Anchor Bay Entertainment (2008-2017)

From Audiovisual Identity Database

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In 2008, Starz Media reverted back Starz Home Entertainment to their former name of Anchor Bay Entertainment. In March 2011, The Weinstein Company purchased 25% of Starz Media, including Anchor Bay.

In 2016, Lionsgate reached an agreement with Starz to acquire the company for $4.4 billion. A year later, Anchor Bay was folded into Lionsgate's home media division.

1st Logo (December 18, 2007-2009)

Logo: Against a reflecting pool of water, we see an image of a sailboat, with a filmstrip in place of the right mast, against drawings of the sea and sky behind the sailboat. Once again, it is enclosed in a box. While it is zooming out, a black box wipes in and encloses the sailboat. Above the sailboat is the company name in Impact font, with "ANCHOR BAY" in sky blue and with missing hyphens in the "A"s. A second later, the byline "a starz company" fades in below.

Variant: A still version on a black background exists.

Technique: Zooming and wiping effects.

Music/Sounds: The last notes from the previous logo or none.

Availability: Rare, due to its short lifespan.

  • Can be seen on The Grand, Lower Education, Jimmy and Judy, and The Lather Effect.
  • The still variant can be seen on the Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: A Tale Of Tails DVD and all Thomas and Friends DVDs released around 2008 (except for Trackside Tunes and Percy Takes the Plunge, in which the regular version is used.)
  • This logo was also used in tandem with the Starz Home Entertainment name on some releases such as Hatchet.

2nd Logo (2009-2017)

Logo: On a black background, we see a stylized "A" zoom out, which resembles a sail. It shines a bit, then we see the words "A N C H O R B A Y ENTERTAINMENT" zoom out line-by-line. A Starz byline "vaporizes" in underneath.


  • Some releases feature a more bluish "A" and the company name tinted yellow.
  • On some DVDs such as Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly, the logo is still.

Technique: Computer animation.

Music/Sounds: Gentle wave sounds from the Anchor Bay Films logo or none.

Availability: Common. Seen on DVD releases such as Stan Helsing, Scream 4, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, Where the Day Takes You, Apollo 18, The Iron Lady, and all Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! DVDs starting with A Little Help from My Friends, among others.

3rd Logo (2016-2017)

Logo: Same as the 2016 Starz Originals logo, only "STARZ ORIGINALS" is replaced by the previous Anchor Bay Entertainment logo in white, and the Starz byline (in its 2016 form) appears below.

Technique: Same as the Starz Originals logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Starz Originals logo.

Availability: Very rare, as this logo lasted a very short time before Anchor Bay's closure. Seen on a couple titles, such as 47 Meters Down, and the second season of Ash vs. Evil Dead. This also appeared on the Tubi streaming print of the 2012 film, Bait.

Starz Home Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment (2008-2017)
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