The Corning/Emerson Group

Background: The Corning/Emerson Group was a production company formed by Elliot Strange and Owen Emerson in 1989. The company was originally a publishing imprint for the former's graphic novel series, but following the failure of an adaptation of one of his prime book series, he converted it into a production company with the aid of the Canadian government, and moved it to Vancouver as a result. Continuous static between producers and a lack of success with later programs led to Strange exiting the television industry and focusing on his web presence exclusively. Owen Emerson took over the venture after selling his former production company to it and it kept going until 2005.

1st Logo
Logo: On a black background, we see a small picture of a tree that's alive on one side and dead on the other, against a very dark purple night sky. "CORNING/EMERSON" is beneath the picture in a white grungy font. Above the logo is the text "PRODUCED WITH THE PERMISSION AND ASSISTANCE OF THE CORNING/EMERSON PUBLISHING GROUP" and beneath it is copyright information.

Variant: The company name was modified, now being placed into yellow squares beneath the tree. It was included alongside the logos for Absolutely Productions and Media World Pictures.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Appeared on The Halloween Kids. Later appeared on The QuaHd.

2nd Logo

Logo: Against a dimly lit light blue wall containing a slit, we see the shadow of a hand putting a picture of a tree through the slit. The side that goes in is replaced with a dead tree. The slit fades out and the text "THE CORNING/EMERSON GROUP" fades in below in an ITC Avant Gothic font.

FX/SFX: Live action, possibly with some stop motion too.

Music/Sounds: A three note synth theme. Other times it used a dramatic choir, ending with a cymbal crash.

Availability: Appeared on the ultra short-lived series Tank and Timber and the pilot telefilm for Lindy.