Full Moon Entertainment

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Logo descriptions by WizardDuck and CuriousGeorge60
Logo captures by BudTheChud1989, Donut Smasher and mr3urious
Editions by CuriousGeorge60 and BudTheChud1989
Video captures courtesy of Maxtaro93, undyingSinEdd and EnormousRat

Background: Full Moon Entertainment was a movie production company founded by Charles Band after he shut down his previous company, Empire Pictures. Band later changed the company's name to Shadow Entertainment, at the end of 2002. However, it returned in 2005 as "Full Moon Features". Full Moon movies were originally distributed onto video by Paramount until 1994.

1st Logo
(September 1990-February 16, 1994)

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Nickname: "Dark Moon"

Logo: On a black background, we see the moon rising from the bottom until it gets to the center. The black clouds fade in on it, and the moon fades to a plain blue circle. The words, "FULL MOON" with "ENTERTAINMENT" below in yellow with a white line in between, fade in below.

FX/SFX: The moon rising, the fading in of the clouds and name.

Music/Sounds: A choir, which is accompanied by a trumpet, then a "whoosh" with wind chimes heralding the company name. The theme is composed by Richard Band. Sometimes, the movie's opening theme is heard. A full-length version of this music can be found on the soundtrack for The Arrival (1991).

Availability: Appears on Puppet Master II-III, Trancers II-III, Crash and Burn, Bad Channels, Arcade (Original CGI Version only), Seedpeople, Demonic Toys, Netherworld, Doctor Mordrid, The Pit and the Pendulum, Robot Wars (Screener VHS only), Subspecies, and Dollman, among others. Crash and Burn (1990) was the first movie to have this logo. Though Puppet Master 4, Dollman vs. Demonic Toys and Subspecies 3, among possible others use the next logo, this logo can be seen on their respective trailers. It also makes strange appearances on Screener VHS releases of Mandroid and Bloodlust: Subspecies III, despite that other copies use the next logo.

2nd Logo
(August 18, 1993-October 22, 2002)

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Nickname: "Dark Moon II"

Logo: We see a night sky with hills below. The moon (now a different version from last time) rises from behind the hills. The clouds from last time drift to cover the moon. The screen fades to a black background with the Full Moon logo, already formed and surrounded by a red or white box ("ENTERTAINMENT" (1993-1995), "PICTURES" (1995-2002), or "RELEASING" (Late 1990s-2002) is in its own section of the box).

Variant: There is a variant in which "RELEASING" replaces "PICTURES" or "ENTERTAINMENT", and the logo is still. The very last half of the music from the 1st logo (the wind chime sounds) play here.

: The moon rising from the hills, and the other animation. The moon's animation has improved here.

Music/Sounds: Same as before.

Availability: Can be seen on Oblivion 1-2, Mandroid (its debut), Invisible, Puppet Master 4-5, Shrunken Heads, Trancers 4-5,
Bloodlust: Subspecies III, Arcade, Lurking Fear, Dark Angel: The Ascent, among other movies. After Full Moon split from Paramount, some films, such as Curse of the Puppet Master, The Dead Hate the Living, Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm, and others used the "Pictures" byline. It makes a strange appearance on the 2011 DVD release of the Torchlight film, Virgin Hunters (AKA: Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000), before the Torchlight Entertainment logo. It also appears on the trailers for Puppet Master: The Legacy and Dr. Moreau's House of Pain, even though the films themselves don't use any logos.

3rd Logo (As Full Moon Features)
(November 8, 2005-)

Nickname: "Dark Moon III"

Logo: We start off with a dark reflection of the moon on the water. Then we pan up to see the dark blue moon with the black clouds covering it. Then many bats start to appear and are flying through as. As the moon reaches the center, the words, "FULL MOON" in the same font as before, appear while the moon fades into the plain blue circle, which now has the emboss effect. Then the word, "FEATURES" with a white line above it appears under it, along with the white rectangular outline around the logo.

Variant: The logo has been updated with high definition CGI in 2016, enhancing the look of the logo.

FX/SFX: The panning from the lake to the moon, the bats flying through.

Music/Sounds: The Sound of the ocean shore, followed by the sounds of a bat flock, then an eerie tune.

Music/Sounds Variant: On the Blu-Ray of Trancers, it uses the theme from the 1st logo, preceded by some whooshes and bat flocks.

Availability: Can be found on the newer films, like The Gingerdead Man (which is believed to be the first film it debuted on), Petrified, Evil Bong, Dead Man's Hand, just to name a few, as well as at the end of Charlie Band's vidcasts.