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Background: The prodco of Greg Coote and Jeffery Hayes.

(February 1999-May 13, 2002)

Nicknames: "The Waving Flag/Sheet", "Australian Pride"

Logo: On a black background, we see a box with a red and white-striped sheet in it, making waves. There is a blue sky above it. Below the box is "COOTE/HAYES", which initially glows but almost immediately dims. The sheet stops waving, and stars twinkle in the sky, causing a bright flash that turns the image into a 2D stylized version with the sky replaced by a blue field with stars in it. The stars are in the pattern of those that appear on the Australian flag, as Coote/Hayes is based there.

Variants:

  • There is a long version. The letters zoom out from a different angle, the flag waves more, then the stars fly from outside the box and come on to the inside of it.
  • On the third and final season of The Lost World, the picture is now wider and "PRODUCTIONS" is added below the names. This was also seen on the 2001 TV movie Curse of the Talisman.

FX/SFX: The waving sheet, the stars, the flash. CGI.

Music/Sounds: A patriotic-sounding tune with piano and drums, and a booming final note as the logo becomes stylized.

Music/Sound Variant: On PAL prints of Coote/Hayes productions, the music is high pitched.

Availability: Seen on BeastMaster and The Lost World.

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