51 Minds Entertainment
Logo descriptions by Shadeed A. Kelly
Logo captures by snelfu
Video captures courtesy of LogoLive
51 Minds Entertainment was formed in 2004 by a merger of Mark Cronin's Mindless Entertainment and Cris Abrego's Brass Ring Entertainment (later known as "51 Pictures"). From that time, it was known as "Mindring Productions". On April 2, 2008, Endemol USA acquired 51% of 51 Minds Entertainment. The company never gotten an official logo until 2008. Before then, 51 Minds used their independent pre-merger logos.
1st Logo (August 4-September 22, 2008)
Nicknames: "Endemol Eye-51 Minds Combo", "Endemol-51 Minds"
Logo: On a black background, we see the Endemol logo with the words "endemol" Below it is a merger of the 51 Pictures "Film Countdown" and Mindless Entertainment "The Scribble" logos with "Minds" on the right side and below them is the byline saying "an endemol company" in the Endemol font.
Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.
Availability: Rare. Seen only on New York Goes to Hollywood.
Editor's Note: None.
2nd Logo (July 6, 2008-2016)
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Nickname: "Brain Bulb"
Logo: On a black background, we see a light bulb with a brain inside it that is clicked on. The brain inside the bulb starts to shake inside done by a jolt of electricity and would later start flickering and appear inside a blue outlined rectangular box, and on the right is a solid light blue box that reads "51 MINDS" with a giant "51" above and "MINDS" below, all in Denmark font in black lettering. The logo later turns solid. The logo later flips to the side to the Endemol eye with the byline "an endemol company". The Endemol logo would later zoom out by exiting.
Later Variant: The animation is still the same, but the 2008 logo replaces the old logo. There is no Endemol byline underneath.
FX/SFX: The logo flickering and turning.
Music/Sounds: A click followed by a sound of static electricity, a "hmmm...." and a "whoosh" sound afterward, and a click sound followed by a small hiss.
Music/Sounds Variant: Starting in 2012, the 2011 Endemol theme is heard underneath the static noises.
Availability: Common. It was seen on the VH1 shows I Love Money, For the Love of Ray J, Charmed School (post-season 1), Daisy of Love, and New York Goes to Work. It also appears on Parents Just Don't Understand on The Hub/Discovery Family.
Editor's Note: None.
3rd Logo (2016-)
51 Minds Entertainment (2016) Nickname: TBA.
Editor's Note: TBA.