Riley Productions

Logo descriptions by gohan56782

Background: Riley Productions was a company that was formed by Riley (gohan56782) and it makes TV films, television series and movies.

1st logo
(1983-1990)

Nicknames: The space logo, Stars of R

Logo: On a space background, Several stars come in and join together to make the words "Riley Productions" which are shiny and sparkly and in a yellow font. The logo fades out after 10 seconds.

FX/SFX: The animation in the logo.

Cheesy Factor: The logo has 80s written all over it. The stars forming together is quite cheesy for an old logo.

Music/Sounds: The sounds of comets and stars, and shiny sounds when the text is formed.

Variants: There was an extended version of the logo, with more stars and the text is bigger.
There was a closing version of the logo. The words "A Riley Production" are seen. Then, the logo animates in reverse.
Sometimes, the logo is still.
Copyright would sometimes appear under the logo.

Availability: Rare. This appeared on a lot of television shows during the 80s and the logo continued to be seen on reruns of shows in the 90s. However, the logo has started to be plastered by the new logos on current reruns of shows. The logo still survives on DVDs of shows that had this logo. Even though the next logo was introduced 3 years after this one, this logo didn't end until 4 years later.

Scare Factor: Minimal, the music is very dreamy. The stars forming could catch some off-guard.


2nd Logo
(1986-95)

Nicknames: the R-Star

Logo: A huge letter R and a huge star are seen flying around on a black background. Soon they join together and fly to their normal position in the middle of the screen. Then, the word “Riley” in a blue colour wipes in across the screen, while the word “Productions” in a red colour zooms in underneath, finishing the logo. It shines for a few seconds.

FX/SFX: All of the animation.

Variants: There was a short version which skipped the first half of the logo, only showing the second half.
Sometimes, the logo is still.
The text might be in different colours, which could vary
There was another variant which had the R-star spinning around, already formed. It would then slowly fly down to its normal position. The words “Riley Productions” would then enter from one side, then change colours before stopping at blue-purple.
Copyright would sometimes appear underneath.

Music/Sounds: A loud whooshing sound when they are flying around, then a flashing sound when they join together and fly to the middle of the screen. A wind blowing effect can be heard when the “Riley” wipes in, and comet-like sounds and sparkling sounds when the “Productions” zooms in underneath and shines.
The alternative variant had a majestic fanfare with a soft whooshing sound when the R-star flied down to the middle and soft wind-like sounds when the text entered, along with dreamy sounds when the colours changed and when it shined.

Availability: Uncommon. It is still seen on their respected shows when released on VHS and DVD, but when aired on TV, the logo is usually blacked out or plastered with the newer logos. It still appears on some shows, but it is not common as it was years ago.

Scare Factor: Very high for the original variant. With the music and the sudden zoom in, it could probably scare many. Medium to high for the short variant. Even though the first half is cut out, you still get that loud whooshing sound along with the zoom in.
Low to medium for the alternative variant and none for the still variant.

3rd logo
(1996-2002)

Nicknames: The R-star 2, Neon R-star

Logo: On a wall background, we see the R-star from before, which is now made to look neon. It animates with the R being blue and the star being red, blue, green, purple, yellow and orange. The text “Riley Productions” is then seen underneath with “Riley” being red and “Productions” being green.

FX/SFX: All of the animation, which looks surprisingly real.

Variants: The colours might vary at times
Sometimes, the logo would flash different colours, then go back to its original order
There was a still variant.

Music/Sounds: Just simple sounds a neon sign would usually make. Sometimes, the opening/closing theme would be heard instead.

Availability: Quite common. It still appears on its respected shows, mainly plastering the previous logos. Still retained on DVD and VHS releases of the shows that had this logo.

Scare Factor: Low. Some might be freaked out by the music, but this logo is pretty much harmless.