Pluto Films

Background: Pluto Films was formed in 1964 by Carter Galliard as New General Film Corporation, only to get renamed in 1984 after Galliard left to form the media conglomerate Harvest Entertainment. The company previously acted as a 16mm film supplier and a start-up distributor, but became a film distributor exclusively by 1968. Pluto produced little to no successes and by 1998, it was embroiled in a four way joint accusation headed by Elliot Strange, Owen Emerson, Lilly Laney, Frank Novice and Brian Grispon and was shut down then after.

New General Film Corporation

1st Logo
(1965)

Logo: On a black background, we see the text "A NEW GENERAL FILM CORPORATION PRODUCTION"

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extremely rare. Was only seen on Downer.

Scare Factor: None.
2nd Logo
(1966-1972)

Logo: On a red background, we see four letters (N, G, F and C) coming from opposing corners of the screen and stopping in the middle. The text "NEW GENERAL FILM CORPORATION presents..." fades in below.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The moving letters. Quite primitive animation.

Music/Sounds: A drumroll, followed by a dramatic fanfare.

Availability: Seen on various surfer films and low budget horror films.

Scare Factor: Medium.
3rd Logo
(1973-1983)

Logo: On a black background, a white line draws in and flips, leaving behind the previous logo encased in a white box.NEW GENERAL FILM CORPORATION fades in below.

FX/SFX: The line and the logo forming.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on films from the period.

Scare Factor: None.
4th Logo
(1984)

Logo: On a dark blue background, we see the yellow letters "N and G" in a yellow box. Beneath it is the yellow text "NEW GENERAL"

FX/SFX: None

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen on Walnuts, New General's final film before they were renamed.

Scare Factor: None.

Pluto Films
(1984-1998)

Logo: We start up with a close-up of a brown object. The object zooms back and it's revealed to be a section of the surface of Pluto. The words "PLUTO" and "FILMS" are above and below the object.

FX/SFX: The zooming...

Cheesy Factor: Which is very uninspired, plus the color of Pluto isn't even accurate.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on numerous flops from the period, such as Jamie's Gun.

Scare Factor: None.

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