Happy Madison Productions

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Logo descriptions by D.L. Chandell, BenIsRandom, AlbertoTheMonkey and Logoboy95
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Background: Happy Madison Productions is Adam Sandler's production company, founded in 1999. The name is a portmanteau of his two successful movies from the 1990s: Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison. Happy Madison didn't use a logo until 2005.

(May 27, 2005- )
Happy Madison Productions (2008)Happy Madison In-Credit Logo

: "The Old Man", "The Golf Logo", "Terrific!"

Logo: Over a space background, a white golf ball is coming out of a solar eclipse (a la Universal) zooming back slowly and rotating to our left with the words "Happy Madison" in the center at the top (in a cursive script designed to imitate the logo for legendary golf ball company, Titleist) and the word "PRODUCTIONS" (spread out in a more blocky Futura-type font) underneath. Suddenly, the background fades to a golf course scene and then the golf ball is smacked against the screen by a golf club, leaving the Happy Madison logo imprinted on the screen with a white outline and the appearance of the screen glass being cracked by the swing of the ball. Then, with the logo and glass-crack remaining static, we zoom back to reveal an elderly man in a golf outfit, holding the golf club that hit the ball, looking on at the logo and saying "Terrific!". The background then fades to black with only the logo remaining for another 1-2 seconds before it fades out.

Trivia: The man depicted in the logo is Adam Sandler's late father, Stanley Sandler.

  • On Zookeeper, a still version of the Happy Madison golf ball on a black background appears at the end.
  • On Here Comes the Boom, the text scrolls up with the end credits.
  • On Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, another man appears on the left behind the golf club.
  • On Grandma's Boy, the man says "Oh, boy" instead of "Terrific!"
  • On TV series such as Rules of Engagement and The Goldbergs, the logo consists solely of the golf ball striking the screen.
  • On The Ridiculous 6, the logo turns sepia and the background fades to a mountain scene. Also, the man wears a cowboy hat.

FX/SFX: The ball rotating and being hit, the screen cracking, and the man appearing.

Music/Sounds: Begins with a dramatic swelling theme, followed by a swift golf swing sound, then a glass-cracking sound, transitioning into a soft, upbeat breakbeat, accompanied by the old man uttering his phrase. The music was composed by Waddy Wachtel. Sometimes, it's the beginning of the movie's soundtrack with the "Terrific!" phrase and accompanying sounds intact.

Music/Sounds Variants:
  • On Grandma's Boy, Strange Wilderness, and The House Bunny, a different theme was used. The first logo to use the current music was You Don't Mess with the Zohan.
  • OnThe Ridiculous 6, a western sting is heard while the crack of a whip replaces the golf-swing and glass-cracking sounds.

Availability: Common. First seen on The Longest Yard (2005). Can also be found on other post-2005 Happy Madison films such as Click, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Grown Ups, Just Go With It, and Pixels. Does not appear on Bedtime Stories or Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

Editor's Note
: None.