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Background: Worldvision Home Video Inc. was the home media division of television production company and syndicator Worldvision Enterprises, that primarily released television programs (Worldvision's own material, along with material from ABC Films and QM Productions that Worldvision controlled the distribution rights to the former and all rights to the latter), Hanna-Barbera Productions (who was owned by Taft Broadcasting, Worldvision's owner at the time) material and special-interest releases (such as the golf legend Jack Nicklaus' Golf My Way series). Worldvision was later sold to Spelling Inc. (later Spelling Entertainment Group) and began releasing Spelling Entertainment programs. In 1994, Spelling purchased Republic Pictures and Worldvision Home Video was folded into Republic Pictures Home Video (now Paramount Home Media Distribution and CBS Home Entertainment), Also in 1995, Worldvision Home Video was died. In 1999, the company was returned, but in 2000 and 2011, the company was defunct again. In 2006, the company was returned again. In 2016, Starz into a new owned company, Lionsgate.


1st Logo (1983-1985)

Nicknames: "Radar Globe", "Radar W", "Worldvision W Globe"

Logo: It is an updated variant of the 1974 Worldvision Enterprises logo, except "HOME VIDEO INC." replaces "ENTERPRISES INC.".

Variants:

  • A black and white version of this appears on promotional VHS releases. The globe and text is bigger and the Taft byline is seen below. It is also still.
  • There is a variant where this logo zooms in.
  • Another variant has clips from the company's material being shown in the globe's area.

FX/SFX: Still for the standard variant. See "Variants" for those versions animations.

Cheesy Factor: This version seems to be chyroned together (like the 1987 bylineless version of the 1974 Worldvision logo).

Music/Sounds: None for the standard variant. The second variant has the "whoosh" noise from the 1988 Worldvision logo.

Availability: Extremely rare. The second and third variants can be seen on the 1983 VHS release of Heidi's Song. The standard version can presumably be seen on mid-1980s releases from the company.

Scare Factor: Low, especially when compared to the next logo. About the same as the 1974 Worldvision logo.


2nd Logo (1983-1995)

Nicknames: "Radar Globe II", "Radar W II", "Worldvision W Globe II", "WHOOSH Globe (of Doom)"

Logo: On a white screen, the Worldvision Enterprises globe with a red "W" zooms-out from the center. As the camera zooms out, the word "WORLDVISION" emerges from the front, and both plaster themselves into place. The text "HOME VIDEO INC." slides in from the Worldvision name, as the background fades to black. Afterwards, the radar globe shines and the "World Vision International" print stamp (in very small type here) fades onto the bottom of the screen. The finished logo then cuts to black.

Trivia: This logo would become the basis of the 1988 Worldvision logo.

Bylines:

  • 1983-1987: "A TAFT COMPANY" and the "World Vision International" print stamp replacing the byline a second later.
  • 1987-1989: Bylineless (just the "World Vision International" print stamp appearing in)
  • 1989-1994: "A UNIT OF SPELLING ENTERTAINMENT INC." (with the "World Vision International" print stamp below the byline) Trademark symbol appears by the "Radar W" logo in 1991.
  • 1994-1995: "A UNIT OF SPELLING ENTERTAINMENT INC., A BLOCKBUSTER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY"

Variants:

  • There is a filmed variation of this logo.
  • On the 1991 release of the 1987 television movie Hands of a Stranger as soon as the text "HOME VIDEO INC." stops sliding in, it cuts to the finished 1988 television logo. That last second of the the globe zooming in on the television version is seen for a split second.

FX/SFX: The zoom out, the lettering layering effects and the shining radar globe.

Cheesy Factor: The animation is quite choppy, and the text "HOME VIDEO INC." is very hard to see.

Music/Sounds: It starts with a loud, long "whoosh". After the "whoosh" dies down, an 8-note synthesized tune plays, which is actually a pitched down version of Andy Clarke's "Moog Statement 14".

Music/Sounds Variant: There is a quiet (but not silent) version of the music.

Availability: Very rare. It's seen on most releases of material from the Hanna-Barbera Productions and Spelling Entertainment libraries. Other notable releases were Sam's Son, The Goodbye Bird, Happily Ever After, Cujo and Get Smart…Again! Much of the back catalog (mainly the feature films, television films and some mini-series) were reissued by Republic Pictures Home Video in the mid-1990s (much of it in EP mode with Worldvision packaging). Could also be seen on EP mode recorded reissues of films from AIP Home Video. Also seen on the first releases of Beverly Hills 90210 and any show that showed the Worldvision logo on it. The quiet version is only used after the 1986 Taft Video logo. This can be found on Netflix's print of The Stand episode "The Plague". The filmed version is extremely rare, but can be found on a Guild Home Video VHS release of Atom Ant. It was also seen at the start of an HBO broadcast of the 1994 film Crackerjack. Also found on a few early 1990s GoodTimes Home Video reissued tapes that were under license from the company.

Scare Factor: Depending on the variant:

  • Original Version: Medium to nightmare. The loud whoosh, combined with the animation, eerie synth, globe design and the dark text may scare some people. The scare factor is lower for those who are used to it.
  • Quiet Variant: Low. Although we still have the animation, the globe design and the dark text, the whoosh and the synth music‘s volume is lowered.

3rd Logo (as Worldvision Home Entertainment) (March 19, 1999-December 22, 2000)

Nicknames: "Radar Globe III", "Radar W III", "Worldvision W Globe III", "Solid Globe"

Logo: On a black background, we see the familiar "Radar W" with the word "WORLDVISION HOME ENTERTAINMENT" and the byline "a starz company" appears to the disclaimer.

FX/SFX: The zoom out, the lettering layering effects and the shining radar globe.

Cheesy Factor: The animation is quite choppy, and the text "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" is very hard to see.

Music/Sounds: The last 2 notes of "Moog Statement 14" like the Home Video logo is low pitched, the "WHOOSH" added from the Worldvision logo was shortened and toned down.

Availability: Common. Same as the 2nd logo. Can be seen on Double Films The King and I and Cast Away and One TV Show Don't Hug Me I'm Scared.

Scare Factor: Medium to high. The “WHOOSH”, combined with the animation, the eerie synth and the globe design may startle some people, but it’s tamer than the previous logo.

5th Logo (November 17, 2006-November 18, 2011)

Nicknames: "Radar Globe IV", "Radar W IV", "Worldvision W Globe IV", "Solid Globe II"

Logo: on a black background, we see the Radar Solid Globe "W" with the word "WORLDVISION HOME ENTERTAINMENT" and the byline "a starz company" appears to the Disclaimber.

FX/SFX: The zoom out, the lettering layering effects and the shining radar globe.

Cheesy Factor: The animation is quite choppy, and the text "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" is very hard to see.

Music/Sounds: The last 2 notes of "Moog Statement 14" like the Home Video logo is low pitched, the "WHOOSH" added from the Worldvision logo was shortened and toned down.

Availability: Common. Same as the 4th logo. Can be seen on Over Films Happy Feet, Tamagotchi: The Movie, Tamagotchi: Happiest Story in the Universe and Happy Feet Two and One TV Show Tamagotchi (anime).

Scare Factor: TBA.

5th Logo (January 25, 2013-November 8, 2016)

Nicknames: "Radar Globe V", "Radar W V", "Worldvision W Globe V", "Solid Globe III"

Logo: on a black background, we see the Radar Solid Globe "W" with the word "WORLDVISION HOME ENTERTAINMENT" and the byline "a starz company" appears to the Disclaimber.

FX/SFX: The zoom out, the lettering layering effects and the shining radar globe.

Cheesy Factor: The animation is quite choppy, and the text "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" is very hard to see.

Music/Sounds: The last 2 notes of "Moog Statement 14" like the Home Video logo is low pitched, the "WHOOSH" added from the Worldvision logo was shortened and toned down.

Availability: Common. Same as the 5th logo. Can be seen on Triple Films Movie 43, 3 Days to Kill and New GoAnimate The Movie and Single Short Film Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze and One TV Show Tamagotchi Friends.

Scare Factor: TBA.

6th Logo

(2016- )

TBA!!!