Teletoon Originals

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
AsdfTheRevival, BenIsRandom, RedheadXilamGuy, and CrazySpruiker2001

Captures by
Eric S., AsdfTheRevival, EnormousRat, l0gocrazed, RedheadXilamGuy, edunk5, SubparMario63 and Broken Saw

Editions by
Scott Hutcheon and userjt



Background

Licensed in 1996 by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the English language channel launched on October 17, 1997. It was originally owned by a consortium made up of various other Canadian specialty services and producers; The Family Channel Inc. acting as managing partner at 53.3% (Astral Media under The Movie Network & Western International Communications), YTV Canada Inc. at 26.7% (Shaw Communications), Cinar (now WildBrain) and Nelvana with 10% each. Corus Entertainment acquired WIC and Nelvana in 2000 and inherited the latter's stake.

Through various acquisitions over the years, ownership resulted in both Astral Media and Corus Entertainment owning a 50% stake in the service from 2006-13, they each owned 40% until then with Cookie Jar owning 20%. Currently, Teletoon is wholly owned by Corus Entertainment since January 1, 2014, becoming a sister station to YTV and Treehouse, and Astral's half was held in a blind trust held by Pierre Bolvin after Bell Media's purchase of Astral was finalized on July 5, 2013.

1st Logo (October 17, 1997-2001)

Logo: We see the early Teletoon border logo from 1998. Prior to that, the logo was only shown as an in-credit version or merely written in the same typeface as the show's credits, before the animated version was came out four years later.

Variants:

  • In the station's early years, there was no red border, and sometimes it appeared blue, turquoise, orange, or having no border at all. The border's shape was also more asymmetrical and the bulge was usually larger.
  • A closing logo which serves as a prototype of the next logo appears at the end of For Better or For Worse.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme to the show.

Availability: Very rare. It was seen on early episodes of shows, including Caillou (never shown on PBS), Angela Anaconda, Ned's Newt, Pippi Longstocking, Blaster's Universe, Animal Crackers, Donkey Kong Country, Redwall, the first season of Rescue Heroes and Eckhart, early episodes of What About Mimi?, The Baskervilles, the first season of Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse, The Adventures of Paddington Bear, A Miss Mallard Mystery, and season one of Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, among others.

2nd Logo (April 22, 2001-January 26, 2012)

Logo: On a white canvas background, a bunch of lines form an oval with a bulge at the top right. There is also a smaller, narrower oval in the center of it. In the latter, the Teletoon logo at the time (which is "TELE" in a tall blue font and "TOON" in a crude, black font. The "TELE"'s Es have raised tops to represent acutes for the French name, and the "TOON"'s Os are filled with white with blue dots on the bottom of them, along with a red curve below it, representing a smiling face) is drawn in with both pencil and paint as the oval outline fills with red. The logo bulges out a bit before becoming CGI. The logo slowly floats, as if it were in water, as "TELETOON is a registered trademark owned by TELETOON Canada Inc." appears below it in both English and French.

Variants:

  • In some shows, it appears superimposed in the credits inside a box or just the logo itself appearing like the previous logo. Untalkative Bunny is an example.
  • A byline-less variant was used as a network ID and on season 1 of What's with Andy?.
  • On Quebec French releases of My Dad the Rock Star, the logo is still.
  • On Atomic Betty and Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse, the logo plays in warp speed.
  • There's also an extended version used on 2004 episodes of Totally Spies! and Zeroman. The second half of this version is used on season 1 of Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs.
  • On season 1 of Wayside, the first two seasons of 6teen, and The Future is Wild, "www.teletoon.com" is seen below the logo.
  • On later episodes of Pecola, a byline that reads "Produced with the participation of" appears. The logo cuts to the Milky Cartoon logo before the underneath byline appears.
  • Some shows such as the 3rd season of What About Mimi? and Yakkity Yak have the logo cut off after the byline appears.
  • On season 1 episodes of RoboRoach on BBC Kids in Canada and season 1 episodes of Class of the Titans on Netflix, the logo is in widescreen, albeit, cheaply made, as the lines where the black bars were are visible.
  • On Bakugan Battle Brawlers, the logo is stretched in widescreen.
  • On Olliver's Adventures, the logo is stretched.
  • A short version that starts with the finished logo floating exists with the Teletoon website link below it; spotted on Di-Gata Defenders.
  • There is one variant which the byline and URL is on the top instead of the bottom.
  • On some shows like Potatoes and Dragons and Creepschool, a still in-credit version exists.
    • On The Tofus, the logo is seen on a white background along with the 2002-08 France 3 logo and the Jetix logo. Once the end theme of the aforementioned show ends, the three logos fade out for the SIP Animation logo to animate.
    • On Ratz, the Tooncan, Xilam and France 3 logos appear in-credit on the middle top of the left split-screened side of the filmstrip which contains the TV show's logo, along with the Media Programme logo right in the middle and the Teletoon logo right at the very bottom end of it, also placed at the center as well.

Technique: The lines forming the logo.

Music/Sounds: An assortment of cartoony sounds when the logo is drawn, followed by a popping sound as it becomes CGI.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On many shows, the ending theme plays over the logo.
  • On occasion, the sound effects and ending theme are merged together.
  • The extended variant features strange ambience, which starts to play as the logo floats.
  • On later episodes of Angela Anaconda, we hear Angela herself laughing over the logo.

Availability: Common; seen on practically anything pre-2007 on Teletoon in Canada. In the USA, it is seen on shows such as later episodes of Angela Anaconda on Fox Family in 2001-2002 (now Freeform), Maggie and the Ferocious Beast and Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (first two seasons only, sister channel Treehouse TV produced the series from 2006 to 2007, its final season) on Nick Jr., Pecola, Rescue Heroes, Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse (all on Qubo), Gerald McBoing-Boing on Boomerang and season 2 of Johnny Test on Kids' WB (now One Magnificent Morning).

  • In the past, this logo was very common and appeared on Braceface on Fox Family (now Freeform), What's with Andy? on ABC Family (now Freeform) and Toon Disney, Yakkity Yak, My Dad the Rock Star (both on Nicktoons Network), and seasons 1-2 of 6teen on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. Strangely, late 2007-2012 episodes of Bakugan (seen in the past on Cartoon Network) have this logo along with 2008 episodes of season 1 of Chaotic (seen in the past on The CW4Kids and Cartoon Network). It is often followed by either the YTV logo or the Nelvana logo. This logo first appeared on Undergrads. The in-credit/superimposed versions can be found such as on Ratz, seasons three and four of Totally Spies! (seasons one and two never mentioned the network in the credits) and The Tofus. The remastered logos can be seen on Caillou on Cartoonito on demand.
  • In Canada, shows that carried this logo include seasons two and three of Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse, Eckhart and Rescue Heroes, later episodes of What About Mimi?, Caillou up to season four, Braceface, What's With Andy?, Spider Riders, Pecola, Gerald McBoing-Boing, RoboRoach, Silverwing, Bromwell High, Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings, Olliver's Adventures, Planet Sketch, Wayside, The Future is Wild, Yakkity Yak, Kid Paddle, My Dad the Rock Star, the first two seasons of Atomic Betty, Johnny Test and Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, Delta State, Iggy Arbuckle, Zeroman, earlier episodes of 6teen and Carl², and the first seasons of Delilah & Julius and Class of the Titans.

3rd Logo (June 27, 2007-January 26, 2013)

Logo: On a blue/white gradient background, the new Teletoon logo can be seen unfolded in gold, which is "TELETOON" in a haphazardly sized and shaped font, with the raised tops again on the E's. Below it is "Original Production" in a black font. The logo constantly shines throughout and is also tilted up at a upwards angle.

Variants:

  • There is a longer version where a yellow tornado quickly zooms out and spins, ejecting out "Original Production" before forming the background and text. It rests at a angle before shifting into position.
  • Another version starts when the letters stop in place.
  • On Quebec French dubs of their shows, the "Original Production" text is changed to "Production originale".
  • On early season 1 episodes of Bakugan Battle Brawlers, there's a version with the still 2007-2013 Teletoon logo (which is the same text as this logo in orange, but folded into a corner shape on a blue outline of it) on a black background.
  • On Best Ed, a print version of this logo is seen in a white box on the background of the credits.
  • A special version appears on Skatoony; the channel bug logo of the time appears on an orange background. The show's cartoon host, Chudd Chudders, appears from the left and hides behind it. The logo then jumps back a bit, exposing Chudd, before bumping him. Chudd, who was crouching, gets up and poses grandly.

Technique: The text shining. For the longer version, the tornado. None for the black background variant.

Music/Sounds: The show's end theme, although the longer version of this logo has an explosion sound, followed by a distorted choir, quick record scratching sounds (think the PolyGram Video "BANG!" logo), a blingy guitar note and a distorted "BONG!".

Music/Sounds Variant: On My Life Me, a rock guitar note is held over the logo.

Availability: Common.

  • Seen on all programming on the Teletoon network in Canada from this era. In the USA, it can be seen on seasons 3-4 of 6teen, Stoked, and the first four seasons of Total Drama all on Cartoon Network (which follows after the Nelvana logo from 2004 that is shown only on 6teen), Jimmy Two-Shoes on Disney XD and Spliced on Qubo, among other shows. This can be additionally seen on season 3-early season 5 episodes of Johnny Test. The longer version is rare and is only seen on Canadian reruns of Johnny Test and some other shows as well (for example, it was seen on The Dating Guy when aired in Russia). The second version appears on 2010-11 episodes of the aforementioned show and My Babysitter's a Vampire. The My Life Me variant can be seen on the aforementioned show on PBJ in the USA.
  • In Canada, shows carrying the logo include the final season of Atomic Betty, Johnny Test starting with season three, the first four seasons of Total Drama, the fifth season ofTotally Spies!, George of the Jungle, Jimmy Two-Shoes, Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy, Stoked, Fred's Head, Spliced, Crash Canyon, Metajets, Mudpit, World of Quest, and the rest of 6teen, Carl², Delilah & Julius and Class of the Titans.

4th Logo (January 18, 2012-January 17, 2018)

Logo: On a yellow gradient background, the Teletoon logo from before is seen in yellow with white text. Here, the text appears to be refined and flatter. It quickly rotates to left, jittering a bit to reveal a flat surface with "ORIGINAL PRODUCTION" on it in white. The logo quickly rotates back to the right, jittering once more.

Bylines:

  • 2012-2015: Bylineless.
  • 2015-2016: "A CORUS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY" (English) or "UNE SOCIETE DE CORUS ENTERTAINMENT" (Quebec French) with "CORUS" being the then-current Corus logo.
  • 2016-2018: "A Corus. COMPANY" (English) or "UNE PROPRIETE DE Corus." (Quebec French) with "Corus." being the new and current Corus logo.

Variants:

  • Sometimes, "in association with" appears above the logo.
  • On the Quebec French dubs of their shows, the "ORIGINAL PRODUCTION" text is changed to "PRODUCTION ORIGINALE"'. There are also lines above the E's since 2014.
  • There's also a Quebec French version for the Corus byline variant. The logo on this variant looks also enhanced.
  • There is also an extended version that starts with the block inflating first before the letters jump onto it. The logo continues as normal.
  • There's also a warp-speed variant of the extended logo.
  • There is a still variant, sometimes in-credit as seen on shows like Counterfeit Cat.
  • A shorter variant exists.
  • There's a rare variant featured the Teletoon logo in the white gradient background, with the blue banner that reads "ORIGINAL" on it.

Technique: The logo flipping.

Music/Sounds: Two lasers sounds when the logo flips, followed by a choir between the lasers sounds (sometimes shortened). In other cases, the ending theme of the show, or none.

Music/Sounds Variant: The extended version has an inflation sound when the logo pops, followed by loud bouncing noises for the logo's letters.

Availability: Common. Appears on any newer Teletoon shows in Canada up until 2018. In the USA, this logo appears on some shows such as the final two seasons of Johnny Test on Boomerang, Grojband, 2013-2016 episodes of Total Drama on Cartoon Network, My Babysitter's a Vampire on Disney Channel and Camp Lakebottom on Disney XD. Strangely, the English Original Production logo appears on the Quebec French dubs of the Inspector Gadget CGI series and season 1 of Supernoobs (with the Corus byline). Starting in 2018, it seemed to have been phased out in favor for the 2016-present Corus logo for the most part, alongside the removal of the logos for other Corus-owned stations, while on season 2 of Supernoobs, the logo for the now-defunct Family Chrgd (where the show moved to) is used instead.

  • In Canada, it appears on shows such as Detentionaire, the fifth season of Total Drama, Camp Lakebottom, Fugget About It, Freaktown, The Bagel and Becky Show, Just Kidding, season one of Supernoobs, Looped, Packages From Planet X, Dr. Dimensionpants, and Grojband amongst others. Last seen on ToonMarty. It does not appear on season six ofTotally Spies!, however.

Legacy: This is a memorable logo for those who have grew up with current Teletoon programming in the present years prior to this era.

Final Note: In January 2018, this was replaced by the 2016-present Corus logo, alongside the removal of the YTV, Treehouse, Global, ABC Spark, CMT, HGTV, and W Network logos.

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