Kaleidoscope Entertainment (Canada)

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
DreamMechanic

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Background

Kaleidoscope Entertainment was a Canadian film and television distributor that was formed in 1982. In 2006, it acquired British-based international production company The Fremantle Corporation along with its extensive library of various titles and formats, and became a Canadian corporation. The company's library is now held by FilmRise.

1st Logo (1991-2005)

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Logo: On a black background, we see a white rounded rectangle with black lines (presumably to resemble a TV screen) and two golden shapes made to resemble a "K" stretches/zooms in from the right of the screen and settles near the top of the screen. As the "K" shines, the words fade out and the words "KEI" and the smaller words "KALEIDOSCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC." below fade in. The "K" shines once again.

Variants:

  • On some shows, the word "Distribution by" appears at the bottom before the logo pops up.
  • On the end credits of In Shape with Sharon Mann, a still version exists with "Produced by" appearing above the logo

Technique: Basic 3D animation.

Music/Sounds: None, a whistling theme or the end theme of the show.

Availability: Rare. It was last seen on TV when Hello Kitty & Friends and Sailor Moon aired on YTV Canada up to the mid-2000's. Should be found on VHS and DVD releases of the former. Was also seen on Hollywood Babylon, the DiC version of Knights of the Zodiac and In Shape with Sharon Mann.


2nd Logo (2005-2006)

Logo: On a black background, we see the "K" from the last logo, surrounded by a rounded rectangle outline and "KEI" in a bold font zooms in slowly, all in orange. An orange spotlight moves around the logo. Copyright information is shown below.

Technique: 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Rare. Seen on Look-a-Like.


3rd Logo (2006-2017?)

Logo: On a brown background with a spotlight, we see the KEI logo from the previous logo, but it is gold instead of orange, complete with the TV tube outline and the "KEI" initials. The word "KALEIDOSCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC", also in gold, fades in. The KEI logo slowly zoomed in.

Variant: Sometimes, a copyright stamp is shown below the logo.

Technique: A zooming effect.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on later shows like Blood Ties and Healthy Gourmet.

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