Davis Entertainment

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
LogoBoy95, EnormousRat and Mr. Logo

Captures by
SubparMario63 and SuperMax124



Background

Davis Entertainment is an American independent film production company founded by John Davis in 1984. No logo was used until 1990.

1st Logo (March 25, 1990-March 23, 2001)

Logo: On a black or blue background, a "D" made out of a filmstrip spins around and zooms out to the middle. The words "DAVIS ENTERTAINMENT" fade in under the filmstrip as the logo shines.

Variant: On the 1997 TV movie Asteroid, there is a short version of the logo where it is already formed as the company name fading in.

Technique: CGI.

Music/Sounds: None, or the opening/closing theme of the movie.

Availability: Seen on Gunmen and Fortress (1993), but also might be on some other movies, including the 1998 remake of 1967's Doctor Dolittle. It also appears on TV movies as well like Silhouette.

2nd Logo (June 22, 2001-May 19, 2009; February 3, 2012)

Logo: Same as before, but with improved image effects, better quality and more intensive shining.

Variants:

  • On Dr. Dolittle 2 (first movie to have this), the logo is on a blue background and the whole logo is in a silver/blue tint. Also, the animation is very similiar to the previous one.
  • On the extended edition of Chronicle, the animation is slightly different and the company name is absent.

Technique: CGI.

Music/Sounds: None, or the opening/closing theme to the movie.

Availability: Seen on all Davis productions such as the Dr. Dolittle sequels, Behind Enemy Lines, the Garfield movies, I, Robot, Flight of the Phoenix, and Fat Albert. It surprisingly made an appearance on Chronicle (on the extended edition, as mentioned above).

3rd Logo (June 4, 2010-)

Logo: Over some golden clouds, a hot-air-balloon and a zeppelin are seen as a plane then passes by. The picture then zooms out of a peephole in a wooden door in a mansion, emitting a lot of golden light as it continues to zooms out. The "D" filmstrip from the previous logos flies and arranges itself over the building, inside a rectangular box as the company name appears from below. The filmstrip then shines.

Variants:

  • On Mr. Popper's Penguins, the company name is absent.
  • A still version exists.
  • At the end of A Little Bit of Heaven, the logo is in black-and-white and scrolls up in the credits.
  • The logo usually shares the screen with other logos on TV shows.
  • A shortened version exists where the filmstrip spins into view with the name appearing. The rectangular box is already here, sometimes absent.
  • On The Equalizer (2021), only the shining is shown on the finished product.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A soft ascending fanfare composed by Christopher Lennertz, with the sound of a plane flying by at the start. Sometimes, it's silent or has the opening/closing theme. ABC, CBS and NBC broadcasts of the company's TV series had using generic music/voiceover.

Availability: Common. Seen on Marmaduke, Gulliver's Travels, A Little Bit of Heaven, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Our House, Dolemite is My Name, and Jungle Cruise. Also seen on TV shows starting with The Blacklist. Does not appear on Ferdinand (the company's debut animated film).

4th Logo (February 3, 2012-December 25, 2015)

Logo: On a black background, the "D" filmstrip spins into view (with the same animation as the previous logo) as it shines a little.

Variant: On Devil's Due, the logo has a glitch VHS effect.

Technique: CGI.

Music/Sounds: None, or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Uncommon. It appeared on Chronicle, Devil's Due, Victor Frankenstein, and Joy. Used in tandem with the previous logo.

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