C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures

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C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures was a Canadian film and television computer animation special effects studio. It was founded in March 1994 by Bob Munroe, John Mariella, Kyle Menzies, and William Shatner and was based in Toronto, Ontario. It specialized in fully animated television series and feature films. It had a division known as C.O.R.E. Toons which produced the former. On March 15, 2010, due to most of Canada's animation firm's exchange rate rising which led to the studio receiving less jobs from Americans, C.O.R.E. announced it was suspending operations and would be shut down which led to all of their employees being laid off.

(October 4, 1999-2009)

Logo: On a beige gradient background, there are four circles in a row that are in faded yellow emitting a bright yellow shine depicted in quarter shapes with dark red borders and white dots in front of thin crosses all connected to each to other in the same color as the borders. The first circle has a "c" with the shine on the top left and the dot on the right of the border. The second circle has an "o" that is depicted as a circle with a small white spot on the top right-center resembling an eye with the shine on the bottom left and the dot on the top of the border along with a trail in the borders color going around it diagonally. The third circle has an "r" where a bit of it on the top is missing with the shine on the bottom right and the dot on the left of the border. The fourth circle has an "e" with the shine on the top right and the dot on the bottom of the border. The text is in a black pixelated font. Next to it is the registered trademark symbol also in black above.

Variant: On The Spine, an in-credit version is shown in grey.

Technique: Computer animation.

Music/Sounds: The title character from Angela Anaconda laughing manically.

Availability: Rare. The production version was only seen on the infamous Angela Anaconda. On other series such as the short film The Spine (as mentioned above), the logo is in-credit.

C.O.R.E. Toons

(March 11, 2003-November 15, 2010)

Logo: On a white background, we see the same logo from before but only without the trail from the second circle with a black circle formed around it being done by a saw underneath with only part of it's blade being shown. On the bottom right is "toons" in green with purple borders shown in a somewhat crooked position along with the registered trademark symbol below next to it.


  • On 2D animated shows produced by C.O.R.E. Toons, the sawing animation is faster and the logo is flatter in appearance.
  • An alternate version of the logo exists where the logo fades in, and the letters in "toons" bounce in from the left side of the screen and settle down into their usual positions once they reach the other side. The saw does not appear in this version.
  • On current reprints of shows, the 4:3 version of the logo is cropped (or stretched, in some cases) to 16:9.
  • A true 16:9 widescreen version exists.

Technique: 2D or 3D computer animation.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Rare. Seen on The Save-Ums, Dudson, Yam Roll, Iggy Arbuckle, The Naughty Naughty Pets, and early episodes of Super Why!. The alternate version is extinct and is only known to be seen on a Toons demo reel on the company's website in 2004 (obtained via the Internet Archive).

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