National Telefilm Associates Cartoons

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Logo description by Argus Sventon, James Fabiano, Matt Williams, Dan DeCosta, Nicholas Aczel, Kris Starring, and Cameron McCaffrey
Logo captures and editions by Eric S., AsdfTheRevival, Guillermo A. Martinez, Mr. Logo Lord, V of Doom, and Ninh Nguyen

Background: These logos were used in the 50s and 60s on syndicated TV prints of pre-1950 Paramount cartoons.

<img align="bottom" alt="NTA, Black and White version" height="127" src="" title="NTA, Black and White version" width="169"/><img align="bottom" alt='NTA Cartoons "Reel of Film" Opening (1960s)' height="127" src="" title='NTA Cartoons "Reel of Film" Opening (1960s)' width="169"/><img align="bottom" alt="National Telefilm Associates" height="127" src="" title="National Telefilm Associates" width="169"/><img align="bottom" alt="NTA (1955)" height="127" src="" title="NTA (1955)" width="169"/><img align="bottom" alt="NTA (1938 Copyright)" height="127" src="" title="NTA (1938 Copyright)" width="169"/>

Nickname: "The Filmreel"

Logo: It's nearly the same as the movie logo of the time. Three frames of film are in a row, with the letters "NTA" individually placed inside the frames. Behind the frames is a reel of film, with a portion of the film out of the reel and curling down the screen. Also there are wavy lines as a background. The words "NATIONAL TELEFILM ASSOCIATES, INC." are in all capital letters, with the "N", "T", and "A", in larger letters.

  • For black & white cartoons, there is a black & white version with the titles "An" and "Release" above and below in italics respectively.
  • Closing: Sometimes, especially at the end of any cartoon, the same logo described above would appear, except this time, there was a copyright stamp below reading "COPYRIGHT [year] BY U.M.&M TV CORP.".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening and closing themes of the cartoon.

Availability: Common. Public domain prints of pre-1950 cartoon shorts from Paramount have this logo present (excluding the orginal Popeye shorts, which were distributed by A.P.P.). It's a lot more common than U.M.&M. (which had distributed them sense January 1956 before being bought out a year later), most likely due to the prints being easier to find. Many public domain DVDs and VHS's of old cartoons still contain this, usually due to them using older prints.

Scare Factor: Same as the standard variant.