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Anime & Manga
- ADV Films had some wonderful "ADVidNotes" tracks on several of their comedy anime DVDs.
Films — Animation
- Included on the 101 Dalmatians DVD. Two sets, actually: One for the "fans" (which are more complex details on how the movie was made), and one for the "family" (side notes, plot points relating to the original book, points being brought up in the live-action films and TV series, etc.)
- The Blu-Ray Discs of Sleeping Beauty and Pinocchio have pop up tracks including trivia for both demographics.
Films — Live-Action
- Apparently a popular Bonus Material for DVDs.
- Edgar Wright seems to be a fan. It's an option on Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
- High School Musical did this.
- This was an option on Monty Python and the Holy Grail DVD.
- The Star Trek 2-disc DVD sets have a subtitle option where Michael and Denise Okuda can give text commentary on this kind of stuff.
- Source Code has one of these, strangely enough.
- Legend Films' edition of Plan 9 from Outer Space includes a trivia text feature.
- The Back to the Future trilogy came to DVD with "Animated Anecdotes" for each movie. The later Blu-Ray set contains these anecdotes, sans animation, as well as an option to point out "setups and payoffs".
- Each DVD in the Spider-Man Trilogy has a "Spidey-Sense" trivia track.
- The Alien Anthology Blu-Ray set has a "Weyland-Yutani Datastream" deliver factoids about each movie.
- The Sound of Music has a "Your Favorite Things" Blu-Ray extra that allows viewers to watch the movie with pop-up windows containing trivia, behind-the-scenes pictures, and an interactive quiz (and sing-along subtitles for the songs).
- Some TV airings of Braveheart have this, giving historical notes and production notes. Sometimes they swerved into Captain Obvious territory, such as explaining that a character was grieving for their dead father while it was happening on screen.
- For a while in the mid 2000s, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema movies offered via video-on-demand through cable systems came with "Movies that Pop"- the trivia track would be baked into the movie (given how VOD works, it's understandable that you couldn't turn it off).
- Disney Channel seems to be a fan of this. It aired a version of Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie that had these and if memory serves they did the same with Starstruck.
- They also did it with Jump In.
- The American cable network AMC sometimes shows DVD_TV: a movie with subtitles that have information taken from the movie's DVD.
- Lost eventually started doing this with its reruns.
- Animal Planet loves this trope, and applies it to renamed reruns of their popular series:
- MythBusters has "Buster's Cut".
- When The Drew Carey Show had "spot the mistake" contest episodes, the reruns would point out each mistake via pop-ups.
- The first-season DVD of The Muppet Show has a special "Muppet Morsels" subtitle track.
- Every classic Doctor Who DVD features production information subtitles.
- "Doctor's Notes", a rebroadcast of Season 9/35 on BBC America.
- GSN had a special week of Let's Make a Deal episodes that would have pop up bubbles with information, such as the current price of Turtle Wax and Monty Hall's real name.
- The NickMom channel debuted by airing The Brady Bunch with pop-up style "comments" from Carol Brady.
- Sabrina the Teenage Witch aired an episode featuring these. Originally billed as produced by the same team as Pop Up Video, which was later shown to be a marketing ploy between ABC and VH1 without the team's consent.
- Certain Star Trek shows have done this on certain DVD releases.
- Parking Wars has bits of trivia popup periodically.
- CSI: Miami did this on at least one rerun, with the 'Bullet Points' accompanied by a gunshot sound.
- Deadliest Catch from Season 8 onward, combining trivia with Tweets from fans and crew.
- The Grand Tour uses Amazon's "X-Ray Vision" feature in this fashion, with vehicle specs, song track info, translations for more obscure Britishisms, behind-the-scenes facts, and general snarkery.
- NWA On Fire, which shows classic NWA matches, has little infoboxes giving possibly informative bits of trivia about the wrestlers & matches being shown.
- YouTube allows you to add annotations to your uploaded videos, which can invoke this.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender: Avatar Extras
- Ben 10 and Star Wars: Clone Wars both do this in Australia.
- The Wacky Races DVD set has a "Trivia Track" on the first two episodes, "See-Saw to Arkansas" and "Creepy Trip to Lemon Twist".
- Parodied in The Simpsons episode "Weekend at Burnsie's." Marge gets out a box of old clothes, and pop-ups identify the episodes they supposedly featured in, such as a fedora with a hole in it from "Who Shot Grampa's Hat?"
- The 20th Anniversary Edition of Transformers: The Movie has the "Matrix of Knowledge" as this type of option on the first disc.
- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! has a series of DVD bonus features, The Avengers Unmasked, which provide a variation of this.
- The season 3 DVD set of Spongebob Squarepants had these for three episodes.
- Titan Maximum's DVD had this as a feature for one episode. The caption bubble acted as if it were a character in itself, and mentioned knowing the Pop-Up Video caption bubble.