MGM Cartoons

1st Logo

Logo: We see Tanner, as he appeared on "Tom & Jerry" MGM shorts,MGM Cartoons (1976) sneaking near the top of the screen. The phrase "Metro Goldwyn Mayer" appears below. The lion roars.

FX: The lion roaring.

Music: A 27-note triumphant fanfare.

Availability: Can be seen on ''Captain Farmold's Great Journey'' and other shorts.

Scare Factor: Low.

2nd Logo

Logo: We see a pink cub roaring. Under it, the words "A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer" MGM Cartoons (1985)was seen near the bottom of the drama mask, with "CARTOON" in a big blue font.

FX: The cub roaring.

Music: A 25-note brass fanfare.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: Low to median.

3rd Logo

Logo: The standard MGM lion logo, which it has Coffee in place of Tanner. Under the circle is a red drama mask. The words "ARS GRATIA ARTIS" are written MGM Cartoons (1986)on a purple-orange ribboning. Underneath we see the words "A Metro Goldwyn Mayer", with "CARTOON" underneath. The words "COLOR BY DELUXE" appears at the bottom of the screen. Over the logo are the words "TRADE" and "MARK". The lion roars twice.

FX: Coffee roaring.

Music: A 13-note paino theme followed by a 9-note trumpet fanfare.

Availability: Seen on 1986-1990 shorts.

Scare Factor: Median.

4th Logo

Logo: We see Coffee from logo 3 in gold ribboning, with a red drama mask under the circle. The words MGM Cartoons (1990)"A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer" are written at the top of the circle, but under it only "CARTOON" is tacked in gold with "DELUXE" below it! The lion roars twice.

FX: Same as logo 3.

Music: A 19-note triumphant theme.

Availability: Extemely Rare. This logo was seen on "Barney Bear's Great Honey Tree".

Scare Factor: None to low, due to an evil lion named "Coffee".

5th Logo

Logo: We see a gold kitten inside the ribboning behind four filmstrips besides and twos. Underneath the circle is a brown drama mask. The words "ARS GRATIA ARTIS" are written around the circle, and above the motto is the MGM Cartoons (1992)words "A Metro Goldwyn Mayer", but only we see "CARTOON" in a crayon font that has eyes in it! Over the logo is "TRADE MARK", and the kitten meows once.

FX: Kitten meowing.

Music: A 27-note brass fanfare followed by a 3-note piano theme.

Availability: Common. It appears on "Captain and the Kids: The Movie" and other shorts, shows and movies.

Scare Factor: Low.

6th Logo

Logo: We see Tanner, from logo 1, roaring once in ribboning, but only the MGM Cartoons (1995)words "A Metro Goldwyn Mayer" is tacked in red and in tan! Under it we see the word "CARTOON" with "DELUXE" below it.

FX: Same as logo 1.

Music: A 23-note brass fanfare ending with a 6-note trumpet theme.

Availability: Extremely Rare. Was seen in tandem with the 5th logo. Only seen on 13 shorts.

Scare Factor: None to low.

7th Logo

Logo: The second MGM "Leo the Lion" named Jackie the lion appears in a blue circle, but only "A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer" is now in a French Script font! MGM Cartoons (1997)Underneath is the word "CARTOON", with "A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE" under it in a yellow ribbon. The words "COLOR BY DELUXE" appears underneath. Over the logo is the words "75 years". Jackie the lion roars twice.

FX: Jackie roaring.

Music: A 28-note trumpet fanfare.

Availability: Can be seen on "Spike's First Birthday".

Scare Factor: Low.

8th Logo

Logo: A white cub design appears on a white ribboning, but only we see the MGM Cartoons (1999) words "A Metro Goldwyn Mayer" is tacked at the top of the screen, with "CARTOON" under it! The words "Ars Gratia Artis" is covered in white.

FX: A white cub roaring.

Music: A fanfare that sounds like the 20th Century Fox theme but not sounds good enough.

Availability: It was seen on "Droopy and the Bone Cave" and others.

Scare Factor: Low.

9th Logo

Logo: Same as logo 2, except a cub is replaced with a lion named Brune, but only the word MGM Cartoons (2003)"CARTOON" appeared with "OO" being red! Above the "OO" is two yellow circlized lines.

FX: Brune roaring.

Music: A majestic fanfare with somes chimes at the beginning.

Availability: Seen on many MGM cartoons from the era.

Scare Factor: Moderate.

10th Logo

Logo: The MGM cat design was seen in white ribboning, but only the word MGM Cartoons (2004)"CARTOON" is tacked in gold with eyes in it!

FX: Cat meowing

Music: A 14-note trumpet fanfare ending with a 7-note brass theme.

Availability: Seen on "Undersea Spike" in widescreen and other shorts.

Scare Factor: None.

11th Logo
(2008-2009) MGM Cartoons (2008)

Logo: We now have Tanner as seen on logos 1 and 6. Under it, we see the words "A Metro Goldwyn Mayer" appeared, with "CARTOON" under it. The words "Color by Deluxe" is seen under the phrase and underneath is Tanner roars twice. "TRADE MARK" is moved to the bottom-right.

Variation: On "Save Papa", There is a custom variation of the logo in which Leo the Lion appears in the circle. "UNITED ARTISTS" is on either side of the circle.The drama mask is covered by a gold ribbon reading "PRESENTS". "A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer" is seen as usual with "CARTOON" below it. "COLOR BY DELUXE" is on the left and is on the right.

FX: Tanner roaring, much like the first and sixth logos.

Music: A 25-note brass fanfare with some chimes at the beginning.

Availability: Common, seen on shorts from 2008-Early 2009.

Scare Factor: Low.

12th Logo:
(Early 2009-Present)

Every little thing is the same as the current MGM logo, but a metallic gold "A" is above the logo and below the logo is a metalic gold "Cartoon". Also, the opening theme of the short is blended in with Leo roaring.

Background: MGM's cartoon studio was re-constructed in 1971.

Logo 1A
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Nickname: "Leo the Lion"

Logo: Just the average Leo the Lion movie logo of that time but with slight adjustments. "A" is chyroned on the top and "CARTOON" is chyroned on the bottom.

SFX: Chyroning and the old Leo the Lion logo as seen on past MGM films.

Chessy factor: Same as the SFX for this logo.

Music: A majestic fanfare from the Jackie-era of MGM (E-E-F-G-C! or something like that) with Leo roaring.

Avalibility: Seen on "Droopy: The Movie" and other widescreen cartoons at the time.

Scare factor: Low

Logo 1B
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Nickname: "Leo in Full-Frame"

Logo: Just like logo 1A, but it's formated to 1:33:1 and "A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer CARTOON" is moved below the lion.

SFX: Same as logo 1A.

Chessy factor: Same as logo 1A.

Music: Leo roaring, accompanied by a 20th Century Fox-like theme (from the real logos) or the enhanced version of that theme (still from real logos).

Avalibility: Well, stating that this logo lasted a few months longer than logo 1A, it was actually RARER than logo 1A and only seen on the short subject "How to Make a Cartoon" and "Captain and the Kids" cartoons.

Scare factor: Low. 'Nuff said.
Logo 2
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Nickname: "The Stylized Lion"

Logo: We see a rare and real MGM movie logo that ran from 1966-1968 and only appeared on 3 movies of that time (which were Grand Prix,The Subject was Roses, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.) but with slight changes. "An" is chryoned on the left and "Cartoon" is chryoned on the right.

SFX: It's a still logo. It can have a fade-in and fade-out to it.

Chessy factor: No animation and this was very unpopular amongst moviegoers when it was in the movies, before getting in cartoons.

Music: Usually the opening theme of the cartoon or cartoon series. Sometimes it's silent.

Avalibility: Was seen on most cartoons of the era and those who didn't have it would just have the MGM movie logo of it's time, natively.

Scare factor: This was pretty popular being a cartoon logo and was a disgrase during it's short-lived movie years in the 1960s'. Well, let's just say the scare factor hits low for it's akward design, but it shouldn't be that bad.

Logo 3
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Nicknames: "MGM/UA Presents... An MGM/UA Cartoon", "Leo and the blue slide"

Note: Want to try something cool? Look at the picture of Leo above and look at him while you move your head back and forth. Try it!

Logo: We see the 1983-1987 MGM/UA Entertainment Co. logo, but "presents" is chyroned at the bottom. After it, we see a tittle card fade in saying "An MGM/UA Cartoon". Below it is a box crediting the producer (see above-right picture) and copyright information.

SFX: A chyroned version of the 1983-1987 MGM logo and a tittle card.

Chessy factor: Another chessy example of chryoning.

Music: Same as logo 1A, then the theme music of the cartoon or cartoon series.

Avalibility: Seen on all MGM cartoons of the year 1983. Also seen on "The M&M Movie'', which was released on January 17, 1984, making it the last movie to feature this logo.

Scare factor: Medium.

Logo 4

Note: MGM's cartoon studio was re-constructed in 2009.

1st Logo:

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Logo: The current MGM logo plays, but a gold "A", Tanner, awesomely restored to look more modern, and a large golden "CARTOON" appear above the logo, in the ribbon, and below the logo, resepectively.

FX: Just Tanner roaring, and if you want to count it, the fading in and out.

Music: Just Tanner roaring, or said sound along with the opening theme of the cartoon.

Avalibility:Common. Appears on all MGM cartoons as of 2009.

Scare Factor: High to none.


Background: MGM's cartoon studio was re-construced in 1971.

1st Logo

Nickname: "Leo The Lion"

Logo: Same as the MGM cartoon logo from the Gene Deitch T&J's, but the logo's background is blue, and the lion roars either one or two times.

FX/SFX: The lion roaring.

Music/Sounds: The lion roaring with (sometimes) a different roar and/or a fanfare (ala Jackie The Lion)

Avalibility: First seen on Droopy's Birthday when it played on Television. It was later produced as a theatrical short in 1981, but the logo was plastered.

Scare Factor: Of course, most people are scared of roaring lions, so I should say, High.

2nd Logo
(1974-1982, 1989)

Logo: We see the usual MGM logo, but the reef is green, the drama mask and ribbons are gold, and Leo uses his usual roar.

FX: Leo roaring.

Music/Sounds: The 1960 lion roar, sometimes with a fanfare.

Avalibility: It was more common than the others, on re-issues, this would have a gray, blue, red, or pink border around it. It was seen with the 1987 roar on a 1989 Barney Bear short entitled "To Hunt, Or Not To Hunt".

Scare Factor: See Logo 1.

3rd Logo

Logo: We see the MGM/UA logo of the time, Leo uses the 1982 roar, and the background is blue.

FX: Leo roaring

Music/Sounds: Leo roaring

Avalibility: First seen on "Droopy & Drippy" with the original titles, on a re-issued version, this logo came a little late and came out a little early, the reason was because there were alot of film scratches during the logo.

Scare Factor: See Logo 1.