Prism Leisure Corporation (UK)

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Editions by V of Doom

Background: Prism Leisure Corporation was a distribution company that focused on music, DVDs, VHS tapes, and even video and board games. Formed in 1980, the company went into administration in 2007 and was sold to FremantleMedia in 2010.

1st Logo
(Early 1980s-Late 1990s)
<img align="bottom" alt="Prism Leisure Video" height="184" src="" title="Prism Leisure Video" width="240"/><iframe frameborder="0" height="183" src="" width="244"></iframe>

Logo: We fade on a textured blue cel-shaded floor. Then, a white triangle slides in as the camera shifts from an overhead view to a standing view, as yellow, orange (or yellow; it's really hard to tell with the poor quality), red and green trapezoids fly one-by-one each next to the triangle, forming a prism. The logo sits for a view moments before the text "PRISM LEISURE VIDEO", stacked and flashing colors, spins onto the screen.

: Cel-shaded animation.

Music/Sounds: A trumpet fanfare combined with humming synths, which may be taken from a stock music library.

Availability: Seen on Prism Leisure tapes from the time.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
(Late 1990s-2003)
<img align="bottom" alt="Prism Leisure" height="204" src="" title="Prism Leisure" width="275"/><iframe frameborder="0" height="207" src="" width="368"></iframe>

Logo: On a black background, a crystal "I" spins around as it flashes the colors of the rainbow. Then, "PR" and "SM", also crystallized, slide in next to "I", forming "PRISM". "LEISURE" fades in underneath in a different font.

FX/SFX: The "I" spinning, and the other letters appearing. The animation is much better than the previous logo.

: An ascending synth noise combined with sparkles, ending in a calm piano theme.

: Seen on releases from the time.

Editor's Note: The animation is much better than the previous logo and the piano theme is relaxing, but it can scare some due to its darkness and loud synths (although the sparkles does provide feelings of tranquility).

3rd Logo
<img align="bottom" alt="Prism Leisure Corporation, Plc." height="185" src="" title="Prism Leisure Corporation, Plc." width="243"/><iframe frameborder="0" height="186" src="" width="247"></iframe>

Nickname: "The Exploding Prism"

Logo: On a space background, an explosion that brings forth a spinning prism occurs. The letters of "PRISM", in shiny silver, fly out one-by-one as "LEISURE", also curved and in silver, zooms out underneath "PRISM". A spark then draws a rainbow around the prism that is cut off by the text. The words "CORPORATION, PLC." shoot out at the bottom of the logo, and the prism stops spinning at this point.

FX/SFX: The explosion, the words appearing, and the spinning of the prism.

Music/Sounds: A droning synth is heard throughout the logo. A sustained boom sound is heard at the prism's grand appearance, whooshes and whirs are heard as the words appear, and sparkling is heard as the rainbow is drawn.

Availability: Seen on DVD and VHS releases from the company during the time.

Editor's Note: None.