Atlantis Communications (Canada)

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Logo descriptions by Nicholas Aczel and Sean Beard
Logo captures by Eric S., V of Doom, Subzero917, and Shadeed A. Kelly
Editions by V of Doom and Eric S.
Video captures courtesy of Eric S. and Subzero917

1st Logo
(May 21, 1985-February 9, 1990)

Nicknames: "Sunburst", "The Atlantis Sunburst"

: The screen is divided with the top half black and the bottom half blue. A golden sun rises from under the blue. When it is halfway up the screen, the text "ATLANTIS" zooms out and flashes. The blue d
isappears and we are left with a black background with a sunburst in the middle and the "ATLANTIS" below it shining.

  • There is a variant that features "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" above the logo.
  • Another variant features the copyright stamp for "Atlantis Package One (or "Atlantis Package Two") Limited" below.
FX/SFX: The light effects. None for the "IAW" variant.

  • A six-note bell tune, followed by a horn fanfare.
  • On the final season of Airwolf, it used a dramatic drum rolled fanfare.
  • For the final season of The Twilight Zone (1985 series) and 110 Lombard Street, it's the finishing of the end-title theme.
Availability: Rare. The still version is seen on the final season of The Twilight Zone (1985 series) on Chiller and the short version was last seen on the final season of Airwolf on RTV. The long version can be found on a VHS of Destiny to Order.

Editor's Note
: None.

2nd Logo
(July 7, 1989-August 20, 1995)

Nicknames: "Sunburst II", "CGI Sunburst", "The Atlantis Sunburst II"

Logo: On a CGI sky above, sea below background, the familiar sunburst, now in CGI, rises from the sea. The text "ATLANTIS" zooms out and settles itself below the sunburst. A star shines on the "S" in "ATLANTIS".Atlantis

FX/SFX: The sunrise, the zooming "ATLANTIS". This logo is basically a souped-up version of its predecessor.

Music/Sounds: Either a calm synth jingle with a choir, or the ending theme of the show.

: Can be seen on The Outer Limits (1995 series)
on Chiller and local syndication. It also appeared on Ray Bradbury Theater (which is no longer on TV), and The Nickelodeon Wildside Show, which last aired on Noggin (now Nick Jr.) in early 2002, prior to that channel's demographic change.

Editor's Note
: None.

3rd Logo
(December 14, 1995-May 18, 1998)

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Nicknames: "Sunburst III", "CGI Sunburst II", "Laser Sunburst", "The Atlantis Sunburst III"

Logo: On a black background, two parallel golden laserlights draw a round curve across the screen. As we zoom out and turn up on their side, we notice at the focal points of the lower curve 5 laserlights, about an inch apart, draw lines connecting with the upper curve. There is a flash of light and we see the CGI sunburst with the text "ATLANTIS" below it on a dark marble background. Sometimes the company's website URL "" would appear under the logo.

: The sketching laserlights, the light flash. Awesome CGI abound.

Music/Sounds: Digitally synthesized whoosh sounds amongst a dreamy choir.

Availability: Seen on reruns of Earth: Final Conflict, The Outer Limits (1995 series), Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, and other shows produced during the period. Also appears on some made-for-TV movies, such as Night of the Twisters. It also appeared on the obscure Disney Channel series Flash Forward (not related to the 2009 ABC series).

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo

Nickname: "Chyron", "Folding Leteers"

Logo: On a black background, the silver text stack "ATLANTIS" folds onto the screen.
Alliance Atlantis - CLG Wiki
Later variant: This logo would later be used for the first logo for Alliance Atlantis.

The letters folding.

Music/Sounds: A nice soft orchestration tune.

Availability: Extinct. It was only seen on some episodes of The Outer Limits (1995 series).The DVD releases plaster this logo with the Alliance Atlantis logo.

Editor's Note: Since this was only seen on one show and the fact is hasn't been preserved on DVD (or maybe re-runs), this logo is basically lost media, or if it even exists.