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Background: ABC Productions was another television production company of Capital Cities/ABC (now ABC, Inc.) reincorporated in 1987 from ABC Circle Films, the TV division of the ABC Television Network.

(1988-2001)

Nicknames: "ABC Sunburst", "ABC Sunrise"

Logo: On a very dark brown background, we see a bright light with the word "productions" in the ABC "tube" font zooming out. The ABC logo, cut in half, rises from the light and shines brighter, zooming out with "productions" below. The ABC copyright stamp "(C) [YEAR] American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved" fades-in below in white shadow lettering for the 1996-2001 shows, and for off-net reruns of America's Funniest Home Videos shows from 1990-1995 had the copyright in orange. Most of the time, the logo doesn't feature the copyright stamp.

FX/SFX: The "ABC productions" zooming.

Music/Sounds: Originally, a harp fanfare with a choir. From 1995 until its demise, a cheerful synth piano tune is used, although it existed in long and short versions.

Availability: Rare. This can be found on DVD sets of My So-Called Life and The Commish (although the latter series is owned by the Cannell Studios), as well as the final season of Moonlighting. It can also be seen (albeit silent) on WGN's reruns of America's Funniest Home Videos (only on the Fugelsang/Fuentes episodes, though). The syndication variant last appeared on the Bob Saget version of AFHV, which was last seen on Nick at Nite in 2007. This also appeared after the Bob Myer Productions on the short-lived but high-rated sitcom Me and the Boys as well.

Scare Factor: Depends:
1988-1995: Low. The music may scare you.
1995-2001: None, being less scary than before.

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