Note by the "creator": This is a dream logo, you cannot see it in real life!
Background: First named GoAnimate Pictures, Vyond Pictures is a movie company making movies made by the Vyond animation system, and also distributes prints from various movie companies throughout the country. It was founded in 1912 and was headquartered in San Diego, CA. They released their first movie (after 47 years in the making), The Begain, in 1959. Up until 1985, they didn't have a logo to start or end movies, aside from an in-credit text below "THE END." Since the folding of Business Friendly Studios in 2006, as well as a resignation from the said company, they now started to make their own TV shows. During the early 2000's, a limited number of Cheri Pictures movies listed GoAnimate Home Video to be its distributor. The sales had turned out very well, and all statistics were popular for Cheri and Vyond. It had gotten up to the point that the company asked one of its soul companies, Pretty Girl Enterprises to be its distributor. Starting in 2012, most of their movies and TV shows were distributed via TimeWarner.
In late 1993, the producer of Sara, David Gorine, created the famous characters that Vyond Pictures used from the 90s, half of the 2010's, and 2013 to now, and served as mascots officially in 1999. Gorine named the characters Eric, Brian, Kate and Mrs. Read by the time the characters were created. The characters were voiced by David Gorine and Sara Jane Sherman in pre-2010, then Louis Beckler and Jackie Breddinsch in 2010-2013, and finally, Mike Brandon and Sarah Runoome in 2013 to now. Anyways, on April 23, 2012, Disney wanted to put their shows on Vyond networks, which Vyond accepted to do. Disney has a joint venture with Viacom, that produces all Nickelodeon shows. Viacom also allows Disney to show Nickelodeon shows on the Vyond Network and the Vyond Channel. But, as of April 2, 2017, Comcast bought Vyond after TimeWarner agreed to the company to sell Vyond for US$5,000,000 after Comcast was threatened to be bought out by CBS. However, in 2016, Comcast was bought and folded into the International Family Entertainment, however, NBC still exists as a major television network. On September 4, 2017, Comcast repurchased itself, eventually bringing back Comcast to when it was in 2016 by making an agreement with TimeWarner that Tori Net would be a joint venture between the two large companies. On May 6, 2018, GoAnimate was renamed to Vyond, and so did this movie company.
Vyond Pictures bought Salt Cover in 2007.
The characters even have their own show called Comedy World, on the Vyond Network.
The cute little ditty from logo 8 is so popular that it's used in logos with Eric in it. It is known as "Eric's Ditty".
On January 1, 2017, Vyond Pictures celebrated it's special 105th-anniversary with a new logo. In 2016, Vyond Pictures purchased the post-1983 Videomagic library.
On March 14th, 2018, Vyond announced that they will fold Salt Cover into the company to make room for the revival of Business Friendly Studios.
The company now owns the original The Land Before Time film prints from the original 1988 film, as well as The Stone Of Cold Fire in 2000, as well as the TV series, from Universal and Don Bluth. Vyond launched a network called Littlefoot on June 3, 2018 with the association of Universal. It airs all of the Land Before Time films from 1988 to 2000, as well as the TV series, as well as some original Vyond media, too (Time After Anime is one of them, and it's their first Anime show, as well as a few original LBT shows).
For some reason, on March 28th, 2018, Business Friendly Studios became an in-name-only division of the company, with 89.9% percent of it belonging to Vyond Classics.
On April 12, 2018, Vyond Pictures filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. They got out of this by selling several films to Warner Bros. Pictures and Universal Pictures.
On May 1, 2018, the company acquired Fred Rechid Productions, which is responsible for the hit show Fred Rechid Adventures.
NOTE: A lot of variants of these logos were made, covered by Vyond Pictures (Logo Variations), but it always retained the same basic design. "Eric's Ditty" is very popular that it's used in most logos.
GoAnimate Pictures Edit
1st Logo (1980-1991)
Same as the 4th variant of the 1st Vyond Television logo.
2nd Logo (1985-2011)
Logo: On a black background, we see three pieces of paper layered on top of each other with a sticky figure running, flying from the top of the screen. The words "Go!Animate" wiggle in from the right and settle into place. The words "Produced by" fade in above.
Music/Sounds: None. In some movies, it's the closing of the movie.
Availability: Rare. First seen on The Guy Who Got Shot.
Scare Factor: None to medium. Depends on what you think of the music/silence.
3rd Logo (1989-2000)
Same as the 2nd variant of the 2nd Vyond Television logo.
4th Logo (December 17, 1994-November 25, 2015, March 6, 2018)
Nicknames: "Comedy World Characters", "Eric Can Dance?", "The GoDance Party!"
Opening Logo: We see, on a black background, the Night Vision Goggles (or rarely, fireworks) effect. It then disappears, and then Eric, Brian, Kate and Mrs. Read slide from all 4 sides of the screen. Then Eric slides in to the left, followed by Brian, Kate, and Mrs. Read. Then we see them dancing in the center of the screen, with GOANIMATE PICTURES above them, and a byline in a box below them as well.
Closing Logo: Basically the print logo of that time.
- Usually, this comes after the logo of that; sometimes it doesn't appear at all.
- This logo made an unintentional appearance on The Eric Show episode "Eric's Great Kitty Defender of Fun!" along with the 1992 Salt Cover logo.
- (December 17, 1994-1996, March 6, 2018) A News Corporation Company
- (1996-September 16, 2011) A Tori Net Company
- (September 17, 2011-November 25, 2015) A TimeWarner Company
- (2014) No byline. Possibly an editing mistake.
- There is another version where the effect and the 4 characters slide in are cut out, And it just starts with Eric sliding in. Also in this version, the box with the byline is white instead of green.
- There is an alternate version where the logo is off-center and the text is in a different font.
- There is a version rumored to have the characters riding a train onto the black background, and then they dance. This is rumored to be on original 1994 theatrical prints of Sara, however, it might possibly be a myth, as it's existence is unconfirmed. It might not be real.
- On Italian GoAnimate prints of The Land Before Time from 1997-2000, Eric, Brain, Kate and Mrs. Read are replaced with Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, and Petrie. This variant is ultra rare, as it was plastered with the 1999 logo in that year onwards. Only one copy with this logo exists, and it's not very easy to find.
- A similar variant exists on GoAnimate prints of The Fairly OddParents starting in 2002 where the characters are replaced with Timmy Turner, Cosmo, and Wanda. Like the LBT variant, this is ultra rare, as it was plastered with the 2010 logo.
- Starting in 2012, it blended in with the theme of the film.
- At the end of The Story of GoAnimate Pictures, Network, and Television, the logo is still.
FX/SX: Characters dancing for the opening variant. None for the closing variant (or the logo scrolling up in the closing credits and it fading out if you want to count it.)
Cheesy Factor: The News Corporation byline version was used at the end of The Story of GoAnimate Pictures, Network, and Television. What were they thinking? It would've made much more sense if the Tori Net byline was used, or, they could've used a new TimeWarner (or Comcast) byline.
Music/Sounds: An orchestral dance remix that would later become the ABC jingle from the 2000's. May have the opening theme play over it.
- On Comedy World: The Movie, and The Brian Movie 2, it's silent. It was believed to be an error.
- At the end of The Story of GoAnimate Pictures, Network and Television, the closing of the movie.
Availability: Uncommon. First seen on Sara, which last aired with this logo on TV on February 23, 2001, and can be seen on syndicated prints of The Sara Show. It can also be seen on the "Vyond Classics" video releases, but, expect the Warner Bros. Pictures logo before it, since Warner Bros. Home Entertainment distributes all Vyond Pictures videos. Also seen on The Story of GoAnimate Pictures, Network and Television released on March 6, 2018. The logo continued to be used in some direct-to-video movies until 2004. Also appears at the end of credits of movies made by the company up to November 25, 2015, when it was replaced with the closing variant of the 15th logo. It was also seen in digital (not animated in Vyond) animated movies from early 2014. The bylineless variant can be spotted on I Think and The Brian Movie 2 (the latter is also silent.)
Scare Factor: None to minimal for the opening theme; depends on what you think of the music. For the music, it's low. It might get into some. For the silent version, it's low, and you may expect a sudden noise to scare you. For the Land Before Time variant, aside from the effects and music, it's harmless, unless you hate the Land Before Time. Otherwise, it's good. Yep, yep, yep!
5th Logo (1997-2014)
Nicknames: "Eric Can Dance? II", "The GoDance Party! II"Logo: A still variant of the 1st logo, but the text is moved to below the characters and in a different font.
Trivia: This logo was made coinciding with the start of Vyond's TV distribution, even though they haven't already made shows yet.
- (1997-2012) A Tori Net Company
- (2006-2012) A GoAnimate Kids Channel Company (for educational shows)
- (2012-2014) A TimeWarner Company
- This variant is byline-less on Camp Dubziz and Uh Oh!
Variant: From 2006 to 2010, the text read "GOANIMATE STUDIOS".
Music/Sounds: Silent or the end theme of the show, but only 2 times a shortened version of the previous logo's music plays.
Availability: Extremely rare. Seen on the Vyond original premieres of Camp Dubziz, Road Rash, The Sara Show, and Uh-Oh!, two days after this logo made its debut. Also seen on shows distributed by the company. It can also be seen on the "Vyond Classics" video releases, but, just like the last logo, expect the Warner Bros. Pictures logo before it. Extinct for the variant with blue text.
Scare Factor: Medium, but on the silent variant, to some, the silence may increase the scare factor a little. It may also be annoying to some because they've seen it way too many times.
6th Logo (1999-2004, 2009-May 6, 2018)
Nicknames: "Eric Clones", "Baby Erics"
Logo: On a blue background, we see two Erics dancing, with GOANIMATE PICTURES between them.
- There is an animated version. A black background is shown, and the two Erics fly across the screen. Then the background turns blue and the text fades in.
- Starting in 2001, there is a byline reading "A TORI NET COMPANY".
- On That Sinking Feeling, the background is grey and the text is yellow. This was quickly plastered by logo 9 on reruns and the re-released movie. The original DVD has this logo intact with the byline reading "A TIME WARNER COMPANY".
- On some 2004 episodes of The Eric Show, a copyright date can be seen. The logo is also slightly darker.
- There is a strange filmed variant on 35mm Greek prints of Eric and the Toon Lake Treasure from 2009.
Trailer Variants: In the end, a space door appears. After a second, it disappears, revealing the logo again, but the text is replaced by one of these:
- Coming Soon to a Theater Near You
- Coming to Rental Stores (The UK only)
- Coming Soon to own on DVD and Video
- Now on Video
- Now on DVD
- Feature Presentation
Music/Sounds: Something similar to the 1998 Warner Bros. Pictures 75th Anniversary logo fanfare. May have the opening theme of the movie, or silent.
Availability: Rare, and used on the "GoAnimate Programming for Children" block on Vyond Network in 2009. Up until then, it was rare. Expect this with closing music. Was not intact on Bright Idea when it was released on video by Artisan Entertainment. It can also be seen on the "Vyond Classics" video releases, but... you know, I think you've already gotten the point. No need to say this anymore. The version with music is extremely rare and can be seen on 2004 episodes of The Eric Show. It's unknown if this was used on other movies or shows. The filmed variant appears on Greek prints of Eric and the Toon Lake Treasure, however, international releases use the next logo.
Scare Factor: None for the most part, however, the filmed variant is pushed into the low territory.
7th Logo (December 2nd, 2000-2014)
WARNING: Due to the logo's graphic gore, photos and videos of the 2000 to 2003 adult variant will not be allowed on this wiki.
Nicknames: "Eric", "Little Eric, Big Brian"
Logo: In a bedroom, we see a small Eric. After 4 seconds, a large Brian appears. We then see the text GOANIMATE PICTURES.
Trivia: The cells are repainted on Orange Puff.
- From 2000 to 2001, the word "PICTURES" is not there. From 2001 to 2014, the word "PICTURES" is there.
- On some shows, the logo is on a purple checkered background.
- On adult movies from 2000 to 2003, the characters are bleeding.
- On Eric's Minigame Central for Nintendo GameCube, the logo is still, and only GoAnimate is above. The title music plays.
- Starting in 2002, the byline "A Tori Net company" was added to the logo at the bottom of the screen.
- On Eric's Camping Trip, Eric and Brian are in the night sky and there is a spotlight casting over them.
- On adult movies from 2003 to 2014, Eric and Brian fall into a hole and crash into the sewers below it.
- Sometimes the background is light blue and the text is dark yellow. Even though the logo was retired in 2003, this variant continued to be used until 2007! This variant was byline-less until 2005 when the byline "A Tori Net company" was added to the logo.
- On 35mm German prints of Factory (a movie that was only released in Australia and Germany), The logo is filmed and the first second of the logo is cut off. This variant was also used on 35mm prints of movies from 2003 to 2006 in Italy, Germany, and India.
- By late-2007, coinciding with the launch of their animation software named simply, GoAnimate, a website link for the site is on the logo, above the byline.
- By 2010, the bedroom was updated a little.
- On 2010-2014 episodes of Orange Puff, the characters are in a redesigned bedroom. Also, from 2012 to 2014, there is the byline reading "A TimeWarner Company."
Music/Sounds: None or the ending theme of the movie or show. But on rare occasions, a cute little ditty is heard. (named Eric's Ditty)
Availability: No longer current. Can be seen on shows from the era. Was also seen on Chef Eric and Orange Puff. The adult movie variant has been plastered with the next logo, but it was thankfully restored when adult movies at this time were aired on The Best of Vyond on Adult Swim starting in 2016. Also appears on some movies and shows by other Vyond companies. Some of the only shows not to use this logo were shows that have the GoAnimate Network logo at the end and Vyond Network weather forecasts. One show from GoAnimate Network that contains the logo is Delphine, while others contain one of the next logos. The logo can be also seen on GoAnimate Studios shows that have been collaborated with GoAnimate Pictures. The logo was plastered on TV, but this logo is retained on DVDs of these movies and shows by the company.
Scare Factor: None for the normal versions. Low for the one with the blood.
8th Logo (May 19, 2002-November 27, 2013, March 27, 2015-May 6, 2018) (CGI-like Animated Movies variant)
Nicknames: "Early Celebration," "Where's Eric?"
Logo: On a white background, we see a 90 and the words GoAnimate Pictures.
Variant: From 2003 until May 6, 2018, there is no 90.
Availability: Uncommon. It first appeared in Over Your Edge.
Scare Factor: None; I can't find anything.
9th Logo (2003-2006, 2013-2015)
Nicknames: "Where's Eric? II", "GoAnimate Filmreel"
Logo: On a marble background, a film reel fades in with characters from various themes on it. Until the reel disappears, A GoAnimate logo pans in from the right. As this happens, the background fades to black. The text P I C T U R E S fades in.
Byline: A byline "A GoAnimate/Cayby J Company" fades in below in 2006.
- There is a very rare version in movies from 2013-15, where the logo is still, the logo is tiny, and P I C T U R E S is replaced with the TimeWarner byline.
- Sometimes, a copyright notice is underneath.
- On Summercamp Cool, Pictures is smaller and in a different font.
Music/Sounds: The film reel rolling, and a choir version of "Eric's Ditty" when the GoAnimate logo appears, and an explosion when P I C T U R E S fades in.
Availability: No longer current. Seen on the end of some movies, like Eric's Slumber Party, and shows, like Danny's Pirate Party: The Series.
Scare Factor: Medium. The choir may spook you.
10th Logo (2010-2014)
Nicknames: "Warner Bros. Theme", "GoAnimate, Woo-Hoo, This Is My Place", "Eric Can Dance? III". "The GoDance Party! III"
Logo: On an orange background, we zoom out to see the same characters as the 4th and 5th logos. We see the text GOANIMATE PICTURES.
- Early years have the logo zoomed in. The standard version was introduced in late-2011.
- On Michael's Trip, the logo is still.
- A shorter version exists on television shows.
- Sometimes, this logo would have copyright on the bottom.
- On Walt Disney Television Animation co-productions, the text IN ASSOCIATION WITH is seen below the logo.
- The pilot of The Good Builder had the logo off-center due to tape distortion.
- The logo is cut short (even shorter than the shorter one) on the failed pilot called One of Us Can Save Kids.
FX/SFX: Characters dancing.
Music/Sounds: Same as the Warner Bros. logo used at that time.
- The zoomed in version has Eric saying "GoAnimate! Woohoo, this is my place!"
- On one rerun of The Sara Show, the logo has the GoAnimate Studios music due to sloppy editing.
Availability: No longer current. Can be seen in shows and movies of the era (such as One Sister and a Baby).
Scare Factor: Low. The early version is Medium.
By this time, the Tori Net company had been mostly discontinued when they are bought from TimeWarner, which kept the GOANIMATE PICTURES name.
11th Logo (September 17, 2011-2015, 2017)'
Nicknames: "Celebration", "100 Years", "Special Logo", "The GoDance Party! IV"
Logo: On a city with a banner reading "GoAnimate Pictures 100th Anniversary" We see many GoAnimate characters. Fireworks are popping. The gold cloud zooms in to reveal a gold background and zooms to see the same characters as logos 4, 5 and 10. The Hand slide zooms to text 100th Anniversary and A TimeWarner byline below that.
- On the second season of The Eric Show, we see a normal city, then fireworks flash off and the logo animates as normal.
- On movies released from September 17 to December 31, 2011, as well as movies made after May 17, 2013, there is a version where "100th Anniversary" is gone. The byline is smaller in this variant. Look for this variant on Comedy Goes Wild.
- On Comedy World, the characters are holding balloons.
- There is a version where some characters are gone. One movie is Sara 3.
- Sometimes, the logo is still.
- On Eric's Second Minigame Central for Wii, Wii U, PS3 and XBOX 360, there are no effects. Also, this logo is still. This is not on the PS4 and XBOX ONE versions, as it has the 13th logo instead.
- On Eric's Halloween, Eric is in a ghost outfit, and the text is red and blue, plus Eric is close to the screen.
- There is an extremely rare variant on an episode of Comedy World where above GoAnimate Pictures it says, "CELEBRATING THE WORLD NOT ENDING AND 100 YEARS OF". It is usually plastered on syndication and DVD by the previous logo.
- On An Eric Christmas, the logo is byline-less. "MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM" is above "GoAnimate Pictures" and the logo is snowing.
- On movies released from January 1 to May 17, 2013, There is a version where "Celebrating Over 100 Years" is seen in the text. It is in a darker shade than usual, due to film detonation or a mistake at Vyond Studios International.
- On The Floogals Movie, The characters are replaced by Fleaker Floogal, Floogal Boomer, and Floogal Flo, doing a dance, which is oddly recycled from the TV series. The characters in the beginning are background Floogals (from the intro), and instead of them dancing, they are cheering.
- A rare short version was made with only the characters and text already formed. This was seen on season 1 of Bedroom Antics. However, season 2 has the normal logo.
- On Jeff's Pancakes, Billy the Whale, and the failed movie Pee World, as well as other adult movies, the background is black, the font for "GoAnimate" is more futuristic and the "Go" part is orange. In addition, the logo is still, there are no characters, no effects, and the "Pictures" text can't be seen at all. This variant is identical to the 2013 variant of the 9th logo.
- On Pretty Girl Enterprises films, the characters are replaced by a girl.
FX/SX: Characters dancing and fireworks.
Cheesy Factor: This logo's animation doesn't deliver enough accuracy.
Music/Sounds: Silent, or the opening theme of the movie, or one of these tunes:
- September 17, 2011-May 15, 2012: Same as the Paramount Pictures 2011 logo.
- May 16, 2012-July 8, 2012: Same as the Warner Bros. Pictures 2003 logo.
- June 17, 2012-May 17, 2013: Same as the Universal Pictures 1990 logo.
Availability: Uncommon, bordering on rare. This logo made its debut in the GoAnimate 2000 (also known as GoAnimate Remastered) series on the "GoAnimate Kidz & Teenz" channel, which is from 2012, and the "Over 100 Years" variant was beautifully restored on the 2017 DVD and Blu-ray releases of the GoAnimate 2000 films, distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment; ironically enough, current reruns of this series aren't so lucky; except for Eric's Great Adventure, this logo was plastered with either the Warner Bros. Television, ABC Television, or the later GoAnimate Pictures logos on reruns. Robyn's Journey kept the "Over 100 Years" logo when it was released on video and DVD, so you can see it on there. On Boomerang, Chef Eric and Comedy World have this logo intact. The "100th anniversary" and "Over 100 years" variant was seen on Comedy World with balloons; these variants were sadly plastered with the 2015 logo! These variants thankfully were restored for DVD and Blu-ray in 2016. The rare short version can be seen in Bedroom Antics for season 1, but replaced by the 2015 logo on the DVD release GoAnimate: An Eric Specialty with Eric and Brian and Bedroom Antics. It was restored on Blu-ray releases though. It was also seen on kids programming on Nick Jr. This logo was also used to plaster the 2nd Business Friendly Studios logo until May 6, 2018. Currently retained on DVDs.
Scare Factor: None to low; the songs may unnerve some, but also makes this logo favorites among fans of GoAnimate.
12th Logo (May 18, 2013-2014, 2015)
Nicknames: "Eric Pointing", "What Are You Doing?", "Eric Alone"
Logo: On a green background, we see Eric walk in, before pointing at the screen. Below him is the text: "GOANIMATE PICTURES".
- On the second season of The New Adventures of Camp Dubziz, it's still. It also appears on Eric's Little Brother Experiences, Schoolhouse (UK only) and You are Your Brother as well.
- "CELEBRATING OVER 100 YEARS" can be seen above in 2013 movies. Two versions exist, the filmed version has the text in New Courier font, the videotaped version has the text stretched and in orange.
- The network, Nickelodeon, normally edits out GoAnimate Pictures logos. Rich Dad keeps this logo intact, except they put in an "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" line below GOANIMATE PICTURES.
- On Nelvana programs, Eric is replaced by the Nelvana Polar Bear.
- On direct-to-video releases, Eric is replaced by a square and fast food hamburgers are inside. You can hear Eric (who is offscreen) saying "Yum, yum, yum." The text is larger in this variant.
- On the final season of Bedroom Antics, the logo has a rainbow background, and Eric says "Huh?".
- On reruns of The Sara Show of the era, Brian, Kate, and Mrs. Read come in and say to the logo, "Screw you, Eric! Screw you! We're with you, for God's sake!", then they kick it, however, Brian stubs his toe in the process. They jump off-screen as Brian holds his foot while howling in pain. The music is the cute little ditty due to their appearances. Look for this variant on GoAnimate Adults.
- On Babysitting, we see the text fade in. Then Eric walks in like the normal variant. While all of this is happening, "Eric's Ditty" is heard.
- On Mrs. Suzy, Suzy (main character of said show) is on the logo near Eric. On the episode "Accident and Emergency," they are dressed in doctor and nurse outfits.
- In it's last few days, Eric is replaced by all characters dancing, or the text is larger than usual.
- On its last day, Eric explodes and random themes fly in. This variant is extinct and was rumored it was only recorded once.
FX/SFX: Eric walking and pointing. Sometimes a still.
Music/Sounds: Two trumpet notes.
Music/Sounds Variant: On the Mrs. Suzy episode "Accident and Emergency," it's silent.
Availability: Uncommon. Can occasionally be seen on PBS and Vyond Adults. The rerun Sara Show variant is seen on the last episode of The Eric Show (2006-2016) but "for God's sake!" was taken out, though their mouths sync it. Also seen on the final season of Bedroom Antics. The Nelvana variant is rare as it is plastered more in the USA than it is in Canada. The BA variant is so rare that it was plastered on DVD and Blu-Ray releases by the 14th logo. Also seen on Eric's Little Brother Experiences, Schoolhouse (which is only shown in the UK) and You are Your Brother. The normal variant is retained on the Comedy World Season 8 DVD. Also retained on the Eric's Little Brother Experiences and Mrs. Suzy DVDs. This logo was used in tandem with the next logo until its retirement. The logo also made a surprise appearance on the Sprout House episode "Snug and Shug", even though all other episodes used the next logo.
- None; you'll just be annoyed by the lack of the characters which has graced the GoAnimate Pictures name for over 20 years since the characters were created. This is also a boring logo.
- Medium for the BA variant because of the swirly rainbow background.
- Low for The Sara Show variant.
- Medium to High for its final use. Eric exploding can make you have bad dreams, and it doubles as a tear-jerker.
By this time, GoAnimate Pictures had billions of responses to return the characters. GoAnimate Pictures and its employees did. Also, TimeWarner regained control of GoAnimate affiliates, but Tori Net still owned the original films. In which, TimeWarner decided to acquire Tori Net from News Corporation. In 2015, Comcast bought the company and made a huge profit from it. In November 2016, The company began to be owned by TimeWarner again after almost being bought out by NBCUniversal (the company that owns Comcast)
13th Logo (December 18, 2013-November 25, 2015)
Nicknames: "The Characters' Return!", "Flags With Letters", "Eric Can Dance? IV", "The GoDance Party! V"Logo: On a gold background, we see a flag wave with the letter G on it. Then we see a flag wave with the letter O on it. The entire thing keeps going until we zoom out from the last flag to see that the flags have spelled GOANIMATE. Then "Pictures" fade on a blank flag. The familiar characters walk in. They look around, then start dancing. The flags stop waving. The byline "A Time Warner Company" appears below. The characters wink one time.
- A shorter version of the logo exists.
- On The Funnies and Cute Kittens, a Scottish kitten walks in, mutters to himself, then jumps on the characters until they are too weak to move. He then looks at us and meows then says "No more of this crap! Just end the show!". On The Funnies episode "The $1,000,000 Pet Shop" and the Cute Kittens episode "Bouncy Fun/Cats and Dogs", (both shows' pilots) after "Just end the show!" he says "Poor Eric...". As he says that, Eric gets back up, and after the cat says "Poor Eric...", Eric runs and yells, "NO!" and crashes into the camera, smashing the screen. Then he falls off, and we see whatever logo would appear at the end.
- Starting in April 2015, "A Comcast Company, A Division of Tori Net" appears instead, due to Comcast owning GoAnimate and Tori Net reviving.
- On episodes of Like That House, the family's cat replaces the characters.
- On some episodes of Gary and Friends, Gary replaces the characters.
Music/Sounds: Two drumbeats, then a trumpet fanfare, then the cute little ditty from logo 7. Sometimes, it's the opening theme of the movie or show.
Availability: No longer current. Can be seen on GoAnimate-produced films and shows on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and more. Can also be seen on reruns of the GoAnimate 2000 (plastering the 11th logo) and GoAnimate '90s series on the Vyond Channel. Later episodes of The Sara Show also have this logo as well. Can also be seen on Making That Blockbuster, Like That House, and Gary and Friends.
Scare Factor: Low.
By this time, Comcast was beginning to try to protect GoAnimate from a buyout from HTML5. Comcast won, but they had to gain thousands of dollars/pounds to save it from HTML5's buyout. About a year later, Comcast (which had recently bought itself from International Family Entertainment) made an agreement with TimeWarner that GoAnimate would be a joint venture between the two companies.
14th Logo (November 26, 2015-May 6, 2018)
Nicknames: "8-bit Eric", "Eric Holding the Flag"
- Opening Variant: On a plain white BG, Eric walks in, and takes a large toolbox in. He opens it, digs through, and holds up a large CG model of the flag from logo 13, turning him into a CGI version of himself. "A Comcast Company" fades in under it ("A TimeWarner Company" starting in September 2016), and Eric winks and says "GoAnimate!". He then walks out.
- Closing Variant: The print logo of GoAnimate Pictures at the time (which is the opening variant in a box, excluding the toolbox, and "GoAnimate Pictures" is below the box. The Comcast/TimeWarner byline is below that.)
Trivia: The animation program used to make the model, RenderMan, was used by Pixar to make Tin Toy and many other shorts, as well as movies like Toy Story.
- On shows, the logo is shortened down to just Eric saying "GoAnimate!", which is more common.
- There is also a non-CGI variant, but it only appears on reruns of The Funnies.
- On Apocalypse Massacre, Eric is holding a chainsaw as well as the flag.
FX: For the opening variant, the CGI model, and Eric's animation. For the closing variant, none, unless you count it scrolling up with the credits at the end of them and it fading out to be FX.
Music/Sounds: For the opening variant, an 8-bit rendition of Eric's ditty followed by Eric's line. In the short version, it's just the last four notes. For the closing variant, the ending theme of the movie.
Availability: No longer current. Seen on all old Vyond shows. Mostly on new episodes of the BBC shows P.S. 3538 and Sticks n' Stones. Also shown on current episodes of Comedy World and Comedy Land, as well as the new NBC shows Apocalypse Massacre and GoNinjago!, which are co-produced with Vyond. The closing variant continued to be used until May 6, 2018.
Scare Factor: Same as logos 11-13.
Note: The picture on the right is the non-CGI variant.
15th Logo (January 1-April 30, 2017)
Nicknames: "CGI Eric", "Another Celebration", "105 Years"Logo: A black screen saying "Celebrating 105 Years..." in the Dom Bold font appears. Then we see Eric in CGI saying "Surprise!!!!!" as the background becomes white. Balloons fly up and confetti flies everywhere, while the name and the byline fade in below.
- On GoAnimate Pictures' 105th Birthday Spectacular!!! (2017), Comedy World (2006-2016, reruns), and Comedy Land (2016-present), Eric is not in CGI and balloons are casting over him.
- A rare version exists where the byline is not there. This is probably due to an error.
- Shortened versions have just Eric saying "Surprise!" and a short version of Eric's Ditty.
- On The New Road Rash Show, there is no confetti and the background is blue (a reference to the 6th logo.) This is only in the premiere episode.
- On its last day on April 30, 2017, the balloons pop and Eric explodes. This, along with the rare last day variant of the 13th logo, is extinct.
- On Eric's First Birthday, there is a Pretty Girl Enterprises version of the logo.
FX/SFX: Eric in his CGI form.
Music/Sounds: Silence on the first part. After Eric says his lines, party sounds are heard. A remix of Eric's Ditty can be heard too.
Availability: No longer current. It was first seen on GoAnimate Pictures' 105th Birthday Spectacular!!! (2017).
Scare Factor: Minimal. Eric's sudden appearance may make viewers jump.
Note: The picture on the right is the non-CGI variant.
By April 30, 2017, this logo was gone. The company was later bought out by The SuperMarioLogan Company. All of its assets were liquidated into The SuperMarioLogan Company. At this time, fans started to miss the flag and the original characters. On October 1, 2017, The SuperMarioLogan Company announced GoAnimate Pictures would return in 2018. The logo returned on January 4, 2018.
16th Logo (November 1, 2017, March 29-May 6, 2018)
Nicknames: "The Nine Network Logo That's Not Nine Network", " The Green Logo". "The GoDance Party! VI"
Logo: Same as the Nine Network 1999 logo, but it has a green background and the words "A GoAnimate Pictures production in association with Nine Network" is replacing the text. The characters dancing replace the 9. The TimeWarner/Comcast byline and copyright info is below all of that.
- On reruns of The Funnies, the characters are replaced by Shrek and the music is "All Star" by Smash Mouth (Shrek's signature song.)
- On the trailer for The Thing That Almost Ate The Planet (TTTAATP), the logo is gold.
FX/FSX: This is a good logo.
Music/Sounds: Same as the Nine Network 1999 logo.
Availability: Current. It first appeared on The Thing That Almost Ate The Planet (TTTAATP), and now appears on 2018 Comedy Land episodes airing on Nine Network. Also appeared on the first episode of Top Wing in Canada for unknown reasons.
Scare Factor: None. Just really good.
17th Logo (January 4, 2018-May 6, 2018)
Nicknames: "Classic Characters", "The GoDance Party! VII"Logo: We see the characters run up onto the grass. The characters then start dancing. Then Eric looks at the screen and winks. The name and byline fade in below.
FX/SFX: The characters dancing.
- Once, the byline was written so that it implied that Comcast owns TimeWarner. After some speculation, Comcast owning TimeWarner was confirmed false.
- Some movies and shows have the characters on a white background.
- Some movies and shows not only have the characters on a white background but sometimes they have the old faces that were used in 2009 until 2011!
- On Tales Of Orange Puff, the characters get hit with a guitar, where the classic "KABONG!!!" sound comes in.
- On Prepare for an Incision, the characters are slightly bleeding, which makes it more exceptional for films. This also appears on other adult movies.
- A more common, shorter version of this logo exists, where the logo is cut down just to the last 3 seconds. This can be found on Comedy Land.
- A shortened version is on Comedy Land. However, the long version was used when it first appeared.
- On "You're in GoAnimate, Charlie Brown", Charlie Brown and Snoopy are between Kate and Mrs. Read, along with Peanuts-style flirty music. Eric is very disappointed, and he says to them, "Get out of the logo!" Charlie Brown then says "Good grief!".
- On Eric's Easter Party, there is a Pretty Girl Enterprises version of the logo, because Pretty Girl Enterprises helped work on the special.
Music/Sounds: A nice classical guitar version of Eric's Ditty.
Availability: Current. First seen on an episode of Comedy Land.
Scare Factor: None. Many people love this logo as it is homage to the classic characters. Low to Medium for the Tales of Orange Puff and Prepare for an Incision variants.
Vyond Pictures Edit
(May 6, 2018-)
Logo: On a black background, we see multiple squares in different colors and sizes zooming left and right, up and down, and everywhere, before morphing into the characters dancing. "Vyond Pictures" then zooms in and the logo settles.
FX/SFX: The squares flying and the text zooming.
Music/Sounds: An electric guitar version of Eric's Ditty.
Availability: Brand new. First seen on their revamped website, and on the trailer for A Mishap in the Elevator. The logo officially debuted on the film itself, and may be seen on later films by the company.
Scare Factor: Low. Many people weren't expecting the name change.
Background: This was the first subsidiary of Vyond Pictures to produce live-action films and live-action/animated-hybrid films. Their biggest hit was GoAnimate: The Movie in 2006.
1st Logo (1985-2016, 2017)
Nicknames: "The Logo That Appears Before Toy Stealing", "Eric Tripping", "Poor Eric", "The Variants Logos".
Logo: A Go! zooms in and then zooms out to reveal Animate next to it. Then STUDIOS fades in. Then Eric comes down from the top and lands on the m. He then trips from the I and lands on the D in STUDIOS.
Trivia: This logo's animation was later recycled for the first episode of Comedy World in 2006. The cells are repainted and placed on a different background on Orange Puff.
- An early version exists where the part with Eric was taken out. This was seen until 2006.
- On The Baby Moves, There is a baby instead of Eric.
- On Orange Puff, Eric trips from the n instead of i.
- On Building Something, Eric is gone. Plus, the exclamation mark is replaced with, surprisingly, a vertical brick.
- On Sara 2 and the failed movie Dumb Reasons, the logo proceeds as normal, until Eric drops down, and we see that the exclamation mark is smaller than normal. Eric does not trip over it and lands on the n, then says "I did not trip this time, but hey, it was worth it!"
- From July 21, 2010-August 17, 2016, "STUDIOS" is replaced with "PICTURES" on occassion.
- A shorter version exists with no exclamation mark and newer footage of Eric tripping.
- There is a short version where the logo formation is taken out. This is usually shown at the end of TV shows.
- On Cat Wars: The Series, the logo is still and over the credits.
- A nighttime version exists on the canceled pilot Sneaky and the Alley Cats.
- On Pretty Girl Enterprises films, Eric is replaced by a girl.
Music/Sounds: A sound depending on what movement it is. May have the opening theme over it, or the end theme overlapping everything.
Music/Sounds Variant: On 2004-2016 prints of Fairy Problems, the audio from the 1985 Nelvana logo is heard halfway through the logo, then after that, the music from the 2004 Nelvana logo is faintly heard. Silence is heard for 2 seconds, and what follows is the end of the music from the 4th logo. This is either due to a plastering error, or an editing mistake at Vyond Studios International.
Availability: No longer current. It was first seen on The Guy Who Got Shot. The Eric Show and Orange Puff airs on Vyond Kids, so you can see it. Blocks and networks like CBS Dream Team and Discovery Family keep this logo intact. Also seen in 2006-2012 episodes of Chef Eric and 2006-2016 episodes of The Sara Show. It also was seen in CGI-animated movies from 1996 to 2013. This surprisingly appears on the 2013 YouTube cut of GoAnimate: The Movie, which is more common than the original cut.
Scare Factor: TBA
2nd Logo (July 30, 2006-October 5, 2013)
Nickname: "Dark Characters".
Logo: On a light black background that looks rusted and a vignette, we see many different characters from different GoAnimate themes. The words "created with" fades in. Then the GoAnimate logo swooshes in from the left very fast. Then, the words "easily make animations exactly the way you want." fades in below.
Availability: No longer current. First appeared on GoAnimate: The Movie, and is seen at the end of movies around this time.
Scare Factor: Low to medium.
3rd Logo (October 6, 2013-May 6, 2018)
Nicknames: "The Characters Running", "Business People", "Business Friendly Takeover"
Logo: On a blue background, we see an orange O. Then we suddenly see lots of Business Friendly characters run into it, then the background changes to a speedup-like background as the O zooms out. Then, the words "Animate" comes in from the right. The background changes to a solid blue. A cursor then appears and goes off screen, and puts an orange G to the left of the O and sets it into place, forming the GoAnimate logo. The logo zooms out, and "STUDIOS" fades in below.
Availability: No longer current. Seen on movies made at that time. Also appears on the trailers for First Job.
Scare Factor: None; you'll just be annoyed at how many times you've seen it.
4th Logo (December 12, 2017-May 6, 2018)
(May 6, 2018-)
Nickname: "Eric's Camera"
Logo: We see magic strikes over a camera lens and we see computer equipment (keyboard and mice) forming to create a picture (which is a camera.) We soon see a splash a color to reveal Eric operating a steadicam-movie camera (a camera on a crane controlled by a person), followed by "Vyond Studios" being sparked onto the logo.
Music/Sounds: Twinkling and shining, and then a majestic fanfare.
Music/Sounds Variant: First Job had only the sounds and not the music.
Availability: Current. Appeared on First Job, and Girls' Night.
Scare Factor: None. It's a legacy to the old Eric character.