boken'' (''Dead End Adventure'')
** ''One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta''
** ''Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld''
* ''[[KeroroGunsou Chou Gekijou-ban Keroro Gunsou]]'' (literally, "Sgt. Frog: The Super Movie")
** ''Gekijouban'', literally meaning Theater Edition, is commonly prefixed before movie adaptations of Japanese series.
* ''ZeitgeistTheMovie'', technically not an adaptation of anything, but the name makes a lot of people think that it is.
* ''Cardcaptors: The Movie'' (or ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura The Movie'' (depending which version you get)
* ''GIJoe: The Movie''
* ''HannahMontana: The Movie''
* ''TheGongShow Movie''
* ''MyLittlePony: The Movie''
* ''NarutoShippuden: The Movie''
* ''ThePowerPuffGirls Movie''
* ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer: The Movie''
* ''The [[SuiteLifeOnDeck Suite Life]] Movie''
* ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie''
* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace: The Movie''
* ''Film/TheLegoMovie''
* There is a ScriptFic "movie" series that features ''Luke Cage: The Movie'', ''Iron Fist: The Movie'', and ''Heroes For Hire: The Movie''.

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[[folder: The Musical: ]]

* ''Franchise/EvilDead: The Musical''
* ''[[http://www.fellowshipthemusical.com Fellowship! The Musical]]''
* ''Theatre/LegallyBlonde: The Musical''
* ''[[InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt David Warrack's]] Rob Roy - The Musical''
* ''The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein'' (This is actually the official title of the musical. No colon. It's so official, they had to read out the whole name for each of its nominations on the Tony awards broadcast.)
* ''Vanities: A New Musical''
* WebVideo/HumanCentipedeTheMusical
* ''The Book Of Job: The Musical''
* ''Urinetown: The Musical'', although not an adaptation of anything.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Next Generation: (and similar names) ]]

* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
* ''[[Series/DegrassiHigh Degrassi]]: [[Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]''
* ''[[BeverlyHills90210 90210]]: The Next Generation'' (working/advertised title)
* ''Anime/SpeedRacer: The Next Generation''
* ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacreTheNextGeneration''
* ''RevengeOfTheNerds: The Next Generation''
* ''{{Series/Bonanza}}: The Next Generation''
* ''[[TheLoveBoat Love Boat]]: The Next Wave''
* ''Series/PoltergeistTheLegacy''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheCritic Hee Haw: The Next Generation]]''. Worf can do a mean hambone solo.
* ''SavedByTheBell: The New Class''
* ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines Castlevania: The New Generation]]'' (in Europe)
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII: New Generation'' (the first installment in the trilogy)
* ''[[CareBears Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation]]'' (a subversion; this movie is a ContinuityReboot)
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' ("GX" meaning "Generation [=NeXt=]")

[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Pinball: ]]

* ''[[Pinball/BackToTheFuture Back to the Future: The Pinball]]''
* ''[[Pinball/IndianaJonesThePinballAdventure Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure]]''
* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimePinball''
* ''[[Pinball/MrAndMrsPacManPinball Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man Pinball]]''
* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesPinball''
* ''VideoGame/PokemonPinball''
* ''Pinball/TheSimpsonsPinballParty''
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekPinball''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Series: ]]

* ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' (later dropped when it became more popular than the movie)
* ''{{Lexx}}: The Series''
* ''PoliceAcademy: The Series''
* ''Series/FridayThe13thTheSeries''
* ''Series/FXTheSeries''
* ''[[Series/{{Blade}} Blade: The Series]]''
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' ([[NonIndicativeName actually a]] ScriptFic)
* ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries''

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[[folder: Other ]]

* Several theme parks have "Batman: The Ride", "Batman: The Stunt Show" or both.
* The heavily mocked ''OnIce!'' phenomenon of the 1990s.
** Parodied on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' with ''Dangeresque: Put 'Em on Ice!''
** Also parodied by the name of ''TheSimpsons'' [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]] documentary ''The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!''
** SonicForHire has "Sonic: On Ice!"
* ''FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance [[RadioDrama Radio Edition]]''
* The [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/conversations.php?topic=liveblogs Live Bloginations forum section]] of this site has a number of "Title: The Liveblog" or variations thereof.
** Threads in general sometimes get titles like "Subject of the Thread: The Thread."
* TheAbridgedSeries: The whole genre.
* ''MichaelJackson: The Experience'' (a video game)
* ''{{Moyashimon}}: [[LiveActionAdaptation The Drama]]''
* ''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime New Spring]] The Novel'' (originally a short story).
* The entire title of ''FanFic/ZanyToTheMax'' is ''[[AuthorAvatar Makko Warner]] Presents WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}: Zany to the Max''. The "Makko Warner Presents" part of the title is there because Makko Warner is the AuthorAvatar.
** ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures: [[FanFic/TinyToonAdventuresClassOf2009 Class of 2009]]'', by the same author.
* Parodied by ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', in which every piece of fake merchandise is called "Spaceballs: The [Product]", as in "Spaceballs: The Breakfast Cereal," "Spaceballs: [[RefugeInAudacity The Flamethrower]]," etc. [[http://spaceballs.wikia.com/wiki/Spaceballs:_The%E2%80%A6 The full list can be found here.]]

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