Ziv International

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Logo description by Logoboy95 and Eric S.
Logo captures by Eric S. and Supermarty-o
Editions by Shadeed A. Kelly and Eric S.

Background: Ziv International was a television production and distribution company founded in 1971 by composer Mark Mercury and Irv Holender. This company was known by producing and distributing U.S. english-dubbed and Latin American Spanish-dubbed versions of Japanese anime series, and also, some TV movies. The Latin American division was presumably headed by Chilean singer and composer Juán Guillermo Aguirre (also known as "Memo Aguirre" and "Capitán Memo") during that time. They also syndicated the original Gumby in the 1980s after Lorimar Productions acquired Ziv International. Ziv's rights to the various anime they imported have reverted to their original owners. Ziv International is not to be confused with Ziv Television Programs, which was merged with United Artists Television in 1960.

ZIV International 1960s (A)ZIV International Presents (1980)ZIV International 1960s (B)

  • Opening: On a dark cyan background, a large, stylized “ZIV”, in gold, zooms up. The word "International”, in script, is seen below, with “PRESENTS” underneath.
  • Closing: It has the words "ZIV International" on a plain blue or green background. On Captain Future, the opening version was used as a closing logo, with a copyright stamp chryoned over the logo.

FX/SFX: The zooming effect, or none.

Music/Sounds: A weird 3-note tune, or none in most times.

Availability: Extremely rare. Seen mainly on various dubbed anime shows from that era, such as Little Lulu, Angel, Fables of the Green Forest, Don Quixote, and Captain Future among others, as well as some TV movies from the era, and 80s prints of The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole. Also seen on Hey Abbott! on DVD, preceded by the Telepictures logo.

Editor’s Note: None.