Logo descriptions by codyfinke Logo captures by Eric S. Editions by V of Doom
1st Logo (1971-Late 1980s)
Nickname: "DCP", The DCP Logo
Logo: As superimposed on Soul Train, scrolling up we see "dcp" in a rounded font. Under that is "A DON CORNELIUS PRODUCTION".
FX/SFX: The scrolling in the credits.
Music/Sounds/Voice-over: The end theme. Announcer Sid McCoy would say "This has been a Don Cornelius Production". From 1980-1982, this would be followed by "...In association with Tribune Entertainment".
Availability: Uncommon. It's found on all episodes of Soul Train from the era currently aired on Centric and Bounce TV.
Scare Factor: None.
2nd Logo (Early 1990s-1993)
Nickname: "Metal DCP
Logo: On a black background, we see the "DCP" in a same font as before. Then eases up. On the right, we see "DON CORNELIUS PRODUCTIONS" and a copyright date.
FX/SFX: The logo eases up.
Availability: Same as before. Seen on Soul Train reruns as part of The Best of Soul Train and on Centric and Bounce TV.
Scare Factor: Same as the 1st logo
3rd Logo (1993-March 5, 2006)
Nicknames: "CGI DCP", "dcp"
Logo: On a black background, we see a blue light. The blue light rotates the letters "dcp" in a rounded font. "DON CORNELIUS PRODUCTIONS" rotate next to it. This ends up straight in this result:
dc-------DON CORNELIUS p---------------PRODUCTIONS-- when this happens, the blue light disappears.
FX/SFX: The rotating logo.
Music/Sounds: A synth chord.
Availability: Seen on Soul Train on Bounce TV and Centric.
Scare Factor: Low. The synth chord and dark BG may scare some.