Tollin/Robbins Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Tollin/Robbins Productions was a film and television production company founded by Mike Tollin (who would later go on to form his own sole company, Tollin Productions) and Brian Robbins (who would later join Sharla Sumpter Bridgett to form their own company, Varsity Pictures), the latter probably best known for his role as Eric Mardian in the 1980s TV series Head of the Class. Joe Davola was also an unofficial partner in the company and had co-produced many of the company's productions along with Robbins and Tollin since 2000. Despite his involvement with the company, the production firm's name remained until its closure in 2013. Robbins would eventually become the head of Paramount Pictures in September 2021.

Logo (April 16, 1994-April 4, 2012)


Visuals: On a black background, the green-camouflage colored letters "TRP" unfold. The text "Tollin/Robbins Productions" in the same colors reveals itself below. The first letter of each word matches the "TRP" logo.

Variants:

  • An in-credit variant exists.
  • A still variant also exists.

Technique: Computer animation.

Audio: Originally, a line from a character from the preceding show would be heard:

  • All That:
    • Season 1-5:
      • Kenan Thompson as Mavis: "Hey Clavis! Wake up! The show is over."
      • Kel Mitchell as Clavis: "Oh yeah, kick it!"
    • Season 7: Bryan Hearne as Zigfried the Cab Driver: "Dorn quiet! Jerk."
    • Season 8: Jack DeSena as Randy Quench, Volunteer Fireman: "Here comes me!"
    • Season 9: Jamie Lynn Spears as Thelma Stump: "Bacon good!"
    • Season 10: A random quote from the specific episode (e.g. the Zortogs says "MEAAAAAAT!!!", Chelsea Brummet says "Good thing you have a such girly hair!")
    • All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special: Kenan Thompson as Lester Oaks, Construction Worker: "Crunch bunny!!"
  • Kenan & Kel: Kenan Rockmore, played by Kenan Thompson: "WHYYYYYYYYY??!!!!"
  • Cousin Skeeter: Skeeter, played by Bill Bellamy: "I'm okay! I'm oh-kay."
  • The Amanda Show: Penelope Taynt, played by Amanda Bynes: "Amanda, please!"
    • On at least one episode, Penelope is heard yelling "WHEEEEERE'S AMANDA?!" instead.
    • Another episode had Moody's mom, played by Maureen McCormick yelling "MOODY!!"
  • The Nick Cannon Show: Nick Cannon says "We taking over."

Audio Variants:

  • From October 16, 2001 to March 24, 2006, it is completely silent.
  • On Smallville starting with the season 1 episode "Crush", Birds of Prey, and One Tree Hill, a quiet string stinger composed by Mark Snow is heard.
  • Sometimes, it's the ending of the show's theme song, like in The Bronx is Burning and season 6 of All That (most likely due to Thompson and Mitchell's departure from the show).
  • NBC, ABC and The WB (later The CW) airings used their respective generic themes.
  • On episode 4 of Birds with Prey, the 1994 Warner Bros. Television music comes slightly early, which causes part of the logo to play with the music.

Availability: The music variant appears on episode 19 onwards of Smallville, Birds of Prey, and One Tree Hill. The older versions are currently seen on Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show, and All That on DVD and iTunes. The still version appeared on Arli$$ on its compilation DVD release. The All That variant appeared on The Amanda Show during a March 2002 airing on SNICK. The silent variant also appears on first eighteen episodes of Smallville and What I Like About You.

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