Red Hour Productions
(Redirected from Red Hour Films)
Red Hour Productions, also known as Red Hour Films, is the production company of actor Ben Stiller and (formerly) producer Stuart Cornfeld, formed in 1998. It was named after the red hour, a period of rioting in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Return of the Archons". Ben Stiller himself is a noted Trekkie (a fan of Star Trek).
1st Logo (1999)
Logo: On a black background, we see the face of a jester with wide eyes and a fixated grin. The words "RED HOUR" are in a messy font at both sides, along with some splats.
Music/Sounds: Just Ron Silver yelling "LOOSE POLE!", taken directly from the pilot.
Availability: Appeared on the failed pilot of Heat Vision and Jack.
2nd Logo (March 30, 2007-April 4, 2008)
Logo: On a black background, we see a black timeboard showing 11:59 in white. Then it changes to 12:00. It begins to quickly flip through red and white digits, splitting into three changing time boards in the process as an image of the jester in the background zooms out. The time boards shift into one line, showing "RED HOUR FILMS" under the image of the jester.
Technique: CGI animation.
Music/Sounds: A synthesizer piece with ticking sounds in the background, or the opening theme.
Availability: Seen on Blades of Glory and The Ruins.
3rd Logo (August 11, 2008-)
Logo: A red card is spinning, depicting through flipbook animation of a jester in silhouette, doing tricks and catching a staff. After a few moments, the card stops still with the picture of the jester walking with the staff behind. The words "RED" and "HOUR" are seen in the Rockwell typeface, fading in on the top and bottom of the card respectively.
Variant: There also exists a sped-up version (or a short version where the flipbook is cutting off). This is seen on TV shows from the company.
Technique: CGI animation, designed by Prologue.
Music/Sounds: Card flipping sounds.
- For the sped-up version, the end theme of the show.
- For the short version, the last card flipping sound is heard.
- On Zoolander 2, we hear the opening theme of the movie over the regular sounds.
Availability: Current. Seen on Tropic Thunder, 30 Minutes or Less, The Big Year, Zoolander 2, Why Him? and In the Dark. This doesn't appear on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.