Logo descriptions by Silversword55, WizardDuck, and mr3urious'Logo captures and videos courtesy of joecool85 and macrosunshine
Quincy Jones Entertainment
Nicknames: "Blue Statue", "Blue Alien", "The Dude"
Logo: On a space background, we see a blue statue of what appears to be an alien. Now to the animation, the camera pans backwards to see that the statue is in a picture frame, and "QUINCY JONES ENTERTAINMENT" appears (the "Q" in a strange design), and zooms back to place itself under the picture frame and the statue. "in association with" appears below.
Trivia: The statue seen in this logo, which is that of a West African fertility god, first appeared on the cover of Quincy Jones' 1981 album The Dude (still inprint on CD from A&M Records) The lettering seen here is adapted from the Quincy Jones Productions logo, which often appeared on his many musical productions (most notably on Michael Jackson's 1979-87 recordings and his own Qwest record label, whose logo was another adaptation of the QJP logo) starting in 1976.
FX/SFX: Early CGI.
Cheesy Factor: What the statue intends to depict is indistinguishable.
Music/Sounds: The end of the show's closing theme.
Availability: Uncommon. It's still saved on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reruns on ABC Family and TBS.
Scare Factor: None to low. _______________________________________________________________
David Salzman Enterprises
Nicknames: "Black Marble", "Bars and Text"
Logo: On a dark marble background, we see two silver lines of text surrounded by three red lines: the top line, which reads "DAVID SALZMAN", slides in from the left, along with the red one on top. The bottom line of text reads "ENTERPRISES" and slides in from the right, along with the red line below. The red line in the center takes up the enter screen at first, and then shrinks to the size of the other two lines when those lines slide in. All three lines briefly turn the same silver color as the text, and then back to red.
FX/SFX: The top and bottom lines of text sliding in along with the top and bottom red lines, the center line shrinking, and the lines changing color from red to silver and back to red.
Availability: Extinct. It was seen on the syndicated television talk show The Jenny Jones Show.
Scare Factor: Low to medium, depending on what you think of the logo if you are scared of the dark Telepictures Productions logo used on current Telepictures shows. _______________________________________________________________
Quincy Jones-David Salzman Entertainment
1st Logo (1993-1994)
Nicknames: "Green Marble", "Bars and Text II", "Sliding Text", "QDE"
Logo: Same as the David Salzman Enterprises logo, but with are a few differences from the DSE logo:
- The marble background is different and the logo is tinted green.
- All of the lines and text are gold, but minus the third line.
- The "Q" is a circle with a line on the bottom.
- The text slides faster.
- The rectangle appears, but with the two lines appear to seperate them.
- The logo shines after the text moving.
- The logo reads "QUINCY JONES" on top and the bottom text is replaced by "ENTERTAINMENT".
- "In Association With" appears below.
FX/SFX: Same as the David Salzman Enterprises logo, plus the shining aniaton minus the line sliding animation.
Music/Sounds: TBA. Sometimes, the end theme finishes over it.
Availability: Rare. Still saved on season 4 of Fresh Prince reruns on ABC Family and TBS. Also seen on A Cool Like That Christmas.
Scare Factor: None.
2nd Logo (1994- )
Nickname: "QDE II"
Logo: On a white BG, we see a backwards, tan "'Q". It rotates to the right, revealing a brown "D", and a red circle with an "e" in it. When the logo is formed, the words "QUINCY JONES·'DAVID SALZMAN ENTERTAINMENT" fade in below. Sometimes, "IN ASSOCIATION WITH " appears below afterwards.
FX/SFX: The rotation.
Music/Sounds: A whoosh sound, followed by a ding. Sometimes, the end theme finishes over it.
Availability: The version with the music appeared on MADtv airings on FOX. It also appeared with the end-title theme of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on ABC Family and TBS, and was originally seen on talk shows produced by this company. The version without "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" was seen on the Time-Life Video release of History of Rock n' Roll: Volume One. Also appeared on the NBC/UPN sitcom In the House as well, considering that both this show andThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air were produced by the duo.
Scare Factor: None.