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Background: This is the name of Britt Allcroft's production company formed to produce Seasons 6 and 7 of Thomas and Friends and the film Thomas and the Magic Railroad. Gullane also owned other franchises, such as Sooty, Fireman Sam, and Art Attack. The company was acquired by HiT Entertainment in 2002.

1st Logo (2000)[]

Nicknames: "The Seagull", "Seagull with Ocean", "The Seagull that Helped the Ocean" "GULLane"

Logo: Fading in over waves passing by the camera, a reflection of a seagull is seen flying about. The camera moves upwards to reveal a sunset, and the gull is seen in full. It starts to veer to the right, then starts to flap its wings while being doused among a white light. Then the gull turns into a metallic teal silhouette and a yellow arc draws in to finish the logo. While that happens, several lights appear and morph into the silver letters "GULLANE PICTURES" and then shines before cutting to black.

FX/SFX: The animation of a seagull and an arc, the shine.

Music/Sounds: Just the sounds of the waves, the seagull squawking and metallic screeching. Chimes can also be heard at the end.

Availability: Only appears on Thomas and the Magic Railroad.

Scare Factor: Low; the ocean waving and the seagull may spook a few.

2nd Logo (2000-2002)[]

Logo: We start off zooming in towards the horizon over a body of blue water, with the horizon having fluffy clouds and the sun in the distance. A white gull flies over the ocean as the camera turns towards the spot, and when it touches the water with the tip of its wing, it creates a ripple and flies off. The screen rotates upwards to reveal that the ripple was a wide white "G", with it clearing up, and now a teal box as well as "GULLANE" in a similar font to the "G", albeit at a normal width. The gull then flies over the logo and flashes, turning silver and making the background a white/blue mix. An underline and "ENTERTAINMENT" in a different font also appear below.

Variants:

  • On Eckhart, the completed logo shines with a reversed cymbal crash.
  • On Thomas' Trackside Tunes, this logo plasters the Britt Allcroft Productions logo, and a copyright date appears below.

FX/SFX: Mostly the gull, the ocean and the box.

Music/Sounds: A shortened version of the 1st logo's sounds.

Music/Sounds: Variants: On three Sooty DTV VHS tapes and one Bimble's Bucket Series 2 VHS tape, there is a male voiceover announcing: "Gullane Entertainment - Entertaining Families Worldwide!"

Availability: Rare. Appears on 2001-2002 Thomas the Tank Engine VHS tapes and DVDs immediately following the Anchor Bay or VCI logo. It also appeared on an extremely rare Japanese Thomas VHS called A Wonderful American Journey with Thomas and Connie. Outside Thomas the Tank Engine, this logo appeared on the Art Attack VHS tape Monsters and Other Scary Stuff, UK airings of Eckhart, and three Sooty Direct-To-Video programmes, titled Sooty's Magic Show, Sooty's Magic Club and the extremely rare Sooty's Magic Birthday Party. Even though Gullane was involved with those two shows, this logo does not appear on ether Sooty Heights or Sooty 2001, they instead use a Sooty Limited logo.

Scare Factor: Low, the animation may get to a few.

3rd Logo (2002)[]

Logo: On a sky blue background, A BRITT ALLCROFT COMPANY PRODUCTION in Copperplate Gothic zooms out, until it reaches a comfortable distance, then the Britt Allcroft logo in gold quickly writes itself.Underneath, for in a generic sans serif font quickly fades in, before the Gullane Entertainment print logo in white zooms in, which bounces for a few seconds. Then, a copyright disclaimer (© Gullane (Thomas) Limited 2002) in a serif font fades in.

Variant: On early prints of Thomas & Friends season 6, the Gullane Entertainment logo just fades in.

FX/SFX: The zooming, and the script writing.

Music/Sounds: Usually the ending theme of the show, but, on Thomas & Friends: Building the New Line for the PC, the sounds of an engine motor, three distorted dings, and various train whistles are heard.

Availability: Very rare. The regular variant appears on early prints of Season 6 of Thomas & Friends, early Thomas DVDs like The Fogman and Other Stories; the variant appears on the Thomas PC game, Building the New Line. More recent DVD prints of Thomas & Friends Season 6 plaster this over with the 2001 HIT Entertainment logo.

Scare Factor: None for the regular variant. Low for the variant if not expecting the sound effects.

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