Entertainment Rights

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


At the beginning of 2000, after a merger with Carrington Productions International, Sleepy Kids, by then known as SKD Media, was renamed Entertainment Rights plc and expanded into acquisitions and new productions of older kids' properties. In 2007, the company acquired US-based Classic Media (now DreamWorks Classics/Distribution, acquisition of NBCUniversal in 2016), which forced them into bankruptcy. In April 2009, Entertainment Rights was acquired by a new US-based company called Boomerang Media, L.L.C., which was formed by the founders of Classic Media with backing from private equity firm GTCR, and then a month later, they were folded under the Classic Media name.

1st Logo (2000-2010)

Visuals: On a blue background, there is a white outline of a man's head with a yellow shooting star behind him. The stacked words "ENTERTAINMENT RIGHTS" are seen below in white.


  • A version exists where the logo is placed on a yellow background, leaving the logo as a rectangle. A smaller version appears on a trailer of Barbie in the Nutcracker, with a Mattel copyright notice below.
  • On the first five seasons of The Basil Brush Show, the company name (with "RIGHTS" being smaller) is seen on a black background with the logos of The Foundation and BBC (later CBBC). On the sixth and final season, the logo - with the word "DISTRIBUTION" placed below "RIGHTS" - appears with the new CBBC and The Foundation logos on a white background.
  • On Cubeez, the logo is placed on a white background. To the right of the logo is the text "For Further Information Contact: Entertainment Rights PLC. Their telephone number and email address are placed below.
  • An in credit version exists, which appears on some shows notably early S1 episodes of Guess with Jess (however in later episodes, the Classic Media appears instead).
  • On Jim Jam & Sunny, the rectangle logo is on a light blue background of the man's head with the star.

Technique: A still digital graphic.

Audio: None or the show's closing theme.


  • It appears on the game Postman Pat for NDS.
  • Its also appears on a few The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids DVD releases.
  • It also appears at the end of international airings of The Story of Tracy Beaker and on the Tracy Beaker: The DVD Collection set.
  • The in-credit variant appears on shows such as Little Red Tractor and the 2003 series of Postman Pat.
  • This logo does not appear on both Basil's Swap Shop and Basil's Game Show for unknown reasons.
  • It also appears at the end of Hamilton Mattress, and current prints of Filmation programmes such as the 1986 animated series of Filmation's Ghostbusters, among others.
  • It also plasters both the Jetlag Productions and 1989 variant of the 1987 LBS Communications logos on current prints of The New Adventures of He-Man.

2nd Logo (2003)

Visuals: Same as the short version of the Right Entertainment logo, except the word "ENTERTAINMENT" is moved above and "RIGHT" has been replaced with "RIGHTS", which fades in like "ENTERTAINMENT" usually does on the Right Entertainment logo.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Same as the short version of the Right Entertainment logo.


  • So far, it is only known to appear on the French and Dutch DVD releases of Barbie of Swan Lake and also very likely other language localisations as well.
  • The UK release of the movie also contains this logo if the French or Dutch language tracks are selected (the English track contains the standard full Right Entertainment logo) as all three languages use the same exact DVD master.
  • Later Barbie movies (e.g, Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper) contain no logos (unless one counts the 1997 Universal logo before it) after the language selection other than the UK English release.
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