Mushroom Pictures (Australia)

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Logo descriptions by Paperking99
Video captures courtesy of Logo Archive

: Mushroom Pictures was an Australian film production and distribution company which was part of the Mushroom Records group.

1st Logo
(Feburary 23-August 3, 2000)
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WARNING: Do not watch the video if you are prone to epilepsy.

Nicknames: "Sydney Destroyed", "Going into the Hyperspace After The Destruction", "Sydney Skyline Gone Wrong", "Troma's Even Weirder Cousin", "Directed By Michael Bay", "The Atomic Bombing of Sydney", "The Most Ridiculous Logo Ever"

Logo: We see a skyline of Sydney, Australia, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. There are grey clouds in the background, and a river beneath. A helicopter flies to the left of the city. Suddenly, a bright flash occurs and covers the whole screen. When the flash dims out, we see a mushroom cloud explosion destroy all of the city including the landmarks. Once the city is destroyed, the letter M zooms in quickly, and other letters zoom in quickly and forms the text "MUSHROOMPICTURES". The scene briefly fades to a footage of a nuclear explosion at night and cuts to a rapid montage of images (most of them are psychedelic):
  • A rainbow-colored fractal spiral
  • An orange, blue and pink fractal arc
  • A fractal spiral with the shades of blue
  • A weird looking black and red shape
  • A radially-blurred image of the yellow dandelion
  • Rainbow fractal circles over the blue background
  • A red and yellow background
  • The same fractal spiral with the shades of blue
  • A different orange, blue and pink fractal arc
  • An orange, green, and blue triangle background
  • A rotating starry background with a big star in the middle
  • A radially-blurred image of a rose
  • And a radially-blurred footage of a blinking eye
The eye then zooms into the screen quickly, leaving the text "MUSHROOMPICTURES" on a black background.

FX/SFX: Everything in the logo, considering we don't need to describe the stuff all over again!

Music/Sounds: After we hear a helicopter sound, an abridged version of the Golden Princess Amusement fanfare is heard combined with explosions and whooshes.

Availability: Can be seen on Chopper, and Cut.

Editor's Note: All of the crazy action going on can definitely scare more than a few people, making this one of the most ridiculous and craziest logos ever made.

2nd Logo
(September 16-December 25, 2005)
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: On a snow covered space background, we see an aurora moving around. A few seconds later, the text "MUSHROOMPICTURES" fades in with a blurry effect, like it's emerged from the aurora.

FX/SFX: The snow, the aurora.

Music/Sounds: Jingling bells are heard throughout the logo. A weird space sound is heard when the text fades in.

Availability: Can be seen on the controversial 2005 horror film Wolf Creek.

Editor's Note: None.