King Bee Video

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Descriptions by
Ryan Froula


King Bee Video was a short-lived nostalgia label operated by IVE and their second nostalgia label after The Video Late Show.

1st Logo (February 9, 1989)


Logo: Against a black background, the name of the company spins onto the screen in light yellow, with "KING BEE" above "VIDEO". The logo moves around in a weird fashion, sometimes stretching, before settling in the center of the screen.

Technique: 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extremely rare. Seen on The Adventures of Charlie Chan Vols. 1 and 2, Isaac Hayes: Black Moses of Soul, and The Best of PKA.

2nd Logo (March 9-July 20, 1989)


Logo: Against a black background, we see the words "King Bee" in solid gold and "VIDEO" below it in white. A gold bee is hovering to the right, and it settles after several seconds, when it stops flapping its wings.

Technique: CGI.

Music/Sounds: Two separate synth drones overlapping with each other. One is supposed to symbolize a bee's buzzing and lasts several seconds shorter than the other.

Availability: Rare. Seen on The Adventures of Charlie Chan Vol. 3, Fight to the Death, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, The Tongfather, Prototype, Consenting Adult, the Thriller episode "Kill Two Birds", The Creeper, and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

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