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{{Featured}}The '''Warner Bros. logo''' is the production logo appearing at the beginning of films released by [[Warner Bros.]] and their various production divisions.
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The '''Warner Bros. logo''' is the production logo appearing at the beginning of films released by [[Warner Bros.]] and their various production divisions.
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
 
The logo contains a gold-outlined blue shield with the letters "WB" inside, surrounded by a gold banner reading "Warner Bros. Pictures", and set against a backdrop of clouds.
 
The logo contains a gold-outlined blue shield with the letters "WB" inside, surrounded by a gold banner reading "Warner Bros. Pictures", and set against a backdrop of clouds.
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![[File:Wb-logo-Ghost-ship-2002.jpg|250px|center]]<center>''[[Ghost Ship (2002 film)|Ghost Ship]]'' (2002)</center>
 
![[File:Wb-logo-Ghost-ship-2002.jpg|250px|center]]<center>''[[Ghost Ship (2002 film)|Ghost Ship]]'' (2002)</center>
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|The opening logos are tinted brown, and the typical Warner Bros. logo is instead an intentionally chintzy 50s style logo. Also, the byline is in the ITC Garamond font.
 
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===[[Warner Bros. Animation]]===
 
===[[Warner Bros. Animation]]===
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![[File:Baby Looney Tunes.jpeg|250px|center]]<center>''[[Baby Looney Tunes]]'' (2002-2005)</center>
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====[[Warner Bros. Feature Animation]]====
 
====[[Warner Bros. Feature Animation]]====
 
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====[[Kids' WB]]====
 
====[[Kids' WB]]====
 
===[[Warner Sogefilms]]===
 
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===[[Warner Bros. Television]]===
 
===[[Warner Bros. Television]]===
 
===Shorts===
 
===Shorts===
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====[[Warner Bros. Cartoons]]====
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![[File:WB Shield 3-D.PNG|250px|center]]<center>''[[Lumber Jack-Rabbit]]'' (1953)</center>
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|The WB shield was animated as if it zoomed up close to the audience.
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===Video games===
 
===Video games===
 
====[[Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment]]====
 
====[[Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment]]====
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![[File:Warner-Bros-Inter logo 1995.png|250px|center]]<center>1995-2019</center>
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![[File:Warner-Bros-Inter logo.png|250px|center]]<center>2004-2019</center>
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=====[[WB Games]]=====
 
=====[[WB Games]]=====
 
===[[Warner Bros. Home Entertainment]]===
 
===[[Warner Bros. Home Entertainment]]===
 
==Appearances in various productions==
 
==Appearances in various productions==
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![[File:Warner bros logo cameo in batman mask of the phantasm.jpg|250px|center]]<center>''[[Batman: Mask of the Phantasm]]'' (1993)</center>
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![[File:Warner Bros. Studios on Tiny Toons.PNG|250px|center]]<center>''[[Tiny Toon Adventures]]'' (1990-1992)
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==Openings from Films==
 
==Openings from Films==
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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DISTRIBUTED_BY_WARNER_BROS._(1990).png|The logo's end card from 1990 to 1992
 
DISTRIBUTED_BY_WARNER_BROS._(1990).png|The logo's end card from 1990 to 1992
 
Distributed_by_warner_bros_pictures_2001.png|The logo's end card from 2001 to 2003
 
Distributed_by_warner_bros_pictures_2001.png|The logo's end card from 2001 to 2003
WB Shield 3-D.PNG|The WB shield was animated as if it zoomed up close to the audience.
 
 
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The Warner Bros. logo is the production logo appearing at the beginning of films released by Warner Bros. and their various production divisions.

Overview

The logo contains a gold-outlined blue shield with the letters "WB" inside, surrounded by a gold banner reading "Warner Bros. Pictures", and set against a backdrop of clouds.

Logos

Main

Picture Description
Warner Brothers (1923-1925)
Warner Bros. Classics of the screen
1923-1925 logo
Warner Brothers Pictures (1925–1929)
WB Logo 1923 logo
1925-1929 logo

On a black background, a large, bizarrely shaped shield is seen, with a very wide top. The top part of the shield shows a picture of the Warner Brothers studio in Burbank CA, the bottom having a squashed, stylized "WB". "A WARNER BROTHERS" is above the shield (with "WARNER BROTHERS" in an arc around the shield, ala the first Columbia logo), with "CLASSIC of the SCREEN" below. Starting in 1926 or so, it changed to "PRODUCTION".

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. (1929–1936)
Wb vitaphone logo 1931
1929-1936 logo

The words "WARNER BROS. PICTURES, Inc." appear, and below that "& THE VITAPHONE CORP." appears in a much smaller font, with the "VITAPHONE" using "electric" style letters. Below that is a very small WB shield (using the stylized WB seen in logo 1), and in script, "Present". Behind it there is the drawing of a flag, "waving" so it looks like it is in three sections. On the first one, "WARNER BROS." appears, followed by the electric-letter "VITAPHONE" logo and on section 3, "PICTURES".

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. (1935–1937)
Wbshield logo 1935 prototype
1935 logo

Over a cumulonimbus cloud setting, a superimposed WB Shield design zooms in to the screen. The words "WARNER BROS. PICTURES, Inc. Present" appear over the shield.

For the prototype version, the shield is shaped extremely bizarrely.

Wblogo 1935-1939 logo
1935-1937 logo
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. (1937–1948)
Wbpinc 1937 logo
1937-1948 logo

Inside a shield, a more realistic version of the stylized "WB" as seen in the previous logo appears. Over the shield is a banner that reads "WARNER BROS. PICTURES, INC." Below the logo is the word "Presents" in script.

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. (1948–1967)
Warner bros pictures b&amp;W logo 1948
Black and White versions logo

Same as the previous logo, only the design has been cleaned up a bit. The border of the shield, banner, text, and "WB" are now colored gold, and the inside of the shield is now blue. The banner phrase is now changed to "WARNER BROS. PICTURES" and is now gold. "Presents", in the same font as the previous logo, usually appears below. Also, the background is now a cloud skyline. For the later years, this logo was usually superimposed onto the titles of Warner features of this period.

Warner bros pictures 1948 color logo
Colorized versions logo
Warner bros pictures 1953 logo
1953-1965 logo

On 3D films and some 2D films that were originally planned to be made in 3D, the WB shield looks more three-dimensional. It was also used for logo plastering on older films for re-releases.

Warner Bros.-Seven Arts (1967–1970)
High quality Warner Bros.-Seven Arts logo
1967-1970 logo

Just a superimposed, stylized shield which can be white, yellow or red. The shield features a combination of a "W" and a "7", representing Warner Bros.-Seven Arts. The "W7" is often drawn on-screen, a la the NBC Snake, although it's a still logo on a few films. Below the shield, "WARNER BROS.-SEVEN ARTS" is seen. The word "Presents" usually appears under the shield.

Warner Bros., Inc. A Kinney National Company (1970–1972)
Kinney-National-Company-logo
1970-1972 logo

Over a blue screen is an abstract shield in a golden color with a dark brownish color inside. A simple lettering of the WB appears at the upper part and a rectangle of the same colors appear at the lower part of the shield, with the Kinney byline inside. The word "PRESENTS" appears underneath the logo.

Warner Bros. (1972–1973)
Wb1972 warner communications
1972-1973 logo

Just the standard gold WB shield logo but without the banner, posed on a blue background with "A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY" underneath. "Presents", in script, may appear below.

Warner Bros. (1973–1984)
Warner Bros 1972 On-Screen II
Warner Bros 1972 On-Screen
1973-1984 logo

Aganist a black background, a red abstract "W" consisting of two slanted elongated circles and a shorter elongated circle zooms in towards us. Around halfway through, the words "WARNER BROS" (in the Warner Communications custom typeface) appear below it. The red logo overtakes the screen as a smaller white "W" zooms in. It stops at the middle of the screen and a black square field, whose corners have been rounded and softened, fades in around the logo. "A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY" in the same font used for "WARNER BROS" fades in below. Most of the time, "PRESENTS" fades in below after that.

Warner Bros. Pictures (1984–1998)
Warner bros 1984 logo
1984-1990 logo

Against the backdrop of clouds is the gold WB shield (both are in their same styles from the 1948 logo) with a gold banner around it with the words "WARNER BROS. PICTURES". Below it is a byline that reads "A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY".

From 1990 until 1992, the byline reads "A TIME WARNER COMPANY", and from 1992 until 1998, the byline reads "A TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY".

On scope films, the backdrop of clouds is entirely different.

Wb1990 ws
1990-1992 logo
Warner Bros Pictures A Time Warner Entertainment Company
1992-1998 logo
Warner Bros. Pictures (1998–2020)
Warner Bros. Pictures logo TNCTM.JPG
Warner Bros Pictures A Time Warner Entertainment Company 75 Years
1998 logo

A image of the Warner Bros. studios is seen in gold tint where it "ripples" before revealing to be reflected on the side of the shield as it zooms out against the same sky of clouds. "A TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY" fades in underneath. This logo was animated by Intralink Film Graphic Design.

For the logo's first year, to celebrate 75 years of Warner Bros., the shield zooms out to a more further position, "75" and "YEARS" appear from behind the shield and move away to surround it. "Entertaining The World" fades in underneath followed by the Time Warner Entertainment byline in white and in a different typeface. Also, the background is slightly enhanced, and the shield has a slightly different lighting. There is also a rare variant for this logo's first year, where the banner only reads "WARNER BROS." instead of "WARNER BROS. PICTURES".

From 2001 to 2003, the byline changed to "An AOL Time Warner Company". Then from 2003 until 2018, it was changed to "A TimeWarner Company" (though for a short time in 2003 until early 2004, it had the prototype byline) and from 2018, it has "A WarnerMedia Company".

Starting with Dolphin Tale, the logo was redone with the shield being sleeker, the banner being shinier, the byline being changed from gold to orange-yellow, and the animation of the shield being revealed is enhanced.

Warner-bros-logo-1999
1999-2001 logo
Warner bros logo 2001 aol time warner
2001-2003 logo
Warner bros 2003 logo prototype
2003-2004 logo
Warner bros pictures 1998 logo
2004-2011 logo
Warner bros enhanced logo 2011
2011-2018 logo
Current Warner Bros. Pictures Logo
2018-2020 logo

Closing

Variations

Movies

Picture Description
(1935–1937)
Warnerbrosthekingandthechorusgirl1937
The King and the Chorus Girl (1937)
(1937–1948)
Warner Bros The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
The shield is apricot and is surrounded by vines and plants. The latter has the lighter concept.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Wb logo An Angel From Texas 1940
An Angel from Texas (1940)
(1948–1967)
Wb -30- variant 1959
-30- (1959)
The logo is white on a black background. It then morphs and shrinks to become a circle.
Wb The Young Philadelphians variant 1959
The Young Philadelphians (1959)
Wb logo America america 1963
America America (1963)
Wb Gay Purr-ee variant 1962
Gay Purr-ee (1962)
The WB shield is inside a blue rounded rectangle with "PRESENTS" in a red rounded rectangle, amongst other colorful rounded rectangles.
Wb Adventures of the Road Runner variant 1962
Adventures of the Road Runner (1962)
The bannerless WB shield is on a red-orange sign, and the words "WARNER BROS. PICTURES", in a cartoon-ish font, are on a bright red sign, with the word "Presents" in a red script font below.
Wb The Incredible Mr Limpet variant 1964
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
Wb Not with My Wife, You Don&#039;t variant 1966
Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)
Whos-afraid-of-virginia-woolf-warner-bros-logo
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
The shield is put on a black background and is in black & white.
Wb-logo-Ghost-ship-2002
Ghost Ship (2002)
The opening logos are tinted brown, and the typical Warner Bros. logo is instead an intentionally chintzy 50s style logo. Also, the byline is in the ITC Garamond font.
(1984–1998)
38 sesame street wb animated logo
Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird (1985)
At the beginning of the former (After the opening song segment), we get a brief 2-D animated segment where a cartoon Big Bird finds an air pump and a balloon. He inflates the balloon and it turns out to be a "W", which pops off and flies into the sky, where it morphs into the "W" in the "WB" shield as the rest of the shield forms around it. While this happens, Big Bird announces that "Sesame Street is brought to you today by the letters W and B." At the end of the former, the closing in-credit logo is yellow. This also appears on the latter title, with John Williams' Superman theme playing over it.
Wb logo one crazy summer variant A
The logo turns crudely drawn, with wiggling clouds. The byline & clouds dissipate as an evil-looking animated pink bunny, who wears a red-white striped helicopter cap (like the one seen in the following movie) and has the picture of a No Rhino sign on his body, opens the shield from inside. He laughs, and then we zoom into his mouth, seeing the opening title zoom in toward us, transitioning to the opening.
Wb logo one crazy summer variant B (cute and fuzzy bunny)
One Crazy Summer (1986)
Warner-bros-logo-whos-that-girl1
The Warner Bros. logo with byline appears as animated on a granite background. We zoom up to the logo, the shield opens like a door, and out comes a cartoon Madonna, who closes the shield and poses sexy for the camera. The logo goes up and she moves down to make way for the opening credits.
Warner-bros-logo-whos-that-girl2
Who's That Girl (1987)
Bugs and daffy on gremlins 2 opening variant
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Instead of the normal shield logo, a replica of the classic 1936-1964 WB "circles" cartoon logo comes up, with its text and minus the shield ("PICTURES, INC." is removed in favor of "A TIME WARNER COMPANY"). The shield then zooms up with Bugs Bunny riding it, and the text fades out. Daffy Duck then comes on screen, angrily pushes him off the shield ("50 years of you hogging the spotlight is ENOUGH!"), and tries to ride it... well, it doesn't work as good for him :) They also have another Looney Tunes-style ending, with Porky doing the usual "That's all Folks!" ending before Daffy, like before, complains of Porky hogging (no pun intended) the spotlight, saying "60 years of hogging the end title is enough". Daffy tries to say the end line, but like before, is stopped when the shield with Chuck Jones' credit comes out, hitting him in the face. He gets back up and weakly says "Fade out."
Wb space jam trailer ident 1996A
Wb space jam trailer ident 1996B
Space Jam (1996)
Wb twister variant 1996
Twister (1996)
The shield appears from the clouds.
Wb the matrix trailer ident 1999
The Matrix (1999)
Wb deep blue sea variant 1999
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Before the logo is even faded completely, the background turns black while the shield turns into the 1984 shield, and water starts to appear on the shield.
Wb space cowboys variant 2000
Space Cowboys (2000)
This and the following Village Roadshow logo aren't animated. Also, they are put on a black background, and the logos are in the same light blue color scheme as the first five minutes of the movie. The font in this logo differs, as well.

Shorts

Warner Bros. Family Entertainment

Picture Description
(1992-2001)
Warner Bros. Family Entertainment logo (widescreen)
1993-2000 logo

Against the classic backdrop of clouds, the WB shield is posed with the banner reading "FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT". The byline "A TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY" fades in under the logo and Bugs Bunny dressed in a tuxedo steps to the left from under the shield, does a Vanna White-like pose, and puts his hand on the banner as he leans, brandishes a carrot and takes a bite on it as the banner shines.

(1998-2009)
WARNER BROS. FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT 75 YEARS 1998 WIDESCREEN LOGO
1998-1999 logo

Nearly the same as the 1998 Warner Bros. Pictures logo, the only differences are that the shield banner reads "FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT" instead of "WARNER BROS. PICTURES", and Bugs steps to the left from under the shield, doing the same pose and animation from the previous logo. The byline fades in below.

During Warner Bros.' 75th Anniversary, the logo uses the "75 YEARS" variant from the Warner Bros. Pictures logo, but the differences are the background being darker, the shield along with the text is darkened to a brown-gold color and the animation of Bugs Bunny is added. This was only seen on Quest for Camelot, A Rat's Tale, Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! and the trailer for The King and I.

Until 2001, "A TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY" byline is used before it is replaced by "An AOL Time Warner Company" and then in 2004 "A Time Warner Company". Other times from 2003 until 2008, the logo is byline-less.

Warner Bros. Family Entertainment (1999)
1999-2001 logo
Warner Bros. Family Entertainment 1999 (The King and I Variant)
The King and I (1999)
Warner Bros. Family Entertainment logo (AOL Time Warner)
2001-2003 logo
Warner Bros. Family Entertainment 2002-03 Logo
2003-2008 logo
Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Logo (Time Warner)
2004-2009 logo

Warner Bros. Animation

Opening titles

Picture Description
Baby Looney Tunes
Baby Looney Tunes (2002-2005)

Warner Bros. Feature Animation

Picture Description
(1999)
Warner bros feature animation prototype 1998-1999
Prototype (1998-1999)

The WB shield without the banner zooms through the red Looney Tunes rings as the banner fades in over the shield reading "FEATURE ANIMATION". The shield then stops in its place as "A TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY" byline fades in, then the rings fade out one-by-one when the WB shield turns dark and fade out.

On the pan-and-scan version of the film, the logo has an open-matte version.

On a crew reel as well as the Brad Bird voice over on a trailer, a prototype version of the logo is used.

This was only seen on The Iron Giant since the film was originally going to use the Family Entertainment logo, but director Brad Bird was against this, and the custom variant of the logo was used in the film.

Warner Bros. Feature Animation 1999 Logo
The Iron Giant (1999)

Warner Animation Group

Kids' WB

Warner Sogefilms

Picture Description
Warner Sogefilms logo

Warner Bros. Television

Shorts

Warner Bros. Cartoons

Picture Description
WB Shield 3-D
Lumber Jack-Rabbit (1953)
The WB shield was animated as if it zoomed up close to the audience.

Video games

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

WB Games

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Appearances in various productions

Picture Description
Warner-Bros-Inter logo 1995
1995-2019
Warner-Bros-Inter logo
2004-2019
Picture Description
Warner bros logo cameo in batman mask of the phantasm
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Warner Bros. Studios on Tiny Toons
Tiny Toon Adventures (1990-1992)

Openings from Films

Gallery

Trivia

References

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