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Old 10-10-2013, 21:48
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Do you have any favourite film company logos/intros?
I do like the new Universal one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXRsNYKc-Xk

And how Universal have changed over the years:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E98iTbFqRuM

A lot of good 80's films seemed to start with this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTkiW8XB7dM

And then there are a lot of one off specials for films such as this one for Coming To America:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zajR_ZweIGg

I also have vague recollections of the Starship Enterprise flying through the Paramount stars, but can't find it anywhere.
Anyway do you have any favourites?

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Old 10-10-2013, 21:52
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i quite liked the Tri-star pictures one where the horse was running across the screen and MGM with the lion roaring.
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Old 10-10-2013, 21:58
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I really use to like Orion intro.
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Old 10-10-2013, 22:17
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Touchstone. It always reminds me of being a kid and watching a lot of '80s films on VHS. Walt Disney Pictures does the same as well.
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Old 10-10-2013, 22:46
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People might be interested in this which shows variations for all the studios. http://www.closinglogos.com/page/Logo+Variations
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Old 10-10-2013, 22:54
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I like the Scott Pilgrim variation of the Universal logo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT6UH9DGqgc

And the recent Studiocanal logo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTBwY6cWPII
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Old 11-10-2013, 00:50
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Showbox (South Korea) (YouTube). It simultaneously amuses and annoys me. I still love Rank's old gongman logo, though. (YouTube)

Film logos that pretty much dominated my formative years:
Touchstone
Toei (YouTube)
Tri-Star (YouTube)
Golden Harvest (YouTube)
and the usual suspects (Universal, 20th Century, etc.)

I loathe Castle Rock the most. (YouTube) I have no idea why. It simply and deeply irritates me. As a kid, I loathe Disney's castle, fireworks and Tinkerbell logo. Every time Tinkerbell came up, I wanted to punch the screen. I can't find it on YouTube, though. Weird.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:42
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Just remembered another one that anyone with a 5.1 sound system will appreciate:

THX
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:58
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20th Century Fox (1994-2009) Probably the most iconic of them all, the instantly recognizable theme of Hollywood. This particular version was way ahead of it's time and was used for as long as it was because of it!

Walt Disney Pictures (1990-2006) So nostalgic seeing this now and a great shame Disney haven't included it on their blu-rays of older films released from around this period. Though the new castle logo is very nice.


New Line Cinema
I've always loved this one, with the animated 35mm film flying through. In the early years this logo didn't have the familiar jingle, just silence!

MGM No Bond film would be complete without that lion roaring!
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:44
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The Orion one is good, and the one with the guy in the tarzan outfit that hits the big gong.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:04
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MGM. Columbia, Tri-Star.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:11
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The Orion one is good, and the one with the guy in the tarzan outfit that hits the big gong.
I'm pretty sure that was Rank.
Of the more recent intros I do like Dreamworks little variations they do for many of their animated movies.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:35
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I also like Dimension Films and Legendary Pictures.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:44
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Just remembered another one that anyone with a 5.1 sound system will appreciate:

THX
That original one is still the best imo.



I like the Harry Potter Warner Bros logos.
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Old 11-10-2013, 13:31
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The one with all the gears. I think it's Lionsgate.
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Old 11-10-2013, 13:50
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I'm pretty sure that was Rank.
It wasn't that bad
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Old 11-10-2013, 13:52
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20th Century Fox (1994-2009) Probably the most iconic of them all, the instantly recognizable theme of Hollywood. This particular version was way ahead of it's time and was used for as long as it was because of it!
The music alone evokes Hollywood/cinema-going like nothing else. A stone classic.

I imagine for many it's a very famous/nostalgic musical precursor too. A short pause, and then the Star Wars theme kicks in. But that's a thing of the past now isn't it, eh? A long time ago...

Always loved the Columbia one most of all (now with graceful moving clouds). Reminds me of an usherette holding her torch over our tiny heads. Any empty seats? Sigh.

Others: some of the old ones from the thirties (RKO, Universal etc) and the lovely, grainy CFF one is another for the heart-strings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceijNYF0KA8

In the modern era, I very much like the Scott Free animation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te0mpKbXwpM
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Old 11-10-2013, 14:32
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I like Disney, Bad Hat Harry Productions, 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks.
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Old 11-10-2013, 15:42
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20th Century Fox (1994-2009) Probably the most iconic of them all, the instantly recognizable theme of Hollywood. This particular version was way ahead of it's time and was used for as long as it was because of it!

Walt Disney Pictures (1990-2006) So nostalgic seeing this now and a great shame Disney haven't included it on their blu-rays of older films released from around this period. Though the new castle logo is very nice.


New Line Cinema
I've always loved this one, with the animated 35mm film flying through. In the early years this logo didn't have the familiar jingle, just silence!

MGM No Bond film would be complete without that lion roaring!
This is the logo I always associate with Bond http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ho0bIMYKqc
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Old 11-10-2013, 16:58
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The Scott Pilgrim 8-bt music was OK, but they could have made a bit more effort with the logo, having it animate the way it normally would, but slowly and with jump cuts as the animation couldn't be that smooth, and with a more basic, 8-bit looking earth. But at least they made the effort. I love seeing a custom logo for the movie, especially if it ties in with the film.

The one for Ice Age 3 springs to mind (sorry, no good copy of it online!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5VOeJkalks
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Old 11-10-2013, 17:48
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The Pixar logo is cute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBAhd5KLk2E

I also like the Castle Rock Logo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IRV83GRlbI

Then there is Jim Henson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTA0dUSc4vE

Lions Gate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaqRwg2GP6w

And my favourite

Toei
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2SjirU_UcA
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Old 11-10-2013, 20:27
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It wasn't that bad
lol
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Old 11-10-2013, 21:05
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20th Century Fox, especially if it's followed by the opening bars of John Williams Star Wars theme. Takes me right back to my childhood.
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Old 11-10-2013, 22:39
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I really use to like Orion intro.
I always thought that connoted Sci-fi.

I think I like the classic MGM with the lion roaring.Also the Warner Bros is quite bright and vibrant and the Disney, Buena Vista one is always nice. The PIXAR one with the lamp hopping along the word is also simple and effective.
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Old 11-10-2013, 22:50
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London Film and Toho, and of course RKO.
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