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Background: Westward Entertainment was formed in 1982 by the reorganization of Westward Television after they lost their ITV franchise to TSW.

1st Logo

(1982-1987)

Nicknames: "Boring Golden Hind", "Still Golden Hind"

Opening Variant (Films): On a blue background, we see the silhouette of the Golden Hind in white inside a red box with a thick white border. Below the box is the text "WESTWARD FILMS" in Haettenschweiler font and in white.

Opening Variant (TV): On a blue background, we see the silhouette of the Golden Hind in white inside a red box with a thick white border. Below the box is the word "WESTWARD" in Haettenschweiler font and in white. Below "WESTWARD" is "PRESENTS" in the same font and color, but slightly smaller. (ITV abandoned frontcaps circa 1985, so Westward stopped using this.)

Closing Variant (Films): Basically an in-credit version of the opening variant. In the credits, we see the Golden Hind silhouette with a thick square border around it. Below this is the text "WESTWARD FILMS" in Haettenschweiler font. Below "WESTWARD FILMS", we see "A Westward Films Production" in the font used for the credits. This is all in the same color as the rest of the credits, as well as other in-credit logos (MPAA, color and sound systems, etc.)

Closing Variant (TV): On a blue background, we see the silhouette of the Golden Hind in white inside a red box with a thick white border. Below the box is the word "WESTWARD" in Haettenschweiler font and in white. Below "WESTWARD" is the copyright stamp in Helvetica Regular font and in white.

Copyright Stamps:

  • 1982-1985: "© WESTWARD ENTERTAINMENT INC. (year in Roman numerals)"
  • 1985-1987: "© (year) WESTWARD ENTERTAINMENT INC."

FX/SFX: For the film closing variant, the credits scrolling. For the other variants, it's a still logo.

Music/Sounds: For the opening variants, a drumroll, followed by a 2-note fanfare which sounds like the Windows 3.11 startup sound. For the film closing variant, the credits music. For the TV closing variant, none or the end theme of the show.

Availability: Rare. Usually plastered by other Westward logos.

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Logo

(1987-1995)

Nicknames: "Westward in Space", "Cheesy Golden Hind", "Da-da-dun-dun-dun-DUN! Da-dun, da-dun! Da-da-da-da-da-dun-dun-DUN-DUN-DUN!"

Logo: On an outer space background, we see a bunch of metallic silver shards fly in. The shards eventually come together to form a "2.5D" version of the Golden Hind silhouette. Afterwards, the CGI text "WESTWARD" in Times New Roman Regular and with a metallic silver texture flies in (a la the Disney "Flashbang" logos).

Variants:

  • For TV shows, the part with the shards forming the 2.5D Golden Hind was cut out.
  • A still version was used as a closing logo for films.

FX/SFX: The shards forming the 2.5D Golden Hind, the text flying in...

Cheesy Factor: Which looks cheesy, even for 1987. Nowadays, it looks like something made with BluffTitler. Also, shouldn't the Golden Hind be an actual 3D model? The logo used when Westward had their ITV franchise used a LIVE-ACTION MODEL.

Music/Sounds: A jazzy 20-note theme, which is actually stock music and was also used by Antarctica Isles Television.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • For the TV variant, the first 10 notes of the theme are cut, leaving only the "da-da-da-da-da-dun-dun-DUN-DUN-DUN!" part.
  • For the film closing variant, it's silent.

Availability: Semi-common. Appears on most Westward movies and shows from the era, but is sometimes plastered by the next logo.

Scare Factor: Minimal, due to the cheesiness of the CGI.

3rd Logo

(1995-2012)

Nicknames: "The Shadow Ship", "2000s Golden Hind"

Logo: On a dark grey gradient background, we see a semi-transparent black shape moving... ahem... EASTWARD. (See Cheesy Factor.) We zoom out, revealing that the shape is the Golden Hind silhouette. As the zoom-out finishes, the silhouette stops near the center of the screen. The text "WESTWARD ENTERTAINMENT" (in Arial Black Italic for "WESTWARD", and Arial Italic for "ENTERTAINMENT") in white wipes in near the bottom of the screen.

Variants:

  • Around 2006, the logo was remade due to HDTV becoming more common and the original prints of the logo deteriorating.
  • There is a short version, used sometimes as a closing logo for TV, where it starts at the point where the Golden Hind is revealed.
  • There is also a very short version where the only animation is the text wiping in.
  • A still version was used as a closing logo for films.

FX/SFX: The Golden Hind moving towards the center, the zooming, and the text wiping in.

Cheesy Factor: The ship is actually moving EASTWARD, which is a pretty obvious mistake.

Music/Sounds: A dramatic 6-note theme, which is also actually stock music, also used by Crown Movie Classics and used in a slowed-down form by Worldvision Home Video.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • In the remade version, the music is reorchestrated, with added drums and a softer fade-in and fade-out.
  • On the short version, the first 2 notes are cut out.
  • On the very short version, only the second half of the music is used.
  • For the film closing variant, it's silent.

Availability: Very, VERY common for the normal version, as well as the short and still variants. However, the very short version is extremely rare.

Scare Factor: Medium, due to the darkness of the logo, the high speed of the animation, and the dramatic theme.

4th Logo

(2012-)

Nicknames: "The Shadow Ship II", "2010s Golden Hind"

Logo: Basically a modernized version of the 3rd logo. On a greyish-blue gradient background, we see a semi-transparent black shape moving westward. We zoom out, revealing that the shape is a redesigned Golden Hind silhouette. As the zoom-out finishes, the silhouette stops near the center of the screen. The text "WESTWARD" (in Futura Bold) in white fades in near the bottom.

Variants:

  • There is a short version, used sometimes as a closing logo for TV, where it starts at the point where the Golden Hind is revealed.
  • A still version is used as a closing logo for films.

FX/SFX: The ship moving towards the center (in the correct direction this time), the zooming, and the text fading in.

Music/Sounds: A soft electric piano version of the 6-note theme from the 3rd logo.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On the short version, the first 2 notes are cut out.
  • For the film closing variant, it's silent.

Availability: Current.

Scare Factor: Low. The logo's color scheme isn't as dark as the previous one, and the remixed music also makes it less scary.

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