Belisarius Productions

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Credits
Logo descriptions by
codyfinke, dealydugan1995, and Shadeed A. Kelly


Logo captures by
Eric S. and V of Doom


Editions by
Curiousgeorge60, Shadeed A. Kelly and CrazySpruiker2001


Video captures courtesy of
WillWill45

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Background

Belisarius Productions is the production company for the creator Donald Bellisario.

1st Logo (December 11, 1980-May 1, 1988)

Logo: An in-credit text that reads:

produced in association with BELISARIUS PRODUCTIONS, INC.

with the names "BELISARIUS" in a larger font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The end-title theme of the show.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on reruns of Magnum P.I. on all eight season DVD releases.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (January 22, 1984- )

Nicknames: "Sand Lightstorm", "BELISARIVS-BELISARIUS", "The Belisarius Stone"

Logo: We see a wretched stone with sand on it, which blows off to reveal "BELISARIVS". Then, a flash suddenly appears, causing the background to turn black, the name to turn into "BELISARIUS" and the name in silver shining, and the word "PRODUCTIONS" to appear under "BELISARIUS". "BELISARIUS" is in a silver Times New Roman font.

Variants:

  • On JAG and NCIS, the words, "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" in all-caps or sometimes, "in association with" appears under the logo, this is removed on DVD prints of JAG starting with season 3.
  • A widescreen version of it also exists, which stretches the logo's animation while keeping the proportion of the IAW text intact.

FX/SFX: The name revealing, the flash causing the background and the name changing, and the word "PRODUCTIONS" to appear, the "BELISARIUS" name "shining".

Music/Sounds: "Air" is played in the background, then a "WHOOSH" is heard as the flash appears, and a synthesizer tone is heard after the "WHOOSH", original NBC and CBS airings of JAG and CBS airings of NCIS use generic network music.

Availability: Common. Seen on all shows produced by this company from 1984 onward, including Airwolf on DVD, Quantum Leap on Cozi TV, and NCIS on CBS and USA. It also appeared on JAG and First Monday, the latter is no longer seen but the former is seen on H&I and occasionally aired on Cloo and Decades and is preserved on DVD.

Editor's Note: Despite the logo's animation being pristine for the '80s, its age really shows after over 37 years of use.

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