Background: Glass Ball Productions, LLC. (formerly known as The Broken Ball) is an American production company of the animator Geo G. owned by Geo LTD., now a subsidiary of NBCUniversal. Its productions include the animated series Geo TV, Cland Ann, Life of a Teenage Rockstar, Max & Duke, Planetokio, and Ice Age: The Series. It was established in 1988 and is based in California, United States. Despite being a subsidiary of Geo LTD, Glass Ball also produces films and television series for other companies to distribute.
The company owns the subsidiaries Wonderful Neon Productions and NicThic Productions.
In November 2016, Maverick & Rogue Studios acquired Glass Ball's companies and merged them into Maverick2's operations, while Clearwater Animation acquired most of Glass Ball's international operations, with the exception of the Moscow studio.
1st logo (1988-)
Nicknames: "Butterfly Breaks the Ball", "The Glass Ball",
Logo: On a black background, there is a box with a glass ball on a grassy field. The words "GLASS BALL" and the smaller "PRODUCTIONS" are shown at the bottom. A yellow butterfly then appears and touches the ball, causing it to break into smithereens.
Variant: A short version exists where the glass breaks.
FX/SFX: The butterfly, and the glass ball breaking.
Music/Sounds: The sound of the glass breaking.
Availability: Very common. Can be found on many of Geo G.'s shows such as Geo TV, Cland Ann, Life of a Teenage Rockstar, Ice Age: The Series, among others.
Scare Factor: Low to medium. The sound of glass breaking may startle first-time viewers. However, it is considered to be a humorous logo.