GRB Studios

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


This is the production company of reality TV producer Gary R. Benz, founded in 1986. The name is derived by his initials.

GRB Entertainment

1st Logo (1987-2000)

Visuals: On a dark blue/black gradient background, a large grey slab is seen coming down from the top of the screen. A red line slides in from the right side as the text "GRB" zooms out from the top part of the screen in a large size, right before resting on the slab while the line settles off-center along the bottom. As the text settles in place, the text "ENTERTAINMENT" fades in below.


  • Most of the time, the logo would be still.
  • The logo's animation may occur at a fast or slow rate.
  • A short version exists.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: Depends on the timeframe:

  • 1987-1991: A 9-note high-pitched synth horn theme, with the last note held out over time.
  • 1991-1997: A 6-note bombastic horn fanfare.
  • 1998-2000: A action-oriented fanfare. Usually plays the last 3 notes.
  • Most of the time, the end theme of the show plays over it, or no music at all.

Availability: It can be seen on various reality and documentary-styled programming from the company. It has been seen on Movie Magic, Stuntmasters, Earth's Fury (Anatomy of Disaster) Without Warning (What Went Wrong?), Storm Warning!, Inferno, World of Wonder, War Dogs, and Blast Masters (Kaboom!).

2nd Logo (2000)

Visuals: On a grey/white gradient background, a rounded square filled with animated static suddenly appears as the text "grb" slides in from the left, and and a "<" symbol with a orange dot in it slides in from the right, both with drop shadows that appear and slowly fade away. After they settle into place, the background brightens as the square fades to yellow and the text "ENTERTAINMENT" fades in below the logo. Below that is a byline for Axel Springer TV International.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: None.

Availability: So far it has only been seen on the first episode of Extreme Contact.

3rd Logo (2000-2002)

Visuals: On a black background, a yellow-green tinted film countdown plays (starting from 8) as the GRB logo from before is seen throbbing and moving around erratically inside of it. Another version of the text, but without any shapes, can be seen as a transparent copy and the entire thing is framed in a rounded square. The countdown then zooms out to reveal that the black background was actually the "g" from the logo, albeit with a white drop shadow, and moves to the left while revealing a blurry scene of something that plays in it. The "r" then zooms out from the right while rotating before settling into place, the "b" zooms out from the top left while it has a yellow-tinted, static-filled version of the logo inside of it, and then the "<" symbol zooms out as several copies, from the top and bottom center, zoom out and collide together with a orange dot flying in with a spark trail behind it. As they settle into place, the dot explodes and burns away all of the logo, revealing a similar result from the previous logo sans the rest of the text, a bigger logo, and a darker background.

Technique: Computer effects.

Audio: Several whoosh sounds for the letters flying, along with electrical crackling when the logo burns up.

Availability: Seen on Rangers: Cops in the Woods, Beyond Human Limits, and Highway Pirates.

4th Logo (2002-2014)

Visuals: On a background filled with various semi-transparent rounded squares in different shades of green and blue, the "grb" text from before zooms out one-by-one before moving to the left. They are also now in white and appear to be made of several smaller rounded squares when viewed up close. As the "b" zooms out, though, the squares start to change to yellow and a solid-colored square appears within the "b". After the letters settle into place, the symbol from the previous 2 logos appears as well as "ENTERTAINMENT" below it all. The squares in the background are constantly zooming out.


  • A still variant on a black background appears on some episodes of the Untold Stories of the ER.
  • Warp-speed and slowed variants exist, with the former having sped-up music and the latter having a different, deeper tone with no whooshes.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: A descending synth tone while 3 whooshes play for the letters zooming out. Sometimes, it might be in a high-tone, or it's the closing theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on Full Force Nature, Next Action Star, Super Swank, Intervention, and The Princes of Malibu.

5th Logo (2014-2018)

Visuals: A glossy aquamarine sphere with longitude and latitude lines is seen at the beginning, before it quickly revolves and zooms out to reveal a shiny white background. Then, the text "grb" appears one by one in a different font from before, with the globe losing its lines soon, and then "entertainment" appearing below as well. The logo slowly zooms out as it shines and the screen dims.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on Eat Your Words, Super Fan Builds, and Day 5.

GRB Studios

Logo (2018-)

Visuals: On a black background, the GRB Studios logo zooms out while revolving to face the screen. It consists of "grb" in a Bauhaus-like font with orange bars on the "g" and "b", and "studios" underneath it. During this, the logo has a constant unfocused effect over it, a light flashes behind it, and dust is visible.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A whoosh with a low note.

Availability: Seen on It's a Dog's Life, Super Fan Builds, and Day 5.

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