Screen Legends

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
mr3urious

Captures by
Henrynguye5

Editions by
Henrynguye5 and Michael Kenchington

Video captures courtesy of
Hanksterman

Background

Screen Legends was a video label of the Pickwick Group that released mostly children's content on VHS.

(1986-1989)

Screen Legends logo.jpg

Logo: On a blue/white gradient background, a red rectangular border is drawn clockwise, which fills with red. Then, a gold star flips in from the right to the top of the rectangle. A white border is added behind that. Then, the words "SCREEN" and "LEGENDS", in a white Revue font, zoom out from the bottom below the star. The star shines with a few pings.

Variants:

  • There's a variant of this logo that has the star flipping in from the left side of the logo instead of the right.
  • A version of this logo which freezes towards the end of some UK VHS tapes after the animation finishes also exists which appears on Worzel Gummidge Volumes 1 and 2 and some copies of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends: The Deputation and Other Stories respectively.

Technique: Computer animation.

Music/Sounds: A synth tune with a rising 8-note horn fanfare, similar to Carolco Pictures. This is actually from the Bruton Music library titled "Ricotti Logo 9" composed by Frank Ricotti.

Availability: Rare.

  • Appears on VHS releases of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Season 2 releases Thomas, Percy and the Coal and Other Stories, Percy and Harold and Other Stories and The Deputation and Other Stories respectively, Paddington Bear's 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th and 5th and 6th 'Anywhen' TV Shows releases, Worzel Gummidge, Henry's Cat and later VHS prints of Nursery Rhymes, among many others from the UK.
  • It also appears at the start and end of both the 1987 UK VHS release of Beethoven's Fidelio and the 1989 UK VHS release of Incredible Creatures 1 as well.
  • It also appears at the start of the 1988 UK VHS release of Jack in the Box Volume 2: The Animals Went In Two by Two as well, although it strangely does not appear at the end of it for unknown reasons.
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