Revolution Studios

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Logo descriptions by Logophile
Logo capture and editions by mr3urious

Background: Revolution Studios is a company founded in 2000 by Joe Roth, a former chairman of Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox. The majority of its movies were distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment (some were released by Paramount though). Revolution Studios closed its film division doors in October 2007 after its deal with Sony expired. In 2010, the television division was revived. On January 20, 2017, Revolution released their first film in 10 years, xXx: Return of Xander Cage. They later purchased international rights and copyrights to Morgan Creek films.

(March 30, 2001-December 25, 2007, June 2, 2010-)

Nickname: "The Gyroscope"

Logo: On a cloudy blue background, curved metal bars fly by. As it zooms out, it's revealed to be a gyroscope. During the zoom, there are flashes of light. "REVOLUTION"
flashes in in front of the gyroscope. As the logo rests in its position, "STUDIOS" flashes in under "REVOLUTION". The letters shine and the globe shimmers.

  • After the end credits of Punch-Drunk Love, there is a montage which has shortened versions of this and the New Line Cinema logo.
  • There is also a short version based on the last second of the logo.
  • A still version can be seen on the two Hellboy Animated movies, where the gyroscope doesn't reflect the blue background and the background is less cloudy.
  • On some movies such as Radio and Little Man, the logo looks sped up at the beginning, and when "STUDIOS" flashes under, the logo fades out.
  • On xXx: Return of Xander Cage, the first film to use this logo in a decade, the logo has a bluish tint and starts when the gyroscope zooms out. At the end of the movie, the logo is still.

FX/SFX: The globe, the flashes of light, the zoom-out; all great effects.

Music/Sounds: Whooshing sounds throughout as the bars fly by. It usually doesn't have music or uses the beginning of the movie's theme, all with the whooshes, or sometimes there aren't any whooshes. During the logo's first year, a majestic orchestral fanfare is used. This can be heard on
Tomcats, America's Sweethearts, and Jet Li's The One

Availability: Common. It's seen on films from the company such as Click, Darkness Falls, 13 Going on 30, Little Man, and The Benchwarmers. The shortened version appears on the series Are We There Yet? and Anger Management: The Series. Also appears on post-2014 non-US prints of Morgan Creek films such asBattlefield Earth; on a Crackle print of the aforementioned film, this plasters the Warner Bros. logo.

Editor's Note: None.