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Background: The Curiosity Company is The Simpsons creator Matt Groening's independent production company, known for producing the animated series Futurama and the Christmas special Olive the Other Reindeer.
(March 28, 1999-August 20, 2003, November 27, 2007-September 4, 2013)
Nicknames: "The Water Reflection", "The Reflection of Doom", "The Surfboard Reflection", "A Study in Wet Logo"
Logo: Against a black background, we see the silvery words "THE CURIOSITY COMPANY" arranged in three lines underneath a square. Above it is a heavily distorted image of wavy lines or waves washing ashore, which varies depending on the episode. In either version, there is a C shape made from a distorted surfboard reflection in either fully red or red with a white copy on it. On the other version, the distorted surfboard C shape appears to move down, with copies connecting them. There is another version, where we see golden dots on the water. The "O" in "CURIOSITY" has a dot in it.
Trivia: The water rippling footage is taken from a short film named A Study in Wet, made by Homer Groening, Matt Groening's father.
Variants: On later seasons and direct-to-video movies of Futurama, the words "in association with" are shown below the logo.There's alsoa still and credit-compressed version of airings of Futurama on Comedy Central.
FX/SFX: The waves (live-action).
Music/Sounds: Either a heavily distorted "tick-tock" sound or a heavily distorted sound of waves washing ashore, depending on the episode. On Netflix prints of early episodes, it's silent.
- In the episode "A Taste of Freedom", you can hear Bender (voiced by John DiMaggio) saying "Freedom!" one last time.
- In the episode "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on T.V.", a engine turbine sound playing backwards is heard instead.
Availability: Common on local syndicated airings of Futurama and Olive the Other Reindeer on Cartoon Network around Christmas. It can be found on DVDs and VHS tapes of Futurama and Olive the Other Reindeer.
Scare Factor: Medium to nightmare. The weird noises and psychedelic patterns will scare many people. The silent variant of the logo might be elevated to medium to high due to the creepiness in darkness; the 20th/30th Century Fox Television logo immediately following it may affect the factor too. None for the still and credit-compressed version.