Genius Products

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Background: Genius Products (also known as
"Genius Entertainment") was an entertainment company based in Santa Monica, which distributed material from The Weinstein Company, Classic Media (now "DreamWorks Classics"), Sesame Street, The Discovery Channel, and ESPN, among other companies. In 2005, it announced a joint venture with The Weinstein Company to distribute its films on video, which was fully transacted in July 2006. In 2009, Genius Products Investments acquired 60% of Genius Products, LLC, with TWC owning 15% and Genius Products, Inc., holding 25%. Later that year, Vivendi Entertainment (now "Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment") acquired the home video distribution rights, and sold the home video rights to Sesame Street to Warner Home Video. On September 15, 2009, TWC terminated its 70% stake in Genius Products.

1st Logo

Genius EntertainmentLogo: On a red curtain background, the words "genius entertainment" in white zoom-out and the dot of the "i" in "entertainment" flashes and three abstract sun-rays appear on top of it making the dot cot-out. Then the background changes to black and the company name fades out.

FX/SFX: The company name zooming out and the background changing color at the end.

Music/Sounds: A chime theme with a harp as the name zooms out.

Availability: Appears on early Weinstein/Dimension DVDs, including Scary Movie 4, Lucky Number Slevin, and Clerks II. Also shown on public domain DVD cartoons such as Popeye, Betty Boop and Friends, Superman (though Warner Bros. Entertainment owns the masters of the 1941 cartoons due to the fact that Superman is a trademark of DC Comics), Casper and Friends, Felix and Friends, and The New Three Stooges, among others. It was also seen on The Secret World Of Benjamin Bear DVD's.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo

Genius Products (2008)
Logo: We see golden lowercase "g" slowly panning around with some shades. The letter suddenly lights on, and we see it is inside a huge lamp. Otherletters appear to the right, with "genius" in red and "products" in white, every of them in 3D. The lamp disappears, but the reflection of "g" is seen at the background. The logo shines.


Music/Sounds: Light synth and the sound of turning on the lamp.

Availability: Can be seen on home entertainment releases, mainly from The Weinstein Company. Also appears on Line Rider 2: Unbound for Wii and Windows.

Editor's Note: None.