American Pictures/Entertainment

1st Logo:
(1956-1978):

Logo: On a blue background, a orange map of North, Central, Latin and South America (including the territory of Hawaii) spins in. The map creates a copy of it's self. The copy morphs into the words "AMERICAN PICTURES" and turns white while the original copy moves behind the text. The logo was in B&W from 1956-1967.

FX: Read the logo.

Music: Silent or the opening theme of the film.

Availability: Seen on films of the time by this company.

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Logo:
(1978-1987)

Logo: Same as the 1st logo, only this time it has improved graphics and a rainbow background.

FX: Same as the 1st logo.

Music: A cheerful trumpet tune.

Availability: Ultra Rare, only found in tapes.

Scare Factor: Same as the first logo.

3rd Logo:
(1987-1994)

American Pictures (1987)

Logo: It is a still shot of a globe with the text "American Pictures" superimposed on it.

FX: See the logo.

Sound: A man saying "The following movie is an American Pictures production". There is no music.

Availability: Rare, the reruns and DVD versions of the movies in this time is either replaced by the 4th logo onwards. However, this logo can be still seen on VHS cassettes.

Scare Factor: Minimal, the announcer and the sudden appearance of the logo can catch some people off guard. However, this logo is a favorite of many in the 80s.

4th Logo:
(1994-2003)
TBA

5th Logo:
(2003-2008)
TBA

6th Logo:
(2008-)
TBA

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