NBC Films

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Logo descriptions by Shadeed A. Kelly and PAV123
Logo captures by V of Doom, Bob Fish
, Shadeed A. Kelly, Eric S. and lukesams

NBC Films (also known as "NBC Enterprises, Inc.",who would later reform in late 1970s) was the production/distribution arm of the NBC Television Network for NBC off-network programs originally formed in 1952. In 1973, NBC later spun-off NBC Films and later sold it including the library to National Telefilm Associates because it was against the FCC regulations for a television network to distribute its programs under its own name. As of now, most of the library is currently handled by ViacomCBS, through CBS Television Distribution and Spelling Television Inc., except several episodes of You Bet Your Life by Buddy Hackett and non-public domain episodes by Groucho Marx are retained by NBCUniversal. Many others have fallen in the public domain.

1st Logo
<img align="bottom" alt="NBC Film Program (1954)" height="175" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/15597445b53b322dbc8f16e4af7fe053/GW233H175" title="NBC Film Program (1954)" width="233"/><iframe height="175" src="http://wikifoundrytools.com/wiki/closinglogos/widget/genericvideo/7b68f83e41859be74d608af756f531ceddb637da" width="219"></iframe>

Nickname: "Wiping Negatives"

Logo: On a gray background, a series of three film negatives write themselves in, those three negatives spell the word "NBC". After the negatives reading "NBC" write themselves in letter-by-letter, the words "FILM PROGRAM" in another negative shaped like a bar then appear below "NBC".

Variant: A still variant exists.

FX/SFX: The writing of the negatives.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extremely rare. This logo can be spotted on Starz Encore Westerns' prints of The Adventures of Hopalong Cassidy episodes "Frontier Law", "Don't Believe in Ghosts" and "Outlaw's Reward", and every episode of season 2 on Amazon Prime Video.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo

Nickname: "NBC Negatives"

<img align="right" alt="NBC Films (1954)" height="175" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/1/tbZRVcopnJEKMOLHo-zp6g69714/GW233H175" title="NBC Films (1954)" width="233"/>Logo: On a background filled with NBC negatives, a 3-D text "AN NBC FILM PROGRAM" zooms-in while the NBC negatives light up from one section to another. the word "AN' is small on top, "NBC" appears in giant 3-D letters and "FILMPROGRAM" appears in a 3-D code-out bar that appears to be chiseled.

FX/SFX: The zoom-in.

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

Availability: Extinct. One of the series that had this logo was Inner Sanctum.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo

Nicknames: "Spinning Filmreel", "NBC Snake in a Filmreel"

<img align="right" alt="NBC Films (1961)" height="175" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/66bf582a3bb86b692e0ae106c23f1b13/GW233H175" title="NBC Films (1961)" width="233"/>Logo: We see a spinning filmreel and in the middle has the NBC snake forming as the same way from the NBC cameraman logo in white. Inside the letter "C" has the word "FILMS" and below it has the copyright stamp.

FX/SFX: The filmreel spinning, the NBC snake logo forming.

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

Availability: Ultra rare. Seen on You Bet Your Life with Groucho Marx on DVD.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo
(September 1963-1966)
<img align="bottom" alt="NBC Films-Astro Boy: 1963" height="175" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/1/ERkmJ9bW6TONIuClQVWGxg29515/GW233H175" title="NBC Films-Astro Boy: 1963" width="233"/><img align="bottom" alt="NBC Films (1966, Kimba the White Lion)" height="175" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/1/dykVHl3upzKi0AzrJ2EX2A77173/GW233H175" title="NBC Films (1966, Kimba the White Lion)" width="233"/>

Nickname: "NBC Snake"

Logo: An in-credit logo that features "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" and below it has the NBC snake logo and the text "ENTERPRISES" next to it.

Variant: On Kimba the White Lion, it's the in-credit text: "An NBC Enterprises Presentation".

FX/SFX: None.

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

Availability: Rare. It's seen on Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion among other programs that has this. The former appears from time to time on Adult Swim's Toonami block.

Editor's Note: None.