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Background: Salt Cover is a cable channel that distributes prints of TV shows from the now-defunct Business Friendly Studios, and also distributes prints from various movie companies throughout the country. It first aired in Brazil in 1948 and began airing in the US in 1950. As of 2014, it has started making their own movies and television shows that can only be broadcasted on that channel. In 1977, a limited number of Orion movies listed Salt Home Video as their distributor. Salt Cover also distributed ITC shows and some shows produced by BBC and Sony as well.

In 1979, cartoonist Katherine Russo created the famous salt shaker that Salt Cover used throughout the 80s, the 90s, half of the 2000s, and 2007 to 2014. His name is Phil. Phil was originally voiced by Timothy Jackson, then William Kong, and currently, he is voiced by (surprisingly) Bret Iwan, current voice of Mickey Mouse! Speaking of which, the Brazilian version of the Mickey Mouse shorts and shows air on the Salt Cover Kids block in Brazil as of November 1, 2006! That's because on October 30, 2006, Vyond Pictures, and Disney, bought the Salt Entertainment Company and it's subsidiaries for $75,000,000. Disney also allows Vyond to show Vyond shows on the Disney Channel, Salt Cover, and all channels that Vyond and Disney own.

The cute little ditty from the 4th logo is very popular that it's used in logos after the 4th logo. It is known as "Phil's Ditty."

On March 14, 2018, the American Salt Cover was folded into 2 studios: Business Friendly Studios and Vyond Pictures. The Brazilian network still exists.

On December 19, 2018, International Studios acquired the Salt Cover name and revived the studio.


US Television HistoryEdit

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(1950-1972)

Nickname: "Salt in Space"

Logo: On a space background, we see a poorly-done drawing of a salt shaker zoom up to the screen. Salt Cover fades in below.
1948 salt cover

Variant: On ITC Entertainment Group programs starting in 1956, and fades below. The ITC Entertainment Group logo at that time would follow it.

Music/Sounds: Ending theme or a generic fanfare.

Availability: Was last seen on Farthest Reaches, which last aired on Salt Cover in 1978.

Editor's Note: None.


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(1972-1977)

Nickname: "Salt in Space 2"

Logo: On a space background, we see a bright flash, and the words Salt Cover appear with the salt shaker to the left of the text. It shines once.
1969 salt cover

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: Extremely rare, was last seen on Camp Daisy, Road Rash, and Revenge of Sarah.

Editor's Note: None.


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(1977-1980)

Nicknames: Flipping Letters", "Salt in Box"

Logo: On a shady green/black gradient background, the word Salt flips in, letter by letter. Cover fades in below, and it gets surrounded by a white box with a solid white box that contains a salt shaker to the left of it. The whole thing sparkles.

Variants:

  • The Brian Show had the byline "A Service Trademark of Salt Cover Affiliates, Inc".
  • Bright Idea had the byline "A Division of Salt Cover Affiliates, Inc."

Music/Sounds: A reverse version of the 3 NBC chimes. Then a drumbeat is heard.

Availability: Has rare written all over it. You can see it on videotapes of Bright Idea distributed by Artisan Entertainment.

Editor's Note: None.


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(April 1980-1983)

WARNING: Due to the logo's graphic gore, photos and videos of the Open Sores variant will not be allowed on this site.

Nickname: "Phil"

Logo: We can zoom to the every scene of Phil holding Business Friendly characters. Then he throws it away with a blood in the bottom of the characters. We can zoom to the scene of the Sour Patch Kids at the end. The Phil says Oh my god, my characters blooded up, he wanted to get a new Salt Cover production!

Variants:

  • Open Sores had the salt shaker bleeding on the ground.
  • Sometimes, the salt shaker wears socks, shoes, a shirt, and pants, like humans.
    • A bylineless variant exists.

Music/Sounds: Ending theme or a motor engine whirring when the character says

Availability: Uncommon, but not rare. The normal version is at least not that rare, since the Open Sores variant was quickly scrapped and replaced with the 5th logo, but some tapes of the show released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have it.

Editor's Note: This is the first Salt Cover logo to contain the beloved Phil, who was there for the rest of Salt Cover's life.


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(1983-1986)

Nicknames: "Phil II", "Salt in Water"

Logo: We see Phil holding a sign reading Salt Cover, while a crab is attached to his back.

Variant: Sometimes, Phil is wearing swimtrunks and is sunburned a little.

Music/Sounds: Seagulls with the cute little ditty from the 4th logo. On Open Sores, a 6 note theme.

Availability: Uncommon.

Editor's Note: None.


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(1986-1992)

Nicknames: "Rollerskating Phil", "Phil III"

Logo: We see Phil from the previous logo, although this time he is roller skating along a highway. He passes three cars and then crashes into a tree. Salt Cover Entertainment fades in below. "A SALT ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY" appears below the title.
1986 salt cover updated
 A copyright date appears afterward.

Variants:

  • On Kendra's Krib, the salt shaker is distracted by a human female teenager and then crashes into a tree.
  • On The Brian Show, a shorter version of the logo is seen.
  • On Orange Gus, the salt shaker crashes into a lamppost.
  • On Library Matters, the salt shaker is roller skating on a bridge over the lake and crashes into, surprisingly, a brick building. "Entertainment" is omitted.

Music/Sounds: A flute tune, someone saying "Watch out!" Phil saying "What?" and then a cartoon-style CRASH as he hits the tree. We then hear the cute little ditty from the 4th logo. Can have the ending theme play over it.

Music/Sounds Variant: On current German airings of The Brian Show, the logo has just the cute little ditty from the 4th logo, with no additional sounds.

Availability: Not quite uncommon, but not quite common, either. Programs like CBS Dream Team and Discovery Family air The Brian Show and Orange Gus, so you can see it.

Editor's Note: This was the first logo that Phil spoke in. Note that some don't like it due to the fact they hate salt shakers crashing.


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(1992-2007)

Nicknames: "Salt to Ball", "Fuchsia Salt (California Design Variant)", "Phil IV"

Logo: We see Phil from the 5th and 6th logos against a pale blue background. This time, he's bowling. Phil shouts "Come on, give me a strike, baby!". When the bowling ball hits the pins, the words "Salt Cover" pop up in a cartoony style wiggling around, while Phil says "YES!" and the ball changes to a salt shaker. "A Salt Entertainment Company" appears below the words. The copyright info appears.

Variants:

  • California Design had the bowling ball and salt shaker colored fuchsia.
  • New Science of the Unthinkable had a still shot of the finished logo.
  • On productions that are produced by Lionsgate that are distributed by Salt Cover at the time, while the end theme of the show plays, the bowling sounds and Phil shouting are intact.

FX/SFX: Phil bowling and shouting “Come on, give me a strike, baby!”, the words “Salt Cover” popping up and wiggling around, while Phil says “YES!”, the ball changing into a salt shaker, “A Salt Entertainment Company” appearing below the words, the copyright info appearing.

Music/Sounds: The sound of a bowling ball hitting the bowling pins and after that, the cute little ditty from the 4th logo.

Availability: Common, can be seen on shows of the era. However, it was also shown a made-for-TV movie Why I Was Thinking on Disney Channel.

Editor's Note: None.


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(2007-May 2013, December 19, 2018-)

By this time, the Salt Entertainment Company had been mostly discontinued when they were bought outright by Vyond Pictures, which kept the Salt Cover name.

WARNING: Due to the logo's questionable material, videos of the Heist Time variant will not be allowed on this site.

Nicknames: "Phil V", "Happy Birthday, Salt Cover"

Logo: Inside a red, white, and blue, circle on a black background, we see the familiar salt shaker pop out of it, arms outstretched. Suddenly, CGI confetti falls from the top of the screen, and "Salt Cover" fades in a handwritten font. The byline fades in below. On some releases of Barney and Friends, salt shaker claps her hands while he says Watch Barney and Friends on your VHS tapes by Salt Cover!.

Bylines:

  • (2007-May 2013) A GoAnimate Studios Company
  • (December 19, 2018-) An International Studios company

Variants:

  • 2007-2013 version:
    • In 2007, the words "CELEBRATING A NEW TELEVISION AGE" were seen at the bottom below "Salt Cover." The salt shaker says "Salt Cover. Celebrating a new television age!" instead of what he usually says. It is in a darker shade than usual. This variant is rare.
    • Sometimes both versions had Phil not saying anything (to the point where he is not opening his mouth) and he is wearing a shirt.
    • On The Scary Fairies, when Phil is about to say "and me, Phil!" his face turns to a scary, ugly, Tinky-Winky-like head. "Phil" then throws a hammer to the camera causing it to break.
  • December 19, 2018- version:
    • On movies, TV specials, as well as special material (bloopers, behind the scenes, etc.), the shirt variant was used. Also, the logo is bylineless.
    • At the end of the failed pilot Heist Time, when Phil is about to say "perfect films", Phil gets a bottle of beer shoved into his mouth before dropping onto the floor and his saying turns to "perfect foams, and me, Pheerheist!" He grabs the "r" in "Cover" and throws it away, reading "Salt Cove". He then turns "Salt" to talS" and turns the "S" to "L" and the "L" to "l" and the "t" turns to "T." It now reads "Tall Cove" and turns the "o" in "Cove" to an "a" to make "Tall Cave." He then spits beer onto the ground and falls. He gets back up, before getting confused, saying "What did I do?" He looks down and says "Tall Cave?" and grabs the text and changes it to say "Salt Cover" and puts it back into its spot.
    • At the end of Eric Meets Mary Poppins, when Phil is about to say "perfect shows", Phil morphs to Mary Poppins while doing her magic. The letters "Salt Cover" floats. The "S", "l", "o" and "a" morphs to "Mary". "t C ver" then gets disappeared and "Mary" drops down. "Poppins" flies and moves next to "Mary". It now reads "Mary Poppins". "Eric Meets" fades under "Mary Poppins".
    • On We Dem Sue, the logo is still.
    • There is a Valentines Variant where the background is pink, phil has heart eyes, and makes a card for Combo. Combo panda from the PPYBEN Pictures logo comes in. phil gives combo the card and gets phil some salt and phil eats the salt. Combo gets scared making the background black. then, phil's heart eyes turn to ghosts. they fly away, seeing the salt's eyes. he says his real line. the salt shaker dissapears. then, the byline throws phil and the warnermedia byline comes in. the background turns back to pink and the internetianl studios byline gives the warnermedia byline a card, a rubix cube and a plush of Sue (from We Dem Sue). the warnermedia byline kisses the internatinal studios byline. then, the wanermedia byline gets under the International Studios byline. Phil Comes back. phil looks at the byline and says "Salt Cover isn't owned by WANRERMEIDA!". the bylines get mad and walks away. then, a Vyond Byline Types in. Phil looks at the camera and claps her hands. it was seen in Phil's Big Movie.

FX/SFX: Phil popping in, the confetti, “Salt Cover“ fading in, and the byline fading in.

Music/Sounds: A snap when the salt shaker pops out, tons of party blowers blowing when the confetti starts to fall out, and at the end, the cute little ditty from the 4th logo. Sometimes, it's silent.

Music/Sounds Variant: On We Dem Sue, it’s none.

Availability: Common for 2008-2013, rare for 2007, and current for 2018-present. Robyn's Journey kept the 2007 logo when it was released on video and DVD, so you can see it on there. It was also spotted on AstroblastFan5 DVD releases of a few Salt Cover shows.

Editor's Note: This is the first widescreen Salt Cover logo, and the first one to be revived. This is also a favourite as many.


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(2010-2012)

Nicknames: "Phil VI", "Happy Birthday, Salt Cover II", "60"

Logo: In the 0 of a huge 60, we see the 80s and 90s version of Phil, except he's lounging. His back, which is dangling down from the 0, is carrying a waving flag reading "Years of." The Salt Cover text is seen below, shining, with the byline below. The 80s and 90s Phil then says "Salt Cover, my bitch is over to hear me that Barney and Friends sucks!"

Variants:

  • On productions that are produced with Vyond Television, which normally edits out Salt Cover logos, kept this intact on Young Rich, except they inserted a "PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH" line below "Salt Cover."
  • "Celebrating Over" was seen above the 60 starting in 2011.
  • On productions that are produced with Nelvana, the salt shaker turns into the Nelvana Polar Bear from 2004.
  • Early on in 2010 for its first few weeks, the logo is still and is poorly-drawn. This was changed after some time.
  • On The Scary Fairies, a black and white monster resembling Tinky-Winky from the Teletubbies pushes the logo.

FX/SFX: The flag waving, “Salt Cover” shining, Phil saying his line.

Music/Sounds: A triumphant 2-second fanfare followed by the cute little ditty from the 4th logo and Phil’s dialogue (on the previous logo, there is no line).

Availability: Common.

Editor's Note: This is another favorite of many.


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(May 2013-September 2017, December 2017-March 14, 2018, July 1, 2018)

Nicknames: "Salt from the 50s", "Phil VII (Toaster's Revenge Variant)", "Inanimate Salt"

Logo: On a white or shady blue background, we see a circle move and morph to form the Salt Cover logo, styled like that in the 50s; It shines, then "salt cover" text swoops down from the top of the screen. As soon it is done, the background turns white or shady blue. Sometimes "entertainment" appears under "salt cover."
2014 salt cover updated

Variants:

  • On Toaster's Revenge, Phil comes in and says to the logo, "Screw you, inanimate salt shaker! Screw you! I'm supposed to be here, good lord!"
  • Sometimes, the logo is still.

FX/SFX: The circle morphing to form the Salt Cover logo, it shines, “salt cover” swooping down from the top of the screen, the background turns white or shady blue. Sometimes, “entertainment” appears under “salt cover. On the still variant, none.

Music/Sounds: The cute little ditty from the 4th logo. The logo can have the ending theme over it.

Availability: No longer current. Usually preserved when episodes of the shows from this time were rerun on PBS Kids, Cartoon Network, Teletoon, CBBC, CBS Dream Team, and much, much more...

Editor’s Note: You'll just be annoyed by the lack of Phil which has graced the Salt Entertainment Company name for over 30 years since Phil was created.


Brazilian Station ID HistoryEdit

1st LogoEdit

(1948-1974)

Nickname: "The Cut Circles"

Logo: on a black background, we see scissors cutting out some circles revealing the text "Salt Cover". "Presents" fades in.

FX/SFX: The scissors cutting out some circles revealing the text “Salt Cover”, “Presents” fading in. Simple, isn’t it?

Music/Sounds: 2 notes then 7 drum beats.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor’s Note: None.


2nd LogoEdit

(1966-1984)

Nickname: "Circle S"

Logo: the SBWaC logo spins.


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(1975-1980)

Nickname: "Circle Mouth"

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4th LogoEdit

(1980-1983)

Nickname: "Circle Mouth ll"

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(1983-1984)

Nickname: "Rainbow"

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(1984-1986)

Nickname: "Circle Mouth lll"

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(1986-1988)

Nickname: "Circle Mouth 4"

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(1988-1992)

Nickname: "Circle Mouth 5"

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(1992-1996)

Nickname: "Circle Mouth 6"

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(1996-1998)

Nickname: "Circle Mouth 7"

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(2001-2005)

Nickname: "Circle Mouth 8"

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(2005-2008)

Nickname: "Circle Mouth 9"

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(2008-2011)

Nickname: "Circle Mouth 10"

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(2011-2014)

Nickname: "Circle Mouth 11"

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(2014-2015)

Nickname: "Circle Mouth 12"

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(2015-)

Nickname: "Circle Mouth 13"

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