I recently asked an identify-this-movie question which was promptly closed featuring a spoof-GIF mashup of Dr. X and the Iron Giant. In order to make it searchable I did my best to textually describe what was going on so that it might help someone else. Ultimately I was curious because I thought the animation style was quite pleasing and wanted to see more.
I am aware of the current poll about keeping/discarding ITx questions, but it presupposes keeping "ITMs":
Despite this, the community has made it clear that identify-this-movie and identify-this-tv-show are both on-topic and wanted here. The number of upvotes these questions get and the detail put into them (albeit too often after some prompting) demonstrate they are popular enough.
Being a member over at Arqade, ITG questions existed early on, had opposition, and were later ruthlessly banned. However they bounced back after a post titled “Here is a thing. Look at the thing. Do you see the thing? I would like to know what this Thing is Called.” A plea for sanity, very similar to the one here that came up a year later: A plea for sanity: What is this thing? I would like to know what this thing is called. Alas, I came here with a thing but was promptly disparaged for doing so.
Granted, it was a "non-stock" GIF-clip of a movie, but I can't help but shake the feeling that if I simply did not say the word "GIF" or include it in the post, rather just describe it with text as though I was "remembering it", it would have remained open.