Background: EXTREMEKITTY Pictures was founded by Edward Karlson in 1984 to make TV movies and direct-to-video films. The name was created by a computer program that generated sets of 2 random words, each beginning with Karlson's initials. In 1996, EXTREMEKITTY was acquired by Argosy Media. Currently, EXTREMEKITTY still exists as the TV movie, direct-to-DVD, and direct-to-Blu-Ray arm of the Cairo/MTM Entertainment Group.
1st Logo (1984-1992)
Logo: On a black background, we see the text "EXTREMEKITTY" (in white Helvetica Bold font) fly in.
FX/SFX: The text flying in.
Music/Sounds: The Dramatic Chipmunk theme.
Availability: Extinct, due to plastering. Appeared on a few TV airings of Raser Productions movies in the 1980s; check your old tapes. This logo was thought to be non-existent until 2017.
Scare Factor: High to nightmare.
2nd Logo (1992-1999)
Logo: We zoom out of a glowing purple tunnel containing many white circles. The light becomes intensive and the tunnel collapses into the circle, forming a purple circle on a black background. The text "EXTREMEKITTY" in white Arial Rounded Bold font appears on top of the circle.
Variant: At the end of movies, the logo is still and on a blue background.
FX/SFX: 90s CGI.
Music/Sounds: A catchy jingle with wind chimes in the background, usually ending with a fading ding.
Availability: Very common, though no longer current. Appears on newer prints of 80s EXTREMEKITTY films, plastering the 1st logo.
Scare Factor: None.
3rd Logo (1999-2005)
Logo: On a black background, we see a glowing light blue orb, which quickly zooms into the camera. Through various geometric shapes, we proceed to the second half of the previous logo.
FX/SFX: Typical late 90s/early 2000s animation.
Music/Sounds: A soundtrack consisting of three crystallized dings and a flying sound.
Availability: Common; however, it is sometimes plastered by Argosy or MTM logos.
Scare Factor: Minimal.
4th Logo (2005-2009)
Nicknames: "Movie Theater", "The EXTREMEKITTY Movie Theater"
Logo: We see the seat view of a movie theater with Aaron the Cat and several other feline Argosy, EXTREMEKITTY, and MTM characters in the seats as the camera slowly zooms out. Then after a moment, the theater darkens leaving it pitch-black with many blinking eyeballs. The light from the projector shines on the audience, forming the text "EXTREMEKITTY" in white Arial Rounded Bold font. An Argosy Media byline fades in below.
FX/SFX: A pretty nice combination of 2D and 3D animation.
Music/Sounds: Chattering, blinking noises, and a projector running.
Availability: Semi-rare. Appeared on My Bedroom is Freaking Out: The Movie, among several other EXTREMEKITTY films from the era.
Scare Factor: Low.
5th Logo (2009-2015)
Nickname: "EXTREMEKITTY on TV"
Logo: On an ethereal sky background, a plasma television set with wings flies up, then stops. When this happens, Aaron and various other feline characters owned by Argosy pop out around the television. On the set, we see a fuzzy picture of the EXTREMEKITTY logo (the text "EXTREMEKITTY" in gold-textured Arial Rounded Bold font). We then zoom up to the TV, whose picture clears up, and the EXTREMEKITTY logo starts to shine. The logo situates itself into a letterbox format.
FX/SFX: The CGI. Pretty good for 2009.
Music/Sounds: Three chimes when the TV flies up, then two orchestra hits (one when the TV stops, and the second when we zoom up to it).
Availability: Common. It appears on several EXTREMEKITTY movies from the era.
Scare Factor: None.
6th Logo (2015-)
Logo: On a white background, several squares appear. Then, it explodes, causing the logo to turn into many blocks. Some of the blocks form the familiar EXTREMEKITTY wordmark in black, then the other blocks turn into the Argosy Media byline.
FX/SFX: Good CGI.
Music/Sounds: Some electronic sounds when the blocks appear, then a catchy disco-like techno tune plays throughout.
Availability: Current. First seen on Aaron vs. Felix vs. The Cat in the Hat.
Scare Factor: Low.