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The listing at the beginning or ending of a film/tv show that displays all people involved in producing the project.

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Why are some names briefly replaced by “… Groot” in the final credits?

In the ending credits of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, some names appear as Baby Groot or I am Groot(1) before being replaced by the person's name. What does this mean? (1) I don't remember the ...
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Why Flags are replaced with statue on disney logo building?

In Beauty and the Beast (2017), During opening scenes, Disney Logo used to have flags on building but this movie showed differently with statue of some winged man with spear in his hand on top of the ...
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Why was Gigi Hadid uncredited for 10 episodes of Silent Witness when she appeared?

Looking at Gigi Hadid's IMDb page, I noticed she'd been in 10 episodes of Silent Witness (a BBC drama). Is it normal for a celebrity to make appearances like this uncredited? I know normally that ...
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What defines an extra?

Me and my family are currently having a debate about what constitutes an extra in a movie. We have opposing theories about what makes a person's role in a film as an extra or as a proper character. ...
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Why isn't Steven Seagal listed in the opening credits?

In Executive Decision, Steven Seagal is not listed in the opening credits. His character dies fairly early in the film. Seagal is a well-known actor and it seems odd that he wouldn't be included in ...
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How is a role considered leading vs supporting? [duplicate]

Are there any rules or other metrics that help determine if a role is considered a leading one or a supporting role? Or is it more like a gut feeling? Clearly, the choice is obvious in many movies ...
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When is an actor's appearence considered a cameo?

What are the "guide lines" to define an actor appearence as a cameo? Are there some specs to define it? For example, max time on screen, max scene, max lines...
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Use of capital letters in credits

Does anyone know why on TV show's credits a lot of times the actor's first name is lower case and their last name is done in all caps?
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Why do these 4 names appear before the cast in the closing credits?

In Analyze This (1999), do these 4 names appear before the cast in the closing credits?
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Why are the Jessica Jones intro's endings different from each other?

Right in the ending of the Jessica Jones intro theme, it's usually shown her name, but not in some episodes. Or like in the first episode there is an A.K.A right in the front of her name. Here are ...
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In the opening credits of a TV show, why do some people get an “and” before their name? [duplicate]

In the opening credits of a TV show, I have seen that sometimes on the last actor/actress, they will get an "and" before their name. An example that comes to mind is on It's Always Sunny In ...
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What TV series has the longest opening credits?

I'm used to opening credits on TV shows being relatively short. HBO's Westworld series has an opening credit sequence that is 1 minute, 40 seconds long. Is that the longest opening credit sequence for ...
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Why was the opening credits sequence for The Newsroom changed for Season 2?

The opening credits for the first series of The Newsroom are a nostalgic tribute to the honorable tradition of truth-telling US news reporting. The second season changes this to a much busier ...
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Who did the uncredited Magic Voice for MST3k, prior Mary Jo Pehl?

The title says it all. I am mostly certain that it was Beth “Beez” McKeever, but I have only the sound of the voice as my evidence.
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What does C.A.S mean?

In movie's crew names, there is a C.A.S after a name. When I searched for it, I get Chemical Abstracts Service. I think it's not the meaning of this. What does C.A.S mean?
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First animated movie to put “bloopers” in end credits?

I'm guessing it was A Bug's Life (1998), but were there any previous animated movies to put mock bloopers in their end credits? (Related: First bloopers in any film's end credits.)
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Customs and decisions on putting bloopers in end credits

Who decides whether to put bloopers in end credits? I sort of feel like any comedy should pepper the end credits with bloopers, gags, or outtakes. I love them. Is there an industry view on the ...
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Most recent Hollywood feature film without closing credits

From the discussion at "When did Opening Credits become Closing Credits?", we learn that "the use of closing credits in film to list complete production crew and cast was not firmly established in ...
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Why are some executive producers credited individually?

I am watching Netflix Daredevil (2nd Season) and I noticed that whereas some executive producers appear collectively (Stan Lee among then), others are credited individually. Is there some reason for ...
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Which movie started the common practice of 2 sets of closing credits?

All movies have credits rolling at the end of the film. But some, many really, tend to have two sets of them. By that, I mean the first set tends to be very animated, and at the mid point, switch into ...
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When did 30 Rock start to show post-credit scenes?

30 Rock has a lot of post-credits scenes, but they didn't start in the beggining of the show. When did it start?
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What's the meaning of abbreviations in credits? (ASC, PGA, …)

In several credits, some names (usually among the first ones) have an abbreviation after their name like: A.C.E. A.S.C. ... Where does it come from? Do they mean something specific about their job?
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On the West Wing, why was Josh's assistant given so much screen time?

On the West Wing, all the president's support staff (Leo, Toby, CJ, Josh) have assistants. Josh Lyman's assistant Donna Moss has the most screen time and is the only one who is listed in the opening ...
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Why did the end credits in movies become a lot longer in the past decades?

I've been watching Psycho recently and noticed that the end credits were less than a minute. If I remember correctly other movies from before the 80s followed a similar pattern. So why do we now have ...
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Why aren't the songs from a TV show credited in the end credits?

Movies (feature films, if you prefer) always list the songs they feature at the end of the credits. Here's an example from Star Trek Into Darkness: But TV shows seem to answer to different rules. I ...
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Who designed the closing credits for Love & Mercy?

I'm trying to find the name of the design company (or individual) responsible for the credit sequence of this film. I see "Graphic Artist" is listed in the credits as Ellen Lampl... But I don't know ...
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Do producer credits now require “pga” after their names?

During the end credits of Star Trek Beyond, all the producers had their names followed by "p.g.a". This apparently stands for Producer's Guild of America certification. Are they required to append ...
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What are the colors on the globe in the 90s-00s Universal Studios logo?

In the Universal Studios logo which appears at the very beginning of movies appearing around the 90s-00s, there's a colored globe. My question is the significance of the colors on land. They don't ...
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Why are some regulars credited as Guest Starring? [duplicate]

I was watching a Person of Interest episode a few weeks ago. I noticed that the main star, Michael Emerson (who plays Harold Finch) was credited in the "With" part of the Starring credits. Also, ...
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In which Game of Thrones episode(s) the opening sequence shows the greatest number of locations?

This link revealed that the title sequence animators are limited in the amount of time they have to animate an opening (the length of the opening song), and the places shown/amount of time it takes to ...
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Fiction disclaimers on Non-Fiction movies

It's Memorial Day Weekend in the US, so I was watching one of my favorite Memorial Day movies; Hamburger Hill (1987). This movie is based on events surrounding the taking of Hill 937 in Vietnam. The ...
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Why “and” instead of “starring”? [duplicate]

LL Cool J, the rapper, stars in NCIS:LA as one of the main characters. However, his name is under "and" in the opening credits. Why is that? Is it because he is also a rapper? I am curious to know.
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Uncredited roles? Why do some actors go uncredited? [duplicate]

I noticed on some shows on IMDB actors are listed, but as uncredited, especially for major actors. Is this to do with the Screen Actors Guild, or for other reasons? Peter Capaldi went uncredited for ...
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What happened to the third post credit scene?

It was all over the news that Captain America: Civil War would have 3 post credit scenes. But in the final product we only got 2 post credit scenes: one mid-credit which worked as an epilogue, and one ...
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Are the comic strips in the Marvel logo relevant to each film?

In each MCU film, you get the Marvel logo will lots of different comic strips flashing on the screen. Do these strip differ to cater to what each film is about, or are they always the same?
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Why did Paul Reubens use a pseudonym for Flight of the Navigator?

In the 1986 film Flight of the Navigator, the ship's computer, Max, is voiced by Paul Reubens. Reubens was not credited by name, but rather under the pseudonym "Paul Mall". Why is Reubens credited ...
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Why do some opening credits alternate the name of the starring role?

I was watching a Living Single marathon and noticed how the opening credits alternated the starring role; first Queen Latifah was the star, then Kim Coles was the star; it continued to alternate. ...
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How does the Bacon number work exactly?

There is this commonly known meme about actors working together with Kevin Bacon and the associated "Bacon number" defining the degree of separation an actor has from Kevin Bacon based on ...
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When someone is shown via a photograph/prop, but they don't do any acting, how are they credited?

Sometimes, usually in TV shows, it might happen that an actor is shown via photograph or a prop of their body. They themselves don't make an appearance, and don't do any voice acting. For example, in ...
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Top-billed actor with the least screen time

What is the least amount of screen time, relative to the total running length, that the single highest-billed actor (or actress) has ever had in a feature-length, non-experimental film? (For the ...
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Why was Hugh Laurie credited as a Guest star in Friends?

I recently watched the episode The One with Ross's Wedding: Part Two of Friends, in which Hugh Laurie has a minor role. I noticed that he is mentioned in the credits as a Guest star. As a French ...
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Why do some shows have an opening credits voice over that explains the premise of the show?

This may not be a recent trend, though I've only personally noticed it in the last couple of years. Some shows will have a voiceover on the opening credits where the general premise of the show is ...
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Why was Billy Crudup not credited in “The Watch”? [duplicate]

In The Watch (2012), Billy Crudup plays a creepy neighbor. He has a lot of dialog, and several important/pivotal scenes in which he directly interacts with the main characters. Why was he not credited ...
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What is the first movie to show bloopers at end credits?

I am not asking about post credit scene; I am asking about bloopers. I've done research and found "Rush Hour (1998)" is the first movie to show bloopers at the end of the movie. Are there any older ...
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Are body doubles ever listed in movie credits?

Are body doubles (or any of their variants, such as stunt doubles or talent doubles) listed, together with the character they played, in the closing credits to a movie?
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Why was Joaquin Phoenix once credited as Leaf Phoenix early in his career?

I recently watched the Ron Howard movie Parenthood from 1989. I completely forgot that a young Joaquin Phoenix stars in the movie. I noticed that Joaquin is credited as Leaf . After some research,...
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How are Streets of Fire's end credits structured so unusually (or are they)?

It was only recently that I conciously noticed that Streets of Fire employs quite an unusual structure for its end credits. When the movie ends, first the cast list scrolls over a view of the last ...
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Why was Christopher Walken not credited in Sleepy Hollow?

Christopher Walken does not appear in the opening or end credits of Sleepy Hollow, although he has an important role as "Hesse". What is the reason for this? I searched a bit about this, but only ...
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Why aren't armorers listed in credits?

In productions with weapons the Armorer, a.k.a. Weapon Master, usually has a significant role -- certainly on par with other credited parties (like personal assistants, caterers, wranglers, animal ...
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Regarding Age of Ultron's post-credit scene

The movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have established the common procedure to place little scenes after and during the credits sequence, in order to hint at future movies or to give hardcore ...