Background: Imagine Entertainment is a film and television production company that was founded in 1986 by director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer.
===1st Logo (August 5, 1988-April 12, 1996)===
Nicknames: "The Rising", "Shining Star", "Reflection"
Logo: On a black background, we see a star flashing, revealing a reflection of the shiny chrome-blue text "IMAGINE", which then rises up and settles above its reflection. The words "AN" above the "IMAGINE" text and "ENTERTAINMENT" with "PRESENTATION" below, appear respectively. The studio's name sparkles.
- Another variation used the term "PRESENTS" below the logo. This can be seen on Closet Land. Strangely, this is shown at the very end of Cry-Baby.
- At other times, "FILMS" appeared sandwiched in between the company name. This was seen on HouseSitter.
- At the beginning of Take Me Home Tonight, instead of the next logo below, this logo is used (Since this movie takes place in the 80's) and after the text fades in, it slows down.
Trivia: This logo is still used as the print logo, even after this logo ended.
FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The star shining, the studio's name rising, the studio's name sparkling.
Music/Sounds: Silent. In other cases, it has jazz music played over this logo.
Music/Sounds Variant: On the TMHT variant, the edited version of the opening song "Video Killed the Radio Star" starts over it.
Availability: Seen at the end of movies from this company from the era.
Scare Factor: Minimal. The flash could make some people jump.
==2nd Logo (June 28, 1996-)==
Nicknames: "The Drop", "Ripples", "The Dripping"
Logo: On a black background, we see a waterdrop appear at the very top of the screen, prior to dropping. It then disappears before revealing rippling blue water. The water appears to be shone by a spotlight, before it slowly reveals that it is actually the word "IMAGINE" being reflected inside. The text waves for a few seconds before finally settling into view. Shortly after that, the word "ENTERTAINMENT", in spaced-out letters, appears underneath it.
- On Curious George (TV Series), Rush, and at the end of The Dark Tower, it is still.
- On American Gangster and Changeling, it is grayscaled.
- On Katy Perry: Part of Me, it is sped-up.
FX/SFX: The drip, the ripples forming the studio's name. This was done by Intralink Film Graphic Design.
Music/Sounds: A calming orchestra piece composed by James Newton Howard. Sometimes, the movie's opening theme is used.
Availability: Debuted at the beginning of The Nutty Professor (1996), and is seen on later movies onward. This was also seen at the end of Ransom.
Scare Factor: None.