Qintex Entertainment, Inc. was the American entertainment firm controlled by Australian broadcasting and resorts service Qintex, Ltd. The company was formed on April 11, 1988 with the merger of Hal Roach Studios and Robert Halmi, Inc. It had attempted to purchase MGM/UA Communications Co., which never came to fruition. Qintex Entertainment filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October 1989; they had owed MCA Inc. $5.95 million as part of a distribution deal, which they were unable to pay. The library was sold to RHI Entertainment in June 1990.
Nicknames: "Fox or Genesis?", "Spotlights", "Q"
Logo: Against a black/dark grey gradient background, two pairs of searchlights move back and forth and wipe in a golden-yellow square with rounded corners (a la Genesis Entertainment) with a segmented red "Q" inside it. The words "A QINTEX PRODUCTION", in silver, fades-in below.
- A later variant referred to the company as "QINTEX ENTERTAINMENT", written in a large silver font.
- A distribution variant exists that has the text "DISTRIBUTED BY QINTEX ENTERTAINMENT".
- A long version exists, showing first either "A QINTEX PRODUCTION" or "(DISTRIBUTED BY) QINTEX ENTERTAINMENT" with no logo, and then the spotlights revealing the logo and the text "(QINTEX ENTERTAINMENT) PRESENTS" (or alternately the same "A QINTEX PRODUCTION" or "DISTRIBUTED BY QINTEX ENTERTAINMENT" text again).
- On later episodes of T and T, the Nelvana logo would flip around to reveal this logo.
FX/SFX: The searchlights.
Music/Sounds: A synth humming sound. Part of this is actually made up of a preset off the Roland D-50 synthesizer, called "Soundtrack".
- There was a variant with a male voice-over saying "A Qintex Production" (pronouncing it "quin-tex").
- On later episodes of T and T, the theme would finish over the logo before the synth humming kicked in.
- On Barnum and some episodes of T and T, the closing theme plays over the logo.
Availability: Extremely rare. It was seen on syndicated episodes of The New Leave it to Beaver and McHale's Navy. Was also seen on Kids Incorporated. On home media and recent airings of the mini-series Lonesome Dove, the logo is plastered by the RHI Entertainment logo leaving the music intact. The T and T variant was last seen when reran on Canadian cable network ShowCase in the 2000s; the current prints (as seen on the YTV Direct YouTube channel) have it replaced by the 2004 Nelvana logo, although the episode "Thicker Than Water" leaves this logo intact. It was also spotted on the 1988 CEL Video colorized release of Santa Fe Trail.
Editor's Note: None.