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Background: Kultur is a home media company that distributes and produces history, theater, and other genres.

1984-2006[]

Nickname: "Unkultured"

Logo: An off-center image of a stave/staff with a federal blue treble clef that has a conductor-like figure in it fades in, on a white background, with the word "KULTUR" in a light ITC Benguiat font on the bottom space in the same color as the clef. Then, with a lateral zooming effect synchronized with the music, the spaces each become filled with color from top to bottom, first blue, then green, red and yellow. When this is done, the finished image "swings" to the left like a door, then to the right in a sort of "echo." Then, it comes down toward us in an angle reminiscent of the Star Wars opening text; this repeats twice, trimmed to sync with the music. After this the image is "stretched" and pulled from the center toward us to the right, then is also seen moving back to the left, like a conveyor belt; then the whole thing collapses briefly and re-inflates, while being turned back to face us as at the beginning. Finally it leans back slowly, then is stretched and pulled down toward us and fades out.

FX/SFX: Computer graphics.

Music/Sounds: An oversaturated recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 "Fate".

Availability: Seen on VHS releases of the era.

Editor's Note: None.

1997-present[]

Logo: On a black background, a topside of a optical disc fades in. We pan down the disc and four discs appear below it. The sides of the discs are colored in blue, green, red and yellow. They keep moving as the staff from the previous logo flies down along with the letters of the word "KULTUR", but now in a more bolder font. The discs merge together and form the Kultur logo. A lens flare appears beneath the logo, as the DVD logo zooms in.

FX/SFX: CGI.

Music/Sounds: A deep synth drone with a zooming sound followed by a short extract from Beethoven's Symphony from the previous logo.

Availability: Uncommon, can be seen on classical music and art DVDs from 2002-04, like Ballet Class: Intermediate & Advanced. The print wordmark is seen on later printings of the BBC animated special The Cunning Little Vixen and both volumes of Oscar's Orchestra.

Editor's Note: None.

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