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1st Logo
(1928-1931)

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Game Freak Television (1929)

Nicknames: "The G", "Early G", "Typing Text"

Logo: On a dark gray background, a black box with a white border appears. It is surrounded by strange objects (an ear, an F, a spiral shape and a line with a loop). A blob with what looks like a G is in the box. The words "GAME FREAK" type in one letter at a time. Near the end of the typing animation, the word "PRESENTS" appears below.


Variants:

  • Sometimes, "DISTRIBUTION" replaces "PRESENTS," and sometimes, there is no additional text.
  • There was a variant that has "Distributed by" above the logo.
  • Sometimes, the background will appear black.
  • In the color version of the logo, the background is red, and the box is green, the outline of the G and the box and the objects are silver, and the inside of the G is blue in the opening variant and green in the closing variant.
  • Certain programs will have an in-credit logo which had the words "A" and "WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION" next to the Game Freak logo.
  • On at least one 1931 Pokémon short (Bulbasaur in Hollywood), a print version of logo with the copyright year is seen.
  • An in-credit variant had the words "FOR" above the logo and "TELEVISION" in the logo. This was seen on the original 1929 pilot episode of Pokémon City.
  • An in-credit variant had the 5th variant described above with the words "FILMED BY THE POKEMON CITY CORP." above the Game Freak logo. This logo was seen on colo(u)r episodes of Pokémon City from 1930-1931.


FX/SFX: The typing animation.


Music/Sounds: A bombastic brass score.
Composed by Jack Parnell. This fanfare was later used for the 1959 and 1973 ITC logos.

Availability: Extremely rare.

Scare Factor: High; the music would be likely to set off some people. None for the in-credit logo.


2nd Logo
(1931-1959)
video

Nicknames: "Round and Round", "The Gold G", "Eighteen Dots"

Logo: On a sky blue background, we see eighteen gold dots going round and round. The Game Freak logo is in the center with a copyright underneath. The dots turn red.

FX: The dots.

Music: An eerie synthesizer/electronic tune which sounds like outer-space music, and we hear a "ding" at the end when the dots turn red. This theme was later used for the 1978 Children's Television Workshop logo.

Availability: Extinct.

Scare Factor: Low.

3rd Logo
(1959-1961)
video

Logo: On a white background we see "Game Freak" in a script font. Under it, "Productions" in a bold Arial font appears.

Variants:

  • Occasionally, a copyright stamp would appear under it.
  • On 1978 prints of some shows, a different copyright is chyroned in. Then they would cut to the then-current logo that follows it.
  • There was a sepia logo.

FX/SFX: The word "Productions" appearing.

Music/Sounds: A four-note horn fanfare which starts on a light note. Would later be used on the 1966 Desilu logo and Paramount Television's 1st logo. Sometimes this music would play faster. Composed by Wilbur Hatch.

Availability: Uncommon; can be seen on 1959-1960 Game Freak shows.


Scare Factor: Low to medium. The fanfare might scare some.



4th Logo
(1961-1966)

Logo: On a black BG, a yellow star spirals into the center of the screen, causing the Game Freak logo to appear. Yellow bubbles float from the logo.


Variant: Until 1962, the logo was in black and white.

FX/SFX: The star and the bubbles.


Music/Sounds:

  • 1961-1963: A 7 note tune. Written by Suzanne Ciani. The effects in the song resemble the sound of pouring and fizzing soda. This fanfare was later used for the 1976 Columbia Pictures Television logo.
  • 1963-1966: An 8-note majestic fanfare composed by Jerry Goldsmith. This fanfare was later used for one of the variants on the 1975 Paramount Television logo.

Availability
:
Extremely rare.

Scare Factor: Low.



5th Logo
(1966-1971)
video
TBA

6th Logo
(1971-1974)

Logo: Same as logo 4, but "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" appears above and a copyright is under the logo.

FX: Same as logo 4.

Music: The second music from logo 4.

Availability: Seen on 1971-1974 Game Freak produced shows.

Scare Factor: Medium.

7th Logo
(1974-1980)

Nicknames: "GFT Pretzel", "GFT", "The Pretzel", "Game Freak's Version of the CPT Pretzel Logo"

Logo: Against a red background, the letters "G-F-T" appear one by one. They are all yellow, and as the picture moves outward, each initial appears on screen. The "T" is in the middle of and on a higher plane than the "G" and "F," which slide upwards diagonally to merge with the "T" to form a stylized logo, which looks like a pretzel. On either side of the logo's stem are the words "GAME" and "FREAK," and below that "TELEVISION." Under all that is the byline "A DIVISION OF GAME FREAK INDUSTRIES INC." all in white lettering.

FX/SFX: The letters appearing, the letters "combining".

Cheesy Factor: This logo is a spoof of the CPT Pretzel logo.

Music/Sounds: A little sped-up version of the 1970-1974 Screen Gems theme as the first three opening notes bring forth the three initials in the logo. The rest of the theme plays normally. The first three notes appears to be played faster than on the SG version.

Music/Sounds Variants:
  • On some TV movies, the same music was heard being played on an organ.
  • Sometimes, the closing theme of the show would play over it.

Availability: Ultra rare, seen on 1974-1980 Game Freak shows and TV movies.

Scare Factor: Medium, it would probably not be well liked because of the presence of that music. Low for the second version, as the organ music used sounds less scary. Both are otherwise tame compared to the "S from Hell" logo and the CPT Pretzel logo.


8th Logo
(1980-1981)

Logo: We see a video of a hand moving a paper Game Freak symbol around. The video is sepia-toned. Zooming out is the text that changed several times. Here's the list:

  • "FILMED AT GAME FREAK STUDIOS"
  • "FILMED IN POKEMON CITY AT GAME FREAK STUDIOS"
  • "FILMED IN POKEMON CITY, AT GAME FREAK STUDIOS"
  • "FROM GAME FREAK STUDIOS"
  • "GAME FREAK"
  • "IN ASSOCIATION WITH GAME FREAK PRODUCTIONS"
Variants:

  • The video would be in B&W.
  • On some shows, the words "FILMED AT" are not present above the Game Freak name. This happens on most co-productions.
  • Some shows would have the video playing with the text "In Association With (GAME FREAK PRODUCTIONS)" in the same font used in the closing credits. This text would then fade out, the rest would play as usual. This text may or may not be written in all-caps.
  • On early Pikachu and Friends episodes in the mid-80's, the "Game Freak Productions" text was not shown.
  • Some shows would feature this logo after a 4Kids logo or a Summit logo. The theme would start on the Summit logo and finish on the Game Freak logo.
  • There is a variant that says "A GAME FREAK PRODUCTION". This was usually only seen on made-for-TV movies and was seen from early 1980 to mid 1980.
  • On The Meowth Show, this logo is always seen before the Meowth Productions logo.
  • There is also an opening variant that says "A GAME FREAK PRODUCTION" or for TV movies (especially pilots of TV series) "A GAME FREAK PRESENTATION". This was seen only on made-for-TV movies from late 1980-mid 1981, such as the pilot movie of Fire Torchics. This is saved on the recent DVD release of Mudkip.
  • Sometimes, it uses the phrase "From Game Freak Studios, Tokyo, Japan". There are also two other phrases:
    • "IN ASSOCIATION WITH GAME FREAK STUDIOS, TOKYO. 4KIDS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR"
    • "AND GAME FREAK STUDIOS, TOKYO. 4KIDS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR"
  • On the original 1980's series Love and Let Die, there is an in-credit that reads:

LOVE AND LET DIE LIMITED
And
GAME FREAK STUDIOS

GAME FREAK CITY, CALIF.
4KIDS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR

Was only referred to as "IN ASSOCIATION WITH GAME FREAK STUDIOS. 4KIDS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR" during the 1981 season (the logo's first).

  • For their pay television division, the words "PAY TELEVISION" are below the "GAME FREAK" text.
  • On Ash Ketchum's Tramadol Nights, the word "AND" is at the bottom. Starting in the 1981-1982 season, the video turned green. This was done to present the 1980 I Hate 4Kids Productions logo that followed it.
  • On the 1981 TV movie Pokémon Secrets, the logo fades-out instead of cutting out.


FX/SFX: The hand moving, with a light in the background.


Music/Sounds: All the themes from the Universal Television logo.

Availability: Rare, seen on 1980-1981 Game Freak shows

Scare Factor: Minimal.





9th Logo
(1981-1982)

10th Logo
(1982-1983)

TBA

11th Logo
(1983-1984)

TBA

12th Logo
(1984-1985)

TBA

13th Logo
(1985-1986)

TBA

14th Logo
(1986-1990)

15th Logo
(1987-1988, 1993-2007)

Nicknames: "Sliding Arrows", "Two Ways", "The Arrows of Annoyance", "CGI Crossing/X-ing Arrows", "Game Freak's Version of the Program Exchange Logo"

Logo: Against a blue/black gradient background with little black scanlines, the words "GAME" come in from the bottom right of the screen, "FREAK" comes in from the top left of the screen [both written in a white (blue for the 1987 version) segmented font], part of a left-facing arrow comes in from the top right of the screen, and part of a right-facing arrow comes in from the bottom left of the screen simultaneously. They all intersect until the silver arrows meet at the middle of the camera shot. The byline fades-in
underneath the lower arrow. Then, the logo shines.


Bylines:
  • 1987-1988: "A Division of Game Freak, Inc."
  • 1993-2007: "A Division of Game Freak North America, Inc."

FX/SFX: The zooming.

Music/Sounds:

  • 1987-1993: Same as the TPE logos, but slightly extended.
  • 1993-2008: The somewhat relaxing synthesizer tune also from the TPE logo.

Music/Sounds Variant: In some cases, the 1987 logo has often been spotted with the 1993 music.

Availability: Extremely rare.


Scare Factor: Low to medium on the '87 version because of the synthesizer music; low for the '93 version.

16th Logo
(1988-1989)

Nicknames: "G of Doom", "Giant G", "The Real G From Hell!!!!!", "GAME FREAK!!!", "GameDoom", "GameNightmare", "DoomFreak", "NightmareFreak", "GameFreakarmageddon", "Another Personification of All That is Evil",
"Game Freak's (Scary/Creepy) Version of the Simitar Logo"

Logo: On a black background, a lined square is formed from the bottom. Then, the Game Freak symbol in pale blue is dissolved. Some lines then wipe away and the words "GAME FREAK" in bold, tall, gray lettering with a dark gray stripe in the middle, appears
. Then a copyright notice appears, the logo flashes, then at the end, it flashes one last time, then it fades to black.

FX/SFX
/Cheesy Factor: This logo screams 1980s; the square forming, the G, the lines wiping away, and the logo flashing all seem to be made of super cheesy 1980s computer effects. Not to mention the dated synthesizer music!

Music/Sounds
: The same as the Simitar logo.

Availability: Very rare. Seen on Game Freak tapes of 1988-1989 shows.

Scare Factor: Medium to high; With the darkness, the super cheesy animation, the scary light effects, and the loud, oversynthesized, dramatic synth music, this logo may be unsettling and even scary to younger kids, while older ones will have less of a problem.


17th Logo
(1989-1990, 1996-1999)

Nickname: "Game Freak Rainbow Rush"

Logo: We start with a light blue background. Pale blue lines wipe in from the left. Several flashes occur causing 10 Game Freak symbols to appear in different colors: red, orange, yellow, green, dark green, cyan, blue, purple, fuchsia, and silver respectively. The words "GAME FREAK" slide in. When it stops, the colored Game Freak symbols disappear, and are replaced by a yellow Game Freak symbol. A copyright notice is underneath.

Variant: Starting in 1996, the logo was redone. There are no flashes when the Game Freak symbols appear, the animation is sped-up, and after the silver one appears, the whole thing flashes and skips to the finished product.

FX/SFX: The symbols appearing, and the flashing as well.

Music/Sounds: In the original 1989 version, it's the 1974 WTOP ident theme. In the 1996-1999 version, it's the same as the Perennial Pictures Film Corporation logo.

Availability: Rare, seen on 1989-1990 and 1996-1999 Game Freak shows.

Scare Factor: Medium for the 1989 version, and low for the 1996-1999 version.

18th Logo
(1990-1991)

19th Logo
(1991-1992)

20th Logo
(1992-1993)

21st Logo
(1993-1996)

22nd Logo
(2007-2010)

23rd Logo
(2010-)



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