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Background: Bagdasarian Productions is a production company which holds the rights to Alvin and the Chipmunks and related intellectual property assets. It is owned and operated by Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman. It is the successor to Bagdasarian Film Corporation, which was owned and founded by the late Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise creator and renaissance man Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. (also known as David Seville).

Bagdasarian Film Corporation

Bagdasarian Film Corporation (1961, B&W)Bagdasarian Film Corporation (1961)

Nickname: "Bagdasarian Had a Farm!", "B-A-G, D-A-S, A-R-I-A-N!"

Logo: We see a black rectangle against a red background. The words "A PRESENTATION OF" (in white) are seen above it. Then the letters "
Bagdasarian" appear one-by-one in rainbow colors with a purple dot above the "i" to the beat of the music. The words "FILM CORPORATION" appear below it (also in white).

Variant: A earlier variant of this logo is in Black and White.

FX/SFX: The letters appearing.

Music/Sounds: A fanfare sounding similar to "Old MacDonald" that plays to the beat of the letters appearing.

Availability: Extremely rare. Seen only on the short-lived cartoon The Alvin Show. It appears on the current DVD release The Alvin Show! after each of the three episodes contained on the disc. It was also seen on the 1990s Alvin and the Chipmunks Sing-Alongs VHS releases from Buena Vista Home Video.

Scare Factor: None to minimal. It's a favorite of many.

Bagdasarian Productions

1st Logo
Bagdasarian Productions (1981)Bagdasarian Productions (1983)Bagdasarian Productions (I ♥ The Chipmunks: Valentine Special)

Logo: Only the superimposed text that said "BAGDASARIAN PRODUCTIONS" or "Produced in association with BAGDASARIAN PRODUCTIONS" to blend in with the closing credits.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Rare. It was seen on the first season of Alvin and the Chipmunks, the 1981 Christmas television special A Chipmunk Christmas and the 1984 Valentine's Day television special The Chipmunks Valentine Special. The DVD of the show and the mentioned specials preserves this logo, however. This was plastered with the 2nd logo on syndicated airings of Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Logo
Bagdasarian Productions (1983)Bagdasarian Productions (1983)Bagdasarian Productions (1987)Bagdasarian Productions (1988)
Bagdasarian Productions (1980s)(1) The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)(2) The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)

Logo: Against a pink/yellow gradient background, we see Alvin, Simon and Theodore try to hold up the word "BAGDASARIAN" in silver "bubble" letters (Alvin, standing in the center, is only using one hand, and Theodore and Simon are trying their hardest to hold it up) as they stand on "PRODUCTIONS", also written in the same font. Over them is "PRODUCED BY" (or "PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH" from 1984-1987) in black. In the early years, the background is colored light cream. In the later years, a copyright stamp appears in black or white.

After the closing credits of The Chipmunk Adventure, a still version of this logo slowly fades in. It is the same as above, except for the background, which is colored royal blue. However, there is a continuation to the copyright credits: the logo remains on screen for eight seconds, then the entire logo dims, causing the logo to turn to black and the background dark blue, then the logo dims even more, causing the background to turn black.

FX/SFX: None, in most cases.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo.

Availability: Currently seen on Alvin and the Chipmunks on Teletoon Retro in Canada. The early variant can be still seen on The Alvinnn!!! Edition DVD box set from Paramount Home Entertainment. It also plastered over the 1st logo on syndicated airings of the first season of Alvin and the Chipmunks when it was rerun on Cartoon Network and Boomerang. It was last seen in the US when Cartoon Network reran said show in the early 2000's.

Scare Factor: None to low, as this precedes the Ruby-Spears or DiC logo.

3rd Logo
Bagdasarian Productions (1989)Bagdasarian Productions (1991)

Logo: Against a
pink/blue gradient background with many sparkles, the Chipmunks are seen holding up the word "BAGDASARIAN" in multiple colors. They are standing on the word "PRODUCTIONS" (in purple). Both words are written in two different fonts. A blue copyright stamp is written in the bottom left corner. The third "A" in the name loosens and starts to fall, so Alvin swings up his left foot to hold it back up in place. The Chipmunks then grin sheepishly at us as the logo "shines."

Variant: Sometimes, the copyright stamp is not shown.

FX/SFX: All the animation in the logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logos.

Availability: Seen only on later episodes of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Still seen on the current Paramount DVD releases of The Chipmunks Go to the Movies.

Scare Factor: None.

4th Logo
(2011)Bagdasarian Productions (2011)

Logo: On a black background is a frame involving the 1961 version of Alvin holding a harmonica in his hand while there's black silhouetted people behind him. Underneath him is the black text "bagdasarian productions".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Silent.

Availability: Was used on the game Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked for the Wii.

Scare Factor: None.

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guillermoamartinez El video original del inicio/final ya esta disponible en Youtube 12 Oct 29 2010, 6:49 AM EDT by ComedyCentralLover3
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Como siempre, utilicen el Google Translator para traducir el texto de español/ingles.

Ya postee en Youtube del vídeo original con la nueva capturadora los dos fragmentos en 640x480, en dias el fotograma del crédito de inicio en CLG. Echen un vistazo al vídeo para ver el efecto terrible que tiene en el final.

Para el usuario que (accidentalmente?) elimino mi crédito: Este es el vídeo original donde capture las imágenes, obviamente del VHS directo a DVD, los nuevos vídeos pasan por la capturadora. No hay que olvidar citar las fuentes que el texto originalmente fue en español. Gracias por su atención.
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D'Snowth The Logos... 0 Aug 30 2010, 7:40 AM EDT by D'Snowth
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I think this page could use a bit of a look-over, epsecially as far as the 2nd and 3rd logos are concerned...

The 2nd logo could really be divided into two separate logos itself... the first of them (with the cream-colored background) was designed by Cornelius "Corny" Cole, and was used for the original broadcasts of Alvin and The Chipmunks from 1984 to 1987, and was revived for DVD releases of certain episodes during that period, but was never seen in syndication and reruns. The second of them is the pink and yellow gradient logo designed by Sandra Berez (who updated the character designs by the late 80s), this one is rather common, as it was reused for pretty much all of the 65 (out of 104) episodes that were syndicated in reruns - the first 54 episodes used an edited version with a black "PRODUCED BY" or "PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH" tag at the top, while the remaining 11 syndicated episodes used their original proper variants (with the copyright notices at the bottom), as well as DVD releases of episodes produced during that time. Both of these logos are still.

The 3rd logo is actually an animated logo - it features Simon, Alvin and Theodore standing on "PRODUCTIONS", trying to act naturally, until the third A in the logo wiggles and falls loose, but Alvin catches it with his foot, and props back into place, while they smile nervously for the rest of the logo; there's also a shine across the logo, similar to the shine across the V of Steel logo. As for copyright notices, there's a different version than the standard blue one, this one is in white, and takes up most of the bottom of the screen regarding the trademarks of the characters and such, rather than the simple "(c) 1990 Bagdasarian Prod."
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logoboy95 The 1984-1987 Bagdasarian Productions logo 0 Apr 16 2009, 4:02 PM EDT by logoboy95
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The 1984-1987 Bagdasarian Productions logo was still seen on the "Alvinnn!!! Edition" DVD box set released by Paramount Home Entertainment.
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