Culture Bank

Background: Culture Bank is an equity firm that helps back and release independent projects that are considered too ambitious for other studios. It was formed following the merger of Charon Communications and Corlius Equity and Management in 1979. As far as their involvement with television goes, they mainly work on pilots.
1st Logo
(1980)

Logo: On a dark-blue background, we see various tiles containing "CB". Suddenly, one in the middle lights up and zooms forward as a circular outline forms over it. A trail effect forms around the circle and the whole thing freezes.

FX/SFX: The zooming.

Music/Sounds: A techno new wave theme.

Availability: Extinct. Only appeared on Christmas in the City.
2nd Logo
(1982)

Logo: On a space background with visible planets, we see various stars brighten, encasing the screen and turning it blue. The blue dies out and we see the "CB" from before.

FX/SFX: The brightening.

Music/Sounds: A creepy new age synth theme.

Availability: Extinct. Appeared on Afternoon at the Bronx Zoo.
3rd Logo
(1992)

Logo: We see TV static, set in a green monochrome tone. The static clears and we see the text "RAM OK", "ROM OK". "DRIVE OK", are type in on the top right corner. The text disappears and we see a circle containing an abstract "C" and "B" in a box. "CULTURE BANK" is beneath the circle. Everything cuts out soon after.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Choppy animation, but this could've been intentional.

Music/Sounds: Electrical noises.

Availability: Extinct. Was only seen on the rejected Nickelodeon pilot Rubbing Elbows.
4th Logo
(2000-2001)

Logo: On an evergreen background, with a rounded black border covering the right and bottom sides, we see the box from before, with eleven white rectangles beneath it. "CULTURE BANK" appears as the rectangles flip.

FX/SFX: CGI by the looks of it.

Music/Sounds: A dreamy synth note with an outer-spacey shimmering sound.

Availability: Extinct. Was only seen on Alison and Colleen in Furby Land and Diva Starz: One Cool Summer.
5th Logo
(2005-2010)

Logo: On a space background, we see two blue lines form the logo from before. "culture bank" fades in below and a flash forms on the logo.

FX/SFX: The flash and lines.

Music/Sounds: A reverberating blast.

Availability: Extinct. Was exclusive to pilots, them being Reality Bites... for Adult Swim, HashFam, back when it was pitched to MTV2 and a remake of the 2001 series Committed for ABC.
6th Logo
(2017)

Logo: On a dim-white background, we see the text "culture bank". Lines cover the entire background.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Appeared on all three O'Bummer shorts, which are available on The Corning/Emerson Group's website.

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