Hal Roach Studios

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


1st Logo (1983-1988)



Visuals: On a changing brownish gradient background, there is a silver box with the following text in an angular, art-deco font shifting from the right:

HAL
ROACH
STUDIOS

The box has line borders between each word. After it stops shifting, a bar of light shimmers the box from the right, eventually stopping.

Variants:

  • At the beginning of television shows and some distributed movies, a silver bar with "P R E S E N T S" is shown.
  • Some programs feature the copyright line below the logo.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Two loud whooshes.

Audio Variants:

  • Sometimes, only one whoosh is heard.
  • Other times, the end title theme from any show carries over this logo.

Availability:

  • It was seen on colorized versions of movies such as the Video Treasures release of It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
  • This also appeared at the end of early episodes of Kids Incorporated.
  • This logo can also be seen on The Laurel and Hardy Show on This TV and TCM broadcasts of Topper Returns.
  • It also appeared at the beginning of an INSP airing of Angel and the Badman.
  • It also appears on the 1986 UK VHS release of the colorized version of It's a Wonderful Life (1946) which was released by The Video Collection.
  • It also appears at the start of a Tubi streaming print of Choices (1986) after the 2018 FilmRise logo.
  • It also appeared at the start of a January 8, 2024 UK airing of the colorized version of Angel and the Badman (1947) on LEGEND.

2nd Logo (1985?-1986?)


Visuals: On a black background, there are the words "HAL ROACH STUDIOS" in orange and in an Art Deco font. The word "presents" in white is seen below.

Technique: A printed image.

Audio: None, but, as a result of plastering, the fanfare from whatever logo on the original print would play over this one.

Availability: It was seen on Roach's Award Quality Movie Greats VHS collection which consisted of PD Films, which has been out of print for years.

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