Mercury Entertainment

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Mercury Entertainment was a television syndication company, founded by Ira Bernstein. In 2006, the company merged with Debmar Studios to form "Debmar-Mercury".

1st Logo (October 15, 2001-June 3, 2002)

Visuals: On a space background, the chrome text "MERCURY" slides in from the right before zooming back, as light reflects on it. The text "ENTERTAINMENT" fades in below in a brighter shade.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The closing theme of the program.

Availability: Seen on Tracker. The pilot and two episodes of the series were packaged together into the direct-to-video film Alien Tracker, and this logo was left intact, along with the logos for Modern Entertainment, Future Films and Lionsgate Television.

2nd Logo (2004-2006)

Visuals: There are some blue-tinted mountains. The word "MERCURY", with "ENTERTAINMENT" below in a small font and a line separating the words, zooms out through some light bars. It then stops in the center.

Variant: A shortened version exists.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A "whoosh", then a "clunk" when the letters stop.

Availability: It was seen on syndicated reruns of South Park.

Mercury Entertainment
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