Marathon Media (France)

From Closing Logos
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Logo descriptions by francoispat and Stephen Cezar

Background: Marathon Media was a French studio which created animated cartoons. Before 1999, it was known as Marathon Productions. The studio was acquired by Zodiak in 2007 and folded (with a couple of other studios) into Zodiak Kids Studios in April 2015. After the merger of Zodiak and Banijay, the studio was not renamed, the only one to retain the Zodiak brand name.

1st Logo
(Late '90s-2001)

Marathon Media (France) - CLG WikiMarathon Media (France) - CLG Wiki

Logo: TBA.

  • There is a still version with a black background.
  • On The Secret World of Santa Claus, the logo rotates from the left on a black background, and it is placed in a box above the <a href="/page/Cin%C3%A9Groupe+%28Canada%29" target="_self">CineGroupe</a> logo.

FX/SFX: The letters zooming out.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Was seen on various cartoon series, such as Mythic Warriors and The Secret World of Santa Claus. The still version appeared on the 1995 series Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
Marathon (2001)
Nickname: "The Rectangle"

Logo: On a black background, we see various white shadows merging together to form the Marathon logo (a rectangle with "MARATHON" inside, in the same font as the Cartoon Network logo). A red light comes through. The background turns white, and the logo turns red.

FX/SFX: The lights, the letters merging, and the color change.

Music/Sounds: An airy synth theme.

Availability: Seen on Totally Spies! and Martin Mystery.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo

Marathon (2008)
Nickname: "The Rectangle II"

Logo: A red oblong rectangle is flipping from the screen on an off-white background. The letters, which are in the same font as the previous logo, flip towards the rectangle. The letters shine, the oblong rectangle develops a white border, and the logo fades to white.

FX/SFX: The flipping and shining.

Music/Sounds: Same as before, but with more whooshes.

Availability: Seen on Marathon-produced shows and several games made after them, including Monster Buster Club, Gormiti, and The Amazing Spiez.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo

TBA. Seen on Totally Spies: The Movie.