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Logo description by supersamshmelee

Logo capture by V of Doom

Editions by Silversword55, wisp2007, TheMisterFree, Trogga, and thehugetvfan

Video captures by korranus and File Preserver

Background: On May 29, 2000, Columbia TriStar Television Distribution launched a film-on-television syndication programming block called the Columbia Showcase Theatre. With the rebranding of CTT as Sony Pictures Television (named after Columbia and TriStar's parent owner) in 2002, the block went dormant before it returned to syndicated television in 2004, coinciding with Sony's music division merging with the Bertelsmann Music Group the same year

(May 29, 2000- )

Nicknames: "The Blue Robe", "Jenny Joseph", "Rise of the Torch Lady", "Torch Lady From The Waves"

Logo: We see a realistically rendered body of water that appears to be bubbling, complete with a sky. A large yellow pedestal then rises out of the water, with a hole in the center that lights up, and the 1993 Torch Lady rises out from the middle of the pedestal while a blue robe flows around. The blue robe causes a scene transition to occur, as we view the spinning Torch Lady from upperhead. Then, we fade to a shot of the giant gold chiseled text "COLUMBIA", in its usual font, flying across, before we fade to a profile shot of the Torch Lady, with the blue robe covering her eyes. Then, we fade to a shot of "SHOWCASE THEATRE", in the Trajan Pro font, flying around, before fading yet again to a back shot of the Torch Lady. As the text flies around, a flash results in a full-panel view of the standard Torch Lady, with the text in its completed positions. The text and lady move a bit as her torch shines.

FX/SFX: The steps and Torch Lady rising and the words flying in and taking place. Incredible CGI. Additionally, live-action footage of (presumably) Jenny Joseph for the close-up shots of the Torch Lady.

Music/Sounds: A rising, majestic orchestral fanfare, composed by Pei Pei Chung.

Availability: Rare. Can be found on syndicated airings of some Sony Pictures-owned films such as Stuart Little 2, Under Suspicion, and The Glass House, among a few others. Modern day appearances of this logo were first found on TeleXitos, but can also be found on select local and over the air affiliates that have yet to keep the logo intact. This logo has also made a rare appearance on a MyTV WBGT-TV Rochester airing of Thomas and The Magic Railroad, as Destination Films still owns the rights to this day of said film.

Editor's Note: For some reason, the torch lady's face is obscured. This may be due to a decision to show the composite face instead of that of Jenny Joseph. On the other hand, some people actually prefer this to the movie logo.

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