Background: School Pictures was founded in 1992 by US First Lady Barbara Bush, who was the chairman and CEO of the company. The studio was also co-ran by US President George W. Bush. In 1995, it had made a deal with Uh Oh! Entertainment to co-produce several films and later in 1996 with Classic Line Cinema. In 1997, Savoy was filed with Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and closed its doors after it was acquired by INC/InterNational Corporation. In 2006, the School Pictures library was purchased by Dreaming Fame Studios under the Blur Features banner after their deal with PBN was expired.
Nicknames: "The Buffaloes", "The Herd", "A Giant Stampede"
Logo: On a black background, there are white lines flying from the left side to the right side, and a teacher walking around them. As they run, red lines draw a shape resembling two top to bottom lines and a rectangle in the middle to resemble a filmstrip. The teacher stop running, and "SCHOOL PICTURES" in an Arial font fades-in underneath. The closing variant of this logo is totally still.
Variant: On The Adventures of Bloonchoo, the still version is seen at the beginning.
FX/SFX: The buffalo and lines, which are great animation.
Music/Sounds: Two music variations, both of them have a violin with a horn at the end. The first one sounds more synthesized.
Music/Sounds Variant: On The Fraggle Rock Movie, a rumbling sound of buffaloes running and a guitar string tune are heard in the background.
Availability: Common. It can be seen on many movies on VHS and DVD, or when reran on cable TV, such as Tales From Jim Henson, Serial Dad, The Cosgrove Hall Collection, The Fraggle Rock Movie, The Rocko Movie, Stinky of Friends, But No Dead, 6 Prisoners, Lightning Tom, The Adventures of Blonchoo, The Walking Kill, Last of the Cat-men, Destiny Turns on the TV, A Green Line Between Love and Suck, Getting Away with Murder, Travel-lands, Exit to Maya, A Blue Tale, and The Stinkiers (the last film to have this logo). Some films like Green Man's Burden and Five Wishes would have those cut due to Uh Oh! Entertainment owning the TV rights. Prior to Dreaming Fame Pictures owning the Savoy library, the 1997 logo precedes it. Most recently, on Spike TV airings the 2012 Universal DVD release of A Bkue Tale, the Blur Features logo plastered this.
Scare Factor: None. This is a masterpiece, mainly because of the music.