Emshell Producers

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Emshell Producers was founded in 1986 by John R. Cherry III, notable for producing the Ernest movies.

1st Logo (May 22, 1987-October 11, 1991)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a small blue box with a shell in it. Below are the words "EMSHELL PRODUCERS GROUP". Sometimes "A" and "PRODUCTION" appear above and below the words.

Technique: A still graphic.

Audio: None or the opening theme of the movie.

Audio Variant: On Ernest Saves Christmas, a synthesized fanfare with tinkling sounds is heard.

Availability: Seen on Ernest Goes to Camp, Ernest Goes to Jail, and Ernest Saves Christmas.

2nd Logo (November 12, 1993-February 24, 1998)

Visuals: The screen pans across a sandy beach while crossfading into other panning shots of the same beach. Then, the screen zooms out as a shadow of a seashell appears, as a blue seashell floats and zooms out. The background shrinks into a box on a black background while the seashell pokes out of the box. "EMSHELL" and "PRODUCERS" are seen next to the box in a thin white font.

Variant: Earlier films with this logo have the word "PRESENTS" fading in under the box.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Waves crashing and seagulls.

Availability: Seen on Ernest Rides Again, Ernest Goes to School, Slam Dunk Ernest, Ernest Goes to Africa, and Ernest in the Army.

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