Carolco Television Productions

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Logo descriptions and captures by Bob Fish, Shadeed A. Kelly, Eric S., and Logophile

Background: Carolco Television Productions was the television production/distribution division of Carolco Pictures.

1st Logo
(April 14-December 18, 1986)

Nicknames: "C", "Flashing C"

Logo: Just the 1986 movie logo, without any television indicator whatsoever.

FX/SFX: Same as the 1986 logo.

Music/Sounds: The same orchestrated piece from the 1985 logo, composed by Jerry Goldsmith.

Availability: Rare. Seen on Rambo: The Force of Freedom.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd logo

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Nicknames: "C II", "Laser Light", "The Laser Light C"

Logo: We see the original 1988 logo formed, shining and zooming out as usual. Once completed, the words "TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS" fade under the logo.

  • On Shattered Dreams, the logo begins with the screen "A ROGER GIMBEL PRODUCTION FOR" in the same font as the company name, then it fades to the logo. In this case, the "TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS" is fully centered.
  • On the first season of The $100,000 Pyramid with John Davidson, there's in-credit text that reads:

In Association With

  • Another version just has "Television" below.

FX/SFX: The logo forming and letters appearing. None for the in-credit variant.

Music/Sounds: The last part of the 1988 Carolco Pictures fanfare or the closing theme of the movie.

Availability: Ultra rare for the animated logo. It was seen on Shattered Dreams (available on Amazon Instant Video and also VHS) and on the Turner Home Entertainment VHS of the TV movie Chernobyl: Final Warning. The in-credit version is extinct and was only seen on the first season The $100,000 Pyramid with John Davidson. Don't expect this on Dangerous Passion and Two-Fisted Tales; the beginning of both films use Carolco's 1988 theatrical logo. The version with "Television" is extinct and was seen at the end of a syndie print of Maid to Order, released by The Vista Organization, on an old Encore Love airing, and it also appeared on an old TNT airing of The Return of the Living Dead. You might see this on old television prints of other Hemdale films as well, including The Terminator.

Editor's Note: None.