Arnold Shapiro Productions

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Logo descriptions by Michael Bass and Shadeed A. Kelly

Logo captures by snelfu, mr3urious, Shadeed A. Kelly, and TheEriccorpinc

Editions by Shadeed A. Kelly


1st Logo

(1984-1989)

Logo: Superimposed over the credits, the text is shown and arranged almost like this:

An--------------------

Arnold----------------------

Shapiro

-------------------------Production

-----------------------------In Association With...

The text "Arnold Shapiro Production" is in a script-like font, while the words "An" and "In Association With..." aren't. The "l" in "Arnold" and the "S" in "Shapiro" are connected together, and the bottom of the "p" in "Shapiro" is long enough to represent the "P" in "Production".

Variants:

  • On the TV movie Hiroshima Maiden, this was seen without the "IAW" text.
  • On the TV movie Future Flight, the text is placed in a black background.

FX/SFX: Just the text fading in and out.

Music/Sounds: Usually the end theme.

Music/Sounds Variant: On the TV movie Future Flight, a four-note synth tune: the first note is held down for a short while, then two short notes, and the last note is held down 'till it fades out. Each note gets lower in tone as the theme plays. The theme would carry on to the USAA logo and the beginning of the Multimedia Entertainment logo before its music plays.

Availability: Can be seen on '80s productions from Arnold Shapiro, such as Future Flight and Samantha Smith Goes to Washington: Campaign '84.

Editor's Note: None.
2nd Logo

(April 18, 1989-May 14, 1991)

Nickname: "ASP"

Logo: On a black background, there is a diagonal rhombus on the left side and a diagonal rectangle on the right side with a circle underneath for the letter

"A"; a curved line for the letter "S", and a rectangle with a curved rectangle for the letter "P". Above the logo says "In Association With" and below it says "ARNOLD SHAPIRO" and below the logo has the text "PRODUCTIONS" all in Impact font.
FX/SFX: None.
Music/Sounds: None or the closing theme of the program.

Availability: Seen on the first two seasons of Rescue 911 and TV movies of the era, such as Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston.


Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo

(September 17, 1991-September 20, 2001)

Nicknames: "ASP II", "The Spotlight", "Spotlight on the Wall"

Logo: We see a blue-green wall with "ASP" logos, with a spotlight panning over the text "ARNOLD SHAPIRO PRODUCTIONS", with "PRODUCTIONS" spaced to fit the width of "ARNOLD SHAPIRO". The text "in association with" is either above or below the text.

Variants:

  • The wall color may either be blue-green, blue, or green.
  • Another variant has the text changed to "An ARNOLD SHAPIRO PRODUCTION".
  • There is another version that the logo is completely still.
    FX/SFX: The spotlight revealing the text.

Music/Sounds: The end-title theme from any show or special, CBS airings starting in 1994 used it's generic theme. On Rescue 911, there is a voice-over of a male cop saying "Mr. Shapiro, step out of the car, please". On some episodes, there is no voice-over.

Availability: Seen on Rescue 911 starting on season 3, season 2 episodes of Big Brother, The Teen Files, and TV movies of the time such as the 1999 documentary Scared Straight! 20 Years Later. The version with the still shot can be found on The Story of Santa Claus.


Editor's Note: None.



4th Logo

(July 20-October 12, 2010)


Logo: On a white background, we see the texts "asp" (in huge, lowercase letters) and "ARNOLD SHAPIRO PRODUCTIONS" at the bottom. Then, a couple of seconds later, we see a small, green square and red rectangle appearing one-by-one (in sync with the last two notes on the music) at the upper-right of the screen.


FX/SFX: The shapes appearing. Really simple animation.


Music/Sounds: A simple five note xylophone jingle.


Availability: Only seen on the MTV seriesIf You Really Knew Me.


Editor's Note: None.