Cracked Egg Studios name history

Cracked Egg Studios was founded as T.J.'s Cracked Egg Productions in February 1993 by Ted Phillips. The first production to publicly credit the upstart company was The Bloody Man (1993).

For the most part, the name T.J.'s Cracked Egg Pictures was used interchangeably with T.J.'s Cracked Egg Productions until 2001; however, the documentary 1994, Fourth of July! credited Cracked Egg's Pictures.

On or about February 23, 2000, a meeting of the Fire Breathing Dragons Club considered a proposal to change that club's name to, among other options, "Cracked Egg Studios," on the grounds that many members were associated with or performed work for the company, and that the two entities should be considered for merger if passed. Company executives, who had voting power at the meeting, were outraged by the proposal: first, they could not prevent the change using their votes alone; second, the club name would technically be protected in a separate trademark class, forcing the company to either change its own name, accept the merger, or accept the inevitable public confusion of the two entities; third, executives from a competing company Dannick Studios were also voting members. They too scoffed at the idea. The proposal was rejected by a majority of members, citing a unique perceived identity and that club interests and activities extended beyond assisting the projects of either company.

In 2000 and 2001, the Dannick Studios series The Adventures of Bongo and Nakita listed T.J.'s Cracked Egg Studios in the opening credits of several episodes. In a Pokemon Trainers' Club newsletter, the 2001 production of The Twisted Mile was credited to Cracked Egg Studios.

Cracked Egg Studios was uncredited during the first three seasons of Ni-Ki-Oh!, which aired in private screenings during 2002-2004. In July 2004, the company was credited as Cracked Eggs Pictures on the productions Lead Dust and Crossing the Border. After the first official Ni-Ki-Oh! DVD collection The Lost Episodes was released in August 2004, the company was consistently credited as Cracked Egg Studios, except for on the company's first business cards from 2005, which showed the name as Cracked Eggs Studios.

On May 29, 2005, the Cracked Egg Studios web site was launched. In January 2006, the domain name was purchased. In 2006, Noey Productions was merged into Cracked Egg Studios.

In January 2010, Cracked Egg Studios received official status as a limited liability company by the New York Department of State.

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