M6 (France)

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Logo descriptions by Thisisanswer (and BenIsRandom)
Logo captures by RedheadXilamGuy
Video captures courtesy of ENunn

Note: This is the actual network, their home video division is described here.

Background: M6 is a private television channel based in France owned by M6 Group, which is owned by RTL Group. Originally scheduled to start as RTL 6 in 1985, TV6 instead took its place as a sort of variant of MTV, before changing into the M6 name known today.


1st Logo

Logo:A blue curtain opens, revealing a dim room with a blue wall and black floor, as well as an lamp and a dog wagging its tail below. A television screen emerges from the bottom of the screen and spins around, displaying static and strange images of "TV6". The TV then rotates around rapidly as a table slides into view and walks around, hoping to catch the TV in time. The TV stops spinning and moves back to the original table spot, with an antenna flying to the side of the screen. Then, the room dims as several squares cross the screen, each in many different colors before zooming back. They all come together to make the TV6 logo, which consists of many geometric shapes in different colors forming "TV6" with the slogan "La plus temme des teles" in a script font.

FX/SFX: The room, the TV spinning, the squares forming the logo. The room actually has solid stop-motion animation, but the television is just a textured cube and the logo forming is very cheap. For the actual design, its quite possibly one of the most ugliest designs ever made.

Music/Sounds: An ominous soundtrack consisting of strings, drums, and a choir.

Availability: Extinct. This was one of many different logos made for the channel.

Editor's Note:None.



2nd Logo

Logo: Starting off inside a grey tube, it starts to move and zoom away from us, before rotating to near the bottom of the screen. A bluish-grey "V" shape is drawn above the line, with 2 lines coming down from the sides of it as the "V" wipes in again, forming a "M". It zooms out to the top half of the screen, gaining a reflection, as "METROPOLE TELEVISION" types out below. A hand-drawn red 6 draws on the right side of the "M" and the text below fades out, leaving the logo.

Variant: The ID had the logo modified, with a bigger, tube-like 6 and brighter colors, spinning around once. The reflection may not be there, and the speed does vary.

FX/SFX: The tube zooming out and rotating, the M and 6 forming, the text appearing. The logo spinning for the main ID.

Music/Sounds: A synthesized marching band fanfare for the main launch. The ID had either the same jingle for RTL, but with a chorus singing "M6!", or a synthesized jazz tune.

Availability: Extinct. The normal variant was only seen at launch.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo

Nicknames: "The Abstract M6", "Fresh Rat!"

Logo: Fading in to a white background, a grey "M", being far more angular than before, zooms in sync to the music. As it takes up the whole screen, a black 6 zooms in from the middle, while a red 6 zooms out from the edges as the "M" begins to rotate a bit. The numbers disappear as a blue 6 and the black 6 try to come together, followed by a green and black 6 through the left and right sides of the screen, then a yellow 6 zooming out, and finally the red 6 from the top and 3 black 6's from the remaining screens. In the background, the "M" is shown doing similar things. When the "M" does the 4 copies, the same 6 formation from the beginning appears, but this time, it actually all comes together to form the current M6 logo.

  • On television shows, the M rotates counterclockwise to the beat of the music, with the red 6 zooming in. When the "M" goes back to its original position, the 6 appears on it.
  • For the closedown variant, the logo ran in reverse.
  • Different variants also exists for this logo.
FX/SFX: The "M" rotating, the 6 zooming in. Early two-dimensional CGI. A making of featurette can be seen<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyFhmqMGrZU" target="_self">here</a>.

Music/Sounds: A catchy and soothing synth orchestra tune (ident version), which is rearranged to a more rhythmic rendition on the production/closing logo variant with female singers whispering (sounding like they're saying "fresh rat").

Availability: Seen on cartoons produced by the channel. The normal version is seen on shows such as Gadget Boy's Adventures in History. The short version was seen on The Wacky World of Tex Avery. The ident variants are extinct and only surfaced on VHS tapes from the country.

Editor's Note: The zooming "6" and strange music might disturb a few, but it's pretty much harmless. How sneaky and crazy the jingle sounds could give you a bit of the creep, but the singing female whispering is a bit funny because it sounds like they're saying "Fresh rat!", which makes no sense. This is a favorite both inside and outside of France.

4th Logo
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: Just a still version of the logo, either the 1987 or 1999 variations on a black or white background respectively.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds:The ending theme.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on various M6 productions at the time, like Mission Odyssey and Atomic Betty.

Editor's Note: None.

5th Logo

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Logo: The M6 logo is in the air, while stuff around it happens that it reflects.



: TBA.

Editor's Note
: None.

6th (known) Logo

Can be seen <a href="https://youtu.be/D2ZaNIq2EUc?t=2m" target="_self">here</a>.

Logo: Out of thin air, the logo is becoming bigger while spinning. Below flies in the slogan "continuons a vibrer ensemble" (Translated: Let us continue vibrating together).

FX/SFX:CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: TBA

Editor's Note: TBA

7th Logo
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Logo: TBA


Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: TBA

Editor's Note: TBA