Closing Logo Group

Background: Phoenix Entertainment Group was a television production company founded in July 1985 by Gerald W. Abrams, the father of J.J. Abrams. When Phoenix Entertainment was purchased by Hearst Entertainment in 1989, he merged it with King Features' movie division, reincorporating it as "King Phoenix Entertainment", until it was folded into Hearst in 1990.

(May 18, 1986-May 22, 1990)

Nickname: "The Cursive P (with a Crown)"

Logo: On a black background. a orange light glows at the bottom-left of screen. From the glow, a white-orange streak swoops up and curves around clockwise forming a giant cursive "P". The words "PHOENIX ENTERTAINMENT GROUP" appear on the bottom of the "P" in a condensed font.

Variant: A warp-speed variant exists that has the animation sped-up.

Later Variant: From 1989-90, the text was changed to "KING PHOENIX ENTERTAINMENT". There is an orange crown next to the word "KING". Also, the cursive "P" is in a pinkish color and there's an orange tip on the cursive "P" until it disappears as "KING PHOENIX ENTERTAINMENT" and the orange crown appears in.

FX/SFX: The glow, and the curve swooshing.

Music/Sounds: Synth beeps, with a whoosh when the "P" forms.

Music/Sounds Variant:

  • Sometimes, a synthesized "ding" is added when the text appears.
  • Sometimes, the closing theme ends over it.
  • Sometimes, it is silent.

Availability: Appears on a few TV movies, usually followed by the Hearst Entertainment logo. It last appeared on a WGN America airing of A Hobo's Christmas. The King Phoenix variant was seen on the 1990 TV movies Challenger and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It's also seen on the 1986 TV movie Brotherhood of Justice.