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Lyrick Studios(1998-2001)

Logos

1st logo (1997-1998)

On a white background, six letters zoom out from the screen in each other, in 30 degrees. The letters than separate themselves, revealing the words "Lyrick" in a crazy font with colors (green, yellow, purple, blue, orange, and finally, red). After they have zoomed out in place, a blue dot flies out and dots the "I" (a la the Jim Henson Pictures logo), and the word "STUDIOS" fades in on the bottom-right of "Lyrick", with a line above "STUDIOS".

Variants

  • On some tapes from the company, "Distributed by" wipes in above the logo as the letters zoom out. There's also a still version of this logo.
  • There is a rare early variant of this logo where the logo is taller and skinnier, it doesn't have the shadow effect, "Studios" is in a different font, the words "Distributed by" are yellow and there is a bigger space between "Distributed by" and "Lyrick Studios". This variant is still. There is also a version of this variant without "Distributed by", which is seen at the end of the tape. This version can be seen on Joe Scruggs: Live From Deep In The Jungle, Joe Scruggs: Joe TV, the first two Francesco's Friendly World tapes, Barney's Musical Scrapbook, and some others.
  • There is another early variant where the logo is zoomed closer to the screen and "Distributed by" is yellow. This can only be seen on the tapes of Vatican 2: The Faithful Revolution, a surprisingly non-children's release. Again, the version without "Distributed by" can be seen at the end of the tape.
  • There is yet another still variant that's very close to the finished logo, only lacking any shadows, the Distributed by is in a different, more generic font.

2nd logo (1998-2001)

In a lake surrounded by a forest at twilight, we see a silhouette of a waterbird (possibly a duck, loon, or albatross) swimming from right to left at the bottom of the screen. The camera then pans up to the sky, and a child's arm in red and white striped short sleeves (with its index finger extended) touches the sky, causing ripples as if it were a pond. As the ripples fade away, the word "Lyrick" (in the same font as before) slowly zooms in and stops in the middle of the screen. The logo shines as the word "STUDIOS" written with a line above it fades in along with a "TM" symbol.

Variants

  • Some VeggieTales tapes have the text "Distributed by" in white bold Arial Black font on a black background before the logo animates. This is regularly seen at the beginning and end of the tapes. This variation is also seen on Groundling Marsh and Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends VHS tapes.
  • There's a rare, early variation with fewer stars in the night sky, rough animation at 23fps, longer panning up in the sky until the hand comes, a redder sunset, a different forest design, and the logo is off-center. Most of the releases of Barney's Great Adventure do not show the red sleeve on the child's arm due to their aspect ratio. This appeared on the film Barney's Great Adventure.
  • There is a still version of this logo, which can be seen on 1998 prints of Veggietales: Josh and The Big Wall and Very Silly Songs. It can also be seen in 2000 re-prints of Veggietales tapes from The Toy That Saved Christmas to LarryBoy and the Rumor Weed.
  • Another variation has the logo with the camera panning it up more and a white "Distributed by" byline above the logo after it is formed.
  • There is an extremely rare variant with the words "Distributed by" on a black background in a white Arial font before the logo animates. This appeared on an alternate print of The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy. The proof can be seen here.

Music/Sounds

An electronic keyboard arpeggio and low synth note plays throughout the logo, with 3 low-pitched violin notes as the "dot-the-I" sequence plays, followed by a rising xylophone and a violin stinger. This jingle was composed by music director Bob Singleton.

Music/Sounds Variants

  • The "Distributed by" variant features only 2 low pitched notes for the "dot-the-I" sequence. Ringing bells can be heard when the "Distributed by" and "STUDIOS" text appear and during the "dot-the-I" sequence, and the tune ends with another piano note instead of the glockenspiel (although early releases with the "Distributed by" variant used the normal music).
  • On the 1998 VHS release of Barney & Friends: Down on Barney's Farm, the "Distributed by" music is used on the regular version of the logo, but the ringing bells are only heard once, since the words "Distributed by" aren't there.
  • The still version is silent.

A calming orchestral fanfare accompanied by a dog barking, birds tweeting, and a cymbal crash when the child's finger touches the sky. Just like the previous logo, the still version is silent.

Scare Factor

1st logo

Heart Attack. You will, die watching this shitty logo.

2nd logo

None to minimal. The child's hand popping up might give someone a jump, but it's harmless and a very well-liked logo to people who grew up to their shows.

Video

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Lyrick Studios Logo (1998-2001) DVD Quality HD REUPLOAD


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