20th Century Home Entertainment International
20th Century Studios Home Entertainment International was the International distribution arm of 20th Century Studios Home Entertainment and its animation division. They released VHS tapes from 1981-2006, DVDs since 1998, and Blu-Rays since 2006. The name was retired on 14 April 2020, and it is succeeded by 20th Century Studios Home Entertainment.
1st Logo (1995-2002, 1995-2006 in Argentina)
Logo: We see the 1994 20th Century Fox logo animate as normal until, about 13 seconds in, it zooms out, revealing the logo inside an inner box, itself contained inside an outer box on a blue-violet background with three blurry searchlights, and "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" zooms out from the bottom of the screen, stopping at the bottom of the inside of the outer box underneath the inner box containing the Fox logo (without the News Corporation byline).
- There is also a still version.
- On DVD releases, the logo is shortened to when the 20th Century Fox logo is revealed inside the box.
Music/Sounds: The 1994 Fox fanfare arrangement composed by Bruce Broughton (VHS and LD only); silent on the DVDs. It was once rumoured that the 1997 Fox fanfare composed by David Newman was heard on very few international releases, but this remains unconfirmed.
- Most of the time on PAL releases, the NTSC 1994 fanfare composed by Bruce Broughton would be used; however, there were extremely rare cases (especially in its early years of use) where the PAL pitched version would be heard instead, examples includes the UK VHS of The Lipstick Camera, a few X-Files releases and the original UK THX-certified VHS (as well as a 2001 Thai VCD print) of Braveheart.
- On the 1995 UK VHS of From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga (which came bundled with the Star Wars Trilogy: The Definitive Collection UK VHS set) and the Mexican VHS of FernGully: The Last Rainforest, the logo is entirely silent.
Availability: Depends on where you live in, but as a whole, fairly common.
- Excluding a few Canadian releases such as the 2000 VHS of Thunder and Lightning, you will not find this logo anywhere in North America. However, it's much easier to find it if you are in another country such as the UK, Australia, or Japan.
- Strangely, this logo does not appear on the 1998 UK rental VHS of Edward Scissorhands, which features the Fox Video logo instead.
- The DVD version can be seen on early UK DVD releases including the original Miracle on 34th Street, and also appears on early Italian DVD releases of such films as There's Something About Mary (Tutti Pazzi Per Mary) and Young Frankenstein (Frankenstein Junior).
- Also seen on the 1995 Hong Kong LaserDisc of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).
- It also made a surprise appearance on the 2012 release of The Simpsons Season 1 Region 4 DVD set (due to being a reprint of the 2001 release).
- Surprisingly, VHS releases in Argentina (distributed by Gativideo) continued to use this logo until 2006, while the next logo would appear on the DVD versions.
- The DVD variant also appears on the 2001 Australian DVD releases of Titan A.E. and Romancing the Stone, while the next logo is on their VHS counterparts (possibly due to this logo to being used in tandem with the next logo on DVD releases from the time in Australia).
- It also shows up on the 2010s DVD reprint of Mrs Doubtfire (1993), most likely due to being a reprint of the original 2001 DVD release.
- The DVD variant makes a surprise appearance on the 2005 Australian DVD release of Woman On Top possibly due to using the master from the 2001 Australian Rental DVD.
- It also shows up on the 2014 Australian DVD reprint of Alien, due to the master being from the original 2000 Region 4 20th Anniversary Edition DVD.
- It also appears on a 2018 Australian DVD reprint of Aliens, also due to it using the master from the 2000 Region 4 1-Disc Special Edition DVD.
- It also appears on the 1998 UK VHS release of FernGully: The Magical Rescue as well.
- This logo or the next does not appear on the UK DVD release of Digimon The Movie.
Legacy: This is a well-liked logo in general. As with the 1995 Sony Wonder and 1998 Klasky Csupo logos, it has gained notoriety as a common subject of usually low-quality parodies and remixes on YouTube.
2nd Logo (1999-2011)
Logo: The standard 1994-2010 20th Century Fox logo, except it animates in a faster rate, and there are many circular streaks of orange and blue placed over it, which animate on and off the screen. When the logo is done, blue and purple gradient bars on top and bottom wipe in and the logo's sky background dissolves into a different cloud background, and "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" (in the same fonts as before) appears via folding effect below the logo, and then fades out via blur effect after a few seconds leaving just the logo, which then fades out.
- Sometimes, the below text is replaced with a clip-on that folds in. This version was used on 1999-2005 Australian TCF tapes, the first British TCF tapes with this logo, and 2000-2006 TCF tapes in Mexico, Spain, the Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Brazil, France, Italy and South Korea. Except in the UK and Japan, the logo is already formed.
- An enhanced version was used from 2006 to 2007. There, the regular 20th Century Fox logo is at normal speed. When the 1994 logo is formed, the words "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" in metallic gold zoom out below the logo (without the News Corporation byline), and the streaks of orange and blue all disappear at the end.
Music/Sounds: VHS tapes and early DVD releases had the standard tone 1994 Fox fanfare arrangement, while middle-to-later DVD releases had the high tone 1997 fanfare arrangement.
Music/Sounds Variant: Sometimes, the logo is silent, or the 1997 fanfare in standard tone is used.
Availability: Like with the previous logo, this was only used internationally, except on a few Canadian releases, but is much more common than before as a whole.
- Appears on British and Australian home media releases of numerous Fox films, as well as various The Simpsons VHS tapes and DVDs.
- It also appears on the 2000 UK VHS release of Princess Sissi: Sissi In Possenhofen as well.
- Also appears on the Japanese LaserDisc of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and the Japanese VHS releases of Robots and Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties (all with the 1994 fanfare).
- It also appears on post-2006 international MGM DVD releases as well; however, it didn't appear on any MGM releases they distributed beforehand, as they just simply had the MGM DVD logo.
- Also seen on the rare Italian VHS releases of Robots and Ice Age: The Meltdown, and the South Korean VHS of Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!.
- It doesn't appear on any UK Pathé releases from 1999-2010, as they just use their own logo instead.
- The standard tone 1994 Fox fanfare arrangement music variant can be seen on most Fox DVD releases in Latin America/Brazil until the late 2000s (when they started to use the 1997 fanfare in NTSC tone), some international UMD for PSP releases such as Cheaper by The Dozen (2003), as well as a few PAL DVD releases in the UK, such as Family Guy: Season Two, and can be also seen on a French 24 DVD sampler, and (in a letterboxed variant) on a trailer for 24 DVD releases at the start of a French PAL DVD of The Sentinel (although the 1997 PAL version makes an appearance after the trailer reel/before the menu). It can also be heard on the Japanese and Hong Kong DVDs of Robots as well.
- The logo also makes a surprise appearance on US DVD releases of season 1 of Modern Family (released in 2010), Glee season 5 (released 2014) and season 5 of Bones (released 2010, disc 5 only).
- It doesn't appear on their Australian VHS releases of The Magic School Bus.
- It does, however, appear on their Australian VHS releases of Flipper & Lopaka.
- It strangely doesn't appear at all on the PAL DVD release of Ridley Scott's Legend (despite the print logo being on the box and the disc artwork), as the Regency Enterprises logo appears instead.
- The full frame variant with the standard tone 1994 Fox fanfare also makes a surprise appearance on Australian DVD releases of The Mary Tyler Moore Show distributed by Madman Entertainment.
- In Australia, it was used in tandem with the previous logo on DVD releases up until sometime in the mid-2000s (one example of a Region 4 DVD released in this era that uses this logo is the Region 4 DVD release of Never Been Kissed).
- One of the last releases to use this logo was the UK DVD of Marmaduke, released on 14th February 2011.
- The enhanced version is extremely rare; it appears on very early international Blu-ray releases. Some releases that used it included the 2006 European Blu-ray of Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (the standard logo is on the DVD and Italian-only VHS counterparts), the 2006 UK Blu-ray of Fantastic Four (2005), and the 2007 Australian Blu-ray of Rising Sun. It was also falsely rumoured to have been used on Canadian releases.
Final Note: 2010-2020 international releases use the final domestic logo, and 2020-present international releases use the 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures logos.
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