Taweel Loos Entertainment

From Audiovisual Identity Database


TLC Entertainment (formerly known as Taweel Loos & Company and Taweel Loos Entertainment) was an American production company founded in 1987 as George Taweel Productions. In 1988, Rob Loos would join in and work alongside him, eventually renaming the company in 1990 to Taweel Loos & Company. In 2009, the company was effectively rendered inactive as Rob Loos left the company, though George Taweel still keeps ownership of the name and library.

1st Logo (1989-1990)

Logo: On a grey gradient background, the silver text "George Taweel productions", in a sans serif font and with powder blue lighting, comes flying in from the right side of the screen in CGI, tilting towards the screen. "George" in the name also is stacked on top of the text and is aligned off the left edge of it. As it zooms out, a bunch of concentric rings come flying in from the left and tilt towards the screen as well, with a smaller set growing in the left side of the rings. All parts of the logo then freeze into place.

Technique: The rings and text flying in.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the McGee and Me! episode.

Availability: Extremely rare. Can be seen at the end of the first 5 episodes of McGee and Me!, which is kept intact on early tapes. Later prints plaster this logo with a variant of the next logo, though.

2nd Logo (1990-1993)

Logo: On a scratchy white background, 6 purple lines come in via 2 pairs of 3 from both sides of the screen. When they meet in the center, they turn still as the black brush-stroke text "TLC" is drawn in over the lines in multiple strokes, including an underline with an extra bit of scribbling. As this underline is drawn, another purple line fades in along with the text "TAWEEL-LOOS & COMPANY" in Times New Roman.

Variants: TBA

Technique: The lines sliding, the drawing.

Music/Sounds: Same as before.

Availability: Very rare. Can be seen on the rest of the McGee and Me! episodes, including later prints of episodes 1-5. Do note later prints also replace this

3rd Logo (1993-2003)

Logo: On a black background we see a blue circle in 3D with many lights that reveal the letters of"TLC". The Camera pans up to revealing the "Taweel Loos and Company" name and the wiping of a black rounded rectangle with the words Mini-movies. When the animation stops, a TM symbol (later replaced with the® symbol) appears on the right. After a second, the text Mini-movies changes to entertainment.

Technique: Nice 90s CGI that aged well until the 2000s.

Music/Sounds: A silly twinkle music with drumbeats and a synth choir, that ends with a 7-note somber tune. The ending theme of the special is also used.

Availability: Seen on Taweel Loos Entertainment videos like Secret Adventures, The Cripped Lamb and The Legend of the Three Trees.

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