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Background: Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films was founded in the 1980s by movie producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. Together, the duo had produced some of the most successful movies of the 1980s, including Flashdance, the Beverly Hills Cop series and Top Gun. The company didn't use a logo until 1990 on Days of Thunder. However, when Don Simpson died in 1996, it was renamed to "Jerry Bruckheimer Films", with the logo first appearing on Con-Air.


Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films

(June 27, 1990-June 7, 1996, July 18, 2003)
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Nickname: "The Lightning"

Logo: We start with
sky blue clouds moving across the screen. Then lightning strikes it, and clouds instantly turn red. The screen zooms out in a box on a black background, as the text "DON SIMPSON/JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS" with "FILMS" in spaced-out letters under "DON SIMPSON/JERRY BRUCKHEIMER", revealed at the bottom of the screen, in a red color.

Variants:
  • Sometimes, the square is bigger and the text is smaller.
  • The print logo was seen at the end of Bad Boys.
  • A very early logo just has the company name.

FX/SFX: The cloud gliding, the lightning, the zoom-out in a box.

Music/Sounds
: Just the sounds of lightning.


Availability: The long version was saved on some several films from 1990 until 1996, like Days of Thunder, Crimson Tide, Dangerous Minds and The Rock. This also appeared on Bad Boys 2. The version without the lightning box was on a teaser trailer for
Days of Thunder, which can be found on the 1990 VHS release of Black Rain.

Scare Factor: Medium to high, the lightning animations, the sounds of lightning and the clouds may get to more than a few people. It's less scary for those who are used to see it.
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Jerry Bruckheimer Films

(June 6, 1997- )
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Nickname: "The Road"
, "The Lightning II", "The Tree"

Logo: We zoom down a road, as a thunderstorm brews above. Lightning strikes multiple times, as we encounter a leafless tree. Lightning strikes it, and leaves instantly appear on the tree. The screen freezes and zooms out in a box, as the text:

JERRY BRUCKHEIMER
F---I---L---M---S

appears below, in a yellow color.

Trivia: The tree in the logo is based on an actual tree as well as the rest of the logo. Located in a remote part of Oregon.
Variants:

  • There is a prototype version of this logo that existed at the end of Con Air and on trailers for the aforementioned film. The difference is that it is a still shot where the tree already has leaves on it and the font is bigger and more stretched out and in a green color. While the normal logo was used in the intro, at the end of the movie, the prototype logo appears and is animated! It is animated differently as the camera already has the tree (with leaves) on view. Only the clouds move, thunderstorm and all, and when the lightning strikes the tree, the screen zooms out and freezes.
  • There is a current version of this logo in which the "JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS" name is absent; it's mainly the same logo with a thin yellow rectangle added around the clip, the camera keeps zooming in, revealing that the clip is now in a box, until the lightning strikes on the tree, the screen freezes without the text "JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS" below it. However, move to the end credits of the movie so you can see this logo with the company name under it.

FX/SFX
: The zooming, the lightning, all very good CGI effects that hold up today.

Music/Sounds: Just the sounds of the wind and lightning. In 2004,
some of the lightning sounds were replaced with new, more realistic lightning sound effects.

Availability: Common. Appears on several films from the late-90s and early-00s, like Gone in 60 Seconds and Pirates of the Caribbean. The later variant appears currently on films from 2004 onwards, with the exception of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, which uses the original version.

Scare Factor: Medium to high, the lightning may not sit well with some, but the lightning animation is very professional.


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Feral-Golduck Jerry Bruckheimer should bring the 1996 logo back 3 Nov 27 2012, 5:50 AM EST by AidenLovesLogos
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The 2004 logo..errrghhh...sounds confused.
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LogoFan121092 2003 variant 0 Jul 4 2010, 11:32 PM EDT by LogoFan121092
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On the 2003 film "Veronica Guerin", the logo opens at the finished product, except the clouds in the picture are MOVING. No lightning appears. See here at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC3HEKMqKXA&feature=related.
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