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Thursday, July 13th, 2023 4:02 PM

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How to number cartoons in an anthology collection

I have the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection" series of DVD sets.  I see there is already an IMDB entry for at least the first volume, however there is no list of all the individual cartoons that are in the collection.

As these were originally shown in movie theaters as warmups to a movie, and were never broadcast on their own as TV episodes (though of course many showed up in the various "Bugs Bunny & Friends" TV shows), I didn't know how to handle this.

The Collection is a 4-disc DVD set with 14 cartoons per disc.  Should I equate each disc to a "Season", or just make it one season with 52 "episodes"?

Related question...is there a way to do a bulk upload?

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11 months ago

I didn't think IMDb supported creating a title for a DVD collection, despite there being 30+ of them for LT right now:

https://www.imdb.com/find/?q=Looney%20Tunes%20Golden%20Collection

If they do, then you need to link the individual toons as a shell episode, documented on this page:

https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/episode-guidelines/GDF7HR6CCCBKU3CP?ref_=helpsrall#

This is probably best handled with Lists. 

Here are my lists about Looney Tunes:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027965192/

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@bderoes​ : My reason for wanting to do this was I have my own home Plex server, and wanted to be able to view all these cartoons in there, as I do with movies and TV series, but these cartoon shorts were something of a quandry as to how to mix them in.

I see from your list that they may all exist as standalone titles, which just means I need to name the ripped files appropriately (example: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038333/?ref_=ttls_li_tt) I would need to name the file "Baseball Bugs (1946) DVD.mkv"

Do I understand this all correctly?

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@Ricker42​ 

Yes, all the toons should exist as separate titles, because that's how they were initially released. I haven't checked lately to see if they have been inappropriately merged elsewhere (which has happened to toons/titles from time to time). Perhaps you can report back here if you don't find one/some, or find it as an episode instead of as an independent title.

I hope a staff member will reply to this thread about all the titles that I think should be removed (the dvd collection titles).

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Hi @Ricker42 -

As @bderoes mentioned above, the titles will need to be listed as separate standalone films on the site.  Unfortunately, over the years there have been instances where these types of titles were incorrectly listed as an anthology  series, but we do not allow this.

If there is a series banner that later screened the film as an episode, we can list the cartoon title as an episode but this would be a shell-episode (mostly empty except for release date), and all the primary title information would display on the original standalone title page.

I hope this helps!

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Thanks @Michelle .  I'm slowlying going through my ripped collection and using the standalone movie info to appropriately name my files, and Plex is dealing with them fine.

I'd recommend finding and removing the "movie" entries in IMDB that are for the DVD collections to help others in the future.  One such entry is here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt26743903

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@Michelle​ Regarding this idea: "If there is a series banner that later screened the film as an episode, we can list the cartoon title as an episode but this would be a shell-episode (mostly empty except for release date), and all the primary title information would display on the original standalone title page."

Please keep in mind that, at least in the USA, television series episodes tend to be 30 or 60 minutes long including commercials, whereas these Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoons averaged about 7 minutes long. Thus, a TV series that focused on broadcasting these cartoons would typically include at least 3 different cartoons in each episode, and it would usually be inaccurate for a single cartoon to constitute a shell episode.

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Hi @Ricker42​ -

My apologies for the delayed response.  The series title you reported has now been removed.  Cheers!

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Hi @gromit82​ -

My apologies for the delayed reply.  Thanks for the call-out here, I am raising this with our Policy team and will be sure to follow-up with a Help Guide update.