Stone & Company Entertainment

From Audiovisual Identity Database

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Background

Stone & Company was formed by Scott A. Stone in 1987 under Lorimar-Telepictures. Stone was Senior Vice-President of first-run syndication for Telepictures/Lorimar-Telepictures, where he supervised such programs like Gumby, The People's Court, Thundercats, and the 1984 version of Let's Make a Deal, among others. In 1991, he joined David G. Stanley and renamed the company as "Stone Stanley Productions". After Shop 'Til You Drop ended in 2005, David Stanley left the company and Stone renamed the company as "Stone & Company Entertainment".

Stone Television

1st Logo (September 5, 1988-May 27, 1989)

Logo: On a gray stone background, we see the word "STONE" in a large white font with a line below and above. The word "TELEVISION" in a small white font and in spaced out letters, fades in below also with a white line below all in shadow mode.

Technique: The word "TELEVISION" fading in.

Music/Sounds: Generally the closing music of the show. On the end title theme from Fun House, Tiny Hurley announces "Fun House is a Stone Television Production!"

Availability: Rare. Was seen on Fun House, and season 1 episodes of Freddy's Nightmares.


2nd Logo (September 27, 1989-April 28, 1990)

Logo: The text "STONE" with "TELEVISION" all in the same font as the last logo appears in spaced-out letters. Below it appears in a B&W-like fashion, with the letters dark and a shadow seen from behind. All of a sudden, the background changes to a stone like emerald and the word "STONE" turns turquoise and "TELEVISION" turns green, as the shadow disappears. The logo then shines.

Technique: The change from black and white to color, along with the shining.

Music/Sounds: The end title theme from any show, sometimes with an announcer spiel.

Availability: Rare. Seen on the latter seasons of Fun House and College Mad House, and on season 2 episodes of Freddy's Nightmares.


Stone Stanley Entertainment

1st Logo (September 10, 1990-February 24, 2000)

Logo: On a green, marbled, stone background, we see "STONE STANLEY" in the same font as the Stone Television logo (albeit much thinner) with two lines, one above it and one below it, engraved in the background. The text then fills with yellow coloring, then after it colorizes, "PRODUCTIONS" fades in. It appears like this:

STONE
STANLEY
PRODUCTIONS

The yellow color sets in as shiny gold.

Variants:

  • A still variant exists.
  • There is an early variant where "STONE STANLEY" is in a bolder font, with the "S" in "STONE" and "STANLEY" larger than the rest of the name. It is not in gold and doesn't fill-in. "PRODUCTIONS" simply fades in underneath.

Technique: The letters filling.

Music/Sounds: A mellow synth tune ending with a "ping" sound, with an announcer or host saying "(name of show) is a Stone Stanley Production".

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On Legends of the Hidden Temple, the end of the show's theme plays with Olmec (the talking stone head in the show, voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) saying "Hmmmmm..."
  • For The Man Show, the closing theme would also be used, with Jimmy Kimmel saying "The Man Show is a Stone-Stanley production in association with Jackhole Productions" (the second part of the spiel included after Jackhole's logo came up).
  • One funny v/o came from FX's Bobcat's Big A** Show (hosted by Bobcat Goldthwait), as said by announcer Eric Waddell, "Bobcat's Big A** Show is a Stone Stanley Production! (a farting sound is heard) Ugh! What was that?".
  • The music was also low-pitched on USA's Quicksilver and Free 4 All. For the Quicksilver variant, the music was also played in the key of A rather than B.
  • There is also a slightly extended variant of the music seen on some episodes of the Family Channel run of Shop Til' You Drop.
  • The VHS release Jane Fonda's Lower Body Solution uses an announcer-free version of the music.

Availability: Rare. Seen on VHS tapes of Jane Fonda's Lower Body Solution and DVDs of The Man Show. It was also seen on Legends of the Hidden Temple during it's original run on Nickelodeon and reruns of the show on Nick GAS and NickRewind on TeenNick, as well as '90s episodes of Shop 'Til You Drop when they were last seen on GSN. Quicksilver, Free 4 All, and Born Lucky also carried this logo. The early variant was also seen on the final season of Fun House and Teen Win, Lose, or Draw. The early variant was also seen at the end of Fun House Fitness tapes from Warner Home Video released at the end of the show's run. The short-lived 1996 Fox game show Big Deal (based off Let's Make a Deal) had this logo, followed by the New World Entertainment logo. The still variant was only seen on the short-lived I Can't Believe You Said That! which aired on Fox Family in 1998 (to fit in with their generic credits).


2nd Logo (June 18, 2000-May 27, 2005)

Logo: On a white background, several shapes come together to form a stylized person holding 5 stars. In sync with the person being put together, "ST NE ST NLEY" (in a futuristic font) slide in, left and right. The person's body forms the "O" in "STONE", while its legs form the "A" in "STANLEY". Once "STONE STANLEY" is complete, the word "ENTERTAINMENT" fades in.

Technique: The person forming, which looks strikingly similar to the LucasArts logo.

Music/Sounds: A downward woodwind tune combined with a fast techno beat and the sound of applause.

Availability: Rare. Seen on the PAX run of Shop 'Til You Drop (both the mall-era and "megastore" episodes) when it was last seen on GSN, albeit subject to credit-crunching. Was also seen on Popstars, The Mole, The Man Show, and the U.S. version of Winning Lines.

Stone & Company Entertainment

(August 2, 2005-)

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Logo: On a blue background, we zoom backwards through mountains with mist around them. Then, we zoom out to show that the mountains are contained in a blue rectangle on a white background. The words "STONE & COMPANY ENTERTAINMENT" in Trajan Pro Bold font are seen below.

Technique: The zooming through the mountains.

Music/Sounds: A techno theme composed by Stone himself or the closing theme of a show. On most episodes of BrainSurge, the techno theme is heavily sped up.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • Earlier episodes of BrainSurge had an error where the music from the 310 Entertainment logo was used in this logo and vice versa.
  • The CW airings used a generic theme and a voiceover.

Availability: Seen on BrainSurge, Hi-Jinks, Paradise Run, and the reboot for Legends of The Hidden Temple. Also seen on the short-lived series NYC Prep and Undercover Cupid.

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