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Fake TV cartoon series (Tooter Turtle)

Tooter Turtle

This is a fake TV cartoon series and must be removed from the database.

Tooter Turtle is a segment of King Leonardo and His Short Subjects, which is already listed on IMDb.

It looks as if this fake series has no information not already included on the King Leonardo page. It seems to be safe to delete outright.

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9 months ago

Hi @jay_spirit -

Can you clarify if there was ever a separate series release under a "Tooter Turtle" series banner?  Or were these cartoons only released as segments within episodes of "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects"?

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@Michelle​ 

There is no series called "Tooter Turtle" and never has been.

The Tooter Turtle segments were originally part of "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects."

Later, the segments were packaged as a part of other cartoon series.

But there has never been a series called "Tooter Turtle." It's safe to delete it outright.

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By the way, there's a crying need (of both contributors and users) to have theatrical short subjects, and short subjects within a TV series, listed as their own series.

I can understand this.

IMDb may want to consider a new feature. Link series.

A link series will have links, instead of episodes.

For example, the "Tooter Turtle" link series will list the titles of all 39 segments. And all the titles will include links that lead to the original "King Leonardo" episodes. 

Another example. The original "Tom and Jerry" cartoons are listed on IMDb as separate theatrical shorts. A "Tom and Jerry" link series will list the titles of these shorts and include links to each of their pages.

A link series will even work for feature-length series, such as the James Bond series. The "James Bond" link series will list all the titles (the way a Wikipedia page does) and include links to each of their pages.

IMDb may want to consider this simple idea and carry it out soon. Contributors are making a mess of the database because they need these link series to exist, the way they do on Wikipedia and the Big Cartoon Database.

It will be one less headache for staffers and one more reason for users to come to IMDb for their movie and TV information before going to Wikipedia or the Big Cartoon Database.

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8 months ago

Hi @jay_spirit -

Just circling back here, I have now removed the separate series title listing for "Tooter Turtle".

Thanks again for reporting!