Closing Logo Group

Background: As part of Seagram's buy-out of MCA in 1995, the latter company's president, Sidney Sheinberg, along with his two sons, Jon and Bill, started a Seagram-financed production company called The Bubble Factory as part of Seagram's buy-out of MCA in 1995. It did not use a logo until 1996 when Flipper was released. Two years later, the company was divorced from its MCA parent-company Universal Pictures (now a division of NBCUniversal), in the wake of a string of box-office failures. The company now releases films very sporadically.

(May 17, 1996-)[]


Logo: On a background of moving clouds, we see a picture of a large quirky-looking building with a pipe sticking out of the roof, sitting on a grass plain. Bubbles flow put of the pipe and crowd the screen. Behind the factory is is a large yellow circle, which has the words (outlined in white):


Trivia: The Nostalgia Critic lampooned this logo in a skit from his review of A Simple Wish. In the skit, he plays the executive at a literal bubble factory (mentioning how Build-a-Bear Workshop had great success in financing Terminator 2: Judgement Day) who chooses to finance a "Mara Wilson fairytale" instead of a "movie about the sinking of the titanic".

Variant: In Bad Girls from Valley High, the screen flashes into a negative for a second at one point.

FX/SFX: The cloud background and the bubbles.

Music/Sounds: An lighthearted horn-and-chime theme. If you listen very closely, you can hear the sound of the bubbling when the bubbles are flowing out of the pipe.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • In rare cases, the opening theme of the movie is heard.
  • On some films, the theme is re-orchestrated.
  • That Old Feeling used a jazzy rendition of the jingle.
  • The BGfVH variant has the bubbles sounds and the thundering sound when the screen flashes.

Availability: Seen on films from the company, such as The Pest, A Simple Wish, McHale's Navy, For Richer or Poorer, Flipper (the first movie with this logo), and Slappy and the Stinkers, among others. Most recently, this logo was seen on Made in Brooklyn, Creature and What Lola Wants.