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Bacon
07-24-09, 11:25 AM
some of the most well known are the Indiana Jones movies with the Paramount logo

also The Cannonball Run has an animated car on the Fox logo
what are some lesser known movies that do this?

sauce07
07-24-09, 12:07 PM
What Planet Are You From? replaced the columbia girl with Annette Bening. I think Go may have used this opening too.

Waterworld had the Universal globe turn all to water.

Watchmen turned the WB and Paramount logos all yellow and black.

Mabuse
07-24-09, 12:23 PM
Mars Attacks: has a UFO during the Warner logo
E.T. : the Universal logo runs backwards
The Aviator and Zodiac use vintage Warner and Paramount logos
Benjamin Button used a custom one with buttons

Snowmaker
07-24-09, 12:27 PM
I love the penguins at the beginning of Madagascar 2 beating the shit out of the Dreamworks kid fishing off the moon. :lol:

The MGM lion burping at the beginning of Strange Brew and then them trying to crank its tail to get him going.

The Matrix movies have a green digital WB logo.

Here's a good list ones:

http://members.fortunecity.com/teamfx2000/oldsite/logovariations/

Meglos
07-24-09, 12:51 PM
Drag Me to Hell uses the vintage Universal logo.

Ash Ketchum
07-24-09, 01:14 PM
In the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby film, ROAD TO UTOPIA (1945), there was a gag involving the Paramount logo (mountain and stars), but it was embedded in the film during their Alaska jaunt.

In the 1960s, Chuck Jones played with the MGM logo on his Tom & Jerry cartoons by putting a meowing Tom in place of the roaring MGM lion.

BLAZING SADDLES (1974) opened with the Warner Bros. logo suddenly being set ablaze (an obvious reference to the opening of "Bonanza").

wendersfan
07-24-09, 01:19 PM
The Mouse That Roared

achau9598
07-24-09, 01:38 PM
Alien 3 plays with the 20th Century Fox theme music ...
Live Free or Die Hard shuts off 20th CF lights one by one

Scotts35
07-24-09, 02:00 PM
The X in the Fox logo holds on screen a few moments longer in the X-Men Movies

G-Force 3D has one character running down the street in the Bruckheimer logo then gets scared by the lightning hitting the tree.

XavierMike
07-24-09, 02:10 PM
The Simpsons Movie has Ralph singing alone with the Fox logo. :lol:

Mondo Kane
07-24-09, 02:18 PM
Ben-Hur
Leo on freeze frame!

OldBoy
07-24-09, 02:53 PM
some goodies here as well...
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/504790-movies-alter-use-studio-logo.html
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/306239-best-use-studio-logo-movie.html

islandclaws
07-24-09, 03:01 PM
I really liked seeing Romero use the old-school Uni logo for Land of the Dead.

TheMovieman
07-24-09, 03:05 PM
Zodiac use vintage Warner and Paramount logos

That's my personal favorite.

AnonomusBob15
07-24-09, 03:45 PM
Love the vintage logos.

Didn't it snow on the Fox logo for Die Hard 2 or Home Alone?

writer106
07-24-09, 04:45 PM
The Simpsons Movie has Ralph singing alone with the Fox logo. :lol:

That was my favorite.

writer106
07-24-09, 04:53 PM
I love the penguins at the beginning of Madagascar 2 beating the shit out of the Dreamworks kid fishing off the moon. :lol:

The MGM lion burping at the beginning of Strange Brew and then them trying to crank its tail to get him going.

The Matrix movies have a green digital WB logo.

Here's a good list ones:

http://members.fortunecity.com/teamfx2000/oldsite/logovariations/

Cool list. Thanks for posting the link.

Dimension X
07-24-09, 05:18 PM
Strait-Jacket (1964)

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5256/straitjacket2.jpg

bluetoast
07-24-09, 06:09 PM
Bruno had an umlaut over the Universal logo.

Nick Martin
07-24-09, 11:44 PM
Here's a good list ones:

http://members.fortunecity.com/teamfx2000/oldsite/logovariations/

From that list:

http://members.fortunecity.com/teamfx2000/oldsite/logovariations/fox_edwardscissorhands.jpg

Edward Scissorhands.

Also, the Warner Bros. logo 'morphed' into the Bat symbols for both Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.

sar3821
07-25-09, 12:19 AM
Gladiator tweaked the Universal and Dreamworks Logo if I recall correctly

Solid Snake
07-25-09, 12:31 AM
That's my personal favorite.

Yeah, me too. I also like Curious Case of Benjamin Button's playing around with studio logos...

RocShemp
07-25-09, 12:49 AM
Batman Begins presented the studio logos in black & white.

The Dark Knight recolored the studio logos in a blue shade.

Minority Report made the studio logos extra grainy, blue-grey, and added an underwater effect over them.

ReduxGuy
07-25-09, 01:23 AM
Just got out of Orphan a short while back and they had this cool thing where the WB and Dark Castle logos were splattered in various colors like sploches of paint.

story
07-25-09, 03:50 AM
It's not a film, but Matt Groening spent his own cash on changing the 20th Century Fox logo to 30th Century Fox for Futurama. Fox didn't like the last-minute idea but when they saw it they absolutely adored it, of course.

tylergfoster
07-25-09, 04:14 AM
Vintage Columbia logo on Superbad as well.

The Universal globe was replaced with Mars on Doom.

Say what you will about the rest of the movie, but the entirety of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is visually stunning, including some wonderful, Seussed-up Universal, DreamWorks and Imagine logos.

One of my disappointments is that they didn't recreate the WB logo in red spraypaint ala the V spraypaint symbol in V for Vendetta.

Count Dooku
07-25-09, 04:59 AM
In The Geisha Boy, when Jerry Lewis is looking at Mt Fuji, it turns into the Paramount logo.

http://senso-ryu.com/uploaded_images/mt.fuji-747993.jpg http://csos.movieset.com/download/movieset/o/b/2009-01/paramount_logo.jpg Just to give you an idea.

tylergfoster
07-25-09, 02:57 PM
I forgot (might already be in the first pages of the thread), in Sunshine, they run the Fox Searchlight logo backwards so that all the lights go out one by one.

Bacon
07-25-09, 04:05 PM
Strait-Jacket (1964)

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5256/straitjacket2.jpg

that's awesome :lol:

Ranger
07-25-09, 05:27 PM
Nobody seems to mention this in these threads, but Day After Tomorrow has the FOX logo go dark and thundering.

digidoh
07-26-09, 10:35 AM
The Fortune City link has all the movie variations I can remember. In the MTM Enterprises section they missed the one from the last episode of St. Elsewhere, that had the MTM cat laying on its side, unconscious, as an electrocardiogram beeped until it flatlined, indicating the cat was dead.

SoSpacey
07-27-09, 11:37 AM
Fanboys uses light sabers to create the Weinstein logo

Eric D.
07-27-09, 06:41 PM
I remember listening to the commentary on The Crimson Rivers and the filmmakers said that they were the first film to manipulate that studio's logo.

lamphorn
07-31-09, 05:50 PM
2001 used a stylized MGM logo because Kubrick just didn't want the lion roaring before the film.

Sunshine used a cool effect where they reversed the 20th Century Fox logo and zoomed into the sun.