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Background: Mount Fuji Home Video was a home video distributor that was founded in 1995 by Derek Foyer. This company has distributed many shows and movies from MTM, Thames, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, PBS and other companies on VHS and Betamax. In 2003, the company was dissolved into MGM/UA Home Video (now MGM Home Entertainment).

Note: Early MFHV releases didn't have a logo, instead skipped straight from the FBI warning to the film/show.

1st Logo (1996-2000)

Nicknames: "The Neon Star", "Hey! They Stole "You Can Fly" from Disney's Peter Pan!"

Logo: On a black background, a neon star draws itself in and glows. Then, the text "MOUNT FUJI" emerges from the bottom and settles below the star. "HOME VIDEO" then spins in and settles below "MOUNT FUJI".

FX/SFX: The star forming and glowing and the text animating...

Cheesy Factor: ...which is overall choppy. Plus, the star (mostly) doesn't represent the actual Mount Fuji AT ALL.

Music/Sounds: Some laser-light sounds are heard as the star is being formed, followed by a instrumental version of "You Can Fly" from Disney's Peter Pan. Apparently, Disney approved use of this song.

Availability: Extremely rare. It can be seen on MFHV releases from 1996 to 2000, such as the original VHS/Betamax of The Simpsons, as well as all volumes of the Blue's Clues Spotlight VHS compilations.

Scare Factor: None, but you might laugh your pants off or kick your head at how cheap it is or the blatant use of the song "You Can Fly".

2nd Logo (2000-2003)

Logo: We see a video of Mount Fuji, with the clouds moving. Then, the words "MOUNT FUJI HOME VIDEO" fade in letter-by-letter.

FX/SFX: The video and the words fading in.

Music/Sounds: A orchestral fanfare.

Music/Sounds Variant: There's also a silent version.

Availability: More easy to come than the previous logo, but still rare. It was seen on a handful of MFHV releases from 2000-2003, such as the 1st and 2nd edition of Bobby's World. Other example for this logo is a VHS release of the WB film, The Exorcist. The silent version is very rare, as it only appeared on video cameras and on VHS releases of Barney and Friends, with the PBS Kids P-Pals on the packaging.

Scare Factor: Low.