Halifax Film

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Descriptions by
SuperMetro and GETENT


The Halifax Film Company is a company that was founded by former Salter Street Films executives Michael Donovan and Charles Bishop in 2004. In 2006, Halifax Film merged with Decode Entertainment to form DHX Media (now WildBrain). The two companies continued until September 2010, when all divisions of DHX were renamed to their parent company's name. In November 2018, as part of a series of restructurations within the company, DHX sold its Halifax animation studio to IoM Media Ventures, a company led by former DHX CEO Dana Landry renaming the company to Island of Misfits.

Halifax Film Company

(2005-July 30, 2006)

Logo: On water, the text "halifax film company" in Palatino fades in and ripples.


  • On current prints of Poko, the logo is completely redone and omits the word "company". Also, a DHX Media byline can be seen below.
  • On Lunar Jim, an in-credit version is seen.
  • On This Hour Has 22 Minutes, a copyright notice appears under the logo.

Technique: CGI.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme to the show, or the first three notes of the piano piece "Clair de Lune", originally composed by Claude Debussy.

Availability: Appeared on all Halifax Film shows from this era, including This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Poko and season 1 of Lunar Jim. These days, it's become much harder to find as their output hasn't been reran lately.

Halifax Film

(September 3, 2007-November 29, 2011)

Logo: On a black background, the text "halifaxfilm" in Palatino with a line in the middle and a DHX Media byline below it zooms in.


  • Earlier on, the logo would blur.
  • Sometimes, the text would both blur and zoom in.
  • On season 2 of Lunar Jim, a white print version appears in-credit.
  • On pre-2010 episodes of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, a copyright may appear below.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Music/Sounds: A seven-note dramatic orchestral fanfare or the ending theme of the show.

Availability: Common. Intact on their TV shows even after the merger, such as season two of Lunar Jim, The Mighty Jungle, Bo on the Go!, Animal Mechanicals, and Pirates: Adventures in Art, all of which were on CBC. Like the previous logo, it's also become much harder to find as their output hasn't been reran lately.

Salter Street Films
Halifax Film
DHX Media
Island of Misfits
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