Big Ape Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Big Ape Productions was an American video game developer. Their first game was Herc's Adventures, released in 1997, but they didn't use a logo until 1999.

1st Logo (May 18, 1999-March 23, 2001)

Visuals: A close-up of a gorilla is seen, showing from the eyes to the nose. After a moment, the light blue stacked words "BIG APE" and "PRODUCTIONS, INC." appears on the lower-left corner.

Technique: A live-action shot with digital editing.

Audio: A very loud growl of a gorilla, followed by grunting.

Availability: Seen on Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace for PC and PlayStation and on The Simpsons Wrestling for PlayStation.

2nd Logo (October 14, 2003)

Visuals: It starts off with a gorilla opening its eye, shown as grainy film footage. The camera eases back to reveal the gorilla is climbing up The Empire State Building in New York. The city has searchlights scrolling. Two 1930s-style airplanes fly by its head and the gorilla swats at them. As it continues climbing the building, the planes fly by again and the grain goes away. The camera then goes past a sign which says “BIG APE PRODUCTIONS INC.”, just like the previous logo, in blue. The gorilla then goes to the top of the building, roars and thumps its chest.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A dramatic orchestrated fanfare with sounds of the gorilla and the planes.

Availability: Seen on Celebrity Deathmatch for the PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

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