Logo Variations - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer PicturesThis is a featured page

Logo descriptions by Sean Beard, Matt Williams, Nicholas Aczel, Internet Movie Database and others.
Images, up-to-date and design by Eric S.

These are the logo variations seen throughout the years by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.

Petunia Natural Park (1939): A rotoscoped version of Jackie the Lion is used.
MGM (1939, Rotoscoped Jackie)
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Blitz Wolf, The Early Bird Dood It!, Chips Off the Old Block,
and Fine Feathered Friend (1942): We see the red/yellow sunburst MGM Cartoon logo, with Tanner the Lion roaring in delayed motion as synced to jazzy opening music known as "The Tiger Rag".
_______________________________________________________________________________________

The Next Voice You Hear (1950) and Westward the Women (1951): A still image of Jackie is shown. The deliberate practice of showing the MGM Lion sans roaring predates the variation seen on Ben-Hur (1959).
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Ben-Hur (1959): A still image of the 1957 MGM logo with Leo looking at the left.
_______________________________________________________________________________________

North by Northwest (1959): The MGM logo is seen in monochrome and a shadow effect over an aquamarine background.
Logo Variations - CLG Wiki
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Switchin' Kitten (1961): The ending of this cartoon has Jerry climbing into a mouse hole decked out with an MGM ribbon. His face gets a bit more vicious as he roars with the MGM lion roar sound!
MGM Variant (1961)
______________________________________________________________________________________

Tall in the Trap (1962): The MGM logo appears as a "wanted" poster, with Leo drawn in the T&J style below the words "WANTED", "ARS GRATIA ARTIS" on a yellow banner below him, and "A METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER CARTOON" below that. As a guitar rendition of the T&J theme plays, the poster gets shot.
Classic MGM Cartoons - CLG Wiki
______________________________________________________________________________________

Sorry Safari (1962): The start of the cartoon replaces the MGM logo with an in-credit text saying "A METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER CARTOON" on a background of a clip from the cartoon of a lion growling.
MGM Cartoon (Tom & Jerry)
_______________________________________________________________________________________

MGM's The Big Parade of Comedy (1964): We see the MGM logo with the sign "OUT TO LUNCH" over the circle, hiding Leo's head as he roars. Suddenly the sign flips up to reveal an animated man trapped in Leo's mouth kicking, beating, and yelling "Ow! Ow! Get me outta here!"
Logo Variations - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures - CLG WikiLogo Variations - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures - CLG Wiki
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Your Cheatin' Heart (1964): Jackie is shown with Leo's roar overdubbed on the soundtrack. Only on the colorized version (the black-and-white version has Leo instead).
_______________________________________________________________________________________

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967): The MGM lion transforms into a vampire. The mask at the bottom is missing.
MGM

Another version of the movie begins with an animated sequence with the characters Abronsius and Alfred. After the intro, the characters are still on screen where the MGM logo zooms in and roars, much to their surprise. After the second roar, the lion grows fangs and the characters run off.
MGM (The Fearless Vampire Killers - animated intro)
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Brewster McCloud (1970):
Instead of Leo roaring, we hear Rene Auberjonois saying "I forgot the opening line.".
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Night of Dark Shadows (1971): When the MGM lion roars at the beginning of this film, no sound comes out. The 90s home video release has the standard version instead.
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Hearts of the West (1975): The 1930s logo (w/ Jackie the Lion) is used.
_______________________________________________________________________________________

That's Entertainment, Part II (1976): In place of the standard logo, we get a live-action clip of a book labeled "II" being pulled off a shelf, and opened to a page with a still picture of the 1928 logo (with Jackie), minus the marquee below. The words "MGM presents" are in a Serif font above the logo.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures - That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Tarzan the Ape Man (1981): The classic Tarzan call is heard in place of the roar.
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Strange Brew (1983): Standard MGM opening, but the lion, instead of roaring, belches and appears disinterested. The camera then pulls back from the logo and pans towards the Great White North set, where Bob and Doug are trying to make the lion roar but give up as they realize they have to start filming their movie. A few minutes later, the lion roars in the background, and Bob comments, "Geez, now that hoser's growling!" The standard version appears at the very end, following the credits.
Logo Variations - CLG Wiki
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Certain Lamb-Chop Videos (1984):
We see the MGM/UA print logo against a blue background. As a majestic fanfare plays, the logo zooms in. It turns out this was all a backdrop, and Lamb-Chop rips through the hole. The lamb laughs and says, "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists present the Shari Lewis Home Entertainment library. Rawr!"

MGM/UA (1984)
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Nothing Lasts Forever (1984): The 1957 three-roar MGM logo is used. But with a slight difference. Each roar is Tanner's first roar which all end in the growl. Even the end credit logo is different. The old MGM marquee logo is used but with the text "MGM/UA Entertainment Co." underneath.
MGM logo (Nothing Lats Forever - 1984)MGM End Credit logo (Nothing Lats Forever- 1984)
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Wise Guys (1986): The MGM lion has a different roar track. After the second roar, the logo spins away from the screen, screaming, and transitions to the credits.
MGM (Wise Guys)
_______________________________________________________________________________________

O.C. and Stiggs (1987): As he did in his film Brewster McCloud, Robert Altman yet again played around with Leo. Instead of roaring, the lion utters the title characters' names in a California surfer accent.
_______________________________________________________________________________________

MGM Sing Alongs (1997, VHS Series): The MGM lions roars once, then darkens to where the silhouette of the lion is seen inside the hole with the director saying, "Cut! That's a wrap!" Then it transitions to the program.
_______________________________________________________________________________________

The Lionhearts (1998-2000, MGM Television): The cartoon version of the lion seen appears in the ribboning.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1998) (The Lionhearts Variant)
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Josie and the Pussycats (2001): The MGM lion morphs into a screaming fan.
Logo Variations - CLG Wiki
_______________________________________________________________________________________

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002): A crocodile is in place of the lion and features the actual sound of the crocodile roaring.
MGM (The Crocodile Hunter, 2002)
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Soul Plane (2004): The logo turns into an orange print version on a blue background.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures - Soul Plane (2004)
_______________________________________________________________________________________

The Brothers Grimm (2005): The second roar is replaced with a wolf's howling. The trailer has the 1995 logo (without the URL).
_______________________________________________________________________________________

The Pink Panther (2006): Leo roars first, but before he can finish his 2nd roar, the logo opens up and an animated Inspector Jacques Clouseau steps out and looks around. He leaves, revealing the Pink Panther behind, who closes the ''door''. Leo's jaw drops and grunts as he is slammed back..
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Pink Panther, 2006)
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Casino Royale (2006): The logo is in black & white.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures - Casino Royale (2006)
_______________________________________________________________________________________

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): Exactly like in Night of Dark Shadows, but the only differences are the film's opening theme playing over the logo and the 2008 logo being there.
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Hope Springs (2012): The first movie to use the 2012 MGM logo, though in this case it's shortened, fading in before the first roar.
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Robocop (2014): The lion's roar is replaced with Samuel L. Jackson's character doing a vocal warmup.


Liwakip
Liwakip
Latest page update: made by Liwakip , May 14 2014, 3:24 AM EDT (about this update About This Update Liwakip Edited by Liwakip

31 words added
8 words deleted

view changes

- complete history)
More Info: links to this page
Started By Thread Subject Replies Last Post
XthebiglogofanX Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: Lights, Camera, Danger (TV, 2004) 1 Nov 4 2013, 1:03 PM EST by XthebiglogofanX
Thread started: Nov 2 2013, 6:12 PM EDT  Watch
Leo is replaced with Goddard. This does not appear at the start or end of the episode, it appears in a scene where Jimmy turns on VOX's screen to watch classic movies at hyperspeed.
40  out of 42 found this valuable. Do you?    
Show Last Reply
12Justin Add the MGM variant 1 Oct 19 2012, 2:12 PM EDT by Logophile
Thread started: Mar 20 2012, 7:22 AM EDT  Watch
Fluke (1995): On the TV spot, A pup from Fluke replaces the lion.
Clean Slate (1994): On the trailer, The dog in place of the MGM lion, Also the dog's barking with MGM lion roar.
15  out of 15 found this valuable. Do you?    
Show Last Reply
12Justin Fluke (1995) 0 Oct 25 2011, 6:12 AM EDT by 12Justin
Thread started: Oct 25 2011, 6:12 AM EDT  Watch
The 1987 logo, Fluke (as a pup) in the place of Leo, seen on TV spots
10  out of 10 found this valuable. Do you?    
Showing 3 of 5 threads for this page - view all

Related Content

  (what's this?Related ContentThanks to keyword tags, links to related pages and threads are added to the bottom of your pages. Up to 15 links are shown, determined by matching tags and by how recently the content was updated; keeping the most current at the top. Share your feedback on WikiFoundry Central.)