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Background: The Mirisch Company (pronounced "meerish") was a production company that was formed in August 1957 by the Mirisch brothers (Walter, Marvin, and Harold) when they produced movies in association with and was released through United Artists Corporation. UA would later acquire them on March 1, 1963 for $1.8 million. In 1964, Mirisch produced
The Pink Panther cartoon series in association with DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE Films), a year after the live action film was released. Mirisch didn't enter TV production until 1959 with the series Wichita Town in association with Four Star Television. Lee Rich joined up with the brothers in 1965 and became "Mirisch-Rich Productions" until he left in 1967. Today, MGM owns most of the Mirisch movies and TV shows.

1st Logo

Mirisch/Rich Productions

Nickname: ''M-R''

Logo: On a red-orange background, we see ''M-R'' in the center. It would start zooming-in rapidly and would later zoom back to the center. Next to the ''M-R'' is a box. In the box, is ''A MIRISICH-RICH''. Under it is ''television production''.

FX/SFX: The logo zooming-in.

Cheesy Factor: The zooming is choppy and has simple animation.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Rare. Seen on the first season of The Rat Patrol. Was also seen on the short-lived series Hey, Landlord.

Scare Factor: Low to high. The abrupt zooming might scare some people.

2nd Logo
Mirisch TV Productions (1967)Mirisch TV Production

Nickname: "Multi-Colored M"

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: The appearance of the shapes and words.

Music/Sounds: The end-title theme from any show.

Availability: Extremely rare. It's seen on the second season of The Rat Patrol.

Scare Factor: None

3rd Logo

Mirisch Films, Inc.

: "The Silver M"

Logo: On a blue background, a silver line moves from right to left near the center of the screen. As it shrinks, a large silver outline of a serif "M" rises up. A bright flash occurs in the center, and the words "MIRISCH FILMS, INC." flash in. The letter "M" shines a bit.

FX/SFX: The silver line moving, the "M" rising up, the flash, and the shine. This is some nice-looking CGI for the time.

Music/Sounds: A somewhat dramatic and sustained two-note synth tune with whooshing and "sparkling" sounds.

Availability: Rare. Seen on Here Comes the Grump on DVD.

Scare Factor: Low. Some may be intimidated by the synth music and flash.

4th Logo
(January 3, 1998-July 3, 2000)

Logo: On a black shade of teal background, we see the name:
Mirisch: 1998-2000

in silver lettering in Cooperplate Gothic Light font with "THE MIRISCH" in a big font and "CORPORATION" in a smaller font below. The is a shining wipe effect.

FX/SFX: The shining wipe effect.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare, seen on The Magnificent Seven on DVD and last reran on

Scare Factor: None.

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SeanElGatoTV2k8 Mirisch TV (2nd logo) 0 Dec 24 2009, 10:46 PM EST by SeanElGatoTV2k8
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The second Mirisch logo is on the final season of The Rat Patrol (1968-69) followed by the UA-Transamerica Circle ID (on original and pre-Sony prints)...the last few episodes of the series (as rerun on WGN in the mid-1990s ) had this logo on its own.
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clevelandrox Not Rare At All 0 Nov 7 2009, 3:13 AM EST by clevelandrox
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That first Mirisch-Rich logo is on the Rat Patrol DVD's and also appears whenever the show is reran (like the most recent run on AmericanLife). Sadly, the MGM logo has plastered over the UA logo in both formats!
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PF9ThePikachuLover Should be moved 0 Jul 3 2009, 1:20 AM EDT by PF9ThePikachuLover
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I think this should be under United Artists Television, because UA owned the Mirisch Corp. starting in 1963
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