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Background: Qintex Entertainment, Inc. was the American entertainment firm controlled by Australian broadcasting and resorts service Qintex, Ltd. The company was formed on April 11, 1988 with the merger of Hal Roach Studios and Robert Halmi, Inc. It had attempted to purchase MGM/UA Communications Co., which never came to fruition. Qintex Entertainment filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October 1989; they had owed MCA Inc. $5.95 million as part of a distribution deal, which they were unable to pay. The library was sold to RHI Entertainment in 1990 following a sale to the Halmi group with New Line Cinema.

(1988-1990)[]

Nicknames: "Fox or Genesis?", "Spotlights", "Q"

Logo: Against a black/dark grey gradient background, we see the words "A QINTEX PRODUCTION" in silver with searchlights moving. The text shines. Then the spotlights make the text disappear, revealing two pairs of searchlights move back and forth and wipe in a golden-yellow square with rounded corners (a la Genesis Entertainment) with a segmented red "Q" inside it. The Qintex logo zooms out and we see the same "A QINTEX PRODUCTION" text again, in silver, fades-in below.

Variants:

  • A later variant referred to the company as "QINTEX ENTERTAINMENT", written in a large silver font, replacing "A QINTEX PRODUCTION".
  • A distribution variant exists that has the text "DISTRIBUTED BY QINTEX ENTERTAINMENT" with "DISTRIBUTED BY" in small above the company name.
  • A opening version exists where "PRESENTS" replace the company name below the text.
  • A later opening version exists where "QINTEX ENTERTAINMENT" with "PRESENTS" in small below the text, replacing "A QINTEX PRODUCTION".
  • A short version exists, starting with the company name appearing below the "Q".
  • On later episodes of T and T, the 1985 Nelvana logo flips around to reveal this logo.

FX/SFX: The searchlights.

Music/Sounds: A synth humming theme with laser zaps at the beginning. Part of this is actually made up of a preset off the Roland D-50 synthesizer, called "Soundtrack".

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • A short version features the last half of the logo theme.
  • There was a variant with a male voice-over saying "A Qintex Production" (pronouncing it "quin-tex").
  • On later episodes of T and T, the theme would finish over the logo before the synth humming kicked in.
  • On RollergamesBarnum and some episodes of T and T, the closing theme plays over the logo.

Availability: Extremely rare.

  • It was seen on syndicated episodes of The New Leave it to Beaver and colorized reruns of McHale's Navy and it was also seen on Kids Incorporated.
  • On home media and recent airings of the mini-series Lonesome Dove, the logo is plastered by the RHI Entertainment logo leaving the music intact.
  • The T and T variant was last seen when reran on Canadian cable network Showcase in the 2000s; the current prints (as seen on the YTV Direct YouTube channel) have it replaced by the 2004 Nelvana logo, although the episode "Thicker Than Water" still leaves this logo intact.
  • It was also spotted on the 1988 CEL Video colorized release of Santa Fe Trail.
  • It also appears at the beginning and end of Tubi's print of Bridesmaids.
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