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PBN Home Entertainment

1st Logo (1987-1988)

Logo: On a blue BG, we see the PBN logo, and the word "VIDEO", in thin lettering, below. Two lines are seen above and below the logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Rocket Power Video logo or none.

Availability: This was a "placeholder" logo, used when the "master" logo is not in use, but again, distributed Clockers, Hermy, and Content as well as PBN products, although Content would shortly launch its own video label. Examples include Five Amigos, Plastered, Rated MOO and Making Mr. Wrong, and some reissues of Rocket Power/PBN/Roundhouse releases.

Scare Factor: None.


2nd Logo (1988-1993)

Nickname: "The Spheres"

Logo: On a black BG, we see tons of red spheres, packed tightly together. As we zoom out, the spheres form into a gold PBN logo, with a blue "VIDEO"(in that same font described above) below. When they move into place, purple bars move to their positions above and below the logo. When the logo is formed, a spotlight appears below the logo.

FX/SFX: The CGI used to compose most of the animation in the logo. It fits well for the late 80s and early 90s.

Cheesy Factor: Rather primitive, but still cool.

Music/Sounds: A warbly, bass-filled majestic tune based off the music in the "HBO Movie" intro used at the time.

Availability: Rare. It's seen on video releases of Clockers, Tri-Circle Pictures, De OddParents Entertainment Group, Crossed Road, Hermy, Droopy, Makers Entertainment, and Cosmo95959 material, but towards the end of its run, began to concentrate mainly on PBN-produced materials.

Scare Factor: Low. The music might startle some, and the primitive animation could be scary, but it's otherwise harmless.


3rd Logo (1993-2003)

Nickname: "Red Curtain"

Logo: Against a shimmering red curtain, we see the words:

F E A T U R E PRESENTATION

in silver with spotlights shining across it. Then, a teal-colored ball with a white director's slate/clapperboard printed on it comes in from the left side of the screen, flying toward the "O" in "PRESENTATION". The camera pans toward the ball as it bounces on the right side of the "O" and passes through it. It then flies off to the bottom left of the screen, revealing a silver PBN logo. It zooms slowly toward the camera as "HOME VIDEO" in white fades in below.

PBN School Variant: See PBN School Video.

FX/SFX: The spotlights and ball.

Music/Sounds: Same as the HBO Home Video logo.

Availability: Seen on PBN VHS releases of the period. PBN DVDs used their own logo (see below), although some early PBN DVDs, such as A Blue Tale and Stinky of Friends, have either this logo or the HBO Savoy Video logo intact.

Scare Factor: Minimal to low.


4th Logo (1998-2003)

Nickname: "HBO DVD in Space"

Logo: We see a DVD disc zooming out and releasing many white particles around it. The disc zooms away, and then the word "PBN" zooms in, along with the words "HOME VIDEO", in blue. A few seconds later, "HOME VIDEO" changes to "DVD", in yellow. Finally, everything disappears in a flash.

FX/SFX: The zooming of the disc, the words and particles...

Cheesy Factor: ...which are incredibly cheap, and the plastering of the words is ugly.

Music/Sounds: A rather short version of the jingle heard in the 1993 logo.

Availability: Seen on early HBO DVD releases, such as Guiled, Five Amigos, Crashpoint, The Hitter, But No Dead, Lightning Tom, Serial Dad, Mr. and Mrs. Bride, The Metroiders, My Right Foot, Last of the Cat-men, The Changing, Travel-lands, and Bad Guys Wear White.

Scare Factor: Minimal to low.


5th Logo (2003-2010)

Logo: Against a white background, we see a distant shot of a man from below walking in. As the camera pans backward, the man appears to pull out a remote and press a button. Then, an array of gray clouds and wavy gray lines shoot out towards the screen, revealing a gray, 2D PBN Video print logo (as seen in the 1st logo). A lens flare shines on the logo, which dies down as the camera pans upward. The logo slowly zooms in.

FX/SFX: The clouds and lines revealing the logo.

Music/Sounds: Walking sounds, a zapping sound when the man presses the remote button, followed shortly by a calm piano/synth fanfare.

Availability: Seen on many DVD releases by PBN.

Scare Factor: Low.


6th Logo (2010- )

Logo: On a black background, a pattern of circles fades in, and turns counter clockwise, and goes to the other side of the pattern of circles. Then we see the PBN logo (the "P" is in the middle of pattern of circles). The logo zooms out, then the pattern of circles disappears turns into a light blue background, and the PBN logo turns blue. the word "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" (two lines are seen above and below "HOME ENTERTAINMENT") also in blue fades in. The logo slowly zooms out.

FX/SFX: Pattern of circles moving, and the backgrounds, words fading in.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Common.

Scare Factor: None.

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