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Logo captures by CuriousGeorge60, WileE2005 and EnormousRat
Editions by CuriousGeorge60 and WileE2005

Background: Humongous Entertainment was formed in 1992 by CEO Shelley Day and Creative Director Ron Gilbert. It became known for point-and-click adventure games intended for young children, such as the Putt-Putt series, the Fatty Bear
series, and the Pajama Sam, Freddi Fish and Spy Fox franchises. In July 1996, it was acquired by GT Interactive, which was later known as Infogrames, which was renamed again to Atari since 2003. In 2007, it was renamed to simply, "Humongous, Inc."


1st Logo
(1992-1993)
Humongous 1992Humongous Entertainment - CLG Wiki

Nicknames
: "He!
", "Humongous He," "He! Presents a Junior Adventure," "The Putt-Putt Logo"

Logo: On a dark purple background, in a yellow outlined rectangle, we see the then-current Humongous logo (a circle with a capital "H" above a lowercase "e" formed as an exclamation mark with "HUMONGOUS ENTERTAINMENT" written around the circle, all purple with yellow outlines), with "PRESENTS" at the bottom. After a few seconds, it dissolves to a second screen with a purple "HUMONGOUS ENTERTAINMENT" circle in a pink outlined rectangle. Inside the circle is a cartoon drawing of a rocket launching. The words "Junior Adventures" in a colorful kid-like font "wipe" onto the screen in the middle of the whole logo.

Trivia: The "He" logo resembles an exclamation mark "!" symbol.

Variant: Sometimes the dissolve is not seen; instead it simply cuts to the second screen. This was seen on Windows versions of the games this logo was used on.

FX/SFX: The "dissolve," and the wipe of the "Junior Adventures" text.

Music/Sounds: No music. Just a
weird cartoon voice chattering at high speed as "Junior Adventure" appears during the second screen.

Availability: Seen on the first three HE Junior Adventure games, including Putt-Putt Joins the Parade, Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise and Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon. The dissolve variant was seen on the original 1993 versions (for MS-DOS, the Macintosh operating system, and the 3DO platform.) The logo is preserved on the post-1995 reissues, but without the dissolve (later box artwork for Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon features the print version of the 3rd logo, but still features this logo.)

Scare Factor: None, the "Junior Adventure" screen and audio is considered rather funny.



2nd Logo
(1994-1996)
Humongous Entertainment (1996)Humongous Entertainment (1995)

Nicknames
: "He! II", "Humongous He II"

Logo: On a black (or white) background, in a purple outlined rectangle, we see the then-current Humongous logo (somewhat similar to the previous logo, but now completely purple
), with "A" at the top of the rectangle and "PRESENTATION" at the bottom.

Variants:
  • On some games, "PRESENTS" is below the logo.
  • On Let's Explore the Airport!, the airplane flies through the logo from the left.
  • On Let's Explore the Farm!, the cow appears walking in from the left. Then it moos at us as it stops.
FX/SFX: It's a still logo. Although there's animation in the Junior Field Trip games variants.

Music/Sounds: None except for the sound effects in the Junior Field Trip variants.

Availability: Seen on the original versions of the HE games of the time such as Freddi Fish: The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds and Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo.

Scare Factor: None.





3rd Logo
(1996-2002)

Humongous Entertainment (1996)Humongous Entertainment (1998)

Nicknames: "He! III", "Humongous He! III", "Better-Shading He!", "Better-Shading Humongous He!"

Logo: On a black background, we see the HE logo from before, but with better shading. Plus, "HUMONGOUS ENTERTAINMENT" is solid and in a different font this time and some outlines are gone.

Variants:
  • Starting in 1998, the website URL, "www.humongous.com" is seen below the logo.
  • On Pajama Sam: You Are What You Eat From Your Head To Your Feet (The PS1 port of Pajama Sam 3), the background is white. Plus, there is a black outline around it.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: A drum roll, then the same weird voice chattering at high speed from the first logo. On later games, only the drum roll is heard.

Availability: Seen on all HE games released between 1996 and 2002, including the Pajama Sam series, the Freddi Fish series, and the Backyard Sports series starting with Paj
ama Sam: No Need to Hide When it's Dark Outside and any Blue's Clues games made by Humongous Entertainment. It also plastered the second logo on later reissues of Freddi Fish 1 and Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo. The version with only the drum roll can be seen on Blue's Clues: Blue's Reading Time Activities.

Scare Factor: None, the logo is considered funny.



4th Logo
(2002-2007)
Humongous Entertainment (2004)Humongous Entertainment (1996-2003)
Left: The Nearly Finished Logo.
Right: The Finished Logo.

Nicknames: "Pajama Sam's Animation" "He! IV", "Humongous He! IV", "The Crayon Drawn-CGI Mix logo"

Logo: Against the light yellow-yellow gradient background, we see the small notepad with Pajama Sam's Hand on it. He opens the notepad and every page starts flipping very fast as we zoom into it, becoming a white background with page flipping effect. Then we see a black outline circle, which later turns into the crayon-drawn version of the HE logo (In it's similar style as before), bouncing up to the screen on a white background and into the front of the screen as the page flipping stops. Then it "pops" before it transforms into its regular style form as the background becomes black and the logo shines.

FX/SFX: The page flipping, the logo bouncing, transforming, and shining.

Music/Sounds: The page flipping at the beginning. Then some boing sounds and a pop (when it becomes CGI) followed by a high-pitched voice saying something like "Look out!".

Availability: Common. Can be seen on Humongous games through the era including Pajama Sam 4: Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff and the Backyard Sports series, as well as the new prints of old post-1994 Humongous classics.

Scare Factor: None.



5th Logo
(2007- )
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Logo: On a white background, we see the words "Humongous" in a modern-like font with an orange circle covering the "H".

Variants:
  • Sometimes, the background is black.
  • Sometimes, there's copyright information below the logo.

FX/SFX: None, at least on DS.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Currently in use.

Scare Factor: None.



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I have a game that has the second logo, if I can get it, I would post it up for you guys :)
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