Question: What part of the animation industry began with Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation?
Answer: Direct-to-home video animated features. Steven Spielberg presents "Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation" was the first animated feature film released directly to home video by one of the major studios. It hit the retail stores March 11, 1992. Disney's first direct-to-video animated feature, The Return of Jafar, came in 1994, as did the first of The Land Before Time direct-to-video sequels.
I just uncovered my copy of the original promotional poster, which I scanned and posted directly above.
Below are a few of the gag credits that appeared during the end scroll of How I Spent My Vacation...
Reason This Movie Went Straight To Home Video
Cuz It's So Darned Good!
8 Hours, 47 Minutes
What About That Urkel Kid?
Is He Funny
June 8, 1991, Old
Orchard Theatre, Skokie, Illinois
(Same As Above)
Film Has Been Edited
For Your Protection.
Not Back Up
Severe Tire Damage
In Sound Recording Booth Who Pushes That Funny Red Button
of the Story (Pick One):
Enjoy Your Vacation.
Relish Your Youth.
Don't Pick Up Chainsaw-Wielding Hitchhikers.
Feature Length Movies Should Not Have 18 Different Plots.
4 Reasons A Caricature Of David Letterman Is In This Video:
We Admire His Comedy Stylings.
We Wanted To Use Merv Griffin, But He Threatened To Sue.
We Needed Some Filler.
We're Brown-Nosing Weasels Who Want Him To Mention Us On His Show.
Stuff Done By
Some Guy Named Bob.
That's The Final End Credit.
....... As Himself
$19.95 Without Rebate
About A Buck And A Quarter