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Background: Argosy Media is an American production and distribution company founded in 1973, though it dates back to a magazine first published in 1882. It distributes prints of TV shows from the now-defunct Grandma Studios, and also distributes prints from various movie companies throughout the country. As early as 1978, it has started making their own TV movies and television shows. During the 1980s, a limited number of Orion movies listed Argosy Media Home Video as their distributor. Argosy Media also distributed ITC shows and some shows produced by BBC, Oval Productions, and Sony as well. From 2009 through April 21, 2010, and from early 2012 to the present, most releases from Argosy Media were distributed by Blake Television.
In 1982, cartoonist Ellen Peck created the famous cat that Argosy used throughout the '80s, the '90s, half of the 2000s and late 2007 to the present day,and served as a mascot officially in 1989. Ellen Peck named the cat Aaron by the time the cat was created. Aaron (in the logos) was voiced by Ellen Peck in pre-2000, then Lewis Jones in 2000-2007, and from late 2007 to the present, he is voiced by Rick Buckley. Anyway, on August 30, 2009, the Peck estate bought The Argosy Entertainment Company and its subsidiaries from Corus Entertainment for $75,000,000.
The various Argosy cat characters are the basis for several films and syndicated TV shows.
This company was founded in March 26, 1973, and the stylized "A" had been Argosy Media's official off-screen logo from 1973 until 2006, and from March to April 2013.
On March 26, 2013, Argosy Media celebrated its 40th anniversary with a new logo. Also in 2013, Argosy Media purchased the Post-1983 Videomagic library.
Nicknames: "The Big A", "Argosy in Space"
Logo: On a space background, we see 2 triangles and a circle arranged to look like the letter A zoom up to the screen. "argosy media" flashes in below.
Variant: On ITC programs, "and" fades in below.
FX/SFX: All in scanimation.
Music/Sounds: Ending theme to a show or a generic fanfare.
Availability: Extremely rare; was seen on Farthest Reaches, which last aired with this logo on Argosy Network on December 18, 1981. It can also be seen on the "Argosy Retro" channel, but expect a Cairo/MTM Distribution Group logo after it.
Nickname: "Argosy in Space II"
Logo: Same as the last logo, except "argosy media" has 2 red lines on top and bottom of the text, and there's no white underline in it. Plus, there is no "A".
Trivia: This logo was made coinciding with Argosy Media's 5th anniversary.
Variant: A prototype version exists where the lines are blue instead of red.
FX/SFX: Only the stars are moving.
Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show, but only 2 times the previous logo's music plays.
Availability: Extremely rare; was seen on the premieres Camp Daisy, Road Rash, and Revenge of Sarah, two days before this logo was retired. It can also be found on the "Argosy Retro" channel, but again, expect a Cairo/MTM Distribution Group logo afterwards. Extinct for the variant with blue lines, this version was seen on the 101 Dalmatians TV movie, Patch Breaking The Rules, witch first aired on NBC in 1978, but was plastered by newer logos on current prints of the film.
Nickname: "Backwards NBC Chimes"
Logo: On a shady green-black gradient background, the word "Argosy" flips in, letter by letter. "Media" fades below, in the font used for the Key Video logo. The whole thing sparkles.
FX/SFX: Simple animation.
Music/Sounds: A reverse version of the 3 NBC chimes. Then a drumbeat is heard.
- On the 1982 pilot of Long Tail Kitty (1983-1991), it had the byline "A Service Trademark of Argosy Media Affiliates, Inc".
- Bright Idea had the byline "A Division of Argosy Media Affiliates, Inc."
- On Feelin' Blue, the background is blue gradient and the text is yellow. This variant is plastered by the 2013 Argosy Media logo on TV, but it is retained on the Feelin' Blue VHS releases: Feelin' Blue: Volume 1 (1987), Feelin' Blue: Volume 2 (1988), Feelin' Blue: Volume 3 (1989), and Feelin' Blue: The Lost Episodes (1991).
Availability: Has rare written all over it. You can see it on videotapes of Bright Idea distributed by IVE. Like the past two logos, it can also be seen on the "Argosy Retro" channel.
(Late 1982-December 31, 2004)
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Nicknames: "Aaron", "Aaron and the Flag", "It's Aaron!", "Meet Aaron", "First Appearance of Aaron"
Logo: On a white background, we see Aaron from the Argosy Pictures logo. Attached to his tail is a flag saying the word "Argosy". "Media" is at the bottom of the screen. There is also "A Division of Argosy Entertainment".
Trivia: This logo was created to mark the 100th anniversary of Argosy Magazine, and therefore, the Argosy name and the concept of "Argosy" as a corporate entity.
- On very early episodes of Open Sores, Aaron bleeds to the ground.
- On Aaron's Minigame Central for NES, Aaron is in 8-bit, and only "ARGOSY" is below. The title music plays.
- On Aaron's Camping Trip, Aaron is in the night sky using a flashlight.
- On 1999-2004 episodes of Orange Gus, Aaron's eyes are now black with a white pupil. Also, from 2000-2004, the byline reads "Argosy Media is a Corus Entertainment Company" with the Corus logo on the left of the byline.
- A different version exists in which the background is light blue and the word "Media" is dark yellow. Even though Aaron's design was changed in 1999, this variant still used his original design with green eyes until the logo was retired at the end of 2004. The light blue variant was bylineless until 2000, when the byline "A Corus Entertainment Company" was added to the logo.
- On the 1985 TV movie Bus to Hell, At the beginning, the version with the blue background is shown. The camera then pulls back to show the logo as a billboard on the side of a bus.
- On Medical Challenge, Aaron is wearing a scrub suit and a surgical mask. On the final episode, he is hooked on life support on a hospital bed throughout the last credit roll. The credits run as usual over the white background, with life support equipment attached on either side. You can hear the beeps of the heart monitor over the end theme, too. After the credits complete, the "Argosy Media" text and byline fade in and Aaron flatlines and dies, with a long, high-pitched beep heard. This variation is especially rare, as reruns of the series finale plastered it over with the typical credits, and the only known footage of it is a damaged VHS recording of a camcorder recording of a broadcast of the episode received via RF interference (as seen above).
- On Disney productions by the company, Aaron is replaced by Patch from 101 Dalmatians.
Music/Sounds: Ending theme or a cute little ditty (a.k.a. Aaron's Ditty).
Availability: Can be seen on shows from the era. This logo is also seen on 1989-1997 episodes of Cooking Cat. and 1996-2004 episodes of Orange Gus. The cels are repainted on 1999-2004 episodes of Orange Gus.
Editor’s Note: It’s mostly a cute logo and a favorite of many, though the Open Sores and Medical Challenge finale variations are extremely upsetting.
Nicknames: "Aaron Swimming", "Aaron At The Beach"
Logo: We see Aaron sometimes in a swimsuit floating in water, holding a sign reading "Argosy Media", while a crab is grabbing Aaron's tail. He says "Hey! That's my tail!", A byline fades in below Aaron.
- 1988-1993: "A DIVISION OF TVS ENTERTAINMENT INC."
- Early 1993: "AN INTERNATIONAL FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY"
Trivia: This was the first logo that Aaron spoke.
FX/SFX: The animation.
Music/Sounds: Seagulls with the cute little ditty from logo 4, but a more tropical style, then Aaron saying the line. Open Sores had a 6 note theme. Some shows have the end theme over it, with a voiceover saying "In association with Argosy Media", then Aaron's line. On the Scary Films variant, really dramatic music, then the normal music.
- On Scary Films-produced shows of the time, Aaron is replaced by an angry, yet goofy and funny looking, cat named Benny, with a crocodile biting his tail instead of a crab, and the sign reads "Scary Films," then the angry cat drowns and Aaron comes up, holding the sign from the normal logo with the crab swimming up and grabbing Aaron's tail.
- There is a bylineless version.
Availability: Uncommon. But this logo is seen on the pilot episode of The Aaron Show (1993-2006).
Editor's Note: It’s a cute logo like the previous logo, but the Scary Films version can catch someone off-guard for its fast pace.
(1993-1996, December 1997-August 31, 2004)
Nicknames: "Aaron's Skates", "Roller Skates", "Poor Aaron"
Logo: We see Aaron from the previous logo, although this time he is roller skating along a highway. He passes three cars and then crashes into a tree. "Argosy Media Entertainment" with a purple line fades in below. A byline appears below the title. A copyright date appears afterward.
- 1993-1995: "AN INTERNATIONAL FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY"
- 1995-1996: "A SHAW COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY"
FX/SFX: The fast animation.
Music/Sounds: A flute tune, three honks, someone saying "WATCH OUT!", Aaron saying "What?" and then a cartoon-style CRASH as the he hits the tree. We then hear the cute little ditty from logo 4 while Aaron moans. The ending theme could play over it.
- On Long Tail Kitty, the logo is still and over the credits.
- On Kendra's Krib, he is distracted by a human female teenager and then crashes into the tree.
- On Orange Gus, he crashes into a lamppost. Also, Aaron's fur color is darker than usual.
- On Library Matters, he roller skates on a bridge over a lake and crashes into, surprisingly, a brick building.
- There is a shorter version where Aaron racing past the cars is taken out.
- A nighttime version exists on the cancelled pilot Sneaky and the Alley Cats.
- A shortened version with no vocals or music has new animation of Aaron running into a tree.
- On Foxy Entertainment programs, Aaron is replaced by a fox.
- On a 1995 episode of Farthest Reaches and the cancelled pilot Dumb Reasons, the logo proceeds as normal, until someone says "WATCH OUT!", then we see that the tree's size is smaller than normal. Aaron then jumps over the tree and he stops. Afterwards, he looks at the camera and says "I did not crash this time, but hey, it was worth it!". Finally, the company's name, byline, and copyright information fade in as usual.
- On shows co-produced with Scary Films, such as "Benny's Evil Adventures" and "Open Sores: Fast Forward", Aaron is replaced by Benny who crashes into a toxic chemical drum.
- On the Argosy Media Mousetrap Reel (containing works done by Argosy and some of their logos), the logo is off center because of tape distortion.
- On the 2004 VHS release of "One of Us Can Save Kids", Aaron's eyes are black with a white pupil, he roller skates in New York City and crashes into, surprisingly, the UNICEF headquarters. (UNICEF co-produced the pilot and is the co-distributor of all the VHS and DVD releases of the pilot)
Availability: Uncommon. Argosy Retro and MeTV air Long Tail Kitty and Orange Gus, so you can see it. This logo can also be seen on 1997-2000 episodes of Cooking Cat, and 1993-2004 episodes of Farthest Reaches.
Trivia: This logo recycles footage from the pilot episode of The Aaron Show in 1992: Aaron's Skates. The cels are re-painted and placed onto a different background on Orange Gus.
(1996-December 31, 2000)
Nicknames: "Bowling Ball", "Give Me A Strike Baby!", "Aaron Bowling"
Logo: We see Aaron in logos 4, 5, and 6 on against a blue BG. This time, he's bowling. Aaron shouts "Come on, gimme a strike baby!" When the bowling ball hits the pins, the words "Argosy Media" pop up in a cartoonish style wiggling around, While Aaron shouts "YES!", a byline appears below the words. Also, a copyright appears.
- 1996-1997: "A SHAW COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY"
- 1997-1999: "A Company"
- 1999-2000: The Corus logo with "A CORUS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY" next to it in two lines.
Music: The sound of a bowling ball hitting bowling pins and after that, the cute ditty from logo 4.
- California Design had the bowling ball colored fuchsia, The 15th Episode Of Season 1 Haw The Bowling Ball Colored Red.
- New Science of the Unthinkable had a still shot of the finished logo.
- On productions created by Summit Entertainment that are distributed by Argosy Media at the time, while the end theme of the show plays, the bowling sounds and Aaron shouting are intact.
- The pilot of The Godbuilder had the logo off center because of tape distortion.
- The logo is cut short on the failed pilot called One of Us Can Save Kids.
Availability: Common, can be seen on shows of the era (such as The Aaron Show). Also appears on Y2K: Romano Family Quartet.
(Late 1999-early 2000, January 1, 2001-December 31, 2002)
By this time, the Argosy Entertainment Company had been mostly discontinued when they were bought outright by Corus Entertainment, which kept the ARGOSY MEDIA name.
Nicknames: "Celebration", "New Millennium", "Black-eyed Aaron", "New and Improved Aaron", "Modern Aaron"
Logo: Inside a red, white, yellow and blue circle on a black BG, we see the familiar cat (now has different eyes) pop out of it, arms outstretched. Suddenly, CGI confetti falls from the top of the screen and "Argosy Media" fades in in a cursive font. Aaron then says his famous line, "Best known for it's purr-fect TV shows, TV movies, high quality, and me, Aaron, it's the one and only, Argosy Media!" A byline fades in below everything else.
- 1999-2000: The Corus logo with "A CORUS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY" next to it in two lines.
- 2000-2002: "A Corus Entertainment Company", with "Corus" in its corporate font.
- A CGI recreated version is used on the startup screen for GameStation and GameStation Portable.
- A still version exists if a movie DVD or audio CD is inserted into a GameStation or GameStation Portable.
- In some shows, the white bits of the circle are pink. One show is Revenge of Sarah.
- In late 1999/early 2000, the words "CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF" were seen above "Argosy Media". Aaron says "Celebrating 25 years, of the one and only, Argosy Media!". Find this variant on 1999 episodes of The Aaron Show.
- On the short-lived Sally's Wacky Dally Gang, Aaron is replaced by a calico cat named Sally (who is Aaron's crush/girlfriend in The Aaron Show; Aaron and Sally have both been voiced by Ellen Peck), after she says "Celebrating 25 years, of the one and only, Argosy Media!", she says "And with me, Sally!".
- For the logo's second official year (2001, even though the logo actually debuted in 1999), the words "CELEBRATING THE NEW MILLENNIUM" were seen below "Argosy Media". Aaron says "Argosy Media, celebrating the new millennium!". It is in a darker shade than usual due to film detoriation or a mistake at the Argosy Studios.
- On George's Rock'n Gang, Aaron is replaced by George (George and Aaron are both voiced by Lewis Jones), after he says "Argosy Media, celebrating the new millennium!", he shouts "And George and Company rocks! YAA-HOO!".
- There is an extremely rare variant where above Argosy Media it says, "CELEBRATING THE NEW MILLENNIUM AND 25 YEARS OF". It is usually plastered on syndication and DVD by the normal logo.
- The logo sometimes would be still.
- On The Aaron Show, Aaron is holding yellow, red, and green balloons.
- A rare short version one was made for him to only say "Argosy Media!". This was seen on the series premiere of My Bedroom is Freaking Out with World Wide Web Television. However, season 2 has the regular logo.
- On Aaron the Cat: The Video Game for Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, and Playstation, Aaron says nothing. Also, this logo is still.
- On An Aaron Christmas, the logo is bylineless. "MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM" is above "Argosy Media", and Aaron is wearing a Santa hat.
- On Aaron's Halloween, Aaron is dressed up as a ghost and the confetti is in Halloween colors (orange, purple, yellow and red), plus the white bits of the circle are sky blue.
- In most of Argosy's NC-17 rated movies, the logo forms as usual, but Aaron is more to the side of the circle, which now has a black background. He says his line as always, and then another cat enters the circle! The two felines rub against each other and start purring.
- On the US English dub of "Neighbors", this logo is seen in the upper left corner, with the Grundy Productions logo in the upper right, the El TV Kadsre Television logo in the bottom left, and the Network Ten Australia logo in the bottom right.
- On the TV movie Aaron's Great Adventure, the "25 Years" variant is seen in the bottom right corner and the Meridian/United Productions endcap in the upper left. They are on a grey/black gradient background.
- On the TV movie Robyn's Journey, the "Millennium 25" variant is seen in the upper left and the Paramount Television logo in the bottom right. They are on a yellow/blue gradient background.
- On Jeff's Pancakes, Billy the Whale, and the cancelled pilot Pee World, as well as programs that Argosy co-produced with Scary Films, there is a Scary Films version of this logo with Benny and four circles with devil horns.
- On Foxy Entertainment shows, Aaron is replaced with a fox.
- On Foxy Entertainment's "The Cat Factory", right at the end of the credits, before we cut to the logo, an off-screen voice that either states, "Where's the fox?", "Here's the fox.", or "Take it, fox!". The Foxy Entertainment variant then proceeds as normal, but instead of saying his lines, Foxy meows like a cat.
- On Andy's Best Gang, Aaron is replaced by Andy (Andy and Aaron are both voiced by Lewis Jones), who says "Best known for it's purr-fect TV shows, TV movies, high quality, and me, Andy, it's the one and only, Argosy Media!".
- On the failed pilot "The nWo Super Show", Aaron wears a pair of sunglasses, a nWo 4 Life T-shirt, and a black bandana with the nWo logo on it, and extra copyright info reading: "nWo, New World Order, WCW, nWo 4 Life, and other names and likenesses are registered trademarks, trademarks, and service marks of World Championship Wrestling and Time Warner-TBS" is seen.
- On "Aaron, Benny, and Foxy's Great Adventure", Aaron, Benny, and Foxy are all in the circle.
- On the Argosy Golden Collection VHS tapes of "Open Sores", Aaron bleeds all over the logo.
- On Felicia Entertainment shows and the Puyo Puyo comedy film "Amitie in New England", Aaron is replaced by a brown and white anthro catgirl named "Felicia" who is Aaron's older cousin, she says "Felicia Entertainment!" instead of the Argosy Media name, and the text reads "Felicia Entertainment".
- On rare occasions, after the logo is formed, the “Argosy Media” letters get knocked down like dominoes, then Aaron facepalms at the end instead of saying his lines.
- On Apocalypse Meow, Aaron is wearing a hazmat suit and holding an assault rifle.
- Sometimes, a visual gag is added when Aaron appears, resulting in some mishaps in this logo:
- Double Your Pleasure: Two Aarons appear and say "We are Aaron!"
- Bi-Lingual Aaron: Aaron is wearing a sombrero and a fake mustache, when he appears, he says "¡Ole Ole Ole!".
- Backwards Masking Aaron: The logo is played in reverse.
- Aaron Blooper #1: Aaron forgets his lines, and says "So what do you want me to say now?"
- Aaron Blooper #2: Aaron forgets his lines again, and says "Best known for.....line?"
- Coffee Break Aaron: Aaron is missing. A man off-screen says softly, "Aaron?".
- Mimsie takes over: Mimsie the Cat is shown in place of Aaron and does her meow from the MTM logo, which is interrupted by Aaron yelling “Hey! I was supposed to come in here!”.
- Power Outage Aaron: While Aaron says his lines, the lights shorten and bust out, making the logo completely darkened like a power outage, Aaron exclaims “Hey! Who turned out the lights?!"
- Computer Virus Aaron: The logo is messed up like a software bug. Aaron appears albeit distorted and laggy, then it hangs and turns into a parody of the BSOD.
Variant Trivia: Strangely, the Foxy Entertainment variant appeared on early airings of some episodes of The Aaron Show. It was an editing mistake made by Argosy Network when they first started doing the split-screen credits. Normally, Argosy makes custom split-screen credits for each cartoon and its producers. Foxy Entertainment was the only company that produced multiple Argosy shows, and Argosy created generic ones for these shows [which included the Foxy variant], but, on the said episodes of TAS, Argosy accidentally used the Foxy split screen credits for these episodes. As of 2009, the logo is replaced by the United Productions/Meridian endcap followed by the M6 "Trippy Kaleidoscopic Logo", the Alliance Atlantis Boomerang, the CTV Ribbons, and the original Argosy logo on recent airings (which were in the original credits to begin with). Still, it is one of the oddest editing mistakes ever made by Argosy, next to an odd Worldvision logo without the "not affiliated with" disclaimer appearing on a rerun of Orange Gus a while ago instead of the Steven Bochco/Argosy Media combo.
Music: A snap when the cat pops out, tons of party blowers blowing when the confetti starts to fall out and at the end, the cute little ditty from logo 4 in piano plays while the cat is talking.
- On Orange Gus, an jazzy piano tune is played when Aaron talks.
- On rare occasions, if you put a damaged or dirty disc into a GameStation, sometimes you will get a frozen version of the logo and Aaron still talking along with a much more jarring version of the music. Aaron's dialog comes in more heavily and the last 2 notes of Aaron's Ditty are replaced with jarring high-pitched music. Only reported to happen on the GameStation and GSone (if this was done on the GameStation 2, you will get the screen saying "Please insert a GameStation or GameStation 2 format disc" instead). This can also happen when you insert a pirated CD-format GameStation 2 game into the GameStation or GSone.
- There are also two other error sounds: one of them is the normal sound but without Aaron's dialog and the other is the music playing slowly. These variants are nicknamed "Callous Venture" and "Fearful Harmony", respectively.
- On the Argosy Movies print of the TV movie "Aaron's Great Adventure", the 1996 MTM theme is used, due to sloppy plastering.
- On the TV movie "The Legend of Aaron", The A.K.A Cartoon theme is used.
Availability: Common for 2000 and 2002, slightly more common for 2001. This logo made its debut in the Argosy 2000 film series on the "Argosy Teenz" channel, which is from 1999, and the "25 Years" variant was beautifully restored on the 2007 DVD and Blu-ray releases of the Argosy 2000 films, distributed by El TV Kadsre Home Entertainment; ironically enough, current reruns of this series aren't so lucky; except for "Aaron's Great Adventure," this logo was plastered with either the MTM Enterprises 1998 logo, the ITV Studios Global Entertainment 2013 logo, or the 2008 Argosy Media logo on reruns. Robyn's Journey kept the "Millennium 25" logo when it was released on video and DVD, so you can see it on there. Most reruns of Cooking Cat and The Aaron Show have this logo intact. The "25 years" and "New millennium" variant was seen on The Aaron Show with balloons, these variants were sadly plastered with the 2008 logo! These variants thankfully were restored for DVD and Blu-Ray in 2011. The rare short version can be seen on My Bedroom is Freaking Out for season 1, but replaced by the 2013-present logo on the 2016 DVD release Argosy Media Remastered Collection: My Bedroom is Freaking Out!. This logo was also used to plaster the Svensk Filmindustri logo on current prints of the Swedish dub of Aaron's Haunted Mansion. The still variant of the logo is also seen on the TV movie "The Legend of Aaron", a prequel to the franchise.
(January 1, 2003-August 2006)
Nickname: "Celebrating 30 Years", "Aaron in the Zero", "The Big A Ball"
Logo: In the 0 of a huge "30", we see the the 80s and 90s version of Aaron, except he's lounging. His tail, which is dangling down from the 0, is carrying a flag reading "Years of...". The "argosy media" text is seen below, shining. Below the "argosy media" text is the byline "A Corus Entertainment Company", with "Corus" in its corporate font. 80's and 90's Aaron then says "Argosy Media, celebrating 30 years of purr-fect entertainment!".
Music: Two triumphant notes followed by the cute little ditty from logo four.
- On productions with Sony Pictures, which normally edits out Argosy Media logos, Young Rich keeps this logo intact, except they inserted a "Produced in association with" line below "argosy media".
- "Celebrating Over" was seen above the "30" in 2004-2005. Two versions exist, the filmed version has the text in New Courier font, the videotaped version has the text stretched and in orange.
- On productions that are produced with Nelvana, The Argosy Cat turns into the Nelvana logo.
- On seasons 3-6 of My Bedroom is Freaking Out, the logo is swirling around in the zero, it has a rainbow background, and Aaron speaks "Huh?" instead of his usual lines
- On a rerun of Farthest Reaches, the music from the first logo is played due to sloppy editing.
- On direct-to-DVD releases, the zero is a square and the DVD logo is inside. You can hear Aaron (who is offscreen) saying "Argosy DVD!"
- Starting in 2005, 30 is changed to either a red ball with the Big A on it, or Aaron in a circle.
- On Chris Baxter's Dude Gang, Aaron is replaced by Chris (Chris and Aaron are both voiced by Lewis Jones) who says "Argosy Media, celebrating 30 years of fantastic entertainment!".
Availability: Common. But the Nelvana variant is rare as it is plastered more in the USA than it is in Canada. The MBiFO variant is so rare that it was plastered on DVD and VHS releases by the 10th logo.
(September 2006-early 2008)
Nicknames: "No Aaron", "The Big A II"
Logo: On a white or shady blue background, we see two triangles and a circle merge together to form the Argosy Media logo, styled like that in the 70s; It shines, then "argosy media" swoops down from the top of the screen. As soon it is done, the background turns white or shady blue. Sometimes "entertainment" or "entertainment company, inc." appears under "argosy media".
Music: A short fanfare. The logo can have the ending theme over it.
- On reruns of Revenge of Sarah of the era, Aaron comes in and says to the logo, "Screw you, big A! Screw You! I'm the mascot here, for god's sake!", then kicks it, however, Aaron stubs his toe in the process. He jumps off-screen holding his foot while howling in pain. The music is the cute little ditty due to Aaron's appearance. Look for this variant on Argosy Adultz.
- On The Adventures of Danny and his Pals, Aaron is replaced by Danny (Danny and Aaron are both voiced by Lewis Jones), who says "Screw you, big A! Screw You! I'm Danny McVarsion, for god's sake!".
Availability: Rare. Can occasionally be seen on PBS and Argosy Teenz. The rerun Revenge of Sarah variant is seen on Argosy Retro airings. Also seen on the final season of My Bedroom is Freaking Out.
(Late 2007/early 2008 - 2011)
By this time, Argosy Media had millions of responses to return Aaron. As a result, Argosy Media and its employees did. Also, AEC re-gained control of Argosy Media.
Nicknames: "The Cute Cat Returns!", "Flags with Letters", "Live Action Aaron"
Logo: On a white BG, we see a flag wave with the letter "A" on it. Then we see a flag wave with the letter "R" on it. The entire thing keeps going until we zoom out from the last flag to reveal the flags have spelled "ARGOSY". Then "media" Fades In Under the Flags. A live-action version of Aaron walks in. He looks around and sits on an imaginary line between him and the flags. Aaron meows once. After he meows, the flags stop waving. A byline which says "an argosy entertainment company" appears. Aaron then says his 2001-2002 line. He then does a backflip. Starting in May 2010, the "Big A" flag appears first.
- During the first official year of this logo (2008, even though it actually debuted in late 2007), the text "CELEBRATING" in gold appears above the logo. The cartoon version of Aaron is sitting in the "5" of a large blue "35". He is holding a flag that says "years of" in his tail above the company name. He says, "Argosy Media, celebrating 35 years of great entertainment...", kicks the 3 to fall down to reveal a silver 2, over it the words " And Celebrating" in silver are there, under the "25" being the orange name, "Aaron", and Aaron continues his line, "...and 25 years of me, Aaron!".
- On LOL Cartoons and The Kute Kittens, a Scottish Fold kitten walks in, mutters to himself, and stomps lots of times on Aaron until he's too weak to move, then says Aaron's line. After that, he looks at the camera saying, "No more Aaron! Just end the show!" On the LOL Cartoons episode "The $1,000,000 Pet Shop" and the Kute Kittens episodes "Bouncy Fun" and "Cats and Dogs", after "Just end the show!" he says "Poor Aaron...". As he says that, Aaron gets back up, and after the Fold says "Poor Aaron...", Aaron runs and yells, "NO!" and crashes into the camera, smashing the screen. Then he falls off, and we see whatever logo would appear at the end (the Fremantle Media logo for LOL Cartoons and the Starry Night/El TV Kadsre combo for Kute Kittens).
- A shorter version of the logo exists.
FX/SFX: The cat talking and the byline fading in.
Music: A triumphant fanfare, then a couple of drum beats, and then a brass-and-string version of the cute little ditty from logo 4. It could also have the ending theme over it, or only Aaron speaking.
Availability: Common. Can be seen on Argosy-produced shows on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and more. Can also be seen on reruns of the Argosy 2000 (plastering the 8th logo) and Argosy '90s series on the Argosy Network.
(2011-March 26, 2013)
By this time, AEC was beginning to try to protect Argosy from a buyout from ITV plc. They won, but they had to gain thousands of dollars to save it from ITV's buyout.
Nicknames: "8-Bit Argosy", "Aaron Holding the A"
Logo: On a plain white BG, Aaron walks in, now animated instead of live-action, and takes a large, orange toolbox in. He opens it, digs through, and holds up a large CGI model of the Argosy A, with "Argosy Media" under it, turning him into a CGI version of himself. "An Argosy Entertainment Company" fades in under, and Aaron winks and says "Argosy!". He then walks out.
- On some shows, the logo is shortened down to just Aaron saying "Argosy!", which is more common.
- There is a non CGI variant, but it only appears on re-runs of LOL Cartoons.
- On Chainsaw, Aaron is holding a chainsaw as well as the "A".
FX: The CGI model, and Aaron's animation.
Music: An 8-bit rendition of Aaron's ditty followed by Aaron's line. In the short version, it's just the last four notes.
Trivia: The animation program used to make the model, RenderMan, was used by Pixar to make Tin Toy and many other shorts, as well as movies like Toy Story.
Availability: Common. Seen on all Argosy shows from the era, including episodes of the BBC shows P.S. 3538 and Sticks n' Stones and on the MTM shows Chainsaw and Ninjas of the Awesome, which are co-produced with Argosy.
Editor's Note: TBA
(March 2013-April 2013)
Nicknames: "CGI Aaron II", "Another Celebration", "40 Years"
Logo: A black screen saying "Celebrating 40 Years..." in the Dom Bold font appears. Then we see Aaron in CGI say "Suprise!!!!!" as the background becomes white. Balloons fly up and confetti flies everywhere, while the AEC byline fades in below.
- On Argosy Media's 40th Birthday Spectacular!!! (2013) and The New Aaron Show (2012-), Aaron is not CGI and is wearing a party hat.
- Shortened versions have just Aaron saying "Suprise!" and a short version of Aaron's Ditty.
- On Aaron's First Birthday, there is a Foxy Entertainment version of this logo.
- On The New Road Rash Show (2013-) the confetti isn't seen, and the background is green gradient (A reference to the 3rd logo). This is only seen on the premiere episode.
- A rare version of this logo is where the byline is not there. It is believed to be an error.
FX/SFX: Aaron in his CGI form.
Music/Sounds: Silence on the first part. After Aaron says his lines, party sounds are heard. A remix of Aaron's Ditty can be heard too.
Availability: First seen on Argosy Media's 40th Birthday Spectacular!!! (2013). Was last seen on an episode of The New Aaron Show.
Note: The pic above is the non-CGI variant.
Editor's Note: TBA
By April 26, 2013, this logo was gone. At this time, Argosy execs started to miss the big A and the original 2-D Aaron. They brought back both of them in a new logo.
(April 30, 2013-)
Nicknames: "Classic Aaron", "Aaron and the Flag II"
Logo: We see Aaron run up onto grass with a flag on his tail. The flag has the big A logo. Then Aaron looks at the screen and says his 2001-2003 line. The AEC byline fades in below.
FX/SFX: Aaron and the flag.
- Some shows have Aaron on a white background.
- A more common, shorter version of this logo exists, where the logo is cut down just to Aaron saying "Argosy Media!" This can be found on The New Aaron Show.
- On Tales Of Orange Gus, Aaron gets hit with a guitar, where the classic "KABONG!!!" sound comes in.
- Some shows do not only have Aaron on a white background, but sometimes he has the classical green eyes!
- On Open Sores: The Movie, Aaron's tail is slightly bleeding, which makes it more exceptical for films. This also appears on reruns for Open Sores
- A shortened version is on The New Aaron Show. However, the long version was used when it first appeared.
- On Aaron and The Three Stooges Meet Doctor Googoo, Curly cuts off the flag and wears it as a hat. Aaron says, "Hey, that's my flag!"
- On Aaron's Easter Party, there is a Foxy Entertainment version of the logo, because Foxy Entertainment helped work on the special.
- On some shows, there's some offscreen guy talking about God in Cebuano, who is interrupted by Aaron saying "Shut up, you cliche idiot!".
Music/Sounds: A nice classical guitar version of Aaron's Ditty.
Availability: Current. First seen on an episode of The New Aaron Show. This also plasters the logos of DHX, Fremantle, EntertainmentOne, ITV Studios, Corus, and their subsidiaries on international prints of some shows and movies.
Editor’s Note: Many people love this logo as it is a homage to the classic Aaron.