IDT Entertainment

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Logo descriptions by
Shadeed A. Kelly

Logo captures by
Shadeed A. Kelly and snelfu

Video captures courtesy of
Eric S.

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IDT Entertainment was the film, home entertainment and television division of IDT Corporation (a telecommunications company based in New Jersey). It was formed in 2003 when IDT acquired Film Roman. Later on, it purchased DKP Studios and turned it into their own animation studio. They soon owned stakes in DPS (Digital Production Solutions), Mainframe Entertainment and Vanguard Animation too. IDT Entertainment would acquire Manga Entertainment in 2004, making it a label of Anchor Bay Entertainment, which they had bought a year before. In 2006, IDT Entertainment and its assets were sold to Liberty Media, who merged them with the Starz cable network (now part of Lionsgate) to form Starz Media (now Starz Distribution).

1st Logo (March 4, 2004-November 12, 2006)

Nicknames: "IDT Flames", "The Double-Arch"

Logo: On a black background, we see the words "IDT" in sapphire blue with an arch in the same color fading in. There is a flame flying in from the right forming "ENTERTAINMENT" in silver, with another flame branching off and forming a silver arch underneath the sapphire blue arch.

FX/SFX: The flame flying and the silver arch forming. At the end of TV programs, it's a still shot of the logo with just the fade in and fade out.

Music/Sounds: None, the opening/end title theme from any show/movie, or the sounds of fire and wind.

Availability: Seen on Eloise: The Animated Series on DVD, the first season of Masters of Horror and films by IDT from the period. Strangely, it also appears in place of the Anchor Bay logo on the 2006 UK DVD of The Secret Garden.

Editor's Note: The flame sounds may get to you.

2nd Logo (August 28, 2006-January 29, 2007)

Nicknames: "IDT Lights", "Silhouettes", "IDT Family"

Logo: On a blue background, there is a box outlined in light yellow. Inside it is the giant word "IDT" (in a shrinking size towards the right) in solid blue lettering surrounded by light yellow lights and dark blue silhouettes of a family below the letters. Below the box is the word "ENTERTAINMENT" in a stretched font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: It's seen on the first 9 episodes of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!.

Editor's Note: None.

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