Polydor (UK)

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Logo description and capture by kidinbed
Video courtesy of Watcher3223

Background: Polydor Records is a British record label that operates in the Universal Music Group. Although it has been around since the 1920s, it used its name and logo for certain Japanese laserdiscs and VHS tapes in the late 1980s, as a short-lived sublabel of PolyGram Video.

(Late 1980s-Early 1990s)

Nicknames: "Cheesy Polydor"

Logo: On a dark blue background, we see many CDs flying at us. One of them hits the screen and spins around while 4 red rectangles flip and turn, head behind the CD, and eventually hit the CD. When the red rectangles hit the CD, one half of the red background with the CD flips over, forming the half-CD part of the Polydor logo. Then the entire red rectangle flips over while the word "polydor" in white flips and hits the space left in the rectangle. The flying CDs disappear, and the logo shines.

FX/SFX: Mostly 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: A somewhat dramatic synth-choir theme.

Availability: Rare. Seen on mostly Japanese laserdiscs and VHS tapes of anime and music, most notably the Gall Force series.

Editor's Note: None.