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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 school or work.

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


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  • Nagasarete Airantou
  • Ranma ½
    • At least one season 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.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Bear in the Big Blue House
  • Coupling (US version)
  • 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.
    • The Degrassi: Next Class seasons have a shorter version that still works as a variant of this, with pictures and videos from the regulars' social media flying by to show them hanging out with their friends.
  • Everybody Loves Raymond had the family introduced while passing by on a conveyor belt for a while.
  • The CBC's answer to All in the Family, King of Kensington, featured shop owner Larry King walking through the eponymous Toronto market neighborhood, schmoozing and holding court with other residents. Video.
  • Sesame Street
  • TV Funhouse
  • The Noddy Shop takes viewers on a mini-tour of the shop, where they encounter various characters.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • WWE 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.

    Western Animation 
  • Adventure Time begins its intro by zooming through different parts of Ooo, passing several characters along the way.
  • 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.
  • Transformers openings tend to use this, except for the series that animate the Transformers in CGI.
  • The Simpsons
  • 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.


Video Example(s):


The Noddy Shop theme

This theme song takes viewers on a tour of Notions, Oddities, Doodads and Delights of Yesterday.

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