Shady Acres Entertainment

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This is the production company of Tom Shadyac, formed in 1999. The name originates from Shadyac's film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, in which it was the name of a mental hospital.

1st Logo (September 17, 2002-May 18, 2004)

Visuals: In a square on a white background, there is a picture of a mountain valley landscape with tall grass at sunrise. There is a red wooden chair under an oak tree. Under the picture is the company name in a black Times New Roman font ("E N T E R T A I N M E N T" is in red). It is arranged like this:


Variant: The logo is seen in either the standard 4:3 version for full-screen prints, or the widescreen 16:9 version.

Technique: A live-action photograph.

Audio: A jangle pop theme with a piano composed by Dan Foliart, which continues into the Flody Co., Tracy Gamble Productions, and Touchstone Television logos.

Availability: Seen only on the first two seasons of 8 Simple Rules.

2nd Logo (September 24, 2004-)

Visuals: It starts off with a reflection in water as the camera pans up to reveal some green grass. The camera zooms out around an autumn landscape with falling leaves, which turns to winter with snow falling. The whole action performs inside a snowglobe. with a wooden chair in front of it. Underneath the snowglobe, the words "SHADY ACRES" appear in a flash, in a blue Times New Roman font. The chair is in between the two words. Under the words "ACRES" is the small word "E N T E R T A I N M E N T". The action in the globe continues to spring, with the creek running, and then it becomes summer.


  • On TV shows, the finished product is used.
  • Like the previous logo, this can be seen in either standard 4:3 version (seen on full-screen prints) or 16:9 widescreen version.
  • An open matte version of this logo exists on full-screen versions of Evan Almighty (2007), along with the movie itself in 4:3 ratio.
  • On I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and I Am, the word "SHADY" is removed, making the name read "ACRES E N T E R T A I N M E N T".

Technique: CGI by Weta Digital, designed by Kelly Carlton at Intralink Film Graphic Design.

Audio: A beautiful fanfare composed by John Debney.

Audio Variants:

  • Sometimes, it's the opening soundtrack of the movie.
  • An unused version exists: outdoor sounds are heard.
  • On the third and final season of 8 Simple Rules, a shortened version of the jangle pop theme from the last logo is heard which continues into the Touchstone Television logo.


  • The television version debuted on the third and final season of 8 Simple Rules.
  • The film version debuted on Accepted and also appeared on Evan Almighty and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
  • The film version also made its final appearance on I Am.
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