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Logo description by Argus Sventon, James Fabiano, Matt Williams, Dan DeCosta, Nicholas Aczel, Kris Starring, and Cameron McCaffrey
Logo captures and editions by Eric S., AsdfTheRevival, Guillermo A. Martinez, Mr. Logo Lord, V of Doom, and Bob Fish


Background: The U.M.&M. Television Corporation (commonly spelled as "
U.M.&M. TV Corp.") was a television distribution company established in 1951, commonly known as the original purchaser of Paramount Pictures' pre-October 1950 shorts and cartoons (except for Popeye and Superman) before its acquisition with the package included by National Telefilm Associates (now "CBS Television Distribution"), future successor to distributor NBC Films, in May 1956. The letters "U.M.&M. T.V." stood for United Film Service, MTA-TV of New Orleans, and Minot T.V.


(1955-1956)
U.M.&M. Television Corporation B&W "U.M.&M. Shield" -Betty Boop- (1950s)U.M.&M. Television Corporation "U.M.&M. Shield" -Little Lulu- (1955-1957)U.M.&M. Television Corporation "U.M.&M. Shield" -Jasper and the Haunted House- (1955-1957)U.M.&M. Television Corporation "U.M.&M. Shield" (Little Lulu, 1955)
U.M.&M. Television Corporation "U.M.&M. Shield" (Little Audrey, 1955)U.M.&M. Television Corporation "U.M.&M. Shield" (Screen Songs, 1955)
U.M.&M. Television Corporation B&W Closing Disclaimer -Betty Boop- (1950s)U.M.&M. Television Corporation Closing Disclaimer -Little Lulu- (1955-1957)
U.M.&M. Television Corporation Closing Disclaimer -Jasper and the Haunted House- (1955-1957)U.M.&M. Television Corporation (Little Lulu, 1955)
U.M.&M. Television Corporation Closing Disclaimer -Little Audrey- (1955-1957)U.M.&M. Television Corporation (Screen Songs, 1955)
Top: The opening logos.
Bottom: The closing logos.

Nickname: "The U.M.&M. Shield"

Logo: A large blue shield is on a scarlet red background. The words "U.M.&M. T.V. CORP. presents" are on separate lines arranged inside the blue shield in yellow block lettering. The phrase "U.M.&M." is the largest lettering on the logo.

Closing Title: At the end of the film, the words "THE END, A U.M.&M. T.V. CORP Presentation" appear, with the word "Presentation" written in cursive lettering. There's also a variant of the closing title in which the background is green with orange block lettering.

Variants:
  • A black and white version exists, which features the shield in black on a white background with white lettering.
  • On the Little Lulu cartoons "Lulu's Indoor Outing" and "Super Lulu", the background is green and the shield is red-violet with orange block lettering.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: None, but in the color versions, there was a whitish "glow" around the shield.

Music/Sounds: The opening and closing themes of the cartoon, but on some Little Lulu cartoons, the logo is silent, with an unusually scratchy sound, like an old record playing.

Availability: Rare. Usually plasters over the Paramount logo on most black and white prints, and most Little Lulu cartoons and a minority of the color cartoons. Can be found on numerous public domain cartoon videos, especially on Little Lulu, Little Audrey and Betty Boop. The logo can be also seen on "Jasper and the Haunted House", which no longer airs on TV.

Scare Factor: Low to medium. Some people might not like the large blue shield. Also, the scratchy prints and soundtrack may scare people as well. None for the closing title.


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