After in-depth discussion and examination, we have decided to simplify the display of Characters on IMDb, focusing our on-going efforts towards title specific character details. While in concept, we love the idea of character data spanning across all titles, in practice we do not feel our past experience lived up to expectations. The majority of our previous character pages were dead ends, without any related content, providing a confusing and disjointed experience. The filmography credits were often unusable, and the bios many times were inconsistent given numerous disparate story lines. While the previous experience had drawbacks, we truly appreciate all the hard work of everyonewho contributed to characters over the years. That said, as of today, we are simplifying the experience, allowing us to retain the character concept while building a foundation for future growth.
With today’s release we have begun this transition. Our new character experience will support title specific images, quotes, and keywords. Moving forward we will no longer support character filmography, biographies, videos, character lists or polls. To aid in this transition, we are temporarily retaining our prior character experience until Dec 6th. This will provide our users time to archive any character lists, polls or biographies which they previously created or contributed towards. If you wish to migrate any character lists or polls, we recommend rebuilding the content with an image list. Existing character lists can also be archived by selecting the “Export this list” option. During this transition, we have temporarily retained the character search option, but will suspend support after Dec 6th. In the coming months, we plan to re-enable character search based on our new experience.
We understand this is a significant change which was made only after careful consideration. We appreciate your understanding.
Here is an example of the new experience
A character filmography for The Joker from the Batman franchise, for example, can often be rendered somewhat useless due to the hundreds of fan-films listed on IMDb alongside all of the "real" movies where the character has been played. It would be great if the option existed to filter between the two.
Hello, let's say I want to search every "cowboy" character, where do I go to search it on imdb so I can have a whole list of movies with cowboy in it ???
Any chance you'll be announcing functionality and timeframes for new character pages soon? If so, can you please add it to the original announcement? Even though this thread is "only" 3 pages long, I still didn't want to read through it to see if anything good had been said about character filmographies.
I didn't use them often, but today I had 2 uses:
- I wanted to confirm that the 17 titles on the Pepe Le Pew dvd was the complete Pepe filmography. I could try to slog through Mel Blanc's (or Chuck Jones') oeuvre, but I think I can find a better non-IMDb resource for my purpose.
- I wanted to know when the first Roadrunner & Coyote cartoon premiered, and how many were released before 1965, which is the oldest 'toon on a RR&C dvd. Again, could try to find such titles manually in Chuck Jones' list, but I'm sure there's a Looney Tunes wiki out there waiting for me.
Not a world-peace level issue (then again, what if a world leader gets cranky because of changes here, and, and, ... ), but it would be nice to know what the future likely holds.
Or are character filmographies officially not on any foreseeable horizon?
My main peeve is the loss of "character" linking. It was easy to look up how many times a character had been used, or how many actors had played him/her (and how many times). Now no longer possible. :-(
Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Upcoming changes to several IMDb features.
Just found out this has disappeared just as I was trying to find out which actor replaced another actor in a TV Series...
i.e. Game of Thrones changed the actor that played "Daario Naharis" played by "Ed Skrein" replaced by "Michiel Huisman"
So, I've had this old list with my favourite characters on the following link: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls006468071/
About a week ago I've noticed that it only gives me a big fat 404.
I was hoping it was a temporary thing, but it's still gone.
I'm using Facebook login, dunno, do you need any other info?
Also, is it possible to export my lists?
'Cause this one was not that important, but if my watchlists go, I'll be very pissed.
Hello. I put some character biographies on some of the characters in a film called: The other side of the lake. 2016. They seem to have just disappeared. I am concerned as the film is based on a short story that I wrote and I also appeared in it.
Hi guys, I don't know if this question was asked before but I am new here so bare it with me. I believe IMDB is great, a fantastic place to find all the data you need about movies and actors but recently they changed something. You know when you used to go on a movie lets take as an example "Iron Man" (big fan of Marvel and DC sorry) and when you could see all the actors and the roles that they were playing you could click on "Iron Man" and you could see all previous games, movies, cartoons and so on which Iron Man appeared, new I don;t know how to do that.
It shows quotes and other stuff. Can you please help
“A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.”
"Looks like I'm walking."
“I don’t love you anymore. Goodbye.”
In the drop-down menu from the Search box, there used to be a selection for "Character".
I watch movies (particularly on vaughnlive.tv) which are free, but I have no control over when the movie starts. Therefore, I'm often tuning into a movie in the middle, and have no idea as to the title. I used to be able to search on a character name and subsequently identify the movie, but the IMDb's character search feature has gone AWOL.
I REALLY would like to see that character-search feature returned!!
Today we are modifying the display of Characters across IMDb.
November 14, 2017
by Nic Bachhuber, Official Rep
Joined on October 17, 2014
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How many Characters are listed ?
Not updated since Sat Dec 9 2017 (?)
Titles: 4,734,693 (Year Range: 1874 - 2025)
People : 8,702,001 (Credits: 91,169,747)
Actor : 20,267,616
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July 6 2018
SurpriZed II (2019)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8665500/reference - 8,665,500 titles
Laura Santana (VI)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9956000/ - 9,956,000 Names
Some of these pages are blank
= Just a BUMP =
Bring back the character pages for Lists and Polls
95% of GS is for Lists and Polls
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1. As part of this change, IMDb will no long be supporting character lists
and polls after Dec 6, 2017.
by Dan Dassow, Champion
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I used to be able to search by character name. That went away a couple of years ago. 2 years ago, there are posts in these community boards saying that the ability to search by character name was going to come back "soon". 2 years later, it's still not back. What's the latest word?
How does everyone else feel? Is this something that you would find useful? If so, how about telling IMDB! Maybe they'll bring search by character back!