Corday Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Corday Productions is an independent production company that was founded in 1965 by Ted and Betty Corday, famous for producing the long-running soap operas Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. Sony Pictures Television holds rights to these series while Corday Productions owns 1% of The Young and the Restless. The company also produced the short-lived soaps Morning Star and Paradise Bay in 1965, the same year Days of Our Lives premiered, as well as the short-lived 1994 soap Friends and Lovers. In 2009, Corday Productions produced the 90-minute documentary Lyon Heart.

Logo (2001-)

Visuals: There is the hourglass used in the post-1993 Days of Our Lives opening/closing credits, on a black surface at sunset. The text:


zooms in. The text shines after it stops zooming.

Variant: An early version exists, where the logo is in a different font with the "©(year)" notice in a smaller font, and the shining and zooming effects are different. This was used on earlier episodes with this logo.

Technique: CGI animation.

Audio: The closing theme of the show until season 57. Starting with season 58, an dramatic orchestral hit is heard. Original airings on NBC (until the show moved to Peacock) either drown it out with network promos or generic music.

Availability: Seen on Days of Our Lives episodes from 2001 onwards.

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