Shout! Factory

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Logo descriptions by
mr3urious, LogosForTheWin, MegaAveron25 and Thisisanswer


Logo captures by
PM pinter


Video captures courtesy of
Digital media resources, ENunn and I am Arcade

Background

Shout! Factory is an American home video and music company founded in 2003. Its video releases include previously released feature films, classic and contemporary television series, animation, live music, and comedy specials. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Shout! Studios, Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records and Video Time Machine.

1st Logo (2003-2014)

Nicknames: "Red and Black Bars", "Then-and-Now Television"

Logo: We see a jittery TV screen with bluish static and a film countdown leaderboard on it. The Shout! Factory logo (consisting of five unevenly-arranged rectangles alternating between red and black colors in a pattern with an exclamation point at the end, with "SHOUT" displayed on each rectangle letter-by-letter and "FACTORY" shown below it in between two horizontal lines) comes into focus, flashing a bit. As the leaderboard finishes the static remains, and then fades away after a couple of seconds. The logo tilts a bit before fading out.

Variants:

  • Some feature film releases feature the logo in widescreen (actually non-anamorphic widescreen, as it's rather cheaply horizontally stretched.)
  • Sometime in 2013, the logo was recreated in higher quality. The countdown section is now completely redone, now being a movie countdown played with green-tinted static. The logo also has no jittering and much lower blurring counts. The logo also now zooms in piece-by-piece before the countdown ends, and slowly zooms in before the logo ends. It also tilts at a much sharper angle as well.

FX/SFX: The static, leaderboards, and logo focusing.

Music/Sounds: A film projector sound throughout plays, while the whirring of it starting can be heard (similar to that of the 1st VID logo, but has long cut times.) Eventually, the film projector turns into static, with a few tidbits of electric crackling.

Music/Sounds Variant: There is also a higher-pitched variant of the logo music.

Availability: Common. Seen on DVDs released from the company, mostly classic TV shows and films. Also appears on Blu-rays, but it's in DVD quality. This does not appear on the 2012 DVD release of The Smurfs and the Magic Flute despite appearing on the cover art of the DVD.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (2014-)

Nicknames: "Red and Black Bars II", "The Other Bars of Boredom"

Logo: On a white background, 2 bars with the word "FACTORY" slides in. As it settles, 3 red bars and 2 black bars, all unevenly arranged, rise up from the bar and "SHOUT" appears on the bars one-by-one. An exclamation point flies in and sticks to the last bar. All this happens at a very fast pace.

FX/SFX: The bar sliding in, the bars rising up, and the exclamation point sticking on the bar.

Music/Sounds: A distant explosion sound followed by a series of short swooshes.

Availability: Current. Seen on newer Shout! Factory releases, such as The Battery and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks. It also appeared on the first season of the 2017 revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000. This does not appear on GKIDS titles despite it being on the cover art of their releases.

Editor's Note: A much lower quality effort compared to the previous logo, looking like it was made with Flash.

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