Difference between revisions of "Mill Creek Entertainment"
Latest revision as of 18:35, 26 January 2021
Mill Creek Entertainment is an American home video company founded in 2002 by Ian Warfield, Robert Zakheim and Scott Moss in Minnetonka, Minnesota. They distribute budget DVD/Blu-rays from companies such as BabyFirstTV, The Carsey-Werner Company, DHX Media (now WildBrain), Genesis International, Mulberry Square Productions, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Sonar Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, among others.
1st Logo (2002-2011)
Nicknames: "The Waterwheel", "Filmstrip Wheel", "Boring Waterwheel", Clipart Waterwheel"
Logo: On a stylized background with hills, grass, and a barn nearby, we see an orange brown waterwheel that makes filmstrips. A water wave appears below, with "MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT" on it.
FX/SFX: The waterwheel moving.
Music/Sounds: Some outdoor sounds. A few seconds later, a rooster crows.
Availability: Common. Seen on Mill Creek DVDs from 2002 to 2011.
Editor's Note: Some may see this as a boring logo.
2nd Logo (2011-2017)
Nickname: "Static Wheel"
Logo: A sky blue square flashes and zooms in quickly, simulating a TV being turned on. A series of static particles appear and then turn blue and white as they roll around and combine together. They then form a newer Mill Creek Entertainment logo, with a redesigned wheel, looking more like a gear, and the company name below in a different font. The logo slowly zooms in before it disappears in a TV switch-off effects.
FX/SFX: The particles moving around and forming the logo. Plenty of effort this time, with some pretty good animation to boot.
Music/Sounds: A switch-on sound, an ascending droning noise, then a synth note and a switch-off sound.
Availability: Common. Seen on all Mill Creek releases from 2011-17 such as re-releases of That's '70s Show and 3rd Rock from the Sun. Strangely, on some DVDs, the packaging may have this logo, but the previous logo appears instead.
Editor's Note: This is a nice logo with neat animation.
3rd Logo (2017-)
Nickname: "Where's the Wheel?"
Music/Sounds: A 5-note synth-violin tune with the first 3 notes sustained and the 4th and 5th note's sustainment slightly extended.
Availability: Current. Seen on all Mill Creek releases since 2017 starting with Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis (2003).
Editor's Note: None.