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List of highest-grossing animated films of the 1980s at AfD[]

Hi. Please see this discussion. Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 09:32, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

Pinocchio RM[]

If anyone wants to stick their nose into this requested move, feel free to do so. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 09:38, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

{{Rotten Tomatoes prose}} used in 100+ articles[]

{{Rotten Tomatoes prose}} is now transcluded in 100+ articles. Although the TfD was closed as keep, I don't see consensus to use it, and transcluding it (as opposed to WP:SUBST) strikes me as running counter to Wikipedia:Template namespace#Guidelines #1. Can we revisit this, especially now that we have {{RT data}} and RottenBot running? Nardog (talk) 15:03, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

Sources for Indian Cinema[]

Hi, can tv series, or film series cast list have a cast which does not have any references or citation? There are a ton of wiki pages that have cast without citation, and they do not have any mantainence tag, but in some articles, many cast have been removed because they were unsourced. So, please clarify my doubt regarding this. Which is correct???Itcouldbepossible (talk) 13:36, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

The Worst Person in the World (film)[]

Hi. I don't know if anyone has seen this film and/or can help with the plot, but any work to make it more succinct would be most welcome. Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 10:33, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Stephen Hogan[]

Article is Stephen Hogan. Borderline notability and AFD discussion is voluminous. Was deleted at AFD [1] and then creator went to DRV [2] and AFD was re-opened. Needs expert eyes. Softlavender (talk) 23:48, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Notability Guideline for Future Films[]

There is a Request for Comments concerning the guideline on notability of future films currently at the film notability talk page. Robert McClenon (talk) 03:38, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

Here's the direct link: Wikipedia talk:Notability (films)#RfC: Should we replace the NFF policy with new text?El Millo (talk) 05:22, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

Individual Film Pages - Data point to add to the Sidebar at the Right[]

I would like for the Film sidebars (the ones giving the crs on the right side of the Wikipedia page) to list whether the film is in "Color" or "B/W." A good place to put this information would be above or below the "Running Time" datum.

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:1C0:CF00:6590:0:0:0:DBB2 (talk) 15:44, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

conflicting information for box office gross[]

Oliver & Company's infobox says Box office>$121 million. The reference to Shows only domestic, the "all territories" thing not working.

An American Tail has an infobox reporting $104.5 million. In the article it says The film has grossed up to $47 million in the United States and Canada, also known as the domestic box office, and $84 million worldwide.

Where is a reliable source of box office success? Dream Focus 14:35, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

There isn't one, The Numbers seems to report International Box Office as every single release ever, so if it was released 20 years later they just top up the BO with it, they don't separate it out. BOM has wildly varying figures that might deviate from one page to the next or be impossible altogether. I've just started adding ranges, for older films it's difficult to find exact figures. Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 14:55, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

RfC on whether and how to cover J. K. Rowling's trans-related views in the lead of her article[]

 – Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see: Talk:J. K. Rowling#RFC on how to include her trans-related views (and backlash) in the lead

I am "advertising" this RfC more broadly to relevant pages because someone selectively notified three socio-political wikiprojects that are likely to vote-stack the RfC with a single viewpoint, and the article already has a long history of factional PoV warring.

Central matters in this discussion and the threads leading up to it are labeling of Rowling, labeling of commenters on Rowling, why Rowling is notable, what is due or undue in the lead section, and whether quasi-numeric claims like "many", "a few", etc. in this context are legitimate or an OR/WEASEL issue.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  01:36, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

The idea that WikiProject Feminism and WikiProject Women Writers are likely to vote-stack the RfC with a single socio-political viewpoint doesn't seem especially plausible, and nobody at the Rowling page has questioned the relevance to the lead of the film adaptations.
But by all means, we do need fresh eyes on the lead of the article, which has seen a good deal of whitewashing and FALSEBALANCE POV-based ing. Newimpartial (talk) 02:16, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

Horror films, genre wars and sockfarms[]

Hi. Can anyone help with this query at WP:AN? Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 20:14, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

They found the person to be a a sock - see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Jinnifer. Hopefully this will help remind us of who this is in the future :-) MarnetteD|Talk 19:37, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

Home media releases[]

This template features dozens of articles on the home media release of every single film. See 2020 in home video as an example. There are over 1000 films listed in just this article. Most of them contain references to You may know that this source was recently classified as unreliable (WP:RSP/BLURAY). My questions are: Do these articles fall under WP:LISTCRUFT? Should they be merged? Can they be deleted? Some Dude From North Carolina (talk) 18:16, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

In the context of what's provided in the articles thus far, I'd say they don't really justify their existence; home video information (hopefully with more useful context) for said films should exist at those respective articles, and if they aren't notable enough to have an article then they shouldn't be on a list. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs talk 19:03, 29 November 2021 (UTC)


Could someone from the group please take a look at Draft:The_Ice_Age_Adventures_of_Buck_Wild. Given the coverage and the fact that it is now 2 months to release, is it ready for mainspace? Frankly it is more complete than 90% of drafts I see there.Naraht (talk) 07:16, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

@Naraht: While the film satisfies the guidelines at WP:NFF regarding animated films, I don't think the draft itself satisfies WP:GNG. Personally, (and this may be noted somewhere on the site as well) I use a rule of thumb of about 20 reliable sources in an article to consider it notable. There are currently 11 in the article, and I also notice some text in the production section without sources attached. So this needs some additional work still or more time for more sources to come through. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 16:58, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
Favre1fan93 Could you please respond at WP:AFCH in the appropriate section. (As for number of reliable sources, I've built articles on fraternities that have merged into others on a page in the 1935 Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities and two yearbooks. :) )Naraht (talk) 18:31, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Content fork[]

I came across the article Warner Bros. Pre-World War II, which seems like a content fork of the main Warner Bros article; it was also written as a WikiEd assignment. Any thoughts on what should happen to it? Rfl0216 (talk) 03:20, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

Any info that can be pulled out from it and merged to the WB article is probably the best thing that can be done. It needs an or with the time and inclination though :-) MarnetteD|Talk 03:36, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

Film ratings[]

As someone who goes through years of movies to see what I might want to watch, it would be very useful if there were a couple more ratings added than just Rotten Tomatoes and a few critics. Such as IMBD, Metacritic, MovieLens, and also adding user reviews to critic reviews (like critics gave the movie a 60%, and user ratings was 73%). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Weagesdf (talkcontribs) 17:40, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

Feel free to use a completely different website actually designed for film recommendations, thanks. Kingsif (talk) 17:41, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
Not IMDb, as it only uses audience reviews, which are not reliable. —El Millo (talk) 17:47, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
User ratings should not be added since anyone can review a film, even without watching it. Some Dude From North Carolina (talk) 17:59, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
I think MOS:FILM#Audience reception covers this pretty well. DonIago (talk) 18:17, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
There's also WP:FILMRATING. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 20:03, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
Not really; that speaks to the rating of the film's content (i.e. MPAA ratings of G/PG/R/etc.), not audience reception. DonIago (talk) 20:41, 3 December 2021 (UTC)