Logo description by Tlogos
Logo captures by Eric S., Mr.Logo, and Others
Editions by Eric S.
Video capture courtesy of phasicblu
Hearst EntertainmentHearst Entertainment (1993)A Presentation of Hearst Entertainment (1997)Hearst Entertainment
Nicknames: "The Eagle", "The Sliding Eagle"
Logo: On a grainy white background, two blue wings (one from the left side with five feathers, and one on the right with three feathers) comes sliding toward each other. As it gets closer, the wings make up a head of an eagle. after the wings stop sliding, the ends of the feathers come sliding in. halfway, the ends reverse itself with the tips reversed sliding and then stops in place. The words "Hearst Entertainment" in a blue Times New Roman Italic font zoom in from the bottom.
Variants: • A version with a light blue background and dark blue eagle also exists. • There are videotaped and filmed variants of this logo.
• There is also a variation where the logo is at warp speed for time, which doesn't help much.
• Another variation existed by having the word "Television" below.
• A still variant with words "A Presentation of" would be seen above the logo. This can be seen on A&E Biography.
• Sometimes, only the zooming text part of the animation is shown.
FX/SFX: The wings sliding, and the zooming of the text...
Cheesy Factor: ...which are rough. Also, the sliding seems to seems look like construction paper.
Music/Sounds: None. But on some King Features distributed films, thanks to sloppy editing, the 1981 King Features "Crown Trail" music plays over this logo, and the animation plays much slower and choppier in a poor attempt to make the music blend in better. May also use the end theme of the show.
Availability: Uncommon. Appears on a few TV movies from time to time. It also might appear on some Popeye specials. It also appears at the the end of Popular Mechanics for Kids, which is currently on DVD. It can often be seen on all the Lifetime networks, as well as Eerie, Indiana on FEARnet and The Magical Adventures of Quasimodo. It's also seen on DVD releases of Beetle Bailey part of Animated All-Stars and DVD releases of Snuffy Smith.
Scare Factor: Minimal to low. The zooming and sliding may scare some, but when the King Features music plays over this logo, it could rise a bit.
Hearst Entertainment (2011?)
Logo: On a black background, we see the letters "HEARST" unfold as it zooms out in place. While that's happening, "entertainment" writes itself.
FX/SFX: The folding of the letters and the drawing of "entertainment".
Availability: Rare. Seen at the end of Syfy and Flix airings of An American Werewolf. Might also be seen internationally on any original programming.
Scare Factor: None.