Entertainment Rights

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Editions by
TheRealMarcel2000 and Michael Kenchington

Background

Entertainment Rights plc was a British media company founded in 1989 as Sleepy Kids. In 1999, the company was renamed as "Entertainment Rights" and expanded into acquisitions and new productions of older kids' properties. In 2007, the company acquired US-based Classic Media (now DreamWorks Classics/Distribution, acquisition of NBCUniversal in 2016) which forced them into bankruptcy. In April 2009, Entertainment Rights was acquired by a new US-based company called Boomerang Media, L.L.C., which is formed by the founders of Classic Media with backing from private equity firm GTCR, and then a month later, they were folded under the Classic Media name.

1st Logo (1999-2010)

Logo: On a blue background, we see a white outline of a man's head with a yellow shooting star behind him. The stacked words "ENTERTAINMENT RIGHTS" are seen below in white.

Variants:

  • A version exists where the logo is placed on a yellow background, leaving the logo as a rectangle. A smaller version is used on a trailer of Barbie in the Nutcracker, with a Mattel copyright notice below.
  • On the first five seasons of The Basil Brush Show, the company name (with "RIGHTS" being smaller) was seen on a black background with the logos of The Foundation and BBC (later CBBC). On the sixth and final season, the logo - with the word "DISTRIBUTION" placed below "RIGHTS" - appeared with the new CBBC and The Foundation logos on a white background.
  • On Cubeez, the logo was placed on a white background. To the right of the logo was the text "For Further Information Contact: Entertainment Rights PLC. Their telephone number and email address were placed below.
  • An in credit version can be seen on some shows notably early S1 episodes of Guess with Jess (however in later episodes, the Classic Media can be seen instead).
  • On Jim Jam & Sunny, the rectangle logo was on a light blue background of the man's head with the star.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None or the show's closing theme.

Availability: Fairly common, although it has gotten a bit harder to find, since Entertainment Rights became Classic Media in 2010.

  • However, it appeared on the game Postman Pat for NDS.
  • It's also seen on a few The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids DVDs.
  • The in-credit variant can be found on shows such as Little Red Tractor and the 2003 series of Postman Pat.
  • This logo does not on Basil's Swap Shop or Basil's Game Show.

2nd Logo (200?)

Entertainment Rights logo (animated).png

Logo: Same as the short version of the Right Entertainment logo except the word "ENTERTAINMENT" is moved above and "RIGHT" has been replaced with "RIGHTS", which fades in like "ENTERTAINMENT" usually does on the Right Entertainment logo.

Technique: Like the short version of the Right Entertainment logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the short version of the Right Entertainment logo.

Availability: Ultra rare, it appeared on a Dutch Barbie DVD.

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