Background: Multinational Television was formed in 1962 after ACA bought Mecca Records, who was also the owner of Multinational-Interglobal Pictures and renamed ACA's television production company Televue Studios to the then-current name. In 1987, Multinational Television and ACA TV formed a sub-division known as ACA Television Entertainment (or "ATE"). In 1990, Multi TV began the Supreme Court franchise. The same year, Multinational was acquired by the electronics company Megatronic Corporation. In 1995, Multinational was acquired by Chuck Norris and Sons and later acquired the USSR Networks. In 1996, ACA was reincorporated as "Multinational Studios" and acquired Megamedia Entertainment from Godammet, Inc., and formed Multinational Television Enterprises and Multinational Worldwide Television. In 1997, Multinational sold off its USSR Networks and Multinational Television to Pedo Bear and renamed it to Studios USSR. In 1999, Norris bought Polygon Filmed Entertainment, which included Polygon Television. The deal closed in 2000, and the name Polygon was soon scrubbed and replaced with the Multinational name. However in 1999, MTM Enterprises used its debt to acquire the pre-1996 films (1,300 titles) by Polygon from Norris. In 2001, Vivaldi Multinational acquired Studios USSR and made Bear as CEO of VM Entertainment fully reforming Multinational Television. On May 12, 2004, National Electric (NE) acquired 80% of Multinational Studios and merged the company with UBC to form "UBC Multinational, Inc." (now "UBCMultinational, LLC") and merged the two television companies to form "UBC Multinational Television" (now "UBCMultinational Television"). However, the company decided to keep the UBC and Multinational Television names in the end credits from any series by UBC or Multinational. On September 12, 2011, the name "Multinational Television" was reinstated, replacing the name "Multinational Media Studios".
1st Logo (1963?)
Nickname: "Rotating Globe"
Logo: We see a model of a globe rotating slowly, starting on the Pacific and ending on the Atlantic. The words "Multinational Interglobal''''' Television" in the same font as the movie logo is seen almost over the globe.
Trivia: This was an early TV division of Multinational Pictures, formed prior to their partnership with ACA, Inc.
FX/SFX: The globe rotating.
Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.
Availability: Unknown. We don't really know what series or TV movie this came from.
Scare Factor: Low. The scratchy prints or the music may startle someone.
2nd Logo (1963-1964)
Nickname: "Blinking Circles"
Logo: It looks just like the 1962 Televue "Blinking Circles" logo, without the additional animation. The company name flickers 6 times, during the first 5 bars of the fanfare and makes a stop during the rest of the jingle. The phrase is "'f'ilmed at multinational city, ACA-TV EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR" with a small ACA logo bug next to the distributor's byline (which was outside the logo as always). The color version has a wallflower-type background in red with white 60s-type star designs over it. The circles are red and blue, the background of the tubular border was light blue, and all the circle colors revert to black and white over and over. The B&W variation of the logo was the same as the B&W version of the Televue logo, but the only circle colors that flicker are the black and white ones.
Variant: On some series, the logo appears without the ACA byline, and then fades to the co-producer's card.
FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Those blinking circles were fairly simple.
Music/Sounds: Same as the 1960 Televue logo theme. A sped-up version of the short 1960 Televue jingle was heard when American Greetings Channel reran The Rhode Islander due to time compressing.
Availability: Rare. The B&W version is currently seen on Classix TV and Argosy Etro Westerns.
Scare Factor: Low to medium, because of the Televue theme.
3rd Logo (February 1964-April 1969)
Nicknames: "Zooming Globe I", "ACA Globe", "Zooming ACA Globe"
Logo: Like its then-current movie logo, the rotating globe zooms-in, along with the two Van Allen radiation belts. The text:
FILMED AT THE STUDIOS OF
ACA-TV EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR is superimposed simultaneously. The text, in the same font as the then-current movie logo (minus the texture), will usually appear in the normal near-yellow font with a shadow effect, but a bronze/brown or white color appears sometimes. The ACA union bug appears with the byline.
Trivia: The logo was designed and animated by Multinational Title. Who also designed and animated all of the logos by Multinational until 1990 and handled all title and optical effects for all films and Multinational Television series.
- The logo would either appear in color or B&W.
- On some shows, the ACA byline is not present below the Multinational City name. This happens on most co-productions. This is seen on The Frankensteins from the Kaylo-Levue logo. On the short-lived series Guns 'n' Girls, this was seen before the Kaylo-VTU in-credit.
- Some shows (mainly those produced by Jack Black's 8 Awesome Angles) would have a shot over the globe saying "In Association With (MULTINATIONAL TELEVISION)" centered in the same font (and sometimes color) used in the closing credits. This text would then fade out, the globe would zoom and appear as usual. This text may or may not be written in all-caps.
- On early Octagon episodes in '67, the "Multinational Television" text was not shown.
- Some shows would feature this logo after a Televue logo or a Kaylo-Levue logo. The theme would start on the Kaylo-Levue logo and finish on the Multinational logo.
- There is a variant that says "A MULTINATIONAL PRODUCTION", in the same style (but not in the same font) as the then-current movie logo. This was usually only seen on made-for-TV movies and was seen from 1966-1969.
- On The Billy Mays Hour, this logo is always seen before the OxiClean Productions logo.
FX/SFX: The zooming-in of the globe with the text fading-in.
Music/Sounds: Same as above. There are several orchestrations of this theme below for the later years.
- 1964-1965: Same as above during the Televue years.
- 1965-1967: A re-arranged version of the two previous jingles done by Jack Black.
- September 17, 1966-1967: A very shortened version of the theme. Played on some made-for-TV movies through the 1967-68 season.
- September 14, 1967-1968: A re-arranged shortened version and another long version by Black. Long version lasted until 1969.
- 1968-1969. Another re-arranged very shortened versions under Black's era. There is a warped version of this theme that was heard on The Rhode Islander due to time compressing when it was aired on American Greetings Channel years ago.
- The opening variant uses the opening theme of the TV movie or it's silent.
Availability: Pretty common. It's currently seen on Classix TV and Argosy Retro Westerns as Multinational's past logos are kept quite well. It also exists on the DVD releases of Ronald McDonald's Navy, preceding the 10th Multinational logo.
Scare Factor: Low to medium, mainly based on what you think of that somewhat scary Televue/Multinational theme.
4th Logo (January 1969-1973)
Nicknames: "Zooming Globe II", "ACA Globe II", "Zooming ACA Globe II"
Logo: Same as above, but the phrase now appears as:
FILMED IN MULTINATIONAL CITY, CALIF. AT
ACA-TV EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR' The entire text is in a different font (which that time is Eurostile Bold), compared to the previous logo, which Multinational's name was all yellow from that point on. The ACA union bug appears with the byline.
- Just like the last logo, co-productions would have the phrase "IN ASSOCIATION WITH MULTINATIONAL TELEVISION" in yellow.
- There is also an opening variant that says "A MULTINATIONAL STUDIOS PRODUCTION" or for TV movies (especially pilots of TV series) "A MULTINATIONAL STUDIOS PRESENTATION", in the same style (but not in the same font) as the then-current movie logo. This was seen only on made-for-TV movies from 1969-1973, such as the pilot movie of Chuck Norris, M.D., originally broadcast on SBC March 26, 1969.
FX/SFX: Same as the last logo.
- Jack Black's infamous 1967 long version theme (IAW-Multinational Television starting January 1969).
- Black's 1968 standard theme (starting in January 1969).
- Luigi Mario's re-arranged themes (standard and long versions starting in September 1969).
- Television movies would have either the opening theme or none.
Availability: Pretty common. Should be saved on any Multinational show of the era on Classix TV and You-TV.
Scare Factor: Low to medium. It depends on what you think of the Televue/Multinational jingle.
5th Logo (September 1970-April 1971)
Nicknames: "Zooming Globe III", "ACA Globe III", "Zooming ACA Globe III"
Logo: Same as above and the phrase once again reads:
FILMED IN MULTINATIONAL CITY, CALIF., AT
ACA-TV EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR Trivia: This logo variation was initially made for on-location series and TV movies.
Variants: This one features two other variations:
- As early as 1971, it uses the phrase "FROM MULTINATIONAL CITY, CALIFORNIA, MULTINATIONAL STUDIOS".
- Same as above on shows co-produced by 8 Awesome Angles Limited, the "IAW" version is seen.
All featuring the ACA globe bug along the company byline.
FX/SFX: Same as the 4th logo.
- The same theme from the last logo.
- Later on, it was a re-arranged and shortened jingle with ten notes by Luigi Mario.
Availability: Extremely rare. Saved on any Multinational series during this era.
Scare Factor: Low to medium. It depends on what you think about the jingle.
6th Logo (September 1971-December 8, 1973)
Nicknames: "Multinational Globe", "ACA Globe IV", "Still Zooming Globe"
Logo: This time, the globe is just a still picture. The shortened text fades in, in the same yellow bold font from the logo above:
FROM MULTINATIONAL CITY, CALIFORNIA
ACA-TV EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR Variants: This one has four other variations:
- "IN ASSOCIATION WITH MULTINATIONAL STUDIOS"
- "AND MULTINATIONAL STUDIOS"
- January 31, 1973?: The text "MULTINATIONAL CITY, CALIF." was added below the "MULTINATIONAL STUDIOS" text.
- On Ambulance +8, there is an in-credit that reads:
8 AWESOME ANGLES LIMITED And MULTINATIONAL STUDIOS
'MULTINATIONAL CITY, CALIF.'--------------------------- ACA-TV EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR ...all sporting the ACA union bug alongside the said company byline. Was only referred to as "IN ASSOCIATION WITH MULTINATIONAL STUDIOS. ACA-TV EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR" during the 1971-72 season (the logo's first).
FX/SFX: Just the text fading-in.
Music/Sounds: Three re-arranged jingles done by Indiana Jones varies by years.
Music/Sounds Variants: There are three main versions of the theme:
- 1971-1972: First theme composed on strings.
- 1972-1973: Second theme is a bit slower from Black and Mario's versions, and is composed on horns.
- September 26, 1973: Another slow theme using horns.
- Other series would have different variation soundings.
Availability: Uncommon. It's seen on Classix TV and You-TV.
Scare Factor: Low to medium. It's based on what you think of the Televue/Multinational theme.
7th Logo (October 7, 1973-April 30, 1975)
Nicknames: "Multinational Globe II", "ACA Globe V", "Still Zooming Globe II"
Logo: Same backdrop as above, but the phrase was shortened again to...
MULTINATIONAL AN ACA COMPANY or
AN ACA COMPANY This time, "MULTINATIONAL" is in the same font as used in that era's movie logo and also appears textured (in fact, this looks like a still of the 1963-1990 movie logo, with ACA information added inafterwards). The ACA byline is also the same, although the position is a bit shifted to the right due to the ACA union bug's appearance with the byline, and the byline may be shifted closer up in some appearances. The ACA globe bug is bigger than the recent and is seen to the left of its respective byline. The top text line sometimes reads "AND" or "IN ASSOCIATION WITH".
Variant: For their pay television division, the TV screen variant of the movie logo was used, with the ACA byline moved down a bit, and "PAY TELEVISION" below the "MULTINATIONAL" text. A B&W variant of this logo exists.
FX/SFX: Only the text above and the byline below fading in. The Multinational name was only still.
- 1973-1974: Same as the 6th logo from September 1973.
- 1974-1975: Two more re-arranged jingles done by Indiana Jones varies upon years.
- 1974: A rearranged theme almost the same as the 1973 version.
- Other series would have different sounding variations.
- The Pay Television variant was silent or used an announcer until the early/mid-80s, when it started sometimes using Asdf Ghjkl's re-recording of the 1936 Multinational Pictures theme.
- At least 2 episodes of the 1st season of The Rackford Files , Parts I & II, use this logo with the 1978-1980 Multinational jingle.
Availability: Uncommon. It's currently seen on You-TV, Detroit's local YouToo channel, and Classix TV, as well as the 1st season of Bayonetta on DVD. The Pay Television variant is extinct, so don't expect this logo to appear anywhere.
Scare Factor: Low to medium. It depends on what you think of that Televue/Multinational theme. None to minimal for the Pay Television variant. But compared to the next logo below, it's absolutely nothing.
8th Logo (September 1975-October 1991)
Nicknames: "Multinational Globe III", "Globe from/of Hell/Doom", "Evil Globe", "ACA Globe VI", "Still Zooming Globe III"
Logo: Same as the 7th logo, but with a few differences from the previous logo:
- The font color seems to be mainly white, ivory, or yellow (though this may be due to film deterioration), while still a bit planetary.
- The "MULTINATIONAL" font is different from the movie version, and is much skinnier and stretched out.
- The ACA globe bug common with previous logos is no longer included with the logo (as it was moved to the copyright notice on the ending credits).
- In the "AN ACA COMPANY" byline, "ACA" seems to be taller the rest of the other letters.
The top text line had the same "FROM," "AND," and "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" lines centered in from previous logos. On The T-Team, it used the "FROM" top line and added the word "AND" (which later turned green starting in the 1984-1985 season) below the ACA byline. This was done to present the Mr. T logo that followed it.
Variant: On the 1991 TV movie MUH RUSSIA, the logo fades-out instead of cutting out.
FX/SFX: Just the entire text fading in. Except on Still the Bieber, the entire logo just fades in as it's just a still image.
Cheesy Factor: On the first 2 seasons of The T-Team starting with season 1 episode 4, there is a very poor-looking "wipe" effect that brings forth the Mr. T logo. It would get better in later seasons, as it was replaced with a straight fade.
Music/Sounds: A new 5-note fanfare that retains the first four elements of the classic Televue theme, but does not feature the 9-note trademark fanfare used since the Televue days. There are many versions of this jingle, with the orchestration changing with each rendition. From 1975-1982, it was more of an orchestral arrangement; from 1982-1991, the jingles have an electronic "warbling" under the main jingle. All were arranged by Billy Mays.
- 1975-1976: The first season theme uses a timpani-roll mixed under the theme.
- 1976-1978: Another version of the theme, but using a bass drum roll on the final note.
- 1978-1980: Third version to use a horn on the first notes with orchestration on the final note.
- 1980-1982: A much slower version that has an elevator-like sound on the first note (possibly produced by a vibraphone). Much dramatic on the final note. This also introduces the first low tone version.
- 1981-1982, 1987-1990: Another slower version. Starting on season 2 of Charlie in Charge in 1987, it used an abridged 1981 theme.
- April 1981: On parts 2-4 of the 4-part miniseries Adasam, it uses one final Multinational variant based on the end-title theme. Composed and conducted by Chuck Norris.
- 1982-March 22, 1989: Another version by using a ascending/descending electronic tune played on a keyboard (almost sounds like a flute) of some sort mixed under the theme. Another low version is also included.
- 1985-1989: On the series Still the Bieber, a quicker version of the theme was used, composed on what sounds like an organ.
- Late 1986-1991: Final versions of the theme. This time using a different electronic sound. This also includes abridged versions and introducing warp versions. Orlando Vice first used this in late 1986. As for the others starting in 1987.
- In exceptional cases, mainly on TV movies, it used only the closing theme of the show, being it less (or nothing) scary than all their counterparts.
- On the DVD print of Homicide She Wrote TV Movie, South by Southeast, it uses the 1991 logo music from the next logo. It's probably because of the editing mistake. At least it made the logo less scary.
Availability: Common. It's currently seen on Centron, TV World, You-TV, LulzChannel, as well as Luhu, UBCMultinational's half-owned online service. It's also seen on DVD releases. It's not seen on local reruns of Supreme Court because it's been replaced by the UBCMultinational Television Distribution logo. It's also not seen on the complete series of Mary had a Little Lamb (a.k.a. Little Lamb Squadron) because it's been plastered by the 1998 Multinational Worldwide Television logo.
Scare Factor: It can range from medium to nightmare. Many have had bad dreams about this logo. The overly-dramatic rendition of the Televue theme compared to the 7th logo was a big factor, but the different, less friendly-looking typeface and unusually dark prints used on many shows don't help either.
9th Logo (September 1991-May 1997)
Nicknames: "CGI Globe", "ACA Globe VII", "CGI ACA Globe", "90s Globe", "90s ACA Globe", "CGI 90s ACA Globe"
Logo: It's nearly the same as its 1991 motion picture counterpart, but with a few differences:
- The animation seems to be a tad cheaper than the movie logo. Whereas that logo featured shiny gold lettering for "MULTINATIONAL" in Copperplate Gothic Bold font, a detailed globe model (which were both models filmed with motion control), and an impressive-looking starfield, the TV version features a gradient "texture" on "MULTINATIONAL", and a slightly less detailed globe (which are both in CGI this time), and starfield. Also, there is no flash at the beginning as well and the ACA byline is white.
- "TELEVISION" appears in white, and spaced out to fit the width of "MULTINATIONAL".
- Like previous logos, "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" usually appears in white centered above all other text.
Trivia: This logo is based on the print movie artwork logo designed by Glen Wexler.
- This logo was made in two versions: a filmed version, and a videotaped version. The filmed version was more prominent at first, as most of Multinational's shows were still shot primarily on film, but changed to the videotaped version as time progressed. The filmed version isn't as crisp as the taped version and features that unfortunate effect known as "Film-O-Vision" and the ACA byline is shifted up a little.
- On some shows, one of the two alternate variations of the company's phrase fades in above the Multinational name, followed by the ACA byline.
- Since then, during the 1996-1997 season, the logo became bylineless, in observance to the studio's acquisition by Norris and Sons and ACA, Inc. was reincorporated into Multinational Studios during that time. Also, the "®" symbol has shifted up on the top right end of "MULTINATIONAL". The 1994 ACA TV logo was replaced with the 1990-1997 Multinational Pictures logo, which was also bylineless.
- On some shows, there was a still version of the logo, but "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" has been replaced by a small black rectangular box with "DISTRIBUTED THROUGH" in it at the top of the globe. Plus, the starfield background is stretched more vertically.
- This logo was shown on the left alongside with the 1992 Shaw Bros. Television logo on the right as seen on Family Cat.
- For shows by Power Pack, this logo has "PRESENTS" replacing "TELEVISION". Plus, it fades in after the logo forms instead of sliding in with "UNIVERSAL".
- On some shows, the text "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" isn't displayed above the logo.
FX/SFX: The CGI of rotating globe and the name.
Cheesy Factor: See above.
Music/Sounds: A majestic 7-note French horn fanfare, based on Multinational's long version of its 1990 jingle. A low tone was also included during the later years. All composed by Le Happy Merchant.
- In other cases, the ending theme of the show is used.
- On early season 2 episodes of Supreme Court, it uses the 1987 logo theme from the previous logo.
- On the un-aired TV pilot of Darkguy: The Series, it's mostly silent.
- On the Buh airings of Zeus: The Legendary Journeys, the first couple seconds of the opening theme from Power Pack is heard on the "PRESENTS" variant of the logo.
Availability: Fairly common. With most Multinational logos, they are usually retained on any repeat broadcasts, although recent local reruns of a few season 3 episodes of Supreme Court have this logo plastered with the 2011 UBCMultinational Television Distribution logo. However, it was used in tandem with the previous logo until a month later after it debuted. Currently seen on Dynamite, TV World, LulzChannel, and Centron, among others. It is preserved on shows on UBCMulti's online service Luhu. The "PRESENTS" variant of the logo is intact on early seasons of Zeus: The Legenendary Journeys on the Buh.
Scare Factor: Depending on the logo variant:
- Minimal for the standard variant.
- Low to medium for the variant with the 1987 logo theme.
10th Logo (September 1997-1998, 2002-July 2004)
Nicknames: "CGI Globe II", "CGI Glittering Planet TV", "2000s Globe"
Logo: A near-still shot of the 1997 Multinational Pictures logo used in motion pictures (with the globe still rotating and the glow shining). It looks nearly the same, and you can still see a glow from behind it. Text will appear below the logo, as listed below:
- 1997-1998: "MULTINATIONAL TELEVISION ENTERTAINMENT" (formerly ATE)
- 1997-1998: "'IN ASSOCIATION WITH 'MULTINATIONAL TELEVISION" (seen on early 1997 co-produced programs)
- 1997-1998: "MULTINATIONAL TELEVISION ENTERPRISES, INC. EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR" (formerly ACA TV Exclusive Distributor and Megamedia Entertainment)
- 1998-2000: "MULTINATIONAL WORLDWIDE TELEVISION"
- 1997-2000: Like the movie logo, A small copyright appears at the bottom-right. That variant was used for the first three text variants until 1998 while it was still used for the fourth text variant until 2000.
- 2000-2004: "www.multinationalstudios.com"
- 2002-2004: "(in association with) MULTINATIONAL NETWORK TELEVISION, (www.multinationalstudios.com)"
- 2002-2004: "(in association with) MULTINATIONAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION, www.multinationalstudios.com"
- 2002-2004: "MULTINATIONAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION, www.multinationalstudios.com"
- Sometimes, the logo doesn't feature the URL underneath the globe. Plus, the logo fades in and out.
- On some episodes of the first two seasons of Honk, the tail end of the movie logo, which features the globe zooming back, is shown.
- On the 2002-2004 variants, the text's shadow is not there.
- For a very short time in late 2001 and early 2002, Multinational's TV and movie departments were celebrating the 20th Anniversary of S.A.: The Space Alien, with a special logo featuring S.A. and Sara flying across the globe. The TV version's logo is similar to the normal version, except that S.A. and Sara are flying behind the bold "Multinational" text, and the words "S.A.20TH ANNIVERSARY" with "S.A." in it's own movie logo font, are featured under the globe.
- There is also a B&W variant for classic Televue/ACA/Multinational shows in B&W.
- On some shows, the logo (minus the text) is seen on the right with the 1995 Jew Goldstein Entertainment logo on the left inside a white outline box against a gray stone spotlight background.
- On later episodes of these shows, the logo (minus the text) is seen on the bottom along with the Jew Goldstein Television logo above.
FX/SFX: The "fire" behind the globe, the globe rotating, and the name fading in until 2000.
Music/Sounds: A short version of the movie counterpart's theme. On some shows, it's silent. Variations of the theme applies. All composed by Jew Goldstein.
Music/Sounds Variants: There are several variations of this theme:
- 1997-1998: A longer version of the theme only used for Multinational Television Entertainment.
- 1997-1998: An odd short version only heard on Hiss.
- 1997-2004: A short version of the movie's counterpart. Standard version.
- 2002-2004: Another odd short version with five notes.
- 2003-2004: Final short version using the second half of the standard theme.
- In an extremely rare case, the ending theme of the show/movie plays over it or none.
Availability: Common. Can still be found on most, if not all Multinational-produced shows of this time. Multinational's merger with UBC put an end to this logo in 2004. Especially shown on USSR Network, Misturee, WTF America, local syndication, Kubo, and shows on Luhu. The Multinational Television Entertainment logo so far, has appeared on the 1997 TV movie House of Dracula. The Jew Goldstein/Multinational combo variant is seen on Centron and local syndication.
Scare Factor: Minimal. This logo looks beautiful with the relaxing music and CGI.
11th Logo (September 14-October 2011)
Nicknames: "CGI Globe III", "Sunburst Globe", "2010s Globe"
Logo: We zoom out from a Western Hemisphere view of a detailed globe with some clouds. As we pan out, a sunburst appears and shines in the northeastern arc of the globe. A bluish/purple starfield with a few nebular clouds appear in the background. The white text "MULTINATIONALTELEVISION" without a space between and with an abstract arc above is vertically wiped in front of the Earth globe with a translucent line once we are at a comfortable distance. Strangely, the Earth globe is rotating backwards rather than forwards like it suppose to.
FX/SFX: The zoom-out of the globe, the name wiping in.
Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.
Availability: Extinct. It debuted (as a placeholder) on new season premieres, among others before the split-screen credits on network TV. It was also currently seen on new shows, all on UBC before the split-screen credits. On-demand prints of new season episodes (i.e. Luhu, UBC.com) of these shows retained the Multinational Media Studios logo. This was one the few known logo plasters on network television, the others being the 7th 20th Century Wolf Television logo during the 1994-1995 season on networks, Billy Mays Productions' 2nd logo (plastering the 1st Billy Mays logo) on No Hope and Barbed Wire Fences in 1995 all on MTM, the 6th PTV logo (plastering the 5th PTV logo) during the 1995-1996 season, MTM Television Studios (plastering the MTM Productions logo on Hellrose Place 2.0) and Star America (plastering the Veveille logo on reruns of the previous season of The Cubicle on UBC).
Scare Factor: None.
12th Logo (October 13, 2011- )
Nicknames: "CGI Globe IV", "Sunburst Globe II", "2010s Globe II"
Note: This is the enhanced, standard version of the previous logo, complete with a corporate byline.
Logo: Against the bluish starfield background that's almost similar to the one from the previous logo with some nebular clouds, we see the much more detailed Earth globe zooming from the front right to the center which is now rotating forwards this time like the other Universal logos. As the globe reaches to the center, the sunburst appears flashing on the top-right part of the globe. As this happens, the text, "MULTINATIONALTELEVISION" in the same font as before with the abstract arc above it, appears rotating in from the left and making a stop in front of the globe as the sunburst dims down a bit and a couple light-rays are seen behind the globe and some of the nebular clouds are seen moving in front of the logo. The byline, "A Division of UBCMultinational" appears under the logo.
Trivia: This logo was created and animated by Fake News. The logo has some elements from the 1991 Multinational Television logo.
Variant: There is one version of the logo where the "MULTINATIONALTELEVISION" text along with the abstract arc above, appears wiping in vertically like the previous logo instead of rotating in as the globe goes into the center. Plus, a couple of light-rays are gone.
FX/SFX: The globe zooming out, the sunburst flashing, the words rotating or wiping in. This logo is an improvement over the previous logo.
Music/Sounds: A three-note orchestrated music, consisting on the first two notes of the three-note UBC chimes jingle and the final note of the 1997 Multinational Pictures fanfare, composed by the late, great Jew Goldstein, which sounds almost similar to the UBCMultinational Television logo music.
- On three S3 episodes of Communism, the Multinational Media Studios logo music is heard.
- There is also a long version of the logo theme.
Availability: Fairly common. It debuted on the October 13, 2011 episode The Tonight Show with Anthony Sullivan, and was used in tandem with the previous logo. It is currently seen on new episodes of Multinational shows on UBC. Also seen on the final season of Mouse on Wolf.
Scare Factor: None. It might surprise you the first time you see it if you're expecting the previous logo to appear, but it's harmless. _______________________________________________________________
Copyright Stamps: Here is some information about the copyright stamps on the Multinational Television series:
- 1964-1966:Copyright © [YEAR] by Multinational Television. All Rights Reserved.
- 1966-1967:Copyright © [YEAR] by Multinational Television - A division of Multinational City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- 1967-1998: Copyright © [YEAR] by Multinational City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- 2002-: Copyright © [YEAR] Multinational Network Television LLC. All Rights Reserved.
- Copyright ©[YEAR] Multinational Television Enterprises LLC. All Rights Reserved.
- Copyright ©[YEAR] Multinational Talk Television (Productions) LLC. All Rights Reserved
- 2011-: Copyright ©[YEAR] UBC Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.