Don Bluth Entertainment

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Logo descriptions by Gabriel Katikos
Video capture courtesy of MichaelRetro Strum

Background: Sullivan Bluth Studios was a highly successful animation studio which was formed in 1985
by Disney expatriates Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and John Pomeroy in conjunction with businessman Morris Sullivan. A successor to the former three's previous studios Don Bluth Productions (producers of the short film Banjo the Woodpile Cat and the feature film The Secret of NIMH) and Bluth Group (producers of the popular Dragon's Lair and Space Ace video games), it was later located to Dublin, Ireland in the late 1980s. In 1992, the studio declared bankruptcy and was renamed to Don Bluth Entertainment. After the release of the company's last film, The Pebble and the Penguin, in 1995, the studio closed down its doors. Bluth and Goldman went on to form Fox Animation Studios a year earlier while Pomeroy eventually returned to Disney.

NOTE: The company did not use a logo until 1986.

1st Logo
(November 21, 1986-August 2, 1991)
<a class="external" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img align="bottom" alt="Sullivan Bluth Studios/Don Bluth Entertainment - CLG Wiki" height="177" src="" title="Sullivan Bluth Studios/Don Bluth Entertainment - CLG Wiki" width="277"/><img align="bottom" alt="Sullivan Studios, Inc. (1986)" height="176" src="" title="Sullivan Studios, Inc. (1986)" width="257"/></a><img align="bottom" alt="Sullivan Bluth (1988)" height="175" src="" title="Sullivan Bluth (1988)" width="234"/><img align="bottom" alt="Sullivan Bluth (1991)" height="173" src="" title="Sullivan Bluth (1991)" width="220"/>
Nickname: "The Leaf"

Logo: On a red water background, we see a golden leaf floating down from the top of the screen. When the leaf gets to a comfortable distance, it stops, making a few ripples appear, which leave sparks as they do so. As this is
happening, the leaf and ripples disappear, while the sparks form the text "a Don Bluth film", in gold and in a cursive font. Then it fades out, and one of these phrases would appear:
  • Produced by SULLIVAN STUDIOS, INC. (only seen on An American Tail)
  • Produced by SULLIVAN BLUTH STUDIOS (only seen on The Land Before Time)
  • Produced by SULLIVAN BLUTH STUDIOS IRELAND Ltd. (seen on All Dogs Go to Heaven and Rock-a-Doodle)

FX/SFX: The leaf floating down, the ripples, the sparks forming "a Don Bluth film".

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the movie.

Availability: Uncommon; can be seen on the films mentioned above. For some odd reason, it does not appear on MGM's 2005 DVD release of Rock-a-Doodle, as well as on MGM's digital download print of said film.

2nd Logo
(March 30-October 7, 1994)
<img align="bottom" alt="Don Bluth Limited (1994 A)" height="196" src="" title="Don Bluth Limited (1994 A)" width="361"/><img align="bottom" alt="Don Bluth Limited (1994 B)" height="200" src="" title="Don Bluth Limited (1994 B)" width="358"/>
  • Thumbelina: On a black background, Thumbelina runs across the screen, leaving behind the yellow words "a DON BLUTH presentation". A few seconds later, Prince Cornelius, on his bumblebee, flies across the words and they vanish.
  • A Troll in Central Park: At the end of the credits, an image of Stanley appears. His green thumb lights up, and the words "A Don Bluth Presentation" appear, then they vanish.

FX/SFX: Each variation is animated.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the movie.

Availability: Can be seen at the end of Thumbelina and A Troll in Central Park.