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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


(1961-1962)
Bagdasarian Film Corporation (1961, B&W)Bagdasarian Film Corporation (1961)

Nickname: "Bagdasarian Had a Farm!"

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.

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


1st Logo
(1981-1984)
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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
(1984-1989)
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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.

Variant:
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, but sometimes the Chipmunks are animated trying to hold up the logo.

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 plasters over the 1st logo on syndicated airings of the first season of Alvin and the Chipmunks 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
(1989-1995)
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Logo: Against a
pink/blue gradient background with many sparkles, the Chipmunks are seen holding up the word "BAGDASARIAN" in multiple colors (with Alvin standing on one foot). 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.

Variant: Sometimes, the copyright stamp is not shown.

FX/SFX: Same as the previous 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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