Genius Products

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Background

Genius Products (also known as "Genius Entertainment") was an entertainment company based in Santa Monica, which distributed material from The Weinstein Company, Classic Media (now "DreamWorks Classics"), Sesame Street, The Discovery Channel, and ESPN, among other companies. In 2005, it announced a joint venture with The Weinstein Company to distribute its films on video, which was fully transacted in July 2006. In 2009, Genius Products Investments acquired 60% of Genius Products, LLC, with TWC owning 15% and Genius Products, Inc., holding 25%. Later that year, Vivendi Entertainment (now "Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment") acquired the home video distribution rights, and sold the home video rights to Sesame Street to Warner Home Video. On September 15, 2009, TWC terminated its 70% stake in Genius Products.


1st Logo (2001-2007)

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Logo: On a red curtain background, the words "genius entertainment" in white zoom-out and the dot of the "i" in "entertainment" flashes. Three abstract sun-rays appear on top of it, making the dot cut-out. Then the background changes to black and the company name fades out.

FX/SFX: The company name zooming out and the background changing to black at the end.

Music/Sounds: A chime/harp theme.

Availability: Appears on early Weinstein/Dimension DVDs, including Miss Potter, Arthur and the Invisibles, Lucky Number Slevin, and Clerks II. Also shown on public domain DVD cartoons such as Popeye, Betty Boop and Friends, Superman (though Warner Bros. Entertainment owns the masters of the 1941 cartoons due to the fact that Superman is a trademark of DC Comics), Casper and Friends, Felix and Friends, and The New Three Stooges, among others. It was also seen on The Secret World Of Benjamin Bear and several Baby Genius DVDs.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (2007-2009)

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Logo: We see a golden lowercase "g" slowly panning around. The letter suddenly lights on, and we see it is inside a huge light bulb. The words "genius" (in red) and "products" (in white) in in 3D appear. The light bulb disappears and the logo shines.

FX/SFX: TBA.

Music/Sounds: Light synth music with sparking electricity.

Availability: Can be seen on home entertainment releases, mainly from The Weinstein Company. Also appears on Line Rider 2: Unbound for Wii and Windows. Can also be found on TLC's Kate Plus Eight Complete Sets 1-11 DVD collections.

Editor's Note: None.


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