Breakthrough Films and Television (Canada)

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Background: Breakthrough Entertainmentis a Canadian production company founded in 1986 by Peter Williamson and Ira Levy. It produces famous Canadian TV shows such as Jimmy Two-Shoes and Atomic Betty. On July 10, 2018, 9 Story Media Group acquired the company's kids and family library and development state.

1st Logo

(1986-September 8, 1997)

Logo: We see the drop-shadowed words


Production in association with (in white)

BREAKTHROUGH

FILMS & TELEVISION, INC.

which are superimposed on a field of grass and trees near a lake. The water is seen rippling a little.
FX/SFX: It's live-action.
Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show, at least on Mr. Men and Little Miss.
Availability: Rare; seen on the North American version of Mr. Men and Little Miss, which is no longer airing on TV and does not have a home video release.
Editor's Note: None.
2nd Logo

(1997-March 23, 2004)

Nicknames: "The Searchlights", "Breakthrough Searchlights"

Logo: Against a gradient background with the top half dark blue and the bottom half light blue, we see some crudely drawn trees in the bottom left corner and four searchlights at each side of the screen. Above, we see the stylized dark blue text with white outline that reads "BREAKTHROUGH" in a '30s Art Deco font. The URL www.breakthrough.com is seen in the bottom right corner in smaller lettering.


3rd Logo

(August 29, 2004-January 29, 2008)

Nickname: "The White Square"

Logo: On a black background, an unfinished square with rounded edges appears, with the bottom left corner open. The big text "Breakthrough" is seen below the square and the small text "FILMS AND TELEVISION" under it. The company's website is written below.


FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Appears on Atomic Betty and on Kenny vs. Spenny second to fourth seasons.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo

(2004- )

Nickname: "The Green Square"

Logo: On a white background, a green outline of a square with rounded edges and the bottom left corner unfinished is drawn in, which is big enough to fill the screen. When finished, a smaller version of the square with the text "Breakthrough" below the square and the small green text "FILMS AND TELEVISION" zooming in slowly below "Breakthrough" fades in. The big square fades out as this happens. Then, the logo fades out.

Variants:

  • For the logo’s later uses, "FILMS AND TELEVISION" is replaced with "ENTERTAINMENT".
  • On Pirate Express, a still, in-credit version is used.

FX/SFX: The big square drawing itself and fading out, the logo appearing, and "FILMS AND TELEVISION" zooming in. Simple but effective animation.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Current; appears on Kenny vs. Spenny (5th and 6th seasons), Captain Flamingo and Jimmy Two-Shoes, The Adventures Of Napkin Man!, Rocket Monkeys, among other shows produced by Breakthrough since 2004.

Editor's Note: None.

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