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Logo descriptions by mr3urious, LogosForTheWin, and MegaAveron25 Video capture courtesy of I am Arcade

Background

Shout! Factory is an American multimedia company formed in 2003 by Garson Foos, formely of Rhino Entertainment. The company is best-known for its highly-regarded Collector's Edition Blu-Rays and complete-series box sets of classic TV shows.

1st Logo
(2003-June 2014)

Logo: We see a jittery TV screen with bluish static and a film countdown leaderboard on it. The Shout! Factory logo (consisting of five unevenly-arranged rectangles alternating between red and black colors in a pattern with an exclamation point at the end, with "SHOUT" displayed on each rectangle letter-by-letter with the exclamation point at the end and "FACTORY" is shown below it in between two horizontal lines) comes into focus, flashing a bit. As the leaderboard finishes the static remains, and then fades away after a couple of seconds. The logo tilts a bit before fading out. 

Variants:

  • Some feature film releases features the logo in widescreen (actually non-anamorphic widescreen, as it's rather cheaply horizontally stretched.)
  • On the last releases with this logo, an alternate variant was used. Here, the leaderboard stays in the same place, is green, and the blocks that make up "SHOUT!" zoom towards the camera one by one.
  • On Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man, the logo fades in from the end of the credits.

FX/SFX: The static, leaderboards, and logo focusing.

Music/Sounds: A film projector running combined with static, electric buzzing, and a VID-like whirring sound.

Music/Sounds Variant: There is also a higher-pitched variant of the logo music.

Availability: Common. Seen on DVDs released from the company, mostly classic TV shows and films. Also appears on Blu-rays, but it's in DVD quality.

2nd Logo
(Summer 2014- )

Nicknames: "Red and Black Bars II", "The Other Bars of Boredom"

Logo: On a white background, 2 bars with the word "FACTORY" slides in. As it settles, 3 red bars and 2 black bars, all unevenly arranged, rise up from the bar and "SHOUT" appears on the bars one by one. A exclamation point flies in and sticks to the last bar. All this happens at a very fast pace.

Variant: On the 2015 DVD reissue of UHF, the logo is zoomed in.

FX/SFX: The letters animating.

Music/Sounds: A distant explosion sound followed by a series of short swooshes.

Availability: Current. Seen on newer Shout! Factory releases, such as The Battery and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks. It also appeared on the 2017 revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000. This can also be seen on Shout! Factory's YouTube channel, prefacing video clips of their products.

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