Logo descriptions by 'WizardDuck, EnormousRat, and Juniorfan88
Video captures courtesy of TakingofPelhamify (TheUnknownLogoFan), NinJutsuDude1997 (AmantiDorian),
ClosingLogosHD, and Brian Fagan
Background: DHX Media Ltd. is a Canadian production company formed in 2006 by the merger of '''D'''ecode Entertainment and Halifax Film Company, the name being an abbreviation of these two. They acquired Studio B in December 2007, and bought Wild Brain for $8 million in 2010, and on August 20, 2012, DHX acquired Cookie Jar for $111 million, completing the deal on October 22 of the same year. This deal made DHX became the largest independent owner of children's entertainment content. DHX also purchased Ragdoll Worldwide from Ragdoll Limited and BBC Worldwide in 2013. DHX didn't use a logo until 2007.
Logo: Just the following text on black:
Availability: Seen on Shake Hands with the Devil, which is credited to Halifax Film.
Scare Factor: None.
(October 15, 2011-January 18, 2014)
Nickname: "That Logo That Appears After Ponies"
Logo: On a black background, we see the letters "dhx" in white, surrounded by a thick blue outline. Above "hx" is a white "media", set in Gill Sans.
- On every show and movie starting with the sixth season of Johnny Test (excluding My Little Pony: Equestria Girls), there are blue cartoony clouds under the logo, a registered trademark next to "media", and a byline that reads "DHX MEDIA is a registered trademark of DHX Media Ltd."
- A white background version of the above variant appears on the Canadian sitcom Satisfaction.
- There's a black and white version used on the Inspector Gadget DVD Megaset where the logo is stationary.
FX/SFX: Usually none, being a still picture, but sometimes it is slowly zooming towards the viewer.
Cheesy Factor: It's just too simple for a logo, and it looks slightly ugly. Also, it looks like it reads "Media DHX" instead of "DHX Media".
Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show, usually. It doesn't seem to have its own music.
Availability: The still version appears at the end of more recent episodes of Pound Puppies, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic from "Lesson Zero" to "Pinkie Apple Pie", and the first two seasons of Littlest Pet Shop, all of which are on Hub Network (now Discovery Family), and the zooming-in version appears on How To Be Indie on Disney Channel in the UK and YTV in Canada.
Scare Factor: None.
(January 18, 2014- )
Nicknames: "That Logo That Appears After Ponies II", "Bouncing DHX"
Logo: On a white background, the blue letters "d", "h", and "x", as well as the black letters "m", "e", "d", "i", and "a", bounce onto the screen from different directions. The "i" does not have a dot; the dot rolls onto the screen from the right. The letters in "dhx" turn white as the thick blue outline from before fades in and the letters jump into it, with the letters in "media" jumping on top of it. The dot of the "i" jumps on top of the letter and bounces slightly before settling into place.
Variant: On the reboot of Inspector Gadget, a copyright date appears below.
FX/SFX: The letters bouncing, the appearance of the "dhx" outline. It's done in actually pretty nice CGI.
Music/Sounds: A set of bouncing sounds and a chorus of children chanting "D-H-X!" over a whimsical piano/banjo ditty.
Availability: Seen on newer episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic starting with "Rainbow Falls", Season 3 of Littlest Pet Shop, the reboot of Inspector Gadget, and possibly other shows.
Scare Factor: Minimal; it may be a bit jarring if you expect its predecessor, but nothing too bad. However, it can annoy older people.