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Background: Warner Bros. Animation is the successor to "Harman-Ising Productions" from 1930-1934, then from 1934-1944, it was known as "Leon Schlesinger Productions", then as "Warner Bros. Cartoons" from 1944-1963. After a brief re-opening from 1967-1969, the studio was reestablished in 1980.


1st Logo
(September 20, 1964-1967)
Warner Bros. Animation (1964)Warner Bros. Animation (1966)

Nickname: "WB Shield"

Logo
: It's most likely a generic variant of the 1955 Warner Bros. Television logo with two Looney Tunes characters
standing beside the logo.

Variant: On some shows, the two LT characters don't appear.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds
: The closing theme of the show. On The Road Runner Show, we hear the Road Runner's distinctive "Meep meep!" and tongue-popping-out sound effect.

Availability: Rare. It's seen on TV broadcasts of The Porky Pig Show and The Road Runner Show.

Scare Factor: None.



2nd Logo
(1967-1970)

Nicknames: "W7", "The W7 Shield"

Logo: Another generic variant of the TV logo of the era, this time for the 1967 WB-SATV logo.

Variant: Some episodes of The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show have the shield on a red background. The color of the
shield is yellow, and the company name is absent. Suddenly, Bugs Bunny pops out of the shield, and says the Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Television (1967)following: "This has been a Warner Bros. Seven Arts-". Road Runner then pops out of the shield too and says: "Beep, beep!". Bugs then continues: "Like the bird says, this has been a Warner Bros.-Seven Arts television presentation". The shield then closes.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Rare. It's usually seen on The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show. Later used for some episodes of The Bugs Bunny Show before 1970.

Scare Factor: None.



3rd Logo
(1972-1984)
Warner Bros. Television (1975)Warner Bros. Television (1976)Warner Bros. Television (1976)Warner Bros. Television (1978)Warner Bros. - Bugs Bunny Valentine Special (1982)Warner Bros Television - Bugs Bunny's Mad World of TelevisionWarner Bros. Animation (1981)Warner Bros. Television (1983, The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner show variant )
Nickname: "The Big (\\')"

Logo: Same as before, except the LT characters stand beside the 1972 WBTV logo (the Big "W" logo) with the company name on top (in the Warner Communications custom typeface) and the byline "A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY" below.

Variant: On the 1982 Bugs Bunny Valentine Special, the font in the logo is seen in a black color.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Quite rare, seen on episodes of
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show and The Sylvester and Tweety, Daffy, and Speedy Show during the era.

Scare Factor: None.



4th Logo
(1982-1986)
Warner Bros. Television (1985)Warner Bros. Animation (1986)Warner Bros. Animation (1986, Dark)

Nickname: "WB Shield II"

Logo: Same as before, except the LT characters stand beside the WBTV logo logo with the company name on top and the Warner Communications byline below. The WBTV logo uses the WB shield logo, without the banner. This is all on a red background.

Variant: In the early days, the name and the byline were in the previous logo's font. In 1984, the font was updated to reflect the new WBTV logo introduced at the time.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds:
The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Extinct. Once again, it was available on
The Bugs Bunny Comedy Hour and on the last few seasons of The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show during the era.

Scare Factor: None.



5th Logo
(September 13, 1986-March 8, 1992)
Warner Bros. Television (1986)Warner Bros. Television (1988)Warner Bros. Animation (1990-1992)

Nicknames: "WB Shield III", "Unprofessionally Drawn WB Shield"

Logo: Same as before, but with Bugs Bunny (on the left) and Tweety (on the right) on a purple background with the WB logo with a maroon background inside.

Variant: By no later than 1990, the top byline was changed to "WARNER BROS. ANIMATION INC.", which takes over the screen.

Bylines:
  • September 13, 1986-1990: "A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY"
  • 1990-March 8, 1992: "A TIME WARNER COMPANY"

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Unlike the previous logo, this logo is even rarer! Only seen on The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show.

Scare Factor: None.



6th Logo
(1988-1992)

Nickname: "WB Print Shield Wallpaper"
Warner Bros. Animation (1991)
Logo: Over a royal blue wallpaper of little WB print shields, we see Bugs Bunny in the spotlight, prompted on top of the company name "WARNER BROS. ANIMATION INC." in yellow-green.

FX/SFX: Bugs eating his carrot.

Music/Sounds: The sound of Bugs munching his carrot, usually played over the closing theme of the show.

Availability: Appears on various WB TV cartoon specials, often plastering over older logos used on specials from the 1970s and 1980s.

Scare Factor: None.



7th Logo
(September 14, 1990-September 15, 1995)
Warner Bros. Animation (1990)Warner Bros. Animation (1991, Bylineless)WBA: 1991-1992Warner Bros. Animation (1992)

Nickname
: "WB Shield IV"

Logo: On a cloud background, we see the standard WB shield in a small,
different looking design. The banner reads "WARNER BROS. ANIMATION".

Bylines:
  • 1990-1992: "A TIME WARNER COMPANY"
  • 1992-1995: "A TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY"
  • On the intro of Batman: The Animated Series, it's bylineless.

Variants:
  • On Happy Birthday, Bugs: 50 Looney Years and Bugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes, the WB shield banner doesn't read the Warner Bros. Animation name, but "WARNER BROS. PICTURES" (exactly what you'd see on a first run Warner Bros. Television program (without the Animation name, of course) from 1990-1992 or on Tiny Toon Adventures). On top of that, "WARNER BROS. ANIMATION INC." is written on top and the Time Warner byline is on the bottom.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Opening theme of the show. On Taz-Mania, it has the last 4 notes of the Taz-Mania ending theme. On Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation, it's the finishing of the end-title theme.

Availability: Rare. It's currently seen reruns of Batman: The Animated Series repeats on The Hub. The byline variants was seen on Taz-Mania and Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation. This was also seen at the beginning of some reruns of Beetlejuice, when it was on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. It also appeared at the end of The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show's 7th season (1992).

Scare Factor:
None.



8th Logo

(September 9, 1995-August 11, 2001)
Warner Bros. Television Animation (1995)Warner Bros. Television Animation (bylineless)WBTA: 1995-ws

Nicknames
: "WB Shield V", "Metallic Shield"


Logo: Over a set of clouds, the WB shield appears, with the banner reading "TELEVISION ANIMATION", and the byline at the bottom.Underneath is the byline, " A TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY".

Variants:
  • On some Animaniacs episodes (such as "The Presidents Song/Don't Tread on Us/The Flame Returns" and "Birds on a Wire/Scoring Session/The Animaniacs Suite" (the final episode)), the logo is bylineless and it is a bit darker.
  • On both The New Batman Adventures and Superman: The Animated Series, the logo is a bit darker.
  • On Road Rovers, the logo appears in the beginning as well as the end on the last few episodes.
  • Classic Variant: On the Looney Tunes anthology series That's Warner Bros.! (1995), Bugs 'N' Daffy, and The Daffy Duck Show (Kids' WB version), the words "TELEVISION ANIMATION" (on the banner) are replaced with "CLASSIC ANIMATION" and there is no byline.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Silent or the ending of the show's theme.

Availability: Survives on The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, Pinky and the Brain and Freakazoid DVDs. Last seen on season one of The Zeta Project. It is also seen on almost every Warner Bros. Animation series from 1995 to 2001, including Detention, Histeria!, Road Rovers, seasons 3 through 5 of Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain and it's ill-fated spinoff, Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain. The "Classic Animation" variant appeared on That's Warner Bros.! (1995), Bugs 'N' Daffy, and The Daffy Duck Show (Kids' WB version). Currently seen on Batman Beyond and on The New Batman Adventures (a.k.a. the 4th season of Batman: The Animated Series and originally one half of The New Batman/Superman Adventures on original Kids' WB broadcasts) on The Hub.

Scare Factor
: None, the logo is very shiny.



9th Logo
(November 17, 2001-2009)
WBTA: 2001-2003Warner Bros. Animation (2003)Warner Bros. Animation (2003)Warner Bros. Animation (2007)Warner Bros. Animation (2005)Warner Bros. Animation (2007)

Nicknames
: "WB Shield VI", "CGI Shield", "The Sander Schwartz WB Logo"

Logo: Same as before, except the new logo has yet another different cloud background. It has a much better defined Warner Bros. shield logo with an updated banner inscription, like that of the current motion picture version, still reading "TELEVISION ANIMATION" across. Underneath is the byline, "An AOL Time Warner Company" and the www.warnerbros.com URL.

Trivia: On one episode of Duck Dodgers, the end credits cut to black in the place where the logo should be. The reason for this is unknown, though it may be due to bad editing. The almost exact subject happened on What's New, Scooby-Doo?, but the last credit is somehow frozen and the logo doesn't appear at all.

Variants:
  • Some series didn't feature the Warner Bros. URL under the AOL Time Warner byline.
  • In 2003, the banner was changed to read "WARNER BROS. ANIMATION" across with the www.warnerbros.com URL underneath. This was most likely due to the closure of Warner Bros.' Feature Animation division, and the former television/direct-to-video unit became Warner Bros.' main animation department.
  • On Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!, a variant of this logo was seen with the Warner Bros. URL missing, just the shield on the clouds. This variant was also seen on The Batman episode "Night and the City" and on the Tom and Jerry Tales episodes "Fire Breathing Tom Cat / Medieval Menace / The Itch."
  • In October 2007, a variation was introduced with the byline "A TimeWarner Company" on the bottom. Last seen on Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword.
  • On Tom and Jerry: The Karate Guard, a rare version is seen where the shield is much smaller, and underneath it is the byline "A TimeWarner Company" and the www.warnerbros.com URL.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Usually the outro of the show's theme music, but is also seen silent on some direct-to-video movies (typically if it follows a DC Comics logo, a Hanna-Barbera credit, or a dedication in the credits).

Availability: Common on various Termite Terrace-produced shows on Cartoon Network and Boomerang, including Teen Titans, Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, Loonatics: Unleashed, Tom and Jerry Tales, Xiaolin Showdown, Ozzy and Drix, Krypto the Superdog, The Batman, Legion of Super Heroes, Duck Dodgers, Baby Looney Tunes, What's New, Scooby-Doo? and Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!, and on various direct-to-video productions from the studio, such as Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas. This logo can also be seen on the Looney Tunes cartoons produced by Larry Doyle in the 2003-2005 time frame. The one with AOL Time Warner byline can be found on early episodes of Justice League and first season episodes of Teen Titans, among other shows.

Scare Factor: None, although you may be annoyed by how bad some of their shows were during this period.



10th Logo
(November 14, 2008- )
Warner Bros. Animation (2008- )Warner Bros. Animation "CGI Shield II" (Opening Variant, 2008)Warner Bros. Animation (2009)Warner Bros. Animation "CGI Shield II" (Closing Variant, 2008)Warner Bros. Animation (2011)
Warner Bros. Animation (2011)Warner Bros. Animation (Daffy Duck)Warner Bros. Animation (Foghorn Leghorn)Warner Bros. Animation (Lola)

Nicknames: "WB Shield VII", "CGI Shield II", "Moody WB", ''Looney Tunes Shield"

Logo: On a red spotlight background, we see the standard WB shield much like before, with Bugs Bunny (drawn in his 1940s style) on the left, munching his carrot. The shield is more computer-generated. Below the shield is "Presents" in white script.

Variants:
  • On the alternative variant (this time without Bugs Bunny), a small light flickers out of darkness on a partially gray background. The bottom part of a B&W WB shield becomes visible as the light slowly edges out some the dark sides, while the rest of the uncolored WB shield slowly zooms in on the background, with "Presents" fading in and becoming visible. The background then becomes a tad red as the logo slowly zooms in even more, becoming clearly seen before fading out.
  • A ghouly variant has the shield and "Presents" on a smokey green background without Bugs. Only seen on certain episodes of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
  • As a closing logo, Bugs does not appear and the TimeWarner byline appears below.
  • On The Looney Tunes Show, the closing variant is modified in 3D, but then the WB shield opens up (ala the opening to The Bugs Bunny Show) to reveal Porky Pig inside, who says his trademark "T-th-th-that's all, folks!" line, and then fades out. Other variants feature different characters, such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Taz, Lola Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn, Granny, Dr. Weisberg and Mac & Tosh - The Goofy Gophers who would say Porky Pig's line and then chatter amongst each other as the logo fades out.
  • On split-screen credit airings of The Looney Tunes Show, the logo freezes just before the shield opens..

FX/SFX: Just Bugs munching his carrot. Also, the shield zooms up a bit on both the original and alternative logo. None for the closing variant.

Cheesy Factor: The flash animation used for Bugs is a little tacky. There's no cheesy factor for the alternative logo.

Music/Sounds: The opening variant plays a sped-up version of the very end of the 1945-1955 rendition of "Merrily We Roll Along" with Bugs munching his carrot, while the end variant uses the end theme of the show.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • The ghouly version plays an organ sped-up version of the very end of "Merrily We Roll Along".
  • The alternative logo has no music.

Availability: The standard version with Bugs Bunny appears on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes, and MAD, and the ghouly version w/o Bugs appears on Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated on Cartoon Network (though the standard logo did appear on the first episode as a sneak preview, and later episodes have no opening logo). The alternative logo appears on Young Justice (though the standard logo appeared on the first two episodes), and DC Universe Original Animated Movies made after 2008, such as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight, and other
PG-13 movies. It also appears on Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, as well as all DC Showcase shorts. Although the opening with Bugs Bunny appears on Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword, they strangely used the 3rd version from the 9th closing logo instead. Don't expect to see the opening logo appear on The Looney Tunes Show, for which it uses a variation of the 6th Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies (post-1979) logo. The opening logo isn't seen on the newer WB Animation programs such as ThunderCats (2011 series), Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and the first season of Teen Titans Go!.

Scare Factor: None, though The Looney Tunes Show closing variants may catch you off guard the first time you see them.



11th Logo (MAD Variant)
(September 6, 2010-December 2, 2013)

Warner Bros. Animation (2010) (MAD Variant)
Nicknames: "Creative WB", "WB Shield VIII", "Print WB Shield"

Logo: On a selective yellow background, the WB shield (similar to the 1985 Warner Home Video shield) is at the center
, and on the bottom, the byline reads "A WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT CO.". Below the company byline is the "www.warnerbros.com" URL.

Variant: On the episode "KoBee Movie/Law and Ogre", the logo is drawn on a flip book, like the credits were.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of MAD.

Availability: The logo only appears after the end credits of MAD on Cartoon Network.

Scare Factor: None.



12th Logo
(Unofficial: November 11, 2011- )
(Official: June 5, 2014- )
Warner Bros. Animation (2014)

Nicknames: "Boring WB", "WB Shield IX"

Logo: On a black background, the WB Shield used from the intro of The Looney Tunes Show is displayed. Below the logo is a byline script that reads "Animation".

Variant: Starting with Green Lantern: The Animated Series, it appeared in credit on shows before it became an official logo on its own.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheesy Factor: No effort whatsoever; this is a boring logo. However, kudos must be given for the design of the shield, which is an homage to the Warner Bros. Cartoons shield from 1946-1954, giving the logo a nostalgic feel, so fans of the original Looney Tunes cartoons might say it's not boring based on that alone.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: This logo can be seen on the second season of Teen Titans Go!, Mike Tyson Mysteries, and will likely be seen on other WB Animation shows in the future.

Scare Factor: None.
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Copyright Stamps: Here is some information about the copyright stamps on the Warner Bros. Animation series:
  • 1967-1970: ©[YEAR] WARNER BROS.-SEVEN ARTS INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  • 1972-1992: ©[YEAR] WARNER BROS.INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. (This was used after 1980 on shows based on classic WB properties, e.g. Taz-Mania.)
  • 1980-1992: ©[YEAR] WARNER BROS. ANIMATION INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. (This was used on original shows.)
  • 1992-1995: ©[YEAR] Warner Bros., A Time-Warner Entertainment Company.
  • 1992-1993: ©[YEAR] Warner Bros. Animation, A Division of Time Warner Entertainment Co. L.P. (This was briefly used to replace the one for WB Animation Inc., and has been removed from many DVD and syndication prints.)
  • 1995-1999: ©[YEAR] Warner Bros. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  • 1999-2003: © [YEAR] Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved
  • 2001-: ©[YEAR] Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. (This is used on shows based on H-B properties, e.g. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.)
  • 2003-: © [YEAR] Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. (This is used on show based on classic WB properties, e.g. The Looney Tunes Show.)
  • 2003-: © [YEAR] Warner Bros. Animation, Inc. (This is used on original shows.)



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At which TV series did this appear?
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StephenCezar15 A bug that needs to be squashed. 4 Jun 21 2014, 10:57 AM EDT by StephenCezar15
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There's a bug on the WBA page that needs fixing. On the new logo description, there is an error pertaining to the spacing of the lines. I tried many methods but any of them didn't do diddly squat.
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LogoGuy2013 Better logo description in WAG logo 2 May 3 2014, 7:17 AM EDT by LogoGuy2013
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I saw the WAG logo in Cinema Guzzo in Des Sources with my mom and my brother, and here's how the logo looks like.

(February 7, 2014-)

Logo: It looks very similar to the 1997 Warner Bros. Pictures logo, but the shield's color palette are red in the interior and the white in the exterior, having the text in the shield saying "WAG", The banner looks down, And it reads "warner.animation.group" in a red, spaced-out, Arial font.

FX: 3D animation.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Current, but seen on international prints of The Lego Movie, and also USA and Canadian prints of The Lego Movie have this logo too.

Scare Factor: None.
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