MTM Television Distribution

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

MTM Television Distribution (also known as the "MTM Television Distribution Group") was the distribution arm of MTM Enterprises formed in 1986. In 1997, International Family Entertainment was sold to Fox Family Worldwide (now "ABC Family Worldwide," owned by The Walt Disney Company), for $1.9 billion and MTM Television Distribution was folded into 20th Television in 1998.

1st Logo (1986-1998)


Visuals: There is the MTM logo with "TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION GROUP" below. The proportion of the logo, however, is different to the main logo, the image of Mimsie and the gold frame is given greater emphasis.

Technique: None. [possible misuse]

Audio: None.

Availability:

  • This can be found on 1995-1998 syndicated repeats of America's Funniest Home Videos.
    • It also appeared after some episodes of Newhart on Antenna TV (right before the current 20th TV logo) and when it aired on WGN America.
    • It's intact on the final season of St. Elsewhere on Amazon Prime and IMDb TV.

    2nd Logo (1992?-1995)


    Visuals: The MTM logo animates like normal with "TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION" below. Mimsie is seen wearing a chef's hat and her meowing animation is different than the main logo's meowing animation.

    Variant: Sometimes, Mimsie meows twice.

    Technique: A combination of live action and camera controlled/cel animation.

    Audio: Same as the MTM Enterprises logo.

    Availability: Seen on Graham Kerr.

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