Children's Circle

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Background: Children's Circle was a subsidiary of Weston Woods Studios which was created to release it's childrens films onto VHS in the 80s. When Scholastic acquired Weston Woods in 1996, Children's Circle came with it.

(1983-1993?)

Logo: On a white background are two red c's. Inside of them is a sad face (on the left) and a happy face (on the right). Below is the text saying:

CC Studios
presents

Children's Circle Home Video

Variants:

  • The opening shows a white-red caravan with the logo design onto it, the caravan travels to different places throughout the logo. Between all of that happening, over five numerous cartoons are spotted in the video. Later on, it shows footage of two children standing on rocks which is onto a statue. A sad face is seen and moves onto a happy face. Three more cartoons appear after that, then the faces re-appear with the sad face changing into a happy face.
  • The closing shows the same caravan as before, but starts off in a forest. Later on, four children are seen sitting on a statue and they are waving at the caravan go past them. The next scene shows the same footage from the opening with the caravan going past a building. Like before, a sad face is seen and moves onto a happy face. The caravan soonly goes past a farm and houses until it soonly disappears after it goes through a forest (which possibly is the same at the beginning of the closing). The main logo fades in which is exactly the same except below the logo design, it reads out:

Children's Circle Home Video

a CC Studios presentation

Children's Circle and the CC logo are trademarks of
CC Studios Inc, Weston CT. All rights reserved.

Technique: Live-action.

Music/Sounds: The main logo is silent, however for the opening it plays the song "Caravan", written by Benjamin & Freya Goldstein and performed by Christopher Wells. The closing uses an instrumental version of the song.

Availability: Very rare; seen on all Children's Circles tapes, all of which are out of print and hard to find; check your local library to see if they have any Children's Circle titles. The variant with no text can be found on the Children's Circle tape Corduroy and Other Bear Stories.

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