5 Stories Behind Famous Hollywood Studios Logos!

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5 Stories Behind Famous Logos from Hollywood/ Movie Studios!


If you are a fan of films, then you must have seen some logos that have left you wondering, ‘What’s the story behind that?’ Let me refresh your memory: the boy on the moon in the DreamWorks logo, the mountain in the Paramount logo and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion. You’re wondering comes to an end today. At Top 5’s finest, we delve into these 5 Stories Behind Famous Hollywood Studio Logos! Ready? Well, lets begin!

1. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: Leo The Lion 

Leo the lion on MGM has come a long way to be who we know him today.  He was designed in 1924 for Samuel Goldwyn’s Picture Corporation in 1924. When Goldwyn merged with Metro Pictures Corporation and Louis B. Mayer pictures, the newly formed MGM retained the logo. The first Lion, Slats, graced the opening of MGM’s silent films in 1924 to 1958. Jackie was the next MGM lion and his growl-roar-growl sequence as played over the phonograph could be heard by the audience. He was also the first lion to appear in Technicolor in 1932. Tanner was the next lion, and was probably the most famous lion of MGM. And that... is all she wrote.

2. DreamWorks: Boy on the Moon

Let’s start with what that SKG at the bottom of the DreamWorks logo means. In 1994, Steven Spielberg, Disney Studio chairman, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and record producer, David Geffen, got together to find a new studio called DreamWorks. There was a lot of push and pull between the three before the logo currently used was settled on. Spielberg wanted the logo for DreamWorks to be reminiscent of Hollywood’s golden age. The logo was to be a computer-generated image of a man in the moon fishing. Dennis Muren, the Visual Effects Supervisor of Industrial Light and Magic who had worked with Spielberg on many of his films suggested a hand-painted logo. Robert Hunt, which is Muren’s friend would paint the logo. Hunt then sent an alternative version of the logo that showed a boy on a crescent moon fishing. And that is now the logo that you see in all Dreamworks films.

3. 20th Century Fox: The Searchlight Logo

The 20th Century Fox Film Corporation came about in 1935 when Twentieth Century Pictures and Fox Film company merged. Landscape artist, Emil Kosa Jr., is credited with creating the original twentieth century pictures. If you are wondering who Kosa was, he was famous for his matte painting for the statue of Liberty that is showed at the end of the 1968 movie, Planet of the Ape and many other films. After the merger, Kosa replaced ‘Pictures Inc.’ with Fox to make the current logo. Neat huh?

4. Paramount: The Majestic Mountain

The Paramount Majestic Mountains logo was first drawn as a doodle by W.W. Hodkinson during a meeting with Adolph Zukor, who was one of the founders of Famous Players FAILM Company that eventually became paramount. It was based on the Ben Lomond Mountain from his childhood in Utah. The first logo was used in 1914 and it is now the oldest surviving logo in Hollywood. The original logo has 24 stars which symbolized paramount’s then 25 contracted movies stars. It’s now 22 stars. It beats me why those stars were reduced though.... Im guessing that it’s a tough business out there.

5. Warner Bros.: The WB Shield

Warner Bros. has had quite some history. And yes, it is legally Bros. not brothers.  It went through 11 logos for it to settle on the one currently in use. The company was started by four Jewish brothers who emigrated from Poland: Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack Warner. At the start, Warner Bros. had trouble attracting top talent. In 1925, after Sam’s urging, Warner Bros. made the first feature-length “talking pictures”. Harry famously said, “Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?” and that got the ball rolling for the studio to make Warner Bro’s famous.
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Top 5s Infinitos
Now I understand EVERYTHING! 🤔🦁 Great Video!! Keep up the Good Work bro! #TheFinest ❤️️
S. Lemifa
Poor lion.....
mangle's hideout
So uh Say ih WAAAAAT!!!!?
creeper 2018
i hold you the 20th ceuntry fox in 1933 yes
Nathalie Casiano
I love it
ⱢεǤjŦ - Agario
FACT: The Mayor Goldwyn Mayor logo is not what it seems they actually tamed lions and made then roar on Queue... Now you know 😁😁😁
Talha Khalid
Wb created by f***king jews
Picture @ 3:47 is FAKE. http://www.snopes.com/leo-the-lion-mgm-logo/
This video sucks!
Kathleen Ravelo Rodarte
Noooo look at the bag at the right its photo shoped they were trying to help the lion
thumbnal is fake, the real lion was filmed back in 1957, and was not tied down....
Great Nammles
The MGM roar in the thumbnail isnt real..
The Duke of California
Wait; why is Leo in a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) platform for the logo?
Please tell you had permission to use gman1290's videos. ..
Anime Kimmy
Poor lion i feel bad for lion
Rj nevarez
These are fake that one mgm with the lion it's fake bc you can see on the side his blood they were trying to help
john ZA
Holy shit there's almost more MGM Lions than James Bond actors
Cristina Stoica
Dylan Jackson
100 stories behind television logos #TheFinest
Hawaii koalabear k
when i furst,(pun intended) saw the lion laying there helpless in the last picture i thought the lion was forest(pun intended) to do it
Carolyn Pefley
This is great - lots of info for trivia night! Thank you!
Boomerang Retro
great video! I love the Warner Bros bit
Jj santos
Where's PETA when you need them? Used to think this was computer generated and film of the lion put together. To see him tied down for a logo and medicated, how selfish. Guess I'll be missing quite a bit of movies made by MGM, that's disgusting and I won't support that.
Desire Brewer
i fell sad for the lion😢😢😢😓
I heard Spielberg created Dreamworks logo after visiting Michael Jackson's Neverland and saw Neverland's official logo. They are really similar.
Noah PvP
This is illuminati
Noah PvP
Ratna Sadal
the story of l
Slats the lion killing its trainer is a debunked myth!
Anthony Coleman
Thumbnail is click bait
Wolf Emeraldz
That picture of the holden up and being "abused" is actually fake.
Mary Ann Rosales
im a fan metro goldwyn mayer cause leo is awesome
Kurt Nigel Paquibo
Paramount is maybe Mount Everest maybe?.
Milan Borizovski
MGM lion crying for help.
Hey bro, your video has been plagiarized, even the miniature ...

You made only 60,000 views, the YouTube channel Mind Warehouse released the video after you with the same thumbnail and it made 10,000,000 views

Even a French YouTube channel plagiarized you (Lama Faché) with the same miniature and it made 800,000 views.

Thats sucks.
iamanidiotwhoisontheinternet d
is it just me that top 5 finest has the same thing as mind wharehouse????
Wait I saw this video somewhere else did you copy or did that other channel copy?
Rosalinda Reyes
Yikes #mind wearhouse copied
The poor lion ;(
Maja Bilnik
im from poland
BubbleGum Pup
The lion died :(
Matti Vinson
Disney would never do that bad thing to a anamal
Shiiver Shein
thank me later ha
the thumbnail for you
leslie sal
that thumbnail is fake and you can easily see that they photoshoped it in because of the white messy borders I hope no one believes that because you didn't say the image is fake the original is a lion going threw an MRI and the lady in the image is a nurse. Just one simple Google search and you'll see its fake
Damian Reyes
I like your video a lot.
Nit the Liar
ithink he copied from mind warehouse
Fire Dragon
Omg this was clickbate
ayzell 1
this video imformation was copied from a spanish video called " top 5 historias de los logos mas famosos de hollywood " the youtuber that created this video is mr tops
Cassie Gulka
Good video, but you left something out. The last photo of the lion is false. Its photoshopped. The lion is going for a MRI. People use that photo for animal rights arguments, even though, again, its false.
Will Austerman
Nice photoshop click bait m8.
wow I actually liked this one. and that's amazing. and I was not even trying to find a good one!
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