TBS Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database


Credits
Logo descriptions by
Logophile, BenIsRandom and Minecraft_Logan

Logo captures by
EnormousRat, BenIsRandom, and TheEriccorpinc

Video captures courtesy of
TheEriccorpinc Logo Channel and Broken Saw

Background

TBS Productions was the in-house production company for the Turner Broadcasting System that produced original TV series for TBS. It was merged into Studio T in 2016.

1st Logo (September 2, 1985-June 26, 1987)

Logo: On a #000987 gradient background, we see the text "In Association with" in white at the top of the screen, Below that is the text:

blue
blue

in the middle of the screen. Below that is copyright information reading:

Copyright © [year]
TBS Production(s), Inc.
All Rights Reserved

at the bottom of the screen.

Variants:

  • The font on the copyright info would either be big, small, or italicized.
  • Sometimes, the company name and/or the copyright info would fade or wipe in.

FX/SFX: None or the company name/copyright info appearing.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Rocky Road.

2nd Logo (1992-1995)

Logo: A #ffa500 square with Earth rolling inside zooms in. Then, "TBS" (stacked in blue panels) slides in from above, followed by a red line and the word "PRODUCTIONS" underneath, and the square settles to the right.

FX/SFX: The words and the line moving.

Music/Sounds: A fading synth note. On some occasions, the logo's silent.

Availability: Appeared on several TBS programs of the time, including the 1994 documentaries Moon Shot and The Native Americans and the mini series Idols of the Game.

3rd Logo (July 17, 2007-September 25, 2009)

Nickname: "The Clouds"

Logo: The camera pans up through several cotton clouds until a daytime sky is revealed. The TBS logo ("tbs" with a half-circle underneath) and "productions" (in Arial Rounded MT Bold) are in the middle.

Variant: Sometimes, the clouds are pink.

FX/SFX: The animated clouds, plus the camera. Designed by S419.

Music/Sounds: A majestic version of TBS's 7-note jingle from 2004-2011. Sometimes, the closing theme of the show is heard.

Availability: Appeared on The Bill Engvall Show and Frank TV, the former which was released on DVD.

4th Logo (2012-2016)

Logo: On a limegreen background, two strings lower a black pillow-like object and the white word "PRODUCTIONS". The pillow then unfolds into the TBS emblem, and "tbs" ufnolds over it.

FX/SFX: The logo unfolding and settling.

Music/Sounds: The sounds of the logo unfolding and popping out.

Availability: Seen on King of the Nerds and season 1 of Angie Tribeca.

5th Logo (2016-2017)

Nicknames: "Seizure TBS"

Logo: On a black background, we see a "b" with a watery texture. Then, a "t" with the same texture appears, as the "b" switches its texture to mediumblue with blue, red, and lightblue stripes. Once again, the textures switch as an "s" appears. The background color then changes to #a600ff as a rectangle appears behind the letters (forming the new TBS logo). Then the background changes to a #6200ff gradient as the letters in "tbs" turn deepskyblue with limegreen stripes. The word "PRODUCTIONS" then wipes in below, and the background wiggles.

FX/SFX: A watery texture, the letters appearing.

Music/Sounds: A robotic synth chord with a distorted chipmunk laugh.

Availability: Seen on The Detour and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

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