Criterion Pictures Corp. Ltd. (Canada)

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Background: Criterion Pictures Corp. Ltd. was an Canadian 16mm movie distributor founded back in 1966 by Jack F. Murphy and based in Montreal, Canada. It has no relation to The Criterion Collection.

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The logo can be seen at 0:22.

Nicknames: "The Filmreels", "PBS & Genesis' Older Brother"

Logo: On a dark blue background (possibly black due to the scratches), two white filmreels from the left to the right roll to the center of the screen. The filmreels then continue to move, forming a pink rectangle, with a grouped celeste/pink outline. Inside the rectangle is the text:

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The filmreels than move away, leaving us the logo for a few seconds.

FX/SFX: 2D animation of the filmreels.

Music/Sounds: A creepy warbling Moog synthesizer that keeps changing it's pitch, not too dissimilar to the 1970s Public Broadcasting Service and Children's Television Workshop logos.

Availability: Very rare. Possibly on a few films that this company had distributed, although the only known release from the company was from the British comedy film Man About The House.

Editor's Note: None.