Artisan Entertainment Feature Presentation Bumpers

From Audiovisual Identity Database

1st Bumper (1996-1999)

Bumper: On a blue background with light blue searchlights, we see the words "FEATURE PRESENTATION", in a font similar to that of Fantasia, shining and slowly zooming towards us.

Technique: The shining, the zooming.

Music/Sounds: A revamped version of the Television Program Enterprises theme, which begins the proud, pounding pop tune with a drumbeat. An announcer, who sounds similar to Disney/Paramount announcer Brian Cummings, says "And now, our feature presentation!"

Availability: Seen on Live/Artisan Entertainment video releases from 1996 to 1999.

Legacy: The second half of the music may unnerve some, and the voiceover might be startling, but it's harmless.

2nd Bumper (1998-2000)

Bumper: On a blue/purple rippling background, some blurry white text zooms in and softens itself, turning into the words "Feature Presentation" via a ripple effect.

Technique: The rippling background, the zooming in of the words, the ripple effect.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Artisan Entertainment video releases from 1998 to 2000.

3rd Bumper (2000-2006)

Bumper: On a black background, a white-bordered black square with "FEATURE PRESENTATION" in white flies towards us and turns upward to reveal the words. The words briefly zoom in, then the square flips to the left and disappears.

Technique: The square flying, the turning and revealing of "FEATURE PRESENTATION". All computer animation.

Music/Sounds: None, but sometimes, there's a brief whoosh, a deep synth tone (E minor), a "clang", and finally another whoosh. On the 2002 VHS of The Pool and the 2004 VHS of Way Past Cool, the synth tone is removed, just like with the Coming Soon/Now Available IDs on those tapes.

Availability: Seen on Artisan Entertainment video releases from 2000 to 2004. Also seen on the 2006 screener DVD of Shattered

4th Bumper (2003-2005)

Bumper: On a blue starburst background, we just see the words "FEATURE PRESENTATION". Unlike the previous bumper, the text is arranged horizontally.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen mostly on Family Home Entertainment video releases from 2003 to 2005.

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