Fireworks Entertainment (Canada)

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: Fireworks Entertainment was a Canadian television company founded by Jay Firestone. In May 1998, it was acquired by CanWest, which led to the formation of the film production asset "Fireworks Pictures". In 2005 CanWest sold the company to British ContentFilm. Fireworks followed the parent company re-branding, and folded into Content Television on March 14, 2011.

1st Logo
(October 22, 1995-May 25, 1998)

Nickname: "The Fireworks"

Logo: On a dark blue background, a white sparkle curves upwards to the middle right of the screen, producing a trail behind it. The screen then lightly flashes white, causing the text "FIREWORDS ENTERTAINMENT INC" to appear below in two lines, all spaced out and flashing for each letter. Above it, several bursts of white light appear briefly while sparkles and white trails emerge from the sparkle's stopping point. They eventually grow into several multicolored stars at different positions and rotations, with each connected to the trails behind them, and the sparkles and bursts stop.

Variant: A copyright notice from Winterset Productions is sometimes seen above the company name.

FX/SFX: The fireworks.

Music/Sounds: The sound of fireworks exploding and some applause. Other shows may have the ending theme of the show.

Availability: Was seen on the first season of La Femme Nikita.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
(January 4, 1998-April 6, 2011)

Nicknames: "Fireworks in Space", "Fireworks at Night"

Logo: In space, a burst of light appears and several stars and sparks emerge from it, forming the same logo as before but in navy blue. Below, "F I R E W O R K S" fades in below, along with the byline "A CANWEST COMPANY" and a line to seperate them. The logo slowly zooms in.

  • A long version exists. It starts with a boy sitting on the house roof with the blue clouds moving and far sunset. Then fireworks start in faraway, and we zoom into the action, as seen in the short version. There are no stars and the color is deep gold.
  • Another version has mountains in the background and PICTURES added to FIREWORKS. It is seen on many trailers for Fireworks-produced movies.
  • Sometimes, the logo has no byline and the text is in 3D Helvetica.
  • In 2005, Fireworks was sold to ContentFilm and renamed "Fireworks International", changing to the corresponding byline.
FX/SFX: The stars bursting.

Music/Sounds: A combination of a rising whistle, a spark burst, and a explosion, or the show's ending theme.

Availability: Currently seen on some episodes of Even Stevens on Disney Channel's Disney Replay block. Also appeared on 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd and Caitlin's Way on The N (now TeenNick), the first 2 seasons of Republic of Doyle in U.S. syndication, the 1998-2001 seasons of La Femme Nikita, and Mutant X among others. The long version appeared on movies like Interstate 60, Hardball, American Rhapsody, Rat Race, and Coronado. After 2005, it's rarely seen on some movies released by ContentFilm. Also seen on some international prints on Pensacola: Wings of Gold.

Editor's Note: None.