Welcome Titles

A Title Sequence done in the same format as the show itself. Original footage is created to showcase elements of the show's world. Often, this takes the form of a main character walking though his neighborhood, greeting other characters on their way to work.

Fairly common in animation, but rare otherwise, probably due to the cost of creating such footage.


  • Coupling (US version)
  • Sesame Street
  • The Simpsons
  • TV Funhouse
  • Everybody Loves Raymond had the family introduced while passing by on a conveyor belt for a while.
  • At least one season of Ranma had a brief segment after the Anime Theme Song titles introducing the main characters.
    • Several of the later OVA episodes began with a song called "Where Do We Go From Here", during which the various cast members were shown around the neighborhood and/or on their way to school.
  • Nagasarete Airantou
  • Bear in the Big Blue House
  • Monday Night Raw had titles like this for a while, featuring Steve Austin. Oh, and the supporting cast were all fighting. And "neighborhood" was a disused factory on fire.
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation from seasons 1-5, and then in seasons 8-12, had the camera move around school to show the regulars in their natural environments.
  • Transformers openings tend to use this, except for the series that animate the Transformers in CGI.
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! has an intro in the first season that shows the founding Avengers assembling to save New York City from HYDRA forces. Season Two's intro, in contrast, uses a mix of original and recycled footage.
  • Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
  • X-Men begins each episode in the first four seasons with the X-Men demonstrating their powers while their codenames appear onscreen, then fighting various villains.
  • Adventure Time begins its intro by zooming through different parts of Ooo, passing several characters along the way.