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Background: Named after a short film titled Amblin' (1968)
, Amblin Entertainment is a production company founded by Steven Spielberg (the author of said short film), Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall in 1981. Amblin is only a production studio, and has never distributed its own movies. Its logo features the silhouette of E.T. riding in the basket of Elliott's bicycle flying in front of the moon, from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

1st Logo
(June 8, 1984-January 25, 1985, July 2, 1997-July 17, 1998, July 3, 2002, May 25, 2012)
Amblin Entertainment / Warner Bros. Pictures (1984) - In-creditAmblin Entertainment (1st Logo)  (1984-Present)

Nicknames: "The E.T. Logo", "In-Credit E.T. Logo"

Logo: A still version of the Amblin logo in white, with Elliott and E.T. flying in front of the moon and "AMBLIN" to the right in a font known as Optima; the design is identical to that of Amblin's print logo, with the moon represented by an outline, with an inverse silhouette of Elliott and E.T. inside.

Variant: On Gremlins, the logo appears in the color scheme used from the standard version of the logo, but with the "moon" colored blue; "AN" is above the logo, and "PRESENTATION" is below it, both in red.

FX/SFX: None, unless one wants to count the logo scrolling up near the end of the end credits on some of these films.

Music/Sounds: Music from any given soundtrack.

Availability: The in-credit Amblin logo debuted on Gremlins, and can also be seen on Fandango, all three Men in Black films, and The Mask of Zorro.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

2nd Logo
(June 7, 1985-August 8, 2014)


Nickname: ''The E.T. Logo II''

Logo: We see a close-up of the moon, which zooms backward until it is on the left side of the screen. Right before the moon stops in its place, a silhouette of a young boy
on a bicycle (Elliott from E.T. the Extra Terrestrial) slowly flies in front of the moon from the left side of the moon's border, stopping in the middle (even when the bicycle stops, the wheels continue to move). At the same time, two red/blue stripes move in from both sides of the screen. The stripe that comes in from the bottom left side places itself right underneath the moon, while the stripe that comes in from the top right side places itself near the top of the moon (this creates a small space to the right of the moon bordered by the stripes on the top and the bottom). When the moon and stripes are in place, the word ''AMBLIN'' appears in a strange fade-in (shadows form the blue letters one at a time, referred to as a "shadow wipe"). When the word ''AMBLIN'' is finally revealed, the wheels begin to stop and smaller red text appears under the bottom red/blue lines that reads ''ENTERTAINMENT'' in spaced out letters to fit the width of the bottom line. Both words are in a similar thin font.

  • A shorter version shows the moon and stripes in place without animation, and it just shows the fade in of the company name. This version first appeared on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and made its last appearance on Catch Me If You Can.
  • On some movies such as Joe Versus the Volcano, Cape Fear, Hook, and A Far Off Place, the moon is flipped backwards.
  • A still version of the logo appears at the end of War Horse, Lincoln, and The Hundred-Foot Journey.
  • A black & white version of the logo appears at the end of Hereafter.

FX/SFX: The moon zooming backward, the boy on the bicycle appearing, the red/blue stripes coming from both sides, ''AMBLIN'' shadow-wiping in.

Music/Sounds: A light orchestral theme composed by John Williams was used with this logo on Young Sherlock Holmes, The Color Purple, The Money Pit, and the 1988 video release of E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. However, it is usually silent, or has the film's closing score.

Availability: Common. It originally debuted on The Goonies, and can be found on every Amblin film from this era (the exceptions being Schindler's List, The Bridges of Madison County, Minority Report, Flags of Our Fathers, and Letters from Iwo Jima, as well as the three Amblimation productions, which featured that company's special logo). The last film to use this logo was The Hundred-Foot Journey.

Scare Factor: Minimal. The silhouette may get to some. But other than than, it's harmless and a favorite of many.

3rd Logo
(June 12, 2015- )

Nicknames: "The E.T. Logo III", "CGI E.T. Logo"

Logo: Same concept as before, only CG is used, and the moon and silhouette are three-dimensional. We see Elliot ride the bicycle backing us, and then turn
Amblin Entertainment (2015) left to form the logo. Also, the word "AMBLIN" no longer has the strange shadow wipe effect, and instead uses a more traditional fade-in from the left. The finishing background is now red-gradient black.

FX/SFX: Fantastic CGI!

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.

: Brand new. Debuted on Jurassic World and will most likely be seen on future Amblin productions.

Scare Factor: None. It is a worthy successor to the previous logo.

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