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1st Logo
(September 4,1984-December 23, 1986)


Logo: On a blue background, the original logo for Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends can be seen. The logo consists of a Picture of Thomas with a puff of smoke that displays the show's name, in front of an oval that resembles a railway numberThe Britt Allcroft Company (1984, no byline) plate. On the oval it reads "Britt Allcroft Limited 1983". Above the symbol reads the text "For Britt Alcroft Limited" (This logo was always preceded by the Clearwater Features logo, meaning the full sentence is "A Clearwater Features production for Britt Allcroft Limited") in Rockwell. A copyright date appears below.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: Was used alongside the Clearwater Features logo on TV Broadcasts of Series 1 and 2 Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends during the 80's, and can be found on Guild Home Video, Screen Legends, Pickwick Video, and early Video Collection VHS releases of the show. All VHS and DVD releases of the show's first two seasons have used the second logo since 1991, with early re-releases plastering the Clearwater Features logo with a shot of Thomas from the episode Saved From Scrap, which listed the show's producers.

Scare Factor: None to low.




2nd Logo
(1989-2000)
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Nickname: “The Cursive Britt”

Logo: On a
shady lavender background, a light apricot-piggy pink gradient line forms the word “Britt” in an odd cursive font. “BRITT ALLCROFT PRESENTS”in a white Gill Sans font fades in below the name (just touching the bottom), and it shines.

Variants:
  • There’s a variant that reads “A BRITT ALLCROFT PRODUCTION” at the end of many of the company’s shows, sometimes with copyright info below.
  • On some occasions, the copyright info is eliminated in favor of the slogan, "ENTERTAINMENT TO GROW UP WITH" in a white Times New Roman font fading in below.
  • On the early UK tapes for the third series of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1991-1992), the notice "A Britt Allcroft production in association with Fuji Television Network, Inc." is shown on the logo's regular background, written in the then-corporate Thomas & Friends typeface (Rockwell condensed bold). After this message is displayed, it cuts to a different version of the logo, where the symbol, still fully animated, is smaller and in the bottom-right corner of the screen. In the centre of the screen is the copyright date.
  • On earlier airings and VHS tapes of Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie, the logo is on a black background. a copyright date crediting a company called "Quality Family Entertainment Ltd.". The Britt Allcroft symbol plays in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, similar to how it plays in the third variant.
  • On some airings of Mumfie on Nick Jr., the logo is abridged.

FX/SFX: The writing of “Britt”, the text shining.

Cheesy Factor: The animation looks way too simple.

Music/Sounds: A happy-sounding flageolet/glockenspiel/synthesizer solo, which would later serve as the opening notes for the “Island Song”. The end version from Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends usually has the end theme of the show playing over it. For music videos from the show, the ident is silent.


Music/Sounds Variant: On BMG Video prints of Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie, the first variant of the logo plays the music.

Availability
: Can be seen on Video Collection/Strand Home Video, Video Treasures, and Anchor Bay releases of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends. The "Classic Collection" releases of the show also use this logo. Also showed up on Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales on PBS, as well as Fox Family episodes of Mumfie and Storytime with Thomas. Season 1-5 episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends on PBS Kids Sprout also have this as well.

Scare Factor: Low. The odd-looking “Britt” and the music may startle some, but this is mostly family-friendly.



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Luigi2346 logos 1 Feb 21 2009, 10:33 AM EST by MikeLogos
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I have these on some of my Thomas videos, but some of my tapes don't have this logo at the end.
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