Ontario Educational Communications Authority (Canada)

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Logo descriptions by mr3urious and MegaAveron25
Editions by anex407
Logo captures by OofusTwillip and Eric S.
Video captures courtesy of OofusTwillip and LogicSmash


Note: Ontario Educational Communications Authority is the predecessor of TVOntario.

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Nicknames: "The Evil Eye", "The Creepy O From Ontario" , "The CBS Eye's Half Brother", "The Jaundiced Eye", "CCE (Creepy Canadian Eye)".

Logo:Against a black background, a large
yellow "eye" composed of concentric circles comes in from the left, which flips around. As it flips, it is revealed that the eye is bent slightly. The circles look somewhat like the letter "O" set in a Times-esque font. They are all arranged diagonally, at opposing right angles. As the eye makes its way to the center of the screen, all the circles (except the innermost one, which fades to white) collapse below it, one by one, forming a white horizontal line. Then, it unfolds into the words


which are all written in
white. They move downward and then move their way slightly upward. At the same time, the circle fades back to yellow, and a series of concentric circles zoom in from inside it, re-forming the same eye from earlier.

  • 1st Variant: We see various lines stretched out across the screen, which retract 1-by-1 to form the eye as seen in the 1st variant, only in various colors. The eye flips upward once as the usual text flies into place
  • 2nd Variant: We see the rainbow eye from the 2nd variant, then circles zooms in one-by-one outwards, while the same eye, but with two dark gray outer circles and three light gray inner circles, zooming and flipping vertically in to the near-top of the screen, once it's done, the usual text zooms in word-by-word, while outer and inner circles of the eye turn dark blue and lavender, respectively.

Trivia: This logo is designed by Burton Kramer, a well-known Canadian graphic designer who also made the CBC "Exploding Pizza" logo used from 1974 to 1986. On promotional material and <a class="external" href="http://ccca.concordia.ca/c/images/screen/k/kramerdesign/krad153.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">print variations</a> of this logo, the number of circles are multiplied.

FX/SFX: All of the effects are done using primitive '70's Scanimate techniques. That said, this was very advanced for the time.

Music/Sounds: An ominous, warbling Moog synthesizer piece, which gets even louder when the logo is fully formed.

Availability: Pretty much extinct on TV. Seen on OECA-produced TV programs of the period, and should be found on old tapes.

Editor's Note: This logo is notable due to its unusual animation and eerie synth music; a ratherominouslogo considering it appeared in front of programs meant for small children.