Applause Home Video (Australia)
Logo descriptions by TrickyMario7654
Logo capture by TrickyMario7654
Video captures by Media and V.H.S. Archive, and vonhumboldtfleischer
Background: Applause Home Video was a sub-label of Roadshow Home Video (Now known as Roadshow Entertainment).
1st Logo (Late 1980's-Early 1990's)
Nickname: "The Applause"
Logo: On a shaded blue background we see a diamond-shaped object (almost like Superman's logo but without the S) which is black with a blue border that shines, inside it is confetti which is in various colors. The words "Applause Home Video" emerge from each side of the logo, along with that is a pair of hands that appear inside the diamond, which are colored orange (One of which is shaded). After a few seconds, the logo along with the backgrounds zooms out & fades away. We then see the words "SNEAK PREVIEWS FROM OUR MOVIES" in blue with a white shade behind it.
Variant: The closing variant lacks the "SNEAK PREVIEWS FROM OUR MOVIES" message.
FX/SFX: The logo zooming in. The text and the hands appearing. As well as the zooming and fading of the logo to the preview message in the opening version.
Music/Sounds: Jungle-like music, when the hands appear, we hear an applause noise in the background.
Availability: Uncommon. Seen all releases released under the label from the era. Check eBay Australia as well as second-hand stores in Australia that stock tapes in-order to find Applause releases.
Editor's Note: None.
2nd Logo (Early 90's-Mid 90's)
Nickname: "The Sparks"
Logo: On a black background, we see a spark at the top of the screen move from the left to the right side of the screen. (Much like the CTW "Sparks") As it moves from left to right, it reveals the "APPLAUSE" in "APPLAUSE HOME VIDEO". A bigger spark then appears and explodes, revealing the rest of the logo.
Availability: Seen on later Applause Home Video releases.
Editor's Note: The animation might get to a few people.