WildBrain (Canada)

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Background: DHX Media Ltd., trading as WildBrain, is a Canadian production company formed in 2006 by the merger of Decode Entertainment and Halifax Film Company, the name being an abbreviation of these two. They acquired Studio B in December 2007, and bought Wild Brain (no relation to their current name) for $8 million in 2010, and on August 20, 2012, DHX acquired Cookie Jar for $111 million, completing the deal on October 22 of the same year. This deal made DHX became the largest independent owner of children's entertainment content. DHX also purchased Ragdoll Worldwide from Ragdoll Limited and BBC Worldwide in 2013. In 2017, DHX bought out the Peanuts Worldwide television specials and shows (The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, This is America, Charlie Brown, and Peanuts (2014 TV series)). DHX didn't use a logo until 2007. In August 2019, Eric Ellenbogen (former Marvel Entertainment CEO and Classic Media founder) was named the new CEO of DHX Media. On September 23, 2019, DHX Media was renamed WildBrain as part of a reorganization, which included CFO Doug Lamb stepping down and being replaced by Aaron Ames, along with the addition of a new "brand director" position.

DHX Media

1st Logo
(September 9, 2007)

Logo: Just the following text on a black background:DHX Media (2007)


FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Seen on Shake Hands with the Devil, which is credited to Halifax Film.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
(October 11, 2010-April 12, 2014, December 1, 2015, October 6, 2017)
DHX Media (2011)DHX Media (2013)DHX Media (Doozers Variant)
DHX Media (2013) [White Background]DHX Media (Pet Peeves Variant)Media DHX (2013)
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Nicknames: "That Logo That Appears After Ponies", "Simple DHX", "Ugly DHX", "Media DHX", "The Brony Logo"

Logo: On a black background, we see the letters "dhx" in white, surrounded by a thick blue outline. Above "hx" is a white "media", set in Gill Sans.

  • On every show and movie from 2013 to 2014 (excluding My Little Pony: Equestria Girls), there are blue cartoony clouds under the logo, a registered trademark next to "media", and a byline that reads "DHX MEDIA is a registered trademark of DHX Media Ltd."
  • A white background version of the above variant appears on the Canadian sitcom Satisfaction.
  • A version of the Satisfaction variant without the clouds and the byline shifted slightly to the left appears on Pet Peeves.
  • There's a black and white version used on the Inspector Gadget DVD Megaset where the logo is stationary.
  • On Doozers, a Jim Henson copyright notice is below the DHX Media byline.

: Usually none, being a still picture, but sometimes it is slowly zooming towards the viewer.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show or silence.

Availability: Pretty common. The still version appears at the end of Pound Puppies from "My Fair Rebound" onward, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic from "Lesson Zero" to "Pinkie Apple Pie", and the first two seasons of Littlest Pet Shop, all of which are on Discovery Family (formerly Hub Network), and the zooming-in version appears on season 2 of How To Be Indie on Disney Channel in the UK and YTV in Canada. Made surprise appearances on the TV movie Bob's Broken Sleigh and at the end of My Little Pony: The Movie.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo
(January 18, 2014-November 1, 2019)
DHX Media (2014)DHX Media (In Credit)

: "That Logo That Appears After Ponies II", "Bouncing DHX", "Ugly DHX II", "Media DHX II", "The Brony Logo II"

Logo: On a white background, the blue letters "d", "h", and "x", as well as the black letters "m", "e", "d", "i", and "a", bounce onto the screen from different directions. The "i" does not have a dot; the dot rolls onto the screen from the right. The letters in "dhx" turn white as the thick blue outline from before fades in and the letters jump into it, with the letters in "media" jumping on top of it. The dot of the "i" jumps on top of the letter and bounces slightly before settling into place.

  • On some shows, such as the Inspector Gadget CGI series, a copyright date appears below.
  • A still version exists on Super Why, plastering the 2007 Decode Entertainment logo.
  • On the 2015 reboot of Teletubbies, the logo appears as an in-credit logo.

: The letters bouncing and the appearance of the "dhx" outline. It's done in actually pretty nice CGI.

Music/Sounds: A set of bouncing sounds and a chorus of children chanting "D-H-X!" over a whimsical piano/banjo ditty.

Music/Sounds Variants:
  • Most of the time, on foreign language version dubs of their shows, the chorus of children isn't heard.
  • On Make It Pop and the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episode "Rarity Investigates" (which also had the regular end theme replaced with a jazzy rendition of the theme), the end theme plays over the logo.
  • On the French-Canadian version of the Inspector Gadget CGI series, a more generic banjo ditty replaces the chorus of children, and on both the English and French versions of the series, an one-note trumpet is heard.
  • A long version of the theme exists. After the chorus of children, the dot jumps on the "i", then we hear a high trumpet note that is held for a bit, as well as a laughter from a comedian, then the music stops and we hear two more laughs.
  • The European Portuguese dub of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic's S4 episodes (with the exception of the episodes "Pinkie Pride" and "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2", as they have their own custom credits music) has the tail end of the theme song playing over it, as that dub reused the entire credits audio. S5 episodes have the theme song fade out into the logo's audio.
  • UK airings of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episode "Yakity-Sax" on Tiny Pop have this and the Hasbro Studios logo sped up and in a chipmunked pitch due to an editing mistake.

: Common. Seen on newer episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic starting with "Rainbow Falls", seasons 3 and 4 of Littlest Pet Shop, the Inspector Gadget CGI series, Dr. Dimensionpants, the 1st season of Make It Pop, and possibly other shows. Also seen on DVD releases of said shows. The in-credit variant can be seen on the 2015 Teletubbies reboot. Last appeared on the Apple TV+ series Snoopy in Space.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo
(October 28, 2014-October 11, 2019)

: "Sliding DHX", "Ugly DHX III", "Media DHX III", "The Degrassi Logo", "Simple DHX II"

: On a white background, we see the same DHX outline and text from the previous logo forming the DHX logo, the outline from the left, and the text from the right. After that, the logo very quickly zooms out then back in. Above the logo, the text "media", along with a copyright notice, transitions in from the right, with it is a registered trademark notice.

FX/SFX: The outline and text sliding, and the zoom-out.

Music/Sounds: A reverse cymbal clang and 3 synth notes.

Availability: Seen on the 14th season of Degrassi: The Next Generation on TeenNick, Degrassi: Next Class on Netflix, the 2nd season of Make It Pop on Nickelodeon, and pretty much all of DHX's live-action productions, replacing the Epitome logo with it. Last appeared on Season 7 of Letterkenny.

Editor's Note: None.


(December 25, 2019- )

WildBrain (2019)
Nicknames: "Imagination Runs Wild", "The W with Eyes", "Simple WildBrain"

Logo: On a white background, A blue "W" with eyes forms up as the eyes blink. Then the W in the gray WildBrain text is seen moving to the left of the W. Then, the entire thing zooms out to reveal the rest of the logo text. The eyes blink again as the slogan "imagination runs wild" fades below.

FX/SFX: All the animation in the logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the last DHX logo.

Availability: First seen on Season 8 of Letterkenny.

Editor's Note: The zooming of the WildBrain text makes the logo look like a cheap placeholder.