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1st Logo

(1990-2000)

Emperor

Nicknames: "The Eagle from Hell", "The Emperor Eagle", "The Eagle of Doom", "Fire Eagle"

Logo: Takes place on a somewhat fiery, hellish sky background. A spinning sculpture of an eagle, made from glass, appears. Then, we zoom into the eagle's face. This cuts to the Emperor Optical Disc logo, in 3D, moving to the center. The words "OPTICAL DISC", spaced out, fade in as the background soon gets darker.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Poor CGI animation even for its time. The zooming to the eagle and specifically the freeze-frame effect when we reached the eagle's head are pretty cheesy.

Music/Sounds: Calm, majestic synth music plays as we hear eagle screeches, thunder and jet-like "WHOOSH!" noises.

Availablity: Rare. It can still be found on old cartoon VCDs from the company (except on older prints of Pinocchio as it was removed), while recent prints have the next logo below.

Scare Factor: High to nightmare. This logo is known to scare many due to the flaming background, creepy music, and the eagle sculpture, despite this is an edutainment company (it's for KIDS!), though the scare factor maybe raised lower for those who get used to it, and the animation is cool.

2nd Logo

(early 2000's-pres)

Emperor-0

Nicknames: "The Blue Arcs" "Blue Circle" "Blue Pen"

Logo: On a black BG, "Emperor" zooms out letter-by-letter to the center of the screen, in a better looking CGI. The words ripple and have a reflection. After everything finishes, a blue orb of light appears and draws 2 glowing neon blue arcs. A CGI pen appears, writes "edutainment" onscreen, then disappears. The logo shines.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: While it has a slightly better-looking CGI, how the pen appears and disappears is still kinda cheesy. Where did it come from? (it just magically appear and disappear with no direction or effects at all)

Music/Sounds: One of the soundtrack from Ninja Warrior (original Japanese version), accompanied by whooshes and slams.

Availablity: Very common. Seen on newer VCDs from Emperor. Interestingly, the 2003 VCD of Albert Asks Life shows the print version of previous logo on the packaging, but the main feature showed this instead.

Scare Factor: Minimal. Much tamer than the previous logo.

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