C/FP Distribution

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

C/FP Distribution was originally formed in 1989 as a joint venture between Famous Players Entertainment and Cinépix, Inc. It even had its own video subsidiary C/FP Video, which was a renaming of the video division of Cinépix Inc., and even acquired the assets of Cineglobe and Cinéma Plus. In 1994, Cinépix acquired Famous Players' share of C/FP, which was renamed to "Cinépix Inc. Distribution" two years later.

Logo (November 30, 1990-1997)


Visuals: On a black background with a red thick stripe at the near bottom, a leaf (with a white "fleur de lis" symbol on a red background) flows around, as a white stripe comes out from the bottom of the screen and reaches toward the leaf to form the logo for Famous Players. Then, the flower comes into place and pieces attach to write out "C/FP". The sparks connect them together to create this:

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The logo later shines.

Technique: A mix of cel animation and CGI.

Audio: A wounded, boxy synth fanfare which ends calmly, or none.

Availability:

  • Seen on all C/FP releases from 1990 to 1997, starting with Heavy Metal Summer.
  • Some tapes which have the newer CFP Video logo on the packaging may still retain this logo. Such an example is Natural Enemy, also one of the last tapes to feature this logo.
  • Also seen on Canadian Pingu VHS tapes at the time.
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Cinépix Film Properties