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Lopeztoons

We're Getting Mutants in the MCU - The Loop

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1st Logo (1982-1984)

Nickname: "The Musical Portative"

Logo: On a gray background are the titles "Argosy Pictures, Inc. Presents". Below is a treble clef and music staff containing the words "ELLEN PECK/PAUL LOPEZ-TOONS" hyphenated diagonally into two lines. Below it's a black square with a white outline with the title of the respective cartoon on it and below the Argosy Pictures logo. On the left of the screen is the production number with Aaron staying on it. On the right of the screen is the MPAA logo. On the bottom of the screen is the copyright stamp.

Closing Title: Nearly the same logo but with the following changes: the Argosy Pictures title and the copyright stamp is gone, instead of the cartoon title are the white words "THE END" and the production number and the MPAA logo are bigger and Aaron says "That's all, folks!"

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The theme of the cartoon.

Availability: Extremely rare.

Editor’s Note: None.

2nd Logo (1984-1993)

Nickname: "The Musical Portative II"

Logo: Similar to the previous logo but now, on a customized background (later fixed to blue), the treble clef appears on the middle of the screen with "PECK/LOPEZ CARTOONS" written with red letters and "A" above it. Below are the words "DISTRIBUTED BY ARGOSY PICTURES CORPORATION". Below is the copyright stamp.

Closing Title: On the same background, the treble clef is smaller and put on the top of the screen. Below are the big red words "THE END". Later, the coyright stamp was added on the bottom of the screen.

Variants:

  • Starting in 1989, cartoons from series like Orange Gus and Long-Tail Kitty had it's own series end title. On the same background are the words "ELLEN PECK AND PAUL LOPEZ's [series name]" with the character(s) from the respective series surrounding the title. Below it's a smaller treble clef, below it "THE END" and on the bottom of the screen is the copyright stamp.
  • On HDScope cartoons, the logo is yellow and below the clef is "in HDSCOPE" in the same color.
  • The Orange Gus cartoon Pill Peddlers (1990) has an end title gag. After the elevator exploded, Orange Gus gets in the iris-out and realize that he is at the end of the picture. Then, the bulldog breaks the title, kicks Gus in the head and gets him in the fight. As the cartoon ends, the bulldog winks his eye and reforms the end title.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The theme of the cartoon.

Availability: Extinct. Can be seen on a few Ellen Peck/Paul Lopez-produced cartoons. Some of them are available with original titles but most of them are available with reissue titles.

Editor’s Note: None.

3rd Logo (1993-2006)

Nicknames: "Dressing-room logo", "The Terrytoons Parody"

Logo: We see an animated "dressing-room" door closing, with a yellow flashing star on the door above the face(s) of the star character(s) (i.e. Aaron, Orange Gus or Long-Tail Kitty) and below the words "A PECK/LOPEZ CARTOON PRODUCTION" in white letters.

Variants:

  • On the Aaron cartoon Stop, Look and Purr! (2002), Aaron looks sad.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: A short, Dixieland-ish fanfare composed by Ellen Peck.

Availability: Rare. Was seen on reruns of Lopeztoons on Argosy Network.

Editor’ Note: None.

4th Logo (2006-2008)

Nicknames: "The Smiling Block", "Terrytoon's Brother", "Happy Cartoon Logo"

Logo: On a white background, squares with abstract smiling cartoony faces (no pupils are in the eyes), in several colors appear in a checkerboard pattern. Once the checkerboard is complete, the square faces merge into each other a la Turner, and they form a chartreuse face, with pupils in the eyes. The are squiggles on top of the face, which could possibly be hair (actually reminiscent of the handy-dandy notebook from Blue's Clues). The squiggles then "morph" into "PECK/LOPEZ CARTOONS" written in a cursive font. "PRESENTS" then in appears in possibly blue or navy blue in a goof, old fashioned bold font.

Closing Variant: The closing variant starts as a gradient green and yellow BG. A hole appears and grows into the smiling mouth. The BG zooms out to reveal the face (the background loses its gradiency as it zooms out). This time, PECK/LOPEZ CARTOONS , is written in cursive instead of just squiggles. "PECK/LOPEZ CARTOONS" morphs into a a cursive "The End".

Variant: Some HDScope prints have the words "DISTRIBUTED BY ARGOSY PICTURES CORPORATION".

FX/SFX:

  • Opening: The checkerboard appearing and merging, the squiggles morphing into Lopez-Toonz, and "Presents" appearing.
  • Closing: The zoom-out, the morphing words.

Music/Sounds: The opening and closing themes of the cartoon.

Availability: Rare. Seen on most HDscope-produced Peck/Lopez cartoons. The logo is often plastered on the reissue titles.

Editor’s Note: Rough animation, this whole look of this logo just looks like it was made in the 2000s. Also the squiggles make the logo look the handy dandy notebook from Blue's Clues. Also "Presents" is rather dated and is written in an ugly font. The logo is very cute anyway and the music is very happy. Though it may startle first time viewers but this logo is otherwise harmless.


5th Logo (2008-)


Logo: On a customized background are the titles "A PECK/LOPEZ CARTOON" and below "animation by Argosy Animation Studios". On the left is the certification number and on the right are the current Dolby Digital logo, as well as the Argosy Media "Big A" and the Cairo Pictures print logo.

Variant: On HD cartoons, the words read "PECK/LOPEZ CARTOONS presents".

Closing Variant: The same image, but the words "THE END" are seen and below is the copyright stamp.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening and closing themes of the cartoon.

Availability: Current. Can be seen on most Argosy-produced cartoon shorts in theatres. Most TV airings only show the title of the cartoon with the credits and the logo. However, some cartoons have been recently shown with the original titles on Argosy Network.

Editor’s Note: None.

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