Créativité & Développement (France)

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Logo descriptions by MegaAveron25 and MylesMoss1996
Logo captures by Eric S. and Pygmalion X
Video capture courtesy of Eric S., and Pepsi9072

: Créativité & Développement (C&D) was a French animation production company founded by Jean Chalopin in 1987 after he left DiC Enterprises. In 1996, Jean Chalopin sold his company to Saban International Paris.

1st Logo

Nickname: "C&D"

: On a white background, a spring g
reen/deep pink lightning bolt-shaped paint streak wipes in, while a gray egg shape with a pointy top and a vertical line in the middle draws and splits open, revealing a thin gray ampersand and forming a stylized "C&D". While it happens, the words "CRÉATIVITÉ" and "ET DÉVELOPPEMENT", slide below in from the left and the right, respectively, while the sponsor logos "Kid O'K7" and "Planète magique", coming out from the C and the D, respectively, switch places around and into the bottom of the screenwhile the logo zooms out a bit to the top to make the place for the "Kid O'K7" and "Planète magique" logos.

: Here is some information regarding the two sponsors featured on here.
  • Not much is known regarding Kid O'K7, but it was supposedly a French video label owned by Jean Chalopin that issued some videos in the late 80s.
  • Planète magique was a short-lived attempt at a futuristic, youth-oriented entertainment center with many games and state-of-the-art technologies. It was highly expensive to run, and major design flaws prevented it from launching smoothly; as a result, it only lasted nineteen months before bankruptcy forced its closure.

: All of the animation.

: A weird 5-note synth jingle.

: Extremely rare. It is unknown what shows used this logo, and not helping matters is that on online prints of their output from this period, it usually cuts off before the logos or ends without any.

Editor's Note: None

2nd Logo

Nickname: "C&D II"

Logo: On a white-grey background, we see the lightning bolt from the previous logo as a color-less and transparent shape, which then gets filled with blue-green and dark pink colors. The bolt then zooms out, as we see the stylized "C&D" from the previous logo and the "CRÉATIVITÉ & DEVELOPPEMENT" text in the same font as before (although both are now in black) wiping in, and then fade in after they are entirely formed.

  • A longer version has the shape first wiped in then the colors being filled in as normal.
  • An earlier version of the logo had the bolt in the last logo's colors.

FX/SFX: The bolt getting color-filled and zooming out, the text and "C&D" wiping and fading in.

Music/Sounds: A long whoosh sound, then an ascending piano.

Availability: Uncommon. Can be seen on shows like Littlest Pet Shop (the 1995 version). It was also seen on the short-lived show, Happy Ness: Secret of the Loch, aired in syndication. The logo was also seen on international prints ofConan the Adventurer.

Editor's Note: None