Levitate Pictures

Background: Levitate Pictures started making films in 1905.

1st Logo
(1906-1929)

Logo: On a black BG we see an light on the left that shows an tower flying (but not moving), in the right, we see the words:

Levitate
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Pictures

in an Arial text, on the right of the words, there's another tower flying.

FX/SFX: None, is a still logo.

Music: Silent.

Availability: Extremely rare.

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Logo
(1929-1994)

Nickname: "Flying House"

Logo: We're floating in the clouds and then we see an house floating painted in white with a maroon door, then, the words "Levitate Pictures" zooms in. Then the copyright date of the movie is shown in the bottom.

Variants:

  • In 1958 the logo was colorized.
  • They remaked this one in 1988 with a better quality and 3D words.
  • In 1966, behind the "Levitate Pictures" words, there are words saying: "Celebrating 60 years".
FX/SFX: The house floating.

Music/Sounds: Here are the main music variants used on this logo:

  • 1929-1988: An triumphant fanfare with horns and drums.
  • 1988-1994: An synth tone, followed by an "WHOOSH" in the start. Then an "ding" at the end.
  • Sometimes it plays the opening theme of the movie.
Availability: Uncommon for the mid 80's and early 90's movies produced by Levitate Pictures. Rare for the late 60's to the mid 80's releases, and Ultra rare for the 1940's to the late 1960's prints and films produced by this company. But extremely rare for the first ages who Levitate Pictures released this logo.

Scare Factor: It depends:

  • Medium for the 1929-1958 version.
  • Low for the 1958-1988 version
  • None to minimal for the 1988-1994 version.

3rd Logo
(1994-2010)

Nicknames: "The L", "L from Levitate"

Logo: We see an white background, then appears an "L" painted in green floating on the center, then, it stops and "Levitate Pictures" appears.

FX/SFX: Everything.

Chesse Factor: ...which is an very 2000's logo.

Music/Sounds:

  • 1994-1997: An string note with a reverse cymbal playing, then a G-Major version of the My Sesame Street Home Video music appears.
  • 1998-2010: An calm synth tune with drums.
Availability: Common.

Scare Factor: It depends.

  • Medium to high with the 1994-1997 music.
  • None with the 1998-2010 music.


4th Logo
(2010-)

Nickname: "Falling L"

Logo: We see an white background, then, the same "L" from logo 3 appears, but falling, then the "L" keeps quiet, then, the words "Levitate Pictures" appears.

FX/SFX: Everything.

Chesse Factor: Chesse Me! It looks like the late 1990's!

Music: An calm synth note followed by an long "whoosh".

Availability: In use today.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

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