Hanley Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Hanley Productions is an independent production company formed by Michael J. Weithorn.

1st Logo (October 30, 1987-January 27, 1997)

Visuals: On a gray background, a man who looks somewhat like Howard Stern walks onto the screen as he says "Good night!", making the company name zoom toward and almost hit him, prompting him to say "Whoa!". His dog then runs onto the screen as "In Association With" appears below. The man says the same line once again.


  • On rare occasions, the "IAW" text doesn't appear below the logo.
  • The font of the text can vary (depending on the show), and also whether the text is italicized or not.

Technique: Hand-drawn animation.

Audio: The aforementioned voice clips, along with corresponding sound effects.


  • Seen on Ned & Stacey.
  • It was also seen on Pursuit of Happiness and True Colors, respectively.

2nd Logo (September 21, 1998-May 5, 2015)

Visuals: On a white background, a cartoon Mr. Hanley waves his hand and says "Good night!". Then, the huge shiny metal word "HANLEY" (with a cross-shaped bevel and some tiny screws attached on parts of the letters) zooms up and overtakes the screen, knocking him into the screen and then sliding out of view. The word "P R O D U C T I O N S" appears below in the same style as it shines.


  • A sped-up version exists.
  • There is also a "instant text" variant that doesn't have Mr. Hanley saying "Good night!". Instead, it cuts straight to the text zooming up. The animation is also slightly slower.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: The end theme of the show along with Mr. Hanley's dialogue, followed by a bang and metal crashing sounds playing at the same time.

Audio Variants:

  • Sometimes, Mr. Hanley's dialogue is removed with only the crashing sounds intact.
  • Otherwise, it's simply the end theme of the show with the sounds removed.
  • On Weird Loners, a sped-up version of the audio exists without the end theme.
  • CBS and Fox airings use a generic theme.
  • On season 3 episode 4 of The King of Queens, it's silent.

Availability: Seen on The King of Queens and Weird Loners.

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