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Background: Epic Pictures (also known as "Epic, LLC", "Epic CCCP" or "Epic Studios") is an American film studio that was established in 1994. Epic was formed as an ambitious attempt by media moguls Stephen Campbell, Jim Carson, Mark Carlton, and Daniel Pearson (which is where the "CCCP" insignia came from) to create a new Hollywood studio. The studio primarily released their own films, although some films were co-released or released some territories by another studio (most often Multinational Studios and Cairo Pictures and in some cases, Futuristic Wolf Film Corporation, Shaw Bros. Pictures and Hexagon Pictures). On December 11, 2005, the founders agreed to sell the studio to Trigon to become a division of Star Pictures. The sale was completed on February 1, 2006, but the studio became independent again in 2008. On February 9, 2009, Epic struck a distribution deal with Michael Shires Studios Motion Pictures (through their Thunderbolt Pictures label), which has been effective since 2011. Epic Animation was formerly a subsidiary of the studio until the two split into separate companies in 2004. Epic Pictures is now legally known as "EP II Management, Inc." with the "Epic" name and logo being used under license from Epic Animation. Star owns the rights to the studio's live-action films (from the studio's inception until the spin-off from Trigon) after purchasing rights held by Rich Strategic Partners LP and Desert Entertainment II LLC, as well as the films they distributed until the partnership ended. On December 16, 2015, Campbell, Jim Skull, Lina Inabma of Argosy Media Group and Darrel Shrop of Communications Plus formed Argosy/Galaxia Partners with Epic becoming the adult label of the new company. Cairo Pictures (owned by Argosy) will distribute the studio's material once the distribution deal with Shires expires. Post-2011 films are owned by Epic with distribution handled by Shires/Thunderbolt. Epic Animation (which is being acquired by Argosy Media) owns all of the studio's animated films (with distribution handled by Futuristic Wolf, the current distributor of that studio's product).


(September 26, 1997- )

Nicknames: "Little Girl Fishing on the Moon", "Fishing Girl", "Epic Fishing Girl", "Fishing for Epicness"

Logo: It starts out at night with a crescent-shape moon and some clouds in a reflection of water, then we see a bobber and fishing reel splash into the water. The camera then pans upwards through bunch of clouds to see a girl, sitting on top of a crescent-shape moon going fishing. Suddenly, a "E" appears, and as the camera pans to the right, the letters "P", "I", and "C" follow, although parts of the letters are covered by the clouds. We then swoop past a whole bunch of several clouds, engulfing the screen. They then revolve away to reveal the text "EPIC" with "CCCP" appearing underneath with lines on the left and right of it respectively,and the text is set by the dark of night with clouds to accompany it.

Variants:

  • A short version of this logo was seen on trailers for films and at the end of films released through Michael Shires Studios Motion Pictures/Thunderbolt Pictures, starting with We Are Number One. However, Real Metal has the still version of this logo at the end.
  • Some films have the logo fading out early after it has been formed.
  • Sometimes the logo may be zoomed out further than usual.

Trivia: The girl who is seen sitting on the moon is Wanda Dart, the daughter of artist Rhonda Dart. The idea for the logo came from co-founder, Stephen Campbell.

FX/SFX: A very good combination of 2-D and 3-D animation, produced by International Light & Magic.

Music/Sounds: A dreamy orchestral piece with an acoustic guitar section. Composed by Jeff Wilson.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On MouseTrap, the same music is heard, but the guitar section at the end is replaced with a French Horn playing the same notes (which was used for the short version of the 1996 Epic Interactive logo).
  • On some prints of Spiderz, (such as the Region 4 DVD releases of the film) the logo is silent, original prints had the opening theme playing. This may have been an error in production or distribution.
  • On some films, the opening theme of the film is used.
  • On the US DVD release of Natural Selection, when you select the "English 2.0" track, the fanfare for the 1993 Hexagon Pictures logo will be heard instead. This most likely boils down to the fact that Universal mistakenly used the 2.0 English track from the Panasonic owned international master.

Availability: Very common. It premiered on The Peacekeeper (which is also Epic's first film) and has been used in nearly every Epic film ever since. Was seen on some 2001 Region 4 DVD releases as well and pre-2004 Epic Animation films, from Spiderz to Pirates: Legend of the Seven Seas. This logo preceded the 1997 USBS Video logo on the Epic Home Entertainment DVD release of three Warrior Cats films. Current prints of the studio's animated films and pre-2008 live-action films may have this logo be proceeded by a Star Pictures, Futuristic Wolf or Epic Animation logo. It also appeared on Epic Animation's only Direct-to-Video film Jenny: Queen of Epicness.

Scare Factor: None, it's a favorite amongst the logo community.

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