Spondoolie Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Descriptions by
Michael Bass and WillWill45

Video captures courtesy of
Joshua Napier BR, Eric S., Broken Saw and Sagan Blob


Spondoolie Productions is the production company of Rob Thomas (not to be confused with the singer and frontman of Matchbox Twenty). It was formerly known as Rob Thomas Productions. The later company is named after a game played at Thomas' Texas middle school.

Rob Thomas Productions

(September 22, 2004-June 16, 2009)

Logo: On a half orange-black background, we see three black mice in fetters, walking and doing the conga line at the former half. On the latter half of the screen, we see three gray trapezoids that the mice stop at. The company name overlaps the first two trapezoids when it fades in.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Music/Sounds: A 7-note brass fanfare (based off of the first few notes of the nursery-rhyme "Three Blind Mice") is heard, then the mice yelling "Hey!".

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On early season 1 episodes of Veronica Mars, the fanfare is lower-pitched and the mice' voices are different.
  • Starting in late-2005, the audio is in PAL pitch.

Availability: Seen on seasons 1-3 of the aforementioned Veronica Mars and the 2009 revival of Cupid.

Spondoolie Productions

1st Logo (March 14-November 4, 2014)

Logo: On a black background, we see the text "Spondoolie", with the lines on the "p" and the "d" outstretched, and "PRODUCTIONS" below it in a similar font. The logo is colored like the American flag.

Technique: None

Music/Sounds: None or the closing theme of the show.

Availability: Appeared on the Veronica Mars movie and Play It Again, Dick.

2nd Logo (March 17, 2015-)

Logo: On a teal background with a spiral of stars and triangular lights that disappear near the end of the logo, we see the text in the same design as before. It starts off white, then immediately changes to the colors of a faded American flag. A shadow appears behind the text, and the logo shakes like an old film.

Variant: A still version exists.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Music/Sounds: A funk tune with an announcer saying "Spondoolie!", depending on the episode. For the still version, none.

Music/Sounds Variant: A slightly shortened version exists, which is sometimes instrumental.

Availability: Seen on iZombie, season 4 of Veronica Mars, and season 3 of Party Down.

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