Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Echo Bridge Entertainment is an American independent distribution company, formed on February 11, 2004 by Lucie Salhany, Michael Rosenblatt, Michael Alexander and Doug Hamilton. On February 7, 2005, Echo Bridge merged with Platinum Disc Corporation to form Echo Bridge Home Entertainment. They are one of the largest video distributors in the United States, with over 11,000 titles in their portfolio. In 2017, producer Steven Paul (who also founded Crystal Sky Pictures) purchased Echo Bridge Home Entertainment. Around the same time, its name was changed again to Echo Bridge Acquisitions.
Logo: On a blue sky background with birds flying, there is a creek between land with green grass and fall trees. The camera eases back to reveal a light brown brick bridge with black rails. It eases back again to reveal it is in a box on a black background with "ECHO BRIDGE" on top and "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" on bottom. The words shimmer. Starting in 2007, the logo eases back and disappears, and then the words:
THE ENTERTAINMENT ALTERNATIVEFOR WHAT THE WORLD WANTS TO SEE
appear and ease back a bit. The lines appear one by one.
Trivia: The bridge in the logo is actually the Echo Bridge in Needham, Massachusetts, the town where Echo Bridge Entertainment is based in.
- At the end of programs, the company name doesn't shimmer and the lines appear all at once rather then one at a time.
- Sometimes, the company name merely reads "ECHO BRIDGE ENTERTAINMENT" and the ending notice does not appear.
- On some episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation, the "ENTERTAINMENT" variant is cut to its last seconds.
FX/SFX: Very cheap computer animation.
Music/Sounds: Birds chirping and a short piano tune with a small whoosh at the end.
Availability: Seen on DVD releases by the company, which are very common in bargain bins at grocery stores, Walmart and Best Buy.