Oblisk Animation Studios

Background: Paul Z. Oblisk (b. 1956) founded this company in 1985. He is famous for combining live-action and animation in his shows. The show that he is most famous for is Doug's Dear Journal starring a live-action boy Vince Martin (b. 1980) and an animated cartoon character named Doug Funnie. Oblisk also produced Peanut Butter and Jelly Otters (1987-2000), Dunbar Dog (1985-1990), and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2011-present). The last two were also made by Oblisk's division, Viman Studios.

1st Logo

(1986-1987 1999)


Oblisk Animation Studios (1986-1987)

Nicknames: "Oh, boys! Time to play HOUSE!", "I Hate Angelica Pickles!" The Reason Why I Never Watch The Oblisk Shows That Had This Logo"

Logo
: On a black background, we see Angelica Pickles in her normal face. Suddenly, the words "OBLISK PRODUCTIONS" in red fade in. After that, Angelica's face turns evil and her hair raised up, hornlike. She says "Oh, boys! Time to play HOUSE!" and laughs evilly.



Variants:
  • On the pilot episode of Doug's Dear Journal, the logo is still and the background contains 3D squares. Also, Angelica wears a necklace and says "I will be Invincible!!" (a lyric from "Invincible" by Pat Benatar)
  • On the Peanut Butter and Jelly Otters special episode "Halloween Panic" (1987), Angelica's face is replaced by a live-action video of an animated ghost decor dancing.
  • On the 1986 special Good Vs Bad, Angelica is replaced with Tommy Pickle's clown face.
  • On the 1999 show "Stella", Angelica's head is replaced by Stella and she only blinks. Season 2 has Stella destroying the entire logo, including the face.

Trivia:
  • This logo was animated at Enterprise Stations Studios in Hazard, Kentucky, USA.
  • The animation of this logo was later used in the Rugrats episode "What The Big People Do". This logo also made a shocking appearance on one airing of that said episode.
  • The animation of this logo in the Good Vs. Evil variant was later used in the Rugrats episode "In the Dreamtime".
  • The ghost from the "Halloween Panic" variant is an animated Halloween ornament decoration that can be found on the Internet, and some stores, around Halloween.

FX/SFX: The animation of the face.


Music/Sounds
: A female voiceover saying "A production of Oblisk Animation Studios." or "(show's name) is a production of Oblisk Animation Studios in Hazard, Kentucky", then a scary synthesizer jingle with Angelica saying "Oh, boys! Time to play HOUSE!" and laughing evilly.



Music/Sounds Variants
:

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Otters special episode "Halloween Panic", Peanut's (one of the characters from the show) voiceover says "Ladies and Gentlemen, the ghost is going to scare you!" The ghost then makes scary warbling noises while dancing.
  • On the pilot episode of Doug's Dear Journal, the music is "Invincible" by Pat Benatar.
  • On Good Vs Bad, the reversed version of "Love Gun" by KISS plays with Tommy saying "HAPPY HALLOWEEN! HAHAHAHA!" in his high-pitched voice.
  • On the 1999 show "Stella", the voiceover and the music are replaced by Stella saying "Whoa! Deja Vu!". Season 2 had demolition sounds and there's no voiceover.
  • On the pilot episode of Stella, the voiceover is omitted and DoodleBob (from the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Frankendoodle") does Angelica's line in gibberish.

Availability
: Rare; this logo was seen on The Adventures of Doug (1985-1987), the first season of Peanut Butter and Jelly Otters (1987), and the pilot episode of Doug's Dear Journal.



Scare Factor
: Depending on the variant:
  • High to nightmare! Angelica turning evil can scare children off!
  • Nightmare for the "Halloween Panic" variant! The ghost's dance and sounds can scare children off and give some of them nightmares!
  • None for the pilot episode of Doug's Dear Journal variant.
  • Nightmare for the Good Vs. Evil variant!
  • None for the Stella variant, because you won't see Angelica's evil face. Also, Stella fans may like this.
  • Medium for the DoodleBob version. We still have the killer Angelica face, but it's tamer because of DoodleBob's voice.

2nd Logo

(1987-)

Oblisk Animation Studios (1987) (Stella Variant)Oblisk Animation Studios (1987-)

Nicknames
: "Nightmare Krabs", "I Also Hate Mr. Krabs Too!", "Morbid Krabs"


Logo:
In a black background, we see Mr. Krabs in his hideously morbid form. An Oblisk logo appears below it.


FX/SFX
: Mr. Krabs' mouth.


Trivia:
  • The animation of this logo was later used in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Jellyfish Hunter". This logo also made a shocking appearance on one airing of that said episode.
  • The Penelope Pine is based on a1998 Christmas decoration by Gemmy's that can be found in the internet, and some stores, around Christmas time.

Variants
:

This logo changes depending on the year the episode was released:
  • Sometimes, Mr. Krabs' eyes are closed.
  • In 1994, Mr. Krabs was replaced with Swayzak.
  • On Doug's Dear Journal (1987-1995), the background are 3D squares and Mr. Krabs is replaced by Doug Funnie.
  • On the Doug's Dear Journal special episode, "Doug's Party" (1987), the background is red and Mr. Krabs is replaced by Patrick Star saying "WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE!?!".
  • On the Doug's Dear Journal special episode, "It's Doug's Birthday!" (1987), the background is blue and Mr. Krabs is replaced by a video of the Nickelodeon bumper featuring Pinchface and the fists.
  • On the Doug's Dear Journal episode, "Doug Throws Rocks" (1990), the background is green and Mr. Krabs is replaced by Beebe Bluff.
  • On Doug and Friends in China: The Movie (1990), Mr. Krabs is replaced with Doug Funnie and the text is in a similar font to the "Feature Presentation" logo as seen in the beginning of The Lion King (1994).
  • On The Vince Martin Show episode "Porkchop's Pet Peeved", Mr. Krabs is replaced with a live-action footage of the white Furby in close-up.
  • On the Rolly Dog episode "All The Things Met", Mr. Krabs is replaced by Rocky.
  • There is a 2013 film version of this logo, where SpongeBob Squarepants appears right next Mr. Krabs, who in his normal self.
  • On the 2013 Christmas special, Doug's New Journal, Mr. Krabs is replaced by a live-action video of Penelope Pine the Christmas tree dancing and singing.
  • A parody of this logo appears on one scene of Pokémon The Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened in which a spoof of the red screen of death appears. The screen fades out and before the copyright info for the computer appears, Mr. Krabs (normal form) appears, but a silhouette of Genesect appears out of nowhere and Mr. Krabs jumps out of the logo. This only happened once in the YTV airing.
  • On Season 3 episodes of Stella, Mr. Krabs is replaced by Stella(This time, full-bodied). Later Seasons Have Stella destroying the entire logo including Mr. Krabs.

Cheesy Factor:
Cheese me! This logo is based on the Morbid Krabs as seen in the
SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Jellyfish Hunters". The
"Porkchop's Pet Peeved" variant is based on the 2012 revival of the Furby toys that comes out near Christmas time in 2012.

Music/Sounds: Usually, Mr. Krabs says "MORE!", but it depends on the variant:
  • In 1994, Swayzakscreams "HAHAHAHA!"
  • On one scene of Pokémon The Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened, Mr. Krabs yells "This computer starts up! Yahooooo!" and then screams when a Genesect silhouette appears.
  • On the Rolly Dog episode "All The Things Met", there is no music.
  • On Doug's Dear Journal, the closing theme of the show (an instrumental version of "New Song" by Howard Jones) plays.
  • On the Doug's Dear Journal special episode, "Doug's Party" (1987), the music is "Red Skies" by The Fixx followed by Patrick saying "WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE!?!". This quote was later used in the SpongeBob SquarePants episodes "I'm With Stupid" and "Pre-Hibernation Week".
  • On the Doug's Dear Journal special episode, "It's Doug's Birthday!" (1987), a creepy moog synth piece followed by Doug's voice screaming.
  • On the Doug's Dear Journal episode, "Doug Throws Rocks" (1990), the music is "Can't Touch Me" (a parody of "Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer; the song is later used on the Family Guy episode "E. Peterbus Unum").
  • On the 2013 film version, SpongeBob's voice shouts "Can I star in the Oblisk logo now?"
  • On The Vince Martin Show episode "Porkchop's Pet Peeved", the Furby started laughing and says "Me like you!"
  • On Doug's New Journal, Penelope Pine sings "Jingle Bell Rock" followed by the crowd and Doug shrieking "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!" off-screen.
  • On Season 3 episodes of Stella, we hear Stella saying "Toodle Loo!". Later Seasons had demolition sounds just like the above variant.

Availability
: Common, but the 2013 film version of the logo can be seen at the end of
The Champions of All That! (2013) and Busy World: The Movie (2013).

Scare Factor
: Depending on the variant:
  • High to NIGHTMARE; Mr. Krabs' morbid appearance may scare a lot of people, but it's a cool logo!
  • Medium for the 1994 version.
  • Low for the character and the The Champions of All That! variant.
  • NIGHTMARE for the Pinchface variant!
  • For the "Porkchop's Pet Peeved" variant, high to nightmare. The Furby's face and laughter may scare more than some people, although a few people may find it funny.
  • NIGHTMARE for the Penelope Pine variant! Penelope's face and animation can scare several people away!
  • None for the Stella variant.

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