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At the beginning of the ClosingCredits, a short clip of each of the major characters is shown and caption shows the actor's name. The clips are usually from scenes earlier in the show/film, but sometimes they might be extra footage.

Much more common back in TheThirties, when this trope was sometimes used at the beginning of the movie to introduce the cast. Creator/WarnerBrothers did this for all its films in the first years of the sound era.


[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''{{Shrek}} 2'' and ''Shrek Forever After''
* ''Disney/RobinHood'' does this at the beginning (as DisneyAnimatedCanon films didn't have full closing credits until TheEighties, preferring simple "The End" title cards).

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/NineteenFortyOne''
* ''Film/AbsoluteBeginners''
* ''{{Airplane}}''
* ''Film/BabyFace''
* ''[[TheBadNewsBears The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training]]''
* ''Film/{{Battleground}}''
* ''Film/{{Bernie}}''
* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', ''Film/BurkeAndHare'', ''Literature/TheStupids'', and ''Film/TradingPlaces'', all directed by Creator/JohnLandis
* ''Bustin' Loose''
* ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'', in which the famous opening scene of the runners on the beach is re-run at the end with the actor's names on the screen.
* ''Film/{{Chicago}}''
* ''Film/CitizenKane'' and ''Film/TheMagnificentAmbersons'', the first two films directed by Creator/OrsonWelles. Welles did not include himself in the video credits for ''Kane'' despite playing the lead role, instead burying his own credit at the bottom of a quick list of minor characters. For ''The Magnificent Ambersons'', Welles not only had video credits but ''narrated'' video credits, with Welles reading off the actors' names as they appear in turn ("Joseph Cotten played Eugene Morgan") and reading off the crew's names with appropriate video clips (for example, a shot of a film camera as Welles says "the photographer (i.e., cinematographer) was Stanley Cortez").
* ''Film/CityLimits'' reminded us which of the cast survived the film by listing them by [Actor] ''is/was'' [Character] (e.g. John Stockwell ''is'' Lee; Dean Devlin ''was'' Ernie), except for the [[SpecialGuest Special Appearances By]] credits (Special Appearance by Robbie Benson ''as'' Carver; and Creator/JamesEarlJones as Albert).
* ''Literature/CloudAtlas'' uses this trope to show each of the many roles each of the principal actors played in the movie.
* ''The Comedy of Terrors''
* ''Film/ConAir''
* ''Film/{{Delicatessen}}''
* ''Film/TheDeerHunter''
* ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid'', as it is an AffectionateParody of 1940s FilmNoir. The credits also showcase the "cameos" of 1940s actors cut into the film.
* ''Film/DinnerAtEight''
* ''Film/{{Dogma}}''
* ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt'' featured credits like this framed in ornamental picture (or possibly mirror) frames
* The ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' and ''BuckRogers'' serials always did this at the beginning of their first few chapters. The later episodes of each serial would omit the cast portraits.
* ''Film/FootlightParade''
* ''[[Film/FortySecondStreet 42nd Street]]''
* ''Film/HalfPastDead2''
* ''Film/InsideMan''
* In ''Film/IntoTheWoods'', the final reprise of the title song is presented like this, much like ''Film/{{Chicago}}''.
* ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack''
* ''Film/KillBill'', at the end of the second film.
* ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'' (1937 version)
* ''TheLittleRascals'' (1994)
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' (1986 version)
* ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]'': As the last of the movie trilogy it's the only one to have "real" closing credits, with photos of the cast treated to look like hand-drawn art.
** Likewise with ''[[Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies]]''.
* ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' -- for all the good it did them.
* ''Film/{{Marty}}''
* ''Film/{{Mash}}''
* ''Film/MrBeansHoliday''
* ''Film/{{Nixon}}''
* ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie''
* ''Film/OSS117CairoNestOfSpies''.
* ''Film/{{Predator}}'' (with new footage of everyone laughing and happy, except for a truly scared [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Arnie]])
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride''
* ''Film/TheProducers'' (original film only)
* ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDeadNecropolis''
* Played with in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'', where only the big-name ''cameos'' are featured this way.
* ''SeedOfChucky''
* All the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' films
* The 2009 edition of ''Film/SherlockHolmes''
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''
* ''Film/TheSting'': The opening credits.
* ''Film/StuartLittle 2''
* ''Film/TwelveAngryMen''. Somewhat necessary, considering that no character is named onscreen.
* ''Film/{{Windtalkers}}''
* ''Film/TheWildGeese''
* Seemed to have been popular with shot-on-video horror films, such as ''Film/{{Sledgehammer}}, Cannibal Campout'' and ''Satan Claus''
* ''Film/TheLastPictureShow''

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* A fair number of BBC sitcoms (all written by David Croft) of the '70s and '80s accompanied by the caption "You have been watching" (later adopted as the name of a [[Series/YouHaveBeenWatching panel show]]) including:
** ''Series/DadsArmy''
** ''Series/AlloAllo''
** ''Series/HiDeHi'' -- though the actors are not in character. This is particularly noticable with Diane Holland (who plays snobbish Yvonne) and Leslie Dwyer (who plays miserable old man Mr Partridge) as both actors generally beam happily in the credits.
** ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'': Since the episodes are practically teleplays, the clips are of the actors -- sometimes not in-character -- after completing the episode.
** And even into the '90s with ''Series/GraceAndFavour'' (a.k.a. ''Are You Being Served Again''), ''Series/YouRangMLord'', and ''Series/OhDoctorBeeching'' (about the last series to use them).
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'' (series finale only)
* Many MTM sitcoms did this for the supporting cast and guest stars, including ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'', ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', and ''Series/{{Taxi}}''.
* ''{{Miranda}}'' does it too, as a loving parody of the sitcoms of the 70s, although there is NoFourthWall during them, and the actors wave to the camera.
* Done in ''Series/AshesToAshes''. Set to [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome heart-warming music]] the finale credits feature clips of the characters laughing and smiling. All the more touching as you realise just how little they did it and the overly devastating theme of the final episode.
* Many of the intros to Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses did this with the three main characters.
* The final episode of ''Series/BabylonFive'' ended with a long credit sequence showing all the regular cast (actually the regular cast of the penultimate series, for complicated reasons) in their first and last appearances in internal chronology. They also included the ''Entire'' crew.
* ''Series/TheInvaders'' did this in the opening titles, with Roy Thinnes appearing after the main title (usually in a different clip each week) and the guest cast after the opening narration. In all cases the actors' names were read by the narrator but did not appear on screen.
* ''Series/{{Rentaghost}}'' in the British sitcom tradition, but not in the usual style of children's TV.