Logo descriptions by Michael Bas Logo captures by Eric S. and others Videos courtesy of daLurqer, Countrygalfeva, Xenophilius90, and ravenhaven12
Background: Sandollar is the production company of Sandy Gallin and actress/singer Dolly Parton. On television shows and television movies, the production company is known as "Sandollar Television" or simply "Sandollar", and on theatrical movies, the company is known as "Sandollar Productions".
1st Logo (1986-Late 1980s?)
Logo: On a black background, the words "Sandollar" in a fancy red font is written out on screen. After being written, the words "shine" for a few seconds, and the text "PRODUCTIONS, INCORPORATED" in white fades in.
FX/SFX: The writing, the shining, the fading.
Availability: Seen on the TV movie A Smoky Mountain Christmas.
Scare Factor: Low.
2nd Logo (1990?-1994)
Logo: Just a simple logo on a black background reading "SANDOLLAR".
Variant: Another variant exists with the text "In Association With" under the "SANDOLLAR" text.
Music/Sounds: We hear sounds of ocean waves moving as the end theme plays.
Availability: Seen on the first two episodes of the 1990-1991 Fox series Babes. The version with the IAW text under the text was once seen on the NBC-broadcast show Someone Like Me (co-produced by Mohawk Productions for Touchstone Television), which was short-lived.
Scare Factor: None, unless black backgrounds scare you.
3rd Logo (1990-1994) Logo: On a background which looks like beach sand, we see text that reads "SANDOLLAR" Behind the text is an actual sand dollar laying in the sand, all behind the text .
FX/SFX: The text and sand dollar fading in together.
Music/Sounds: Sounds of ocean waves mixed with various bird sounds.
Availability: Seen on the final episodes of Babes.
Scare Factor: None to minimal; the company text may be kind of awkward to some, but it shouldn't do any harm to anybody.
4th Logo (1994-2000)
Logo: On the beach sand background, a sand dollar from the last logo, but redone in CGI wiping in. "Sandollar" in the same font as the first logo, "TELEVISION" below that in a different font. The logo sparkles once and the background ripples once.
Variant: On the 1996 TV movie Unlikely Angel, "In Association With" below in a font the same size as the "TELEVISION" text used in this logo.
FX/SFX: The logo wiping in, the background rippling. Music/Sounds: Sounds of ocean waves mixed with bird sounds (different from the last logo). Sometimes, the closing theme playing over it.
Availability: On TV shows from the era and also on TV movies such as Unlikely Angel.
Scare Factor: None to low, but the sand dollar wiping in is so extremely cheap.
5th Logo (1997-2004)
Logo: On a purple background, we see the print logo for Kuzui Enterprises on the left, and the print logo for Sandollar Television on the right, much like the last logo.
Availability: Seen on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel.
Scare Factor: None, unless you're scared of the 20th Century Fox logo.
Logo: Superimposed in the opening credits of the movie is text that reads as follows:
aSANDOLLARproduction FX/SFX: None, since the logo is superimposed.
Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie. Availability: Seen on films such as Fly Away Home. Scare Factor: None.