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Background: The Lyons Group was founded in 1988, and produced as well as handled distribution of Barney and the Backyard Gang, the predecessor to the popular Barney and Friends. In 1991, the company later to produced and distributed Barney and Friends and other television shows under the name Lyrick Studios. In 2001, the company was later bought by HiT Entertainment (however is under copyright holders, as Lyons Partnership).

1988-1996 Edit

Logo: On a gray background, we see "THE" flashing on the top left, then the "Lyons" script writing itself on an outlined square, and finally, "GROUP" flashing on the bottom right.

Variant: On the original tapes of The Backyard Show, Three Wishes, and A Day At the Beach, the "Lyons" script color is in a darker blue.

FX/SFX: The flashing and writing script.

Music/Sounds: A 15-note string and flute fanfare sounding like an Irish tune.

Availability: Can be seen on pre-1997 tapes of Barney and the Backyard Gang and Barney and Friends. The 1992 re-prints of the Barney and the Backyard Gang tapes (without any previews) also have this logo. One of the last tapes to use this logo was Barney: Once Upon a Time from 1996. Later Beringer videos (as well as re-prints of the Backyard Gang videos) would contain the Barney Home Video logos.

Scare Factor: None to minimal. The animation and music (which altogether makes the logo seem a bit TOO peaceful) might give some young kids the chills. Otherwise, it's harmless.

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