Pepper's Ghost Productions

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Pepper's Ghost Productions was an animation and licensing company based in the United Kingdom. It was best known for co-producing the computer-animated educational show Tiny Planets along with Sesame Workshop. The company was dissolved on January 15, 2013.[1]

1st Logo (September 1999-2001)

Logo: To the left of the Children's Television Workshop logo, we see, inside of a green rectangle, an intricately designed purple rectangular speech bubble with a design cut into it that can be interpreted in one of two ways:

  • A squinting bearded man with a top hat with a patch on it who is facing the right, and another face smiling and looking at the camera that overlaps the man's eye.
  • A strange, smiling and seemingly fuzzy creature with a long, slim neck, a long, curled trunk and a top hat with a patch on it.

Below this design, we see the name of the company:

P E P P E R ' S

The "H" and "T" rest above two shiny dots.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the pilot.

Availability: Seen on the original pilot for Tiny Planets. This logo was also used on its website and other related material from 1999 to 2001.

2nd Logo (June 10, 2001-December 21, 2002)

Logo: On a white background, to the right of the Sesame Workshop logo and on top of some purple, smoke-like spots that slowly scroll to the left, the name of the company in the same style as before, in purple blurs in. A minimal starburst effect with purple stars also fades in along with the company logo and rotates around it. A copyright notice is seen below.

Variant: There also exists a still variant, which has just the text. This was used on their now-defunct website from around 2002 until sometime in 2007 or 2008, which was when their site redirected to the main website for the defunct children's MMO, My Tiny Planets.

Technique: All 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on Tiny Planets.