Acme Filmworks

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Acme Filmworks is an animation studio founded in 1990 in Hollywood, CA by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis. One of the works they did was provide the green screen effects for Drew Carey's Green Screen Show and also animated the logo for Carey's production company International Mammoth Television.

Logo (October 7, 2004-November 8, 2005)

Visuals: On a dark green background, there are two orange presses that come from the left and right and meet at the left of the screen and form the word "Acme" (while it stretches in place) with the presses going off-screen up and down respectively. Then, a black vertical line with circles appears next to "Acme" and stretches in "Film" and disappearing but the one circle with the word inside. After that, two vermillion rectangles come in from the left and right and form the word "works" next to the circle and leaving the rectangle. While that last bit of animation goes on, "Hollywood, CA" folds in below the logo.

Technique: Cel animation.

Audio: A bongo tune with three pizzicato string notes timing with the formation of the words.

Availability: Appeared on Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, which hasn't been reran since 2005.

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