Terrytoons

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Credits
Logo descriptions by
LJK193


Logo captures by
Eric S. and garfield13


Editions by
garfield13


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1st logo (1929-1930)

Logo: It's basically a custom opening title for a specified cartoon. We see "AUDIO-CINEMA Incorporated presents Paul Terry-Toons", with the episode's title, credits, copyright and Bray-Hurd disclaimer.

Closing title: On a black background, we see the episode's title above "The End" in script. Below we see "An AUDIO-CINEMA Incorporated PAUL TERRY-TOON".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening/closing theme of a cartoon.

Availability: Rare, as most of the Audio-Cinema Terrytoons were reissued by CBS, with only a few original titles surviving (at least for now).

Editor's Note: None


2nd logo (1930-1932)

Logo: On a gray background, we see the logo for Audio-Cinema Incorporated above a black marquee with the "Paul Terry-Toons" logo and the episode's title. Below the marquee is the Educational Pictures logo and the copyright disclaimer between the production code number and the MPPDA logo.

Closing title: In a black background, we see the "Paul Terry-Toon" logo and "THE END". Below "THE END", we see the Educational Pictures logo and "An AUDIO-CINEMA INCORPORATED Presentation" between the code number and the MPPDA logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening/closing theme of a cartoon.

Availability: See 1st logo.

Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo (Late 1931-1935)

Nickname: "The Musical Portative"

Logo: On a gray background are the titles "E. W. Hammons Presents". Below is a treble clef and music staff containing the words "PAUL TERRY-TOONS" hyphenated diagonally into two lines. Below it's a black square with a white outline with the title of the respective cartoon on it and below the Educational Pictures logo. On the left of the screen is the production number with a mouse character staying on it. On the right of the screen is the MPPDA logo with Farmer al Falfa staying on it. On the bottom of the screen is the copyright stamp. Circa 1934/35, the byline "DISTRIBUTED BY TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX FILM CORPORATION" was seen below the Educational Pictures logo.

Closing Title: Nearly the same logo but with the following changes: the copyright stamp is gone, instead of the cartoon title are the white words "THE END" and the production number and the MPPDA logo are bigger and instead of Farmer al Falfa, a mouse girl character stays on the MPPDA logo. Below the Educational Pictures logo is "An E. W. Hammons Presentation" in script.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The theme of the cartoon.

Availability: Extremely rare.

Editor's Note: None.


4th Logo (1935-1956)

Nickname: "The Musical Portative II"

Logo: Similar to the previous logo but now, on a customized background (later fixed to blue), the treble clef appears on the middle of the screen with "Terry-Toon" written with red letters and "A" above it. Below are the words "DISTRIBUTED BY TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION". Below is the copyright stamp.

Closing Title: On the same background, the treble clef is smaller and put on the top of the screen. Below are the big red words "THE END". Later, the 20th Century Fox disclaimer above was added on the bottom of the screen.

Variants:

  • On color cartoons, below the clef were added the words "in TECHNICOLOR" (later changed to "Color by TECHNICOLOR" in 1947) and the Twentieth Century Fox disclaimer became smaller as the copyright stamp.
  • Starting in the 1950s, "Color by TECHNICOLOR" was dropped as it got it's own title card.
  • Starting in 1953, cartoons from series like Heckle and Jeckle, Mighty Mouse and Gandy Goose had it's own series end title. On the same background are the words "PAUL TERRY's [series name]" with the character(s) from the respective series surrounding the title. Below it's a smaller treble clef, below it "THE END" and on the bottom of the screen is the copyright stamp.
  • On Cinemascope cartoons, the logo is yellow and below the clef is "in CINEMASCOPE" in the same color.
  • The Heckle and Jeckle cartoon Pill Peddlers (1952) has an end title gag. After the elevator expozed, Heckle and Jeckle gets in the iris-out and realize that they are at the end of the picture. Then, the bulldog breaks the title, kicks Heckle and Jeckle on the heads and gets them on the fight. As the cartoon ends, the bulldog winks his eye and reforms the end title.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The theme of the cartoon.

Availability: Extinct. Can be seen on a few Paul Terry-produced Terrytoons cartoons. Some of them are available with original titles but most of them are available with reissue titles.

Editor's Note: None.


5th Logo (1955-1963)

Nicknames: "Dressing-room logo", "The Terrytoons Star"

Logo: We see an animated "dressing-room" door closing, with a yellow flashing star on the door above the face(s) of the star character(s) (i.e. Heckle and Jeckle, Mighty Mouse or Deputy Dawg) and below the words "A TERRYTOON CARTOON PRODUCTION" in white letters.

Variant: On The Deputy Dawg Show, the words read "A TERRYTOONS FILM PRESENTATION" instead of "A TERRYTOON CARTOON PRODUCTION".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: A short, Dixieland-ish fanfare composed by Philip Scheib.

Availability: Rare. Was seen on Mighty Mouse Playhouse, The Heckle and Jeckle Cartoon Show and The Deputy Dawg Show, all of them on CBS. The Mighty Mouse variant was also seen on The Terrytoons Show.

Editor's Note: None.


6th Logo (1955-1963)

Nicknames: "The Smiling (Terrytoons) Block", "Teletoon's Grandfather", "Happy Cartoon Logo"

Logo: On a white background, squares with abstract smiling cartoony faces (no pupils are in the eyes), in several colors appear in a checkerboard pattern. Once the checkerboard is complete, the square faces merge into each other a la Desilu, and they form a chartreuse face, with pupils in the eyes. The are squiggles on top of the face, which could possibly be hair (actually reminiscent of the handy-dandy notebook from Blue's Clues). The squiggles then "morph" into "terrytoons" written in a cursive font. "PRESENTS" then in appears in possibly blue or navy blue in a goof, old fashioned bold font.

Closing Variant: The closing variant starts as a chartreuse background. A hole appears and grows into the smiling mouth. The background zooms out to reveal the face. This time, Terrytoons is written in cursive instead of just squiggles. "terrytoons" morphs into a a cursive "the end". Some CinemaScope prints have the words "DISTRIBUTED BY TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX FILM CORPORATION".

Variant: A variation of the logo was used on Mighty Mouse Playhouse. The logo is on a sky background and "CARTOONS BY" is seen above the face.

FX/SFX: Opening: The checkerboard appearing and merging, the squiggles morphing into Terytoon, and "Presents" appearing. Closing: The zoom-out, the morphing words.

Music/Sounds: The opening and closing themes of the cartoon.

Availability: Rare. Seen on most CinemaScope-produced Terrytoons cartoons. The logo is often replaced by the reissue titles so that the logo isn't common anymore. It premiered on Topsy TV.

Editor's Note: None


7th Logo (1960-1968)

Logo: On a customized background are the titles "A TERRYTOONS® CARTOON" and below "color by De LUXE". On the left is the certification number and on the right an old I.A.T.S.E and the Screen Cartoonists Guild logo.

Variants:

  • On Cinemascope cartoons, the words just read "TERRYTOONS presents".
  • Later Terrytoon shorts have the CBS Films/Enterprises byline below.

Closing Variant: The same image, but the words "TERRYTOONS the end" are seen and below is the copyright stamp.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening and closing themes of the cartoon.

Availability: Rare. Can be seen on most Gene Deitch-produced cartoons. Most TV sets only show the title of the cartoon without the credits and the logo. However, two Heckle and Jeckle cartoons, Mint Men (1960) and Sappy New Year (1961), and the Mighty Mouse cartoon The Mysterious Package (1961) have been recently shown with the original titles on the USA channel.

Editor's Note: None.

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