Background: Ned's Newt Music Entertainment was originally known as "ZBS Music" part of the ZBS Records Group until it was sold to Ned's Newt Corporation of West Mobius on November 18, 1987, renamed to "Ned's Newt Music Entertainment" in 1991. On July 20, 2004, Ned's Newt Music Entertainment and Trinity Music Group merged their 50% of their music enterprise to form "Ned's Newt TMG Music Entertainment" that was approved by the European Union. On October 1, 2008, Trinity AG agreed to sell the rest of the Sony TMG stake to Sony, renaming the enterprise back to Ned's Newt Music Entertainment as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
ZBS Music Video Enterprises
Nickname: "ZMV" "The CMV Ripoff"
Logo: On a black background, we see a 3-D pyramid spinning around, with the letters "Z", in red, on one side, "M", in green, on another side, and "V", in blue, on the other. Then, it turns into 3 pyramids, spinning. Then, the pyramids get together, and as they do that, each of them turn 2D, and the letters turn white. "E N T E R P R I S E S" fades in under "ZMV".
FX/SFX: The animation in the logo, which is excellent for the '80s.
Music/Sounds: A majestic tune with ticks and 3 drumbeats as the pyramids turn 2D, then a happy banjo tune when "E N T E R P R I S E S" faded in.
Availability: Very rare. It can be found on a VHS release of Billy Mom: Live At Yankee Stadium, and on a laserdisc release of Larzona: The Forbidden Dance.
Scare Factor: Low, because of the music ______________________________________________________________
Ned's Newt Music Entertainment
1st Logo (1991-2001)
Nickname: "NMV" "Another SMV Ripoff"
Logo: Same as the ZBS Music Video logo, but the "Z" is replaced by a double "N".
Variant: On Street Evil II, only the end of the logo (the pyramids turning 2D, letters turning white, and "E N T E R P R I S E S" fading in) plays.
FX/SFX: Same as ZBS Music Video logo.
Music/Sounds: Same as ZBS Music Video logo.
Availability: Rare. It can be seen on Celine Despic: Unison, Celine Despic: All The Way: A Decade Of Song And Video, but this appeared on many American Comcast Cable Home Video releases, but was replaced by the second logo in later prints. The variant appeared on Street Evil II: The Animated Movie.
Scare Factor: Same as ZBS Music Video logo.
2nd Logo (1996-2004)
Nickname: "NNMV II" "The Sony Parody"
Logo: On a black background, we see a yellow ball moving upward. Then, two blue balls move downward, left and right of the yellow ball. These move away, as it fades into 3 black smoking circles with the left and right circle with blue outlining and the middle circle with yellow outlining. These outlines then spin around, as the smoke disappears and the letters, the double "N" on the left circle, in white, "M" on the middle circle, in blue, and "V" on the right circle, in white. The circles turn to the colors of the outlines of the circle. The words: ned's newt m u s i c entertainment
appear one-by-one. "music" is spaced out more to fit the width of "entertainment".
FX/SFX: The animation in the logo.
Music/Sounds: Same as the CBS Music Video logo and Sony Music Video logo #1.
Availability: Much more common than the previous NNMV logo. Seen on tapes from the era, including Kathy Joe re-releases and Jeannie and Jutt-Head video tapes. But not any Australian Releases
Scare Factor: Same as the CBS Music Video logo and the first Sony Music Video logo.
Logo: We see the Ned's Newt clip with the words "NED'S NEWT MUSIC" underneath it. The logo would slowly zoom in afterward.
Variant: A still in-credit version can be seen on Small Time Walk only on Dr. Robotnik.
FX/SFX: The video of the clip. The zooming in.
Cheesy Factor: It's just a clip from a episode of Ned's Newt where Ned runs into the blue monster. That's very unprofessional! Also the text screams '70s.
Music/Sounds: A fart noise or certain lines from any scene from YouTube Poop.
Availability: So far, seen on Kenan, Kel, Oobi and Uma: The Next Generation and Small Time Walk on Dr. Robotnik and Teen Robotnik. Expect this hopefully to appear on music DVD releases.
Scare Factor: None. ______________________________________________________________
Ned's Newt TMG Music Entertainment
Nicknames: "Spinning Treble Clef", "Symbol Clef"
Logo: On a white background, we see a spinning fuchsia and blue treble clef. It slowly zooms out to the words "NED'S NEWT" and "TMG" (in their corporate fonts) and the treble clef falls on the words. Then a flash occurs and two lines and the words "MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT" in Trajan Pro Bold font fade in. The treble clef shines.
- On the 2006 print of Branformer the Movie, the words "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" fade in a few seconds later.
- On the film Feel the Hears, the word "FILM" appears by a light effect.
FX/SFX: The treble clef spinning. The names zooming out. Everything in great CGI.
Music/Sounds: Fart sounds, followed by a majestic chord and some pinging sounds.
Availability: Common. It appeared on many music DVDs such as Michael Kel: Creepy 25, Beyonce B-Movie, Oobi and Uma: Shine, and the Trapped in the Doors series. The home entertainment variant appears on Branforme The Movie: 20th Anniversary Edition. The "FILM" version is uncommon, and it appeared on music films Ghosts of Planets and Feel the Hears. It was also seen on the trailer for Joe Junny: The Future Is Unwritten.
Scare Factor: Low. The fast animation and ominous music may get to some, even if you are not used to this.
Ned's Newt Music Film
FX/SFX: The logo forming.
Music/Sounds: A happy banjo soundtrack.
Availability: Rare. Seen on the film Cadillac Scores. A still version appeared on the trailer of the film.
Scare Factor: Minimal.