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The Illuminated Film Company is a British animation house formed in 1993 by Iain Harvey. The Illuminated Film Company is located in Hammersmith, London. The building in which it is located obtains an edit suit, drawing facilities, computers, and line producing equipment. Productions include The World of Eric Carle (1993), T.R.A.N.S.I.T (1997) directed by Piet Kroon, A Christmas Carol - The Movie directed by Jimmy T Murakami, War Game directed by Dave Unwin and Little Princess series director Ed Foster. Three series of Little Princess were made for Channel 5's Milkshake slot in the UK, plus 2 half-hour specials. Illuminated Films also produced the animation special Prince Cinders (1993) and look after the rights for Father Christmas (1991).


Logo: A flash reveals a green background, where 11 letters arrange themselves and form the corporate logo of Illuminated Film Company, which consists of "ILLUMINATED" inside a green border with "FILM COMPANY" in spaced letters below. The logo is seen glowing on a black background.

FX/SFX: A combination of flash and CGI.

Music/Sounds: A sombre crescendo which contains flutes and violins. It starts off very quiet, then the flutes and violins start to play, as they slightly increase in loudness. The flutes then become more soft and the violins can be mostly heard, as one of the notes are held during the logo's screen time. A deep timpani roll plays in sync with the glowing.

Availability: Rare. Seen on the 2001 film Christmas Carol: The Movie. Also seen on The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories as well as Little Princess.

Scare Factor: Depends on the variant.

  • Normal: Low to high. The flash, the darkness, the animation, and the glowing are rather unfriendly, and the music is also very dark, ominous, and depressing. Thus, it doesn't help.
  • None if it's in-credit.