Miramax Family Films

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Logo captures by Juniorfan88, Eli Lamoreaux, V of Doom, and Mr.Logo
Logo descriptions by Supermarty-o, and others

Background: Miramax Family Films (also known as "Miramax Family") was the family production/distribution arm of Miramax Films established in 1991 to produce movies for a kids and family audience. It closed in 2005.

1st Logo
(February 2, 1996-December 25, 1998)

Nicknames: "The M", "Big M", "Flashing M", "Miramax M"

Logo: Same as the 1987 movie logo, only it's in perfect tempo, the outlined "M" isn't flashing everywhere, and "MIRAMAX" is in yellow. "FAMILY" is added next to "FILMS", which is now on the right side.

  • When in 4:3 full screen, you can see where the "glow" forms on the top and bottom of the screen.
  • In 2.35:1 widescreen, the logo is heavily cropped.
  • Like the 1987 logo, some films have it fade out early.
Miramax Family Films (1992)
FX/SFX: Same as the 1987 movie logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 1987 movie logo, but double pitched.

Music/Sounds Variants:
  • Some films play the jingle in normal pitch.

Availability: Extremely rare, due to plastering with any of the standard Miramax logos and the 2011 one. This was allegedly first seen on VHS releases and made its theatrical debut on The NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia (US releases only), while it was reportedly last seen on The Animal Train; it is retained on its VHS and DVD release. Currently seen on the VHS and DVD releases of The Thief and the Cobbler (a.k.a. Arabian Knight). Can also be found on the original VHS releases of How the Toys Saved Christmas and The NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia.

Editor's Note: TBA.

2nd Logo

Miramax Family Films (1991-2000, Trailer Variant)

Nicknames: "The Banner of Boredom", "The Family Banner of Boredom"

Logo: Just a still version of the Miramax Films logo on a black background, with "FAMILY" next to "FILMS".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the trailer.

Availability: Rare. Can be seen on trailers for films such as The NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia, and Gordy.

Editor's Note: TBA.

3rd Logo
(October 26, 2001-October 11, 2005)

Nickname: "One Crazy Dot"

Logo: On a white background, we see a small blue dot on the lower right side of the screen. The Miramax Films logo, in black, fades in. Suddenly, the dot jumps up, turns itself into a bell for some reason, and rings itself. Then the bell turns back into the dot, speeds towards the logo and pushes the "I", squishing the two lines together. All of a sudden, the above line springs up so high and quickly that it hits "MIRAMAX", breaking the letters apart and sending them (and the dot) high off screen! The above bar rests in its usual position, with "FILMS" completely gone. "MIRAMAX" drops back in a completely different font colored in light blue, hitting the lines and changing the color to yellow. "FAMILY" fades in one letter at a time. The dot returns and lands on the "i", making it lowercase. The logo shines.

FX/SFX: The dot jumping, the dot turning into a bell.

Music/Sounds: Various stock sound effects. The whoosh, bell ringing and car zooming for the dot,
a "BOING!" and a car crash when the old Miramax font goes bye-bye, a louder "BOING!" when the new Miramax font drops in, a harp when "FAMILY" fades in, a "PLUMP!" when the dot dots the "I", and party noise makers when the logo shines.

Availability: Can be found on releases from this period, such as In Search of Santa, Hugo the Movie Star, and My Scene Goes Hollywood.

Editor's Note:This logo is a bit amusing, but it can be annoying for fans of older logos.