Empresa Trasandina de Videos S.A.

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Empresa Trasandina de Videos S.A. was a Chilean home entertainment company that was best known for distributing tapes from 20th Century Studios Home Entertainment. In 2005, it was folded into 20th Century Studios Home Entertainment.

1st Logo (1990-1997)


Logo: On a background of scrolling ETV logos placed in front of rectangles, and silver lines in between the vertical sides of the logos, which are seen scrolling from both directions, the blue "etv" logo moves in to the center, facing up, and then rotates to normal position, causing it to move up. The text keeps on moving up, then moves to a central position, while spinning vertically. The text then stops, and later "empresa transandina de video" fades in below the logo.

FX/SFX: The scrolling background, the movement of the blue logo.

Music/Sounds: The opening Star Wars theme.

Availability: Ultra rare. Seen on their tapes from the time period.

Legacy: This logo is infamous for its blatant theft of the Star Wars opening music. Logos like this tend to give Jedi a disturbance in the Force.

2nd Logo (1997-2003?)


Logo: There's a sky background with ripples appearing on various zones. An outlined aquamarineoval then comes in zooming out from above. The letters "ETV" of the same color then zoom out one-by-one placing inside the oval, followed by the words "EMPRESA", "TRANSANDINA" and "DE VIDEOS S.A.", which are stacked on each other, placing below the oval logo. The background then changes into a radial white gradient background (seems more like a fabric).

FX/SFX: The sky background with the ripples, the words and objects moving and zooming out, the transition to the white background. All CGI.

Music/Sounds: A MIDI majestic fanfare that is somehow inspired by the famous Sunrise excerpt of Also Sprach Zarathustra.

Availability: Uncommon in Chile. It is found on VHS prints of Spanish anime dubs of Dragon Ball and Los Justicieros (Slayers in Spanish), and some distributed tapes of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment such as Digimon: The Movie and Ice Age.

3rd Logo (2004-2005)


Logo: We start with a similar background as before, however, there's no ripples at all. The aquamarine oval fades instead of zooming, with the letters "E" (sliding from the left), "T" (sliding from above) and "V" (sliding from the right) moving to the oval. The same complete name of the company appear zooming out, letter by letter, below the oval.

FX/SFX: The sliding words, the fading oval. Simple animation.

Music/Sounds: Same as before.

Availability: Uncommon. Was spotted in some later Chilean VHS tapes, including a 2004 local print of Garfield.

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