Written and complied by: Shadeed A. Kelly
January 3, 1994-1998
Nicknames: “CGI Sliding Boxes,” “Blue BG Boxes”
Logo: This logo is just like the 3rd logo of Columbia TriStar Home Video from 1993-1998. However, the words: “HOME VIDEO” was changed to the stacked words: “INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION.”
SFX: Same as the Columbia TriStar Home Video logo from 1993-98. But if you don’t know, it starts off with a huge cumulonimbus cloud in the sky. Then a box goes back with a blue background along with the words “COLUMBIA TRISTAR” on top and the stacked words “INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION” on the bottom. Last, the box splits into two with the still logos of the Columbia Torch Lady and the TriStar Pegasus inside the boxes.
Music: Same as the Columbia TriStar Home Video logo from 1993-98
Availability: It’s a rare logo. Seen on The Three Stooges on one of the Curly, Shemp, or Joe episode on AMC
Scare Factor: None
Nickname: “Logos up-close”
Logo: Remember the logos of Columbia TriStar Television and Columbia TriStar Television Distribution? The logos were taken out of the boxes and were put up-close on television. The logo features the Columbia TriStar Television logos up-close from Columbia TriStar Television and Columbia TriStar Television Distribution from 1996-2001. The Columbia Lady has her background cloud behind her, but the TriStar Pegasus doesn’t have his background cloud behind him. However, the TriStar Pegasus from the movies was placed on the Columbia Pictures movie logo up-close. The logo appears:
LIGHTING UP SCREENS
With planet earth inside the letter “O” to resemble as light shimmering around the letter.
Availability: Shown on any Columbia TriStar International Television shows around the world.
Scare Factor: Low
September 2002-January 2003
Nickname: “Shining bars”
Logo: This is the same logo from Sony Pictures Television. However, the word “INTERNATIONAL” is placed under the word “TELEVISION” way under the Sony Pictures logo and the line. There are 11 bars. The words stacked features:
With Sony Pictures’ logo at the top
SFX: Same as the Sony Pictures Television logo with the word: “INTERNATIONAL” under the word “TELEVISION”
Music: Same fanfare from Sony Pictures Television or the longer version
Availability: First shown on the 1st season of “Men in Black: The Series” in 1997 on Nickelodeon in 2002 in America. For others, it’s shown worldwide.
Scare Factor: None
Nicknames: “Swirling Bars,” “Filmstrip Bars”
Logo: We have the Sony Pictures logo swirling and zooming back at the same time. At the bottom of the swirling bars has the name “SONY PICTURES TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL” zooming in slowly. There is a blue spotlight that is spinning at the bottom and shining on the logo that is also following the animation of the Sony Pictures logo.
SFX: The bars swirling and moving back, the names zooming in, and the spotlight spinning.
Music: A zooming sound that sounds like an airplane or a shredder shredding paper.
Availability: Appeared on the final episode of “Gidget” on TV Land, “Astro Boy” on Cartoon Network, and movies from Screen Gems, Columbia Pictures, Columbia/Revolution, and TriStar that appears on movie channels such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, and The Movie Channel. Movies that had this logo such as “Look Who’s Talking,” Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein,” “I Spy,” among others. This logo is also shown worldwide of those shows from Sony from past to present.
Scare Factor: Low. It’s a cool logo to see and it has great animation.