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Written by Royger Short

Background: Sunburst Communications is a software and educational video company, formed in 1974. It was purchased by Houghton Mifflin in 1999 before becoming independent again a few years later.

1st Logo
(Early 1980s-Early 1990s)

Nickname: "The Abstract Sun"

Logo: We see a sun rise up during sunrise and when it's in place, the rays from the sun shine and fade into a white abstract-sun symbol on a black background. The logo zooms up a little bit and the words:


in white, fade it below.

FX/SFX: The live-action sunrise.

Music/Sounds: A triumphant synth theme.

Availablity: Rare. Can be seen on some of the company's movies on Discovery Education. However, it's rather hard to come by.

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Logo
(Early 1990s-1996)

Nickname: "The Swirly Sun"

Logo: On a black background, we see a red, spiral sun symbol rise up the bottom while below, the word "SUNBURST" in a Comic Sans-like font spell out one-by-one and after that the word "COMMUNICATIONS" fades in below.

FX/SFX: The logo appearing.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availablity: Rarer than the previous logo. Once again, seen on some of the company's films on Discovery Education, but not nearly as much.

Scare Factor: None.

3rd Logo
(1996-Early 2000s)

Logo: TBA

Variants: TBA


Music/Sounds: A synth horn note and 3 fast chimes. Sometimes none.

Availablity: Common. Can be seen on software games from the company, such as Type to Learn 3 and

Scare Factor: None.

4th Logo
(Late 2000s-)



: Same as the last logo.

: Uncommon. Can be found on later games and DVDs from the company.

Scare Factor: Same as the last logo.

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