Columbia Pictures Television "Cokeburst" (and other closing logos from various companies; 1970s-2000s)
Status: Partially Found
This page is meant to keep track of footage of television or movie closing logos that are either lost or rare. It is named for a popular urban legend among logo enthusiasts on forums such as the Closing Logo Group and the Closing Logos Wiki.
According to some people, the world of closing logos has its share of vague memories and urban legends. One of the of those being the Columbia Pictures Television "Cokeburst", an alleged variant of the orange half-circled "Sunburst" CPT logo (used from 1976-1982) that had a byline for the Coca-Cola Company, as the revival of the Torch Lady would be in 1982. At least three people claim to have seen this on Philadelphia-or-New York City-based reruns of What's Happening!! in 1985, a few mid-1980's episodes of Days of our Lives and some spring 1982 episodes of The Young and the Restless.
On the other hand, there are logos that have been seen and have some kind of evidence for their existence, logos that have yet to be seen online or on TV for a long time, and logos that many people don't know if they actually existed or not.
- 1 TAT Communications "T.A.T. Zooming Star" (1979-1982)
- 2 Metro Pictures "Parrot"
- 3 MTM Enterprises Variants
- 4 20th Television TV Drama Logo
- 5 The Blue Marble Company
- 6 Screen Gems "S From Hell" (Hawk Variant)
- 7 Weiss-Global Enterprises (Color, Short Version)
- 8 WNYW "Fox 5 Box" v.2 (2000 or 2001?)
- 9 MGM Television "Stylized Lion"
- 10 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer logo (Shanghai Surprise, 1986)
- 11 United Artists Pictures "Blue Light" (Transamerica T)
- 12 The Movie Channel Feature Presentation (1982-83, Different Version)
- 13 Warner Home Video "Cheesy Shield" (Prototype)
- 14 Harvey Levin Productions (The Scales of Justice Logo)
- 15 Paramount Pictures (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Variant)
- 16 Castle Rock Entertainment Television (The Early Lighthouse)
- 17 Sony Kids Video
- 18 Edelman Productions (1998-2006)
- 19 Whalley-Abbey Media
- 20 WGBH ("Flash of Doom" Japanese Variant)
- 21 Laurelwood Entertainment
- 22 Fox Kids Video (Animated Logo, 1994)
- 23 Paramount Home Video (Mountain Silhouette Variant, Existence Unconfirmed)
- 24 MGM/United Artists Distribution Co.
- 25 OET (Date Unknown, Existence Unconfirmed)
- 26 Viacom (V in the Big City)
- 27 Viacom "V of Doom" (Various Logos)
- 28 Ruby-Spears Modified 1981 Logo
- 29 Associated Artists Productions (1st Logo/The Atom Logo)
- 30 United Artists Associated (The Three Segments)
- 31 Buena Vista Home Video (First/Fourth logo)
- 32 Metromedia Producers Logos
- 33 WWE (Early Version)/WWF: What the World is Watching (Alt. Voiceover)
- 34 Buena Vista/Walt Disney Productions (1973, Happy 50 Years Logo)/Walt Disney Production (1980)
- 35 Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm (Early Version)
- 36 TeleVentures (1988-1990, With Sax Music)
- 37 DTS (Water Drop Logo, Late 1995-Early 1996)
- 38 Claster Television Incorporated (Prototype Logo)
- 39 The Mimus Corporation (1977-1978)
- 40 WETA (Starry Triangle, 1992-1996)
- 41 Imagine Television (1980s Logo, Existence Unconfirmed)
- 42 Radical Sheep Productions (Molly Variant)
- 43 PolyGram Television (1981-1984)
- 44 DFE Films (Second Logo, 1966)
- 45 Oxford Films (2nd Logo)
- 46 Mohawk Productions (Meow Version)
- 47 Fat Dog Productions
- 48 Rainbow Audio and Video Incorporation
- 49 A&M Video (Colored Text Variant, 1984)
- 50 Klasky Csupo (Robot Logo's Split-Screen Credits Mistake)
- 51 Baby Way Productions / Next to Last Productions (Alt. Music)
- 52 Hanna-Barbera Productions (2002 Remake of the Box Logo)
- 53 CBS Paramount Television (Long Version, 2006-2007)
- 54 Fox Video "Rotating Tower" (Alt. Music, 1993-95)
- 55 Columbia-TrisTar Home Video (1992, with RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video Music)
- 56 Fox Lab (1st Logo, 1992-1994)
- 57 Vidmark Entertainment (Alt. Music, 1984-88)
- 58 Columbia Pictures Television (1992, Married... With Children Variant)
- 59 Columbia/Embassy Television
- 60 Legendary Pictures (First logo)
- 61 ITC Entertainment Group (1973) ACC Byline Version
- 62 Random House Video (First Logo, 1983)
- 63 MCA Music Video
- 64 National Geographic Television (Original Music)
- 65 Cinar 1981?-1985 (The Grid; Existence Unconfirmed)
- 66 Beavis & Butt-Head Do America "The End" Bumper" (Existence Unconfirmed)
- 67 Columbia TriStar Home Video "Yellow Boxes"
- 68 References
TAT Communications "T.A.T. Zooming Star" (1979-1982)
The TAT Communications logo began with an orange background, which zooms out to reveal a Scanimate orange star on a black background, where the text "TAT" in a weird computerized font, and "Communications Company" in white Futura. It is unknown how the rest of the logo plays, as the only known video in existence has the logo cut off while the star zooms out, but it can be most likely assumed that the star lands between the first T and A in the TAT logo. It was confirmed to be on older syndicated reruns of The Jeffersons and One Day at a Time, as well as CBS Late Movie reruns of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Reruns of The Jeffersons in 1994 on WGN-TV also mentioned having this logo as well. For a time, there were claims that this logo appeared on old VHS releases of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman that were released by Embassy Home Entertainment as well, though those claims were eventually debunked. It was last seen on reruns of the said show during a Norman Lear marathon on TV Land back in 2002, shortly before successor company Sony Pictures Television debuted their "Bars of Boredom" logo to replace, in most instances, any logo of SPT's predecessors, including this logo. The jingle has surfaced somewhere on the Internet, resulting in a floodgate of TAT logos that eventually turned out to be fake. The actual logo remained lost until it was found on January 1, 2018 in an October 21, 1980, recording of a CBS-originated rerun of a 1975 episode of One Day at a Time as recorded off of the Kansas City affiliate KCMO, where the TAT logo is briefly seen before cutting to a CBS logo. Around that time, a recording surfaced of a rerun of an episode of One Day at a Time that originally aired on December 9, 1979, where the first couple notes of the TAT jingle are faintly heard before the Columbia TriStar Television Distribution "Boxes of Boredom" logo appears.
Metro Pictures "Parrot"
This has been seen in print, but was there an animated/live action version? A logo has been described where the parrot "throws" the letters to "METRO" to complete the logo. A Neatorama article, on the other hand, mentions a "squawking parrot".
MTM Enterprises Variants
MTM Enterprises had some pretty well-known television logos of the 1970s that had many variants featuring their mascot, Mimsie the Cat. Ones that have not surfaced online yet were for Paul Sand's Friends and Lovers, which some sources say featured the ribbon circle Mimsie is usually found in turning upside down. Another show, Texas Wheelers, has had a number of lost closing logos. One has been found on the TV Obscurities website, in which a full-screen scene with a black-and-white kitten looking around and over a water pipe, as the company's name appears over it in plain text. Two others have been mainly elusive. One of them is a mention of a (most-likely animated) version of Mimsie who shot off pistols. There is another closing logo in a situation not unlike the series finale of St. Elsewhere, a newspaper article recalls the series finale of Wheelers ending with Mimsie staggering from behind the circle, as if shot, and falling dead. An online copy of the "pilot" version of "The White Shadow" variant is also excluded public eye as well (some prints have the usual closing logo, but one has a variant where the letters animate and the ball drops off-screen). Another MTM variant that has yet to surface online was for the 25th anniversary of the company, which KRS Logos and CLG Wiki describe as being, "On a white background with a black '25,' and a similarly colored MTM under that. The kitten appears in the rounded part of the '5'." This might have been a print logo only, though.
20th Television TV Drama Logo
In 2000 or so, Bravo began airing reruns of both St. Elsewhere and Hill Street Blues. This was cut short, however, after News Corporation bought MTM, so viewers were "treated" to a new set of closing credits. Mimsie would no longer be seen at the end of either show, only the 20th Television tower/searchlights logo common to other Fox holdings. Accordingly, the speed of the credits themselves was adjusted to fit in the new logo before the theme music ended. However, this contributor recalls the Hill St. music fading out and the 20th logo appearing, fanfare and all. This may be because the MTM logo was heard with the last note of the music. Also, supposedly at least one Elsewhere episode had the closing logo, but you could still hear Mimsie's meow behind the new logo. As always, the series finale of Elsewhere was "censored" to have the typical style of end credits, but now had 20th on its own. In fact, the last known sighting of this version of either show was on ALN (now Youtoo TV) in 2010, when they showed St. Elsewhere’s finale with this variant. As of February 2018, it has not turned up online or in future airings.
The Blue Marble Company
The Blue Marble Company produced, among other things, The Big Blue Marble. So far not much of the closing can be found online, though episodes with the logo intact exist in the Paley Center. On a full episode taken from VHS on Vimeo, you can hear the audio from the logo, which has been plastered over by a Century III logo.
Screen Gems "S From Hell" (Hawk Variant)
On October 11th, 2014, a YouTube user that goes by James Fabiano uploaded the Hawk variant of the logo, albeit, with only the audio and no visuals to go along with it.
Weiss-Global Enterprises (Color, Short Version)
The short version of the colored logo has been seen online, but it was only thought to exist in the Paley Center at the end of an episode of Good Morning World. However, the logo has also appeared on certain prints of Sins of Jezebel. This is an example of the long color version. The short one is just a still of the logo with one buzz from the jingle.) Between the years of 2013 and 2018, there was a shortened color logo that surfaced, but the video has since been removed for unspecified reasons.
WNYW "Fox 5 Box" v.2 (2000 or 2001?)
Supposedly, the WNYW logo came between the blue-colored Fox 5 box logo with a narrower "5" and the red variant that was seen throughout the 2000s. The logo resembled the red variant apparently, except the 5 was different and might have been thicker.
MGM Television "Stylized Lion"
The MGM "Stylized Lion" logo was a rare logo that was thought to only air on the Pogo Special Birthday Special, even though it was absent from both the original airing and the VHS release (which just has a copyright screen and MGM/UA Home Video logo at the end). The logo was that of the "Stylized Lion" logo from 2001: A Space Odyssey on what appears to be a circular disc. A single roar is heard over the closing theme, then the disc turns on its side to reveal the words "MGM TELEVISION" in a curly font, with the initials "MGM" set sideways.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer logo (Shanghai Surprise, 1986)
In 1986, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer theatrically distributed the ill-fated movie Shanghai Surprise, starring famed pop icon Madonna and her then-husband, actor Sean Penn. The trailer itself uses the 1960 logo. However, Lionsgate owns the right to the movie nowadays and no known video prints have the MGM logo; just the one for HandMade Films. This is a question-raiser because it's unclear which MGM logo was used, the 1957 ribbon designs or the new (at the time) gold design. For the moment, the first known movie to use the golden MGM logo was Where the River Runs Black, which was released on September 19th, 1986. Shanghai Surprise was released less than a month earlier on August 29th.
United Artists Pictures "Blue Light" (Transamerica T)
The 1968 Transamerica T logo had its own fanfare. However, it was rarely used on any of the United Artist's films and any film that had this logo originally now has it plastered by either a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures logo or a later UA logo meaning it's next to impossible to find. The logo was reported to have been seen on some animated short films by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises such as The Pink Panther when released to theaters and the original release of Yellow Submarine in 1968 by American Prints. The logo is also reported to be on a 1981 Laserdisc release of the 1976 movie, Carrie by Magnetic Video Corporation and was rumored to be on a 1981 VHS by 20th Century-Fox Video of Carrie These home media releases are the only reported/rumored sightings of this version of the logo with the fanfare. The reconstructed logo by YouTube user SeanElGatoTelevision also has commented that this can be seen on DVD releases of Cotton Comes to Harlem and Cops and Robbers by MGM Home Entertainment. On August 2nd, 2014, YouTube user LogicSmash found the logo on a print of Bound for Glory.
The Movie Channel Feature Presentation (1982-83, Different Version)
The Movie Channel feature presentation logo was used before the 1950 style bumpers began alongside the regular version, that was said to be on certain 1982-1983 Movie Channel airings such as the broadcast of the film Personal Best.
Warner Home Video "Cheesy Shield" (Prototype)
A still image of a different version of the 1986 Warner Home Video logo was found that had a different cloud background than the standard version. This is often considered to be a prototype version of the logo. Initially, it was assumed that it was on the original VHS release of Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome before being discovered that the film simply had the standard version. It was then presumed to be on the 1985 VHS of Lost in America only to find out that the film has the standard 1980 logo. Eventually, it was confirmed to be seen on a 1986 VHS reprint of Lost in America, but it was found out that the film was released on a VHS from 1985, but was only reissued on VHS in 1991 and 1997, by which time the logo had changed. It was then thought that about half of the 1985 VHSes had the 1980 logo, and the other half would have the prototype. It is also rumored to have been seen on other VHS or Laserdisc releases/trailers and/or releases in foreign countries. The still image appeared on various home video trailers between 1994 and 1997, such as Major League 2, Boys on the Side, The Specialist, Second Best, Being Human, Hellbound, The New Age, Imaginary Crimes, Wyatt Earp, Love Affair, Chasers, Eraser, and other trailers for Warner Home Video.
Harvey Levin Productions (The Scales of Justice Logo)
The 1st logo for Harvey Levin Productions, it had a smoky gray BG with a scale of justice in rectangular frame balanced to the left and with the text "HARVEY LEVIN" and "PRODUCTIONS" shown below, and features a 6-note pizzicato tune later used for the company's infamous "I'm a lawyer!" logo. It was seen on earlier episodes of TMZ on TV and Celebrity Justice. As seen on earlier episodes of TMZ on TV and Celebrity Justice, the 1st logo for this company had a smoky gray BG, with a scale of justice in a rectangular frame balanced to the left and with the text "HARVEY LEVIN" and "PRODUCTIONS" shown below, and features a 6-note pizzicato tune later used for the company's infamous "I'm a lawyer!" logo. On April 17th, 2017, YouTuber user Pepsi9072 uploaded the logo.
Paramount Pictures (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Variant)
On original theatrical prints of the 1971 version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory it was reported on a Closing Logo Wiki thread that the 1968 version of the 1953 Paramount Pictures logo (the version that just says 'Paramount' in its trademark font with a byline that says 'A Gulf+Western Company') was further away than the usual version of the logo. Eventually, the film's producer, The Wolper Organization, was purchased by Warner Communications in 1976 (Wolper was primarily a television producer who occasionally produced theatrical films) and was folded into Warner Bros. Television with the above-mentioned film becoming owned by Warner Bros. Pictures. In the late 1970's to the early 1980's, Warner Bros. reissued Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with their 1972 logo plastering Paramount's logo. This is retained in a 1984 VHS release by Warner Home Video. Most current prints have either in 1972 (which is rare), 1984, or 1999 Warner Bros. Pictures or the 1992 or 2001 Warner Bros. Family Entertainment logos.
Castle Rock Entertainment Television (The Early Lighthouse)
A year before Castle Rock Entertainment introduced their first movie logo, they introduced the Castle Rock Entertainment logo for their television division. There are two known versions of this logo, one with a copyright stamp for Castle Rock Entertainment dated 1989 and one without copyright information. They were confirmed to have been on Heart and Soul (without copyright information) and Julie Brown: The Show (with the information), both pilot episodes of series that were not picked up. This logo could have also been seen in the pilot episode of The Ed Begley, Jr. Show on CBS, the Seinfeld pilot (titled The Seinfeld Chronicles at the time the pilot was produced) on NBC, and Homeroom on ABC. Although Homeroom had it's first episode air on September 16, 1989, The Closing Logo Wiki claims the logo ended use on September 4, 1989, and that the next logo was used starting from July 5, 1989, meaning that The Ed Begley, Jr. Show, the Seinfeld pilot and Homeroom could've all had the next logo. The logo was also rumored to have been on the NBC series Ann Jillian, only for it was using the 1989 logo. The two shows confirmed to have this logo have not gotten much if any, exposure since their initial airings, outside of recordings of each broadcast. On DVD releases of Seinfeld, the next logo is used on The Seinfeld Chronicles.
Sony Kids Video
The first logo for Sony Kids had an orange-pinkish background filled with brown silhouettes of kids; then a blue upside down triangle with the familiar Sony logo on top of it. There is also a yellow ribbon-like rectangle over the triangle with the black words "KIDS' VIDEO" (with jumbled letters) between them, and a loud screeching choir note, then a brief swelling of strings. It was confirmed to be seen on Sony Kids Video prints of Snow White and The Ratties. On January 29th, 2017, a YouTube user named BenIsRandom found the logo on a VHS print of The Ratties.
Edelman Productions (1998-2006)
The Edelman Productions logo was a logo that appeared at the end of certain HGTV shows such as pre-2006 episodes of Curb Appeal and Landscape Smart. Many of HGTV's pre-2010 series can't be found online very easily, the logo was lost for many years. However, on July 5th, 2011, YouTube user Randall Whitehead uploaded a poor-quality 1999 episode of Landscape Smart that had the logo.
This logo appeared at the end of American HGTV airings of Buy Me, and (from memory) features a waving flag set to a fanfare. The network had pulled all airings of pre-2007 shows from both the Internet and their network, however. No video or images have been found as of February 2018.
WGBH ("Flash of Doom" Japanese Variant)
The WGBH logo was presumably used on Japanese dubs of shows produced by the PBS station in Boston, Massachusetts. The variant was featured the WGBH text with no outline in yellow on a blue background, with an orange glow behind it. No video for this variant has turned up as of February 2018.
While this logo appeared on reruns of the 2002 GSN revival of Lingo, compressed credits have prevented the logo from appearing like it originally did. Also, the logo appeared in early episodes of the USA version of The Weakest Link with Anne Robinson. As of February 2018, no video has surfaced of this logo.
Fox Kids Video (Animated Logo, 1994)
In 1994, Fox Kids Video debuted their own logo, which appeared on front covers of old Fox Kids VHS tapes, like Bobby's World, The Tick, and Eek! The Cat. There are two versions of the print logo.
Paramount Home Video (Mountain Silhouette Variant, Existence Unconfirmed)
Paramount Home Video (now known as Paramount Home Media Distribution) debuted their second logo in July 1980 and used it up through 1982, though it was briefly brought back in 1984 on Hi-Fi reprints. The logo itself is based on the rarely-used 1977 Paramount Television Service logo (Paramount was attempting to create their own television network and this logo would have been an ident for the network) and an unused logo found in a demo reel. The Closing Logos Wiki claims that there was a variant where this happened (to quote the page): "On some of the tapes after the logo is finished, the stars roll and fly away". There is no known video/photographic footage of this variant. The logo in general (meaning it could have been the standard version) was seen on VHS and Betamax releases from the era of Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!), Death Wish, Escape from Alcatraz, Friday the 13th, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the original True Grit, Breaking Glass, Barbarella and Charlotte's Web, along with 1984 Hi-Fi re-releases of early releases such as Downhill Racer and Death Wish.
MGM/United Artists Distribution Co.
In August 1981, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and United Artists Pictures merged to become one studio. After they merged, United Artist's distribution service became the MGM/UA Entertainment Co. However, early posters for MGM and United Artists films (such as Rocky III) have been credited from a different distribution company called the MGM/United Artists Distribution Co. The trailer for Rocky III features a logo that says "Released thru MGM/UA". This logo was likely used for the MGM/United Artists Distribution Co. Rocky III that contains the 1982 United Artists Pictures logo at the beginning and an in-credit logo for the MGM/UA Entertainment Co. (simply the print logo for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures with MGM/UA Entertainment Co. underneath). The most likely reason for this was that a print logo for the MGM/UA Entertainment Co. was ready by the film's release on May 28, 1982, while the trailer didn't have the logo available at the time of its release.
OET (Date Unknown, Existence Unconfirmed)
It is said that the OET logo was, "On a blue background with scrolling blue objects, the letters O, E and T faded in a red Arial font. The person can hear some reverse synthesizer music playing in the background." There is no proof whether this is real or a hoax as of February 2018.
Viacom (V in the Big City)
On the 1986 reunion special of the TV series The Honeymooners, there is a Viacom logo that uses the same V design from the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th logos, only this time it was on a background of a city with several lights on in the windows and bright stars. This special has never had an official home media release nor has there been any known broadcasts recently. If there is an official release by CBS Home Entertainment of the 1986 reunion special, it will have likely had a later Viacom, Paramount Television, CBS Paramount Television or CBS Television Distribution logo. The Closing Logos Wiki claims that bootleg releases do exist of the special with the original Viacom logo intact. On June 24, 2017, a YouTube user that goes by the name cdgngj11 uploaded the logo.
Viacom "V of Doom" (Various Logos)
Another infamous set of logos involves the Viacom "V of Doom" logo from the mid-1970s, which lasted into the mid-1980s. One story goes that the Bruce Jenner-hosted Star Games from 1985 had this logo appear on a pink background rather than its standard shades of blue (this was eventually found on a recording of a 1994 TBS repeat of an episode of The Andy Griffith Show). One of the other variants of this logo includes the background of the logo flashing purple, green and red fast with a black V. It was known to appear on a Comedy Network airing of The Honeymooners episode "A Man's Pride" in Canada as well on a DVD of The Dick Van Dyke Show released by Digiview Productions. A recreation of the logo was uploaded to YouTube by user TheVintageTVAchive.). Some other variants includes a Christmas-themed logo with a green background and a red "V" with a Santa hat on it with bells ringing at the end, a Halloween-themed variant with an orange background and a black "V" (The orange background/black "V" variant actually describes the one seen at the end of Jim Peck's version of "You Don't Say!"), a variant of the videotaped audio with instead the filmed version's audio, and another orange-background variant with a green "V" (known to have appeared on a Portland, Oregon-based rerun of Perry Mason in 2005).
An extremely rare videotaped variant of the dreaded V of Doom with a white background and a "True Blue" "V" exists, but no video has shown up for this logo as of February 2018.
Ruby-Spears Modified 1981 Logo
This Ruby-Spears logo was seen on 1990s reruns of Thundarr the Barbarian. In this version, the logo footage was slowed down to fill out the jingle while avoiding jumping to the next screen which shows the "forbidden" Taft byline. Not to be confused with the 1988 variant with no bylines, which is played at a normal speed. On March 1st, 2015, a slowed down Ruby-Spears logo was uploaded by YouTube user StephenCezar15.
Associated Artists Productions (1st Logo/The Atom Logo)
In the mid-1950's Associated Artists Productions debuted their first logo.This logo was only confirmed to have been seen on certain prints of the Sherlock Holmes film Terror by Night (although most prints preserved the 1936 Universal Studios logo).first logo. While this logo is preserved on select public domain releases, it is almost impossible to find. On February 23rd, 2013, YouTuber LogicSmash uploaded their first logo from a print of Terror by Night.
United Artists Associated (The Three Segments)
When Associated Artists Productions was folded into United Artists Television to form the United Artists Associated, a logo was created simply based on the basic design used for both of the Associated Artists Productions Cartoons logos. The logo was only confirmed to have been seen on a sales reel by the company. The sales reel was at one point on YouTube, but it has since been deleted. In the video, a male announcer says the company's name and something else to start his introduction as the logo animates. The logo has not been confirmed to have been seen anyplace else. Although it is likely it plastered either of the Associated Artists Productions on pre-1949 Warner Bros. Pictures films. The logo may have been seen on pre-1981 (more likely mid-1970's) television broadcasts and public domain releases of films distributed at one point by the company. The company also released various pre-August 1st, 1948 Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies and likely Popeye cartoons on Super 8mm. Also, in addition to syndicating their own library UAA, was the television distributor for United Artists Pictures films and United Artists Television produced/owned series (such as the Ziv Television Programs library). UAA also had the second logo. Not much is known about this logo with the only evidence being an image on the Closing Logos Wiki. In the logo, the text, "a United Artists Associated PRESENTATION," is seen. The background is pink and the text is dark yellow (although both of these factors could be due to film deterioration). Also in the logo are two cartoon images, in the bottom left is a human with a rabbit coming out of the hat on top of a small table and on the top right side is an older creature of some kind. It has later been confirmed that the characters are Beany and Cecil, a cartoon by Bob Clampett. The image posted on the Closing Logos Wiki has no description from where it came from. The best place to find this logo would probably be Super 8mm releases by UAA's public domain releases or pre-1981 (more likely mid-1970's) television broadcasts.
Buena Vista Home Video (First/Fourth logo)
In 1984, Buena Vista Home Video debuted their first logo. It is confirmed to be seen on early Hopalong Cassidy cassettes including Silent Conflict and The Marauder. The fourth logo was confirmed to be seen on Alvin and the Chipmunks VHS tapes. It was once on YouTube, but it was taken down for unknown reasons.
Metromedia Producers Logos
In 1973, Metromedia Producers Corporation debuted their second logo. It was confirmed to be seen on Metromedia TV movies on FXMC. Their 3rd logo for this company had a blue background, four yellow lines wiping (the first and the third wipes from right to left), and the second and fourth line wipes from left to right, all in order. Then, the letters "DISTRIBUTED BY" appears on the top, under the first line, appears "METROMEDIA" (in larger), between the second and the third line, appears "PRODUCERS", and between the third and fourth line, appears "CORPORATION." No music would have been played throughout the closing. No video of the logo has been turned up as of February 2018. The 4th and final logo that the company produced had a black background, a rainbow-colored ribbon flies onscreen and folds into a cursive "M." The words "Distributed by" appear above the logo and "METROMEDIA PRODUCERS" below with a line separating it between the names and the music. It is confirmed to have been seen on FX Movie Channel's print of Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil, and some syndicated episodes of Movin' On on Retro TV.
WWE (Early Version)/WWF: What the World is Watching (Alt. Voiceover)
An early version of the WWE logo was for when WWE Tough Enough replaced the logo for The WWE Experience, which began in 2004. This logo was confirmed to be on WWE programs from 2002-2004, but no video footage has surfaced as of February 2018.
This closing logo was used temporarily when Gene Okerlund was briefly fired from the WWF. It was pretty much the same from the normal variant, but it replaced Howard Finkel who does the voiceover, not Gene Okerlund.
Buena Vista/Walt Disney Productions (1973, Happy 50 Years Logo)/Walt Disney Production (1980)
The ad originally appeared on the theatrical releases of 1973 Disney movies such as The World's Greatest Athlete, Charley and the Angel, One Little Indian, Disney's 21th animated feature Robin Hood, and Superdad, but it was edited out of subsequent prints of the said movies because it was outdated. However, it showed up on old cable TV prints of Charley and the Angel.
The other Disney logo is basically a Mickey Mouse head on a blue background with the words "WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS". According to an IMDb board member, it was so far only seen on UK trailers for the 1980 film version of Popeye.
Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm (Early Version)
This logo from Alliance Atlantis Vivafulm was confirmed on a French-Canadian print of eXistenZ. It was basically the 1998-1999 Alliance Atlantis logo with the addition of the word "VIVAFILM".
TeleVentures (1988-1990, With Sax Music)
The TeleVentures logo appeared on an original ABC airing of the 1988 TV movie Weekend War. No video for the variant has been turned up as of February 2018.
DTS (Water Drop Logo, Late 1995-Early 1996)
In 1995, DTS released a new trailer as some people complained that DTS's previous logo was intended too noisy and bombastic for more somber movies such as Schindler's List. It was only seen in three theaters in Albuquerque and St. Louis because Imagine Entertainment sued DTS over how this trailer overly resembled the former's logo.
Claster Television Incorporated (Prototype Logo)
The Claster TV Incorporated logo was confirmed to be on VHS prints of C.O.P.S. from Just for Kids Home Video, as well as syndicated reruns of The New Archies. The logo featured a light blue grid background similar to the Crawleys Films logo. The Claster logo is shown with no top text and bottom text, with the star spinning. This logo is silent, but the copyright screen that appears afterward has a fast-paced arcade-game-like synth tune. No video evidence of the logo has been turned up as of February 2018, but three remakes of it are available on New JAM Man's YouTube channel.
The Mimus Corporation (1977-1978)
The Mimus Corporation logo appears on the Barney Miller spin-off Fish, as seen on the complete series DVD set from Shout! Factory. On June 30th, 2015, YouTube user Sagan Blob's Logos found the logo and uploaded it to their channel.
WETA (Starry Triangle, 1992-1996)
The WETA logo appeared on episodes of Washington Week in Review from early-mid 1990s. No video for the logo has been turned up as of February 2018.
Imagine Television (1980s Logo, Existence Unconfirmed)
Based on the 1988 Imagine Entertainment theatrical logo, the Imagine Television logo was confirmed to exist in the 1991 TV movie Conagher starring Sam Elliott. The logo was just a sped-up version of the movie logo.
Radical Sheep Productions (Molly Variant)
A rare variant of the logo was seen on one episode of The Big Comfy Couch featuring Loonette's doll, Molly popping up on the bottom right of the logo during the "Baa!" sounder. No video has shown up for this variant.
PolyGram Television (1981-1984)
This logo claims to have a metallic blue background, with the initials "P.G.T.V" spreading apart to reveal the rest of the company name "PolyGram TeleVision" just before a group of stars zips under the name. The music used is either the end theme of the show or no music at all.
DFE Films (Second Logo, 1966)
The DFE Films second logo was described as having a wipeout formation of the logo play out while a trumpet/clarinet fanfare plays. Appeared on Super 6 and Super President, but as of February 2018, no video has resurfaced on the internet.
Oxford Films (2nd Logo)
The first logo has been found, but the second logo is a modified version of Paramount Television's infamous early-1970s "Closet Killer II" logo. No evidence has been found as of February 2018.
Mohawk Productions (Meow Version)
On the first April Fools Day episode of The Drew Carey Show from 1998, the fetus meowed instead of giggling. No video for this variant resurfaced until LMW user TheYoshiState saw this variant left intact on Laff's prints of that particular episode and recorded it with his 3DS.
Fat Dog Productions
After having this logo being lost for a long time, it has been found on April 4th, 2015, by YouTube user MachineryNoise.
Rainbow Audio and Video Incorporation
The Rainbow Audio logo shows a rainbow-colored "R" drawing while a combination of the music from the Golden Harvest and Cinema City logos plays. No image or video evidence as of February 2018.
A&M Video (Colored Text Variant, 1984)
The A&M Video logo was confirmed to appear on the Betamax release of the Kilroy Was Here-era Styx mini-movie/concert video Caught In the Act. The variant was mostly the same as the regular logo, except the A&M logo is colored orange, the boxes are colored static, and there's a crowd cheering over the logo.
Klasky Csupo (Robot Logo's Split-Screen Credits Mistake)
One of the most famous (and frightening) side-effects of the split-screen credits practice was during the original airings of the SpongeBob SquarePants episode, "Wet Painters/Krusty Krab Training Video". Nick aired many Nicktoons at the time and each one was encoded with its own split-screen credits, and since Klasky-Csupo made most of these Nicktoons (with Frederator a close second), Nick created a split-screen credit template which mentioned Klasky and Csupo as executive producers and included Klasky-Csupo's infamous "Robot" logo. For an unknown reason, Nickelodeon accidentally used that template on this particular episode and consequently inserted the "Robot" logo in place of the United Plankton Pictures logo (which was in the original credits and was in fact originally meant to be put in from the start). Thankfully, Nick fixed this mistake by 2006 so United Plankton Pictures' vanity plate was shown as intended. LMW user MattBoo, recorded the mistake with his 3DS, and was placed on Youtube, but was deleted for unknown reasons. He says that he has plans to re-record with different equipment sometime, but as of February 2018, that hasn't come to furition yet.
Baby Way Productions / Next to Last Productions (Alt. Music)
This logo was only seen in the last few seconds of the split-screen credits on the original WB premiere night of The Wayans Bros. This alternate logo was the same as the regular logo, except that Michigan J. Frog sings "This has been a production of..." and then a dreamy piano ditty plays during the logo.
Hanna-Barbera Productions (2002 Remake of the Box Logo)
Starting in 2002 with the release of Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire, the "Scooby All-Stars" logo was phased out and replaced with a recreation of the Hanna-Barbera box logo. The H-B now zooms-in much more smoothly before cutting to the finished logo. This was seen in all 2002-2009 made-for-video Scooby-Doo movies, though beginning with Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo, it now simply ends with the Warner Bros. Animation logo, which seems appropriate as all the made-for-video Scooby-Doo movies were produced at Warner Bros. Animation. No video of this variant has surfaced until May 8th, 2015, when YouTube user OLDTPBUSER 22 uploaded the logo remake.
CBS Paramount Television (Long Version, 2006-2007)
The music in this logo claims to be a bass horn fanfare similar to the classic Warner Bros. theme. No video for that variant has been surfaced as of February 2018.
Fox Video "Rotating Tower" (Alt. Music, 1993-95)
A deep synth score can be heard on the 1995 Hong Kong Laserdisc release of Return of the Jedi. No video for this variant has surfaced as of yet. "Gold Tower"/CBS-Fox Video "Stairways" ("Distributed By" Voiceover Variant, 1991-93) (FOUND!) - The Fox Video version has been discovered, and resides in this link! (UPDATE 5/21/15): The CBS-Fox version has also been found in this upload of the opening previews for the 1990s David Lynch film Wild at Heart (the logo starts at 2:25).
Columbia-TrisTar Home Video (1992, with RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video Music)
THe Columbia-TrisTar Home Video logo was the same as the regular logo, but with the RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video music playing. This may have been on one unknown Australian tape.
Fox Lab (1st Logo, 1992-1994)
The logo claims to have a spread out, lowercase, the metallic-colored word "f o x l a b" sits still and fixed over a dark background, while thick trailing slivers of "smoke" swirl from behind the letters. The motion of the swirl is much faster than it's predecessor on the Fox Television Stations Productions ad. No video has been surfaced as of February 2018.
Vidmark Entertainment (Alt. Music, 1984-88)
The Vidmark Entertainment logo was the same as the regular logo, except that there was an unknown fishing video cassette, the synthesized fanfare from the second logo is used. As with other rare alternate versions, no video for this variant has surfaced as of February 2018.
Columbia Pictures Television (1992, Married... With Children Variant)
On the season 7 Married... With Children episode "The Movie Show", the Bundys boo at the Columbia logo while the 1992 music plays in the background. The CLG Wiki says that this variant has been lost in recent years due to plastering with the 2002 Sony Pictures Television "Bars of Boredom" logo, and can only be found on recordings of the original broadcast episode. No video of this variant has been found as of February 2018.
Coca-Cola merged Embassy's TV division, Embassy Television, with Columbia Pictures Television, to form Columbia/Embassy Television. This name was never used on-air, however, but in cable ads there was a version of the Coca-Cola Telecommunications logo. The logo featured the Columbia Lady at the top of the logo, and the Embassy E at the bottom of the logo. No photo and video evidence have surfaced as of February 2018.
Legendary Pictures (First logo)
In 2005, the print logo version of the Legendary Pictures sword logo started showing up on ads, posters and video covers of Batman Begins, but the logo was not used on the actual film. The animated on-screen version of the sword logo appeared in 2005 on the internet, before showing up on Vimeo and YouTube in 2014. The animated sword logo appears on early trailers for Superman Returns, The Ant Bully, Lady in the Water, and possibly Beerfest.
ITC Entertainment Group (1973) ACC Byline Version
The ITC Entertainment Group logo has been reported that a version of the ITC "Diamonds of Doom" logo has an ACC (Associated Communications Corporation) Byline. No photo or video proof of the logo has been uploaded as of February 2018.
Random House Video (First Logo, 1983)
This logo is less common than the 1984 Random House Home Video logo, appearing on very early releases by the company such as the Cadelcott Video Collection, and it also made a surprise appearance on the 1988 VHS of U.S. Government in Action: The Senate. It was originally uploaded to YouTube by user kirbyfriend2, but his account was then deleted. However, Dan B has found this logo on the video site Livestream, uploaded it on YouTube, but has since been removed.
MCA Music Video
The MCA Music Video was apparently just a bunch of deranged animation to the point where CLG Wiki calls it "The MCA Acid Trip". Other than that, it was originally uploaded to YouTube in April 2011, but it was removed three years later and has not be re-uploaded since.
National Geographic Television (Original Music)
The logo is similar to the 1993 National Geographic Video logo. In other cases with the logo, they use a different version, or the ending theme plays over it. It is unknown where the logo was from. However, in 2011, YouTube user Dan B has found the logo and was uploaded to his channel. Additionally, there's a longer version of Caldecott and Newberry Video Collection releases, which resurfaced on YouTube early October of 2015.
Cinar 1981?-1985 (The Grid; Existence Unconfirmed)
The Cinar logo has been said that it's actually a prototype version of the 1985 "Sparkling Blue Bars" logo. So far, the only evidence is on the older revision of the Wikipedia page of the Cookie Jar Entertainment section, and it's said it distributed many foreign films before becoming an animation company.
Beavis & Butt-Head Do America "The End" Bumper" (Existence Unconfirmed)
It's rumored that MTV2's airings of the film Beavis & Butt-Head Do America featured a "The End" bumper following the end credits featuring the silhouettes of Beavis and Butt-Head from the opening credits and the explosion of fire from the desert scene, with Beavis and Butt-Head laughing in slow motion. The end bumper is said to be very rare and has been said to be "one of the scariest bumpers ever made" due to it's sudden, unexpected appearance. No video of it has been uploaded to the internet and no screenshots of the bumper are known to exist.
Columbia TriStar Home Video "Yellow Boxes"
This variant of Columbia TriStar Home Video's 3rd logo retains the cloud background from the normal variant, but the boxes instead are their print logo counterparts in yellow boxes with green borders. The words are also still in the same position as the normal variant. After the boxes and the words slide in, the background fades into a blue-black gradient. It is currently only known to appear on Spanish VHS releases of Jumanji.
- The Closing Logo Group's Yahoo page.
- The opening page of the CLG Wiki.
- An article talking about the Parrot logo.
- The TV Obscurities homepage.
- Weiss Global Enterprises (IN COLOUR!!!)
- A Closinglogos discussion on the recent news surrounding the shortened colored version of Weiss-Global Enterprises
- United Artists 1968 Logo (reconstructed).
- Paramedia/Harvey Levin Productions/Telepictures/Warner Bros. Television (2007).
- A Closing Logo Wiki thread that first reported on this variant.
- B-Girls Productions/Castle Rock Entertainment (VERY RARE LOGO).
- Fox Kids logo image 1/2
- Fox Kids logo image 2/2
- The Closinglogos page on this Paramount logo.
- Viacom "Flashing V of Doom" Logo (RECREATION)
- You Don't Say (November 10, 1978): Evelyn vs Anngel.
- Closing Logos Wiki page on United Artists Association.
- The image of UAA's second logo.