TNT Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

This was the in-house production company for Turner Network Television. It was merged into Studio T in 2016.



1st Logo (1990s)


Visuals: On a red curtain background is the 1991-2001 TNT logo (a yellow oval with a red "TNT" inside) on the top of a blue rectangle with silver bordering and the word "ORIGINAL" in white below it. The logo shines.

Technique: CGI by PMcD Design.

Audio: A low synth note that sustains itself through the logo. A male announcer (Paul Turner) says, "We proudly present a TNT original motion picture."

Availability: Seen on original films on the network, including Everything That Rises.

2nd Logo (2008-2011)


Visuals: On a teal/gold background, the silver TNT logo and "ORIGINAL PRODUCTION" wipe in via a liquid effect.

Technique: CGI by Trollbäck+Company.

Audio: The sounds of the silver liquid or none.

Availability: Seen on programming at the time, like the first season of Falling Skies.

3rd Logo (2012-2016)


Visuals: There is the then-current TNT logo in lime, which later zooms out with the words "ORIGINAL PRODUCTION" appearing on the right side.

Variant: There exists an early version of this logo being still.

Technique: 2D computer animation by Ferroconcrete.

Audio: A heavy 5-note synth-rock tune.

Availability: Seen on season 2-5 of Falling Skies, The Last Ship, among other shows produced by TNT.

4th Logo (2016-2017)


Visuals: On a pale gray background, three light blue squares zoom out, turning the background pink-gray. Three squares (one purple, the other two light purple) appear, the center one zooming in and the side ones appearing with diagonal line effects. A white circle appears in the center square, drawing an "N" and two "T"s beside the "N", forming the new 2016 TNT logo. The squares slide away and the background fades to beige as the TNT logo turns purple-pink, and "PRODUCTIONS", in the same color as the TNT logo, appears on the bottom. Then, three more squares zoom out.

Technique: 2D computer animation by TBIK Design.

Audio: Some drum sounds, then some piano/synth notes that ascend as the logo gets formed, and a low synth note when the last three squares appear.

Availability: Appeared on recent TNT programs until the transition into Studio T was complete. [Examples?]

TNT Productions
Studio T
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