Gary Sanchez Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


This is the production company of director Adam McKay and actor Will Ferrell, who are also the founders of the humor website "Funny or Die". The name on the logo refers to a fictional Paraguayan entrepreneur and financier who is supposedly acquainted with the two men. According to McKay, on the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, the name came from a fake name Ferrell put on his BlackBerry; they decided this was a random enough name to give their company.

On April 8, 2019, it was announced that Ferrell and McKay would be dissolving their partnership, and that all developed projects at that time would continue to be completed. It was later revealed that the reason for the split was due to the fact that McKay cast John C. Reilly as Jerry Buss on the short-lived HBO series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, a role that Ferrell wanted, without letting Ferrell know, resulting in Ferrell to end his friendship and professional relationship with McKay and shut down their production company. Following the split, McKay later formed his own company named Hyperobject Industries in August 2019, while Ferrell became a partner at the company's former sister label and now successor Gloria Sanchez Productions in January 2020, taking on new projects with a reorganized company with Gloria Sanchez partner, Jessica Elbaum.

Logo (January 2006-)

Visuals: A white screen opens and an above shot of a coffee cup on a saucer fades into view. Two gunshots ring out, then a pistol, still smoking from being fired, is tossed beside to the cup and saucer. As the camera pulls back, a black sleeved hand appears on the bottom left corner carrying a small silver kettle. The hand pours the kettle into the cup, filling it with black coffee. After the cup is filled, the hand quickly disappears and the camera stops at a shot of the now-full cup of coffee on the saucer with the pistol next to it. A man's voice (provided by Will Ferrell himself) says something in Spanish ("¿Esta bien, duro (?), ayy (?)") and three more gunshots are heard. During those gunshots, a little white star appears over the coffee cup and the text "GARY SANCHEZ PRODUCTIONS" appears slightly to the left underneath the coffee cup and the pistol.


  • On The Foot Fist Way, the camera zooms out from the cup, the gun is already in place, everything is seen from a slightly different angle, and logo is tinted in silver.
  • Starting in 2013, the pistol has been replaced with a whip.
  • For the television version, the logo is still.
  • A short version exists.
  • On Bad Judge, the whip is absent.
  • On The House, the logo is lit up as a neon sign like the other studio logos.
  • On Motherland: Fort Salem, the logo is in open matte and next to the Hyperobject Industries logo.

Technique: Mostly live-action, done by Picturemill.


  • August 14, 2009-January 25, 2013: Five gunshots (two before the pistol is tossed beside the cup, three more near the very end), the hand pouring coffee into the cup, and Will Ferrell's raspy (if not slightly accented) voice. Beginning with 2012's Bachelorette, the sound effects are enhanced and Ferrell's voiceover is removed.
  • December 18, 2013-: Five whip cracks (two before the whip is laid beside the cup, three more after that), the sound of the whip tossing and coffee pouring, with no voiceover.

Audio Variants:

  • On The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, a different voiceover (also by Ferrell) is heard: "Ahh, si bueno."
  • Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters has the opening soundtrack to the movie with the sound effects heard.
  • On Casa de mi Padre, as an inverting joke referencing the film being in Spanish, Ferrell says "Ahh, delicious."
  • The TV version usually has the closing theme of the show or none.

Availability: The prototype appeared on the 2006 film The Foot Fist Way with the full logo debuting on The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard; it has since appeared on every film. It also appears on all of their shows starting with Eastbound and Down. Despite the company dissolving in 2019, this still appears on content produced by them. However, this does not appear on The Menu (2022) despite them being involved.

Gary Sanchez Productions
Gloria Sanchez Productions
Hyperobject Industries
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