Logo descriptions and captures by: Blue91233, Timebomb192potato and BaldiBasicsFan
Editions by: BaldiBasicsFan and Ghotifish1994
Flower Film Production
Background: Flower Film Production was an manufacturing film company that was formed in 1910 by the one of the El Kadsre's richest known people, Ryouichi Matsushita (1879-1958) named it while his daughter, Ayaka Matsushita (1908-2005) was picking up flowers.
(November 27, 1910-January 8, 1932)
Nicknames: "The Flower", "The El TV Kadsre Emblem"
Logo: On a black background, we see stylized flower with ray florets which has 5-pointed stars on it, and with disk florets which has four 4-pointed stars and 32-pointed stars in the center, and surrounded by the ring with "フラワー映画制作" written inside of the top the ring.
Trivia: In 1961, as the part of the 10th anniversary of El Kadsreian Television, the company recovered the flower and becomes the emblem. In 1982, there is only one attempt to change El TV Kadsre Films to Flower Films, which may was an part of the resurrection of Flower Film Production, which never happened, but it is seen in the promotional booklet of Quest for the Masks 2. And in 2016, El TV Kadsre finally uses the flower for the newly-formed production distributor called "Flower Classic Collection" which re-releases El TV Kadsre's movies that were released from 1932 to 1999.
- The color variant of the logo exists, but it was only seen on Flower Film Production Test Reel.
- There is also a variant where the logo zooms in, but it was only seen on the English version of Shree Pundlik, fading from the Dalmatian Film Industries logo.
Music/Sounds: None or the film's opening theme.
Availability: Ultra rare. Seen on all films by Flower Film Production from 1910 to 1932; but its films in the 1910s era and some in 1920s era were considered lost. The color variant is only seen on the Flower Film Production Test Reel. But thankfully it was seen on re-runs of old Flower Film Production prints on El TV Kadsre 4.
Editor's Note: None.
Sentan Island Films
Background: Sentan Island Films was an film manufacturing company created in 1932 by Japanese-American businessman, Eric Babcock (1891-1973) as part of the agreement with Ryouichi Matsushita to replace Flower Film Production.
(January 8, 1932-August 7, 1951)
Nicknames: "The Cityscape"
Logo: We see the skyline of El Kadsre. The words "尖端島映画" which is Sentan Island Films in Japanese appears in white and "プレゼン" (Present in Japanese) in black is seen below the logo.
- An English version exists
- A version is used on redubs where the text in latin letters appeared in above the logo.
- There is the color variant, mostly seen in later films. In it, The sky is blue, "尖端島映画" is in green and "プレゼン" is in red.
- There is a animated version where "尖端島映画" zooms into the screen and "プレゼン" fades in.
FX/SFX: None, but the zoom and the fade in on the animated version.
Music/Sounds: None or the film's opening theme.
Availability: Rare. Seen on all films by Sentan Island Films from 1932 to 1951. The color however appeared in later films, from about 1945 to 1951. It was seen on re-runs of old Sentan Island Films prints on El TV Kadsre 4. The animated version is ultra rare and was recently spotted on an old VHS print of Goasts in the Dark Closets.
Editor's Note: None.
El Kadsreian Films
Background: El Kadsreian Films was an film distributor created in 1951, following the opening of the TV station, El Kadsreian Television (now El TV Kadsre 1). It replaced Sentan Island Films.
(August 7, 1951-October 28, 1963)
Logo: On a white background, the letter "E" in Century font appears in white. The screen changes to the negatives making the "E" black and the background white. The "E" pans to the left and changes back to the original colors. On the right, "l Kadsreian Films" on the same font are typed.
- In English prints, The words "ENGLISH PRODUCTION PRESENT" fades in after the logo is typed
- In Color prints, the logo flashes black and sky blue instead of black and white.
FX/SFX: The flashing and the typing.
Music/Sounds: Morse code beeping, which plays over another code, which plays over yet another code.
Availability: Rare. Seen on all films made by El Kadsreian Films from 1951 to 1964. It can be found on VHS tapes and some DVDs of films that were released during the period. It was seen on re-runs of El Kadsreian Films prints on El TV Kadsre 4.
Editor's Note: None.
Logo: On a cloud dark blue background, TBA.
FX/SFX: Animation that was done by Walt Disney Productions (now known as Walt Disney Animation Studios).
Availability: Used in term with the previous logo on some movies during the time.
Editor's Note: TBA
(November 2, 1963-March 23, 1964)
Logo: We see the EKTV Films print logo on the white round-edged square with purple, green, yellow and blue edge-rounded rectangles on the red background.
Variant: The square were sometimes stretched, depending on the aspect ratio.
Music/Sounds: None or the opening's theme.
Availability: Near extinction, due to its chronic plastering and but not least, the shortest-lived logo that El TV Kadsre used. It was only used in four films, which are Liomanca, EEK Shooters, Kill a Dragon for God Sake and Hiru's Restaunt. three of them were plastered neither El TV Kadsre Films 1st or 3rd logo. It was most recently seen on EEK Shooters on Ch 2.
Editor's Note: Even though it was short-lived, because it was likely used as a placeholder logo until the company changed it’s name, this is a very interesting (and colorful) logo nonetheless.
El TV Kadsre Films
Background: In 1964, El Kadsreian Films was renamed into El TV Kadsre Films by German-Polish cinema pioneer, Beat Auer (1917-2012) as part of the formation of El TV Kadsre. In 1973, El TV Kadsre Films was at financial issues, receiving negative reviews. The disaster lasted until 1981, the year Quest for the Masks is released becoming a commercial success and the year the Romano Family Quartet franchise begun, also a commercial success. In 1987, El TV Kadsre Films signed for MCA, therefore El TV Kadsre was owned by MCA until El TV Kadsre signed to leave MCA for its rebranding in June 14, 1996. The only franchise not financially affected by the huge 1987 economic crash of El Kadsreian cinema was the Romano Family Quartet franchise, yet their films at the time were box-office bombs.
(March 23, 1964-October 29, 1968)
Logo: On the black background, numerous different-colored copies of the text saying "EL TV KADSRE FILMS" zooms out, with one going on top of another until it turns blue. Then the text "PRESENTS" in Helvetica in white forms in the bottom right. After four seconds, "PRESENTS" fades out, with the logo zooming back out and fading out.
Variant: Sometimes, the logo fades in and out.
FX/SFX: The zooming in of the logo, the text trailing and dissolving and animation playing in reverse
Music/Sounds: A wind chime sound effect when the logo zoom in, silence when the text appears and another wind chime sound when the logo zoom out.
Availability: Uncommon, Seen on all films by El TV Kadsre Films from 1964 to 1968. It was mostly seen on old VHS tapes and DVDs. And some movies were plastered with the 3rd logo or the 4th logo. It was seen on re-runs of El Kadsreian Films prints on El TV Kadsre 4. Its last theatrical appearence is at the end of The Breed Possessed.
Editor's Note: None.
(October 29, 1968-May 23, 1972)
Nicknames: "V of Doom's Cousin from El Kadsre", "El TV Kadsre of Doom", "Smoky El TV Kadsre"
Logo: We see the smoky dark red background. Several seconds later, the 1964 El TV Kadsre logo in white zooms into the screen to the height point while the background slowly turns blue. Two seconds later, the logo zooms out and pans to the left. Then "FILMS" in white appears in the left and "The Division of El TV Kadsre Television Network" fades in below.
Variant: The still variant exists, used in ending of films.
FX/SFX: The zooming and smoke effects.
Music/Sounds: From 1968 to 1970, It used a loud rather ominous fanfare that grows more and more dramatic with. three violin/timpani stabs play in sync with the animations at the end. From 1970 onwards, it used a dramatic orchestral opener followed by a majestic fanfare.
Music/Sounds Trivia: The 1968 version was composed by Hiro Yamada (brother of Ryota Yamada) and the El Kadsre City Symphonic Orchestra. It was recorded by Yamada and El TV Kadsre sound technician Art Kloppers on a two tape recorders to create the final mix: a smaller Philips EL3312 cassette tape recorder and a bigger Wollensak reel-to-reel tape recorder. The restored version of the 1968 fanfare (which was created from the original masters, of which Ryota had preserved well) is available on the 2005 album Hiro Yamada: Ryota's Brother from Creekwood Records. The later 1970 fanfare was composed by Hiro and Ryota and was also recorded by the El Kadsre City Symphonic Orchestra, and is also available on the same album in a restored version.
- Sometimes it is silent.
- On El Kadsreian prints of The Aristocats, a dramatic music piece composed by Yoko Carlsen was used. It actually fits the logo very well, especially compared to the other two music versions of the logo. This fanfare was deleted on the Magnetic Vlokozuian Video release of the film however, due to the target audience being family, making the logo silent. The logo in other prints of the film does get the logo plastered for the same reason. This fanfare surprisingly survives on El TV Kadsre 4 airings of the film.
Availability: Extremely rare for the 1968 version. Most films who had this version are plastered with the 3rd logo since El TV Kadsre received complaints that this was too scary for kids and unfitting for more quiet films due to its bombastic nature. The logo made its first appearance at the beginning of The Breed Possessed. The 1970 version is rare and is more easy to come by than the 1968 version. So far, the logo is seen in laserdiscs, VHS of films during the peroid and seen on Cosmic on DVD and Blu-ray. El TV Kadsre 4 rerun most movies who had this logo, but it’s unfortunately plastered, though some films still have it intact, like The Aristocats (the one with a different fanfare, unlike other films that have this logo).
Editor's Note: None.
3rd Logo(May 23, 1972-January 2, 1979, November 21, 1983)
Nicknames: "Vlokozuian Bullseye Rings", "El TV Kadsre's Looney Tunes", "The Bullseye Rings Lights Up"
Logo: The 1964 El TV Kadsre Films logo in black starts appearing on the black background in four segments, outlined in red circular lines, which looks like the Looney Tunes bullseye rings zoomed and panned to bottom left. After the bullseye rings is formed and the logo is completely revealed, the logo's outline glows white while it turns blue. After that, "THE DIVISION OF EL TV KADSRE TELEVISION NETWORK" in blue fades in below the logo while it flashes and shines.
- There is an extended version of the logo. After the logo shines, the logo sparkles.
- In telefilms, the background is extended and "AN" and "TELEFILM" replaced the byline.
- There is one variant where the bullseye rings are darker.
- There is a variant without the byline.
FX/SFX: The logo appearing in segments, the outline, and the fade in of the El TV Kadsre Television Network byline.
Music/Sound Variant: On Nova Orbis 2: Return of Team Miro, a dreamy 8-note tune accompanied by bells and strings.
Availability: Common. Seen on all films by El TV Kadsre Films during that period. The bylineless version is seen in plasters of the 1st logo. It can be seen on films like Warning: 1999, Easter of Chaos, Meteor 2010, Beauty Reaper, and the first three Technic Heroes movies, which are Robotman, Robotman 2 and Nova Orbis. It is also spotted on the El Kadsreian prints of several films from Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Universal Pictures released during the time. It also made a surprise appearance with a fanfare on Nova Orbis 2: Return of Team Miro.
Editor's Note: An interesting concept and also being less scarier compared to the previous logo.
4th Logo(January 2, 1979-July 2, 1989)
Logo: We see the words "EL KADSRE" in white fading into the black background. Five seconds later, "TV FILMS" in blue fades in while "TV" appears between the logo and "FILMS" appears the right side of the logo. At the same time, the byline saying "THE DIVISION OF EL TV KADSRE TELEVISION NETWORK" appears underneath the newly-formed 1979 El TV Kadsre Films logo.
Trivia: This logo was designed by Katashi Murdock.
- Their is a still variant with "DISTRIBUTED BY" on the top of the logo at the end of their films from 1979 to 1982, and then 1987 to 1989 when the logo was used as a opening logo again.
- Starting in 1987, the byline is in ITC Avant Garde instead of Helvetica.
- There is another closing variant. The normal animation is played but "DISTRIBUTED BY" appears above the logo.
- In telefilms, "PRESENTS" replaces the byline.
- The variant with the MCA byline exists.
- On reissues of their films, the words "RE-RELEASED BY" appears above the logo.
- There is the variant appeared at the end of Bionicle V: Web of Shadows, in it, the logo animates as normal. Eight seconds later, the logo cuts to the close up of a Visorak, complete with its screeching noise and buzzsaw mouth. This variant was later plastered on most prints by the normal variant due to complaints from audiences, and Sung Gim has also blamed the existence of the variant on her having a hangover during the scriptwriting process.
- On a Greek MTC Video print of Bionicle V: Web of Shadows, the Visorak variant cuts off as the Visorak appears.
- On the movies in the Romano Family Quartet franchise that used this logo, the "TV" and "FILMS" are red.
FX/SFX: Just the fading then the another fading into view.
Music/Sounds: Depending on the version:
- 1979-1987: None or the film's opening theme.
- 1987-1989: A low bass sound, followed by a jet engine-like "swoosh" and a single note
Availability: Very common. Seen on all films by El TV Kadsre films during the period and made its final appearance at the end of Bionicle IX: The Legend Reborn (which uses the 7th logo at the beginning). From 1982 to 1987, the logo remained intact in drama, crime and horror films during the period. It was also seen on the Australian release of Bionicle IX: The Legend Reborn. It was also appeared on the American release of Nova Orbis. It was mostly seen on reruns of movies on El TV Kadsre 4. Also appeared on the El Kadsreian prints of several films from Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Universal Pictures released during the time.
Editor's Note: While not as memorable as the 7th logo, it’s still has its fans.
(June 15, 1981, 1982)
Logo: On a black background, we see the outline of the 1979 El TV Kadsre Films logo. It trails.
FX/SFX: The trailing.
Music/Sounds: Just some quiet whooshing sounds that we’re later on used more louder on the 2nd and 3rd UAV Corporation logos.
Availability: Only found on the original Romano Family Quartet film and El Kadsreian release of The Fox and the Hound.
(June 11, 1982-June 15, 1987)
Nicknames: "The Starfield", "El TV Kadsre in Space"
Logo: We see the animated starfield background. After the moment, the glowing and trailing 1979 El TV Kadsre Films logo coming from the top flies into the center. Then the logo explosively flashes, bursting it into the white background. And after it was done, it went back to the starfield background and El TV Kadsre Films logo is formed with the byline while the glowing horizontal lines placed in the middle of the logo.
- Starting in 1986, the starfield is different, the outlines are fatter. When the logo is formed, it was noticed that the horizontal lines are removed, it glows darker, and the byline is in different font.
- On French prints of Bionicle VI: Island of Doom and Bionicle VII: Sea of Darkness, it has "une production de" chryoned above the El TV Kadsre text due to the Cannon France variant of the Cannon Films logo usually preceding it, and the byline is chryoned over with the translated byline of "Une division du El TV Kadsre Television Network".
- Some foreign dubs of certain films translate the byline as well: the original Castilian Spanish prints of the first few Bionicle films have it in Spanish.
FX/SFX: Moving starfield background, trailing logo moving into center and the flashing.
Music/Sounds: The low synth sound with random synth noises, the guitar riff when flashes and more synth noises when the logo is formed.
Music/Sounds Variant: In Bionicle VII: Sea of Darkness: The logo would start playing almost through the ending of the 1987 Miramax Films logo.
Availability: Uncommon. Seen on all action, family, adventure and comedy films produced by El TV Kadsre Films during that period and seen on every Technic Heroes films from Quest for the Masks 2 (the first film to use this logo) to Bionicle VII: Sea of Darkness (witch is also the last film to use this logo). Also spotted on films distributed in El Kadsre by El TV Kadsre Films during the time such as various Disney films.
Editor's Note: The flash may get a few, but it’s otherwise fine for what it is. Like the 4th logo, it has it’s fans, but it’s not as popular as the next logo is, and be repaired for that logo because it is considered their best logo.
(July 24, 1989-September 23, 2003)
Nickname: "El TV Kadsre Swoosh"
Logo: Over the grey gradient background, we see the giant pattern of white crystallized "EL KADSRE"s. The pattern smoothly merges together to form one minimum-sized "EL KADSRE" as it zooms out. A streak of light glides by to slash the logo, leaving the words "TV FILMS" in blue. Then the byline saying "The Division of El TV Kadsre Television Network" fades in underneath the logo.
Trivia: This logo is done by CiGiWOW, the same company who made some CGI effects and creating "Fenrakk/Kardas" from Bionicle VI: Island of Doom and Click from Bionicle IX: The Legend Reborn. This logo was mocked on a Schweetzman episode, with the byline now reading "WE CAN'T DO GRAMMAR RIGHT", referencing " The Division" rather than "A Division" in the byline.
- The shortened variant exists, appearing nearly all telefilms, shorts and video games, starting from the point where the logo has already merged from the giant pattern.
- Until 1996, From Bionicle IX: The Legend Reborn to Bionicle: The Next Generation, the byline reads "An MCA Company" (although at the time El TV Kadsre was owned by MCA) and El TV Kadsre MCA Communications, Co. preceded this logo.
- In CiGiWOW Showreel '90, the logo animates at the smoother rate.
- On French prints of Bionicle IX: The Legend Reborn and early Hero Factory films (from Rise of the Rookies to Brain Attack), it has "une production de" chryoned above the El TV Kadsre text due to the Cannon France variant of the Cannon Films logo usually preceding it, and the byline is chryoned over with the translated byline of "Une division du El TV Kadsre Television Network".
- At the end of 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch’s London Adventure, the logo plays normally, but at the end, we see the puppies from the film coming out of nowhere and crushing the text, but after that, the puppies disappear, and then a few seconds later, it then fades out. It’s only seen on the lost original uncut El Kadsreian version of the film. This variant is however found on a 2002 demo reel for El TV Kadsre.
- At the end of Y2K: Romano Family Quartet, the logo glitches like crazy (possibly a reference to the Y2K bug), showing graffiti and pixel art variants of the logo, as well as past incarnations of the El TV Kadsre Films branding.
- At the end of earlier films that have this logo, it’s still.
FX/SFX: The merging and zooming of the logo and the slashing. CGI effects.
- 1989-2001: Same as the 1987 version of the 4th logo.
- 2001-2003: It begins with a high violin note then an ascending THX-like synth note that leads up to a calm synth note and a shimmering sound
Availability: Very common. It was all seen in films by El TV Kadsre Films. Although it plasters mostly of the 3rd, 4th and 6th logos during the 1990s. Their first appearance is the El Kadsreian release of Bionicle IX: The Legend Reborn. and the first main appearance without the MCA byline is The Maze. It was appeared in reruns in films on El TV Kadsre 4.
Editor's Note: This logo is definitely a favorite for those fans of the Bionicle franchise and for those kids who grew up in El Kadsre in the 1990s.
Nicknames: "It's a IMAX Experience", "The Filmstrip Wheel", "DTS Rip-off", "Filmreel of Doom"
Logo: We start on the black background, where all of the sudden, a giant cyan filmstrip wheel, zooms out from the side and turns 90 degrees to the right. The blue words in Brush Script MT font "It's a " then flies from the bottom then zooms close then moves back. The IMAX wordmark does the same, followed by the word "Experience". The logo then explodes into various particles, forming the 1979 El TV Kadsre Films logo. The logo glows as the byline reading "The Division of El TV Kadsre Television Network" appears below the logo. The text "PRESENTS TO YOU AN IMAX PRESENTATION" in Eurostile Bold Extended font flies from the bottom and lands below the byline.
FX/SFX: The filmstrip wheel zooming out at us, the individual words followed by the dissolving, the appearance of the logo and the text zooming out.
Music/Sounds: Same as the 1st tralier of DTS except it is low pitched at -4 (according to the Realtek HD Audio Manager)
Availability: Extinct. It was only used in IMAX theaters from 1995 to 1997, after El TV Kadsre received parent complaints that the logo is too loud and scary for children and unfitting for quiet films due to its bombastic nature.
Editor's Note: This logo is known for its infamously overdramatic soundtrack and in-your-face computer animation.
(September 23, 2003-April 1, 2017)
Logo: On the black background, a few bright flashes occur at the bottom. Then, 1979 El TV Kadsre Films logo zooms out one-by-one, all white flash continues to occur. Then the logo zooms out. The flash dies down then the byline reading "The Division of El TV Kadsre Television Network" fades in below the logo.
Variant: On Technic Heroes films, the 1986 Technic Heroes logo appears after the final flash of light.
FX/SFX: The flash and the zooming words.
Music/Sounds: A series of calm synth noises with the 4-note piano tune in-between.
Availability: Very common. Seen in releases of movies made by El TV Kadsre Films in El Kadsre and also in Australia, Eastern Asia, Europe, South Africa and even America starting in 2006, replacing the 4th logo from 2003 to 2017. The Technic Heroes variant, however only seen in films in the Technic Heroes universe since 2004. It sometimes plasters the older logos.
Editor's Note: Not as popular as the 7th logo, but once again, still has it’s fans.
(April 1, 2017-)
Availability: Current. Seen on current releases of El Kadsre Films.
Editor's Note: This logo is the simplest ever made for El TV Kadsre Films. Definitely a downgrade from the previous logos.