- This is a dream logo, you cannot see this in real life!
- This company is a division of GoAnimate Pictures.
- This was originally started by an anonymous user and keeps asking me (and by me, it obviously means Ryan Smetana) to edit it!
Background: Salt Cover is a Brazilian-American cable channel that distributes prints of TV shows from the now-defunct Business Friendly Studios, and also distributes prints from various movie companies throughout the country. As of 2014, it has started making their own movies and television shows that can only be broadcasted on that channel. In 1977, a limited number of Orion movies listed Salt Home Video as their distributor. Salt Cover also distributed ITC shows and some shows produced by BBC and Sony as well.
In 1979, cartoonist Katherine Russo created the famous salt shaker that Salt Cover used throughout the 80s, the 90s, and half of the 2000s. No name has been given for the salt shaker, although promos throughout tapes in 2008 held a contest to determine a name for it. It was canceled after too many people (mainly pubescent men) submitted sexually suggestive names that we won't reprint here. For now, the salt shaker will remain nameless.
On March 14th, 2018, (In the United States,) Salt Cover was into and folded in 2 studios: Business Friendly Studios and GoAnimate Pictures.
US Television's HistoryEdit
(1948-1969)Logo: On a space background, we see a cheesy drawing of a salt shaker zoom up to the screen. Salt Cover fades in below.
Variant: On ITC programs, AND fades below.
Music/Sounds: Ending theme or a generic fanfare.
Availability: Was last seen on "Farthest Reaches".
Scare Factor: High with the generic fanfare.
(1969-1977)Logo: On a space background, we see a bright flash, and the words Salt Cover with a salt shaker to the left flashes in. It shines.
Music/Sounds: A five-note synth tune. On "Camp Daisy", the ending theme was used.
Availability: Extremely rare, was last seen on "Camp Daisy", "Road Rash", and "Revenge of Sara".
Scare Factor: Medium.
Logo: On a shady green background, the word Salt flips in, letter by letter. Cover fades in below, and it gets surrounded by a white box with a solid white box that contains a salt shaker to the left of it. The whole thing sparkles.
- "The Brian Show" had the byline "A Service Trademark of Salt Cover Affiliates, Inc".
- "Bright Idea" had the byline "A Division of Salt Cover Affiliates, Inc."
- This logo was also adapted for Salt Cover's short-lived home video division. Instead of Cover fading in, Home Video replaced it. A different theme was also heard.
- At the end of the original theatrical prints of Elf, the logo is snowing.
Music/Sounds: 3 notes- C, E, G. Then a drumbeat is heard.
Availability: Extremely rare. You can see it on videotapes of Bright Idea distributed by Artisan Entertainment.
Scare Factor: None.
Logo: On a white background, we see an anthropomorphic salt shaker, wearing socks, shoes, a shirt, and pants, like humans. In his left hand, he is holding a circle saying the word "Salt." "Cover" is at the bottom of the screen. This is the first Salt Cover logo to have an (R) bug.
- "Open Sores" had the salt shaker bleeding on the ground. This was quickly scrapped and replaced with the 5th logo, but some tapes of the show released by RCA/Columbia have it.
- "Oregon Pain" had the byline "A Division of Salt Entertainment."
Music/Sounds: Ending theme or a cute little ditty.
Availability: Uncommon, but not rare- at least for the normal version.
Scare Factor: None for the normal version, Nightmare for the one with the blood.
(1983-1986)Logo: We see a salt shaker in a swimsuit floating in water, holding a sign reading Salt Cover. You can see he is a little sunburned and a crab is attached to his back.
Music/Sounds: Seagulls. "Open Sores" had a 6 note theme.
Scare Factor: None. This is a cute logo.
(1986-1992)Logo: We see the same salt shaker as the previous logo, although this time he is roller skating along a highway. He passes three cars and then crashes into a tree. Salt Cover Entertainment fades in below. "A SALT ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY" appears below the title.
- "Kendra's Krib": The salt shaker is distracted by a human female teenager and then crashes into a tree.
- "The Brian Show": A still logo is shown of the salt shaker crashing into the tree.
- "Orange Gus": The salt shaker crashes into a lamppost.
- "Library Matters": The salt shaker is roller skating on a bridge over the lake and crashes into, surprisingly, a tree. "Entertainment" is omitted.
Music/Sounds: A flute tune and then a cartoon-style CRASH as the salt shaker hits the tree. Can have the ending theme play over it.
Availability: Not quite uncommon, but not quite current, either. Programs like CBS Dream Team and Discovery Family air "The Brian Show" and "Orange Gus", so you can see it.
Scare Factor: Low, unless you don't like salt shakers crashing.
(1992-2007)Logo: We see the same salt shaker in logos 5 and 6 against a pale blue BG. This time, he's bowling. When the bowling ball hits the pins, the words "Salt Cover" pop up in a cartoony style wiggling around and the ball changes to a salt shaker. "A Salt Entertainment Company" appears below the words.
- "California Design" had the bowling ball and salt shaker colored pink.
- "New Science of the Unthinkable" had a still shot of the finished logo.
Music/Sounds: The sound of a bowling ball hitting the bowling pins.
Availability: Common, can be seen on shows of the era.
Scare Factor: None.
By this time, the Salt Entertainment company had been discontinued when they were bought outright by GoAnimate Pictures, which kept the Salt Cover name.
Logo: Inside a red, white, and blue, circle on a black BG, we see the familiar salt shaker pop out of it. Suddenly, CGI confetti falls from the top of the screen, and "Salt Cover" fades in a handwritten font. The byline fades in below.
Variant: From 2007 to early 2008, the words "CELEBRATING A NEW TELEVISION AGE" were seen at the bottom below "Salt Cover." This variant is extremely rare.
Music/Sounds: 3 notes, and a synth chord in E sharp.
Availability: Common for 2008-2014, Rare for 2007. "Robyn's Journey" kept the 2007 logo when it was released on video and DVD, so you can see it on there.
Scare Factor: None.
Logo: In the 0 of a huge 60, we see the same salt shaker from the 80s and 90s, except he's lounging. His back, which is dangling down from the 0, is carrying a flag reading "Years of." The Salt Cover text is seen below, shining, with the byline below.
- GoAnimate Television, which normally edits out Salt Cover logos, kept this intact on "Young Rich", except they inserted a "PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH" line below "Salt Cover."
- "Celebrating Over" was seen above the 60 in 2009.
- On Salt Cover productions with Nelvana, the salt shaker turns into the Nelvana polar bear.
Music/Sounds: A triumphant 2-second fanfare.
Scare Factor: None.
(2014-March 14, 2018)Logo: On a white or shady blue background, we see a circle move and morph to form the Salt Cover logo, styled like that in the 50s; It shines, then "salt cover" text swoops down from the top of the screen. As soon it is done, the background turns shady blue or white. Sometimes "worldwide" appears with "salt cover."
Music/Sounds: None. The logo can have the ending theme over it.
Availability: No longer current. Usually preserved when episodes of the shows from this time were rerun on PBS, Cartoon Network, Teletoon, CBBC, CBS Dream Team, and much, much more...
Scare Factor: None, you'll just be annoyed by the lack of the cute salt shaker which has graced the Salt name for over 30 years.
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