NTA Home Entertainment
NTA Home Entertainment was the home media unit of National Telefilm Associates (now "CBS Television Studios"). In 1985, it became Republic Pictures Home Video after NTA purchased the rights to the Republic Pictures name and logo (they actually already owned most of Republic's library). Currently, Olive Films (under license from Paramount Home Media Distribution) owns home media rights to most of the films that this company released (although some have remained with Paramount, such as It's a Wonderful Life), while CBS Home Entertainment (with distribution handled by Paramount) owns the video rights to the television programs.
Logo: On a blue/black gradient background, we see outlined versions of the text "NTA" zoom out, one-by-one, each outline coming in after a split-second. When all zoom out, a flash occurs, making the letters silver, and “HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS” appears below.
Trivia: The logo was later reused by National Telefilm Associates for their 1984 logo, with "presents" appearing under "NTA" after a freeze-frame technique removes "HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS" or just "HOME ENTERTAINMENT".
FX/SFX: The outlines zooming out.
- On the 1983 VHS of All-Star Cartoon Parade, this logo, as well as the FBI Warning screen preceding it, have the 1968 Commonwealth United jingle playing over them.
- On the 1983 VHS of Hoppity Goes to Town, this logo, as well as the FBI Warning screen preceding it, plaster over the 5th NTA logo, leaving its music (and the start of the film's overture) to play over both.
Availability: Extremely rare. Seen on older home media releases of Republic Pictures films and Paramount Cartoons. It recently appeared at the start of a Movies! airing of the film Riot in Cell Block 11. Some 1986 reprints (using the original NTA clamshell cases) would have the Republic Pictures logo on the label and actual tape.
Editor's Note: Simple early '80s animation.