Jonathan M. Shiff Productions

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Jonathan M. Shiff Productions is an Australian television production company founded by Jonathan M. Shiff in 1988, but did not use a logo until 1994.

1st Logo (August 29, 1994-December 22, 1997)

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Logo: Slowly panning through a starfield background with the stars twinkling everywhere, a yellow square with a UFO in the same color is shown leaving a trail on it. "JOHANTHAN M. SHIFF" is seen below in an electronic font, separated with a line from "PRODUCTIONS".

Technique: The shining.

Music/Sounds: A glistening sound.

Availability: Seen on Ocean Girl.

2nd Logo (February 12, 1999-January 11, 2002)


Logo: On a starfield, an animated UFO flies in and draws the name with a blue beam. Then it freezes and turns into the picture that is the same as the first logo, but with a more solid orange. The starfield then turns black.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme.

Availability: Seen on Thunderstone, Horace and Tina, and Cybergirl.

3rd Logo (March 3, 2003-November 21, 2012)


Logo: On a starfield background, a more elaborate version of the UFO logo comes in and draws the text "JONATHAN M. SHIFF", in the same electronic font from the previous two logos, with a blue beam, separated by a bar and with "PRODUCTIONS" in spaced-out letters underneath. Once it is finished, it spins and jolts above the text, while blinking and flashing.

Variant: In 2007, the UFO was updated to have a metallic texture.

Technique: Advanced CGI animation, compared to the previous two.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme.

Availability: Uncommon. It appeared on shows such as Pirate Island, The Elephant Princess, Wicked Science, H2O: Just Add Water, and Lightning Point (a.k.a. Alien Surf Girls). This may have been retained on most HappyKidsTV prints of H2O: Just Add Water, however, some episodes of the series on HappyKids may use the next logo.

4th Logo (July 26, 2013-)


Logo: On a space background, an orange, blue and white shape emitting a shine grows onto the screen. As it gets larger, it is revealed to be a black and white UFO. "JONATHAN M. SHIFF" fades in below the UFO while "PRODUCTIONS" appears underneath also in white while at the same time, all the stars fade away (except for those near the UFO) leaving it just black.

Technique: Simple computer animation.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme.

Availability: Was seen on Mako: Island of Secrets (a.k.a. Mako Mermaids), and Reef Doctors, and will appear on future productions by him.

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