Universal Pictures Debut Network

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Logo descriptions by
MatthewLMayfield and LMgamer36


Logo captures by
MatthewLMayfield


Video captures courtesy of
Broken Saw and Michael Strum

Background

Universal Pictures Debut Network was a syndication block of movies from Universal Pictures from the 1980s-early 90s.

1st Logo (1980s-Early 1990s)

Logo: On an animated starry space background, the Earth revolves as "UNIVERSAL PICTURES" comes in from the right of the planet and arches itself around the front. Then the text:

DEBUT
NETWORK

flies in from the bottom and rests below "UNIVERSAL PICTURES". All of the text is in a white 3D font with red sides.

FX/SFX: The stars, the earth turning, the words.

Music/Sounds: A male voiceover saying the following messages, such as "We'll return to [Movie name] with [Actor]"/"[Movie name] with [Actor] will return in a moment"/"Now, back to [Movie name] with [Actor]"/"And now, the conclusion of [Movie name] with [Actor]". On commercial breaks, the announcer says "Next on Universal Pictures Debut Network"; sometimes, the announcer says "Universal Pictures Debut Network's presentation of [Movie name] is brought to you by [sponsor]".

Availability: Extinct. A notable airing is DC Cab (1983), and also seen on an commerical for Halloween III: Season of the Witch (also released in 1983).

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (1990s?)

Logo: The 1990 Universal logo is seen, but it's sped-up and bylineless. Once "UNIVERSAL" positions in, "DEBUT NETWORK" in the same color as "UNIVERSAL" fades beneath it.

FX/SFX: The animation of the 1990 Universal logo, and the fading.

Music/Sounds: This time, a different male voiceover says the same messages above.

Availability: Extinct, like the first logo. Seen on movies aired in the block from the era, such as an airing of Twins (1988).

Editor's Note: None.

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