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Logo descriptions and captures by V of Doom and PAV123
Editions by Muzzarino

1st Logo

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Logo: On a space background (similar to the one in the 2ndRede Bandeirantes ident), we see "MUPPET HOME VIDEO", zooming out in a trail effect. The logo shines.

: Before the promos, the logo flashes at the end. After the promos, a flash brings forth the logo.

FX/SFX: The zooming out.

Music/Sounds: "Flash", by Keith Mansfield (the pilot theme for Press Your Luck and the theme of the Australian Thorn EMI Video logo). On the former promo variant, an announcer says, "Welcome to a whole new world of Muppet fantasy."

: Seen on Australian releases distributed by PBV Video such as The Frog Prince.

Editor's Note
: A quite unique logo, maybe a little more than the next one.

2nd Logo

Nickname: “Kermit on Video”

Logo: On a white background, we see Kermit the Frog over the words “MUPPET HOME VIDEO”, in thesame fonts as in the logo in the PBV clip, except “Muppet” isorangeMuppet Home Video (1983)and “Home Video” is black.

Variant: There is a variant reading “MuppetMusic” in place of “Muppet”, as well as Kermit holding an eighth note like a guitar or banjo. Look for it on a tape of Doozer Music.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: This was mainly used as a print logo on releases, but sometimes appeared on-screen instead of the next logo. Some Aussie PAL tapes released by PBV Video may also contain this logo.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo

Nickname: "Kermit in Space"

Logo: On a navy blue space background, a pink line draws along the bottom. Suddenly, an odd pink outline blob pops up, and it's filled in to reveal Muppet Home Video (1984) Kermit the Frog, who stares in awe as two comets shoot over his head in opposite directions. Then, large text reading "MUPPET", in a font similar to the logo for The Muppet Show and colored yellow-orange, flies in and settles over Kermit. Pinktext reading "HOME VIDEO" then fades in below, with Kermit between both words. He then stares at them and nods his head before fading out.

Trivia: It is possible Kermit was operated by Jim Henson in this logo.

Variant: There is an extended version with Kermit also looking down at the line. At the end, all of the logo except for Kermit (still moving his head even after the screen goes black), the "HOME VIDEO" text, and the line disappear, and then the listed items disappear after it. The logo is also darker.

The line drawing itself in, Kermit appearing, and the comets and text flying over him.

A warbly "outer space" synth scale, then a series of synth whooshes.

Availability: Extremely rare. Seen on releases distributed by the Walt Disney Telecommunications and Theatrical Company. Releases of The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock use this logo, as well as the movie The Dark Crystal. Some Australian tapes released by PBV Video may also use this logo (or might use the first one instead), as well as some British tapes released by RCA Columbia Pictures International Video.

Editor's Note:
The animation is cheap, on top of the fact that the extended version has the error of having objects that don't disappear when the logo ends (it's worse considering the fact that they don't fade out), but it's a nice mix of puppetry and computer animation.

4th Logo

Nickname: "Playhouse Morph & Marquee"

Logo: The animation for the Playhouse Video logo animates as normal complete with synth music. However, all of a sudden the white background changes to a blue-redMuppet Video (1985) gradient background, then, as the Playhouse logo flies and rolls to the top left, rings and the letters in the word "Muppet", in the same font as the previous logo, but colored green, fly in all over the screen, but then they settle down to the center, and an oblong shape flies in, along with a green diamond that reads "Jim Henson's". When the logo is complete, the oblong shape has chasing lights on it, like a marquee you see at a theater.

All the animation in the logo.

Same music as the 1984 logo but with a few add tinkling sounds at the end,accompanied by an announcer saying: "Don't miss coming attractions at the end of this cassette".

Appears only in the US. It is seen on Playhouse Video releases of Muppet material.

Editor's Note: