Burbank Video

From Audiovisual Identity Database


Burbank Video was an American home video distributor based in Batavia, Ohio. The company was founded in 1988 by Viking Entertainment as a merger from several companies in the Burbank, CA area (which is how they got their name), including Troy Gold. The company's library consisted mostly of public domain films. In Canada, their releases were distributed by HGV Video Productions. In 1994, the company was bought out Video Treasures, which also owned HGV Video. Burbank Video was phased out shortly after.


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Logo: On a white background, a cyan circle and the yellow word "VIDEO"in the Broadway font with a yellow line on top and another yellow line on bottom, move around the screen as the white cursive word "Burbank" wipes in, and then outlines inside the word in royal blue. A tiny registered trademark (TM) symbol appears below the bottom yellow line after "Burbank" wipes in.

FX/SFX: The light blue circle and the word "VIDEO" moving around the screen, "Burbank" wiping in, the outlining inside "Burbank", and the appearance of the "TM" symbol.

Music/Sounds: An excerpt from the classical piece "Overture from Ruslan and Lyudmila" by Mikhail Glinka.

Availability: Seen on old and foreign movies on VHS distributed by the company.

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