The Muppets Studio

From Audio Visual Identity Database

1st Logo (2004-2008)

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Logo: On a black background, we see lights flashing. Then, a purple oval zooms up, which reads:

Muppet
studios

The music then stops and the logo shines.

FX/SFX: The lights, the logo shining.

Music/Sounds: A remix of the Muppet Show theme song followed by a "shining" sound.

Availability: Seen on seasons 1-3 of The Muppet Show DVD sets at the start of each episode. It can also be seen on Kermit's 50th Anniversary re-releases of the previously released Muppet DVDs such as The Muppet Movie albeit silent. It also appears on Statler and Waldorf: From The Balcony.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (August 3-December 17, 2008, July 21, 2015, February 19, 2021)

Logo: On a white background, we see several Muppets that appear to be "bursting" out of the background, with Kermit in front. The words:

The
Muppets
Studio

are shown below in a typewriter font.

Variants:

  • An animated version exists where all the Muppets are open the background as the word "Muppets" is typing in one-by-one while "The" and "Studio" fade in.
  • On Disney+ prints of The Muppet Show, the logo appears inside an oval with a metallic edge on a black background.
  • On the first look presentation of the 2015 The Muppets series, the logo is cropped on the black background. Also, the Muppets are absent.

FX/SFX: None, except for what is described in the animated version.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show/special.

Availability: Common. The original white background version appeared on Studio DC: Almost Live and A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. The oval variant is currently used on Disney+ prints of The Muppet Show.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo (September 22, 2015-February 18, 2022)

Logo: On a dark background, we see the words:

THE
MuPPeTS
STUDIO

in the distance. As the camera zooms into the words, a bright light shines on the logo and we see the word "MuPPeTS" in a playful Garamond font wobbling from side to side before getting in position.

Variants:

  • There is an in-credit version, which can be seen on Muppets Now.
  • A long version exists.

FX/SFX: The camera zooming in, the light shining, the word "MuPPeTS" wobbling. Done by The Lobby.

Music/Sounds: A jazzy piano tune or the end theme of the show.

Music/Sounds Variant: On the 2015 The Muppets series, the first part of the theme is cut out.

Availability: Seen on the short-lived 2015 The Muppets series and the 2018 reboot of Muppet Babies. The in-credit version appears on Muppets Now on Disney+.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo (July 31, 2021- )

Logo: On a dark background, we zoom out to see a new The Muppets Studio logo, in the same font as the sign in the intro of The Muppet Show and in gold. The logo brightens once it is fully seen as spotlights turn on and shine. Some particles can be seen floating in the background.

Variants:

  • On Muppets Haunted Mansion:
    • At the beginning, we zoom through the "O" into the opening scene.
    • At the end, after the logo animation plays as normal, La Cabra appears, pokes its head into the "O" and screams. The goat leaves and we zoom through the "O" like in the opening.
    • On the trailer, the logo glows purple and flickers over a wallpaper backdrop with what looks like several different Muppet characters included in its design.
  • While most haven't been seen yet, The Muppets Studio VP Leigh Slaughter claims that there will be many custom variants of this logo for various productions.

FX/SFX: Nice CGI!

Music/Sounds: None or the opening/closing theme.

Availability: First seen on an interview with The Muppets Studio VP Leigh Slaughter on Muppet fansite Tough Pigs: Muppet Fans Who Grew Up on July 31, 2021. Was posted in a now deleted tweet on the official Muppet Twitter account and a post to its Instagram shortly after. The Tough Pigs article was briefly deleted, but it's now back up. It made its official debut on Muppets Haunted Mansion.

Editor's Note: A very stylish logo that marks a bright future for upcoming Muppet productions.