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Logo descriptions and captures by Lazlow
Editions by mr3urious and Shadeed A. Kelly
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Background
: Anglo-Amalgamated was founded by Nat Cohen and Stuart Levy in 1945. It produced and distributed many B movies, but also musicals, horror films, and the famous Carry On films. Anglo-Amalgamated was later bought by EMI in 1971.


1st Logo
(1945?-1960?)

Anglo-Amalgamated first logoAnglo Amalgamated Film Distributors

Nickname: "Atlas"

Logo
: On a cloudy background, we can see a man holding a frame of a globe on his shoulders (possibly that of Greek God Atlas), ascending some stairs. "ANGLO AMALGAMATED" is written in a curved, shadowy style above the globe, and
"FILM DISTRIBUTORS LTD" on the globe, while "PRESENTS" is written under the man. The man is naked except for a small piece of cloth hiding the "naughty bits". The logo is in black and white.

Variant: Sometimes, "PRESENTS" is missing from the logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: A majestic horn fanfare. Sometimes, the opening theme of the movie plays instead, like on Carry on Nurse.

Availability: Seen on films of the period, like the early Carry On films.

Scare Factor: None.




2nd Logo
(1961?-1962?)
Anglo-Amalgamated second logo

Nickname: "Atlas II"

Logo
: Similar to the first one, except Atlas is on the right side. On the left, we see:

ANGLO-------------------------------------
AMALGAMATED
---------
FILM DISTRIBUTORS LIMITED

On the horizontal axis of the globe, we see "Nat Cohen & Stuart Levy" in script font.

FX/SFX
: None; it's a still logo.

Music/Sounds: A majestic fanfare, which is even more majestic than the first.

Availability: Rare; seen on Carry On Regardless.

Scare Factor: None.



3rd Logo
(1962?-1971)

Anglo-Amalgamated third logo

Nicknames: "Atlas III", "Golden Globe"

Logo
: We see a close-up of the golden frame of a globe on a blue background. On the horizontal axis of the globe, we see "NAT COHEN & STUART LEVY". The camera pulls back and reveals Atlas, holding the globe on his shoulders, half-kneeling. The name of the company appears in red fonts and "Presents" appears in white script font under it.

Variants:
  • There is also a still variant of the logo.
  • On some films, instead of "Presents", "Film Distributors Limited" appears in the same font.
  • The logo has appeared in B&W.

FX/SFX:
The camera pulling back.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo. Sometimes the opening music of the films plays, like on Dentist on the Job.

Availability: On the films of the period, like Carry On Cleo. It also appears in
Dentist on the Job, and the 2001/2004 Columbia TriStar DVDs of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (in which the first few minutes of Dentist is played as a gag).

Scare Factor: None.




4th Logo
(1967?-1969?)

Nicknames: "Atlas IV", "Atlas Drawing

Logo: We see two boxes against a bright yellow background. The top black box has a blue drawing of Atlas carrying the globe frame. The words "NAT COHEN PRESENTS" later fade in next to the right of it. In between the two boxes are the words "ANGLO AMALGAMATED FILM DISTRIBUTORS LTD". The bottom orange box features nothing.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheesy Factor: The drawing of Atlas looks rather crude, and the orange box at the bottom doesn't seem to serve a purpose.
Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo.

Availability: Extremely rare, seen on a TV print of The Vengence of Fu Manchu.

Scare Factor: None.



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