TBS Productions

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Credits
Logo descriptions by
Logophile, BenIsRandom and Minecraft_Logan


Logo captures by
EnormousRat, BenIsRandom, and TheEriccorpinc


Video captures courtesy of
TheEriccorpinc Logo Channel and Pepsi9072


Background

TBS Productions was the in-house production company for the Turner Broadcasting System that produced original TV series for TBS. It was merged into Studio T in 2016.


1st Logo (September 2, 1985-June 26, 1987)

Logo: On a black-blue-ish gradient background, we see the text "In Association with" in white at the top of the screen, Below that is the text:


TBS
PRODUCTIONS


in the middle of the screen. Below that is copyright information reading:

Copyright © [year]
TBS Production(s), Inc.
All Rights Reserved

at the bottom of the screen.

Variants:

  • The font on the copyright info would either be big, small, or italicized.
  • Sometimes, the company name and/or the copyright info would fade or wipe in.

FX/SFX: None or the company name/copyright info appearing.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Rocky Road.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Logo (July 7, 1994)

Logo: A square with Earth rolling inside zooms in. Then the words begin sliding, "TBS" (stacked in blue panels) moves from above, followed by the red line and the word "PRODUCTIONS" underneath, and the former yellow square settles to the right.

FX/SFX: The words and the line moving.

Music/Sounds: A fading synth note.

Availability: Appeared on the 1994 documentary Moon Shot.

Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo (July 17, 2007-September 25, 2009)

Nickname: "The Clouds"

Logo: The camera pans up through several cotton clouds until the logo is shown with on daytime skies. The TBS logo ("tbs" with a half-circle underneath) and "productions" (in Arial Rounded MT Bold) are in the middle.

FX/SFX: The animated clouds, plus the camera.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show, though Frank TV might have had a theme for the logo.

Availability: Appeared on The Bill Engvall Show and Frank TV, the former which was released on DVD.

Editor's Note: None.


4th Logo (2012-2016)

Logo: On a green background, two strings lower the black pillow-like object and the white word "PRODUCTIONS". The pillow then unfolds into the TBS shield, and "tbs" pops up from it.

FX/SFX: The logo unfolding and settling.

Music/Sounds: The sound of unfolding and popping out.

Availability: Seen on King of the Nerds and season 1 of Angie Tribeca.

Editor's Note: None.


5th Logo (2016-2017)

'WARNING': Do not watch the video if you are prone to epilepsy.

Nicknames: "Seizure TBS", "Not So Funny (To Some People)"

Logo: On a black background, we see a "b" with a watery texture. Then, a "t" appears, as the "b" switches its texture as the "t" gets the watery texture. Once again, the textures switch as an "s" appears. The background color then changes to purple as a rectangle appears behind the letters (forming the new TBS logo). Then the background changes to a purple and blue-ish as the letters in tbs turn blue with green stripes. "PRODUCTIONS" then wipes in. The background wiggles.

FX/SFX: A watery texture, the letters appearing.

Music/Sounds: A robotic synth chord with a distorted chipmunk laugh.

Availability: Seen on The Detour and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

Editor's Note: None.

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