Glen Larson Group

From Audiovisual Identity Database
Credits
Descriptions by
Adam P., Nicholas Aczel, Logophile and Shadeed A. Kelly

Captures by
Eric S., Camenati and RSX-798

Editions by
Michael Kenchington

Video captures courtesy of
phasicblu, Broken Saw and Eric S.

Background

This is the production company of Glen A. Larson. It was formed in the early 1970s as Glen (A.) Larson Productions with an arrangement at Universal Television. In 1980, he moved his affiliation to 20th Century Fox Television. During the time, he was best known for hits like Battlestar Galactica, Magnum, P.I. and The Fall Guy. In the late 1980s, he attempted to launch two independent production companies, both of these produced one-off projects, New West Entertainment, to produce The Highwayman and New East Entertainment, to produce The Road Raiders, while the Glen Larson Productions branding continued to be used for co-productions, and the New West and New East labels being dissolved. In 1993, it was renamed to Larson Entertainment, then in 1997 to Glen Larson Entertainment, then in 1999 to Glen Larson Group.

Glen Larson Productions

(October 24, 1981-January 4, 1992)

Logo: On a black background, long gold light streaks travel from all sides of the screen, crossing each other in a spot on the upper left hand side. When the light streaks connect with each other, there are a few visible sparkles. The light streaks form a round square-like shape. The shape flashes brightly as two more streaks (which come from the top and left sides of the screen) go through it. The flash reveals a shining gold capital "G" (outlined in white) with an "L" crossing through the bottom part of it. At the same time, white text appears to the right that says "A GLEN LARSON PRODUCTION". Then more text appears underneath that says "IN ASSOCIATION WITH".

Trivia: The logo was animated by Ed Kramer at Image West in Hollywood, California.

Variants:

  • A videotaped variant without the "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" text exists.
  • Depending on the film print, the background may be dark turquoise or dark blue.
  • A short version exists.
  • On Image West demo reel #20 (1982), a rainbow streak swirls around the logo, transitioning into the next animation on the tape.
  • A print version of the logo exists on early episodes of The Fall Guy.

Technique: Computer animation.

Music/Sounds/Voice-over: A dramatic six-note orchestral score, composed by Glen A. Larson himself.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On Knight Rider, the logo theme has been re-orchestrated and sped-up.
  • Also on some shows, Mr. Larson's voice over would say: "[NAME OF THE SHOW] is a Glen Larson Production..."
  • On the Image West demo reel, it's the background music used on the tape.

Availability: Uncommon.

  • Seen on shows from the time like The Fall Guy, Automan, Manimal, Masquerade, Cover Up, and Knight Rider and TV movies of the time period.
  • It's intact on DVD releases of The Fall Guy and all 4 seasons of Knight Rider.
  • The Image West demo variant is available on Image West demo #20, which can be found on the Scanimate DVD compiled by Dave Sieg.

New West Entertainment

(March 4, 1988-May 6, 1988)

Logo: On a live-action background, there is a white sky with purple clouds on top and below is the black ground with a scrolling filmstrip with images of a man (The Highwayman himself from his namesake show, portrayed by actor Sam J. Jones). The words:

NEW WEST
Entertainment

are lying in front of the filmstrip with "Entertainment" in a cursive font.

Trivia: This logo was based on the opening credits for The Highwayman.

Technique: Computer animation.

Music/Sounds: A lush, majestic four-note synth theme with jingles at the end. Also composed by Glen A. Larson himself.

Availability: Extinct. Seen on the short-lived series The Highwayman (excluding the 1987 pilot, produced by Glen Larson Productions and 20th Century Fox Television).

New East Entertainment

(1989)

New East Entertainment (1989) (From The Road Raiders).png

Logo: On a New York City skyline (with the World Trade Center towers) featuring the Brooklyn Bridge, we see the text "New East" in a Serpentine font. Below it was the text "Entertainment" writing in a Brush Script font.

Technique: 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Extinct. Was only seen on the failed 1989 pilot The Road Raiders.

Larson Entertainment

1st Logo (August 4-September 8, 1994)

Larson Entertainment (1994) (From first season of One West Waikiki).png

Logo: On a purple marble background, we see the text "LARSON ENTERTAINMENT" in a Bauhaus font. The logo shines.

Technique: Computer animation.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on international prints, as well as the first season of One West Waikiki on CBS.

2nd Logo (October 15, 1995-May 25, 1996)

Larson Entertainment (1995) (From second season of One West Waikiki).png

Logo: On a black background, we see the text "LARSON" in spaced out letters, and a purple bar with "ENTERTAINMENT" in spaced-out letters zooming out, with a crystal diamond that spins on top. The logo then lights up and the diamond shines to become a "L"and the "ENTERTAINMENT" text turns white.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on syndicated reprints of season 1, as well as season 2 of One West Waikiki.

Glen Larson Entertainment

(September 19, 1997-May 17, 1999)

Logo: On a black background, a golden dot appears in the center of the screen and sketches the word "glen" in Brush Script MT. The gold text "GLEN LARSON ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, INC." fades in below.

Variant: On The Darwin Conspiracy, the logo is still and the name is shortened to "GLEN LARSON ENTERTAINMENT, INC.".

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Glen Larson Productions logo.

Availability: Extinct.

  • Was seen on NightMan (both the TV movie and the series), which hasn't been rerun in years nor released on home video.
  • This was also seen on a Horror airing of The Darwin Conspiracy.

Glen Larson Group

(1999)

Glen Larson Group (1999) (From Millennium Man).png

Logo: On a black background, we see three orange hexagons that form the three letters inside, reading "GLG". Below it was the text "GLEN LARSON GROUP inc," in a Handel Gothic font below the logo.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Glen Larson Productions logo.

Availability: Only seen on Millennium Man.

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