DreamWorks Home Entertainment
DreamWorks Home Entertainment was the home media unit of DreamWorks Pictures, formed in 1998. The company's releases were originally distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, a deal that would last until 2005. After DreamWorks was purchased by Paramount Pictures in February 2006, the distribution rights went to Paramount Home Entertainment until 2011. The studio became independent from Paramount in 2008 and in 2009, they made a distribution deal with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through their Touchstone Pictures label (although Paramount and Universal Studios continued to release their films through 2011). The company was retired circa 2011 when Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, through Touchstone Home Entertainment, began releasing their films to home media, but only films that Disney/Touchstone released. Currently, Paramount owns the home media rights to DreamWorks' pre-2008 live-action films (along with any 2008 to 2011 films they released), and both DreamWorks Animation and newer DreamWorks films are released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Nicknames: "Little Boy Fishing on the Moon", "Fishing Boy", "DreamWorks Fishing Boy"
Logo: The same as the 1997 DreamWorks Pictures logo, only "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" is below the line, and zooms out with the DreamWorks text.
- VHS trailers featured a still variant with the fishing boy and the moon above the text.
- On holiday-themed ads for the video release of Shrek, the boy was replaced by Shrek wearing a Santa hat.
- On some Blu-ray releases, the "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" text is animated exactly like the film logo, now fading in, but there is still a line between the two.
FX/SFX: Same as the film logo.
Music/Sounds: Same as the film logo. However, on the Blu-ray version, the sound of the bobber hitting the water is slightly different.
Availability: Common. Appears on DVD and Blu-ray releases of DreamWorks films, as well as LaserDiscs released by them from 1999 to 2000. This logo never appeared on VHS releases, which usually went straight to the film, although several releases had the aforementioned VHS trailer variant. Early DreamWorks DVD's in Australia (and some VHS's) feature the normal DreamWorks logo instead of this one (e.g. the 2001 DreamWorks Home Entertainment DVD releases of Mouse Hunt, Chicken Run, Paulie, etc.). The Blu-ray variant can be found on releases such as the 2008 Blu-ray of Transformers.
Editor's Note: The Blu-ray variant adds "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" into the logo in a much better fashion than the standard variant.