Jensen Farley Pictures

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Jensen Farley Pictures was an American independent film distribution company based in Utah, founded by Raylan Jensen and Clair Farley (former heads of Sunn Classic Pictures). It was active between 1980 and 1983 before it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

1st Logo (1980-1983)

Visuals: On a light blue background, the words "PRESENTED THROUGH" on the top and the words "JENSEN FARLEY PICTURES, INC." zoom out from the viewer in a streak-like manner.

Technique: Cel animation.

Audio: Silent.

Availability: It was seen on older prints of Private Lessons. Newer releases of said film, such as the Lionsgate DVD, do not preserve this logo.

2nd Logo (1983)

Visuals: On a blue background, there is an abstract shape, sparkling and zoom towards the camera. It then morphs into a line, and then into a abstract filmstrip "J", while flashing three times. After the third flash, another filmstrip grows out of the "J", forming an abstract "JF". Then the logo shifts to the left, while the words "JENSEN FARLEY PICTURES, INC." slide out from the right of the logo. Once the logo and words stop in place, the logo flashes twice (the word "PRESENTS" flashes in below the words at the same time of the logo's second flash). Then the words and logo shine and sparkle.

Variant: There exists a version where the logo is in the 4:3 aspect ratio, cutting off the "INC." as a result.

Technique: Cel animation.

Audio: A bombastic fanfare. Sometimes, it is silent.

Availability: Usually deleted or plastered with other distributor logos on newer prints, although it has resurfaced on the Synapse Films DVD & Blu-ray of Curtains (including the theatrical trailer). Could be found on old video copies of Agency, Killer Instinct (AKA: Trapped), Madman and Joysticks, among others. It might've also been seen on the theatrical release of The Last Unicorn, but the 1989 J2 Communications VHS, the 1993 Family Home Entertainment VHS, and the 2004 Artisan/FHE DVD all plaster this with the ITC Entertainment logo, while newer prints have no logo at all; it is unknown if the original CBS/Fox Video release preserves it.

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