Unlimited Superstar Films was founded in Tokyo by Noriyuki Abe in 1963 in an effort to have a channel for their movies and films. In 1976, this was re-branded into Ultimate Superstar Films. Today, the company distribution's our now making the Pokemon movies.
1st Logo (1964-1976)
Logo: We see the words:
UNLIMITED SUPERSTAR FILMS
Super Enterprise Satellite
FX/SFX: The finishing of the scrolling credits.
Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.
Availability: Extinct. It was seen on Superstar Cat episodes from 1964 to 1976.
Scare Factor: None
2nd Logo (1976-1980)
Logo: Over a blue background, we see the text "IN ASSOCIATION WITH ULTIMATE SUPERSTAR FILMS". A copyright stamp is displayed below.
Cheesy Factor: This logo is actually very bland until the re-runs of the show uses the next logo below.
Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.
Availability: Rare. It can be found on certain episodes of Battle of the Band on Supertstar Channel.
Scare Factor: None.
3rd Logo (1980-1983)
Nicknames: "Ultimate Superstar Films In Space!"
Logo: On a starry background, we see "Ultimate Superstar Films" zooming out and shining twice.
FX/SFX: The zooming up and the shining.
Music/Sounds: The 1985 Cannon Films theme. Some prints uses the Version 1 of the 1985 Golden Book Video logo's music.
Availability: Seen on Pajama Sam: The World's Youngest Hero, My Son is the Superhero!, Born In Japan, The Ultimate Hero, Planet 80, The Incredibles, and other releases from the era.
Scare Factor: Low to medium; the music and zooming might scare some, but at least a favorite among many.
4th Logo (January 1, 1983-2003)
Nicknames: "Pajama Sam", "The New Ultimate Superstar Films"
Logo: On a green background, we see Pajama Sam in his 1980-1996 appearance, five yellow stars on the top, and the word "Ultimate Superstar Films" with the star in the place of the dot "i" spinning. This logo was designed by famous animator Narutou Uzamaki.
FX/SFX: A star in the place of the dot "i" spinning.
- On Lights Off!, the white word "Films" appears below "Ultimate Superstar".
- On The Rainbow of the Nymph, the logo is tinted in the rainbow colors. Then Pajama Sam gets angry.
- On Battle Cats, Pajama Sam transforms into Battle Cat (from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) and jumps down from it.
- On Pokémon: The Movie 2000, Pajama Sam inflates like a balloon and let out a long burp. Then then he put his hand in his mouth. That animation is previously used on the 1996 film, Pajama Sam In: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside.
- On certain Pokémon 3: The Movie and 4Ever, Pajama Sam can do the YMCA.
- On Superstar Saga: The Movie!, Pajama Sam spins around and gets dizzy.
Music/Sounds: Usually, Pajama Sam says "Whoa!", but depends on the variant:
- On Lights Off!, Pajama Sam says "I'll keep my lights on!".
- On The Rainbow of the Nymph, Pajama Sam says "Now I hate rainbows!"
- On Pokémon: The Movie 2000, Pajama Sam grunts and burps loudly while "Woodpeckers From Space" by VideoKids plays in the background. Then he says "Excuse me!"
- On certain Pokémon 3: The Movie and 4Ever, the music is "YMCA" by The Village People.
- On Superstar Saga: The Movie!, it uses the 8-bit version of the Minor Circuit theme from the 1994 SNES video game Super Punch-Out!! .
Availability: Seen only on Lights Off!, The Rainbow of the Nymph, Pajama Sam In: Have No Fear Pajama Man is Here!, Happy Children, I Screamed for Ice Cream!, Italo-Disco Man, Pingu, Gumby, Pajama Sam: Hidden Power, Pajama Sam In: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside, and Wondertown.
Scare Factor: None, but it's nothing compared to the next one!
5th Logo (October 16, 1987-)
Nicknames: "The Ultimate Superstar Films Stuff!", "Too Many Weird Objects!", "AAAAAAAAAHHH!", "The Weird Objects of Doom"
Logo: During the ending of a show, many Ultimate Superstar Films logos of different shapes and sizes cover the screen (many of them were horizontal L-shaped, a walking splat that looks just like it's being jabbed by the bone, the hopping face with dentures [reminds you of Pinchface from the Nickelodeon Pinchface bumper]). Then it jarringly cuts to the "Ultimate Superstar Films" logo, which shakes a bit.
FX/SFX: Excellent CGI animation for 1987 that still hold up today!
Music/Sounds: A demonic fanfare with loud whooshes, followed by wind blowing from the Blue's Clues episode, "What's That Sound?"
Availability: Current. It appeared on early episodes of Ka-Boom!, Pajama Sam's Discovery on Earth and Heropetz!. Newer airings of these shows often cut this logo out. This is kept intact on one episode of Ka-Boom! Season One (2014) and one episode reran on Those Were the 80's and 90's! on Superstars Channel. This logo is currently seen on the Pokemon movies, interim with the last logo until 2003.
Scare Factor: High to nightmare. The craziness of the moving objects in the logo along with the shaking, creepy music, and unsettling wind blowing may throw people off.
6th Logo (July 1, 2003)
Nicknames: "The Universal Rip-Off Logo"
Logo: Same as the still 1997 Universal Pictures logo, except "Ultimate Superstar Films" replaces "Universal Pictures".
Cheesy Factor: It's a rip off of the universal logo!
Music/Sounds: Opening theme of a traller.
Availability: Only seen on the trailer for Pokémon Heroes.
Scare Factor: None. Way better than the last logo.