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1st Logo
(1920s-1936)

titleUniversal Cartoons (1933)

Nickname
: "The Cartoon Globe"

Logo:
It's almost the same as the movie logo of the 1920s, except it's a cartoon version and a still logo.

Variant: Another variant of the logo was kept intact on Oswald's mid-30s Universal shorts. The "The End" is seen on the upper left corner, and the globe, with clouds, is seen on the lower right corner, as in some of the movies from the 1930s. The words "IT'S A UNIVERSAL CARTOON" in capital letters overlap the globe.

FX/SFX: None, except for the closing variant, with the globe moving.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the cartoon.

Availability: Rare. It's seen at the end of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons (later owned by Disney with a few rights by Universal), mainly Trolley Troubles. When Disney released all cartoons on DVD part of the Walt Disney Treasures series, this logo was no more.

Scare Factor: None.



2nd Logo
(1936-1946)
cartunewoodyUniversal Cartoons (grren color variant)

Nicknames: "The Art-Deco Globe", "The Glass Globe"

Logo: Same as the movie logo. On later cartoons this is in color and is blue-tinted.


Trivia: On one Woody Woodpecker short, the second ending is shown with the phrase "BUY MORE WAR BONDS FOR VICTORY".

Variant
: On some public domain prints of the 1941 Woody Woodpecker cartoon, "Pantry Panic", the globe is in a green color.

Closing Title: In blue, red or customized background, "A WALTER LANTZ CARTUNE" is seen above the screen in very small letters. Below the text, the following variants:
  • The early ending involved some credits and "The End" in white script on the bottom.
  • The second variant doesn't have the credits, the "The End" words are bigger and in a different script. Also, Walter Lantz is billed as "Walt Lantz" in some shorts.
  • The third variant, more common than the other, the "The End" is smaller and the Screen Cartoonists Guild logo is seen on the bottom.

FX/SFX
: Same as the movie logo.

Cheesy Factor: Same as the movie logo.

Music/Sounds: The theme song's intro.

Availability: Rare, seen on some early Woody Woodpecker cartoons.

Scare Factor: None. The color version may surprise you.



3rd Logo
(1946-1963)

Nickname: "Rotating Globe"
Universal (1946, Colour)
Logo: Same as the movie logo.

FX/SFX: Same as the movie logo.

Cheesy Factor: Same as the movie logo.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the cartoon.

Availability: Seen on Woody Woodpecker cartoons. Usually it was seen on Chilly Willy cartoons on Boomerang.

Scare Factor: None, see the 1st and 2nd logos.



4th Logo
(1963-1972)

Nicknames: "The Gaseous Globe", "MCA Globe"
Universal Cartoons logo (1963-1972)

Logo
: Same as the movie logo.


FX/SFX: Same as the movie logo, but short.

Cheesy Factor: Same as the movie logo.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the cartoon.

Availability: Seen on some Chilly Willy cartoons syndicated on television. Also can be seen on later Woody Woodpecker cartoons.

Scare Factor: None.



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TheLogoGuyReturns Pantry Panic (1941) 0 Sep 16 2012, 10:49 AM EDT by TheLogoGuyReturns
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The globe is in green color on the 2nd logo. This was found on some public domain prints and the 2003 Brentwood DVD of Classic Cartoons Volumes 1 & 2.
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amberdown43 A dream 2 Mar 18 2012, 5:00 AM EDT by XthebiglogofanX
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I had a dream many, many, many, many nights ago, where the 1936 logo has a violin version of the Tempo Pre-School music and this was on a Maggie and the Ferocious Beast tape recorded over Pokémon having three episodes, the 2nd half of "Icing on the Cake" renamed "Baking", "The Big Scare" and "The King of Nowhere Land". Was it real, or I recorded various programs in the dream?
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COBRADAYTONAPR Classic Universal Cartoons #4 0 Mar 16 2008, 8:05 PM EDT by COBRADAYTONAPR
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I remember that- in my childhood-when any of Puerto Rico's TV stations used to air cartoons on weekday mornings(monday-thru-sunday),that logo appeared on EVERY Woody Woodpecker/Beary Family/Chilly Willy short,either fore/aft Looney Tunes or TerryToons
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