Carsey-Werner Television currently own domestic and international rights to Cannell's solo-produced series. | width= Stephen J. Cannell February 5, 1941 - September 30, 2010. Nicknames: "3D Cannell", "The Cannell Studios". One of television’s most prolific writers and series creators, Stephen J. Cannell's work includeded The Rockford Files, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street, The A-Team and The Greatest American Hero. A guitar plays a four note tune. Logo: A live-action man (the late Stephen J. Cannell himself) with a pompadour and a beard is typing on an IBM Selectric typewriter in an office/study area with bookshelves and awards galore. He started his company in 1979 after leaving Universal Studios with Action/Mystery shows like Adam-12 and Ironside. Once the text and the "C" go into their above and below positions, respectively, the "C" quickly flashes, turning everything into 2D. A copyright notice for Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc. fades in below the logo after the animation is all done. The paper scoops up the top papers in the stack and forms a "C" as the stack became more abstract and the perspective becomes a top-down perspective. Occasionally, after we see Cannell toss the paper, the animation cuts awkwardly to the black screen. FX/SFX: None or the scrolling of the credits. 1983-1987: High, as the theme is more dramatic. It was used as early as the. March 25, 1984-December 31, 1984: A black jacket and dark colored sweater over white collar shirt. His father ran an interior design firm. He was born on February 5, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, and raised in nearby Pasadena. Personals was a roughly year-long, late night dating game show where personal dating ads come to life. Though News Corporation owned Cannell Entertainment at the time of Cannell's death, Cannell owned most of his library with the exceptions of The A-Team, Stone, The Duke, and Black Sheep Squadron (owned by NBCUniversal), Hardcastle & McCormick, Riptide (owned by Sony Pictures Television in the U.S. only), and Hunter (distributed by Sony Pictures Television in the U.S. only. On the TV movie A Place for Annie, it's silent. Editor's Note: Everything about the logo is a treat: the concept, the inclusion of both live-action and animation, the memorable tune, the real paper transitioning into an animated one, and the logo design. The Wonderful World of Disneyis the general incarnation of the Disney anthology television series, which premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. It was initially used when Angelica Puckle (not Angelica Pickles, the fictional charcter from Rugrats and All Grown Up) and Cannell Animation/Visual Arts co-produced How Oblina Stole Summer! 1st Logo (September 23, 1976-April 15, 1981, 1982), 2nd Logo March 18, 1981-April 18, 1999, 2004, October 11, 2010), Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution, Columbia TriStar International Television, Paramount Domestic Television and Video Programming, https://closinglogosgroup.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Cannell_Entertainment&oldid=54866, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). There is a sped-up version of the 1985 and 1987 versions of this logo where the camera moves fast for the two short 1987 logo themes, which were used on early to later season two episodes of. Cheesy Factor: Well, the animation and the design of the logo is ripped off from Stephen J. Cannell Productions, and the finished logo obviously looks rather undetailed. Currently seen on the first season of Black Sheep Squadron on DVD. Shout! The concept was always the same, as well as the animation. FX/SFX: The "C" and text zooming out, and the copyright notice fading in. His first three series out of the gate were the critically acclaimed Tenspeed and Brown Shoe , superhero comedy The Greatest American Hero and the mega-hit The A-Team . Same as above, except Cannell gently tosses the paper in front of him instead. This was seen on some episodes of. Stephen Joseph Cannell (February 5, 1941 – September 30, 2010) was an American television producer, writer, author, and occasional actor, and the founder of Stephen J. Cannell Productions. The concept was always the same, as well as the animation. Background: Cannell Entertainment, Inc. (also known as "The Cannell Studios" and formerly "Stephen J. Cannell Productions") was originally started in 1979 by the late writer Stephen J. Cannell after leaving Universal Studios. A copyright stamp is sometimes seen below in the early 1980s. Cannell Entertainment, Inc. (also known as "The Cannell Studios" and formerly "Stephen J. Cannell Productions") was originally started in 1979 by the late writer Stephen J. Cannell after leaving Universal Studios. Logo: A live-action man (the late Stephen J. Cannell himself) with a pompadour and a beard is typing on an IBM Selectric typewriter in an office/study area with bookshelves and awards galore. When the "C" forms, ominous horns and flutes played along with the pounding synthesizers used while Cannell types. March 25-December 31, 1984: Cannell has a black jacket and dark colored sweater over white collar shirt (no pipe this time, as he quit smoking in later years). Music/Sounds: A dramatic synthesizer tune. The logo was last used on an original series in 1999, when Silk Stalkings ended its long run on the USA Network. It was made part of Columbia Pictures Entertainment on December 21, 1987. January 4, 1985-October 31, 1987: Cannell is wearing a white and gray striped flannel shirt. He was an author and a producer for most shows. ", "Mr. Cannell and His Typewriter", "He just can't get this page right...". On January 24, 2006, The Carsey-Werner Company acquired distribution rights to Cannell's library with the exception of those owned or distributed by major television studios. November 25, 1981-February 8, 1983: A dramatic three-note horn fanfare plays first, followed by a rousing orchestra and six notes played by a guitar. The text "Stephen J. Cannell Productions (Inc.)", "A Stephen J. Cannell Production", or "Cannell Entertainment, Inc.", with "Production/Productions (Inc.)/(Inc.)" sliding out from below the company name, is formed above. Nicknames: "3D Cannell", "The Cannell Studios". In 1986, Cannell with Tri-Star Pictures and Witt/Harris Productions created a joint venture distribution called "TeleVentures". On July 11, 1990, Cannell and Tri-Star dissolved TeleVentures and was sold to Cannell and was renamed "Cannell Distribution Co." and Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc. was renamed to "Cannell Entertainment, Inc". March 18, 1981-September 27, 1987: A rearranged version of the 1981 theme, but sounds much more dramatic, which contains violins playing while the familiar six-note theme plays. It was only known to be seen on later Caesar's Challenge episodes on NBC and the 1991-92 show Personals. The concept for TriStar Pictures was the brainchild of Victor Kaufman, a senior executive of Columbia Pictures (then a subsidiary of Coca-Cola), who convinced the studio, HBO, and CBS, to pool resources to split the ever-growing costs of making movies, creating a new joint venture in 1982. He was an author and a producer for most shows. From an early age, Stephen suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia, which made it nearly impossible from him to do well in school, he either flunked or was held back many times. Factory currently own domestic and international rights to Cannell's solo-produced series. ↑ Yahoo News – AP News Article Concerning His Death Cannell was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in a mansion in nearby Pasadena. Editor's Note: This is a favorite of many, and we'll certainly miss Cannell. He will always be remembered for the masterpieces he brought to TV. | align=center Regardless, it's a fine logo, but it doesn't stand out as well as its predecessor. The paper becomes animated on a black background, and floats downwards towards a stack of animated papers below. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 1983-September 27, 1987: A rearranged version of the 1981 theme, but sounds much more dramatic, which contains violins playing while the familiar six-note theme plays. Availability: Rare. Syndicator Carsey-Werner has struck a deal to distribute the Stephen J. Cannell library both inside and outside the U.S.It is a homecoming of sorts for Cannell dramas. For the in-credit logo and the TV movie Highway Heartbreaker, it's the end-title theme. DVDs of these programs (where available) should retain this logo. Music/Sounds: A dramatic synthesizer tune. The 20th Century Fox Television ID (Cannell's parent company) would follow. -CLGVN opening tag -Z103 Original Programming opening logo -Saved by the Bell Surprise! Content is available under $1 unless otherwise noted. April 1, 1981-January 20, 1983: The much dramatic of the original 1981 logo theme. Used on, Cannell Tribute: On the Castle episode "Punked", the 2004 logo is shown. A copyright stamp is sometimes seen below in the early 1980s. For the in-credit logo, it's the end-title theme. He was an author and a producer for most shows. Last used on the, January 4, 1985-September 24, 1987: A combination of the first half of the November 1981 Cannell logo theme from, September 24, 1987-October 20, 1990, 2004, October 11, 2010: A Malibu-style guitar plays the four note tune, which was first used on the, October 3-17, 1987, October 26, 1988-April 18, 1999: Another variant using a piano, guitar, bells, and orchestration playing at the same time, with a flute sound before the rousing music plays, and later a guitar playing the last notes of the theme. Same as above, except Cannell gently tosses the paper in front of him instead. September 15, 1996-April 18, 1999: A black sweater. And depending on the outfit used, here is the list of outfits worn by Mr. Cannell over the years: FX/SFX: The transition and animation used to "turn" the "real" paper into an animated one. On January 24, 2006, The Carsey-Werner Company acquired distribution rights to Cannell's library with the exception of those owned or distributed by major television studios. December 13, 1983-March 20, 1984: A blue jean jacket and white flannel shirt over a black turtleneck, plus he is smoking his pipe. From his early years struggling with dyslexia to unprecedented success in the television industry and reinvention as a novelist, Stephen was an innovator, encourager and … FX/SFX: None or the scrolling of the credits. He throws the paper up into the air, and the animation sequence continues as usual. Retrieved 2010-10-02. January 4, 1985-October 31, 1987: A white and gray striped flannel shirt. MGM International Television Distribution owns global rights of Hunter through NBCUniversal). When they were programmers at ABC back in 1979, Carsey-Werner founders Tom Werner and Marcy Carsey bought Cannell's first network drama, Ten Speed and Brown Shoe.The deal covers rights on various platforms, … October 1, 1987-1989: Cannell is wearing a casual black polo shirt. Availability: Extinct. December 13, 1983-March 20, 1984: Cannell has a blue jean jacket and white flannel shirt over a black turtleneck, plus he is smoking his pipe. Logo: Just an in-credit text saying: "A STEPHEN J. CANNELL PRODUCTION". In 1995, Cannell Entertainment was acquired by New World Communications for $30 million and folded Cannell Distribution Co. into New World Entertainment, and on January 22, 1997, New World was acquired by News Corporation. His parents, Carolyn (née Baker) and Joseph Knapp Cannell, owned a chain of furniture stores. A list of outfits can be seen above. March 18, 1981-December 11, 1983: A dark colored sweater with white collar shirt, plus he is smoking his pipe. This was the first of two logos to feature Cannell smoking his pipe. However in 1998, Cannell re-acquired his library from News Corporation including an 8% distribution fee. On the TV movie A Place for Annie, it's silent. Nicknames: "Guy on Typewriter", "Cannell", "Mr. Cannell and His Typewriter". In 1989, Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc. was acquired by Sony Corporation of Japan, who merged Columbia and Tri-Star, but continued to use the separate labels. At UO, he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. January 4, 1985-September 24, 1987: A combination of the first half of the November 1981 Cannell logo theme from, September 24, 1987-October 20, 1990, 2004, October 11, 2010: A Malibu-style guitar plays the four note tune, which was first used on the, October 3-17, 1987, October 26, 1988-April 18, 1999: Another variant using a piano, guitar, bells, and orchestration playing at the same time, with a flute sound before the rousing music plays, and later a guitar playing the last notes of the theme. The music is somewhat dramatic, the animation of the paper falling may be a bit creepy, and the look of Mr. Cannell doesn’t look nice with the smoke pipe (especially in the early years, that would change later on), which may frighten some people. He will always be remembered for the masterpieces he brought to our televisions. However in 1998, Cannell re-acquired his library from News Corporation including an 8% distribution fee. From 1991-1996 on the 1989 variant, after Cannell takes out his paper from his typewriter, the logo would cross-fade to a black background with the text "Cannell Entertainment Inc.", or for syndication "Distributed By Cannell Entertainment Inc." (in a Gill Sans font), with a small "Distributed By" above the company name. |Cannel Entertainment (1976-82) A.jpg| Logo: On a boysenberry-colored marble background, we see a 3D "silvery" version of the "C" from which we zoom out, along with the 3D text "THE CANNELL STUDIOS" in Times New Roman font tilted at a 90-degree angle, then does a 90-degree turn to face us while the "C" takes its position below the Cannell text. On July 11, 1990, Tri-Star Pictures dissolved and sold its venture in TeleVentures to Stephen J. Cannell Productions and TeleVentures became Cannell Distribution Co. ↑ Pasadena Weekly, Telling tales: 'Over-performer’ Stephen J. Cannell takes over mystery book writing much the way he conquered episodic TV 2010-03-11. This can be seen on seasons 6-8 of. Occasionally, after we see Cannell toss the paper, the animation cuts awkwardly to the black screen. Cannell struggled with dyslexia in school, but did graduate from the University of Oregon in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in journalism. During his career, he created nearly 40 television shows and also worked as a … The tone is more soothing when Cannell throws the paper, reaching a climax with a flute or a trumpet. Cannell Entertainment, Inc. (also known as "The Cannell Studios" and formerly "Stephen J. Cannell Productions") was originally started in 1979 by the late writer Stephen J. Cannell after leaving Universal Studios. Closing Logo Group Wikia is a FANDOM TV Community. American television entertainer whose eponymous company produced such series as The A-Team, Hunter, 21 Jump Street, Silk Stalkings and Caesar's Challenge. Availability: Rare. Scary Logos Wiki:Discussion - Best Logos of All Time Scary Logos Wiki:Discussion - Worst Logos of All Time Scary Logos Wiki:Discussion - Neutral Logos Also seen on reruns of Hunter and DVD releases of 21 Jump Street, Riptide, Hunter, Silk Stalkings, The Greatest American Hero, The A-Team, Hardcastle and McCormick (the Hardcastle releases are from VEI of Toronto, Ontario in Canada), and Wiseguy. 1989-December 6, 1996: Cannell is wearing a vermilion polo shirt (with the collar up). On seasons 4-5 of Renegade, the text above the finished logo says "Renegade IV Enterprises", but the live action sequence is intact. Stephen J. Cannell was a producer for American television, as well as a writer of TV show scripts and especially pilot episodes. It was seen on Black Sheep Squadron, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, Richie Brockelman, Private Eye, the 1981 TV movie Midnight Offerings, and The Greatest American Hero season 1 episode "Reseda Rose", among others. Music/Sounds: A dramatic tune (written by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter) is played while Cannell types, which contains string-like instruments, French horns, tubular bells and pounding synthesizers. In 1979, he left Universal to form Stephen J. Cannell Productions. There is also a short version that only features the last half of the animation of the logo. Background: TeleVentures was originally a joint venture television distributor between Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Tri-Star Pictures, and Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions, that was started by Stephen J. Cannell in 1986. This is the last logo to feature Cannell smoking his pipe before it was dropped in 1984. The in-credit logos of Stephen J. Cannell Productions are extinct and were seen on the pilot and early episodes of Caesar's Challenge. Most of the series and the Tri-Star film packages that were distributed by TeleVentures were transferred to … Stephen Joseph Cannell Wiki: Salary, Married, Wedding, Spouse, Family Stephen Joseph Cannell (/ˈkænəl/; February 5, 1941 – September 30, 2010) was an American television producer, writer, novelist and occasional actor, and the founder of Cannell Entertainment (formerly Stephen J. Cannell Productions) and The Cannell Studios. There is a sped-up version of the 1985 and 1987 versions of this logo where the camera moves fast for the two short 1987 logo themes, which were used on early to later season two episodes of, There is also a short version that only features the last half of the animation of the logo. The company is still alive and is currently running by Cannell's family after Cannell's death on September 30, 2010, though Cannell worked as a novelist the remainder of his life and served as a creative consultant for the 2010 film, The A-Team with 20th Century Fox, and the final film with Cannell's name on the 2011 film, 21 Jump Street, and was released by Columbia Pictures. Can be seen on the 6th, 7th, and final season of. A list of outfits can be seen above. The dramatic music, the paper falling and Mr. Cannell is still here, but the guitar theme may lower the scare factor. 1… From 1992-1996 on the 1989 variant, after Cannell takes out his paper from his typewriter, the logo would cross-fade to a black background with the text "Cannell Entertainment Inc.", or for syndication "Distributed By Cannell Entertainment Inc." (in a Gill Sans font), with a small "Distributed By" above the company name. Of course, this logo was updated often, the main difference being Cannell wearing different clothes as well as aging over the years, possibly new awards in the office added as well, and even different offices were used. This logo is a favorite of many, and we'll certainly miss Cannell. While Cannell is typing, the text ", November 4, 1981-January 13, 1982: There is a very rare music variant that appeared starting with. The paper "scoops" up the top papers in the stack and forms a "C" as the stack becomes more abstract and the perspective becomes a top-down perspective. The company is still alive and is currently running by Cannell's family after Cannell's death on September 30, 2010, though Cannell worked as a novelist the remainder of his life and served as a creative consultant for the 2010 film, The A-Team with 20th Century Fox, and the final film with Cannell's name, the 2012 film, 21 Jump Street, which was released by Columbia Pictures. Cannell appears wearing any of the following outfits: Trivia: This logo is parodied at the near end of the music video for the song "DVNO" by Justice, as well on The Simpsons S4 episode "The Front", the Family Guy S2 episode "The Story on Page One", the Parker Lewis Can't Lose final season episode "Write of Die", and the 30 Rock S6 episode "What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year?". March 18, 1981-December 11, 1983: Cannell has a dark colored sweater with white collar shirt, plus he is smoking his pipe. In 1995, Cannell Entertainment was acquired by New World Communications for $30 million and folded Cannell Distribution Co. into New World Entertainment, and on January 22, 1997, New World was acquired by News Corporation. logo -Logos accompanied to the "Saved by the Bell" theme -Stephen J. Cannell Productions/New World International/20th Television logos -Saved by the Bell Surprise! In the early years, we just see Stephen typing at the typewriter from the front. He throws the paper up into the air, and the animation sequence continues as usual. On July 11, 1990, Tri-Star Pictures dissolved and sold its venture in TeleVentures to Stephen J. Cannell Productions and TeleVentures became Cannell Distribution Co. Availability: Extinct. Used on The Commish and the 1994 TV movie A Place for Annie. {{Gallery Plus, on both the 1989 and 1996 variants, as soon as Cannell takes the paper out of his typewriter and start to toss his paper upwards, the animated paper appears from the top of the screen as it cross-fades to the usual black background to finish the animation, which caused very bad timing. Music/Sounds: A dramatic tune (written and composed by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter) is played while Cannell types, which contains string-like instruments, French horns, tubular bells and pounding synthesizers. ↑ Cannell, Stephen J. Stephen Joseph Cannell was an American television producer, writer, novelist, and occasional actor, and the founder of Cannell Entertainment (formerly Stephen J. Cannell Productions) and the Cannell Studios. Stephen J. Cannell full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. It is originally started in 1980 and owned and operated by Stephen J. Cannell. He was an author and a producer for most shows. It was used as early as the, It's still saved on Cannell's shows when reran, especially, The in-credit text of Cannell Entertainment is extinct and was seen on TV movies such as, The in-credit logos of Stephen J. Cannell Productions are also extinct and were seen on the pilot and early episodes of, The 2004 version is rare and seen on a few DVD releases of, Blu, Blue Circle, Crackerjack Productions, Warner Bros. The Cannell Studios) was a production company founded by professional writer Stephen J. Cannell. In the early years, we just see Stephen typing at the typewriter from the front. The tone is more soothing when Cannell throws the paper, reaching a climax with a flute or a trumpet. From 1991-1993, the company was referred to as "Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc.". The camera then pans clockwise from his face to his back. Once the camera is towards Cannell's back, he throws the paper he is typing on over his head. |Cannel Entertainment (1976-82) C.jpg|. Was seen on Black Sheep Squadron, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, Richie Brockelman, Private Eye, the 1981 TV movie Midnight Offerings, and The Greatest American Hero season 1 episode "Reseda Rose", among others. Once the text and the "C" go into their above and below positions, respectively, the "C" quickly flashes, turning everything into 2D. The. The camera then pans clockwise from his face to his back. Nicknames: "Guy on Typewriter", "Cannell", "The Angry Typewriter Man! Once the camera is towards Cannell's back, he throws the paper he is typing on over his head. It was a risky move at the time, but Cannell had faith in his talent, as he always had, even when others doubted. Availability: Still saved on Cannell's shows when reran, especially The A-Team on Centric. The 2004 version is rare and can be seen on a few DVD releases of The Greatest American Hero. Of course, this logo was updated often, the main difference is with Cannell wearing different clothes as well as aging over the years, possibly new awards in the office added as well, and even different offices were used. Mr. Cannell and the paper falling doesn’t help either. October 1, 1987-1989: A casual black polo shirt. His first show he created on his own was called Baa Baa Black Sheep (known in syndication as Black Sheep Squadron). Though News Corporation owned Cannell Entertainment at the time of Cannell's death, Cannell owned most of his library with the exceptions of The A-Team, Stone, The Duke, and Black Sheep Squadron (owned by NBCUniversal), Hardcastle & McCormick and Riptide (owned by Sony Pictures Television in the U.S. only).

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