Mutts Home Video

Background: Mutts Home Video is Warner Home Video's home entertainment division of Patrick McDonnell's famed comic strip, Mutts.

1st Logo (July 1, 1996- April 12, 2006)

Nicknames: "Cheesy Earl and Mooch Photo" "Earl and Mooch"



Mutts Home Video (1996)Mutts Home Video (1996) (Alternate Version)


Logo: On a red background, A photo of Earl and Mooch slides in from the right, and we see the text

Mutts Home Video

in purple fade in on the left. The text shines.

Variant: On some releases, the photo comes in on the left and the text fades on the right.

FX/SFX
: The photo sliding, the text.

Music/Sounds: 6 synth notes with a "wah" effect, Then 4 french horn notes. On DVDs (and VHS tapes starting in 2000), an orchestral tune was used.

Cheesy Factor: The photo sliding in is obviously 70s animation. Too outdated for 90s or 2000s.

Availability: Extremely Rare. Seen on Mutts Home Video tapes and DVDs of the era, which were re-released in 2006 with the next logo. The alternate logo was seen on The Gift Of Nothing, Art and Bad Baby as well as Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman and Mutts: The Comic Art Of Patrick McDonnell. The last tape to use the normal logo was Mutts Sunday Evenings released on September 1, 2005. The last for the alternate logo-Art, released on April 12, 2006.



2nd Logo (September 1, 2006 - present)
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Nicknames: "Earl And Mooch Again!" "The Food Bowl"

Logo: On a white background, we see Earl the dog dragging his white food bowl along to the middle of the screen. As he starts to take a bite out of the food in the bowl, he is interrupted by Mooch the cat running in. Mooch accidentally launches the food bowl into the air, which makes Earl very very mad. He starts to climb on Mooch to catch the bowl, but Mooch throws Earl away leading in to a fight (which is a big cartoon cloud-like dust puff). After the dust fades in, we see Earl, the food bowl and Mooch frozen in the way they are in the second Mutts book (Cats And Dogs: Mutts II). The green text

Mutts Home Video
in an Arial font zooms in along with the green byline

A Division of Warner Home Video, an AOL Time Warner Company

below it, then we fade.

Variants
:

  • On The Gift Of Nothing, Me, Jane, Hug Time, Wag!, South, Just Like Heaven, Art, Bad Baby and The Monster's Monster, the word
Special Release

in gold flies in with a cartoon crash sound.

  • On releases with previews, the logo is already formed. Then, Woofie chases Shtinky Puddin' (dressed as Mooch) across the logo. Shtinky unzips his Mooch costume and runs into the logo which falls backward and crashes, revealing either "Coming Soon" "Now Available" or "Also Available" with "From Warner Bros. Pictures" "From Warner Bros. Family Entertainment" "On DVD" or "On DVD and Blu-Ray disc". Woofie says "My bad, I was mistaken" and walks off.
  • On other releases like "Shelter Stories: The Series" Volume 1: Love Guaranteed, the logo starts from the part when Mooch accidentally launches the food bowl.

FX/ SFX: The animation of Earl and Mooch, by the animators of Cats Don't Dance, and the text zooming in. "Special Release" flying in for the 2nd variant. Woofie and Shtinky, and the logo falling for the preview variant.

Music/Sounds: An orchestral tune accompanied by several cartoon sounds to go with the animation and 2 synthesizer notes at the end.

Cheesy Factor: Cleverly animated. Nothing cheesy.

Availability: Common, seen on all Mutts Home Video releases starting with Everyday Mutts.

Scare Factor: None for the normal and preview variants. Low for the Special Release variant.



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